Month: November 2016

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT, AND LEAST COST FASHION AGENDA KEIZER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION Monday, December 5, 2016 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. FLAG SALUTE 4. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS a. Oath of Office – Keizer Police Officer Andrew McCowan 5. COMMITTEE REPORTS a. Volunteer Coordinating Committee Recommendation for Appointments to Keizer Public Arts Commission, Keizer Parks Advisory Board, and Traffic Safety/Bikeways/Pedestrian Committee 6. PUBLIC TESTIMONY This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on any matters other than those on the agenda scheduled for public hearing. 7. PUBLIC HEARINGS 8. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION 9. CONSENT CALENDAR a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the City Manager to Award and Enter Into an Agreement with Trench Line Excavation Inc. for Water Main Replacement Project b. RESOLUTION – Extending City Manager Employment Contract (2017-2018) c. RESOLUTION – Extending City Attorney Employment Contract (2017-2018) d. RESOLUTION – Amending the Resolution Authorizing Disposition of Surplus Property (Police Department Vehicles) Amending R2016-2707 e. RESOLUTION – Accepting the Canvass of Election Votes from the November 8, 2016 General Election for the Keizer City Council Positions (Mayor and Positions No. 1, 2, and 3) and City of Keizer Measure 24-397 (Imposes City Tax on...

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Santa at Volcanoes Stadium this Saturday

Santa Claus will arrive by helicopter to Volcanoes Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 3 to talk to Keizer’s boys and girls about what they want for Christmas. St. Nick will appear from 12 noon to 3 p.m., or until the last child has sat on Santa’s lap. Free photographs will be available of kids with...

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Keizer church hosts OSP outreach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Oregon State Trooper Cristian Cuevas was only called in to meet with his high school counselor once, and it remains something of a sore point. “They only wanted to ask me why I wasn’t picking up my free bus passes,” said Cuevas at Inglesia Luz Del Valle Church in Keizer Thursday, Nov. 17. Cuevas took part in a outreach event at the church on Dearborn Avenue Northeast intended to connect local Latino youth with potential job opportunities in law enforcement. Rev. Jose Dominguez arranged the gathering, which drew about three dozen attendees, as a follow-up to a community event in August to talk about community relations with local law enforcement. One of the concerns that arose from the earlier conversation was the lack of diversity among the local law enforcement while minority populations continue to grow. Cuevas, a native of Chile, talked about his path to the Oregon State Police, which he felt was probably reflected in the experience of today’s youth. “I wish my councilor had brought me in to talk about the opportunities I might have had rather than free bus passes. I had a job at Albertsons and I paid for my bus pass every month,” Cuevas said. “That wasn’t the type of help I needed.” Cuevas earned his diploma and joined the U.S. Marine Corps before finally making his...

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Lady Celts eye league title

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls basketball team won a school record 23 games and finished fourth in the state last year but it was what they didn’t do that was on the minds of the Lady Celts two returning starters as practice began for the upcoming season. “Our goal this year is to finally win league,” senior Sydney Hunter said. “I think that’s our No. 1 goal.” In order to do that, McNary will have to dethrone two-time state champion South Salem, led by one of the best players in the country, Evina Westbrook, who has signed with the University of Tennessee. McNary junior Kailey Doutt, who was voted defensive player of the year by the Greater Valley Conference coaches last season, looks forward to seeing the Lady Saxons on the court. “I’m really excited for that game,” Doutt said. “I love guarding her (Westbrook). It’s a challenge. She’s the No. 1 player in the nation. It always makes me better.” The Lady Celts graduated three of its top four scorers from a year ago, including leading scorer and captain Madi Hingston. But head coach Derick Handley believes McNary has the pieces to make up for those losses. “We had a lot of girls who can score but it wasn’t their role last year,” Handley said. “It is going to be a little bit of an...

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“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance

“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance c.2016, Harper $27.99 / $34.99 Canada 264 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER Home is where the heart is. It’s where folks take you in because they love you, and put up with your nonsense for the same reason. It’s where you go when there’s nowhere else, a haven both for body and soul. Home is where the heart is – and, as in the new memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance, it’s also where troubles begin. At first glance, most people would say J.D....

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