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Amphitheater expenses approved

Amphitheater expenses approved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There were questions about receipts dating back to 2010 and meals at fast food restaurants. Ultimately, however, Keizer City Councilors agreed to reimburse Keizer Rotary Amphitheater LLC up to $2,000 for expenditures in excess of revenue brought in by the amphitheater at Keizer Rapids Park last year. Clint Holland, […]

Code enforcement position returns

Code enforcement position returns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History is repeating itself at Keizer City Hall. Starting next week, the city will have a code enforcement person again. Ben Crosby is scheduled to begin as Keizer’s newest employee next Monday, April 13. Machell DePina, Keizer’s human resources manager, said Crosby’s pay will be $21.06 per hour – […]

Consultant likes Big Toy

Consultant likes Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy project is in good shape. That is the assessment of Bill Hugill, a consultant with New York-based Leathers and Associates, the consultant guiding the community build play structure to be built at Keizer Rapids Park over a five-day period from June 10 to 14. Hugill was […]

Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Originally, any artist who wanted to have their design considered for Keizer’s second public mural had to attend Tuesday’s meeting on the subject. That rule is being changed. The reason is simple: only two artists showed up at the mural meeting. One of those two artists was Colleen Goodwin-Chronister, […]

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could Public Service Announcements improve safety for pedestrians at intersections in Keizer? That was an issue pondered by members of the Keizer Traffic/Bikeways/Pedestrian Safety committee during their March 26 meeting. In particular, the intersection at Sam Orcutt Way and River Road North – by Bi-Mart – was discussed. There […]

Gustav’s sets opening date for Keizer Bargarten

Gustav’s sets opening date for Keizer Bargarten

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The question is being asked with more and more regularity: When will Gustav’s open in Keizer Station? Originally, the new German restaurant by the McDonald’s and Men’s Wearhouse was going to open in February. When asked for an update in February, Kyle Mallory with Koopman Ostbo told the Keizertimes […]

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

Organization Day big day for Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For the Big Toy playground project, it’s time to get organized. Construction consultant Bill Hugill from New York-based project consultant Leathers and Associates will be in Keizer Tuesday, April 7. Hugill will spend the day meeting with leaders of the project, including chairs of the various committees, two months […]

Parks, streets among WKNA topics

Parks, streets among WKNA topics

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Developments at Bair Park could mean more money for Keizer’s Parks Department. Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, gave an update on several topics at the March 12 West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting. AT&T has a cell tower at Bair Park. Recently, Verizon signed an agreement to co-locate […]

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

Cowan talks of levy, election at GGNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things have been a bit busy lately at the Keizer Fire District. Fire chief Jeff Cowan gave a brief report on his department’s activity and future plans during the March 19 Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting. For example, Cowan told of how the KFD has used funding from the […]

KPAC ready for mural meeting

KPAC ready for mural meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Want to be the artist that helps design Keizer’s next public mural? If so, remember this date: Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center. That’s when the newly renamed Keizer Public Arts Commission (KPAC) will host a Call to Artists Mural Planning meeting. KPAC members Jill […]

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