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Day: December 7, 2015

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

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, December 7, 2015

7:00 p.m.

Robert L. Simon Council Chambers

Keizer, Oregon

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. FLAG SALUTE

4. SPECIAL ORDERS OF BUSINESS

5. COMMITTEE REPORTS

a. Volunteer Coordinating Committee Report – Appointments to Parks Advisory Board, Planning Commission, and Traffic Safety/Bikeways/Pedestrian Committee

6. 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.

7. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. ORDINANCE – To Vacate a Portion of Ridge Drive NE, Keizer Oregon MWIC Keizer, LLC)

b. Keizer Development Code Text Amendment – Accessory Structure

8. ADMINISTATIVE ACTION

a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the City Manager to Enter Into Personal Services Agreement for Professional Audit Services with Grove, Mueller & Swank, P.C.

b. ORDINANCE – Amending Keizer Development Code Regarding Section 1.200 (Definitions), Section 2.108 (Commercial Office), Section 2.109 (Commercial Retail), Section 2.110 (Commercial Mixed Use), Section 2.112 (Commercial General), Section 2.113 (Industrial Business Park), Section 2.114 (General Industrial), Section 2.115 (Agricultural Industrial), Section 2.117 (Exclusive Farm Use), Section 2.119 (General Employment), and Section 2.433 (Medical Marijuana Facilities/Grow Sites); Declaring an Emergency; Amending Ordinance 98-389

c. ORDINANCE – Adopting the Keizer Marijuana Retailer Permit Process

RESOLUTION – Relating to Marijuana Retailer Permit Application and Investigation Fee

d. Palma Ciea Park

e. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the City Manager to Enter Into First Amendment of Ground Lease and Consent to Financing (Salem-Keizer Sports Enterprises, LLC)

f. Cancelation of December 21, 2015 Regular City Council Session

g. RESOLUTION – Recognizing Keizer Rapids Park Big Toy Donors

9. CONSENT CALENDAR

a. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the City Manager to Award and Enter Into Agreement with Pacific Excavation Inc. for Water Main Replacement Project

b. RESOLUTION – Appointing Keizer Hearings Officer and Authorizing City Manager to Enter Into Contract with William (Fred) Wilson for Hearings Officer Services

c. RESOLUTION – Authorizing a Temporary Suspension of the Ordinance Prohibiting Street Vendors

d. RESOLUTION – Authorizing Temporary Use and Signs Subject to Conditions For Festival of Lights (2015)

e. RESOLUTION – Extending City Manager Employment Contract (2016-2017)

f. RESOLUTION – Extending City Attorney Employment Contract (2016-2017)

g. RESOLUTION – Authorizing the City Manager to Award and Enter into An Agricultural Lease for Filbert Orchards Located at 1590 Chemawa Road N, Keizer, Oregon with Schurter Enterprises LLC

h. Approval of November 2, 2015 Regular Session Minutes

i. Approval of November 16, 2015 Regular Session Minutes

10. COUNCIL LIAISON REPORTS

11. 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.

12. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

To inform the Council of significant written communications.

13. AGENDA INPUT

December 14, 2015

5:45 p.m. – City Council Work Session

Canceled!

December 21, 2015

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

January 4, 2016

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

14. 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.

Man arrested after multiple crimes

James Hill
James Hill

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

The entire incident didn’t take long, but plenty of crimes were committed in the short matter of time.

James Rodney Hill III, 24, was arrested Sunday night on multiple charges after initially slipping away from Keizer Police Department officers at the Keizer Station Target.

Hill was charged with criminal mischief, escape, assaulting a police officer, kidnapping, unlawful possession of heroin, menacing and resisting arrest. Just for good measure, Hill also had four felony warrants out for his arrest.

Jeff Kuhns, deputy chief with the KPD, said the incident unfolded around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 29.

“Mr. Hill was being placed under arrest for criminal mischief when he was attempting to steal property from Target,” Kuhns said. “While placing him in handcuffs, Mr. Hill fled from the officer and the store. While fleeing on foot, Mr. Hill got into the back of a vehicle that was being operated by an innocent victim. He told the victim to drive him from the area and told the victim he had a gun. The driver of the vehicle did not do as Mr. Hill demanded of him.”

Kuhns said officers soon caught up with Hill behind a nearby restaurant, who once again tried to flee on foot.

“Our officers eventually caught up to the fleeing suspect and took him into custody after he fought with one of the officers,” Kuhns said.

Hill was transported to the Marion County Correctional Facility.

As is often the case as the holiday season arrives, the KPD police logs showed an uptick in thefts and burglaries in Keizer during the past week. In light of that, Kuhns offered the following tips for Keizerites.

Vehicles

• Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.

• If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area.

• Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.

• Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.

• Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat or open cargo area of your vehicle. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the vehicle, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.

• Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.

• Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels when walking to your vehicle. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door.

• When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.

• Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious persons in the area.

• Ask mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location.

Shopping

• Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.

• Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.

• Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible.

• Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

• Pay for purchases with a check or credit/debit card when possible.

• Keep cash in your front pocket.

• Notify the credit/debit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.

• Keep a record of all of your credit/debit card numbers in a safe place at home.

• Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals.

• Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.

• Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con artists may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.

Home

• Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave the house, even for a few minutes.

• When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers, mail and package deliveries.

• Indoor and outdoor lights should be on an automatic timer.

• Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied.

• Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home.

• When setting up a Christmas tree or other holiday display, make sure doors and passageways are clear inside your home.

• Be sure your Christmas tree is mounted on a sturdy base so children, elderly persons or family pets cannot pull it over on themselves.

• If you use lights on your Christmas tree ensure the wiring is not damaged or frayed. Frayed or damaged wiring can cause a fire.

• Place your Christmas tree in water or wet sand to keep it green.

Strangers at your house

• Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts.

• It is not uncommon for criminals to take advantage of the generosity of people during the holiday season by soliciting donations door-to-door for charitable causes although no charity is involved.

• Ask for their identification, and find out how the donated funds will be used. If you are not satisfied, do not donate.

• Donate to a recognized charitable organization.