King Tides Coming; Council Work Session; City Offices-Meetings; Business License

King Tides Coming

King Tides occur a few times each year, when two things coincide.  The first is when the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth; the second is when the earth’s orbit is closest to the sun.  Those conditions will be happening twice over the coming weeks, February 8th through 10th, but first January 11th through the 13th.   King tides are when there is a ten foot swing between low tide and high tide.  Those conditions are projected next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday..  The Oregon King Tides Project has been collecting photos taken on the coast during these high tides for more than a decade.  It’s part of a worldwide initiative to better understand how the rise in sea level impacts coastal communities.   Details on how to take photos and submit them can be found at  

Council Work Session

Just because today is New Year’s Day, that doesn’t mean the Florence City Council is taking it easy.  They’re not meeting tonight of course, but they will be having their usual Thursday morning work session this week.  At 8:45 Thursday morning the council will hear a presentation on affordable housing.  Following that, they will head to the Shore Pines Apartments project, The Project is nearing completion and will offer some of its units as affordable rentals.  The units are being constructed at 3900 Highway 101.  Additional apartments from a non-related project is underway across the highway and is scheduled to be completed by spring.  No set time has been announced for the tour.

City Offices-Meetings

City offices are closed today in observance of the New Year. All other everyday operations will be in full swing.  Except for the previous mentioned work session later this week it is a relatively quiet week for city meetings.  Next week, however, the city has a full slate of meetings on its schedule. Beginning Monday January 8th with a city council meeting.  Other meetings on the schedule are the Planning Commission on Tuesday, the Environmental Management Advisory Committee on Wednesday, and another work session for the city council on Thursday.

Business License

If you own a business in Florence you only have a few more weeks to get your business license renewed.  The city now offers online registration for your business.  On January 24th any business who has not renewed will have to bay a 50% penalty on their license.  Links to the online renewal can be found on the city’s website there is a tab on the home page that will direct you to the proper site.