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OUR 112th Year
July 26, 2019
Farmers Market in Seaside
By R.J. MARX
The potential for “cross-contamination”
is leading to a ﬁ ve-week shutdown of the
Sunset Pool, Sunset Empire Park and Recre-
ation Department Executive Director Skyler
Archibald said at the July 16 meeting of the
board of directors.
The pool will be closed for ﬁ ve weeks,
from Sunday, Oct. 20, to Monday, Nov. 25.
The district’s learner pool is in violation
of the Oregon Health Authority code for pub-
lic water systems, which states decks shall
be sloped to perimeter, and that the drain has
to be a certain and width and depth.
“Unfortunately, our learner pool doesn’t
comply with this statute as the water over-
ﬂ ows to one small drain located in the north-
east corner,” Archibald said.
See Pool, Page A3
Chloe Zimmerman of Glory B Farms prepares for Seaside Farmers Market.
By CARA MICO
For Seaside Signal
month into the Seaside
Farmers Market, visi-
tors to the weekly event
at the Broadway Mid-
dle School parking lot
are ﬁ nding more options
About half of the market visitors
are locals coming for fresh-picked
vegetables and farm goods, while
the other half are tourists who tend to
visit the craft stands more frequently,
said market manager Angi Wildt.
About 1,000 people daily attend
the market, according to Wildt.
With more than 50 vendors, the
market offers fresh, local produce
and artisan crafts, as well as Oaxa-
can-style delicacies from the Monte
Alban food truck and smoked salmon
chowder by Dan Delay.
There are plenty of treats for
everyone at the 2019 market includ-
ing spicy jams, doughnuts, fresh let-
tuce, cut polished stones and CBD
honey, to name a few.
Melissa Turpin of SeMe Family
Foods has been vending at the Sea-
side market for three years. She and
her three sisters craft and sell delec-
table macaron cookies in lavender,
strawberry, lemon, chocolate and
Chloe Zimmerman of Glory B
Farm has been at most of the markets
in the last ﬁ ve years, when she isn’t
in session at Yale University, selling
luscious seasonal produce from her
family farm in Washington. T Bee S,
CBD honey vendor sells a specialty
product with royal bee jelly.
See Market, Page A3
regs still on the
By KATHERINE LACAZE
For Seaside Signal
Emi Turpin helps out at the SeMe Family Foods booth every week.
Vacation rental dwellings and how to
appropriately regulate them remains a major
topic of focus for the Seaside Planning
The commission met for a work session
July 16 to discuss several issues, includ-
ing potential methods for mitigating tension
between vacation rental dwelling (VRD)
owners, neighbors, and temporary tenants.
Planning Director Kevin Cupples presented
a couple documents for the commission’s
consideration, including a letter to be signed
by the local contact for each VRD owner
that acknowledges they understand their
The property owners and local contacts
should both be aware “how important this
is,” Cupples said.
Taking on a responsibility
Ron Stark, beekeeper and owner of T Bee S Honey shares information about all things
bees and honey. Braden Buekelman helps out with Ziggy’s Kettle Corn next door.
Currently, the name of a local contact is
listed when a property owner applies for a
conditional-use permit to establish their
home as a VRD and also included on the
business license. There is no policy, how-
ever, to make sure they are aware what is
expected of them as local contacts.
The form Cupples recommended is for-
matted similar to one used by Lincoln City
and includes a list of the commission’s
“expectations of a local contact,” which
includes providing daytime and after-hours
contact information to the city that will be
“distributed to the VRD’s neighboring resi-
dents so that they can contact the local rep-
resentative when issues or violations of their
conditions of approval arise.”
Additionally, the form — which would
have to be signed by the local contact during
See Planning, Page A3
Gearhart volunteers embrace Ridge Path Trail cleanup
By EVE MARX
GEARHART — On July
16, about 10 volunteers, not
all of them human, came
together on the Ridge Path
in Gearhart to participate in
a trail cleanup.
“I saw the blog post and
said, ‘I can do this,’” said
Kathy Pattison, a Gear-
hart resident of two years.
The blog post was posted
by Gearhart City Manager
light trail maintenance that
included brush cutting,
pruning and trash pickup.
Volunteers were invited to
bring their own pruning
shears. The cleanup crew
met at the end of Creekside
Drive off North Cottage,
undeterred by light rain.
Molly and Steve Meyer
said it was their ﬁ rst time
cleaning the trails. It was
a good way, they said, to
familiarize themselves with
the Ridge Path, and also
make new friends.
See Cleanup, Page A3
City Manager Chad Sweet with Molly and Steve Meyer of Gearhart. This is the Meyers’ ﬁ rst time
grooming the Ridge Path trails.