Unions negotiate mid-year raise with city

Effective Oct. 10, Keizer city employees will receive a 1.5% pay increase. This, combined with a leave cash-out option for up to 80 hours per employee, is expected to cost the city an additional $132,000, paid out in the remainder of the fiscal year. In August, the two employee unions[Read More…]

City Council ponders fireworks ordinance

A public hearing was held Sept. 6 on an ordinance regulating the use of fireworks in Keizer which the state of Oregon designates as illegal. The city has received a high volume of complaints of people setting off unauthorized fireworks inside the city limits before and after this last July[Read More…]

New apartments will combine living, commercial spaces

A nearly completed construction site is under development at the busy intersection of Cherry Road NE and Sam Orcutt Way in Keizer, across the street from Bi-Mart.  The multi-family, multi-use project will be a 40-unit apartment complex with space for commercial vendors in the Cherry Road NE-facing buildings. The development,[Read More…]

ServeFest returns after two-year hiatus

To the delight of several hundred attendees, Lakepoint Community Church brought back their ServeFest event Sunday, Aug. 28 at Keizer Community Center. Professionals, volunteers and neighbors came from all over the region to donate their time and expertise in an effort to serve and interact with the community, and even[Read More…]

KeizerFEST 2022 pleases all

Despite the change of venue and scheduling for the hottest month of the year, KeizerFEST 2022 was a big hit. Official attendance numbers aren’t yet available, but estimates go as high as several thousand just for the parade, and the Southeast Keizer Neighborhood Association reported having more than 1,800 visitors[Read More…]