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The annual community garage sales will be held August 9 & 10. Click here for more information.


The Friends of the Scio Public Library are hosting a Benefit Dinner on Sunday, September 22nd for the Scio Public Libary. For more information - Click Here.


There is an ever growing need for mankind to become more aware of mercury and the impact it can have on one’s quality of life. Mercury is a natural occurring element found in air, water and soil. Over exposer to mercury, even in small amounts, may cause serious health problems to the unborn child and people of all ages. In an effort to educate our water users we are providing the following Environmental Protection Agency website which gives the reader access to fact sheets and data relating to the subject matter of mercury. What is Mercury Emissions of Mercury into the Air Emission from Power Plants Other Causes of mercury Air Emissions Trends in Air Emissions Mercury Emissions around the Globe Common Exposures to Mercury Health Effects Associated with Exposures to Mercury Ecological Effects of Mercury Exposure Consumer Products that Traditionally Contain Mercury


Notice is hereby given that the Scio Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 as part of the regularly scheduled meeting that begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Scio City Hall, 38957 NW 1st Avenue in Scio to consider the following proposal: File 2019-03 - Comprehensive Plan Map & Zone Change 38848 S Highway 226 in Scio The applicant, Hix-Snedeker Development, LLC., proposed to amend the Scio Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map to re- designate and rezone a 1.34-acre parcel at 38848 S Highway 226 in Scio from an Industrial to Commercial plan designation and from a light industrial (LI) zone to a Commercial (C-1) zone. The applicants proposed to construct a 9,100 s.f. commercial retail building on the site for a Dollar General, general merchandise retail store. The property has a manufactured home on the site. The proposal must comply with the standards and criteria for a comprehensive plan map amendment and zone change. Linn County Assessor’s Map: 10S 01W Section 18D, Tax Lot 00101. The decision criteria which apply to the application is found in the statewide planning goals and guidelines, Chapters 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 of the Scio Comprehensive Plan, Section 7, Ordinance 496 and Article 10, Ordinance 561. The Scio Comprehensive Plan and ordinances can be viewed at the City of Scio website: The application, the decision criteria and staff report will be available at City Hall on June 21, 2019. Any persion wishing to provide testimony must address the decision criteria. Failure to raise an issue precludes appeal and failure to specify to which criterion the comment is directed precludes appeal based on that criterion. Written testimony may be submitted at City Hall prior to the Planning Commission meeting or may be submitted at the public hearing. After the close of the public hearings the Scio Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council on the proposal. The City Council will hold an additional public hearing to consider the proposal and make a final decision on the application. If you have questions related to the application, call City Hall at (503)394-3342. Maps

Planning Commission Position Open

The City of Scio is currently seeking volunteers who live within the city limits to serve on the Scio Planning Commission. The planning commission actively serves the city by making land use recommendations/decisions for the city depending on the complexity of the application before them. The time commitment involved can range from 1 to 4 hours per month. If you are interested in planning for the future of Scio, please consider volunteering your time. - Application

Recycling Tips

We are often asked what can or cannot go into the recycling bins from Republic Services. Here is a handy link to their website to help you determine if certain items can go in the recycling or must be placed in your garbage can. Just click on the cart to see what you can do.

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City of Scio

About Scio

Incorporated in 1866.

Population: 920 County: Linn Location: 44°42′13″N 122°51′0″W Elevation: 317 feet Area Code: (503) Zip Code: 97374 Time Zone: Pacific
City of Scio - SPEAKS Newsletter City of Scio - SPEAKS Newsletter Reporting possible pollution issues is everyone’s responsiblity.  If you think that there is a possible land, air or water pollution, please report it by doing one of the following: Fill out DEQ’s Online Complaint Form Call the DEQ hotline - 1-887-997-7888 Oil Spills - 1-800-452-0311 Noise Complaints - 541-967-3950 Nuisance Odors - 503-229-5376  For additional information about pollution reporting click here. Controlling Pollution Controlling Pollution Please call the City of Scio at  503-394-3342, if you have an illicit discharge emergency.  If it is after regular business hours please dial one of the following numbers: •	541-619-8152 •	503-509-9807 •	541-401-3526  For additional information about illicit discharge(s) click here. Reporting Illicit Discharge(s) Reporting Illicit Discharge(s) Reporting Illicit Discharge(s)