10A • May 8, 2015 | Cannon Beach Gazette | cannonbeachgazette.com 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- WHUKRXVH&UHHND¿VKEHDULQJ stream and tributary to Ecola Creek, that no longer functions DQGLVDEDUULHUWR¿VKSDVVDJH 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 ZHWODQGV IRU KLNLQJ ¿VKLQJ wildlife viewing and other activities. The property could be partially developed in the future if it is not protected by acquisition. 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 RWKHU ¿VK RI VWDWH RU IHGHUDO 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 FRQFHUQ²ZRXOGERWKEHQH¿W 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 IUHVKZDWHU ÀRZV DQG KDELWDW 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 access. 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- currences. 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 ERICK BENGEL PHOTO 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. ca n n on bea ch GAZ E T T E ERICK BENGEL PHOTO 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 Gallery. Unveiling kicks off Gumaelius’ work inside to make it easier to approach? “I love everything, from Don’t bother asking such minimalism, to abstract, to TXHVWLRQV SHGDQWLF FODVVL¿- 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- YLVXDO DUW ÀLHV DW WKHP IURP tualized. 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. 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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. 7KH SDOH ¿JXULQHV DUH going to look like when we’re “dressed” in motley patterns making it,” she said. In their artist statement, the and tiny paintings. 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