Parks survey finally approved

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The final draft of a survey intended for Keizer residents regarding the state of city parks paints in stark relief the need for additional funding. The survey was the hottest topic of discussion for the fourth consecutive month at the Keizer Parks Advisory Board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13. With relatively few last-minute changes, board members unanimously approved the final draft. The survey will now be presented to the Keizer City Council for final approval, and it will most likely be hit with another round of edits. Even though the approval was met with a round of applause, board member Dylan Juran urged his colleagues to temper their excitement. “We can look at this and get excited, but I want to recognize that this is a really big ask and this is a conservative town,” Juran said. Board member JT Hager viewed the coin from the other side. “We don’t expect 95 percent of residents will check the $8 option, but it’s not improper to dream for that,” Hager said. “One of the side benefits of this study is that when we are asked why something isn’t being done, this gives people a picture of why it isn’t being done.” Despite the handwringing, board member Scott Klug was enthusiastic about getting input from the residents of the city. “When we get this back,...

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