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Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When it comes to city government, “easy” can be a foreign word. On Monday, Keizer City Councilors unanimously agreed to establish a Keizer Arts Commission as well as a Public Art program, which covers guidelines and rules for both public murals and art to be put on display at […]

Council tackles UGB issue at KRP

Council tackles UGB issue at KRP

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Progress is being made towards expanding Keizer’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) at Keizer Rapids Park. During Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting, councilors unanimously directed city staff to prepare an ordinance to adopt findings with revisions proposed last month by the Keizer Planning Commission. Planning Commission members had, by a […]

Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

Path cleared for mural art in Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes When it comes to city government, “easy” can be a foreign word. On Monday, Keizer City Councilors unanimously agreed to establish a Keizer Arts Commission as well as a Public Art program, which covers guidelines and rules for both public murals and art to be put on display at […]

City gets two, cops get one new employee under proposed budget

City gets two, cops get one new employee under proposed budget

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City leaders are no longer waiting for the economic conditions to improve. After several years of either staying even or cutting positions, the proposed 2014-15 budget presented at Tuesday night’s Keizer Budget Committee meeting calls for the addition of three new positions. That was one of the top topics […]

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, […]

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