Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, April 17, 2015, Image 3

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traffi c court
Tony Dean Schroder, $542. SUSPENDED
Shannon Lee Pilcher, $542.
Timothy James Stein, $542.
Lisa L. Schmid, $500. Lennon
Scott Schechter, $542. Aaron
Tyler Reed, $500. Tony Dean
Schroder, $542. Michael Eu-
gene Runnells, $500. Shan-
non Lee Pilcher, $500. Robert
Christopher Pillsbury, $542.
Kimberly Lynn Washburn,
Vance Michael Langer, $542.
Jessica Michelle Logan, $500.
Angela Jean Jenkins, $500.
Molly Lynn Phipps, $75. Lisa
Ann Young, $235.
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Iris Festival moved back
downtown last year. That
makes beer the big change for
this year.
Joe Egli, the former Keizer
City Councilor in charge of
the festival for a second year,
has a new vision and vendors.
Gone is longtime festival part-
ner Columbia Distributing
with Larry Schmidgall and
Dave Walery; in are various
local craft beers.
“It’s a beer tent with tap
brews,” said Egli, who met
with several local brewers on
Monday. “It’s local craft brews.
We’re going to have some tast-
ings during the day. Overall it’s
not a huge change to the look.
“We’ve done a lot of re-
search and seen all these brew-
fests going on,” he added. “We
didn’t want to completely
leave the KeizerFest atmo-
sphere behind. These brew-
fests are going to 9 p.m., then
shut down. We wanted local
brewers to get their ads out,
combined with dancing and
music of a beer garden. By
night it’s KeizerFest. It’s kind
of a hybrid.”
Local brewers such as Salem
Ale Works, Vagabond Brew-
ing, Santiam Brewing and
Gilgamesh were at Monday’s
meeting and will be lined up
Catalina Andrade Mata, $260.
Lisa L. Schmid, failure to yield
to pedestrian on sidewalk,
$500. Christy Ermina Sana,
prohibited parking - inoper-
able/disabled, $92. Christy
Ermina Sana, prohibited park-
ing - exceeding 48 hours, $92.
Tony Dean Schroder, failure
to register vehicle, $200. Mi-
chael Eugene Runnells, fail-
ure to change information on
driver’s license, $200. Randi
Dawn Kearns, failure to use
safety belts, $242. Molly Lynn
Phipps, failure to renew vehi-
cle registration, $40. Kimberly
Lynn Washburn, unlawful use
or failure to dim headlights,
$260. Gregory King, illegal
stopping, standing or parking,
inside the KeizerFest tent dur-
ing the big weekend.
“The decision was made
two months ago,” Egli said.
“We did a bunch of research
in December and January.
Beer sales have been down the
last couple of years, plus atten-
dance has been down. A lot of
that has been because we’ve
had to move the location so
many times the last 10 years.
We have had seven locations
the last 10 years. Sometimes
we were just moving across
the street, but every time we
move we lose people. Because
we lost people, we wanted
to give it a different feel. We
don’t want people just drink-
ing a lot of Coors Light and
driving. We want people to be
Egli said there are negatives
and positives associated with
the change.
“We’ve had great support
from Columbia Distributing
for a very long time,” Egli said.
“Having to break that rela-
tionship off was unfortunate.
It’s business. They understood.
Change is hard, but in business
if you’re not changing and di-
versifying you’re dying. We’re
a business, essentially. That’s
the negative.
“The positive is we’re
gaining promotion for lo-
cal business,” he added. “We
have companies like Santiam
Brewing, Wandering Aengus,
Vagabond and the Hitching
Post is helping with Coors
Light. Local people are now
benefi tting. Before they were
on the outside. Now we’re
promoting local business. We
love local business. We had to
make the change to make this
happen. These beer guys are
exciting, they’re fun. They love
what they do. Next year they
will serve a KeizerFest beer
from a keg with our name
on it, if we want them to. We
want them to. We just ran out
of time this year.”
During the day and early
evening, brewers will be offer-
ing samples of their product.
Egli was originally envisioning
$5 for three tastings, but brew-
ers on Monday suggested $1
samples. The brewers will also
be offering 14-ounce glasses
for $5. Later in the night, The
Hitching Post will be serving
Coors Light.
Egli said the changes mean
longtime festival volunteer
Walery won’t be doing brews
or setup this year, two jobs he’s
handled for many years.
“Dave was involved in con-
versations the whole time,”
Egli said. “He was at all the
meetings. He ran the tap for a
long time. He knew the way it
was going and said would still
help with the tent. When push
came to shove, he decided the
tent was too much for him.
He said he was getting too old
and would rather not do the
Lisa L. Schmid, $1,058. Jessica
Michelle Logan, $1,058. Cesar
Daniel Arevalo, $1,058. Angela
Jean Jenkins, $1,058. Aaron
Tyler Reed, $1,058. Michael
Eugene Runnells, $1,058.
Katelyn Mae Mcgladrey,
$1,058. Kimberly Lynn Wash-
burn, $487. Melanie Rose Za-
stoupil, $487.
Shantel Ward, $542.
Katherine Barba Snider, $232.
