NEWS

City staff levels on deck as major council goal

KEIZERTIMES/File Revising and updating the city charter, beginning a new parks master plan, expanding the youth council program, continued outreach and engagement and beginning a conversation about long-term city staffing will be the top goals for the Keizer City Council for the next two years. Goal-setting was the only thing[Read More…]

Traffic signal coming to transit center

Prep work is being done for a new signalized intersection where the Keizer Transit Center meets Keizer Station Boulevard. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald) After operating the Keizer Transit Center (KTC) for more than five years with only right-in /right-out access only, the KTC is about to get a new traffic signal[Read More…]

Cherriots could dramatically reduce youth fares

It’s less than 200 days until Cherriots restores Saturday service and, in addition to that, the Salem Area Mass Transit District Board of Directors will take public comment on proposed changes to its youth fare program at a meeting Thursday, Feb. 28. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m.[Read More…]

River Rd redux hones in on cyclists, pedestrians

Visitors to an open house on revitalizing River Road assess some of the proposals coming out of the study. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald) About three dozen Keizer residents, city officials and committee volunteers turned out to give feedback on proposals for revitalizing Keizer’s commercial corridors during an open house Tuesday, Feb. 12. [Read More…]

West Salem shooting range: A possible solution?

File A measure proposed by Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney would open the possibility of suing city and county jurisdictions when bullets stray from private property and injure others.  The bill, Senate Bill 781 (SB781), may not have an immediate impact on the dispute between residents of west Keizer and[Read More…]

Help shape public policy on alcohol consumption

Marion County Health and Human Services is looking to redefine local norms when it comes to alcohol consumption. Two public input sessions are set for next week. (File) A nearly year-long effort by the Marion County Health and Human Service Department (HHS) is reaching its next phase with two opportunities for[Read More…]

Chemeketa narrows president search

Chemeketa Community College is hosting a series of community forums with the five finalists in its pursuit of a new college president.  Community forums with each prospectswill take place on the Chemeketa campus Building 2, Room 170 Feb. 25 through March 1 from 4 to 5 p.m.  Candidates and there[Read More…]

City’s wall sign falls victim to planned message board

It’s likely not often that a city finds itself stumbling over the sign code it established, but this is Keizer.  The biggest issue on the Keizer City Council’s agenda Tuesday, Feb. 19, was how to avoid running afoul of the city’s sign ordinances while fulfilling a long-term goal of installing[Read More…]

City committees eye budget allocations

With the City of Keizer’s budget season on the horizon, two city committees are considering what projects to throw their weight behind.  The topic arose twice last week in meetings of the Keizer Parks Advisory Board and Keizer Traffic Safety, Bikeways and Pedestrian Committee.  At the Parks Board meeting Tuesday,[Read More…]