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City Manager Adam Brown | November 16, 2018

I was selected as one of 150 participants from the US and Southeast Asia to be invited to the first YSEALI Summit which is in Singapore the first week in December. This is the program from which our Southeast Asian fellows have come from. The summit is only 3 days plus travel. All of my costs will be covered by the State Department. I will use my vacation leave to participate in the event. I just feel honored to be selected.
TSP Scope of Work Overview
I reviewed the scope of the transportation system plan with the City Engineer this week. This is a grant the City applied for and was awarded. The TSP will incorporate the parks master plan non-vehicular transportation priorities.
I had the opportunity last week to present to the Kiwanis Club about the legalization of marijuana in our community.
City Hall Closure
City Hall will be closed November 22-23 for Thanksgiving. Fire and Police services will function as usual.
Recreation District
I met with some of the new Recreation Board members to come up with a transition plan. We plan to present a transition plan on Tuesday. The goal of the plan is for fall programming to continue without interruption.
The staff responded to 4 mutual aid calls for fires. Two structure fires in the Payette Fire District and one in Oregon. They also responded to assist Vale for a mobile home fire and Parma for a grass fire. They responded to an electrical fire on SW 30th Street that displaced a family for two days - fortunately the burn out fund was able to cover lodging for them. There were also two extensive motor vehicle crashes, one sheared off a power pole and the other was by the high school and damaged numerous vehicles.
We had five fire apparatuses and numerous members participate in the Veterans Day Parade.
Malheur County 911 board meeting was attended by Chief Kunz, Peter Hall and Chief Leighton along with many other agencies.
We finished getting all the soccer goals and nets off fields and secured for the winter. Andrew winterized our paint machines and cleaned out the trailer to store it for winter. We are partnering with Jacobs to fix a set of broken soccer goals that belong to the Boys and Girls Club. Thanks to Cliff and Casey at Jacobs!
Dodgeball Thursday, November 15th at Ontario Middle School Cub Gym. The kids had a great time during this program. It is a good program, that does not require a huge time commitment. I had excellent staff running Dodgeball this year. Thank you Mariah Buthman, David Ramos and Katie Smith!
Our boys youth basketball 5th and 6th grade teams will host Saturday at the Ontario Middle School. Games will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Our 3rd and 4th grade boys are on the road tomorrow and have games in Weiser and New Plymouth. We will have team photos tomorrow for the 5th and 6th grade teams.
We are currently taking registration for Girls 3rd and 6th grade Basketball, K-2nd grade Basketball, Youth Floor Hockey, and Thanksgiving and Christmas Crafts Class.
The signs for the tie-downs and hanger numbers are being made locally. These will be made of metal and will be permanent.
Two of the three gates are operational; however, the third gate has a manufacturing flaw that was discovered today and replacement parts were ordered. The Police and Fire key use will be part of the walk-through next week.
The loader is getting new tires suitable for the runway surface. Dan is also looking at two plows for the loader.
Public Works
Leaf pick up began earlier this week and will continue through the end of next week. All bagged yard debris including bundled limbs will be picked up at curb side.
Staff are currently evaluating West Tec operations and are reviewing the best method for screen removal on the West Tec filters. The current removal method is problematic and needs to be revised for safety and efficiency concerns.
Crews are removing diseased trees located throughout the City and are being replaced with healthy new ones. We are fortunate to have a certified arborist on staff.


Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Events to Mark on Your Calendar
November 12 through Thanksgiving
Fall Leaf Pick Up
See Upcoming Facebook Post for more details
Tuesday, November 20 @ 7:00 p.m.
City Council Meeting
City Hall - Council Chambers
Thursday, Nov. 22 - Friday, Nov. 23
City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving