Council sets hearing on name for treatment plant


June 1, 2022

Mayor Greg Mahler speaks during a May 24 Sweet Home City Council meeting. The council voted to name the city's upgraded wastewater treatment facility in honor of his family. A public hearing to discuss the matter is set for June 28.

The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, May 24, to hold a June 28 public hearing to name the city's upgraded wastewater treatment plant the Mahler Water Reclamation Facility.

City staff, particularly the Public Works Department, recommended the name. According to a request for council action submitted by Administrative Services Manager Julie Fisher, "Staff feels [this] is an appropriate recognition for such a distinguished father and son, for their service to the community."

The family's enjoyed a five-decade association with the city. Businessman John Mahler first arrived...

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