May is quickly upon us and the city continues to move forward on the wastewater project.  The fire hall project reached a new milestone with the kick-off the design phase.  More details can be found below.

Fire Department-The Request for Qualifications has been published for design services on the new Fire Hall.  The full RFQ can be found on the city’s website at  There will be a pre-submittal conference at the Fire Hall on Thursday, May 10th at 4pm.  Final RFQs are due on Tuesday, May 22nd at 5pm.

Tourism Applications-The Tourism Advisory Committee has published a mid-year call for applications for tourism promotion activities.  Applications are due on Wednesday, May 30th at 10am and the application can be found under the Spotlight on the city website at

Wastewater Project:

Value Planning-The kick-off meeting took place last week regarding the value planning effort with the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure.  The date for the meeting with all of the stakeholders will take place on either June 5-6.  The final date will be finalized soon.

Month Long Testing-On May 8th, Wallis Engineering and the Department of Ecology will meet with industrial and significant users of the system to discuss the plan for the next round of testing.  The goal is to determine where the BOD loadings are coming from, determine a fair allocation of BOD loading to each significant user and find the reason behind the foaming at the plant.

Base Reservoir Roof-The contractor has been busy cleaning off the roof for installation of a new membrane roof at the reservoir.  Below are some pictures of the work completed so far.

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