Of the Keizertimes

The appointment process to several city committees during Tuesday night’s Keizer City Council meeting highlighted the need for more volunteers.

Councilors attempted to fill positions on the Keizer Budget Committee, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and the Planning Commission.

However, not enough people applied to fill the six total open seats. In fact, there were a total of three applicants for the six seats.

One applicant, Erick Peterson, applied for openings with both the Planning Commission and the Budget Committee. The problem is volunteers are limited to serve on only two boards at a time. Peterson is already at the maximum, though one of the current ones, the Keizer Urban Renewal Board (KURB), hasn’t met since November 2011.

City Attorney Shannon Johnson said councilors could allow Peterson to serve on three boards at the same time, noting the Budget Committee typically is busy for less than two months a year.

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