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Release Date: 09/17/21
National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. Check out our National Preparedness Month page for additional information and resources. ...

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Release Date: 09/17/21
Sole Source Procurement Notice

The City of Astoria is utilizing the Sole-Source Procurement method as allowed by City Code to purchase the following Goods or Services & Personal Services:TRITON+ Modem Upgrade Kit/Rain Alert III Upgrade KitVendor/Contractor:Ads Environmental Services. ...

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Release Date: 09/16/21
ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGMonday, September 20, 20217:00PM Astoria City Hall, Council ChambersPublic meetings will be conducted in the Council Chambers and video live-streamed. Go to www.astoria.or. ...

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Release Date: 09/13/21
CALL FOR BIDS - Bond St. Landscape Project

The City of Astoria is seeking bids to complete a landscaping project along West Marine Dr. at the Bond Street Triangle, as well as the grass strip on the west edge of the Pig n Pancake parking lot.  Please use this link to learn more:  bondstrfqpackage_quotes due 10-15-21. ...

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Release Date: 09/10/21
STAFF MEMBER AT ASTORIA AQUATIC CENTER TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The City of Astoria is reporting that a staff member at the Astoria Aquatic Center has tested positive for COVID-19. We are in the process of communicating directly with all staff members who may have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period). ...

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Release Date: 08/25/21
CITY COUNCIL UPDATES POLICY FOR EMPLOYEE VACCINATIONS

On August 24th, the Astoria City Council met in special session to consider and discuss a policy for employee vaccinations. The Council unanimously approved the policy. Materials prepared for the discussion have been updated in the attached document to reflect the findings adopted by the City Council. ...

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Release Date: 08/24/21
The DRAFT Forest Resources Stewardship Plan is now available for review.

The Draft Forest Resources Stewardship Plan is posted and available for public comment through September 30, 2021. Please send all comments to City Forester Ben Hayes. Comments may be sent via email to ben@springboardforestry. ...

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Release Date: 08/23/21
CITY COUNCIL TO MEET AUGUST 24, 2021

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in City Hall. Use the following link to view the Agenda:  agenda_city council_8-24-21.pdf Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, you may fully participate in the meeting remotely. ...

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Release Date: 08/20/21
THE CITY OF ASTORIA IS REPORTING A CASE OF COVID-19 AMONG CITY STAFF

The City of Astoria is reporting a case of COVID-19 among city staff. The City Manager was notified that a staff person from the Public Works Department has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Staff is working internally and with Clatsop County Public Health Department guidance to identify individuals who may have had close contact with the individual. ...

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Release Date: 08/17/21
THE CITY OF ASTORIA IS REPORTING A CASE OF COVID-19 AMONG CITY STAFF

The City of Astoria is reporting a case of COVID-19 among city staff. The City Manager was notified that a staff person from the Astoria Police Department has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Staff is working internally and with Clatsop County Public Health Department guidance to notify individuals who appear to have had close contact with the individual. ...

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Release Date: 08/17/21
CITY OF ASTORIA REPORTS COVID-19 CASE AMONG CITY STAFF

The City of Astoria is reporting a case of COVID-19 among city staff. The City Manager was notified that a staffperson from the Parks and Recreation Department’s childcare program has been diagnosed with COVID-19. ...

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Release Date: 08/12/21
THE CITY OF ASTORIA IS REPORTING POSSIBLE COVID-19 EXPOSURE AMONG STAFF IN PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING

The City of Astoria is reporting that an individual associated with public safety functions at the Public Safety Building, has tested positive for COVID-19. The City Manager was notified that the last time this individual was in the Public Safety Building on August 4. ...

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Release Date: 08/09/21
CITY OF ASTORIA IMPLEMENTING FACE COVERING POLICY: MASKS REQUIRED FOR CONDUCTING IN PERSON BUSINESS

With the current surge in COVID-19 cases and in following recommendations from state and federal health authorities, the City of Astoria is requiring members of the public to wear face masks indoors when conducting in-person business at City facilities. ...

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Release Date: 08/05/21
THE CITY OF ASTORIA IS REPORTING A CASE OF COVID-19 AMONG CITY STAFF

The City of Astoria is reporting a case ofCOVID-19 among city staff. The City Manager was notified that a staffperson fromthe Parks and Recreation Department has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Staff isworking with Clatsop County Public Health Department to notify individuals whoappear to have had close contact with the individual. ...

