Park Progress Brings New Opportunities

The bulldozers, gravel trucks and construction workers are nearly finished with the 60 space gravel parking lot for the Community Park. The excavation of the parking lot was financed by a generous $97,800 grant from the Tourist and Lodging Tax. A $10,000 grant from the Tillamook Public Utility District will finance the space markings, information and safety signs, a process to collect parking fees and the installation of radio controlled sliding gate. The target date for completion is expected in  June 2017.

The parking lot will help alleviate parking congestion at Cape Kiwanda as well as give NVCA an opportunity to earn funds that can be applied to the maintenance and future planned amenities for the Park.

Many thanks for the generous donations of time and money from local businesses and community residents and visitors.   NVCA has also received grants from several organizations where awards were directed to specific projects. This is truly a Community Park built by the community for the community.

Would you like to help?  The next NVCA meeting is Saturday, June 10th at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center in Pacific City.    Also, visit our website at www.nestucca.org.

Come Join Us April 20 To Discuss the Construction of the Parking Lot

Please join us at our NVCA Board meeting Thursday, April 20th at 6 PM at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City.    All NVCA board meetings are public meetings and we welcome those interested to attend and share their thoughts and ideas.We are making progress on the park.

The earth moving equipment is on the property and soon gravel will be laid for the parking lot.  To complete this phase of the park will include the installation of power gate, space markings, signage, security cameras and temporary sanitation facilities.

Remember this is just the initial phase and an important building block.   It will lead to the playground, recreation areas and of course the skate and bike area.

The primary discussion will be on the startup of the parking lot at the Community Park.  An integral part of our planning will address the following:

  • Parking revenue implementation plan –  What can we do to generate revenue and cover expenses?   We will discuss how to develop an effective collection system and process to utilize this phase of the park.
  • Several options have been outlined and distributed to the Board members including communications and promotions of the community park development.

But we will need help and more community involvement to make this work.    Come join us and share your ideas, insights and your skills and talents.

Progress on the Park – Join us April 20 to discuss next steps

Yes!  NVCA is making progress on the park.  The earth moving equipment is on the property and soon gravel will be laid for the parking lot.  To complete this phase of the park will include the installation of power gate, space markings, signage, security cameras and temporary sanitation facilities.

So now the fun begins.   Please join us at our NVCA Board meeting Thursday, April 20th at 6 PM at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City.    All NVCA board meetings are public meetings and we welcome those interested to attend and share their thoughts and ideas.

The primary discussion will be on the startup of the parking lot at the Community Park.  An integral part of our planning will address the following:

  • Parking revenue implementation plan
  • An effective collection mechanism so that expenses can be covered

Several options have been outlined and distributed to the Board members including communications and promotions of the community park development.

NVCA needs community involvement to make this a reality.   Come join us and share your insights and your skills and talents.

 

Let’s make the Community Park a reality

The NVCA board would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support over the past 4 years.  We have come a long way from bare ground in 2013, to putting in the fence – One Foot at a Time project in 2014, to finalizing the park design in 2015.

In 2016, we received a grant of $97,800 from TLT to construct a gravel parking lot, an interim step toward the final asphalt parking area.   Bids requests went out and the contract has been awarded.  Many thanks to our partner Tillamook Lightwave.  Construction will begin in early 2017.  As you know this is a long term project and each year we make a little more progress.

The parking lot will need a radio controlled gate for easy access, signage, parking lot definition and electric power.  It is estimated that $5,500 will be needed to complete the amenities.   To date,  the New Year’s Eve Party at the Sportman’s Pub-n-Grub contributed $1,100 to this effort.   We greatly appreciate their help.

The parking lot has two obvious benefits, relief of the congestion at the Cape as the space is made available for overflow parking and also a chance for NVCA to earn income to be used for further construction projects.

We would not have made progress without your help.  There is still more that needs to be done and we ask that you consider a cash donation to help.  It is easy just visit our website at http://www.nestucca.org/1-donate/

Or contribute your talents and leadership skills and volunteer to help complete this project.    Contact us at http://www.nestucca.org/come-join-the-nvca-team/

Remember this is a Community Park built by the community for the community.   It will furnish a venue for recreation and physical fitness opportunities for children, families and adults.  It will include a children’s play area, small pavilion that can be used for family gatherings and will have picnic tables, cooking grills and adult game areas.   A small bike and skate area is also in the plan.   Take a “Tour of the Park” to see all the recreational areas. Please help us in 2017.

Happy New Year – Let’s Celebrate!!!

Hope all have had a wonderful Christmas Holiday.

2016 has been a great year for NVCA  – we received a  grant to develop a gravel parking lot for the Community Park.  We will be able to use this for overflow parking for key events in Pacific City in 2017.   The contractor has been selected and the contract signed – work will be scheduled in the first half of 2017.

NOW IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!rockhounds

The Sportsman’s Pub-N-Grub is throwing a  New Year’s Eve Party.logo

on Saturday December 31 from 9 PM to 1AM.

