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City Manager Report

CITY MANAGERS REPORT Report Period May 6, 2020 - June 3, 2020 Ginger Allen, City Manager Scio City Hall Services: City Hall remains closed to the public. On occasion we have let people inside to conduct city business, but at all times the social distancing rule remains in effect with disinfected practices carried out routinely, even amongst the employees. Office hours will remain the same as last month: Open – Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Closed – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On July 6, 2020 the Governor is scheduled to make a statement regarding the regulations surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic. Once that statement is released I will meet with Mayor Weaver and Council President Nuber and discuss possible changes to work schedules and hours of service to the public at large. June 10 & 11, 2020 Budget Hearings: Due to the continuation of the “Oregon State of Emergency” status to July 6, 2020, the annual budget hearings this year will be conducted via a “Zoom Meeting”. Budget documents have been delivered to the budget committee members and at least two budget committee members will come to city hall to participate in the budget session(s). I continue to urge all budget members to contact me with any budget questions. November 3, 2020, General Election: The following council seats will be on the Linn County, November General Election ballot Scio City Mayor – Currently held by Gary C. Weaver Scio City Council Position No. 2 – Currently held by Tom Meyer Scio City Council Position No. 4 – Currently held by Joey L. Ferguson Scio City Council Position No. 5 – Currently held by Karen Eckhart City election packets will be available on Monday July 13, 2020. I hope to know the candidacy closing date by the end of June. FY 2019 COVID-19 Response Grants: The city submitted a grant application for $3000.00 to purchase new computer stations for the Library. The small grants are being offered by the State Library of Oregon to assist libraries during financial short falls due to Covid-19. We will know within weeks if we are a recipient of the grant funds because the funds must be spent by August 31, 2020. City Flags: I will provide some information to council concerning the city’s flags and how they are flown. Last Month Council Items: Goat on Alder Street has been removed to a location outside city limits. Staff contacted with renter and the property owner on SW 2 nd street and had the old sofa and loveseat removed from the road side. Staff contacted the property owner next to Thomas Creek and discussed the removal of the fallen tree limbs in the river. The owner agreed to look into the removal of the limbs. Scio Memorial Bricks Engraved: Five new memorial bricks were engraved on Friday, May 22, 2020, by OM Stone out of Hillsboro, Oregon. Scio Administrative Assistant, Cathy Martin, who heads up the Memorial Brick Campaign efforts, was successful in getting word out about this bi-annual opportunity. The cost of the engraving was $225.00. The next brick campaign will begin this fall in honor of Veterans Day.
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