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Release Date: 07/30/21
MEETING CANCELLATIONS

* PRESS RELEASE *DATE:            July 30, 2021TO:                 Press and Interested PartiesFROM:           Tiffany Taylor, Community Development Dept. ...

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Release Date: 07/26/21
Appeal AP21-05 Agenda Packet for City Council's August 2, 2021 Meeting

To read more about the upcoming Appeal Hearing scheduled for the City Council's August 2, 2021 meeting (Appeal AP21-05 of Exterior Alteration Request EX21-08), please use this link:  AP21-05 appeal packet_final. ...

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Release Date: 07/23/21
CITY OF ASTORIA STAFF PERSON DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19

The City of Astoria is reporting a case of COVID-19 among city staff. The City Manager was notified that a staffperson who was present at the Parks and Recreation Department’s childcare, Lil’ Sprouts, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. ...

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Release Date: 07/19/21
VIOLET LaPLANTE PARK SURVEY

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJKKQR2 Please fill out the survey to provide feedback and comments on the playground structure being installed at Violet LaPlante playground. Funding for this playground installation was acquired through the MODA Assist Program (https://www. ...

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Release Date: 07/16/21
ASTORIA POLICE OFFICER SAM WHISLER INFORMATION PAGE

The Astoria Police department has sadly announced the passing of Officer Sam Whisler. Updates and information about the planned service as well as the livestream link for the service, donation opportunities and more will be posted here: https://www. ...

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Release Date: 07/12/21
Appeal AP21-04 Agenda Packet for City Council's July 19, 2021 Meeting

To read more about the upcoming Appeal Hearing at the City Council's July 19, 2021 meeting, please use this link (Appeal AP21-04 of Variance Request V20-19):   appeal packet ap21-04.pdf &nbs ...

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Release Date: 06/29/21
THE ASTORIA AQUATIC CENTER WILL REOPEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department announces the Astoria Aquatic Center will be adjusting operations beginning June 30, 2021 in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 21-15. Mask mandates and social distancing will no longer be required. ...

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Release Date: 06/25/21
CITY OF ASTORIA FACILITIES TO OPEN IN COORDINATION WITH STATE PROTOCOL

Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon will fully reopen the State when COVID-19 vaccination rates hit 70% or on June 30th at the latest. Under this Executive Order, mask and social distancing mandates will be removed for the general public. ...

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Release Date: 05/14/21
CITY OF ASTORIA RECEIVES OREGON COMMUNITY PATHS GRANT TO ADD LIGHTING ALONG THE RIVERWALK FROM 20TH ST. TO 39TH ST.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced recipients of their Oregon Community Paths grants for improvements to bicycle and pedestrian walkways throughout the State of Oregon and the City of Astoria’s application for funding to add lighting east on the Riverwalk from 20th St. ...

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Release Date: 05/05/21
CALL FOR BIDS - Bond St. Landscape Project

Please use this link to read more about the landscaping project in Uniontown: PRESS RELEASE: Call for Bids Quotes are due by May 18, 2021 by 2:00 p.m. ...

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Release Date: 04/30/21
Historic Preservation Month - May 2021

May 1st kicks off National Historic Preservation Month. Celebrate by following this list of LOCAL (and social-distance friendly) activity ideas! national historic preservation month_flyer_may 2021.pdf ...

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Release Date: 04/26/21
ASTORIA AQUATIC CENTER BRINGS BACK FITNESS CLASSES

Starting Wednesday, May 19th, fitness classes will be returning to the Astoria Aquatic Center. Classes will be offered Monday- Saturdays, with class times starting between 7:30am and 12:00pm and will be limited to a maximum of 8 people per class. ...

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Release Date: 04/20/21
CITY OF ASTORIA REPORTS FIRST COVID-19 CASE AMONG CITY STAFF

The City of Astoria is reporting its first case of COVID-19 among city staff. The City Manager was notified that a staffperson present at Public Works Operations has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Staff is working with Clatsop County Public Health Department to notify those individuals who appear to have had close contact with the individual. ...

