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New mayor, councilors address policies

The city of Monmouth is now compliant with the state’s whistleblower protection laws.


Public Agenda for Jan. 11

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Dallas council postpones leader vote

Election of a president of the Dallas City Council will wait for at least its next regular meeting.

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Foggin subject of special meeting

It wasn’t that Dallas City Manager Ron Foggin applied for another job, but how some Dallas City Council members found out that was the topic of a special meeting Monday night.

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BOC considers 2017 ballot measure

The Polk County Commissioners on Tuesday approved moving forward with considering placing an up to $10 million facilities maintenance bond on the May 2017 ballot.


Public agenda for Jan. 4

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Falls City applies to be named Tree City

Trees and Falls City go together, so it seems fitting that the city would want to become a Tree City USA.

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Oregon’s retirement system

PERS increases will put pressure on tight budgets for local governments

Local governments’ 2017-18 fiscal year budgets have a shadow looming over them in the form of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System rate increases.

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Water rates will change for FC RV park

State law regarding recreational vehicles prompts city to review how Green Haven RV Park residents pay for service

Residents of Green Haven RV Park may soon see an increase in what they pay for water.

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County considers facilties bond for May ballot

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will decide in early January whether to move forward on a possible 10-year, $10 million facilities maintenance bond.

Minet finds more stability

Company still struggles to pay its debt, but has more reliable revenue

Monmouth Independence Networks continues to rely on the cities of Monmouth and Independence to pay down the debt taken out on its behalf, but the company is more stable financially than in years past.

Indy takes closer look at pot business

The Independence City Council met in a special session with the planning commission to discuss changes to industrial zones and where marijuana-related businesses should be allowed.

Retail pot sales at dispensaries to end

Oregon Health Authority reminds medical outlets that retail ends Dec. 31

The Oregon Health Authority reminded all medical marijuana dispensaries that sales of limited recreational marijuana products to people 21 and older will end Dec. 31.


Public agenda for Dec. 21

Dallas residents to pay more for water, sewer

The Dallas City Council approved rate increases for water and sewer utilities on Dec. 5.