Day: March 5, 2014

Agenda for Keizer City Council Special Session

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 A G E N D A  KEIZER CITY COUNCIL  SPECIAL SESSION  Thursday, March 6, 2014  12:00 p.m. (Noon)  Robert L. Simon Council Chambers  Keizer Civic Center  Keizer, Oregon 97303  1. CALL TO ORDER  2. ROLL CALL  3. PUBLIC HEARING    a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the City Manager to Enter Into An Option Agreement for the Sale of Real Property (Rawlins Settlement)    4. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION    a. RESOLUTION – Establishing Council’s Intent to Adopt a Permit Process or Regulations Relating to Medical Marijuana Facilities Within the City of Keizer; Requiring Transition Period    5. OTHER BUSINESS  6. ADJOURNMENT  Upon request, auxiliary aids and/or special services for those with disabilities will be provided. To request services, please contact us at (503) 390-3700 or through Oregon Relay 1-800-735-2900 at least two working days (48 hours) in...

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JV boys are CVC co-champs

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Celts of the McNary High School boys junior varsity (JV) program had their ups and downs, but they finished the season as co-champions in the Central Valley Conference. While a 15-8 record certainly tells part of the tale, Jaren Jones, the junior varsity coach, said it was the players’ commitment to stick together through adversity that told the rest. “We grew together as a team and became stronger after competing in the Stayton varsity 4A basketball tournament. We were the only JV team in the tournament, and even though we went 0-3, we competed against every opponent until the buzzer sounded. As a result, we got tougher, improved on our weaknesses, and learned what it takes to be successful,” Jones said. McNary posted only three losses in CVC competition. They lost both games with South Salem High School, the league co-champs, and dropped a third to McKay High School, but that was after a 5-0 start to the season. “I would just give credit to the two other teams who were quality competition and just outplayed us on those two nights. However, even in our losses we competed until the end, and never gave up,” Jones said. In the team’s final game of the season, with North Salem High School Monday, Feb. 24, the Vikings played scrappy on defense creating...

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Quilts on display in city hall

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you think the quilts on display currently at Keizer Civic Center look neat, just wait. A bigger and better display is expected to be coming next year. The Mid Valley Quilt Guild has 24 pieces on display at city hall for three months, ending on March 27. The idea was started by Candy Robinson, evening president of the guild and an employee at the Department of Revenue. “I had a class here last spring,” Robinson said. “I noticed the walls were empty. I asked Paula (Collins) if she would consider having quilts. She had me to talk the mayor.” Robinson did indeed talk to Mayor Lore Christopher, who was in favor of the idea. “She said she would consider the quilts,” Robinson said. “Not everyone sees quilts as art, but the mayor grew up in a quilting family. I went to my group. I asked, ‘What do you think?’ They said it was cool.” Christopher talked about the idea with Keizer City Councilors and stayed in touch with Robinson. The idea was approved in the fall. Having measured all of the racks in city hall with Dan Collingham, Robinson knew there would be room for 43 quilts if everyone adhered to a 30-inch width limit. The problem is most members had quilts wider than that, without enough time to make something...

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