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City Manager Report

CITY MANAGERS REPORT Report Period May 5, 2021 - June 28, 2021 Ginger Allen, City Manager American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: The U.S. Department of the Treasury will be distributing ARPA Appropriations to all of the states throughout the U.S. The Department of Administrative Services of Oregon will in turn distribute funds to all cities under the population of 50,000. Scio is scheduled to receive approximately $222,434.02. Half of the funds will be sent to cities on or before July 31, 2021 and the other half approximately one year later. There are spending stipulations attached to the dollars received by the city. Once the money is received staff will bring forth projects compatible with the spending requirements for council’s final approval. Possible Assistance from Rep. Cate and Senator Girod: For the past two months I have been working with Rep. Jami Cate and Senator Fred Girod on projects needed in Scio. Each Oregon Representative and State Senator received a certain amount of ARPA dollars to use in their respective districts. After several discussions with Rep. Cate, she and Senator Girod, agreed to submit the following projects for funding from the ARPA: $100K Scio Public Restroom $135K Parkland Development Rep. Cate is very optimistic about these two projects making it through the legislative session. In addition, Rep. Cate is submitting a request for $2.9 Million dollars out of the Bi-Annual Budget to assist with the building of a new Scio City Hall. The status of the dollars for this project will not be know for 9-12 months. I will keep council apprised of this effort as it moves forward. Library Receives a $1,000.00 Donation: The Friends of the Scio Public Library has notified the City that they will be donating a $1,000.00 to assist with the purchasing of books and library supplies next fiscal year. Scio Lagoons: I want council to know that staff is working hard to keep the lagoons in the best shape possible. During these hot months it becomes very difficult, especially on hot stagnant days to reduce lagoon odor. The city continues to monitor the lagoons and we work hand in hand with DEQ to ensure that we remain in compliance.
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