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City Manager Report

CITY MANAGERS REPORT Report Period August 7, 2019 - September 4, 2019 Ginger Allen, City Manager Preliminary Ground Work for New City Hall – Update: Demolition Process: On Thursday, September 19 th , staff will be clearing off the property adjacent to city hall and preparing for the upcoming fall demolition process. Recruitment Underway for a Public Works Utility Worker II: The city is actively seeking a person to fill a Public Works Utility Worker II position. The advertising began September 3 rd and will run through September 27 th , at which time we will conduct the first round of interviews. Mayor Weaver, Kostanty Knurowski and I will be sitting on the interview panel. Recruitment packets can be downloaded from the City website or pickup up at city hall. Lagoon Odor: Due to extended periods of hot weather and a low volume of influent/water into our lagoon system we experienced an extreme lagoon odor at the end of August, first of September. This is a common occurrence during this time of year. It is caused by seasonal changes in temperatures. When a hot air system collides with a cooler air system it causes what is called an “anaerobic” condition. This condition is a result in the loss of oxygen in the lagoon. With school underway, we are hoping that the increase in influent/water will assist in breaking up the large clumps of surface sludge, referred to as “blooming”. I assure you, the City is in compliance with all water and wastewater requirements per DEQ. OAWU – Oregon Association of Water Utilities, was on sight and confirmed that this is a common occurrence on lagoon systems and that we must allow nature to run its course. First Annual Doc Prill’s Apple Fest: As reported in the September Newsletter, the city will be hosting the first annual Doc Prill’s Apple Fest. The event will be held on Saturday, October 5 th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We will be giving away apples from the historic “King Apple Tree”, along with cookies and apple cider. Please make plans to join in the fun.
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