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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 […]

Rawlinses, city reach agreement

Rawlinses, city reach agreement

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A key chapter in an ongoing saga involving property in Keizer Station is reaching an end. What a chapter it’s been. At Monday’s Urban Renewal Agency meeting – and again later at the Keizer City Council meeting – a settlement agreement between the city and two Rawlins entities was […]

Herrera running for city council

Herrera running for city council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Roland Herrera knows the question will keep coming up. Herrera announced this week he is running for a spot on the Keizer City Council. If your reaction to that is “Roland Herrera? Isn’t that the guy the city parted ways with a couple of years ago?” Herrera understands. The […]

Rawlins property process moving forward on two separate counts

Rawlins property process moving forward on two separate counts

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One Keizer property is being actively discussed in the courts and the state legislature. As reported the last couple of weeks in the Keizertimes, the city has an ongoing struggle regarding the Rawlins property in Keizer Station, with the Local Improvement District (LID) fee on the property being the […]

Egli leaning towards running for mayor; McKane not sure

Egli leaning towards running for mayor; McKane not sure

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes So far, we know for sure of one person running to be Keizer’s mayor. That’s not longtime incumbent Lore Christopher. As has been reported in the Keizertimes in recent weeks, Christopher announced last month she will indeed not be running for an eighth time this fall. Christopher, Keizer’s first […]

Park upgrades? It’s a match

Park upgrades? It’s a match

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It wasn’t the usual budget priority list for parks. Oh sure, some parts looked familiar during Tuesday night’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting. There was the discussion of how Parks Board members needed to have their priority list wrapped up by the end of next month’s meeting […]

Concerns at medical marijuana forum

Concerns at medical marijuana forum

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s an issue that caused a buzz at Keizer Civic Center Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council hosted a community forum on medical marijuana at the Keizer Civic Center. About 60 people attended the forum. The forum was timed well: House Bill 3460, signed […]

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