Openings On HR City Budget Panel

Hood River City Councilors appointed one new member to the municipal budget committee, but there are three more spots available to interested citizens.  City Manager Steve Wheeler says to apply just go to City Hall at 211 2nd Street or call 541-386-1488.  There will be three to four committee meetings during the upcoming budget process.  In other business, the City of Hood River has awarded a contract to Wastewater Solids Management of Yachats to do a cleanout of the south digester of the municipal wastewater treatment plant.  Wheeler said the work has needed to be done for some time, but they had difficulty finding a contractor because of the small size of the digester compared to other similar plants.