CITY MANAGERS REPORTReport Period October 9, 2019 - November 19, 2019Ginger Allen, City ManagerProperty Demolition Request for ProposalClean up around the property adjacent to City Hall continues. The Request for Demolition Proposals was sent out on November 7, 2019 and submittals are due on or before December 12, 2019. Another update will be given once the project bid is awarded.Public Works Utility Worker IThe city hired Ben Jones to fill the vacant Public Works Utility Worker I position. Ben is a graduate of Scio High School and Linn Benton Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Technology. Be formerly worked for the City of Sublimity and began working for Scio on Monday, November 18, 2019. Ben is currently certified in Water Distribution and will be testing for his Waste Water Collections certification in January 2020. LibraryThe Scio Public Library will be hosting a Table Box Decorating Class as one of its’ special holiday programs. The first class will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. If more time is needed to complete the boxes, a second class will be held on Tuesday, December 10th from 6:00 p.m. and go to 7:30p.m. The cost is $15.00 for the box materials. Scio Street Sweeper Named!Throughout the month of October all Scio students, in grades K-12, were invited to name the City’s “new to us” street sweeper. A total of 25 entrees were submitted. The winner of the contest is Miss Ainsley Blumenstein who submitted the winning name “SWEEPING BEAUTY”. During the month of October, the Scio Public Library held the first, annual Pumpkin Painting Contest. The Library extended nightly hours by staying open until 7:30 p.m. on both Tuesday’s and Thursday evenings. The extended hours allowed time for families to participate in this event.There were three winners chosen: Adult Winner - Mikayla Wendel; Youth Winner - Lila Wendel and Little Tot Winner - Annie HickleThe winners were chosen by Mayor Chadd Weaver and City Council President Debbie Nuber. A $25.00 Scio Bucks Gift Certificate was given to each of the winners to be used at one of 19 different local businesses participating in the “SHOP LOCAL SCIO campaign running from October 26th through December 21st. Linn County Sheriff’s Contract SettledThe Linn County Small Cities Coalition met with the Linn County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and finalized a new three year contract. Council President Debbie Nuber accompanied me to the meeting and a good discussion and contract details were discussed and approved by all parties. The small cities involved in this effort are: Brownsville, Halsey, Harrisburg, Millersburg, Mills City and Scio.Holiday Decorations Going UpOnce again our partners at Pacific Power assisted the City by providing the equipment and manpower needed to put up Scio’s Holiday Lights and Banners. The banners are new this year and they have been placed on poles that currently lack electricity.League of Oregon Cities Data UpdateIt is time for the city to update its’ information with the League of Oregon Cities. They are particularly interested in knowing how many “Local Focus” magazines are needed by each city and any changes in staff or council seats. I will be asking each councilor if they are interested in receiving the “Local Focus” at Monday’s meeting.Library Hosting its 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating ContestPlease tell your family and friends about the annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Below is a copy of the flyer posted throughout the local businesses and on the city’s Facebook page and website.City of Scio FacebookShortly after last month’s city council meeting I began posting city information on the city’s Facebook account. Please log on and take a look at the information and tell your family and friends about this new communication outlet. I will be adding Instagram to our social media outreach program after the first of the year.On behalf of all of the staff at the City of Scio,HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!