Day: April 2, 2013

More work is needed on KFD billing proposal

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The wording of a proposed ordinance reaffirming fees charged by the Keizer Fire District (KFD) received an impassioned rebuke from former fire chief and current board director Greg Frank Tuesday, March 19. The board was considering an ordinance that grants Keizer Fire the right to bill out-of-district entities for services rendered by KFD. “The ordinance is intended for large events on the transportation corridor like a Shell tanker truck spilling gas onto Chemawa Road,” said Jeff Cowan, current Keizer fire chief. Frank said he understood the intent, but took issue with the wording of the ordinance, which states, “If the incident involved a public safety incident, the Incident Commander shall determine if the service recipient is a District taxpayer. If so, no bill shall be sent; if not, then a bill shall be sent for services rendered.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 29 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Sidewalks coming to Chemawa

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sidewalks and new trees will be among the additions to Chemawa Road, thanks to an agreement approved by the Keizer City Council on March 18. The agreement also means Kevin Hohnbaum and the group Keep Keizer Livable (KKL) are withdrawing an appeal to the Keizer Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). In December, KKL appealed the council’s approval of a remand of an Area C Keizer Station decision. In lieu of an appeal, Hohnbaum and developer Chuck Sides with E-Village LLC worked out a deal that calls for E-Village to pay the city $50,000 – with the city putting in an equal amount – towards new sidewalks along the south or east side of Chemawa from Keizer Station to Verda Lane NE. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 29 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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