Archive for the Category ‘General’

Cow pasture issue to come up again

Cow pasture issue to come up again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In some form, the proposal for new apartments at Keizer’s “cow pasture” will come back before the Keizer City Council. The question is when and which proposal. In a vote that surprised many, councilors denied a proposal from developer Mark Grenz last fall to build 120 new apartments at […]

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

Council OKs veterinarian zone change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A veterinarian’s plan to move to a bigger building in Keizer has the blessing of the Keizer City Council. Dr. Leanne West Eggert, owner of Creekside Veterinary Clinic at 5456 River Road North, requested a change in city zoning codes late last year to allow her and husband/practice manager […]

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

Jim Taylor talks of KFD issues

In last week’s edition of the Keizertimes, answers from Keizer Fire District Board candidate Jim Taylor were missing. Taylor is running against Betty Hart for Position 5 on the board. Taylor recently stepped away from his role on the Keizer City Council. Hart is the wife of former Keizer Fire Board director Mike Hart. We […]

Chamber request gets no vote

Chamber request gets no vote

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Both ends of the May 7 Keizer Budget Committee meeting were entertaining. Committee members responded coldly to a request early in the meeting for more funds from Christine Dieker, executive director of the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. No motion was made to approve Dieker’s request for $28,000 in the […]

Love (Love) is in the air

Love (Love) is in the air

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There are some familiar things with this picture. Love Love Teriyaki II has opened in Keizer Station. The restaurant, located at 6385 Ulali Drive, had a soft opening April 28 and is scheduled to have a grand opening with ribbon cutting next Monday, May 11. The building formerly housed […]

Walsh asks for parks money

Walsh asks for parks money

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A former Keizer City Councilor helped get the budget season off to a rousing start Tuesday. Richard Walsh, the former councilor who has been on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board since leaving council in 2011, was one of several people asking for funding during the public comment portion […]

Fire Board candidates sound off

Fire Board candidates sound off

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Voters will have choices for two Keizer Fire District Fire Board seats this month. In Position 3, James Mulhern, a 21-year veteran of Marion County Fire District No. 1, is running against Chet Patterson, one of the city founders and a former city councilor. In Position 5, voters […]

Lee, Moles battle for school board

Lee, Moles battle for school board

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Chuck Lee is a familiar name around Keizer. Lee is the former longtime president of Blanchet Catholic School who currently is president of the Mountain West Career Technical Institute, set to open this fall. He previously served on the Keizer City Council for seven years and is seeking a […]

Stevenson, Busch talk transit issues

Stevenson, Busch talk transit issues

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the fall, Salem-Keizer Transit District is expected to ask voters for more funding to support the next phase of its Moving Forward program, with the end goal of restoring weekend and evening service. Before that, the transit district will gain a new board member. Brad Coy is not […]

Smoking ban butted out

Smoking ban butted out

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Should there be a smoking ban for all Keizer parks? That was an idea brought forward during the most recent meeting of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. However, the Parks Board’s recommendation back to the Keizer City Council was to take no action. Currently, there are no […]

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