The Cannon Beach City Council continued discussions at its work session Tuesday on the language of the ordinance having to do with the community’s sand dunes.

The council had voted earlier this month not to continue to allow grading of the dunes for views, as previously reported in The Gazette.

Jeff Adams, the city’s community development director, said in an email Wednesday: “The Council gave direction at their work session last night to continue to refine the language to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments to strike all aspects of ‘grading for view.’”

Adams also said: “(The council) asked the City Attorney to research and give a written opinion on whether they would need to have a Foredune Management Plan if they allow only ‘remedial grading’ for structures inundated by the movement of sand and ‘preservation grading’ for blow-outs, erosion and to maintain public access.

“(The council) set their next work session for November 19 and I promised to have a new set of drafts and our Attorney’s opinion for their review,” he said. “I would expect the 19th to be their last work session and then they would move into final deliberation.”


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