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Day: January 2, 2018

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting 01/02/18

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
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Keizer Civic Center
Keizer, Oregon 97303

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. DISCUSSION

  • Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) – To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions; AND
  • Pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(f) – To consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection;

4. ADJOURN

 

AGENDA

KEIZER CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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

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

  • Waremart by WinCo Liquor License Application
  • Love of the Game (Volcano Stadium) Liquor License Application

8. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION

9. CONSENT CALENDAR

  • Approval of December 18, 2017 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

  • January 8, 2018
    5:45 p.m. – City Council Work Session
  • January 16 2018 (Tuesday)
    7:00 p.m. City Council Regular Session
  • February 5, 2017
    7:00 p.m. City Council Regular Session

14. ADJOURNMENT

Ego back on board

By DEREK WILEY
Of the Keizertimes

Keizer Fire District swore in a familiar name to its Board of Directors at its Tuesday, Dec. 19 meeting.

Greg Ego, who served on the board from 2001-2016, was tapped to fill the vacancy left by Mike Bauer.

Ego grew up in Sweet Home. After moving to Vancouver, Wash., he worked with the Clark County Fire District for nine years as a volunteer, lieutenant and then state instructor.

Ego moved to Keizer in January of 1993 to take over his father’s company, Rasmussen’s Spray Service in Salem. After a couple of years on the KFD budget committee, he was first appointed to the fire board in November of 2001.

“This was a way to stay involved in the community without making calls and getting out in the middle of the night,” Ego said. “I’d done enough of that and this was a good way to stay involved. I had some history with what was going on for volunteers and with the fire service, so I just stayed with it.”

After 15 years, Ego decided to step away and let someone with new ideas join the board.

“We’d accomplished a lot,” Ego said. “We’d grown the paid staff. We’d just passed the equipment bond, a new local option levy was just increased and things were very positive. I just thought it was maybe time for someone new.”

But Ego said he didn’t leave with a bad taste in his month and when a position came back open, he believed he had the history and knowledge to fill the seat.

“I really did enjoy it,” Ego said. “I really enjoy the people over there and I really enjoy the public service. I thought I can come back up to speed. I’ve already got experience on the board. I kind of know the history of budgeting and our bonding. I’ve done that work so I can just step right in and go the rest of that term for Mike and hit the ground running without a lot of ramp up time.”

The KFD Board chose Ego over John Rizzo, who has also served on the budget committee.

“It’s a win-win no matter what,” Keizer Fire Chief Jeff Cowan said. “They’ve got great careers in public service. Both are stellar individuals. I couldn’t be happier.”

Ego hasn’t decided if he’ll run for election in March of 2019.

“I will make that decision when the time needs to be made,” he said. “I think we have a great fire district. I think it’s running really well. It’s well managed and I can continue to be part of that.”