What a blustery night, last night. I hope this posting finds everyone safe and doing well. I wanted to assure everyone that the City is keeping an eye on Thomas Creet and Peter’s Ditch. According to the Thomas Creek Flood Gauge (picture below) Thomas Creek was at 12.17 feet at 6:00 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, January 13th). This is a great reading considering what was “Predicted” for rainfall last night as you can see the gauge has color indicators:Yellow: Action stage - Meaning people should begin to prepare for the worst and pray for the best!Things you can do regarding flood preparation:1.Be prepared and ensure you have a plan for all family members and pets to evacuate if needed. Know your evacuation route as flood waters can rise quickly.2.Check the City of Scio’s Facebook Page and City Website (ci.scio.or.us) for up-to-date announcements. Also check the Scio Fire District Website.3.Turn around, don’t drown! Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. (just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and just a food of moving water can carry your vechicle away).4.Move to higher ground or a higher flour if you cannot evacuate and do not try to wade through flood waters, the current is stronger than it may look and in Oregon they are typically full of trees, rocks and other debris.5.If your structure has flood vents, then make sure they are operational and nothing is blocking them.6.Stay off bridges, and stay away from river banks near flood waters as they may be unstable and give way. It is also important to promote the purchase of flood insurance for properties at risk. Unfortunately flood insurance policies take 30 days to go into effect, so while it won’t offer protection from an immediate threat it can still protect many homes and properties over the next few months as we move further into flood season.Orange: Flooding Stage, hopefully you have followed the Action Stage tips and you and your loved ones are personally safe from any flooding.I hope you find this post informative.“Stay Safe Everyone”Ginger AllenCity Manager
In an effort to keep everyone up-to-date on the Covid-19 vaccinations I am posting the following message from Governor Brown.Please do not call City Hall as we are not the sponsors of the message(s) and we do not know any more about how or where the vaccinations will be given at this time. Should any information change we will update you through this page and on the city’s Facebook page.Thanks Everyone!Ginger AllenScio City Manager
SCIO CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
MONDAY, JANUARY 25
, 6:00 P.M.
The Scio City Council will be holding a Work Session via Zoom Meeting on Monday, January 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.This Work Session will allow the City Council to openly discuss the draf By-Laws of a new Library Advisory Committee and Parks & Tree Advisory Committee. Both committees will work under the guidance and supervision of the Scio City Council.Council Work Sessions, while open to the public for viewing, does not allow public input. No votes can be taken by council during a work session. Once the By-Laws are reviewed and additions or revisions are made to the By-Laws the council shall adjourn the Work Session and do one of two things:•Add the By-Laws to a council agenda for adoption and public input OR•Continue the Work Session to another date to complete the review process.Anyone from the public wishing to attend the Work Session should contact Scio City Hall (503) 394-3342 to obtain a passcode which will enable you to view the Zoom Meeting via the link below. Please call City Hall with any questions regarding the Work Session.