Of the Keizertimes

Keizer City Councilors will indeed be seeing points of interest in June.

Members of the Keizer Points of Interest Committee (KPIC) agreed during their most recent meeting to host a tour of various sights around Keizer, with committee members explaining the significance of each site.

The tour will start at 5:45 p.m. Monday, June 9 and will involve KPIC members as well as city councilors. The tour would take the place of that month’s work session.

“We’re taking council members on a tour of some of our points of interest,” said Jill Bonney-Hill, in her first meeting as KPIC chair. “We have points of interest signs in Keizer. We’ll show them what they are and let them know more about them. Each member has been designated a point of interest sign.”

Bonney-Hill will be showing the Marie Dorian exhibit at Keizer Station, Bee Anderson will show the donation land claim at the southeast corner of the intersection at Chemawa and River Roads, Debbie Miller will show geo-caching, Sherrie Gottfried will show the Claggett Cemetery and councilor Jim Taylor will show some of the historic trees at Rainbow Court, near city hall off Chemawa.

“I say Marie Dorian first, then Claggett Cemetery, then the donation land claim, trees, then geo-caching here on this site. It brings us back here,” Gottfried said.

Deputy city recorder Debbie Lockhart estimated the tour with councilors could take about 90 minutes.

“It will probably take that long since they’ll have questions,” Lockhart said. “But they don’t mind having short work sessions.”

The tour will start and end at Keizer Civic Center.

In other KPIC business:

• The KPIC meeting scheduled for May 20 has been canceled, as that would be right after Keizer Iris Festival and right before Memorial Day weekend. The tour on June 9 will take the place of the regularly scheduled June 17 meeting. Thus, the next regular KPIC meeting won’t be until July 15 at 5:30 p.m.

• Miller was absent, which in recent months would have meant no meeting due to lack of quorum for the seven-member board. However, Charlotte Clark was recently approved as the fifth member and thus there was a quorum.