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The City of Canby has four applicants for the soon-to-be empty council seat of Tracie Heidt

The City of Canby is seeking a council member to replace Tracie Heidt when she officially leaves her seat on July 17, as well as five seasonal maintenance workers for the Public Works Department.

There are four residents who have applied for Heidt's seat: Andrew Hale, Brian Imdieke, Jason Padden and Rachel A. Swanson. The open seat was posted the day after Heidt had made her resignation official in early June.

The deadline for applying to fill the empty seat is July 5 at 5 p.m. Once the candidates are in hand, Canby City Council members will conduct interviews and make the appointment within the month.

The Canby Herald.

Heidt was six months into her second term when she announced her resignation, citing time and responsibility as well as being able to spend evenings with her family. She is following a new career path as well as commuting farther for her job.

"I don't have the time and energy to put into the city council anymore," she said at a June 5 City Council meeting.

Heidt worked hard on the council and offered a unique perspective and thoughtfulness toward all of Canby's issues, according to Mayor Brian Hodson.

But there are other openings the city is hoping to fill in the near future.

Canby is recruiting five seasonal maintenance workers. These are temporary jobs for four parks workers and one street collection. These are up to 40 hours per week, paying $15 per hour with only paid sick leave. There are no other benefits. Recruitment remains open until all five positions are filled.

Recruits must be at least 18 years old. The positions are temporary, not to exceed six months or 600 work hours.

They will report to a lead maintenance worker or public works supervisor and may receive direction from other staff.

The duties vary depending on the area of assignment. For example, parks workers maintain landscape, control weeds, maintain annual and perennial flowerbeds as assigned, apply bark dust/chips, maintain, repair, replace sprinkler heads and lines as well as other similar activities.

Other duties might include mowing, aerating, irrigating and various special event tasks such as hanging banner, setting up and taking down holiday decorations, setting up barricades, assisting traffic, clean and maintain city sidewalks, pathways and right-of-ways including cleaning public restrooms, trash pickup, trimming and removing trees and vegetation.


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