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Removal process approved

Removal process approved

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After several weeks of debate, Keizer City Councilors on Monday evening approved an ordinance spelling out how to remove rogue councilors. If they want to, that is. Two councilors – Dennis Koho and Jim Taylor – still balked at the idea and tried to get a motion approved […]

Planning for future of Keizer

Planning for future of Keizer

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Senior planner Sam Litke figured he had a relatively easy task ahead of him. After the Keizer City Council adopted the Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) and Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) studies in June, the next step for staff was to work on comprehensive plan revisions. “It seemed simple […]

Councilors see current, future projects on tour

Councilors see current, future projects on tour

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Throughout the year, members of the Keizer City Council talk about various park projects. Of late, such talks have often centered around the Keizer Little League (KLL) Park and projects at Keizer Rapids Park (KRP). Those two parks were bookends on a four-park tour Monday evening. Members of the […]

City posts for parks supervisor

City posts for parks supervisor

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes City leaders late last week posted a job opening for the parks supervisor position. Machell DePina, Human Resources director for Keizer, said the closing date for applications will be Monday, Sept. 16. Terry Witham officially retired from the city on June 6. DePina said Witham had worked for […]

Council removal policy being tweaked

Council removal policy being tweaked

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Now that it’s been looked at some more, additional questions have arisen in regards to a proposed procedure for removing members of the Keizer City Council. When the topic was brought up last month, questions were immediately raised since it came days after city manager Chris Eppley chose John […]

Coy fills vacancy on transit board

Coy fills vacancy on transit board

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brad Coy and transportation seem to mix. A transportation engineer by trade, Coy often bikes or takes the bus to work. Now, the president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association is a member of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board as well. Coy was appointed to the Keizer seat vacated […]

Parks funding issue could go to voters in 2014

Parks funding issue could go to voters in 2014

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One member of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board would like to see more money available for parks much sooner than later. Two former councilors on the board, however, anticipate the issue being sent to voters in November – of 2014. In recent months, Parks Board meetings […]

Teague tabbed as Keizer’s new police chief

Teague tabbed as Keizer’s new police chief

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A man who once served as captain in the Keizer Police Department is the new police chief. John Teague, who served for 20 years at the KPD in various capacities including captain, was confirmed as the new chief Monday by retiring chief Marc Adams. In April 2009, Teague […]

Council supports 3rd bridge option

Council supports 3rd bridge option

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The discussion over a proposed third bridge in Salem spilled into Keizer Monday evening. The topic came up during a presentation at the July 29 Keizer City Council meeting. Peter Fernandez, Public Works director for the City of Salem, talked about the third bridge and options that have been […]

Rawlins questions LID amount

Rawlins questions LID amount

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Linda Rawlins recalled her family getting the bill. During a hearing with the Oregon State Legislature House Committee on Land Use June 20, Rawlins talked about the Local Improvement District (LID) fee put on her family’s 16 acres in Keizer Station by the City of Keizer in May 2005. […]

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