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Day: August 16, 2013

Keizer City Council agenda for Aug. 19, 2013

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, August 19, 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. Keizer Renaissance Hotel – Liquor License Change of Ownership

6. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

a. ORDINANCE–Adopting Council Member Removal Procedures for Interference with Administration as Set forth in City Charter Section 21(f)

7. CONSENT CALENDAR

a. Approval of July 29, 2013 Special Session Minutes

b. Approval of August 5, 2013 Regular Session Minutes

8. COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

September 3, 2013 (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting

September 9, 2013 5:45 p.m. – City Council Work Session

• Annual Keizer Parks Tour

September 16, 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.

Celtic football yard signs to fund turf field

McNary High School is gearing up for a great Football season, with Coach Isaac Parker, leading the way!

Please show your Celtic Spirit by purchasing a Celtic Football Yard Sign for your own yard or business……only $20!

All profits go to the McNary Athletic Booster Club Football Fund, ear-marked for the Artificial Turf fundraising project that we’re hoping will be started soon!

“Go Big Blue” or “Celtic Territory” signs will be available for purchase at McNary Blue Day on Sat 8/24!  You can also pre-order a personalized sign for your McNary or Pop Warner Football player that same day, or email your personalized sign order to Susanne Barker:  [email protected] by Sat 8/24.

Please make checks payable to:  McNary ABC (Athletic Booster Club).   You can pay in person at McNary Blue Day or mail checks to: Susanne Barker, 1359 Parkmeadow Dr NE, Keizer, OR 97303. 

All orders and payments are due by Sat 8/24 (McNary Blue Day).  We will deliver signs first week of September. 

(Available for purchase at McNary Blue Day, Sat 8/24)

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(Pre-order personalized signs for your McNary or Pop Warner player at McNary Blue Day or email orders to: [email protected] by Sat 8/24)

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Hit the mayor, help kids

 

Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher, shown unveiling the Walsh’s Landing sign during RIVERfair festivities at Keizer Rapids Park last weekend, will return to the park this Saturday, Aug. 17 for the Pig in the Park fundraiser. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)
Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher, shown unveiling the Walsh’s Landing sign during RIVERfair festivities at Keizer Rapids Park last weekend, will return to the park this Saturday, Aug. 17 for the Pig in the Park fundraiser. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Ever feel like throwing something at a mayor?

If so, this Saturday is your chance.

In fact, Keizer Mayor Lore Christopher is fully expecting to have things thrown at her during the Pig in the Park fundraiser at Keizer Rapids Park.

The Hawaiian Luau-themed event, put on by the Keizer Chamber Foundation, kicks off at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday at the park. Tickets are $20, with proceeds going to help the foundation’s Christmas Basket program, public arts and support of education and leadership.

Food includes roasted pig, pineapple upside cake and a couple of types of salad. Gilgamesh Brewing is catering the food.

The evening also includes live Hawaiian-themed music by Koral Jam and a chance to throw teddy bears, borrowing on an idea from hockey games.

“I’m the target,” Christopher said with a chuckle. “They can try to throw a teddy bear at me.”

Beyond the potential satisfaction of hitting the city’s top elected official with a rainbow-colored stuffed bear, there is also the longer lasting good.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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.

Parks funding issue could go to voters in 2014

 

KEIZERTIMES/File photo
KEIZERTIMES/File photo

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

One member of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board would like to see more money available for parks much sooner than later.

Two former councilors on the board, however, anticipate the issue being sent to voters in November – of 2014.

In recent months, Parks Board meetings have been dominated by discussion of adding $2 to water bills for Keizer residents. That would generate more than $300,000 in new revenue, which as proposed would be split between new equipment, maintenance and capital improvements.

Such was the case again Tuesday evening, as board members looked at what steps to take next. Chair Richard Walsh suggested the list of all potential park improvements be priced out, but backed off the idea when Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, noted the “huge task” that would be.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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.

