City of Scio| 38957 NW 1st Avenue, PO Box 37 | Scio|Oregon | 97374-0037| Tel: 503-394-3342

City Manager Report

CITY MANAGERS REPORT Report Period January 6, 2020 - February 4, 2021 Ginger Allen, City Manager City Hall Hours: While City Hall as opened up to the public, walk-in traffic is very low. Utility payments are being dropped off, paid electronically, made over the phone or mailed to the City. Senior Center Services remain closed at this time and Library Curb-Side Service continues. City Hall has resume regular work hours of Monday – Thursday’s 7:30 – 5:00 p.m. and Fridays, 7:30 – 12:00 noon. All persons entering City Hall must stay outside of the administrative office space, they are offered the use of hand sanitizer, with social distancing and face masks required. Citizens still have the ability to conduct business via, phone, email, on-line payments, drop box correspondence, U.S. mail, outside window and personal meeting by appointment only. City of Scio Landscape Development Advisory Committee By-Laws: A Council Work Session was held on January 25, 2021 to discuss a “Landscape Development Advisory Committee and it’s By-Laws. The Council requested staff to continue researching other cities and bring back information as to how Parks and Tree Advisory Committee’s function. At the time of this report staff has researched and gathered information from seven other cities and will be preparing a findings report. I recommend that council schedule another Work Session, following the March 8 th city council meeting. The “Findings Report” will be sent out with the council packets, allowing several days to review and prepare for the Work Session. Rapid Response Grant Moving Forward: With the assistance of Jenna Berman, Active Transportation Liaison, ODOT, I submitted a letter of intent for a $100K - $500K Rapid Response Grant for Safe Routes to School. On February 3 rd , I received notification that my letter of intent was supported and Scio may proceed with a Grant Application. I will keep Council informed of the progress made on this grant application.
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