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City, developer agree on reimbursement
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Claiming his right to the English throne, William (the
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The Month Ahead
Friday, October 2
Pentacle Theatre presents The Addams Family: A New
Musical Comedy opening tonight. The show runs through
Oct. 24. For times and tickets visit pentacletheatre.org.
Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4
Quiltopia, a quilting event, at various locations including
Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest in Salem. Quilt show at
Willamette Heritage Center (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. on Sunday). $5 entry fee.
Saturday, October 3
Second annual Claggett Creek Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Vendors, games, food, rafﬂ e. Keizer’s Got Talent show.
Claggett Creek Middle School. 971-273-3719.
Keizer/Salem Area Seniors is holding a breakfast event
from 8 to 10 a.m. Pancakes, eggs, meat, coffee and juice.
$4 per person. Corner of Cherry Avenue and Plymouth
Drive in Keizer.
Artists’ reception for Keizer Art Association’s October
show, Occupations and Workplaces, 2-4 p.m., Enid Joy
Mount Gallery at Keizer Heritage Center. keizerarts.com
Howl-A-Palooza at Keizer Rotary Amphitheater at Keizer
Rapids Park, 6:30 p.m. Free. kraorg.com.
By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
It came down to two num-
bers: 24.45 percent and 12.08
KS Reim LLC, the company
established by the developers of
the new Mountain West apart-
ments and the Bonaventure
senior living center in Area C
of Keizer Station, wanted to be
reimbursed the higher rate for
the extension of McLeod Lane.
In the end, however, compa-
ny offi cials agreed on the lower
amount. Keizer City Council-
ors unanimously approved the
12.08 percent on Sept. 21.
Total costs for the project
are estimated at $3,233,931. Of
that cost, the costs associated
with extending McLeod are
City leaders and company
offi cials met to fi gure out trips
generated from two areas along
the current part of McLeod
are expected to contribute
12.08 percent of the traffi c
along the new part of the road.
That means KS Reim will be
reimbursed for 12.08 percent
of the $683,000, or $82,564.
At the rate of 24.45 percent,
the amount would have been
Monday, October 5
Keizer Fire District annual open house and safety fair,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 661 Chemawa Road NE.
Keizer City Council meeting, 7 p.m. in council chambers at
Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE.
Tuesday, October 6
Community Build Task Force meeting, 6 p.m. in council
chambers at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE.
Wednesday, October 7
Claggett Creek Watershed Council meeting, 5:30 p.m. at
Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE.
Thursday, October 8
Trafﬁ c Safety/Bikeways/Pedestrians Committee meeting,
6 p.m. at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE.
West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m. at
Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE, 5:45 p.m.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Education and Support
Group meeting, 5:30 p.m. at The Arbor at Avamere Court,
450 Claggett Court North in Keizer.
Monday, October 12
Keizer City Council work session with the Salem-Keizer
Transit District, 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13
Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting,
6 p.m. in council chambers at Keizer Civic Center, 930
Chemawa Road NE.
Wednesday, October 14
Keizer Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m. in council
chambers at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road NE.
Thursday, October 15
Volunteer Coordinating Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. in
council chambers at Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa
Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting, 7 p.m.
at Gubser Elementary School.
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John Eld from Bonaventure
also pointed out the potential
“We’re taking a risk here,”
Eld said. “We’re willing to take
a risk because we believe in the
development. If Area C doesn’t
develop in 20 years, we’re not
Lawyer said the percentage
came from the Traffi c Impact
Analysis study done for the
project. The $683,000 fi gure is
an estimate at this point; what-
ever the fi nal cost ends up be-
ing, 12.08 percent of that new
number will be what KS Reim
is reimbursed. As long as fi nal
costs are no more than 10 per-
cent different in either direc-
tion, there will not have to be
another public hearing on the
In other business Sept. 21:
• Early sales of recreation-
al marijuana will be allowed
at medical marijuana facili-
ties, effective Oct. 1 and going
through the end of 2016.
Councilors unanimously ap-
proved a motion to amend the
Keizer Development Code to
align with Senate Bill 460. An
ordinance to allow early sales
on a medical marijuana facil-
ity permit had already been
approved; last week’s motion
revised the defi nition in the
A sunset clause calls for the
amendment to end on Dec. 31,
2016. By that time, recreational
marijuana facilities will be al-
lowed to sell product.
• Lawyer gave an update on
an August request from Keizer
resident Scott Amlin to create
a quiet zone at the Chemawa
Road/Keizer Station railroad
crossing between 10 p.m. and
“I made some contacts,”
Lawyer said. “I thought it would
be a cumbersome process. I’m
very pleased to report there is
an Oct. 20 meeting with all
the representatives that need to
meet, on the site. It’s likely the
only thing we’ll need are signs.
All preliminary indications are
• Nate Brown, director of
Community Development, said
there were 21 applications for
new single family residences in
Keizer for the month of August.
“We went through the re-
cords and that’s the most we’ve
ever had in an August,” Brown
said. “There is building activity
going on. Our economy is im-
GGNA to keep meeting at Gubser
By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
Greater Gubser Neighbor-
hood Association meetings
haven’t changed location much
over the years.
Like clockwork, the meet-
ings have been held at Gubser
Elementary School since the
“We’ve been meeting here
for like 20 years,” GGNA presi-
dent Mark Caillier said at the
Sept. 17 monthly meeting.
When Caillier spoke, it ap-
peared the organization would
have to come up with a new
“The schools have changed
who has access,” Caillier said of
the Salem-Keizer School Dis-
trict. “We’re here eight times a
year, an hour each time and we
clean up when we’re done. Last
year we thought we had ev-
erything worked out. Then we
were told we had to pay (to use
the space), but then we didn’t.
