Day: August 16, 2013

Keizer City Council agenda for Aug. 19, 2013

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT, AND LEAST COST FASHION AGENDA KEIZER CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION Monday, August 19, 2013 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 4. PUBLIC TESTIMONY This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on any matters other than those on the agenda scheduled for public hearing. 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS a. Keizer Renaissance Hotel – Liquor License Change of Ownership 6. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION a. ORDINANCE–Adopting Council Member Removal Procedures for Interference with Administration as Set forth in City Charter Section 21(f) 7. CONSENT CALENDAR a. Approval of July 29, 2013 Special Session Minutes b. Approval of August 5, 2013 Regular Session Minutes 8. COMMITTEE REPORTS 9. OTHER BUSINESS This time is provided to allow the Mayor, City Council members, or staff an opportunity to bring new or old matters before the Council that are not on tonight’s agenda. a. New Business or Old Business Issues 10. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS To inform the Council of significant written communications. 11. AGENDA INPUT September 3, 2013 (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting September 9, 2013 5:45 p.m. – City Council Work Session • Annual Keizer Parks Tour September 16, 2013 7:00 p.m. – City...

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Celtic football yard signs to fund turf field

McNary High School is gearing up for a great Football season, with Coach Isaac Parker, leading the way! Please show your Celtic Spirit by purchasing a Celtic Football Yard Sign for your own yard or business……only $20! All profits go to the McNary Athletic Booster Club Football Fund, ear-marked for the Artificial Turf fundraising project that we’re hoping will be started soon! “Go Big Blue” or “Celtic Territory” signs will be available for purchase at McNary Blue Day on Sat 8/24!  You can also pre-order a personalized sign for your McNary or Pop Warner Football player that same day, or email your personalized sign order to Susanne Barker:  Susanne_barker@cotyinc.com by Sat 8/24. Please make checks payable to:  McNary ABC (Athletic Booster Club).   You can pay in person at McNary Blue Day or mail checks to: Susanne Barker, 1359 Parkmeadow Dr NE, Keizer, OR 97303.  All orders and payments are due by Sat 8/24 (McNary Blue Day).  We will deliver signs first week of September.  (Available for purchase at McNary Blue Day, Sat 8/24)    (Pre-order personalized signs for your McNary or Pop Warner player at McNary Blue Day or email orders to: susanne_barker@cotyinc.com by Sat...

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Hit the mayor, help kids

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ever feel like throwing something at a mayor? If so, this Saturday is your chance. In fact, Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher is fully expecting to have things thrown at her during the Pig in the Park fundraiser at Keizer Rapids Park. The Hawaiian Luau-themed event, put on by the Keizer Chamber Foundation, kicks off at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday at the park. Tickets are $20, with proceeds going to help the foundation’s Christmas Basket program, public arts and support of education and leadership. Food includes roasted pig, pineapple upside cake and a couple of types of salad. Gilgamesh Brewing is catering the food. The evening also includes live Hawaiian-themed music by Koral Jam and a chance to throw teddy bears, borrowing on an idea from hockey games. “I’m the target,” Christopher said with a chuckle. “They can try to throw a teddy bear at me.” Beyond the potential satisfaction of hitting the city’s top elected official with a rainbow-colored stuffed bear, there is also the longer lasting good. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page,...

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Parks funding issue could go to voters in 2014

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes One member of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board would like to see more money available for parks much sooner than later. Two former councilors on the board, however, anticipate the issue being sent to voters in November – of 2014. In recent months, Parks Board meetings have been dominated by discussion of adding $2 to water bills for Keizer residents. That would generate more than $300,000 in new revenue, which as proposed would be split between new equipment, maintenance and capital improvements. Such was the case again Tuesday evening, as board members looked at what steps to take next. Chair Richard Walsh suggested the list of all potential park improvements be priced out, but backed off the idea when Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, noted the “huge task” that would be. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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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Salem-Keizer wins turbulent outing 11-10

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes came from behind to win a wild one 11-10 over Everett at home Monday. It was the first five-game sweep of the AquaSox in Volcano history and involved a relief pitcher, Christian Jones, who got the win despite making only six pitches. Everett started the scoring with three first-inning runs, giving Salem-Keizer’s Nick Vander Tuig a rough start on the mound despite having recently concluded an impressive record at UCLA. With Jack Reinheimer and Bryan Brito on base with singles, Justin Seager hit a double to left field to drive both runners home. A single to center by Austin Wilson scored Seager. In the bottom of the first, the Volcanoes tied the score with three hits and a sacrifice fly. An infield single by Tyler Hollick was followed by Jeremy Sy’s home run, his seventh, over the left field fence. Lars Huijer, who came into the game with a 7-1 record, loaded the bases with singles by Leo Rojas, Brian Ragira and Tyler Horan. Blake Miller hit a fly to left, and Rojas tagged and scored. Everett scored three more times in the second. Phillips Castillo hit a bad-hop single to left, Michael Faulkner walked, and both advanced on a wild pitch. Reinheimer grounded out but drove in Castillo. Faulkner stole third base and scored on a double by Kyle Petty....

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