After hours of testimony Keizer city councilors opted Monday night not to stop planned purchases to fluoridate five of the city’s wells.

The city currently fluoridates nine wells and is contractually obligated to add it to a tenth well. The city’s water master plan calls for adding fluoridating equipment to all the city’s wells.

Even if the proposal had passed it would not have ended fluoridation in Keizer completely.

Voting to stop the equipment purchase: Councilors Richard Walsh and Brandon Smith

Voting to continue the equipment purchase: Mayor Lore Christopher, Councilors Cathy Clark, David McKane and Jim Taylor.

See Friday’s Keizertimes for more.