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Day: March 1, 2013

Rebuilding from a tragedy

Debbie and Rosa Guzman, niece and sister of Willevaldo Guzman, prepare meals in the kitchen of Yonic’s Restaurant on Broadway Street Northeast. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Debbie and Rosa Guzman, niece and sister of Willevaldo Guzman, prepare meals in the kitchen of Yonic’s Restaurant on Broadway Street Northeast. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

When Willevaldo Guzman sought to name his family’s restaurant in north Salem, he looked to his family, specifically his youngest son, Yonic.

The restaurant became known as Yonic’s restaurant and Willevaldo told his son, “Amigo, one day, that’s going to be yours.”

Yonic was enthused, “He was like, ‘Yeah, okay. I like it,’” Willevaldo said.

Sadly, the restaurant that bears Yonic’s name is carrying on without him. Yonic, 8, was killed after being ejected from the family’s SUV in a rollover accident Jan. 13 on Interstate 5. His family is now trying to reclaim their lives after the accident nearly cost Yonic’s brother an arm, and the family their home and business. Yonic’s Mexican Restaurant reopened last week.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 1 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.

Reynolds repeats as state champ, three others place

Devin Reynolds (Photos courtesy of J&H Photo)
Devin Reynolds (Photos courtesy of J&H Photo)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

McNary High School senior Grant Gerstner re-injured his back in a semifinals match with Crater High School’s Chase Mackey at the state tournament and it left him with a choice: forfeit his next two matches and place sixth or continue wrestling through the pain and see if he could do better.

His next opponent was Aloha High School’s Maurice McSwain and Gerstner felt the pain dampen as he stepped to the mat. He beat McSwain by pin in the second round.

“It was one of my best matches of the season. In the third round, we were tied up and all I needed was a takedown. When he shot on me, I caught him to his back for a pin,” Gerstner said.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 1 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.

JV boys take CVC title with 11-2 record

Austin Stone cuts between two defenders in the McNary junior varsity boys basketball team’s game with Sprague. The junior varsity Celts won the Central Valley Conference title. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Austin Stone cuts between two defenders in the McNary junior varsity boys basketball team’s game with Sprague. The junior varsity Celts won the Central Valley Conference title. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

The McNary High School boys junior varsity basketball team’s last game of the season came down to the final seconds and the Celtics were trailing by two points.

The team’s opponent, Sprague High School, had taken an early lead in the game and rode it through to halftime. But, in the game’s waning seconds, sophomore Oscar Garcia got off a three-pointer and drained it for the win.

The circumstances of the win cemented coach Jaren Jones’s take on the team members as a whole.

“They have a winning mentality and ability to stay in the moment, not worrying about the score. We know if we play our game and focus on our execution, we are a very good team,” said Jones. “That mentality allowed us to win the battle on rebounds, hustle points, and 50/50 balls. Both teams battled, but late in the game against Sprague is when we executed at our best.”


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 1 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.

JV Lady Celts finish 17-5

McNary’s Charlotte Brattain grabs a rebound in a game with North Salem High School last week. The junior varsity team went 9-1 in league play this season. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
McNary’s Charlotte Brattain grabs a rebound in a game with North Salem High School last week. The junior varsity team went 9-1 in league play this season. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

At its lowest point this season, the McNary High School girls junior varsity basketball team wasn’t victim to another team or poor play on their part, but inferior refereeing.

“We ended up losing to Beaverton by one point and even the other coach apologized for the officiating. We probably should have won by 10 or 15 points,” said Drew Miller, McNary coach.

The team took the loss hard, and it was probably a factor in another loss the following day, but the Lady Celts picked themselves up and went on a 10-game winning streak that lasted until the final game of league play this season.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 1 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.

Events for every cause, taste

There will be no shortage of opportunities for Keizer residents to support community causes in the coming weeks. Fund raising event season is here.

Whatever you want to support there is something for you on the calendar through April.

On Saturday, March 2, Clear Lake Elementary School will hold a Fiesta Dinner and Auction at the Keizer Civic Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door.  Proceeds will help the school fund projects and field trips.

The Keizer Community Food Bank will benefit from a concert at Keizer Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The Keizer Big Band will play musical favorites. Suggested admission is donation of non-perishable food. The church is located at 6945 Wheatland Road N.

Keizer teens will be in the spotlight as A Taste of Keizer Young Life: Another Bite! offers samples from top Keizer and Salem restaurants. The fund raising event, which includes an auction, starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Civic Center. Cost is $15, or $120 for a table of eight.

