2A • May 15, 2015 • Seaside Signal • seasidesignal.com Wallace retiring from Public Works Director position City currently reviewing in-house candidate for his replacement By Katherine Lacaze Seaside Signal SUBMITTED PHOTO Creek high on Boneyard Ridge. Conservancy gets funds for land purchase E N and some very generous 2UHJRQ IDPLOLHV ¿UVW FUHDW- ed Ecola State Park. NCLC is helping to advance that vision by creating a con- nected, conserved region of more than 3,500 contiguous acres stretching from the summit of Tillamook Head to the Necanicum River val- OH\DQGÀRRGSODLQ,WVVWHZ- ardship goal for this prop- erty is to allow it to mature into a complex rainforest of the kind that once character- ized headlands all along the northern Oregon coast. Owners of the proper- ty are asking $1.8 million for Boneyard Ridge. To date NCLC has secured $560,000, including the OWEB funds. NCLC is S H O U R • 2 4 • • O P North Coast Land Con- servancy received word that it has been selected to receive $524,000 from the Oregon Watershed En- hancement Board toward purchase of Boneyard Ridge, a 360-acre parcel of commercial timberland threaded with salmon-bear- ing streams on the northeast slope of Tillamook Head. Boneyard Ridge is tucked between conserved lands in Ecola State Park and NCLC’s own 364-acre Circle Creek Habitat Re- serve south of Seaside. Pur- chase of this property will carry forward a legacy that ZDV ¿UVW HQYLVLRQHG LQ WKH V ZKHQ WKH ÀHGJOLQJ Oregon State Park system E K W E • 7 D A Y S A seeking additional funds from a variety of sources, including public agencies and private foundations. The land trust plans to complete acquisition of Boneyard Ridge by the end of 2016. Based in Seaside, North Coast Land Conservancy has been working since 1986 to conserve and con- nect the landscape of the Oregon Coast from the Co- lumbia River to northern Lincoln County. The pri- YDWH QRQSUR¿W ODQG WUXVW works to ensure that this extraordinary region is a place where healthy com- munities of people, plants and wildlife can all thrive. For more information, visit NCLCtrust.org. R O Y A L C AB L.L.C. Locally Owned & Operated by Travis Weichal, since 1996 L.L.C. • SMOKE FREE • BIKE RACKS ON ALL VEHICLES 10% Military Discount Pet Friendly ww w . royalcab . net Find us on Seaside Public Works Director Neal Wallace will retire his post, effec- tive June 30, after serv- ing the city of Seaside for about 17 years. Wallace, who is li- censed as a professional land surveyor and has a degree in forest engineer- ing, joined the department as the senior surveyor/en- gineer in February 1998. He worked under former Public Works Director Chris Davies, and then as interim director for a lit- tle while after Davies re- signed in 2003. He hadn’t given much thought to taking the Pub- lic Works Director posi- WLRQ DW WKDW WLPH ,W ZDV former City Councilor Stubby Lyons, Wallace said, “who pulled me aside one day and gave me that coach pep talk” about stepping into the Outgoing Public Works Director Neal Wallace role permanently. He was hired as the director Nov. 10, 2003. The city has started its search for Wallace’s re- placement. The position was advertised in-house ¿UVW DQG RQH SHUVRQ DS- plied. City Manager Mark Winstanley will re- view the application that was received in-house, and if that person is not hired, the position will be opened to the public for external applicants, City Administrative Assistant Kim Jordan said. :LQVWDQOH\ KDV WKH ¿- nal say in who is hired. As for retirement, Wal- ODFHVDLG³,¶PDEVROXWHO\ looking forward to it, but ,¶GEHO\LQJWR\RXLI,VDLG there weren’t some things ,ZDVJRLQJWRPLVVWHUUL- bly.” He especially has en- joyed working with “cre- ative people in the com- munity” to develop ideas and see them to fruition, or the community build- ing aspect of the job. “That process of seeing projects from a thought process to being a com- pleted project and being able to present those to a community, that’s some- thing very, very special DQG ,¶OO GH¿QLWHO\ PLVV that,” he said. Wallace currently serves as president of the South Clatsop County Food Bank board of direc- tors and plans to continue serving that organization. He also hopes to use the skills he’s developed in other volunteer capacities in the community. ³,GRQ¶WH[SHFWWREXLOG DQRWKHUIRRGEDQNEXW,¶P sure there’s something out WKHUHDQG,ORRNIRUZDUGWR being a part of it,” he said. ile device b o m r u o y h g u o r Order your cab th B APP! 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