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City council waits on approving new website

City council waits on approving new website

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For a while, it appeared the city would be getting a new website, despite a lack of thorough discussion. Then one comment changed that. Near the end of the April 21 Keizer City Council meeting, councilors discussed a proposed new website and the contract for such service. While the […]

Parks grant program is detailed

Parks grant program is detailed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Coming up with the matching grant program was step one. On Tuesday, members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board hashed out details. In February, chair Brandon Smith proposed using the money the board gets each year as a matching grant program to help citizens get parks projects done. […]

Rawlins properties auction April 29

Rawlins properties auction April 29

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Two last steps were taken Monday evening to prepare for the auction of the Rawlins properties later this month. During a brief Urban Renewal Agency meeting Monday evening, agents authorized the payment of Urban Renewal Funds to the city for the properties in Keizer Station Area A. Per the […]

Parking at Big Toy questioned

Parking at Big Toy questioned

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes An early concern about The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project resurfaced recently. At the March 11 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, the issue of parking was brought up – especially if the Site 1 location between the amphitheater and the boat ramp is chosen. Originally […]

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

Big grant application for The Big Toy project is nearly completed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The amount on the grant application is $100,000. At least $100,000. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, has been working with Jeanne Bond-Esser on the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Local Government Grant for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project. The grant has been pointed […]

Debate grows over Big Toy site

Debate grows over Big Toy site

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The grumbling has been increasing regarding the placement of The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project. As previously mentioned in the Keizertimes, for months it appeared certain the community build play structure would be built between the amphitheater and the boat ramp area of KRP. In late January, […]

Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

Medical marijuana dispensary task force gets going in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The city’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force has been established. Just don’t expect many meetings for the group. The task force held its first meeting last Wednesday, March 19, at Keizer Civic Center. City councilor Dennis Koho, who chaired the initial meeting, passed around a calendar and had the […]

Fire board douses Big Toy

Fire board douses Big Toy

      By ERIC A. HOWALD/Of the Keizertimes The Keizer Fire Board denied a request to pony up $7,000 for the Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park at its meeting Tuesday, March 18. Director Joe Van Meter was the most adamant in his denial. “I am never going to vote for using tax money […]

Medical marijuana resolution clarified

Medical marijuana resolution clarified

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Wait, what was that you said? And no, the haze had nothing to do with the subject matter. Instead, it was the question city staff had March 4, about decisions made by councilors the night before at the Keizer City Council meeting regarding medical marijuana facilities. A motion to […]

Parks board funding varies

Parks board funding varies

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There was $20,000 to start. That figure was cut to $10,000, causing some disappointment Tuesday night. By the end, the figure had risen to $33,000 so all was good again. Last month, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board discussed what to do with the approximately $20,000 […]

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