CITY MANAGERS REPORTReport Period August 7, 2019 - September 4, 2019Ginger Allen, City ManagerPreliminary Ground Work for New City Hall – Update:•Demolition Process: On Thursday, September 19th, 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 3rd and will run through September 27th, 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 5th 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.