Archive for the Category ‘2011 Keizer Progress Report’

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Food Bank taps new leader

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Food Bank taps new leader

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A few years ago, when Paul Morgan was just the director of the John Knox Food Bank, he was told by someone that he needed to think bigger – outside the box. So he did. In the intervening time, connections he fostered with other churches paved the way […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Budget cuts top concern for local schools

PROGRESS REPORT: Budget cuts top concern for local schools

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer principals are preparing for what they expect to be a difficult transition into a period of drastic cutting. “The difference is that up until now, the district has done everything they can to tighten their belt and it’s coming down it affecting the schools themselves,” said Colleen […]

PROGRESS REPORT: How has a rough economy affected crime in Keizer?

PROGRESS REPORT: How has a rough economy affected crime in Keizer?

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A funny thing happened in 2009, despite a recession that didn’t get any better during the year. Calls for service for burglaries and auto theft in Keizer plummeted by 31 percent from the previous year. Thefts from vehicles fell about 40 percent from 2008 levels. Even shoplifting saw a […]

PROGRESS RPEORT: Retirement community plans grand expansion

PROGRESS RPEORT: Retirement community plans grand expansion

By JASON COX Of The Keizertimes Emerald Pointe Retirement Community is breaking ground this spring on cottage units designed for the active retiree. Jeff Hawkins, owner and manager of the north Keizer facility, said 11 units will be complete by around July. He plans a total of 38 two bedroom, two-bath homes for those who […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Volcanoes Stadium contract reaches midway point

PROGRESS REPORT: Volcanoes Stadium contract reaches midway point

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Fifteen years ago, city officials signed a contract with the owner of the Volcanoes that was a hot-button issue for many involved. “The biggest point of contention was the tax-exempt status, some people wanted the property to be tax-exempt for the life of the contract and others saw […]

PROGRESS REPORT: River Road doing okay, not great

PROGRESS REPORT: River Road doing okay, not great

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes How has River Road fared during the recession? The analysis seems to be: OK, but not great. “My gut feeling is it’s fairing reasonably well compared to a lot of other areas,” said James Hauge of Legacy Real Estate. Last year about this time the Keizertimes ran a report […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Elks Club

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Elks Club

By DIANE NORTON We are a charitable organization and give time and money within the community.  The Elks motto is Elks Care, Elks Share. We recently donated to the Keizer Fire District, Keizer Police and Simonka Place. Our charities include: • Christmas baskets – 175 were delivered to needy families including 50 to military families.  […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Planning Commission

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Planning Commission

By GREG RANDS The responsibility of the planning commission is to review city of Keizer staff requests for items that range from how tall a fence can be or the set back requirements to building a fence, to a zone change, master plan reviews to construct new buildings and discussing the pros and cons of extending our urban growth […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Making Keizer Better Foundation

PROGRESS REPORT: Making Keizer Better Foundation

By LYNDON A. ZAITZ Making Keizer Better Foundation (MKB)  had a successful year in 2010 and looks to build on that success in 2011. The foundation, founded in 2006 by a group of Keizer businesspeople and residents, stages RIVERfair each August at Keizer Rapids Park and oversees the Hands on Government tile project.  The mission […]

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Chamber Foundation

PROGRESS REPORT: Keizer Chamber Foundation

By RICK DAY We exist to assist the Keizer Chamber of Commerce and the community. We are involved in activities for the public good including; Keizer Public Arts, the Giving Baskest, and Leadership Keizer. Keizer Public Arts includes The Art Walk sculptures on the streets of Keizer, the art in the civic center and the […]

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