CITY MANAGERS REPORTReport Period February 5, 2020 - March 4, 2020Ginger Allen, City ManagerBuilding Demolition The building next door will be coming down the week of March 23rd, 2020. Rick Franklin Corporation received the demolition bid and will have the job completed on or before Tuesday, March 31st. The city will be closing down access to NW 1st avenue during the demolition, detouring traffic to 2nd and Alder in order to reach Robinson Drive. The roof abatement will take place on March 10th and 11th, with limited street/alley closures during these two days. The flooring materials were not suitable for “reuse”. Two rippled glass windows were removed and future use is yet to be determined due to the windows being “pure glass” verses tempered glass.City BudgetCity staff is full swing into budget season. This means we are working with a variety of vendors in search of price quotes for next year’s projects. Due to the possibility of building a new city hall and public works shop, expenses will be reduced to the extent possible. Staff has begun working on a Bio-Solids Plan to assist with our sludge build up in the lagoons. The funds for this plan will be paid for by the sewer fund. In addition, the staff is hoping to convert to a wireless water meter reading system. I will be presenting more information on these projects as we get closer to the budget hearings. Logger Pride DayOnce again the City is partnering with the Scio High School Leadership Team to assist with Logger Pride Day. As you may recall, Logger Pride Day was rejuvenated last year with the assistance of the S.C.I.O. (Scio Community Improvement Organization), under the direction of the Committee Chairperson, Eloise Peaslee. Logger Pride Day is tentatively scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, prior to the Lamb and Wool Fair. The City will once again partner with S.C.I.O. and the High School by providing the following services: Gloves, yard debris pickup and disposal, bark dust, not to mention city staff time.Salem Readings- March 2020 & Lake Oswego Reads - April 2020: Back to Back Art ExhibitsPlease take time to look at the beautiful art display in City Hall. This month the art exhibit is centered on the book “Piecing Me Together”, by Renee Watson. Books are available to all Scio library patrons. In addition, the Friends of the Scio Public Library are sponsoring an “Open House” featuring a talk by local artist, John Mahoney, on Wednesday, March 11th at 1:30 at Scio City Hall. In April the Scio Library will be hosting the Lake Oswego Reading Art Exhibit, featuring the book, “Rising”, by Elizabeth Rush.