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City slogan, street sweeper, travel kiosks on agenda for Wednesday, July 28 City Council meeting

The Molalla City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, for a regular meeting.

Following the flag salute and roll call, the public will have a chance to comment for up to three minutes on issues relevant to the city but not listed as an item on the agenda. Citizens who wish to speak should complete a comment form ahead of time and deliver it to the city recorder.

Then, City Planner Mac Corthell will ask the council to adopt a city slogan, approve use of the city logo for marketing purposes and review next steps for the city's branding and identity.

The council opted to move forward in October 2020 with creating an economic development community program committee. That committee is working through a Molalla Area Vision and Action Plan that has a series of focus areas — one of which is to "create a branding and marketing plan to encourage entrepreneurs and attract new businesses."

The CPC recruited an action team to carry out that focus area, and that team came up with the slogan "Real Adventure, Real People, Real Fun" to go along with the Molalla, Oregon, logo already in use within the city.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF MOLALLA - Molalla's economic development community program committee and associated action team are asking the City Council to consider 'Real Adventure, Real People, Real Fun' as the city's slogan.

At the council meeting, Corthell will share more on the process and clarify an implementation approach.

Also during the meeting, the council will have the opportunity to approve the purchase of a new street sweeper, a Crosswind 1 Regenerative Air Single Engine sweeper, at a cost of $277,364 after a discount and trade-in. According to the agenda packet, the city's existing street sweeper "is difficult to source parts for and is beyond its useful life."

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF MOLALLA - The Molalla City Council will consider approving the purchase of a new street sweeper.

Next, the City Council will discuss a project that came about as a result of a Travel Oregon Destination Ready grant the city received to place four wayfinding kiosks throughout the city. Corthell suggests the kiosks should be placed at City Hall, Fox Park, Long Park and Clark Park. Corthell will discuss kiosk design and content and next steps to complete the project by its due date, which is November.

Finally, City Manager Dan Huff will lead a discussion on a parks community program committee.

The meeting will end as usual with reports from the city manager and staff, city councilors and Mayor Scott Keyser.

Kristen Wohlers
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