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Release Date: 04/20/21
ASTORIA BUDGET COMMITTEE TRAINING AND MEETINGS

BUDGET COMMITTEE TRAINING AND MEETINGS FOR THE CITY OF ASTORIA AND ASTOR EAST URBAN RENEWAL AND ASTOR WEST URBAN RENEWAL DISTRICTS (ASTORIA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION) OF THE CITY OF ASTORIA TRAINING: April 22, 2021 - 6:00 PM BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETINGS: April 27, 28, 29, 2021 - 6:00 PMAstoria City Hall, Council Chambers Public meetings will be conducted in the Council Chambers with a limited seating arrangement. ...

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Release Date: 04/12/21
CITY OF ASTORIA TO BEGIN USING EPERMITTING

The City of Astoria Building Permits department has switched to the ePermitting online permit system provided by the State of Oregon. www.Buildingpermits.oregon.govContractors may now apply online, download plans and schedule inspections. ...

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Release Date: 04/06/21
ASTORIA PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECIPIENT OF TRAIL BLAZERS MODA ASSIST PROGRAM FUNDS FOR INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND

Since 2013, the Portland Trail Blazers and Moda Health have partnered through the annual Moda Assist Program, promoting active, healthy lifestyles for youngsters in communities across the state. Now in the program’s eighth year, the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department has been chosen to receive $20 for every assist made by the Blazers during their regular season games this year to build an all-abilities playground at Violet LaPlante Park. ...

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Release Date: 04/01/21
PUBLIC NOTICE: RESOLUTION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND #125

A supplemental Budget will be considered at the April 5, 2021 City Council Meeting beginning at 7:00pm.RESOLUTION FOR SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND #125 ...

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Release Date: 03/01/21
ASTORIA AQUATIC CENTER REOPENING PROGRESS UPDATE

The Astoria Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the first day of reopening the Astoria Aquatic Center to the public on March 15, 2021 at 700am, assuming Clatsop County remains in, or below, the HIGH Risk Category for COVID 19. ...

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Release Date: 02/25/21
CITY OF ASTORIA RECEIVES OPRD LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT FOR RIVERWALK IMPROVEMENTS

The City of Astoria is pleased to announce that its submission to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s (ORPD) Local Government Grant program for enhancements along the Riverwalk has been selected as one of seven funded projects, out of 27 total submitted across the State of Oregon. ...

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Release Date: 01/21/21
ASTORIA AQUATIC CENTER TO REOPEN IN EARLY MARCH

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the Astoria City Council directed staff to begin working toward a limited reopening the Astoria Aquatic Center.The Parks and Recreation Department’s tentative plan is to reopen to reserved, drop-in only service in early March, 2021. ...

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Release Date: 01/14/21
BE PREPARED

The City of Astoria believes that each member of the community has a role in creating a culture of emergency preparedness. The links below highlight resources and tools that all community members can access and use to build resiliency for their families, homes, and businesses. ...

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Release Date: 01/13/21
CITY OF ASTORIA RESPONDS TO LANDSLIDE IN UNIONTOWN

Astoria Oregon – Astoria Public Works has closed Alameda Avenue between Kingston Street and Ilwaco Street due to a landslide caused by the recent heavy rains.Wednesday morning, at 2:58 AM the Astoria Police, Astoria Fire Department and Medix were dispatched to 367 Alameda Avenue. ...

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Release Date: 11/06/20
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS GRAND OPENING AT THE AQUATIC CENTER

The City of Astoria’s Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the grand opening of four Type 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations located at the Astoria Aquatic Center, 1997 Marine Dr. ...

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Release Date: 10/22/20
CITY COUNCIL REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO WELCOMING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN ASTORIA

At the September 21, 2020 City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council adopted a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resolution which was a combination of several past resolutions approved by the Astoria City Council. ...

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Release Date: 09/30/20
PRESS RELEASE: Planning Commission Meeting

PRESS RELEASE: Planning Commission Meeting ...

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Release Date: 09/30/20
PRESS RELEASE: Withdrawal of Application CU19-03 (Pacific Seafood); Appeal hearing cancelled

PRESS RELEASE: Withdrawal of Application CU19-03 (Pacific Seafood); Appeal hearing cancelled ...

