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

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.







So Where Is the Park to be in Pacific City

ParkArialSo where is the community park location – in Pacific City?   Sometimes we are so close to the project that we forget that there are folks just joining us. Here is the location.

The park property is located at 33395 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City. It is located on the East side of Cape Kiwanda Drive just South of the RV Park and Doryland Pizza.   It is a short walk from the businesses at the Cape.

The park is 2.4 acres primarily on the South end of the old Cable Landing Station Property. A fence was completed in June 2014 that divides the property in half.   TLW – Tillamook Lightwave – an intergovernmental organization owns the property and is leasing NVCA the 2.4 acres for $10/year for 49 years. The lease was signed in November, 2013.

The plans for the park include a children’s playground, picnic areas, a small amphitheatre for education projects, covered and uncovered activities areas and a skate park. In addition it will be the trailhead and public access to the BLM trail system proposed for the property just East of the Park Property.

TLW was formed to bring the benefits of high speed, low coast broadband service to Tillamook County. Their website is  They operate a landing station on the north side of the property and are leasing space to the University of Washington for UW Ocean Observaties Institute (OOI) research cable operations.

If you have further questions, let us know at

We Did It!! Fence Will Be Up Soon

Didithanks for a great community effort. Over 40 folks and organizations gave their support to the park fence in just over 4 weeks. Thanks also for the matching fund and the contribution for the Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic. TLW and Coast Com also helped in a big way –  they received an alternative bid that was lower than the original estimate.   Still planning on contributing.   All donations through April 30th will be recognized in the ONE FOOT AT A TIME campaign and your name will be included on the fence sign, if you wish.

With that we have asked that construction of the fence to be started. It may take a few weeks to schedule but it is in the works.

Now the fun and the work begins! There are a number of components of the park including playground equipment and a skate. Planning is essential and that will begin soon.

Are you interested in helping?  Do you have talents that can be an asset to planning a park?   Let us know – just go to the Volunteer Page and submit your name.  We will get in touch with you.

NVCA Community Park Lease and License

LeaseOn Saturday, November 16th the NVCA Officers signed the 49 year lease and the revocable license with Tillamook Lightwave for a cost of $10/year. Paul Levesque, President of TLW, also placed his signature on the documents to finalize the agreement.

This is the first step in developing 2.4 acres at the Cable Landing Station on Cape Kiwanda Drive.

This agreement has been a long time in the making. In 2008, community leaders saw an opportunity to convert the vacant Telecom Property to Community Use. Many thanks go to those innovative individuals who banded together to start the process.

NVCA is planning multiple uses for the property. This includes picnic areas,  children’s and adult playgrounds, covered and open activity areas,  skate park and an amphitheater.  An interpretive center is also planned and will focus on science, as well as  historical and cultural history of the area.

The next most immediate step is to work with Tillamook Lightwave to install a fence to separate the TLW use with NVCA. Once that is done we will be able to begin work on the property.

NVCA will begin their strategic planning and budgeting for 2014 and 2015 after the first of the year. We will be needing help from the community in the coming months.

If you are interested in working with us on this project, please send us an e-mail at Please your skills and talents and where you would like to help.

NVCA & TLW To Sign Lease For Park 11-16 At KCC 9:30 am

The Nestucca Valley Community Alliance in conjunction with Tillamook Lightwave IGA is pleased to announce that a formal long term 49 year lease will be signed on November 16, 2013.   The lease is for 2.1 acres of property on the current 4.5 acre fiber optical cable landing station located on Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City. The lease agreement will cost NVCA $10/year.

NVCA and TLW will formally sign the lease at 9:30 am at the Kiawanda Community Center on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The public is welcome to join us for a brief reception. This will be followed by the NVCA board meeting at 10:30 a.m.

Please join us in this notable event. Questions write us at

Gloria Scullin, President NVCA

June NVCA Board Meeting, June 19, 6 PM KCC

Hello All

The next board meeting of NVCA is WEDNESDAY  JUNE 19 at 6PM.   We will be discussing the TLW workshop and finalizing our proposal for the site plan.   Also,  we will be addressing our brush clearing plan.

Save the date –  Saturday August 10th is our Annual meeting and the day of our first ever fund raiser.   We will have a silent auction,  a dinner and a dance at the Central Building.    Mark your calendars.

NVCA Board Meeting – May 22, 2013

The next board meeting for NVCA will be held this coming Wednesday May 22 at 6:00 PM at the Kiawanda Community Center.    This will be a longer meeting so we are starting at 6 Pm because there is much to discuss.   The agenda includes discussion on the May 28 Workshop and the Brush Clearing Project.