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City seeks grant for land buy
By R.J. Marx
Cannon Beach Gazette
The City of Cannon Beach
Tuesday night approved a plan
to pursue a grant opportunity
to partially fund acquisition of
a 28-acre addition to the Ecola
Creek Forest Reserve. Mem-
bers of the City Council unan-
imously agreed to seek the
grant, which is administered
by the Oregon Watershed En-
hancement Board. The funds
originate from the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
“We think it’s a good addi-
tion to the ECFR because we
already adjoin it, the creeks
pass through it on the ECFR
park,” Project Manager Mark
Barnes said after the meeting.
“Tonight the council agreed to
take the next step.”
The total project cost is
$287,514, of which the city’s
share would be $65,838, or
23 percent of the total cost. If
the grant application is suc-
cessful, the state would kick
in more than $75,000, or 27
percent of the project, and the
federal government would put
in about $146,000, or about
half the project cost. Potential
contributing partners include
Trout Mount Forestry, Biosur-
veys LLC, Trout Unlimited,
the Columbia River Estuary
Study Taskforce, the Ecola
Creek Watershed Council, and
North Coast Land Conservan-
cy which are already engaged
in discussion regarding this
project. The city may also seek
commitments from the Clat-
sop-Nehalem Confederated
Tribes and the Haystack Rock
Awareness Program.
The parcel is currently
owned by Terry and Carmen
Swigart. The property’s as-
sessed value hovers at around
$60,000, according to City
Manager Brant Kucera at a
January meeting.
The L-shaped parcel, on the
east side of U.S. Highway 101,
abuts the 1,040-acre forest re-
serve and spans Ecola Creek in
the lower watershed area of the
city’s old treatment plant.
Within the parcel lies an
old steel double-culvert in Wa-
stream and tributary to Ecola
Creek, that no longer functions
Part of the grant would pay
for the culvert’s removal. The
parcel would also prove more
immediate access to the re-
serve, allowing people to cross
the highway and walk into the
wildlife viewing and other
activities. The property could
be partially developed in the
future if it is not protected by
The draft proposal prepared
by the city to the National
Coastal Wetlands Conserva-
tion Grant Program was pre-
sented at Tuesday’s meeting.
According to the application,
the streams and wetland habi-
tat to be protected by the proj-
ect include coho salmon and
concern. Lack of off channel
habitat and large woody debris
are currently limiting factors to
the Ecola Creek watershed’s
coho population. The applica-
tion states that the Ecola ba-
sin is currently only projecing
coho parr at about 31 percent
of its habitat capacity. Coho
and winter steelhead — con-
sidered a federal species of
from newly protected habitat,
as well as numerous species
observed in the watershed con-
sistently or occasionally.
If the grant application is
successful, the plan would
provide protection for Ecola
Creek wetlands by improving
connections. The plan also
includes a proposal to scrape
down a road section to the el-
evation of adjacent wetlands
and to plant spruce and cedar
on a high section of the road-
way. An abandoned logging
road that crosses the acquisi-
tion parcel’s north boundary
would be used for restoration
According to the grant pro-
posal, the entire proposed proj-
ect would be owned and man-
aged by the City of Cannon
Beach as a sub-grantee of the
Oregon Watershed Enhance-
ment Board.
The city is currently in di-
rect discussion with the land-
owner regarding acquisition of
the parcel and has developed
a direct working relationship
with the landowner, according
to the grant application.
The grant application also
includes a proposal for edu-
cation and outreach programs
that could begin after the city
has acquired the parcel. The
restoration aspect of the proj-
ect would include removal of
invasive plants on the aban-
doned logging road, including
Himalayan blackberry, En-
glish holly and Scotch broom.
The restoration project would
include removal of these plants
and monitoring for future re-
Should the grant be award-
ed, an appraisal would be com-
pleted and an option agreement
for acquisition access would
be sought. “This is the second
step of a multi-step grant pro-
cess,” said Barnes at Tuesday’s
meeting. “This is still a draft.
Importantly, this is going to be
going to the Legislature with
several other grant applications
in the package in the next cou-
ple weeks.”
Barnes said that the propos-
al would serve to make sure
that the application doesn’t
come to representatives as “a
surprise out of the blue.”
According to Barnes, the
tentative budget calls for city
costs that would cover staff-
ing and cash costs that may be
lost if the grant is unsuccessful.
These include reimbursable
costs such as survey and ap-
praisal which would be re-
turned to the city if successful,
but not if the grant application
was rejected.
Project management is
proposed at $40,560, and the
appraisal would cost about
$10,000, according to the draft
budget in the grant application.
At Tuesday’s meeting,
members of the Common
Council demonstrated their
support for the submittal of the
grant application for the coast-
al wetlands acquisition grant.
