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Day: April 3, 2014

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

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M. Maghan

Mike Maghan, McNary High School’s former athletic director, is being inducted to the Oregon Athletic Directors Association’s Hall of Fame.

Maghan served as an athletic director a total of 31 years beginning at Sacred Heart Academy followed by service at Gervais High School, Dallas High School and McNary.

He was a passionate proponent of coaches’ educational training, said OADA officials, and served as president of the OADA, and six years on the OSAA Executive Board.

Maghan served as the Celtic athletic director for 15 years. He retired from the position in June 2010.

This year’s induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 12, at Sunriver Resort.

The evening begins with a no-host social at 5:30 p.m. in the Homestead Pavilion. The banquet and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a get together to meet and reminisce. Tickets may be purchased at $30 at www.oadaonline.org.

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

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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, April 7, 2014 

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. Parking Ordinance No 2005-535 (Request by Tow Company to Amend Ordinance to Allow Parking of Tow Trucks in Residential Areas) 

 

 

b. Keizer Development Code Section 2.310 – Shadow Plats 

 

 

6. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION 

 

 

a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing Temporary Use and Signs Subject to Conditions for Iris Festival (2014) 

 

 

b. RESOLUTION – Authorizing Temporary Suspension of Street Vendor Ordinance 

 

 

c. RESOLUTION – Acceptance of Urban Renewal Funds and Direction to Bid at Foreclosure Sale (Rawlins Properties) 

 

 

d. ORDINANCE – Declaring a Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Facilities; Declaring an Emergency 

 

RESOLUTION – Repealing R2014-2427 (Establishing Council’s Intent to Adopt a Permit Process or Regulations Relating to Medical Marijuana Facilities Within the City of Keizer; Requiring Transition Period) 

 

7. CONSENT CALENDAR 

 

 

a. RESOLUTION – Initiating Windsor Island Estates Street Lighting District 

 

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b. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the Mayor to Sign Extension of Municipal Judge Services Contact 

 

 

c. RESOLUTION – Dissolving the PEG Television Broadcasting Advisory Committee (Television Station Known as Keizer-23, K-23) and the Keizer Channel 23 Advisory Committee; Repealing R2003-1447, 2008-1837, and R2013-2314 

 

 

d. Approval of March 3, 2014 Regular Session Minutes 

 

 

e. Approval of March 6, 2014 Special Session Minutes 

 

 

f. Approval of March 17, 2014 Regular Session Minutes 

 

 

8. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

 

 

a. Appointment to Traffic Safety/Bikeways/Pedestrian Committee 

 

 

b. Appointment to Keizer Points of Interest Committee 

 

 

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 

 

April 14, 2014 

5:45 p.m. – Long Range Planning Task Force Meeting 

April 21, 2014 

7:00 p.m. – City Council Meeting 

May 5, 2014 

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

 

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 Urban Renewal Agency meeting

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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 

URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY OF THE CITY OF KEIZER 

Monday, April 7, 2014 

6:45 p.m. 

Keizer Civic Center – Council Chambers 

Keizer, Oregon 

 

1. CALL TO ORDER 

 

 

2. ROLL CALL 

 

 

3. PUBLIC TESTIMONY 

 

This time is provided for citizens to address the Urban Renewal Agency on any matter not scheduled for public hearing. 

 

4. PUBLIC HEARING 

 

 

5. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION 

 

 

a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing Payment of Urban Renewal Funds to the City of Keizer Pursuant to the Ninth Amendment (Rawlins Properties) 

 

 

6. CONSENT CALENDAR 

 

 

a. Approval of March 3, 2014 Urban Renewal Agency Minutes 

 

 

7. OTHER BUSINESS 

 

This time is provided to allow Urban Renewal Agency members the opportunity to bring matters before the Agency that are not on tonight’s agenda. 

8 AGENDA INPUT 

9. ADJOURN 

 

Upon request, auxiliary aids and/or special services will be provided to participants with disabilities. To request services, please contact us at (503) 390-3700 at least two working days (48 hours) in advance. 

Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

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By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

This is how to play the long game in adult literacy.

“It’s easy for a non-profit to get money for children, it’s not as easy for adult education, but it’s the adults who hold the key to a child’s success,” said Vivian Ang, executive director of the Keizer-based Mid-Valley Literacy Center (MVLC).

MVLC provides tutoring services for area residents seeking to expand their skills in English conversation, reading, writing, computer skills, GED and citizenship test preparation. Since its inception five years ago, MVLC has trained 450 tutors working at 26 sites in five counties, It averages between 500 and 600 students each year and 75 percent of students pass the tests for receiving their GED.

Ang founded the organization five years ago after a similar service, then provided by Chemeketa Commuity College, was axed in a round of budget cuts. Earlier this month, MVLC received a $30,000 grant from Meyer Memorial Trust that will cover some of the expenses for continued growth.

The grant was awarded to address three areas of need: formal training for Ang and MVLC board members on development and fundraising; $10,000 for a volunteer coordinator; and training on new GED requirements and best practices for tutors.

At the beginning of the year, GED requirements were revamped and raised to assure those passing the test were college- or job-ready. Completing the GED prior to January 2014 required passing five tests in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Under the new guidelines, the reading and writing sections were combined into a test called reasoning through language arts. The new test requires a level of critical thinking previous iterations of the GED did not. But, Ang said, it is a welcome change that requires a new approach to the material.

“Test takers now have to take a math concept and apply it in a work setting. The problem is we’re asking them to make a big leap and it’s intimidating,” Ang said.

In 2013, MVLC tutors shepherded 65 students to passing the GED, but enrollment took a hit in January when the new GED standards were adopted.

“It’s looking like we’ll pick up again after some of the initial fear has worn off, but we need to be prepared to help students in the best way,” Ang said.

While community colleges continue to offer courses in English for speakers of other languages, the environment is not one conducive to success, she said.

“If you send a student to a class at a community college they are in  class with 25 to 30 people and they’re not getting the one-on-one attention or the practice they need to be successful,” Ang said. “They need small group tutoring where it is low stress and high success.”

MVLC also works with local employers to address specific needs even when the students choose not to pursue their GED. When Pfeiffer Roofing supervisors began noticing challenges on the job because some Latino employees couldn’t converse with clients, they contacted MVLC and Ang helped develop a curriculum tailored to the needs of someone working in the specific field of roofing. Since then, MVLC has developed similar programs for Kerr Concentrates and Ang just started conversations with management at NORPAC Foods.

“A lot of our students attend with help from their employers, but a scholarship only covers half the cost. The student has to come up with half because they are more likely to attend if they have a monetary stake in the program,” Ang said.

One of Ang’s next projects is developing a course in medical terminology.

While the grant from Meyer Memorial Trust is a boon to the organization, Ang also sees it as defining the larger general need for adult education like MVLC provides.

“We can teach a child to read, but if they don’t have the support system at home, they won’t have the motivation to continue. If we can teach a parent or grandparent to read, they’ll go home and start reading to the kids. We’ve helped establish a new tradition,” Ang said.

And that’s how to play the long game in adult literacy.