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Candidates speak at WKNA meeting

Candidates speak at WKNA meeting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It’s busy around Keizer. The annual Iris Festival is just around the corner, the Big Toy project is less than two months away from being built and budget season is going at full throttle (see related story, page A1). It’s also a busy election time. Candidates for seats in […]

KRP disc golf getting a redo

KRP disc golf getting a redo

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer Rapids Park should be a busy place in June. Starting on June 10, a horde of community volunteers are expected to descend upon the park to build the Big Toy play structure over a five-day period. Elsewhere at the park June 10, others will be redoing the Keizer […]

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

Long-term plans, short-term concerns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Monday night was the annual preview of long-term funding options for the city. Among the topics discussed was a ranking of possible new positions to add down the road. At the same time, immediate funding questions have come into focus – including one that could cut a popular new […]

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

McLeod gives housing update at Keizer Rotary

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes First one on the market wins. Longtime local real estate agent Amy McLeod gave an update on the local housing market during a recent Keizer Rotary luncheon. McLeod said there is plenty of demand for housing and gave some figures to back it up. “We increased home sales 18.4 […]

Amphitheater expenses approved

Amphitheater expenses approved

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes There were questions about receipts dating back to 2010 and meals at fast food restaurants. Ultimately, however, Keizer City Councilors agreed to reimburse Keizer Rotary Amphitheater LLC up to $2,000 for expenditures in excess of revenue brought in by the amphitheater at Keizer Rapids Park last year. Clint Holland, […]

Code enforcement position returns

Code enforcement position returns

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes History is repeating itself at Keizer City Hall. Starting next week, the city will have a code enforcement person again. Ben Crosby is scheduled to begin as Keizer’s newest employee next Monday, April 13. Machell DePina, Keizer’s human resources manager, said Crosby’s pay will be $21.06 per hour – […]

Consultant likes Big Toy

Consultant likes Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The Big Toy project is in good shape. That is the assessment of Bill Hugill, a consultant with New York-based Leathers and Associates, the consultant guiding the community build play structure to be built at Keizer Rapids Park over a five-day period from June 10 to 14. Hugill was […]

Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

Mural meeting doesn’t exactly pack the room

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Originally, any artist who wanted to have their design considered for Keizer’s second public mural had to attend Tuesday’s meeting on the subject. That rule is being changed. The reason is simple: only two artists showed up at the mural meeting. One of those two artists was Colleen Goodwin-Chronister, […]

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

Pedestrian-motorist safety discussed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Could Public Service Announcements improve safety for pedestrians at intersections in Keizer? That was an issue pondered by members of the Keizer Traffic/Bikeways/Pedestrian Safety committee during their March 26 meeting. In particular, the intersection at Sam Orcutt Way and River Road North – by Bi-Mart – was discussed. There […]

Gustav’s sets opening date for Keizer Bargarten

Gustav’s sets opening date for Keizer Bargarten

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The question is being asked with more and more regularity: When will Gustav’s open in Keizer Station? Originally, the new German restaurant by the McDonald’s and Men’s Wearhouse was going to open in February. When asked for an update in February, Kyle Mallory with Koopman Ostbo told the Keizertimes […]

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