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Apartment plan gets nixed

Apartment plan gets nixed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the end, the numbers didn’t add up. As a result, members of the Keizer City Council unanimously rejected a proposal that would have cleared the way for approximately 120 new apartments along Verda Lane between Chemawa Road and Dearborn Avenue, on land referred to as the cow pasture. […]

Trying to find land’s true worth

Trying to find land’s true worth

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes How much is city property in Keizer Station Area B worth? City officials aren’t sure. As such, agents of the Keizer Urban Renewal Agency unanimously approved a request Aug. 18 to have an appraisal done on city-owned commercial properties along Lockhaven Drive between the Keizer Transit Center and the […]

New homes on Bair proposed

New homes on Bair proposed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The developer hoping to convert the “cow pasture” by Claggett Creek Park into apartments is also proposing a new subdivision on Bair Road. Mark Grenz with Multi-Tech Engineering has submitted an application to turn a 2.32 acre parcel by Bair Park into a new 12-lot subdivision. A hearing on […]

A busy day for Keizer Police

A busy day for Keizer Police

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes From start to finish, Aug. 20 was a strange and busy day for the Keizer Police Department. It all started around 8 a.m. when a member of the KPD’s Community Response Unit (CRU) spoke with Angelica Maria Rodriguez, 33, who had been living illegally in a residence at 4795 […]

Chemawa Road work to continue as MHS begins

Chemawa Road work to continue as MHS begins

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Construction on Chemawa Road will continue as McNary High School starts up again next week. Work resumed on the project later than anticipated this summer, meaning things could be slow for a while. The project, being administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), stretches from River Road to […]

House is worth the wait

House is worth the wait

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Deici Diaz can’t wait for Saturday. After all, it’s been a long wait. On Saturday Diaz, her three children and her mother will move into their brand new home at 1008 Alexis Lane. The four bedroom home was a Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley project. A Diaz […]

Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

Cow pasture hearing Tuesday

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Council meetings tend to draw rather small audiences. Next week could be different. The proposal to convert the “cow pasture” at Verda Lane into apartments will be discussed at another public hearing next week. The hearing will take place during the Tuesday, Sept. 2 council meeting, held […]

A look at the Big Toy budget

A look at the Big Toy budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As originally planned, the Big Toy would be built at Keizer Rapids Park next month. The project has been delayed until June 2015, as previously reported in the Keizertimes. The delay is a good thing, when looking at the budget for the project. County Commissioner Janet Carlson, co-chair of […]

More than 6,000 lose power

More than 6,000 lose power

An accident led to the loss of power for a number of Keizer residents in the early morning hours Thursday, Aug. 28. According to a statement from Salem Electric, at 12:03 a.m. on Aug. 28 a car hit a transmission pole in the Salem area. That led to the Bonneville Power Administration de-energizing the transmission […]

Cherriots moving forward with new outreach effort

Cherriots moving forward with new outreach effort

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No, there aren’t plans to add Saturday transit service back. Salem-Keizer Transit has been holding open houses recently as part of its Moving Forward initiative, a project designed to increase frequency on busy bus routes, establish consistent frequency and reduce coverage in low-ridership areas. One such open house was […]

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