Day: August 17, 2015

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, August 17, 2015 7:00 p.m. Robert L. Simon Council Chambers Keizer, Oregon 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. FLAG SALUTE 4. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS 5. COMMITTEE REPORTS 6. 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. 7. PUBLIC HEARINGS a. Keizer Development Code Text Amendment – Infill b. RESOLUTION – Adopting Use Policies and Rates for the Keizer Community Center Rooms; Repealing R90-495, R2006-1699, R2009-1937, and R2011-2131 8. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION a. Marijuana Issues Raised by 2015 Legislature b. RESOLUTION – Authorization for Appropriations Transfer – Municipal Court Staffing 9. CONSENT CALENDAR a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the City Manager to Purchase 2015 Ford F150 4×2 Pickup Truck for Public Works Department b. Approval of July 20, 2015 Regular Session Minutes 10.COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS 11.OTHER BUSINESS This time is provided to allow the Mayor, City Council members, or staff an opportunity to bring new or old matters before the Council that are not on tonight’s agenda. a. Surplus Property Report Fiscal Year 2014-2015 12.WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS To inform the Council of significant written communications. 13.AGENDA INPUT...

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Post talks about first year in Capitol

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Even though he was a freshman serving in the state legislature, Rep. Bill Post of Keizer had some idea what to expect during the session. After all, the Republican visited area lawmakers like Sen. Kim Thatcher (who formerly held the House District 25 seat Post defeated Chuck Lee for in 2014) a number of times and hosted a radio show from the Capitol in Salem many times. “There was nothing that really surprised me, but then again I had a little more insight than the average citizen,” Post said following a Keizer Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Keizer Quality Suites on Tuesday. “But I was shocked by the absolute volume. More than 4,000 bills were introduced and about 900 new laws were passed. I don’t know if I was surprised or shocked, but I couldn’t believe the volume.” Post said he got some good advice from veteran lawmakers. “Some of the old members said wait until the end,” he said. That was certainly the case this year as about 100 laws were passed at the end of the session after Sine Die was declared by the Democrats, who controlled the house and the senate. “It’s a tool to get done what they want at the end,” Post said. “Republicans have done it, too, when they were in control. The bills kept coming...

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