City makes PSU aware of apparent error and expects it to becorrected by certification deadline of Dec. 15

Preliminary census numbers for Molalla

may indicate "zero sum" growth during the

last cycle, but City Administrator Dan Huff

said that's why the numbers recently released

are preliminary -- they don't become

certified until Dec. 15 -- and they will be corrected.

While the preliminary numbers indicated

Molalla saw no increase in its population,

Huff assured that wasn't the case and a call to

PSU has solved that issue.

"That number will be updated," he said.

"The preliminary numbers do not show the

growth the city experienced during the review

time from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

PSU is not showing the Molalla growth. We

have spoken with them and it will be updated

before Dec. 15."

Huff said it was important the numbers are

corrected in that these are the numbers that

determine revenue "that we work with the

state of Oregon on."

Though the numbers are strictly "preliminary

estimates of the population as of July 1,

2017," they show that local communities are

seeing varying degrees of growth. Locally,

the largest percentage of growth occurred in

Silverton (3.5 percent), Wilsonville (2.4 percent)

and Hubbard (2.3 percent). Canby's population

for 2017 is at 16,660, up from 16,420 a

year ago – a growth rate of 1.4 percent.

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