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Monmouth selects firm for visioning process

In a tie-breaking vote by Mayor John Oberst, Barney & Worth Inc. was chosen March 3 to lead Monmouth’s community engagement process.

Bill would give cities local power over pot

Dallas possibly seeking opt-out options

DALLAS — A bill seeking to amend parts of Measure 91, the initiative that legalized the production and sale of recreational marijuana in Oregon, would allow local governments to prohibit or tax sales within their boundaries.

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New Internet provider targets Dallas, Monmouth

Astound Broadband is coming to Dallas and Monmouth.

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Falls City selects councilor to fill vacant position

Gerald Melin is the new face on the Falls City City Council, filling the vacancy left when former councilor Terry Ungricht was sworn in as mayor in January.

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Dallas planning update to ‘citizen involvement' rules

The city of Dallas is considering adopting new “citizen involvement” rules when it comes to planning and land use decisions.

Road jurisdiction examined

Polk County Public Works, working with the cities, will soon begin to untangle the jurisdictional issues when it comes to roads.

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Indy will decrease reconnection fees

The city of Independence will no longer charge $400 to reconnect a customer’s sewer service, but high connection fees remain for water.

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City, co-op water dispute heats up

The Falls City City Council has increased the rates it will charge Luckiamute Domestic Water Cooperative in hopes of spurring further negotiations on a contract to sell water to the utility.

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Falls City city attorney resigns

The Falls City City Council accepted the resignation of City Attorney Lane Shetterly on Thursday.

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Nonprofit status granted to FCFD

Decision will benefit community

The Falls City Fire Department has been granted nonprofit status by the Internal Revenue Service, allowing the agency and its firefighters to continue a long tradition of donating to community causes.

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City considers fee changes

Fees that were scheduled to be increased were based on personnel costs, City Manager Scott McClure said.

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Alliance may need help in paying loan

The Falls City Alliance “saved the falls,” but now it may need help to make the loan payment on the property it purchased to provide access to the town’s namesake.

Next hearing on public safety levy set in Falls City

The hearing will offer residents a chance to comment or ask questions about the proposal.