Month: January 2021

Testing for California Variant of COVID-19 by OSU

It was reported by OPB yesterday, January 29, 2021, that the COVID-19 variant known as L452R, or the California variant, was “detected in four wastewater samples from the OSU campus and in samples from wastewater plants in Albany, Forest Grove, Klamath Falls, Lincoln City and Silverton.”

Lincoln City has been participating with the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon State University in their TRACE project that samples wastewater from municipal systems for COVID-19 and its variants.  According to Lila Bradley, Lincoln City’s Public Works Director, Lincoln City hasn’t received the test results that identified this variant as reported by OPB.  City officials are in contact with OHA and OPB representatives to learn more about the testing results and will report their findings as quickly as possible.

The following is the link to the OPB article.

ODOT Lane Closures at D-River Bridge

The Oregon Department of Transportation is putting in a new sidewalk along D-River Bridge. Look for lane closures in the right lane on south bound Hwy 101 at D-River Bridge throughout this week. Please be cautious and patient when driving. If you have questions, please call 1-888-275-6368.

City of Lincoln City Mayoral Special Election

A Special Mayoral Election held for the City of Lincoln City Mayor. The election is for the remaining term for Mayor, expiring December 31, 2022. The deadline to file with the City is March 11, 2021. You must be a resident of the City for the previous six months. Applications can be obtained by emailing Forms SEL 101 and SEL 121 must be submitted. Election deadline is May 18, 2021. Deadline to file with the County for the Voter’s Pamphlet is March 22, 2021 You can access the SEL forms on the City’s website. If you have questions, please email the City Recorder at or by calling 541-996-1203.

Lincoln County Short Term Rental Public Workshop 1-20-2021

Lincoln County will host a Short Term Rental Public Workshop tomorrow, Jan 20th at 6pm via Zoom. The Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance #487, #490 and #509 to establish conditions for the operation of short term rentals of dwelling units located within the unincorporated areas of Lincoln County and to implement a licensing program to ensure compliance with those standards. Visit the County’s website at the for more information, Zoom info, workshop agenda and to submit public comment.

Lincoln City Budget Committee Vacancy

Effective December 31, 2020, there is one vacancy on the Budget Committee. The vacancy requires that the applicant be a city resident. Applications may be obtained on the City’s Website or by contacting the City Recorder at or by calling 541-996-1203. Applications must be submitted no later than February 5, 2021 by 5:00pm for consideration at the City Council meeting scheduled for February 22, 2021.

Lincoln County Recruits Volunteers for Vaccine Clinics

Lincoln County Public Health and County Emergency Management are inviting members of the pubic who are interested in volunteering for upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics to register now. The clinics are still in the planning stages, but a list of available volunteers is being developed now. If members of the public have an interest in helping, please submit your request by clicking here.

Examples of positions needed are: Medical professionals who can give vaccinations, Data Entry, Clinic Support, Patient support and monitoring, Interpretation (Spanish, Mam, Kanjobal, etc.), set up and tear down of clinic.

Questions? Please email or call 541-265-0621