For lovers of all things Renaissance, singing and acting, the McNary Fine Art Department’s Knight of Song Madrigal Dinner at the Civic Center 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, is perfect for you. This wildly successful event marks its fourth year encompassing all areas of McNary fine arts: band, orchestra, drama, choir. The Civic Center is transformed into a King and Queen’s court complete with jesters and entertainment. Tickets are $35 for the evening which includes a silent and a live auction.

For those with a sweet tooth and a thirst for knowledge of other nations, the Rotary International Dessert on Thursday, March 14, fits the bill perfectly. Exchange students from around the globe will prepare and share desserts and treats from their homelands. They will also answer questions about their home countries. The event is free and is a great way to put Keizer’s best foot forward. The students attend school throughout Rotary Club’s District 5100. Germany’s Pepita Schmidt-Rave, an exchange student at McNary High School, will be there.

On Friday, March 15, city parks fans will have an opportunity to help raise funds for the Keizer Parks Foundation. Pinot for the Parks will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Civic Center. Local wineries will present a tasting of thier vintages; local caterers will be offering samples of their goods as well.

Among the vintners will be Bob and Pam Zielinski showcasing their Scenic Valley wines. The money raised by the foundation is used to fund projects and purchases for the city’s parks. Tickets are $25 and include complimentary wine tasting and two raffle tickets.

Those purchasing tickets for Keizer Rotary Club’s annual raffle party will have a one-in-1,100 chance to win $10,000 in gold and silver. The annual party is on Saturday, April 20, again at the Keizer Civic Center. The evening is one of Keizer’s premier social events with great food and music along with raffles and auctions.

So Keizer, get ready for a season filled with opporunities to help your local community. Pick one or pick them all.   —LAZ

Capitol likened to Chernobyl

For reasons of association my thoughts from time to time turn to the former Soviet Union’s misadventure in the Ukraine, known as Chernobyl, and how its image inspires reflections on today’s U.S. Congress: They are both arguably huge disasters with current dire, as well as lasting, consequences.  What’s more, Chernobyl has been abandoned as has the city that housed its workers and their families and that may be what should become of the U.S. Capitol and its surroundings.

Let me explain.  Chernobyl, you’ll remember, was a nuclear reactor that blew up on April 26, 1986, ultimately killing dozens of workers from radiation exposure and contaminating that part of the Ukraine so badly that the entire area for miles around is no longer habitable. The U.S. Capitol has also “blown up,” or imploded, or both, and has become more a dangerous liability than a national asset.

The idea occurs then that, like Chernobyl, a sarcophagus should be built around and over the U.S. Capitol.  Members of Congress, their servile aides, and the contaminating and corrupting tsunamis of lobbyists that buy members of Congress, those same folks who swore upon taking office to protect and defend all Americans, would, of course, be saved from the “coffin” and allowed to go free if each would promise in written contract form to do something worthwhile with their life.

More than a half-century ago the U.S., with its states and territories, their populations, their natural resources and the leadership at the national level were, collectively, the only power on the planet to defeat the war machines of Nazi Germany, Mussolini’s Italy and the Empire of Japan.  For a few years between December, 1941 and August, 1945, then, all Americans threw themselves into the effort to defeat the Axis powers and it was by those means of unity at home, with some help from allies abroad, that the war was won.

The North and South have never found common ground; the differences are as pronounced today as they were in 1861. It would be a improvement, it’s proposed, for the governing of the land that comprises the United States of America, if, in addition to a separate nation of the Southern states, there were established the sovereign nations of the Western States of America, the North Central States of America and the New England States of America.  There could be an amnesty period during the reformation where Americans who wish to could relocate without penalty to certain states that have all but nullified the Bill of Rights while those Americans seeking sanctuary in the 21st century could also relocate to find a new home of progressive practices.  Of course, some individual states are so determined to remain in the deep past that they would fit in nowhere.

Whatever the fantasized re-design of the U.S., the regional differences are too entrenched to make things work and run for the benefit of all citizens.  What’s referenced are the rights and protections of women, freedom of choice, marriage equity, respect for all religions, world peace and diplomacy versus constant warring overseas, enforced laws of immigration, the protection of earned entitlements, progressive taxation, voting rights for all citizens, and full and final racial integration, to name but a few issues that fanatically divide and remain the nation’s chronic unfinished business.

