City of Cannon Beach Updates
What you need to know
(Updated May 28, 2020 8:00am)
The Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the City of Cannon Beach to keep everyone informed of the latest updates during these difficult times.
-Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff
City Council Meeting Results: Hemlock Closure tabled for now.
City Council Discussion on Hemlock Closure Concept tonight at 5:30pm. Visit their website for the zoom meeting information. Message from the City Manager.
City Council Meeting Results: City Council will allow restaurants to set up tables in parking lots or malls and has asked city staff to draft a plan to close part of Hemlock Street to vehicles. More on the closure coming soon.
Considering the Social Distancing guidelines recommended by State and National officials, the City of Cannon Beach is evaluating various options in re-opening businesses and beginning the State's phased transition back into 'business as usual'. The City has requested your feedback on ways they might help support this re-opening.
Deadline to submit feedback is Monday, May 25th.
The City of Cannon Beach has rescinded the evacuation of visitors order effective immediately. The short term lodging closure will be rescinded on Tuesday, May 26th at 6am. Resolution 20-20 For Purpose of Rescinding the City's Protective Measures.
City of Cannon Beach announced beach closure is effective from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th thru Sunday, May 10th at 10:00 p.m for both residents and visitors. Full details.
City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-17 For The Purpose of Evacuating Visitors Extended until at least June 2, 2020.
Business & Non-Profit Assistance Grant applications to help support our local Cannon Beach businesses are open. Please review eligibility and requirements on the City website. This opportunity is intended to assist those tourism related businesses and nonprofits who suffered direct economic loss due to federal, state, or local government restrictions related to COVID-19. Qualifying factors will include: Being a tourist related facility; Holding a business license with the City of Cannon Beach and/or an IRS determination letter for eligible nonprofits; Submitting an online application by 5pm May 6th, 2020.
- Resolution 20-18 For The Purpose Of Delegating Authority To The Business Relief Committee To Establish The Business Assistance Program.
- Ordinance 20-13 For The Purpose Of Creating a Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Remittance Deferral Program. To qualify for a Quarter 2 deferment, a local tax trustee must submit the following to the City by July 15, 2020: i. Signed Deferment Agreement; ii. Quarter 2 tax return; and iii. Remit fifty percent (50%) of tax due in Quarter 2.The remaining fifty percent (50%) will become due on October 15, 2020 ("Second Payment Date").
Deadline for accepting business assistance grants is Wednesday, May 6th at 5pm
City Council Special & Business Relief Committee Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-16 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures until Rescinded by the City Council.
If you missed today's City Council Meeting on the Business Assistance proposal, listen to the Recording. At the meeting City Council decided that 50% of the Lodging Tax is due now, but the City's 3rd quarter will be deferred to July 15th. Anyone who already has paid can defer in the next quarter.
City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-15 For the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least May 5th.
Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-14 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least April 15th and declaration of emergency & short-term restrictions on Hotels (including short term rentals) until at least April 30th.
Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-12, for purpose of reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.
- City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors.
Resolution Q & A PDF
Section 1: All visitors within the City’s jurisdiction are ordered to evacuate within twenty-four (24) hours of the effective date of this Resolution and remain evacuated while this Resolution is in effect. A visitor is defined as any individual who is spending time in the City for pleasure, recreation or non-business reasons and is not a resident, property owner or business owner.
Section 2: Although not an exclusive list, this evacuation order does not apply to the following individuals:
- Local residents and property owners;
- Invitees of local residents and property owners;
- Local business owners;
- Employees of local business owners;
- Vendors, agents and service providers of local residents, property owners, and businesses;
- Mail and delivery facilities and drivers such as USPS, UPS and FedEx;
- Individuals traveling through the streets and highways within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City who do not stop;
- Essential workers, including but not limited to doctors, nurses and other health care workers, US Coast Guard members, delivery drivers and other persons providing essential services to the City; and
- County residents traveling to the City of Cannon Beach to obtain essential services such as food and gas.
Section 3: Except as excepted in Section 4, Hotels (meaning all facilities covered by Cannon Beach Municipal Code chapter 3.12.) are prohibited from operating while the City’s emergency declaration is in effect.
Section 4: Notwithstanding Section 3 of this Resolution, all Hotels within the city limits of Cannon Beach are permitted to provide services to only the following persons while the City’s emergency declaration is in effect:
- Residents registered for longer than 30-days;
- Employees of a facility provided lodging at no cost as a requirement of their employment;
- Essential workers, including but not limited to doctors, nurses and other health care workers, US Coast Guard members, delivery drivers, utility crews, bar pilots, river pilots and other persons providing essential services to the City.
Section 5. Property owners and managers of Cannon Beach Hotels shall take all reasonable steps to terminate the occupancy of any transients not exempted by Section 4 of this Resolution no later than 11:59 pm on Monday March 23, 2020.
Section 6: This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until at least April 6, 2020, but may be extended as necessary. The restriction on Hotels in Section 4 remains in effect for the duration of the emergency declaration.
Dated and effective this 22nd day of March, 2020.
PASSED by the Common Council of the City of Cannon Beach this 22nd day of March, 2020
If you have any questions or need further clarification on the resolution, please contact the City of Cannon Beach directly at (503) 436-1581 or thru their website HERE!