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Release Date: 09/30/20
Sole Source Procurement Method

Notice:The City of Astoria is utilizing the Sole-Source Procurement method as allowed by City Code to purchase the following Goods or Services & Personal Services:Siemens Electromagnetic Water MetersVendor/Contractor:Unit Process Company who is the exclusive Siemens distributor in this area. ...

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Release Date: 09/18/20
PRESS RELEASE: DRC Meeting Cancelled

PRESS RELEASE: Meeting Cancelled ...

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Release Date: 08/21/20
PRESS RELEASE: Continuance for Appeal AP20-01

PRESS RELEASE: Continuance for Appeal AP20-01   ...

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Release Date: 07/28/20
TRACTOR MOWING NOTICE

Due to a delay in the repair of the Astoria Public Works Department mower and interim staffreductions as a result of COVID-19, mowing on City property and City right-of-way had beenstalled. The mower is back in operation and City staff is working to mow all neglected areasstarting with the locations that present safety and accessibility concerns. ...

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Release Date: 07/23/20
NOTICE OF LANE CLOSURES

The Astoria Public Works Department will have a contractor working at night paintingcrosswalks and traffic symbols from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday August 3, 2020 toFriday August 13, 2020. There will be temporary traffic control changes in the work zoneslisted below as the contractor completes their work. ...

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Release Date: 06/23/20
ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTS MANDATORY FACE COVERING POLICY

At the June 22, 2020 City Council meeting, the Astoria Mayor and Councilors expressed unanimous support for Clatsop County to request to be added to the list of counties requiring face coverings for businesses under Governor Brown’s County Specific Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance. ...

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Release Date: 06/08/20
A MESSAGE FROM CHIEF SPALDING

"The Astoria Police Department's core values are: Service, Respect, Accountability, Excellence, Collaboration and Learning." At the June 1, 2020 City Council Meeting, I briefly shared with the Mayor and Councilors some insight and information about the policies of the Astoria Police Department. ...

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Release Date: 06/03/20
CITY OF ASTORIA’S TEMPORARY SIDEWALK OUTDOOR SEATING POLICY

The City of Astoria has adopted a temporary policy for outdoor sidewalk seating to allow businesses, such as food service establishments that operate consistent with the Governor’s executive orders and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) phases, to expand their food service areas to public sidewalks. ...

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Release Date: 06/01/20
CITY OF ASTORIA ANNOUNCES NEW PARKS DIRECTOR

ASTORIA, OR, June 1, 2020 – The City of Astoria is pleased to announce that Jonah Dart-McLean has been hired as Director of the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department.  Dart-McLean has been serving as the acting and subsequently interim director of the department since November. ...

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Release Date: 05/28/20
Seeking Nominations for the Dr. Harvey Historic Preservation Award

Dr. Harvey Award Nominations ...

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Release Date: 04/27/20
ASTORIA-WARRENTON BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Join us Thursday at 5:30 for a Astoria-Warrenton Business Roundtable with Mayor Bruce Jones, City of Astoria, Oregon, Mayor Henry Balensifer of Warrenton, Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Reid, and CEDR/Clatsop Small Business Development Center Executive Director Kevin Leahy. ...

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Release Date: 04/07/20
NORTH COAST COMMUNITIES REMIND PUBLIC ‘STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES’

Community leaders in Clatsop County and the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Gearhart, Seaside and Warrenton are reminding residents of the Pacific Northwest to continue to “Stay Home, Save Lives. ...

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Release Date: 04/06/20
NEW! Procedure Changes for Building Inspections and Permit Applications

NEW! Procedure Changes for Building Inspections and Permit Applications ...

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Release Date: 03/26/20
CITY OF ASTORIA FACILITY CLOSURES EXTENDED

March 26, 2020 — The City of Astoria’s Park and Library facility closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended past the originally planned date of March 31st and will be kept in place until further notice. ...

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Release Date: 03/23/20
CITY TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE PLAY EQUIPMENT AT CITY PARKS

March 23, 2020 — The City of Astoria encourages people to safely enjoy parks, trails and natural areas with social distancing modifications in place. To comply with Governor Kate Brown’s guidance on limiting the spread of COVID 19, the City is temporarily closing all play structures, sport courts, swings and other playground equipment at all park locations. ...