The U.S. Congress today is a first cousin to Chernobyl and the place at which its members curse one another, refuse to compromise and practice extreme partisanship “tilling” no future for a “land” so poisoned nothing can “grow” on it.  Metaphors like cobras getting along with mongooses or California sea lions working with killer whales appear as perfect fits in the country’s Capitol context.

The case is made every day in D.C. by a hopelessly dysfunctional Congress that can get nothing done, that forecasts ugliness as far as the visionary eye can see and that promises only a downward spiral and misery for most Americans.  Further, the whole mess is simply getting worse at every session of Congress, with neither hope of reconciliation by the sides nor a new start dedicated to making life for all Americans, as the Declaration of Independence promised generations to come, for “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

(Gene H. McIntyre lives in Keizer.)

The dream lives on at KLL park

By TAMMY READY

Once again, I am compelled to write a letter to Keizetimes, and possibly the Statesman Journal. This time it’s not to critique the Keizer Volunteer Coordinating Committee (VCC), the Keizer Parks and Recreation Board, or Keizer City Council. This letter is being written in response to an editorial written by Lyndon Zaitz, the owner and editor of the Keizertimes, who misreported, and unfortunately did the citizens, youth, and the city of Keizer a huge disservice.

The editorial was titled “Field of Broken Dreams” Really? Our oldest son played for Keizer Little League for over six years, and is now grown and in college. Our youngest son has played Keizer Youth Sports Association for three years now. As parents we’ve been involved in both programs, volunteering our time for field maintenance, concessions, painting, bleacher repairs, equipment, etc. This weekend my husband and many others spent nearly six hours helping the evaluators at McNary High School evaluate hundreds of kids for the upcoming Keizer Youth Sports Association (KYSA) season. The battle between the Keizer City Council and the ball fields has been ongoing for years. It’s been a sore subject on the minds of many. I remember the past when City of Keizer trucks could be seen around the ball fields, maintaining much of the fields. Unfortunately I have not seen them in the past three years.

Lyndon Zaitz’s article gives the perception that out of the blue KYSA has asked for half a million dollars, when in fact, KYSA has been asking for help. KYSA was asked to submit a list of repairs which they have done three times a year for the past three years.  I remember a past Keizer City Council meeting I attended where Kurt Barker was told by the council to make a list and present it to the council for review; this is after the request had been ongoing. This “fight” for help with the fields from the City of Keizer has been long and exhausting for all of the volunteers, parents and citizens of Keizer. The City of Keizer is OK with reaping the rewards the ball fields have to offer when it continuously provides revenue, but when it comes to the fields asking for help, it becomes front page news.

The article states when the fields were maintained by Keizer Little League (KLL), the community, civic leaders, and boosters that had children in the program all volunteered their time. He states thousands of volunteer hours were used under KLL to mow the fields, make repairs and complete concessions.  His article insinuates the parents of KYSA do not provide these same volunteer hours. We have lived in Keizer for over 16 years, and I assure you the parents of KYSA do put in volunteer hours. Not 1000 hours, but countless hours. To quote a friend, his article is a “sucker punch to the gut” to the hundreds if not thousands of volunteers who have provided countless hours of service to make KYSA and the fields something we all can be proud of.  We’ve maintained fields, concessions, backstop repair, bleacher repair, weed control, fixed broken equipment and the like. By we, I mean the parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who don’t even have children in the program.

The article states it’s not too late for KYSA to emulate KLL. Zaitz states KYSA needs to make a list and “get their own people involved”. I am writing to let him know that our own people are and have been involved. I can only hope his letter was written in haste and in retrospect there is some amount of humiliation. KYSA and the ball fields are about kids, parents, community, and our future citizens we are molding and shaping through this program. I choose to hope in writing his article he was misinformed, or simply just trying to stir the pot for the circulation of his paper, maybe as a business owner to gain subscribers, and that he doesn’t actually believe what he wrote.

Zaitz stated in his article that youth baseball at the Little League Park was something the whole community could rally around and it’s time for KYSA to rally Keizerites to come to the aid of their own field of dreams. That is exactly what KYSA parents, volunteers, family members and friends are doing.  One of the main differences between the then KLL and the now KYSA, is the support of the City of Keizer, the Keizer City Council, and the Parks and Recreation board. The problem is politics. As a parent and volunteer, it feels as if the City of Keizer has staged a war between the city and the fields. It seems as though the City of Keizer, Lyndon Zaitz and people like them have forgotten what this should be about; the kids, the future citizens of Keizer.  I think if the Keizer City Council, Lyndon Zaitz and people like them spent as much time and effort on helping and supporting the ball fields, parents, and kids as they do criticizing and publicly reprimanded them, it would and could be a win: win for everyone. I mention the different committees and the Keizer City Council as a whole. However, I know some of the members of the committees and the Keizer City Council do support KYSA, but the appearance in the Keizer community is the majority of those groups as a whole do not.

