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Colored pencul works honored at Police can now
KAA gallery, dusplay ends May 3 tow illegally
“If we scratch
$100 tuckets ...
goung to be
PHOTOS Courtesy of John DeJarnatt
Above: Furst place wunner Mardu Dog by Terru Neal. Rught: Best
of Show wunner Great Horned Owl by Dana Ward.
The Keizer Art Association’s Enid Joy Mount Gallery is
hosting a show of colored pencil art through May 3. An
awards ceremony and artist reception was held on Saturday,
April 1, at the gallery inside the Keizer Heritage Center.
The art is in the 26th annual exhibition presented by the
Portland district chapter 201 of the Colored Pencil Society of
America. Fifty works of art by 30 artists were submitted. Janet
Parker, a former art director for national magazines, was the
judge; she also presented the nine awards Saturday afternoon.
The best of show award was presented to Great Horned Owl
by Dana Ward of Portland. The fi rst place award was won by
Mardi Dog by Terri Neal, also of Portland. Dare Ya!, a portrait
of the artist’s fl uffy cat by Pat Averill of Oregon City won
Other award winners were: 3rd place: Orenco Hydrangea by
Suzanne Jones, 4th place: A Grandpa Moment by CJ Worsen.
Awards of merit were won by Forever Yours by Teresa Allen,
March 27, 1944 –
March 30, 2017
Keizer Funeral Chapel is
Positively Poinsettia by Carol Morrison, Nola Attitude by Nancy
Rogge and Salad by Vicky Vickery.
The Enid Joy Mount Gallery will continue the exhib-
it through Wednesday, May 3. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat-
KHF scholarship deadline April 7
The deadline to submit ap-
plications for Keizer Heritage
Center’s Pearl Langeland Me-
morial Scholarship is Friday,
The scholarship is awarded
to a McNary High School
graduating senior who has re-
is sure-enough blocked, which
By ERIC A. HOWALD
happens sometimes during, for
Of the Keizertimes
The Keizer City Council example, football games, the
approved a proposed amend- ordinance will now allow us to
ment to a city ordinance gov- tow.”
Teague cautioned that it
erning parking and towing at its
would not affect a car that
meeting Monday, April 4.
City staff, including City At- is parked fully in a driveway.
torney Shannon Johnson revis- For police to have authority it
ited the ordinance that covers must be in a right-of-way, but
parking in front of driveways homeowners could have such a
and other towable offenses as vehicle towed under state ordi-
a result of ongoing issues with nance.
While the amendment puts
overfl ow McNary High School
another tool in
traffi c on New-
the police tool-
box, the issues
of fi nes levied
became the fo-
cus of a broader
headed by resi-
ken to the city
fi nes – $50,
— Chuef John Teague
$100 and $500,
traffi c in the
Keuzer Poluce respectively –
after school is
ability. Parking in front of pri- create new problems, Teague
vate driveways during school said during the meeting.
The presumptive fi ne of
hours and during big events
like football games is also a sore $100, in particular, was a con-
point for some residents. It was cern.
“I think $100 presumptive
also designed to clear up some
is too much. If we are going
ambiguity in state statutes.
The revision allows police to scratch $100 tickets along
to tow and impound vehicles Ridge Drive during Little
parked illegally in the right of League, there’s going to be
way, but a fi rst pass at setting pitchforks,” Teague said.
As the discussion unfurled,
new minimum fi nes was pulled
after a somewhat lengthy dis- everything from effective pun-
ishment to recovering costs was
“It’s useful for those rare oc- laid on the table.
Mayor Cathy Clark hoped to
casions when someone blocks
a private driveway,” said Chief at least recover the costs of the
John Teague, of the Keizer Po- staff time and felt a $50 mini-
lice Department. “If a driveway mum was too little. City Fi-
nance Director Tim Wood said
it would probably be a stretch.
thought a higher fi ne would be
“Make it a higher fee to
make a statement and get the
word out that we are going to
do it,” Ryan said.
City Manager Chris Ep-
pley said he understood the
desire to “educate through a
little bit of pain,” but added that
when fi nes are set too high, the
amount that gets sent to collec-
tions also increases.
“There’s a fi ne line between
one that someone will pay and
one they will try to skip out
on,” Eppley said. “Maybe the
goal shouldn’t be to recover the
cost, it should be to correct the
Both Teague and Communi-
ty Development Director Nate
Brown, who spoke on behalf of
Keizer’s code enforcement of-
fi cer Ben Crosby, wanted more
fl exibility and suggested a $20
minimum fi ne.
Johnson requested that the
section of the amendment set-
ting fi nes be deleted entirely
with the intent to revisit the
issue taking into consideration
the issues brought up at the
“I was trying to fi x that part
of the ordinance too quickly,
but we will bring it back with
a look at the bigger picture and
include all of the issues at once,”
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