Lawsuit seeks to stop Clear Lake annexation

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Marion County Fire District 1 has filed suit to stop the city of Keizer from withdrawing Clear Lake from its boundaries and placing the homes in the Keizer Fire District. The suit, filed August 1 in Marion County Circuit Court, asks the court to rule that the city and KFD don’t have authority to withdraw the territory from MCFD via the set of statutes Keizer Fire claims gives the city legal grounds to do just that. It was filed the date of the Aug. 1 Keizer City Council meeting where councilors considered an ordinance which would initiate the withdrawal of some 1,000 homes in north Keizer from MCFD. The suit also asks the court to consider any ordinances passed by the city council null and void. It also seeks costs. More...

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