At the most recent Keizer City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, some of the public testimony surrounded the budget and the request for money from KYSA. Some of the comments and discussion from public testimony and the council were shocking. One Keizer citizen who was originally involved with KLL said the KLL motto was “pride, spirit, and volunteerism” and he insinuated KYSA’s motto is different.  I assure you, KYSA parents, kids, and volunteers do have pride, spirit, and volunteerism and that is what keeps us involved and coming back every year.  He went on to insinuate KYSA has damaged the fields in some way. I assure you they have not. A couple of council members expressed dismay and questioned why and how the ball park could go from 100 percent of the funding for the park being from volunteerism under KLL, and all of a sudden change to KYSA needing funding to continue to operate. I applaud Mr. Richard Walsh for expressing his take on the subject, or what he believed to be the opinion of KYSA. He expressed the needed repairs and safety concerns didn’t happen solely in the last couple of years, but some were in existence when KYSA took over. One council member even said they were mad at the request of KYSA for the funds. Mayor Lore Christopher mentioned when she was an active volunteer for KLL they had “work days.” I assure her, we still do have them, and have had them under KYSA’s reign. I further applaud Councilor Jim Taylor’s comments, stating this is “fixable,” if we all go all in and take an active role in the ball fields and the success of them.

The funding and maintenance at the Keizer Ball Fields is anything but the norm in most cities. Most ball fields are either subsidized or completely maintained by the city or other recreation district. Keizer’s ball fields are solely funded and maintained by volunteerism. I know many of the KLL members and associates from the past and current KYSA members and associates now who spend more time at the fields than they do at home. This is definitely true from February through summer. Times have changed and so has society. Many families in past could get by with one income. I don’t know many that have any other choice than to be two income families today. In the past a few people could come together and build a structure, retaining wall, backstop, field and bleachers. However, with so many of the rules and regulations today, it’s simply not possible. Today’s world is based on money, liability and whether or not something is earthquake proof. Fifteen years ago I could make cupcakes and send them to school for our son’s birthday celebration. We could have cake walks at school carnivals with actual homemade cakes. Now everything must be store bought. Many years ago, the Keizer Ball Fields were fortunate to have the resources of Bob Newton and Rob Kissler. However in today’s world, I don’t know that their resources would be accepted due to all of the rules and regulations as they pertain to building structures and such based on liability alone.

Thank you to the many leaders of KYSA, Kurt Barker, Scott Kaiser, Jake Martin, Brian Aicher and all of the KYSA Board of Directors for all you have done in the past, current, and future in making sure the Keizer ball fields are safe and in good repairs for all of Keizer to share and use, no matter how much criticism doing so has brought to you. It takes great leaders to handle the tough tasks most do not want to be involved in. It takes strong people to ask for help when it is needed. You have the support of all of us behind you.  All of the committees, council and community should be proud KYSA didn’t wait until it was too late.

In closing, I in no way believe the Little League Fields are a “Field of Broken Dreams”. What’s really sad is the nightmare KYSA has been involved in and portrayed as. As a participant in both KLL and KYSA, I have to say this is and should be about the kids, not politics, not the Keizer City Council, but the kids. I am a proud KYSA parent, volunteer, and citizen of Keizer. I am not proud of the way KYSA is being treated in the media and political forums. Imagine what this amazing program could be if all of the citizens of Keizer, the VCC, the Keizer Parks and Recreation board, the Keizer City Council, the Keizertimes along with the parents and volunteers were to all to team up, drop the politics, the finger pointing, negative publicity, and the “KLL is good and KYSA is bad” attitude and support a program that helps provide an amazing foundation to our youth in a positive way. This is one letter, written by one person, but from the communication I’ve had with many of our “own people” it seems to be the common sentiment shared.

(Tammy Ready lives in Keizer.)

Volunteers only part of KLL/KYSA story

By DAVE BARTLETT

In response to the Keizertimes article dated February 22, “Big concerns about little league.

