WELCOME TO THE CITY OF WALDPORT - Your Coastal Recreation Destination

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Whether it involves boats or binoculars, bicycles or hiking boots, sand pails or gold pans, Waldport has something to offer...(click to read more)
FALLING INTO WINTER

So much for summer fading fast, winter has arrived! Now is the time to be thinking about winterizing your home to avoid nasty surprises like broken water lines. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the location of your water meter and ensure that you have a functional homeowner's valve so you can shut the water off if need be. Public Works will be happy to assist you in locating your meter, just give them a call (541-563-2111) during regular working hours and set up an appointment. You may also want to locate other shutoff valves under and throughout your house so that you can respond quickly in an emergency. If you're planning on leaving for an extended period of time, you might think about shutting your water off while you're gone. Make sure to turn off the electricity to the water heater as well, no sense in keeping that warm while you're vacationing. If the water is on, and a hot waterline breaks, your electric bill can skyrocket, since the water heater will be working overtime to heat all that water spilling onto the ground. Also, if the water heater is empty due to a leak, cold water hitting the hot coils may result in having to replace the heater. Note that if the water to the house is shut off, even if the water that's in the lines freezes, the pipes won't break because there's no additional water pressure behind the ice. If you're planning on weathering out the winter here, wrapping your waterlines may prevent the frustration of not having water for making your first cup of coffee in the morning. Blocking underfloor vents located near the waterlines may also help, and some people suggest plugging in a 60-watt bulb under the house near the waterlines, since the ambient heat can keep things flowing smoothly (spiders and small furry critters will probably appreciate this too). If you are a water & sewer customer, notify the City of any breaks that occur, since you may qualify for an adjustment on your sewer bill. The City does not adjust water bills, but staff may also be able to set up a payment plan to deal with large water bills due to leaks.

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ITEMS OF INTEREST

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Wondering what's happening around town for the holidays? Check out the Community Events Calendar!

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Want to know a little more about Waldport and our surrounding area? Click here to view a short video composed by the Rural Tourism Studio. Check it out!

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OFFICE HOURS

City Hall office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 daily for the lunch hour. City Offices are closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday following Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
If the holiday falls on Saturday, the office will close on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the office will close on the following Monday.

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OPTIONS FOR PAYING BILLS

 The City provides several options for paying your bills. In addition to mailing a check or bringing in cash, you can use a debit or credit card in the office (MasterCard, Visa and Discover). If you wish to make a payment over the phone or online, you can do so by calling 800-701-8560 or follow this online link. We also offer direct withdrawal from your checking account, just print out this form and mail it in along with a canceled check. As always, please contact us at (541)264-7417 X 101 or 102 if you have any questions.

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