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    OUR 112th Year
July 12, 2019
City awards $5.64M
contract for East
Hills water tank
Seaside Signal
As work continues at the
Seaside high school and
middle school campus site
in the Southeast Hills, the
city added one more ele-
ment to the construction
checklist as they approved
a contract to build a 5-mil-
lion-gallon reservoir to sup-
ply the new school and sur-
rounding areas.
“Seaside School Dis-
trict and city of Seaside
are working hand in hand
with the city,” school dis-
trict project manager Jim
Henry said at Monday’s
City Council meeting.
“We’ve been working with
them continuously planning
water line routes, where the
pressure zones would go,”
he said.
Water lines would be
built are installed under a
Seaside School District con-
tract, Henry said. The reser-
voir and pump station will
be under a city contract.
Later in the meeting, the
city’s public works director
Dale McDowell presented
three bids to the council for
construction of the tank.
The design engineer-
ing fi rm Murray Smith
reviewed the three bids and
recommended award of the
contract to low bidder T.
Bailey Inc at $5.64 million,
McDowell said.
The high bid came in at
$6.3 million.
“Murray Smith went
through all the bids and all
the paperwork — every-
thing is exactly as it should
be,” McDowell said.
The motion to award the
water tank contract to T.
Bailey passed unanimously.
“It is a very good bid,”
Winstanley said. “And it’s
within our budget.”
Work is expected to
begin in August, Henry
added, and be completed
concurrently at the time
of the opening of the new
school in September 2020.
Ten questions … or
11 on 2020 census?
Seaside Signal
Fourth of July fun!
Ky Jennings/For Seaside Signal
For Seaside Signal
While cities up and
down the North Coast
celebrated the Fourth of
July with the traditional
parades and fi rework
shows, Seaside’s own
festivities were topped
with another special
event presented each year
by the Seaside Museum
and Historical Society.
Featuring live music, a
cakewalk, bingo, and car-
nival games, the muse-
um’s Old Fashioned
Social has been a staple
of the community’s Inde-
pendence Day activities
since 1987.
“It’s part of Seaside,”
said Steve Wright, pres-
ident of the museum’s
board. “It’s a tradition, no
doubt for us, but also for
Ken Heman, a for-
mer museum board mem-
ber who has volunteered
with the festival for three
years, agreed.
Katherine Lacaze
Seaside’s Fourth of July Parade, organized by the
Seaside Chamber of Commerce this year, included a
variety of participants, including individuals, families,
and representatives from local businesses and
“As soon as the parade
is over, it just seems to
be the destination every-
body hits,” he said.
Good, old-
fashioned fun
During the event,
the museum’s grounds,
Butterfi eld
Cottage, were perme-
ated with revelers, many
bearing splashes of red,
white and blue and other
patriotic symbols. While
the regional music group
Five Over Fifty played
classics from the porch
of the cottage, the smell
of grilled hotdogs and
through the air. Vendors
also served crab cakes,
clam chowder, straw-
A new art gallery in Seaside
For Seaside Signal
Angi Wildt had her
fi rst job in an art gallery
in Cannon Beach about
15 years ago. In 2013 she
was living in California,
working in a gallery.
Twice she’s produced
pop-up galleries in Port-
land, and for some time
has been collecting and
stashing art at home in
preparation for her long
time dream of one day
opening a gallery of her
own. She said after a
career in the military, in
1999 she moved to Sea-
side. She’s left and come
back a few times. She
always returns, she said,
because she misses the
Opportunity presented
itself a few months ago
when space became avail-
able at 751 Broadway
in the historic Beacon
That’s when Wildt
took the leap to open the
Angi D. Wildt Gallery.
Wildt, who is a pho-
tographer of water, beach,
and architecture, rep-
resents a classy stable of
talent. Arizona based art-
ist Ty McNeeley’s pho-
tography captures the raw
berry shortcake, and pie.
Inside the cottage, peo-
ple could place their bid
in the silent auction for
about 200 items donated
by community merchants
and individuals.
One of the event high-
lights continues to be the
cakewalk, which runs
throughout the entire
event. Hundreds of indi-
viduals take a turn — or
sometimes multiple turns
— trying to win one of
the 100 decorated cakes
donated by Safeway. This
year, social-goers entered
the cakewalk more than
1,000 times collectively,
Wright said, adding for
some people, “It’s almost
a tradition that you won’t
leave unless you take a
cake with you.”
appreciates “the energy”
that builds during the hol-
iday event, he said, add-
ing, “It’s kind of hard to
be in a bad mood on the
Fourth of July.”
See Fourth, Page A7
The 2020 census will ask
10 — or 11 questions —
depending on the outcome
of the citizenship question.
On June 27, the U.S.
Supreme Court rejected
the Trump administration’s
stated reason for adding the
citizenship question. But
justices left open the chance
that the administration could
offer an adequate rationale.
printed without the citizen-
ship question, partnership
specialist Marc Czornij told
members of the Gearhart
City Council on Wednesday,
July 3. “If you follow the
news, you know it’s a con-
stantly changing thing the
last 10 days.”
Not being counted in the
2020 census will cost Ore-
gonians money — up to
$3,200 per person, he said.
Of $883 billion distrib-
uted annually, $13.5 billion
each year comes to Ore-
gon, along with congressio-
nal representation and fed-
eral redistricting based on
the number of Oregonians
counted. “Folks that we miss
in the count, that’s not just
money we lose in the next
fi scal year, but until the next
census. There’s quite a lot at
Czornij works in sev-
eral Oregon counties along
the Columbia River coor-
R.J. Marx
Marc Czornij, partnership
specialist with the 2020
Census, at the July 3 meeting
of the Gearhart City Council.
2018 Census estimates:
Oregon: 4,190,713
Clatsop County: 39,764
Gearhart: 1,587
Children under 5 years,
Gearhart: 58 (3.7%)
Seniors over 62 years,
Gearhart: 426 (27.4%)
dinating and communica-
tion timelines, expectations
and information regarding
the upcoming 2020 census
to elected offi ces, commu-
nity benefi t organizations
and members of the faith
“We are working with the
counties in the state, along
with all the cities and towns
to give an update on the
2020 timeline and what to
look out for,” Czornij said.
See Census, Page A7
— Angi Wildt
Eve Marx
See Gallery, Page A7
Gallery owner Angi Wildt at her desk in front of the work of Quata Cody.