My name is Dave Bartlett and I have been involved with my sons playing Little League baseball and Keizer Youth Sports Association (KYSA) baseball since 2000. Currently two of my boys are playing for KYSA. I have been a part of the great tradition of Keizer Little League as a player years ago as well as a coach for Little League and KYSA. I, too, have concerns about the Little League Park, not the “Little League” as the title of the story mentions. I would like to respectfully clear up some misconceptions that have been quoted in recent articles about the park being solely taken care of by volunteers.

One quote states in the article that “until five years ago there was no need for help since it was all handled by volunteers.” I’m not sure when the last time that gentleman was involved with the Little League fields but his statement is lacking a few facts that I’m assuming he’s just simply unaware of.

In 1999, a retired Mr. Gary Messing was asked by the then-Keizer Little League board field director to work a few hours a week down at the park because he was unable to get enough Little League parents to come down to the fields and help keep up with things. In talking with Mr. Messing, he started out down there a few hours a week until he was working almost 40 hours a week as volunteerism continued to wane. Remember, this is an outdoor city park/facility with ball fields and the grounds need to be kept up almost year round not just three months out of the year during ball season as most people think. Much of the maintenance to the facility for the last 15 years, especially during the off season, has come from an employee or employees of Keizer Little League or KYSA alongside whomever has been the field director and their countless hours of dedication, but not “100 percent handled by volunteers” as was also stated. Myself, I have been a volunteer at the park since 2001, working on the fields with many other hard working volunteers, coaching with, and against some of the greatest coaches I know, helping with concessions and doing all those things Little League parents should be doing.

In 2008 I was asked to work as a part-time employee of the Little League fields with Mr. Messing and the field director. In 2006 Gary was in need of cutting his hours back, so since 2008 between Gary and I, we have worked 30 paid hours per week or more, plus volunteer hours, 9-10 months out of the year trying to keep the place in good shape with what equipment and man power that has been provided. We take pride in our work and have a sense of ownership and responsibility for that place. It’s not perfect or pristine and other than some major improvements that are needed, we think it looks great! In fact we have received many compliments about the facility, especially from teams from outside of the city who come in frequently for tournaments on the weekends.

I’m not writing this to say there are no volunteers because there are. We have had great turnouts in recent years for field days even when the rain has been pouring down on people. Parents still smiling with hot chocolate in hand and kids running everywhere in anticipation of the coming season. I am writing this to let some know that volunteerism isn’t as it once was when the park was new and fresh and exciting. The park is no longer 10 years old, it’s over 30 years old, and my concern is, why wasn’t there a plan in place years ago to help keep up the facility in the later stages of its life when retaining walls with wooden railroad ties would rot and need replaced or when the four foot homerun fences get ruined because everyone climbs over them or handicap accessibility needed to happen because of the mostly gravel walkways around the entire park which makes most fields inaccessible for anyone with a disability or any of the other major projects that surely had to be foreseen?

I’m sure the thought was that the parents would get it done for their children and I completely agree that was probably at least the hope, but the fact of the matter is that that hasn’t been able to be accomplished and there has had to be “help” out there getting things done for almost 15 years, not just since five years ago as one statement indicates. Both organizations have faithfully been able to come up with finances to simply maintain the softball and baseball fields for the most part, but any big projects that cost thousands of dollars have been few and far between. In my opinion, without any “help” that park would be in really bad shape.

Being a parent and coach and being involved with countless families for over a decade now, I know for sure that all those families have had great intentions and many have worked extremely hard on those fields with “pride and volunteerism” to get them ready for the kids, so I get it. But there’s more than just ball fields down there to keep up for three months out of the entire year. There’s more than mowing Field 5 and throwing some dirt down on low spots on the infield and building up a mound. There’s more than cutting off and repairing the lip on Field 2 so the softball girls don’t break an ankle. There simply isn’t the time in these families taxed schedules that there once was and that’s just a fact of life these days in many circumstances, not just the Little League fields. My wife is a board member at a local neighborhood swimming pool and the feeling is mutual even there. People simply don’t have the time they did 20-plus years ago.

The Keizer Little League Park is a park like none other in our community and probably our region and we are certainly blessed to have it. It’s unique and hence the issue of the complications of maintaining the facility. Most other organizations just use elementary school fields at minimal cost. Parents and coaches don’t have to maintain them much and only during the season and they are aweful to play and practice on. That’s not what we want at our ball park. We want things to look sharp and represent the city of Keizer and the class act that it is.