This year, we got hit a few days
ago when I was asked what our
liability insurance is. We’ve nev-
er had any.”
Alternative solutions were
fi gured out, with two new pos-
sible meeting locations.
Since then, however, things
have been settled. There’s no
more need for an alternative
“We got ahold of the facili-
ties people again,” Caillier said
on Tuesday. “The supervisor
suggested I write a letter stat-
ing our case. I did that and they
have agreed to continue to let
us use Gubser at no cost and
with no insurance. We can con-
tinue to meet there.”
Jay Remy, Communications
director for SKSD, said a mis-
take was corrected.
“(Caillier) was notifi ed last
Friday that the policy had been
misapplied to his group,” Remy
said on Tuesday. “Apparently
the liability insurance provision
is supposed to apply to ma-
jor events, not small meetings.
So they have been relieved of
that requirement and have re-
scheduled their meetings in the
During the Sept. 17 GGNA
meeting, Caillier said the orga-
nization didn’t have the funding
for liability insurance, which
would be about $400 a year. As
such, he proposed meeting at
city hall for the monthly meet-
ings, which would be free and
with no insurance requirement.
The idea of meeting else-
where didn’t thrill everyone.
“It’s a great alternative, but
I would prefer to meet here,”
Gerry Nichols said.
Jeff Cowan, the Keizer fi re
chief on hand to talk about the
Keizer Fire District’s upcoming
bond levy, gave his thoughts as
a community member.
“We can be another alter-
native spot,” he said in refer-
ence to the fi re station. “What
they’re telling you is wrong. I’m
offering to partner with you. I
will help as a Keizer Rotary
member, not as the fi re chief.
It’s not right.”
To Caillier’s surprise, it
wasn’t right. He was glad to
learn of the school district’s re-
versal of its decision.
“It is pretty cool,” he said on
Tuesday. “I didn’t expect it. I
fi gured I would write the letter,
showing we were doing what
we can. It was a very nice sur-
prise. We had plan B, which was
to meet at the Keizer Fire Dis-
trict. That was approved. Plan C
was meeting at the community
center, which had also been
approved. As it turned out, we
didn’t need plan B or C. Gubser
is where we’ve been meeting
from the very start.”
In other GGNA business:
• Ofﬁ cer Andrew Phelps
with the Keizer Police Depart-
ment gave tips on how resi-
dents can avoid being targets of
“A lot of our crime we see
is the crime of opportunity,”
Phelps said. “Keep your valu-
ables out of sight. A shed with a
padlock will deter most crimi-
nals, since they don’t want to be
seen or heard. Get things like
motion lights or other quick
little fi xes that will deter them
from going to your property.”
Phelps encouraged neigh-
bors to call if they see some-
“Even if not much is taken,
still call us,” he said. “If we fi nd
there are hot spots, we can de-
vote more resources there.”
In terms of crime trends,
Phelps said methamphetamine
and heroin use are still high.
“With heroin, it could be
someone getting addicted to
back pain pills,” he said. “We
have had people with no crimi-
nal history robbing pharmacies
at gunpoint. The drug is that
powerful. They will steal things
to pay for the drugs.”
• The snow cop barricades
used to mark the route for the
Keizer Miracle of Christmas
Lights Display in the Gubser
neighborhood will be getting
new LED lights.
Sunday, October 4
Anthems of the Anglican Tradition, 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church. 503.362.3661 www.stpaulsoregon.org
“The main disagreement
with the applicant is the re-
imbursement for McLeod ex-
tension, from 24.45 percent to
12.08 percent,” said Bill Law-
yer, Public Works director for
Dana Krawczuk, an attorney
speaking on behalf of KS Reim,
noted the reimbursement dis-
trict issue was brought up in
“We are taking the risk that
others will connect in and
we get paid back,” Krawczuk
said. “If the balance of Area C
doesn’t develop, we don’t get
paid back anything. This is a
$3.2 million risk. Our prime
directive was to be fair but also
Krawczuk emphasized pay-
ing a fair share wasn’t an issue
for her company.
“This will be a community
asset and an Area C asset, so
costs ought to be shared,” she
said. “Apartments and senior
homes are not required to put
in a signal, but we’re going to
pay our fair share of the sig-
nal. We ought to pay, the same
thing for the McLeod exten-
sion. Just because we’re fi rst on
the property doesn’t mean there
shouldn’t be a shared cost.”
The Keizer City Council
will hold a public hearing on
Monday, Oct. 5 to consider a
liquor license application with
change of ownership for Dim
Sum House at 3843 River
Road North, which is becom-
ing Ocean Sushi and Teriyaki.
The hearing will be during
the council meeting starting
at 7 p.m. in council chambers
at Keizer Civic Center, 930
Chemawa Road N.
in the KT
5 YEARS AGO
Seeing grand design
requires an eagle eye
When viewed from above, the
new sidewalk in front of Town
and Country Lanes takes an
obvious shape, a bowling pin.
10 YEARS AGO
from 1-9 into
of each digit.
So must every
over bike path
Security and safety top the list
of concerns for Keizerites living
near a proposed bike path into
the Keizer Rapids Regional
15 YEARS AGO
pact with Salem
Councilors nearly put off
a decision on the land near
the Willow Lake Wastewater
Treatment Plant, but the
council fi nally agreed to sign
an agreement with the city of
20 YEARS AGO
Trouble brews at
Safeway is rolling along on
its way to a new store near
the Chemawa-River Road
intersection but at least one
tenant at the site doesn’t want
to be steamrolled.
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