Day: April 22, 2017

Ore. Treasury wants employees to have better plan than hope

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Oregon State Treasury (OST) is trying to make it easier for employees to start saving for retirement – without employers incurring additional costs. Last week, Joel Metlen, a retirement analyst with the Oregon State Treasury, stopped by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Tuesday, April 11, to tell members about the coming changes. “The Oregon Retirement Savings program is an attempt at a solution to a large and growing program. People are living longer and not saving enough,” said Metlen. The retirement program, dubbed Oregon Saves and spearheaded by...

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Shelter gets parks grant amid dissent

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Keizer Rapids Park is on the path to getting it’s first picnic shelter thanks to the narrow approval of a matching grant request by the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Tuesday, April 11. The grant for $8,300 – all of the remaining funds in the matching grant budget for the fiscal year – will help cover the cost of a 16-foot by 24-foot covered picnic shelter near the sand volleyball courts on the northwest side of the park. The total cost of the project is estimated at $26,300. Hans Schneider, the driving...

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