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Agenda for Keizer City Council

Agenda for Keizer City Council

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 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL […]

Council outlines remedies for McNary parking overflow

Council outlines remedies for McNary parking overflow

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council outlined three options for neighbors to the west of McNary High School to consider regarding mitigating traffic through their neighborhood during the academic year. In April, Charles Anderson, a resident of Newberg Drive, presented a petition to the city council signed by 20 neighbors […]

Mangan at home in Cummings

Mangan at home in Cummings

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes From school bus driver to PE teacher to administration, Cummings Elementary’s new principal, Martina Mangan, has done it all. “I bring a good understanding for every employee in the district and where everybody is,” she said. “I have a very high respect for people at all levels of the […]

Small gains, big sacrifices

Small gains, big sacrifices

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As Keizer’s parks and facilities supervisor, one of Robert Johnson’s most rewarding jobs is planting a tree. “I can plant one and, in seven or eight years, drive by and there is a family having a picnic in its shade,” Johnson said. However, that one tree can command […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, August 15

60+Active SPECIAL SENIOR SECTION

60+Active SPECIAL SENIOR SECTION

Back from the brink

Back from the brink

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Byron Nelson’s current obsession is a knot on a piece of hardwood he’s shaping into a longboard. “That knot right there is going to be a big part of what the board becomes. I really think it could be an eye,” he said, pointing to the board in […]

KCFB, K-9s receive $2,500

KCFB, K-9s receive $2,500

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curt McCormack, executive director of the Keizer Community Food Bank (KCFB), breathed a sigh of relief when he got a call from Lyndon Zaitz of the Making Keizer Better Foundation (MKB). Zaitz, chair of the now-disbanded MKB which ran the annual RIVERfair event, called to let him know […]

Small rewards, big change at skate park

Small rewards, big change at skate park

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kelly Owen’s first trip to Keizer’s Carlson Skate Park was discouraging. The Salem Health emergency room and trauma nurse estimated that less than a third of the park’s users were wearing helmets while they rode their bikes, skateboards and scooters. And that was the best rider-to-helmet ratio of […]

Verda farmhouse ‘unsalvageable,’ request says

Verda farmhouse ‘unsalvageable,’ request says

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Citing a primitive foundation that has led to sagging support walls, the “cow pasture” owners claim the Pugh-Savage-Hall farmhouse isn’t worth saving, and vow to block any attempt to have it registered as a site of historical significance. For those reasons, and others, the Herber family is urging […]

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