City, developer agree on reimbursement

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It came down to two numbers: 24.45 percent and 12.08 percent. KS Reim LLC, the company established by the developers of the new Mountain West apartments and the Bonaventure senior living center in Area C of Keizer Station, wanted to be reimbursed the higher rate for the extension of McLeod Lane. In the end, however, company officials agreed on the lower amount. Keizer City Councilors unanimously approved the 12.08 percent on Sept. 21. Total costs for the project are estimated at $3,233,931. Of that cost, the costs associated with extending McLeod are $683,476.83. City leaders and company officials met to figure out trips generated from two areas along the current part of McLeod are expected to contribute 12.08 percent of the traffic along the new part of the road. That means KS Reim will be reimbursed for 12.08 percent of the $683,000, or $82,564. At the rate of 24.45 percent, the amount would have been $167,110. “The main disagreement with the applicant is the reimbursement for McLeod extension, from 24.45 percent to 12.08 percent,” said Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer. Dana Krawczuk, an attorney speaking on behalf of KS Reim, noted the reimbursement district issue was brought up in the spring. “We are taking the risk that others will connect in and we get paid back,” Krawczuk said. “If the balance...

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