Archive for the Category ‘Government’

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Familiar faces apply for council vacancy

Two Keizer residents have applied to fill a vacancy on the city council. Former city councilor Mark Caillier and one-time city council candidate Eamon Bishop will present their cases to the sitting members of the council at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The preferred candidate will be appointed at the city council meeting at 7 p.m. […]

Hotel faces parking problem

Hotel faces parking problem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A planned hotel in Keizer Station already has parking problems, and construction hasn’t even officially begun. Nate Brown, Keizer’s community development director, told members of the Keizer Planning Commission obstacles appear to be dissolving, but that conflicts between Keizer development code and a Operations and Easement Agreement (OEA) […]

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

‘We need to have a grown-up conversation’

Mayor ready to tackle general fund increase

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

Parks fund can unlock SDCs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Imagine having a $793,000 pot of money to spend on improving parks in the city of Keizer, but the only way to use it was to come up with another $6.1 million from other sources. In the simplest terms, that’s the dilemma the city is facing when it […]

City council takes up budget at June 20 meeting

City council takes up budget at June 20 meeting

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Keizer City Council has a stacked agenda for its June 20 meeting and one of the hot topics will be approval of the city budget. The city expects to see a 4 percent increase in revenues over the 2015-16 fiscal year, primarily because of a 3 percent […]

Koho to step down from city council

Koho to step down from city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Dennis Koho was already going to leave the Keizer City Council once his term ended in January. He’s just moving up the timeline a bit. Koho, the former Keizer mayor and current city council president, told the Keizertimes on May 13 he’s resigning from the council. This follows a […]

Committee approves 2016-17 budget

Committee approves 2016-17 budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No third meeting was necessary for the Keizer Budget Committee this year, as members got through the proposed 2016-17 budget in two nights. Staying just a little bit late both nights, committee members approved the budget at the end of the May 5 meeting. The vote was 11-1, with […]

Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

Bouvier becomes full-time employee for civic center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Limited duration no more. When Kristian Bouvier became Event Center Coordinator for the Keizer Civic Center in January 2014, the future of the job was uncertain. It was listed as limited duration, in essence needing to prove it was worthy of bringing in more funding in order to become […]

Furor over officer budget hole

Furor over officer budget hole

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Yes, the Keizer Budget Committee was able to approve the 2016-17 fiscal year budget in two meetings last week. But not everyone was happy. In particular, funding for another police officer position – or the lack thereof – once again caused a great deal of angst. The Keizer Police […]

‘Now do the right thing’

‘Now do the right thing’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s financial season officially got underway Tuesday night as the Keizer Budget Committee went over the proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget. Several were on hand asking for more funding help, particularly in regards to parks. In a couple of cases, committee members were scolded for not providing enough. Most […]

ADVERTISEMENT

Copyright (c) 2010 Keizertimes / Wheatland Publishing. Created by Born Invincible Design.