Day: February 10, 2011

They said it

They said it (at the Planning Commission – Feb 9, 2011)… “The tenants are extremely sophisticated today as to where they want to locate a store.” – Alan Roodhouse, RPS Development “It’s just not harmonious to family life.” – Carol Judd “If I lived in that neighborhood … I would be exceptionally distraught to think I was going to be looking at those buildings.” – Carol Doerfler “Promises and commitments from these developers, absent catastrophic consequences … clearly cannot be trusted.” – David Philbrick “The area closest to neighborhoods is where (24-hour) loading is going to take place.” – Jane Mulholland “I will have no privacy in my backyard, and I’m concerned about privacy in my home unless I keep the curtains closed.” – Sherrie Moine “You will completely change the feel of Keizer as we know it. … It’s just going to be another Walmart city … and that’s a shame.” – Lori Wyer “To paraphrase Regan, when he said, Mr. Gorbachev, tear this wall down. I would say to Mr. Roodhouse, tell us the name of the big-box store you propose for Area C.” – Forrest Anderson “It doesn’t matter at all. From our perspective we can’t judge on who’s there or who’s not there.” – Greg Rands, Planning Commission Chair “We don’t want to be a big town. We don’t want to be Salem. We want...

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Fire Calls: Jan 24 – Feb 6, 2011

Monday, Jan 24 3:11 p.m. – Manbrin Drive NE. Medical alarm. Crew transportation. 4:05 p.m. – RIver Road N. Unknown medical. crew transports. 7:03 p.m. – 5Th Place NE. Overdose. Crew transports. 7:50 p.m. – Koala Street N. Seizure. Crew transports. 6:29 p.m. – Garland Way N. Natural gas leak. Crew responds. Tuesday, Jan 25 2:15 a.m. – McLeod Lane NE. Breathing problem. Crew transformation. 3:14 a.m. – Susan Court NE. Chest pain. Crew transports. 4:57 a.m. – Plymouth Drive NE. Breathing problem. Crew transports. 7:12 a.m. – Juniper Street N. Abdominal pain. Crew transports. 8:47 a.m. – Kennedy Court NE. Breathing problem. Crew transports. 9:38 a.m. – RIver Road N. Chest pain. Crew transports. 12:38 p.m. – River Road N. Medical alarm. Crew transports. 1:31 p.m. – Garden Court NE. Breathing problem. Crew transports. 1:37 p.m. – Plymouth Drive NE. Abdominal pain. Crew transports. 3:55 p.m. – River Road N. & Weeks Drive N. Motor vehicle accident. Crew responds. 6:07 p.m. – Leo Street NE. Unknown medical. Crew transports. 6:29 p.m. – Plymouth Drive NE. Breathing problem. Crew transports. 7:04 p.m. – New Terrace Drive N. Unknown medical. Crew transports. 7:19 p.m. – River Road N. Unconscious/unresponsive. Crew transports. 8:16 p.m. – Westlake Loop N. Fall. Crew responds. Wednesday, Jan 26 3:01 a.m. – McGee Court NE. Fall. Crew responds. 5:33 a.m. – River Road N. Breathing problem....

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Elections complaint targets city, attorney

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The petitioners for a ballot measure on big-box stores in Keizer filed an elections law complaint against the city of Keizer and City Attorney Shannon Johnson on Monday over their handling of a Jan. 18 community forum on the issue. The complaint falls under a statute prohibiting public employees from campaigning for or against ballot measures, initiatives or candidates. It was filed with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections Division. Kevin Hohnbaum and Jane Mulholland have initiated a petition for a March 8 city vote whether to set a maximum of 65,000 square feet for buildings outside Area A of the Keizer Station. Johnson said he would decline “detailed comment … but it appears that Jane and Kevin may have misinterpreted my comments to Christine Dieker. I was trying to be sure the forum was as fair as possible.” Mulholland said that three years ago, the City Council proposed a text amendment that would allow stores larger those typically allowed in mixed-use zones, such as Area C of Keizer Station. “At first,” she said, “they were just going to change the limit of one store from 10,000 to 65,000 square feet, and then the whole thing became 116,000 square feet or more.” She and Hohnbaum contend that the council should have asked the state Land Conservation and Development Commission for a zoning change....

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