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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 […]

Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Colm Willis would like to take Rep. Kurt Schrader’s place in Washington, D.C. So would Ben West, Seth Allan and Earl Rainey. The four Republicans took part in a debate April 21 at Keizer Civic Center in front of about 100 people. Each is hoping to win the May […]

Wood ready for a busy budget time

Wood ready for a busy budget time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Wood hasn’t found this first budget season to be too bad. Wood was named Keizer’s Finance Director in March following the retirement of Susan Gahlsdorf in January. While this is Wood’s first year in charge of the budget process, he was Gahlsdorf’s right hand man the previous six […]

Anderson selected to fill council seat

Anderson selected to fill council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some decisions are easier than others for the Keizer City Council. One example came Monday night when it came to selecting a candidate to fill the vacancy created by Brandon Smith’s resignation in February. Smith moved to Salem in March, but was present for Monday’s special council session and […]

Revenue is good at Keizer Civic Center

Revenue is good at Keizer Civic Center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the last couple of budget cycles, serious concerns were raised about rental revenue of the Keizer Civic Center. A new Event Center Coordinator position was filled by Kristian Bouvier in January 2014, with the hope being revenue would be greatly boosted and less general fund money would have […]

Mr. Smith goes to Salem

Mr. Smith goes to Salem

Brandon Smith moving to Salem, leaves council

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