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The City Council meets at 6 pm every second and fourth Monday at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Agendas and Minutes, and Digital Recordings of meetings are available online. You may also listen to the meetings live on KOSW 91.3 FM. From time to time the Council has additional special meetings, study sessions, and the like. Notification of regular meetings and special meetings are posted at the Post Office, the Library, the Police Station, the  Fire Station, and on the website link here.

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Police Station Office Closed Sept. 18 - 22
due to parking lot construction
Officers will be on duty as usual, see NOTICE

Permitting Office Closed From time to time Sept. 20-22
the Building Official will do his best to keep the office open
when he is not in the field inspecting construction

State Wide Burn Ban Modified Effective 9/19/17
Fires for recreational cooking ok

Hydrant Flushing Notice and Map

US Navy Comments Due on Supplemental EIS/OEIS for
Northwest Training and Testing (off our coast)

EMS Utility Rate Study Slides
8/14/2017 Presentation to City Council (updated 08/15)
Out of City Revenue is still problematic

2017 Ocean Shores City Profile

City Talk
Episode 1: Transportation Benefit District
A discussion.
Episode 2: Fire/EMS Introductions

Jobs Available


October 12, Fire Station Open House


Low Income Customer: Application and Flyer
Please review the Flyer, then print out, complete and mail (or bring)
the Application to City Finance Office.

Disaster Preparedness Information and Go-Kit List
(for you and your pets) plus an online Presentation Recommended by GH County

Web-Pay - the City has begun a new web-based utility payment system.
See the Flyer, go to the Link, and pay your bills for water / sewer / EMS utility / storm water.

Citizen Water Hazard Report Form for reporting downed trees and other hazards in canals or lakes. Please send completed form to Alicia Bridges (see bottom of fillable page for email and mailing address).


High Dune Trail Feasibility Study Report (revised)
The Study was revised using the remaining USDA grant funds to add a beach approach parking Appendix C

2017 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2015 Water Use Efficiency Report


2000 Census showed Ocean Shores population at 3,795
2017 Dept of Revenue estimates our population at 6,055
That's an increase of about 60% over 17 years!

Quick stats 2012 vs 2016:
Visitors per year:                  3.6 M to 4.8 M =   32% increase
Lodging Tax fund: $731,143 to $975,558 =   33% increase
Housing starts per year:              33 to 79  = 139% increase
Business gross sales:  $80 M to $120 M  =   50% increase
General Fund revenues:  $5.9 M to 6.6 M =   12% increase
General Fund uses:             $4.3 M to 5 M  =   15.5% increase
City debt:                              $54 M to $39 M =   27.8% decrease
Interfund loan debt:    $2.2 M to $365,565 =   81.7% decrease
# of City employees:  70 FTE to 75.4 FTE =     7.4% increase
Congratulations, Ocean Shores!

Days of No Rain (and Rain)

Building and Planning Permit Numbers through August 2017
(2016 for comparison)

Police Statistics through July 2017
(2016 2015 2013 2011 for comparison)
We removed the monthly cleared crimes, but kept the running total for that column

Fire Statistics through July 2017
(2016 for comparison)

Traffic Counter Stats

City Website Activity:
Total searches for August 2017  = 634
Top Keywords searched and # of searches: 
53 ban, 54 burn, 30 water, 21 building, 18 beach, 33 fire, 13 beach

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