Logger statue will return to City Hall later this year after repairs are completed

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: MELANIE WAGNER - On Friday, March 2, the logger statue was temporarily moved away from City Hall so it could be repaired. It will return in the spring.

Estacada's logger statue has been temporarily removed from its location outside of City Hall to receive a bit of extra care.

On Friday, March 2, the statue was taken to the city's Public Works Shop to be repaired. In addition to the bottom of the statue being worn out, a hole on top of the logger's head has caused several sections of the statue's interior to rot.

"He will be repaired as needed and refinished so he can withstand living outdoors for many more years," Melanie Wagner, assistant to the city manager, wrote in an email.

Wagner added that the statue will return to City Hall later in the spring.

Last summer, after city leaders proposed relocating the logger to Timber Park, a petition opposing the idea amassed more than 1,000 signatures. The logger will be incorporated into City Hall's new landscape plan, which was approved by the City Council in December.

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