Day: January 5, 2015

Old, new councilors talk long-term goals

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes New Keizer City Councilors don’t officially begin their terms until next week. But Brandon Smith, Amy Ripp and Roland Herrera are ready to hit the ground running. The trio took part in a council work session last month to look at short-term and long-term council goals, and to look at possible goals they would want to establish. City Manager Chris Eppley ran most of the meeting. After discussing short-term goals (covered in a recent Keizertimes story), Eppley turned to long-term goals set by councilors in March 2013. One goal was to take necessary steps to liquidate Keizer Station Area A property that was foreclosed upon and refund the River Road Renaissance program. The Rawlins properties were foreclosed upon last year by the city. “We’re hoping beyond hope they are able to buy it back from us,” Eppley said in reference to the Rawlins family. “If they are able to buy it back and do development, that would be fantastic. We would just as soon be out of the development business. Once we do sell the property, it would come back to you to see what to do with the money.” Under terms of the deal agreed to between the city and the Rawlins family last year, the Rawlins family can purchase the land back from the city between 13 and 16 months after...

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The year in photos

From The year in photos — 2014, posted by Keizertimes on 1/05/2015 (9 items) A makeshift memorial set up in memory of Andre Joaquin Sosa, a 4-year-old killed in a… Maddy Kephart protests a proposal to develop land at Verda Lane and Chemawa Road into… Dylan Bunten’s Stephano offers a drink to Osvaldo Torres’ Caliban in McNary High Scho… McNary High School soccer players Paulo Reyes (No. 8) and Jose Daniel Caballero congr… Right: Celt AJ Johnk is hoisted on the shoulders of teammates, in October, after kick… Lt. Lance Inman with the Keizer Police Department (left) escorts a Brinks security gu… Jean Ausborn (left) puts a hand on her sister Carolyn Peters’ shoulder after the two … Santa waves to the crowd as he closes out the Festival of Lights parade in December. Keizer’s Robert (Bob) Robison has a Purple Heart pinned to his suit by Cameron Smith … Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2 (The year in photos — 2014; 9...

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