Archive for the Category ‘Letters’

Against the Keizer Fire levy

Against the Keizer Fire levy

 To the Editor: I just received my property tax statement from Marion County.  Despite the dismal economy, my overall taxes went up 12 percent from last year.  I am surprised by the increase but will continue to pay my taxes in a timely manner. The Keizer Fire District wants to increase their operations levy by […]

In support of Keizer Fire levy

In support of Keizer Fire levy

To the Editor: I am the newest member of the Keizer Fire Board.  I hear lots of opinions from lots of Keizer folks regarding our Keizer Fire District and the current vote for a renewed levy.  Here’s what I want you to know: The current levy proposal on the November ballot will accomplish two things: […]

I’m an early REI customer

I’m an early REI customer

To the Editor: There is a feeling of deja vu for me in welcoming REI to Keizer. Wikipedia says that REI has some 11.6 million members today. Consider that I hold membership number 1720. When I joined REI in 1946, it occupied a closet in the office of accountant Lloyd Anderson in downtown Seattle.  The […]

Keizer Fire facts

Keizer Fire facts

To the Editor: In last week’s Keizertimes, a letter indicated that the three local fire departments should work together. In fact, they do and have done so for many years by having mutual assistance. Keizer Fire, Salem Fire and Marion County Fire have always helped each other with both fire suppression and ambulance service. There […]

Keizer Fire ballot measure

Keizer Fire ballot measure

To the Editor: The men and woman of the Keizer Fire District have been putting out fires and saving lives in our community for almost 65 years. The career staff and volunteers are some of the best firefighters and emergency medical staff around. As our city has grown over the years there has been significant […]

Yes on fire levy

Yes on fire levy

To the Editor: As a long-time Keizer business owner, I want to say publicly that I believe every business and homeowner in Keizer should support the Keizer Fire Levy that comes before the voters in November. Every business and homeowner in Keizer that pays fire insurance premiums should understand that we currently pay one of […]

Support those who keep us safe

Support those who keep us safe

To the Editor: No one likes to pay more for services but in this case you may have the option to pay a few cents more monthly for consistent fire emergency response or pay higher fire insurance premiums. If the Keizer Fire District levy should fail, we can look forward to reduced staff, equipment and […]

Levy good for CERT

Levy good for CERT

To the Editor: The Keizer Fire District has an important ballot vote coming up shortly.  The current levy of 35 cents per thousand has been in place for many years.  The cost of being able to provide the service wanted by the community continues to increase well beyond that 35 cent level. The fire district […]

Economies of scale create efficiences

Economies of scale create efficiences

To the Editor: A potential increase of 69 percent in the Keizer Fire District operating levy is shocking to say the least.  I took some time to try to understand this need.  I also visited with neighbors.  In the end we all agreed a continued operating levy with a modest increase would have been acceptable. […]

Levy will maintain quick responses

Levy will maintain quick responses

To the Editor: The Keizer Fire District is asking the people within the district to continue to support emergency services in the upcoming November election. The fact is the district has not raised their levy in 10 years and we know, all too well, that the cost in our own lives has increased significantly during […]

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