City council nixes letter
regarding state bike fees
Of the Keizertimes
Members of the Keizer
City Council won’t be send-
ing a letter regarding bicycle
At the March 26 Keizer
Traffi c Safety/Bikeways/Pe-
destrian Committee meeting,
committee members approved
a motion for councilors and
Mayor Cathy Clark to send
a letter to legislators oppos-
ing proposed Senate Bills 177
and 551, which would include
a registration fee for bicycle
Hersch Sangster from the
committee spoke at the April
6 council meeting.
“We’re not opposed to bi-
cycle registration in theory,”
Sangster said. “But this $10
fee will never pay for it. The
fi ne would be $250, which is
unenforceable by police. We
oppose these bills as written.”
Clark noted the bills don’t
appear to be moving forward,
with no hearings scheduled
for 177.
“There bills are basically
DOA (dead on arrival),” Sang-
ster acknowledged. “We felt it
was important to say no and
let legislators know that we
say no.”
The mayor expressed her
“In the past, we do things
relevant to the city,” she said.
“Some councils do world
peace, things like that. We do
things specifi c to the ordi-
nances of the city and make
sure they are relevant to the
issues of the city. I don’t dis-
agree with you about bike
registration. But it doesn’t
impact what we have. That’s
where I’m getting stuck.”
Councilor Brandon Smith
had reservations for a different
“I agree, because I thought
at fi rst the laws as proposed
were ridiculous,” Smith said.
“But a majority of the Demo-
crats probably would vote for
it. If we send out this letter
with the mayor’s name on it,
wouldn’t the majority of the
city object to us objecting
to these bills? If it came to
the committee and goes to a
vote, these things usually pass
along party lines. My point is,
a percent of the city’s residents
won’t agree with your memo.”
Clark encouraged there to
be a vote on the topic.
“That’s why there are seven
of us,” she said. “It would be
the consent of the council in
this non-partisan conversation
which we’ve been trying to
Members of the Boy Scouts Troop 167 lead the reciting of the
Pledge of Allegiance during the April 6 council meeting.
Smith made a motion to
send the letters to legislators,
but the motion died due to
the lack of a second.
In other business April 6:
• It appeared one of the
main discussions for the meet-
ing would be for an ordinance
adopting a medical marijuana
facility permit process. That
didn’t happen.
For one thing, city attorney
Shannon Johnson noted the
issue was about labeling for
marijuana in edible – or med-
ible – form, not the permit
Further, Johnson noted
legislation surrounding mari-
juana is still a bit up in the air.
“One option is to wait un-
til the legislative session is over
and see if that lines up with
what you want to do,” John-
son said as several councilors
nodded. “Or you can remove
any restriction, line up with
Salem or go a different route.”
Mayor Clark liked the idea
of waiting.
“This is a comprehensive
effort,” she said. “I’d say let’s
wait until we see what comes
out. Is there anyone that wants
to go forward, or does every-
one want to wait?”
Councilors agreed to wait,
which ended the discussion
for now.
• Members of Boy Scouts
Troop 167 were on hand
to lead the audience in the
pledge of allegiance, in addi-
tion to talking about a fund-
The troop is holding a
scrap metal drive fundraiser
for its summer camp. Troop
members will pick up donat-
ed metal on May 9, or at any
other time that is arranged.
Examples of acceptable scrap
metal include pipes, fencing,
roofi ng, siding, wiring, auto
parts and certain appliances.
For more information or to
arrange a pick-up time, con-
tact fundraiser coordinator
Heather Oja at 503-983-0101.
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• The issue of smoking in
parks was brought up by Dar-
rell Richardson, who lives
next to Sunset Park.
“I see smokers down there
constantly,” Richardson said.
“If we can do something
about passing an ordinance
for no smoking in the parks,
that would be a real positive
in Keizer.”
Bill Lawyer, Public Works
director for Keizer, said there
are no current rules prohibit-
ing smoking in parks.
“Your timing is incredible,”
Clark said. “I spent last week-
end in Washington, where
they have legalized recre-
ational marijuana. I had two
allergic reactions because it is
so potent. I had two asthma
attacks and couldn’t breathe.”
Councilor Dennis Koho
suggested the issue be looked
at by members of the Keizer
Parks and Recreation Advi-
sory Board.
• Matthew Price asked if
the kiosk at Pfc. Ryan J. Hill
Memorial Park could be taken
down. The kiosk honors Ma-
rie Dorion on one side, while
the recently completed other
side honors Japanese farmers
from the past. The kiosk was
a project done by the Keizer
Points of Interest Committee.
Price suggested taking
down the kiosk and instead
putting in a tree to isolate the
park from nearby commercial
“It would be for contem-
plation of the cost paid,” Price
said in reference to Hill, a
Keizer soldier killed in the
line of duty in Iraq in 2007.
“A price has been paid, the
benefi ts being the peace we
now enjoy. It would be my
privilege to donate material
and labor.”
Mayor Clark noted remov-
ing the kiosk would not be
simple and suggested the is-
sue be brought up at a KPIC
meeting, which occur on the
third Tuesday of each month.
“This may take some do-
ing,” Clark said. “The kiosk
there honors people who
made signifi cant contributions
to the Willamette Valley.”
Price had a different per-
“I understand the contri-
butions made by people, but
none is greater than the de-
fense of our country,” he said.
Clark nodded in agree-
“Which I deeply respect,”
she responded. “We want to
do this in a thoughtful fash-
ion. That kiosk is meaningful
to the history of our area as
well. It will take time to move
it or to make changes.”
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