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Tax vs. fee

Tax vs. fee

How should a parks surcharge be classified?

Mother charged in son’s death

Mother charged in son’s death

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 12-year-old Keizer boy was found dead by Keizer police officers on Saturday, Jan. 14, and his mother is charged with aggravated murder. Keizer Police Department officers were summoned to an apartment at 175 Garland Way North about 12:45 p.m. and found the Caden Berry unresponsive inside. The […]

Parks fee collection method takes fire

Parks fee collection method takes fire

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer City Council work session to launch the parks survey Monday, Jan. 9, turned contentious when one Keizer resident voiced adamant opposition to the idea of attaching a fee to water and sewer bills to create a dedicated parks fund. “I would rather you close three or […]

Roundabout cows get nod

Roundabout cows get nod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A proposal to put recycled metal cow sculptures in the roundabout at Chemawa Road Northeast and Verda Lane Northeast received tentative approval at a Keizer Public Arts Committee KPAC meeting in December. Members of the committee addressed the proposal for a second time on Dec. 20. A few […]

Parks survey kick off January 9

Parks survey kick off January 9

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council and Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are hosting a joint work session Monday, Jan. 9. The topic is a parks survey and parks board members are hoping to pack the room. “I would love to have to do this three times because we […]

Catch-and-release

Catch-and-release

Third time’s the charm in pulling car from Willamette

Christmas Eve burglars thwarted by alert neighbor

Christmas Eve burglars thwarted by alert neighbor

An alert neighbor led Keizer police officers to an attempted burglary on Saturday, Dec. 24. About 11:45 p.m., officers responded to 1497 Golden Lane N. where the caller suspected his neighbor’s house was being broken into. The man knew his neighbor was not planning on being home that evening. While en route to the scene, […]

School board talks McNary, McKay growth

School board talks McNary, McKay growth

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Preparing for further enrollment growth is the object of a series of Salem-Keizer School District work sessions, the first of which was held Monday, Dec. 19. The session focused on security, safety, and expansion. Participants were mostly district administrators and staffers, with Paul Kyllo the only School Board member […]

Parks survey hitting mailboxes

Parks survey hitting mailboxes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes About half of Keizer residents are going to be receiving a thicker utility bill this week. It’s because a survey about Keizer parks is being included with the regular mailing. The remaining utility customers will receive the survey with their January bill. Keizer residents can also fill out […]

Free towing service on New Year’s

Free towing service on New Year’s

Wiltse’s Towing is offering a free New Year’s service for anyone in the Salem-Keizer city limits who has had too much to drink, wants to get home safely but doesn’t want to leave their vehicle. Call 503-581-1533 on Dec. 31 at noon through Jan. 1 at noon and Wiltse’s Towing will pick you and your […]

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