Day: July 23, 2013

Long road for educational center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If an educational center is to be developed at Keizer Rapids Park, it could be way down the road still. Either converting the Charge house into an educational center or starting over with a new building was discussed at the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board last week. Rick Day, a Parks Board member who has pushed for the project in recent years, brought up the topic during Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. In addition, Day and others met with Chris Eppley, Keizer’s city manager, on Tuesday to discuss the subject. The Keizertimes was planning to cover that meeting, which was held in the city manager’s conference room and technically not a public meeting. Minutes before the meeting, city attorney Shannon Johnson sent Eppley out to explain the newspaper would not be able to cover the meeting because Johnson feared his “very blunt” discussion could lead to unflattering front page headlines. The night before, Eppley had confirmed the time and location of the meeting. He apologized for Johnson’s late decision but did call the Keizertimes immediately afterwards to discuss the meeting. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 19 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year,...

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Trying to be seen

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s focal point was again a focal point of conversation Monday. The topic of putting up signs – and for how long – at the fountain located on the southwest corner at River Road N and Chemawa Road N was discussed earlier this month, with the idea being signs could be up for two days to promote events. The topic was debated at length again Monday during the Keizer City Council meeting. Clint Holland with Keizer Rapids Amphitheater (KRA) LLC asked about getting more time to leave signs up for the 15 summer events at the amphitheater. “Signs used to be up Sunday through Saturday, then I would take the signs home Saturday night,” Holland said. “I was wondering if I can put it up for longer than two days. The problem with two days is I get there Friday at noon, it’s only up a day and a half.” Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, said signs can only be up for 120 days a year total. “That’s for all community events,” Brown said. “The shorter the time a sign is put up, the more events that can be put up.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 19 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all...

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