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Dates confirmed for play structure build

Dates confirmed for play structure build

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project has a set date for construction – wherever it will go. The timeline calls for community volunteers to help build the structure over a five day period, from Sept. 17 to 21. For the second time in as many meetings, […]

Medical marijuana forum Feb. 11

Medical marijuana forum Feb. 11

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s going to be, like, an early meeting, maaaaan. Who wouldn’t want to discuss medical marijuana facilities and grow sites at 7 a.m.? That’s the time for a Feb. 11 community forum on the topic at Keizer Community Center. County Commissioner Patti Milne, chair of the Marion County Public […]

Timing an issue for Big Toy site

Timing an issue for Big Toy site

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new wrinkle – and potentially large hurdle – was thrown into the plans for The Big Toy at Keizer Rapids Park project last week. As detailed in the Keizertimes last week, mayor Lore Christopher expressed concern at the Jan. 21 Keizer City Council meeting about the three […]

Clark running for top seat

Clark running for top seat

By CRAIG MURPHY and LYNDON A. ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes This time, the door is open and Cathy Clark is walking through. Two years ago, the Keizer City Councilor filed to run for mayor, a seat held by Lore Christopher since 2000. However, Christopher ran and won her sixth term. Clark didn’t run, being content […]

Mayor will not run again

Mayor will not run again

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Are the floodgates going to open? Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher, who was first elected to the position in 2000, formally announced last weekend she will not be seeking another two-year term this fall. Christopher made the announcement during the Jan. 25 First Citizen Awards Banquet at the Keizer Community […]

City hires first event center coordinator

City hires first event center coordinator

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Kristian Bouvier had spent seven years as event coordinator at Chemeketa Community College. Despite that stability, Bouvier jumped at the chance last fall to apply for the new limited-duration Event Center Coordinator position with the City of Keizer. Bouvier got the job and started earlier this month. The city […]

Rule on committee limits gets discussed

Rule on committee limits gets discussed

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The topic has been kicked around often in the past year. Should citizens be able to serve on more than two government committees? Further, should it matter if the person wanting to serve doesn’t live or work in Keizer? The topic has come up once again since Sherrie […]

$882K to be paid for LID on empty hotel lot

$882K to be paid for LID on empty hotel lot

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In theory, city leaders could enforce penalties of $8,413.71. In normal cases, one might expect enforcement of penalties. But in this particular case, not enforcing the penalties will mean bringing in more than $882,000. Members of the Keizer City Council voted unanimously Monday night to forgo the $8,413.71 in […]

Councilors debate new economic commission

Councilors debate new economic commission

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Plenty of questions remain regarding a proposed Keizer Economic Development Commission (KEDC). Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, has been working on the development of the commission. The commission’s name was originally going to be Business Advisory Council, but was changed due to the negative connotation of […]

Thatcher to run for state senate

Thatcher to run for state senate

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s Kim Thatcher is running for a new political seat at the state level. At the same time, fellow Republican and radio show host Bill Post has announced he is running for Thatcher’s current seat. Thatcher currently represents House District 25, which covers Keizer, Newberg and St. Paul. On […]

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