The ROCKOUNDS will be playing  Rock and Roll music from the 50’s, to the 80’s.

Come and join the fun and dance the night away

A portion of the proceeds of this event will be contributed to NVCA for the completion of the parking lot for the community park.

NVCA needs to raise about $5,500  for amenities for the parking lot, like signage, striping, a radio controlled gate and more over the next few months and this will be a good start in  achieving that goal.

Can’t make the party but would like to help.  Donations can be made at our website at www.nestucca.org.    Or perhaps you would like to contribute your time.   We are in need of volunteers with various skills.   Come join our team and let’s make this park a reality.

Come join us!

Come join NVCA on Saturday,  November 19th at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center.

Nestucca Valley Community Alliance will be holding its annual meeting to discuss the Community Park parking lot development and other NVCA business.    As you know we have selected a contractor for the parking.   The contract will be signed in the next few weeks and work will begin.  This is a big step for us and is the start of more activity.

NVCA needs your input and help.   As we get started with the work on the park we need individuals who can help make things happen and keep the organization moving forward.   Would you like to make a difference?      We are at the point where we need your ideas, your skills, your knowledge and know how.

Come to the meeting on Saturday and see how you can be part of this exciting project.

All NVCA meetings are public meetings and everyone is welcome.

 

 

 

Great Week for the Park!

On Tuesday – November 1,  Tillamook Lightwave (TLW)  and Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA) met in Conference Room B at the Tillamook Courthouse.

Two bids were received for the gravel parking lot work for the Pacific City Community Park.  We received two bids.

Bid 1:  Road & Driveway – Newport Oregon  $151,482.30

Bid 2: Earth Works Excavation – Beaver Oregon (Bill Howard Owner)  $97,865

We chose the Earth Works Excavation bid for $97,865.   Although this was the lower bid it still is  approximately $13,000 over the TLT Grant total.   We believe with some adjustments to the work we can bring the cost down.   HHPR is contributing an additional $1,000 of in kind work to offset some of the cost.   HHPR and TLW will be working with Earth Works to review the engineering to find areas that can be adjusted to bring this within the grant budget.

However,  please understand that even with this approach we will still need additional funding to complete this project.   NVCA will need to raise funds for radio controlled gate, signage and other amenities we may need to develop a working parking lot.

This is where we will need help!   We need to organize and hold creative and innovative fund raisers in the near future to get this parking lot done.   Got ideas?? Can you help??   Just go to the volunteer page and sign up or contact us at nvcainfo@gmail.com.

The best way is to come to our next meeting  – Saturday November 19, at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center.   We will be talking about park progress as well as the future of NVCA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Bid – Park Parking Lot

Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA), is pleased to announce that we are moving forward on the construction of the gravel parking lot for the Community Park.  Our Sponsor,  Tillamook Lightwave (TLW) has just posted a Call for Bids in the Headlight Herald.

This is an exciting time for NVCA volunteers as it represents a major step forward  for the park.   In March 2016 NVCA received a $98,000 grant from the Tillamook Lodging Tax for the construction documents and work on the gravel parking lot.   Remember, that this represents only a fraction – 5% of the cost of $2.0 million to complete the park.

HHPR and Tillamook Lightwave will manage the bidding process.  Bid forms and specifications will be available the first week of October with the final bid deadline at 4:00 pm Tuesday November 1st.  Bid forms can be obtained by contacting:

Susan Corbisiero, Tillamook County Courthouse, 201 Laurel Avenue Tillamook, Oregon, 97141     Hours: 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday                   E-mail:  scorbisi@co.tillamook.or.us.

The park will include a children’s playground, a small amphitheater, an adult exercise area, recreational areas for horseshoes, volleyball and bocce ball as well as a skate board and bike area and picnic areas.  In addition, areas will be available to display cultural, historical and educational interest.   Check out the Tour the Park for details on the park design.

We are going to need your help in the coming months and years to complete this park.   What are your skills that you can contribute?   Let us know how you can help visit.  Come join the NVCA team.

 

 

 

Come Join Us – Saturday September 24

Come join us on Saturday September 24th at 11:00 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center for our Board Meeting.   All are welcome.

We will be discussing the status of the Community Park parking lot – we will be going out for bids soon.  Also, you will hear about  the CK Longboard event just completed and also the 2016 Science Camp.   More importantly we will be discussing where we go from here.

This is an opportunity for you to come and learn more, ask questions and voice your ideas.

Check out the park design  presentation “A Walk Through The Park” on our website and also the 2016 Science Camp on Wellness.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Park Master Plan

Design-Final

This is the final master plan for the Pacific City Park. We have many aspects and phases of construction. Our goal is to get the site graded and the parking lot installed in 2016. We are actively pursuing grants to help fund this process. We need your help to get the word out and bring in as many donors as possible. Please make note of the new turn lane for Cape Kiwanda Drive. We hope that the 60 new parking spaces will help allieviate the high season congestion on Cape Kiwanda Drive.