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Release Date: 03/22/20
CITY OF ASTORIA PROHIBITS VACATION AND LEISURE TRAVELERS IN TRANSIENT LODGING

Astoria, OR, March 22, 2020 – The Astoria City Council passed a resolution today at an Emergency Meeting prohibiting vacation and leisure travelers from staying in hotels and short term lodging rentals during the state of emergency which the City of Astoria declared on March 16. ...

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Release Date: 03/18/20
THE CITY OF ASTORIA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BUSINESS OPERATIONS

March 17, 2020 - The City of Astoria will be closing City facilities to walk in visitors and limiting access to appointments only. This will affect all City Facilities including City Hall and the Public Safety Building. ...

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Release Date: 03/18/20
PUBLIC WORKS REMINDER ABOUT WHAT TO FLUSH

Public Service Announcement From Public WorksDon’t flush wipes, paper towels, or sanitary products in the toilet. Wipes are likely to clog your sewer pipes and also cause backups in the City's Wastewater Treatment Facility. ...

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Release Date: 03/16/20
RESOLUTION: ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL DECLARED  A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCYClick here to view Resolution 20-03 ...

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Release Date: 03/16/20
CITY OF ASTORIA ANNOUNCES CLOSURE AND INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

CITY OF ASTORIA ANNOUNCES CLOSURE AND INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 The Astoria Public Library will be closing at 5:00pm, March 16, 2020 through March 31 in response to guidance from the Clatsop County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Release Date: 03/16/20
JOINT STATEMENT OF ASTORIA MAYOR BRUCE JONES, CLATSOP COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR KATHLEEN SULLIVAN, AND PORT OF ASTORIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WILL ISOM

Please see the attached joint statement from Astoria Mayor Bruce Jones, Clatsop County Commission Chair Kathleen Sullivan, and Port of Astoria Executive Director Will Isom regarding public health issues surrounding cruise ship visits. ...

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Release Date: 03/13/20
ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER DECLARING LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

ASTORIA CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER DECLARING LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCYMarch 13, 2020 – Astoria, OR – The Astoria City Council will consider declaring a local emergency in the City of Astoria in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak at the City Council meeting on Monday, March 16 at 7 p. ...

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Release Date: 03/12/20
CITY OF ASTORIA, CLATSOP COUNTY, AND PORT OF ASTORIA LEADERSHIP PROVIDE UPDATE TO ASTORIA’S UPCOMING CRUISE SHIP SEASON AND COVID-19

Please see the attached joint statement from Astoria Mayor Bruce Jones, Clatsop County Commission Chair Kathleen Sullivan, and Port of Astoria Executive Director Will Isom regarding public health issues surrounding cruise ship visits. ...

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Release Date: 03/12/20
REMINDER OF OPTIONS FOR DOING BUSINESS AT THE CITY OF ASTORIA

REMINDER OF OPTIONS FOR DOING BUSINESS AT THE CITY OF ASTORIAThe City of Astoria provides many resources to help you go about your daily business while also taking care of the health and safety of you and your loved ones. ...

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Release Date: 03/11/20
ASTORIA OREGON SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR COMMUNITY ASSIST FROM TRAIL BLAZERS PARTNERSHIP WITH MODA HEALTH

Astoria Parks and Recreation is competing with two other Oregon communities to win funds for a brand-new, accessible and inclusive playground through the Moda Assist Program. If Astoria wins, the department will bring a playground to Violet LaPlante Park. ...

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Release Date: 01/14/20
CITY OF ASTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATION PROJECT AWARDED GRANT

Astoria, OR: The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Astoria Oregon Public Library Foundation a $500,000 grant to go toward the Astoria Public Library Renovation The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant requires a 3-to-1 match over a 5 year period. ...

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Release Date: 12/02/19
CITY OF ASTORIA ACCEPTING BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENT APPLICATIONS

The City of Astoria is accepting applications to fill various City of Astoria Boards and Commissions positions whose terms expire on December 31. These volunteer positions offer citizens the opportunity to play significant roles in the community in a number of ways. ...

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