Salem-Keizer wins turbulent outing 11-10

Volcano Jake Shadle delivers a pitch after taking over the mound in the early innings of Salem-Keizer’s game with the Everett AquaSox Monday, Aug. 12. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Volcano Jake Shadle delivers a pitch after taking over the mound in the early innings of Salem-Keizer’s game with the Everett AquaSox Monday, Aug. 12. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes

The Volcanoes came from behind to win a wild one 11-10 over Everett at home Monday.

It was the first five-game sweep of the AquaSox in Volcano history and involved a relief pitcher, Christian Jones, who got the win despite making only six pitches.

Everett started the scoring with three first-inning runs, giving Salem-Keizer’s Nick Vander Tuig a rough start on the mound despite having recently concluded an impressive record at UCLA. With Jack Reinheimer and Bryan Brito on base with singles, Justin Seager hit a double to left field to drive both runners home. A single to center by Austin Wilson scored Seager.

In the bottom of the first, the Volcanoes tied the score with three hits and a sacrifice fly. An infield single by Tyler Hollick was followed by Jeremy Sy’s home run, his seventh, over the left field fence. Lars Huijer, who came into the game with a 7-1 record, loaded the bases with singles by Leo Rojas, Brian Ragira and Tyler Horan. Blake Miller hit a fly to left, and Rojas tagged and scored.

Everett scored three more times in the second. Phillips Castillo hit a bad-hop single to left, Michael Faulkner walked, and both advanced on a wild pitch. Reinheimer grounded out but drove in Castillo. Faulkner stole third base and scored on a double by Kyle Petty. Jake Shadle came in to pitch, and Seager scored Petty with a single to center.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the August 16 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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.

Blue Day bash is Celtic shindig

Celt Brett Hildebrand slips through the Grants Pass defense in a game last season. (File)
Celt Brett Hildebrand slips through the Grants Pass defense in a game last season. (File)

McNary High School’s football program is hosting its second annual Blue Day Saturday, Aug. 24.

The all-day event will feature demonstrations by Keizer-based Pop Warner football teams, McNary football teams, the Celtic band and the Celtic cheering squad.

“Last year, we kept the event to those involved with the programs, but this year we are inviting the whole community to come out and show their Celtic Pride,” said Isaac Parker, head coach of McNary football.

Blue Day will kick off with a Courthouse Athletic Club Spartan workout at 8 a.m. that will double as a fundraiser for the Celtic spaghetti moms. The suggested donation is $5 or a box of dry pasta.

Pop Warner demonstrations will begin at 10:30 a.m. and are expected to finish around noon. After presentation of the colors by McNary’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, the freshmen and junior varsity teams will take the field.

The McNary band and cheerleading squads will take center stage for halftime performances and then the varsity team will scrimmage to complete festivities. Throughout the day, barbecue lunches will be available for $4 a plate. Proceeds will benefit the McNary Athletic Booster Club.

The McNary Turf Club will be on-site selling yard signs to bolster the group’s effort to install an artificial turf field at McNary.

The event is sponsored by Marion County Fire District No. 1.

Register now and save a fiver on KYBA fees

KEIZERTIMES/File art
KEIZERTIMES/File art

Keizer Youth Basketball registrants can save $5 off regular registration fees by completing the forms online at www.keizerbasketball.com by Aug. 31.

Costs for students in first and second grade are $60 per child ($55 for early registration); $70 for students in grades three through six ($65 for early registration); and $80 for players registering for tournament teams ($75 for early registration).

Full fees will be incurred for those registering after Aug. 31, but families registering more than one child will receive a $5 discount for each additional child.

The league is expanding to include sixth grade recreation teams this season. Tournament team evaluations will he held Sept. 26-28.

