Manzanita to Relocate City Offices Due to Health Concerns, Mold at City Hall Building

Due to the existence of mold and related health concerns for city staff and members of the public, Manzanita City Hall will temporarily relocate its offices to the old ambulance quarters on 5th Street, adjacent to the Manzanita Police Department, City Manager Cynthia Alamillo announced Monday February 3rd. City offices will remain open at the current City Hall on Laneda until further notice, and a schedule for the move will be released soon. February meetings for City Council on Feb. 5th, court and committee meetings will be held at the Pine Grove Community House.

The City takes all health and safety issues very seriously and as a result, commissioned a building health study by Forensic Analytical Consulting Services of Portland, OR. The results of that testing have been received and did find a positive presence of mold growth in several parts of the building.
Over the coming days and weeks, the City will be reviewing various options regarding the viability of remediation, over-all building health, and the long-term impact to city services.
We will continue to provide regular updates as both the move and remediation decisions continue.
Our first and foremost concern is for the health and well-being of our staff and that of members of the public who use the current City Hall in any capacity. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this move may cause but can assure all citizens that every effort will be made to lessen any negative impacts on the city’s day-to-day business. We will continue to provide regular updates as the move progresses.
Please don’t hesitate to contact City Manager Cynthia Alamillo at calamillo@ci.manzanita.or.us or (503).368.5343 with any questions or concerns.