Author: Charles Glenn

Turf field talks move forward

Discussion continued this month among city council members and the task force led by City Manager Adam Brown about the proposed addition of two artificial turf fields to Keizer Rapids Park. The task force met last week and put together a detailed analysis which Brown presented to the council on June[Read More…]

Davis, Coleman honored at city council meeting

City Recorder Tracy Davis Keizer City Recorder Tracy Davis and Youth councilor Miranda Coleman found themselves in the spotlight on June 6. Davis received a prestigious award from her international association and Coleman was designated this year’s McNary High School “Celtic Girl of the Year,” and announced her plans to leave[Read More…]

City budget sees two late additions

As the June 30 deadline approaches for all Oregon municipalities, Keizer City Council is in the final discussion and public hearing phase for the proposed Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget of $59.4 million.   If that seems like a lot as compared to last year, that’s because it reflects the $8.8[Read More…]

Police and water fees to increase

A series of public hearings were held on Monday, June 6, during the City Council meeting – including two budget resolutions which are estimated to add a combined $2 per month to Keizer resident’s property taxes in the form of a water fee and police services fee increase. No one attending[Read More…]

No Pride Fair? No problem, says library

Hundreds of LGBTQ activists and their supporters were disappointed to find out this year’s Keizer Pride Fair was canceled due to safety concerns. The threatening conduct of a small group of anti-gay activists who disrupted last year’s inaugural Pride Fair and have “doxed” and harassed event organizers in the months[Read More…]

City looking for ways to offset turf field costs

An overview of the proposed construction of separate soccer and football fields at Keizer Rapids. City Manager Adam Brown met with members of a task force last week to examine the proposed Keizer Rapids Park turf field funding options and possible revenue streams. He and his staff have identified three[Read More…]

City leaders review budget for new fiscal year

Finance Officer Tim Wood presents the proposed 2022-23 budget on May 9. Keizer’s Budget Committee split this year’s meeting into two parts, May 9-10, in order to address a long list of spending priorities as well as what to do with those millions in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. A[Read More…]

City still considering new turf fields

The idea of installing two new turf fields – likely at Keizer Rapids Park – created a buzz in Keizer recently, and prompted the city to take up the issue formally and look at funding options. This past January, Marion County offered Keizer $2 million from their American Rescue Plan[Read More…]

Voters to decide on library fee

City Councilors Dan Kohler, Laura Reid and Shaney Starr comprise the Library Work Group Keizer’s new City Manager Adam Brown proposed a motion for the May 16 City Council meeting directing staff to prepare a ballot question for voters to decide on whether to authorize city funds for converting Keizer[Read More…]