Day: August 5, 2014

Oregon native ready to rock RIVERfair

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Brady Goss knows a thing or two about performing outdoors during the summer. The 24-year-old Oregon native will do so again from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 as the headline musical act during the seventh annual RIVERfair at Keizer Rapids Park. By the time Goss comes to Keizer, he will have performed at a number of county fairs – including in Tillamook the two nights before – and other outdoor events throughout the summer. His RIVERfair performance will mark the ninth straight day of performing, with an event in Portland the following day. “I picture RIVERfair as people will be gathered around, anticipating my songs and my show,” Goss said between sets recently at the Washington County Fair in Hillsboro. “People are going to be paying attention. When I ask them to clap along, they’ll be on it. I like to have people’s focused attention. Energy is a two-way street. You build off the crowd.” As an example, Goss points to live performances of the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, who was killed in a plane crash when Goss was barely a year old. “You watch Stevie do something amazing, then you see the crowd noise,” Goss said. “If there’s no energy, you have to build it. It feels a little forced. When it’s natural, you can do superhuman things and it...

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Councilors do some housecleaning

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors repealed two pieces of legislation from 1988 during their July 21 meeting. City Attorney Shannon Johnson noted staff has been going through past ordinances and resolutions recently and found a few that needed to be repealed since they had been replaced or updated. One dealt with a 1988 resolution establishing parking permit fees for temporary RV parking. The fee was amended several times before a 2005 ordinance removed the fee entirely. Johnson said it was appropriate to repeal the 1988 resolution “to reduce confusion relating to fees for issuance of a parking permit.” Another fee dealt with a 1988 ordinance establishing water service connection fees. In 2006, councilors adopted a water meter set fee. While apparent the 2006 resolution was meant to replace the 1988 ordinance, Johnson said the older one was never officially repealed. “Ordinance No. 88-124 should be repealed to reduce confusion as to which fees are valid,” Johnson said. A change was made to a resolution from June dealing with fees for public record searches. The Transportation System Development Charge Improvement fee structure was also clarified. In other business July 21: • Tanya Hamilton, giving the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board update, noted the first application had been submitted for that board’s new matching grant program: a request from Keizer Homegrown Theater for microphones at the...

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