Volcanoes back atop NWL on 6-win streak

 

Leo Rojas sends a pitch to deep left field in the Volcanoes game with Everett Monday, Aug. 12.  (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)
Leo Rojas sends a pitch to deep left field in the Volcanoes game with Everett Monday, Aug. 12. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By HERB SWETT
For the Keizertimes


Aug. 8: Volcanoes 9,
Everett 6

The home series opened with a win that tied Salem-Keizer and Everett for the best overall Northwest League record at 31-21.

It was the Volcanoes’ game from the start, with three runs in the first inning. Tyler Hollick was hit by a pitch and went to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Brandon Bednar. Jeremy Sy walked, and Brian Ragira doubled both runners home. Tyler Horan singled to score Ragira.

Although the AquaSox had the highest-scoring inning, with four runs in the sixth, Salem-Keizer scored in the third through sixth innings.

The Volcanoes’ Brandon Bednar hit the only home run of the game, a solo shot in the fourth.

Jake Shadle (4-1) was the winning pitcher in relief, with Daniel Slania getting his first save. Tommy Burns (0-1) took the loss.

Aug. 9: Volcanoes 4,
Everett 1

New starter Pat Young pitched six scoreless innings for a 1-0 record.

The first runs came in the first inning, when Brian Ragira drove in Brandon Bednar and Jeremy Sy with a double. The Volcanoes had only four hits but held the AquaSox to four until the last inning.

Salem-Keizer had a shutout going until the ninth, when Raymundo Montero, not as stingy as usual, gave up a single to Justin Seager and an RBI double to Carlton Tanabe.

Thyago Viera, who started for Everett, was the losing pitcher at 3-4.

William “Bill” A. Mulligan

W. Mulligan
W. Mulligan

William A. Mulligan (Bill) of Newberg passed away Aug. 5, 2013 at the age of 90, surrounded by his children.

He was born June 2, 1923, in Chicago, Ill. to William J. Mulligan and Kathryn Moran, where he attended schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was a firefighter on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier and was awarded numerous medals for his service.

On Sept. 22, 1945 Bill married Marcella J. Novotny in Salem. They were married for 65 years.

Since 1946, they lived in Salem, Keizer, Corvallis and then Newberg. Bill was a
pipefitter for 42 years, retiring in 1988.

Besides loving his wife and family, Bill was a friendly, hardworking, industrious man who was always willing to help others with plumbing, woodworking or other household projects.

Bill will be greatly missed by his children Carol Young (Dave) of Corvallis, Chris Mulligan (Jim Bellah) of Newberg, Scott Mulligan (Diane) of West Linn and Dan Mulligan (Geneva Lamb) of St. Paul; grandchildren: Kelly Young-Seidel (Andrew), Shannon Martin (Aaron), Tracy Cook (Josh) and Tyler Herigstad; great-grandchildren Jackson Pinion, Brennan Martin, Holden Seidel, Miles Seidel, Jordan Cook and Keira Cook; sister Harriett Philpott and six nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marcella in 2010 and grandson
Zachary Herigstad in 2000.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at
Avamere Assisted Living Facility, 730 Foothills Drive in Newberg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association
(P.O. Box 4168, Portland, OR 97208-4168) or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Perry Chappell

P. Chappell
P. Chappell

Perry Chappell, 74, was beloved husband of Judith (Anton) of Keizer; father of Mark of Frederick, Md. and Matt of Keizer; and grandfather of three granddaughters of Frederick, Md.

Born in Springfield, Mo. and raised in Southern California, Perry excelled in music in Hollywood, playing in some top bands and taught music theory.

He married Judy in 1962. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, two sisters and one brother.

Perry entered law enforcement in 1975 working in Petersburg, Alaska. He later moved to Bend and settled in Keizer in 1992.

Perry visited numerous nursing homes with his son Matt, playing the piano and singing to the residents. He suffered several major medical conditions but always kept his joy and smile. He went to be with his Lord. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Life was held at New Harvest Church in Salem on Aug. 6, 2013.

Arrangements were by Keizer Funeral Chapel.