Oversite

The City of Coos Bay utilizes committees, commissions and boards to assist in governing.  These smaller groups are able to study their specific area in depth and make reports and recommendations to the City Council.  Each group has specific duties and responsibilities dictated by City Charter and Ordinance.


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FAQs

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    × Can I camp in any of the parks?

    Camping is not allowed in city parks. The only exceptions are for a city of Coos Bay park host, or a group with permission via a special events permit from Public Works and Development Department.

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    × Am I required to have my dog on a leash ?

    All dogs shall be on a leash and shall be controlled by the owner at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the beach and swimming area of Empire Lakes. Owners are required to remove and deposit all dog feces in appropriate trash receptacles.

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    × Is smoking allowed in parks?

    Smoking is not allowed within 25 feet of designated play structures within any city park, and not allowed at all in Mingus Park. The boundaries of Mingus Park includes but is not limited to the skateboard park, tennis court, basketball court, softball/baseball area, Frisbee golf course, pool, play structures, gazebos, trails and paths, and the sidewalks on Commercial Ave and N 8th Street which abut the park.

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    × Can I reserve a gazebo or picnic table at Mingus Park?

    The amphitheater and adjacent gazebo, near the swimming pool, can be reserved with a Special Event Application; there is no fee for this. The gazebo by the children's play area and picnic tables at Mingus Park are not able to be reserved, but are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please be courteous so that everyone can enjoy the facilities.

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    × What times are the parks open?

    Mingus Park is open to the public 24/7. All other parks and public areas are for day use only, so open from dawn to dusk.

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The Planning Commission functions primarily as a comprehensive planning body by proposing policy and legislation to the city council and by implementing regulations relating to the growth and development of the community.

The Planning Commission is a seven-member citizen advisory board appointed by the City Council. It is the decision-making authority for many land use applications. It also makes recommendations to the City Council on land use planning issues. The Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at City Hall. Its meetings are open to the public.

Planning Commission Ordinance

 

Agendas & Minutes

 

MEMBERS TERM ENDING
Christine Coles, Chair 12/31/2019
Jim Berg 12/31/2017
Katherine Flores 12/31/2018
John Peery 12/31/2018
Jeff Marineau 12/31/2017
Chris Hood 12/31/2019
Rex Miller 12/31/2019
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Tree Board

The Board has the primary responsibility to study, investigate, develop, and to update periodically a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal and disposition of all street and park trees.

Agendas & Minutes

APPROVED LIST OF STREET TREES

The Board meets quarterly. Municiple Code Chapter 8.30

MEMBERS TERM ENDING
Ariann Lyons - Parks Rep. 06/30/2020
Rex Miller 06/30/2019
Meredith Childs 06/30/2019
Skip Shipman 06/30/2019
Elizabeth-Clair Knox - DT Assc. 06/30/2020
Cora Vandervelden 06/30/2020
Grant Walding 06/30/2019
Brian Allen 06/30/2020
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Design Assistance Team

The Committee functions as an advisory body in implementing and interpreting architectural design review as set forth in the City of Coos Bay land development ordinance.

Agendas & MinutesThe Committee meets on an as needed basis.

MEMBERS TERM ENDING
Hilary Baker 12/31/2020
Darrick Betzenderfer 12/31/2020
Andrew Locati 12/31/2017
Ariann Lyons 12/31/2017
Shaun Gibbs 12/31/2020
Sarah Recken 12/13/2017
Robert Sasanoff 12/31/2017
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Overseeing, developing and protecting our parks

The Parks Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council in the planning and development of city parks. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council and serve four-year terms.

The Parks Commission meets monthly or as needed.

Agendas & Minutes

  Parks Commission Municipal Code 2.30

MEMBERS TERM ENDING
Christine Coles 12/31/2019
Beverly Meyers 12/31/2020
Ariann Lyons 12/31/2018
Shaun Gibbs 12/31/2020
Bill Otton 12/31/2018
Patty Scott 12/31/2020
Ralph Mohr 12/31/2018
[Council Rep.]  

 

The commission shall review and recommend to the council, shall coordinate with the planning commission as appropriate, and shall assist staff in the preparation of parks plans, site and building designs, development standards, and recreation services. These general duties include, but are not limited to: the identification of potential new sites to be added to the park and recreation system; recommendations on acquisition of park and recreation property including fund raising, grant assistance, or other revenue sources; recommendations on designation of open space; and recommendations on development of pedestrian trails and bike ways for accessibility to and within the park system for recreation and for transportation within the city.

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Library Board

The Board has powers and duties which are assigned or delegated to it by the Charter, ordinances, or resolutions of the City of Coos Bay.

The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month.  ORDINANCE

MEMBERS TERM ENDING
Steve Metz 06/30/2021
Kathy Erickson 06/30/2021
Curt Benward 06/30/2018

Teri Jones

06/30/2018
Bob More 06/30/2019
James Moore 06/30/2020
Gina Sutherland 06/30/2019
Jennifer Groth 11/20/2018
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Budget Committee

The Committee meets in April of each year.

MEMBERS TERM ENDING
Donald Dille 12/31/2017
Harold Folker 12/31/2018
Steve Horne 12/31/2018
Melissa Cribbins 12/31/2019
Roy Metzger 12/31/2017
Joseph Monahan 12/31/2018
Curt Benward 12/31/2019

 

 

 

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