Day: May 2, 2014

Medical marijuana rec sent to council

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It was all about the distance. Keizer’s Medical Marijuana Facilities Task Force had its final scheduled meeting Tuesday evening at Keizer Civic Center, with the goal of coming up with a final recommendation to send to the Keizer City Council. Originally the task force was given a deadline of May 1 to get that done, since councilors were tracking changes made to state laws regarding medical marijuana dispensaries. In the time since, however, councilors approved a moratorium on such facilities being allowed to open in Keizer until May 2015. Still, members of the task force wanted to come up with a recommendation by the original deadline, in part because councilors could later move the moratorium’s end date forward. State laws that went into affect earlier this year called for dispensaries to be 1,000 feet from any school, among other restrictions. The task force recommended that number be increased to 1,500 feet. Members looked at maps showing how many areas would be impacted if the distance away from schools was either 1,000 or 1,500 feet. “With schools, for the most part I’m fine with 1,000 feet,” Jonathan Thompson said. “My only concern is the high school, with the business district close to it. McNary’s location in town is the one concern.” McNary High School principal John Honey, a fellow task force member, shared the...

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McNary takes down Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team may be in third place in the Central Valley Conference but the team might as well have been on top of the world Friday, April 25. Facing West Salem High School, the top team in the CVC and No. 6 team in all of Oregon, the Celtics pulled off a 2-0 win. “It felt good to beat the team who was first in our league. Their pitcher, Caleb Henry, was Pitcher of the Year last year and, quite frankly, Mickey (Walker) just out-dueled him,” said Larry Keeker, McNary head coach. The combination of timely hits and a determined stand by Walker, a junior, on the mound saw the team through. Walker threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and three walks in a complete game effort. “My goal was to hit location, make them put the ball in play and trust my defense behind me. We made most of the plays and I couldn’t have asked for a better defensive stand,” said Walker. McNary notched its first run in the bottom of the second inning on a double by senior Hayden Gosling that plated Jacob Wood from third base. The only other run of the game came in the bottom of the fourth. Senior Jordan Barchus started things off with a double to center field and...

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Seniors sought for talent show

Do you have a talent you want to share with the community? If you are a senior, the Iris Festival has the perfect venue for you: the Keizer Iris Festival Senior Talent Show on Friday, May 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. All senior entertainers are invited to register for the show—singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians, whatever the talent. The show will be held on the Community Stage at the Keizer’s Lions Club at 4100 Cherry Ave. N.E. To register or get more information contact Shelly Campbell at 503-871-4466 or e-mail to...

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St. Ed’s to host annual dinner-auction

St. Edward Catholic Church will hold its annual dinner-auction on Saturday, May 10. “Building Faith—A Monopoly of Fun” will include dinner, several silent auction rooms and a live auction. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Proceeds of the auction will help support a number of organizations and projects including Community Outreach, Keizer Community Food Bank, Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network and other care and service programs. Tickets are $25 per...

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Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

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, May 5, 2014  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. Urban Growth Boundary Amendment  6. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION  a. ORDINANCE – Amending Keizer Development Code Regarding Section 2.1310 (Development Standards for Land Divisions); Amending Ordinance 98-389  b. ORDINANCE – Providing for Public Art and Public Murals  RESOLUTION – Establishing Keizer Arts Commission  c. Municipal Judge Services Contract  7. CONSENT CALENDAR  a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing City Manager to Award and Enter Into an Agreement with Cascade water Works, Inc. for Reitz Pump Station Booster Pump #3  b. RESOLUTION – Approving City Engineer Report for Windsor Estate Street Lighting District  c. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to Enter Into Intergovernmental Agreement for Right of Way Services (Verda Lane at Chemawa Road) Repealing R2014-2413  d. RESOLTUION – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute Master Services Agreement with Delaware.Net, Inc. DBA EVO Government Websites  Page 2 – May 5, 2014 Keizer City...

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