I understand that the $500,000 is a steep price and I’m not advocating for that, that is not my intention of this column. My intention is to let the community know that yes, volunteers have been helping out there but a lot of work has also been done by some hard working employees of the organizations that have run the facility for the last 15 years whether it has been KLL or KYSA. The two organizations are now working together and asking for a hand. What I have been observing over the last 10 years through all of this is that volunteerism as it was once known, simply isn’t available today. I think that maybe, just maybe the city as a whole can lend a helping hand with ideas whether through connections, consultation, counsel, donations or even physical action or finances.

While people have come and gone, Gary Messing and I have been working our hind ends off for years down there to keep that place in the best shape possible for those kids and their families to enjoy and we are proud of that fact and someone dares to say, “there was no need for help until five years ago?” Mr. Messing and I certainly take offense to that. I think there is a better solution than “past volunteers” lecturing the current volunteers on the KYSA and KLL boards who are putting in “thousands of hours” as well, about how they walked barefooted 18 miles to school in three feet of snow uphill both ways back in the day, right? Or the meaningless banter that has been going on back and forth between adults who don’t even play down there, their children do. Come on people, this kind of verbiage and naivety just isn’t going to get it done.

In 1983 I played on a McNary baseball team that when things didn’t seem fair, our Keizer community pulled funding together literally overnight to fly our entire team down to Klamath Falls, Oregon to play in a state championship game  the day after graduation. So I get it, I’ve seen it, I’ve been a part of it, but times are different and that needs to be considered not looked down upon.

(Dave Bartlett lives in Keizer.)

Agenda for Keizer City Council regular session

KEIZERTIMES/File photo
KEIZERTIMES/File photo

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT 

KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT, AND LEAST COST FASHION 

AGENDA 

KEIZER CITY COUNCIL 

REGULAR SESSION 

Monday, March 4, 2013 

7:00 p.m. 

Robert L. Simon Council Chambers 

Keizer, Oregon 

 

1. CALL TO ORDER 

 

 

2. ROLL CALL 

 

 

3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

 

 

4. PUBLIC TESTIMONY 

 

This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on any matters other than those on the agenda scheduled for public hearing. 

 

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS 

 

 

a. Nancy’s Burgers and Fries Liquor License Application 

 

 

b. Keizer Development Code Text Amendments to Allow Recreational Vehicle to Be Used as Temporary Living (Sections 2.423, 2.413, and 2.412) 

 

 

6. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION 

 

 

a. ORDER – In the Matter of the Application of E Village, LLC for Keizer Station Master Plan/Subdivision Approval (Area C – Keizer Station) (Master Plan Case No. 2010-16/Subdivision Case No. 2010-18) (Decision Upon Reconsideration) 

 

 

b. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the Mayor to Sign the First Amendment to Municipal Court Judge Services Contract 

 

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR 

 

 

a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing City Manager to Execute Agreement for Public Exhibition of Art with Mross 

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8. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

 

 

a. Recognition of Keizer Police Department Volunteer Ted Plumb 

 

 

9. OTHER BUSINESS 

 

This time is provided to allow the Mayor, City Council members, or staff an opportunity to bring new or old matters before the Council that are not on tonight’s agenda. 

 

a. New Business or Old Business Issues 

 

 

10. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS 

 

To inform the Council of significant written communications

 

11. AGENDA INPUT 

 

March 11, 2013 

5:45 p.m. – City Council Work Session 

 

Citizens/Council Communications Work Group Report 

 

Water Master Plan Update 

 

March 18, 2013 

7:00 p.m. – City Council Regular Session 

April 1, 2013 

7:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting 

 

12. ADJOURNMENT 

 

Upon request, auxiliary aids and/or special services will be provided. To request services, please contact us at (503)390-3700 or through Oregon Relay at 1-800-735-2900 at least two working days (48 hours) in advance. 

Agenda for Keizer City Council work session

KEIZERTIMES/File photo
KEIZERTIMES/File photo

CITY OF KEIZER MISSION STATEMENT

KEEP CITY GOVERNMENT COSTS AND SERVICES TO A MINIMUM BY PROVIDING CITY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY IN A COORDINATED, EFFICIENT AND LEAST COST FASHION

A G E N D A 

KEIZER CITY COUNCIL 

WORK SESSION 

Monday, March 4, 2013 

6:00 p.m. 

Robert L. Simon Council Chambers 

Keizer Civic Center 

Keizer, Oregon 97303 

 

1. CALL TO ORDER 

 

 

2. ROLL CALL 

 

 

3. DISCUSSION 

 

 

a. 2013-2015 City Council Goals 

 

4. OTHER BUSINESS 

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