Day: July 7, 2010

Splash fountain open Wed. and Thu.

Beat the heat! The splash fountain behind Keizer Civic Center is open today and Thursday from noon-7 p.m. due to high temperatures. It will operate on Wednesdays throughout the summer, and is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday beginning July 24 through the holiday weekend. Normal operating hours are 1 p.m. – 7...

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Carbon monoxide detectors now law for rentals

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes A new state law effective July 1 requires landlords to provide carbon monoxide detectors to many new residential tenants. Specifically the law applies to new tenants in residences that have some potential source of carbon monoxide, including units that use fuel like natural gas, kerosene and other petroleum products, wood or coal for heating, cooking or other uses. It also requires detectors for homes with attached garages, or units connecting to vents that may have a carbon monoxide source. The law is titled The Lofgren and Zander Memorial Act. Again, for rental owners it only applies to units receiving new tenants; landlords with existing tenants are not required to install them until they intend to lease it to a new person. Starting April 1, 2011, any residential property – including single-family, duplexes and apartment buildings – sold or remodeled after that date must include them in the home. A remodel would be defined as any home project requiring a building permit, according to Patti Williamson, a co-owner and broker at Legacy Real Estate. Derick Mosman, a property manager for Shelter Management, said his firm bought roughly 250 of the units. He said that while it only applies to new tenants, it’s being installed in all units with a carbon monoxide source. “We’re getting them all into compliance now,” Mosman said. “It seems like...

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