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Aug 15

City Manager's July 2018 Report to Council

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 10:59 AM by Carolyn Sellmeyer

Tree Trimming Contract
The tree trimming contract with West Coast Arborists is underway. They’re a little behind due to storm clean up.  They’re taking inventory and mapping trees for our data base. They’re doing a good job and have multiple crews out to finish up. Also, the after-hours emergency storm response only took 40 minutes from the initial call, to the crew being on site. We’re very pleased with their work and response overall.

 Lake Well Pump
The Lake well pump failed and we’ve had to replace it, the 300 ft. drive shaft, pipe casing and bearings through an emergency purchase order. The motor is fine and some pipe casing doesn’t need to be replaced. The new pump should be in place by approximately August 16th, 2018.

HR Fill Actions
We have hired a new Finance Director. Mr. Lars Johnson will start work with the City of LP on Monday, August 13th, 2018.  

The Assistant City Manager announcement closed. We had nearly 160 applicants of which 120 filled out the application process correctly. We are now reviewing application packages in order to narrow down the candidates to begin the interview process. 

Peninsula Flood Water Issue
Additional changes were made to the design plan. We’ve met with both the Peninsula HOA and the Wigwam Golf Course. The Wigwam took back the plan request for discussion. We have buy in from the HOA and are waiting to hear back from the Wigwam.

Recreation Center Fitness Equipment
The Recreation Center has received their dumbbells and storage rack. We’re awaiting the arrival of the new multi-station machine. The projection is we should have that delivered and set up by the end of August.

Pre-School Flooring
The new Pre-School floor has been installed and we’ve moved the furniture and supporting equipment back into place. They’re ready for the first day of School which is Monday, August 27th, 2018.