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Scappoose passes on city manager candidates

The Scappoose City Council did not proceed with a hire of a new city manager Wednesday, April 30, after four candidate interviews. The council and two advisory interview panels determined none of the candidates were a good fit for the position, said Scappoose Mayor Scott Burge.

“I think they just didn't seem like a good fit for Scappoose,” Burge said. “The community members agreed when giving feedback.”

For the time being, Don Otterman will continue as interim City Manager, but is apparently unable to stay on until the city will be able to fill the position. Otterman said he will potentially be leaving the city this month, depending on how long it takes to hire a new interim city manager. Prothman and Associates, the firm Scappoose hired to recruit city manager applicants, is expected to provide a new list of permanent and interim applicants to the City Council.