If the project moves for-
ward, due diligence could
begin in 2016 and the project
closeout could reach comple-
tion by September 2019.
Ocean Spa opens in Cannon Beach
Poised to cut the ribbon at the Ocean Spa’s grand opening, held April 29, are three of the business’ four partners: Holli
Sarkady, center right; her husband, Andrew Sarkady, standing behind her; and David Snodgrass, center left. (The fourth
partner, Pam Snodgrass, David’s wife, could not attend.) A contingent of Chamber of Commerce leaders and local sup-
porters turned out to welcome the business, housed on the second floor of Village Centre in Cannon Beach. (Far left: Sheri
Russell, secretary of the chamber; far right: Christen Allsop, a chamber board member.) The Ocean Spa, which held a soft
opening April 21, offers massages, facials, body treatment, foot treatment, steam-and-shower treatment, scrubs, wraps,
color light therapy, manicures (including acrylics) and pedicures. They may eventually offer hair styling services, Holli
Sarkady said.
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Shades of surrealism and 1960s psychedelic poster art can
be seen in Spencer Reynolds’ unfinished, untitled oil paint-
ing, which was the subject of an artist demo during Spring
Unveiling 2015. He was a featured artist at Archimedes
Unveiling kicks off
Gumaelius’ work inside to
make it easier to approach?
“I love everything, from
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impressionism, to whatever,” cations have no place here.
he said. “I just love art.”
Theirs is pure, unadulterated
Because media consum- art, crafted for its own sake,
ers now live in an age when intuited rather than intellec-
John, a metalworker, and
countless directions, a great
deal of it probably seeps into Robin, a ceramicist, com-
artists’ work without their bine their gifts — which they
knowing it, he said. It would honed as students together
be a heady exercise to tease at Brigham Young Univer-
apart all of Reynolds’ sources sity — and absorb all man-
of inspiration.
In the moment of cre- the books they read to their
ation, however, he just fo- four children. J.K. Rowling’s
cuses on what feels right on “Harry Potter” series and Ed-
the plywood canvass before ward Gorey’s illustrated chil-
him — what it takes to elicit dren’s books come to mind,
an emotional response from Robin Gumaelius said.
The Gumaelius children
viewers as they gaze at an
ocean turning in on itself be- — Ruby, 12, Eliza, 10, Car-
neath a dark, foreboding sky, mella, 8, and Cecil, 5 — get in
while a mysterious unseen on the action, too. Sometimes
light casts the fearsome wa- they will copy their parents’
drawings, then the parents will
copy their children’s copy, and
Just go with it
so on, Robin Gumaelius said.
The ceramic sculptures of From this back-and-forth col-
John and Robin Gumaelius laboration come pieces that
unveiled at White Bird Gal- are utterly unanticipated.
“A lot times, we don’t
lery during the arts festival
even really know what it’s
also defy obvious labels.
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“dressed” in motley patterns making it,” she said.
In their artist statement, the
and tiny paintings. Their fro-
zen expressions are eerily in- Gumaeliuses, who live in the
scrutable, their bodies posed unincorporated community in
to suggest important human Brooklyn, Washington, don’t
credit a movement, tradition
stories trapped in media res.
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think, ‘There must be a story Mitchell) for their inspiration.
going on,’” Robin Gumaelius They credit the elements of
life itself:
“Radio stories, history
And all around the sculp-
tures are birds that she de- books, biking adventures,
scribed as “little messengers” gardening notes, neighbors
spied, strangers watched in
whispering in their ears.
Allyn Cantor, owner and stores and parks and cars jan-
operator of the White Bird, gle in our heads and come so
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They remind Cara Mico, a are often delighted — as if
White Bird employee, of the we are not their creators; they
strange, otherworldly art in just come to talk with us for a
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“We’re not necessarily try-
So what traditions are ing really hard to be original.
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kens of? What neat little Gumaelius said. “We just go
boxes can one place the with it, you know?”
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Our dining hall staff keep getting
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Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare
continues to GROW and is seeking
to fill the following FT positions:
Supervisor for Community
Support Services (CSS) Program
for clients with severe and
persistent mental illness. This
program offers a combination of
day treatment and outreach
delivered by a team approach.
Qualifications: Masters Degree in
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computer and writing skills;
supervisory experience, Spanish
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Must have a valid Driverʼs
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Call (503)861-0411
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Clatsop Care Center seeking
licensed Nurses, nights and 8 and 12
hour shifts available. Weekend and
night incentives available. We also
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Call (503)368-5171 ext. 3116 or
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16th St. Astoria. EOE. Must have
current Oregon CNA license and
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