There have been a number of complaints about a mysterious rotten egg smell all over town, which turns out to be the smell of nature taking its course with the bay ponds near Shoreline Park, some of which were Cargill salt ponds until 2004.
Assistant to the city manager Kevin Woodhouse said the city gets these complaints the same time every year. Algae that grow in the bay ponds die off in the late summer months, producing a gas that smells like rotten eggs.
The odor reportedly goes away in a short period of time.
"Our Shoreline employees have noted the smell is particularly strong right now," Woodhouse said.