Toledo City Hall remains a busy place, still coordinating the completion of the new city water intake on the Siletz River and getting the arriving water into the right pipes back in Toledo – and fixing some nagging low pressure problems in the Skyline/Magnolia Street area.
City Manager Jay Baughman reported to the city council that project work crews lowered down the three massive pumps through the roof trusses and they’re bolted in. And the pump station has already gotten a metal roof. Baughman says the project is progressing along, right on schedule and that the project is still within budget.
There has also been a lot of work going on back south in Toledo. Construction crews have been putting in new water lines in the Arcadia and Nye as well as 12th and Alder Street areas. They’ve even managed to do something about the recently chronic low water pressure in homes in the Skyline and Magnolia Street neighborhoods. Baughman says the original estimate for the fix was around $10,000. But the pipes in the ground were in a lot better shape than they figured – so now the cost for the complete fix will run around $6,000. So, some good news there.
The city council is doubling down on trying to fill a vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission. The city is holding the vacancy open ’til April 30th so they can get as many applications in as possible. To apply for a seat on the planning commission – which reviews development proposals even before they hit the news – just stop by Toledo City Hall and fill out an application!