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Dallas seeks new owner for building

The city of Dallas is looking for a new owner for the long-vacant former Carnegie Library building in downtown Dallas.

To park or not to park?

If you have a disabled parking placard, do you know what your privileges are parking in the timed parking zones in downtown Dallas?

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AFSCME, county at odds

Two organizations have been negotiating since June

Polk County mental health workers and administration are in a “cooling off” period after unsuccessful negotiations over wages.

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Falls City receives water master plan grant

Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA) has awarded the city of Falls City a $20,000 grant to complete a new water master plan.

Dallas city court judge given raise

The Dallas City Council approved a $300 per month raise for its municipal court judge Monday night.

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A meeting of the two cities discussed

Monmouth City Council considers meeting with Independence

Independence City Councilor Marilyn Morton attended the Monmouth City Council meeting on June 16 requesting collaboration between the two cities.

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FC appoints mayor as city manager

The Falls City City Council has decided to take a different path to replace its city manager.

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County budget sees minor adjustments

The Polk County Board of Commissioners was scheduled to adopt the county’s 2015-16 budget at 9 a.m. Wednesday (today) with minor changes to what was approved by the budget committee in May.

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Falls City City Council to consider tax on marijuana sales

The Falls City City Council will consider an ordinance that would allow it to change tax rates charged on marijuana sales at its meeting Thursday.

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Rates to go up at Dallas pool

The Dallas City Council made a minor change to the Dallas Aquatic Center admission rates at its meeting Monday night.

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Commissioners say no thanks to pay raises

After safety levy passes, committee agrees to increases for clerk, treasurer and assessor

Three Polk County elected officials will receive raises in fiscal year 2015-16, while others, including all three Polk County Commissioners, will not see an increase in pay.

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Falls City considers options

Intern, contract weighed for city manager candidate

Six candidates have applied for Falls City’s part-time city manager position that opened when interim manager Jon Hanken accepted a job elsewhere in April.

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Indy looks to add positions with 2015-16 budget

Things are looking up for the city of Independence as far as the budget is concerned, Budget Officer and Finance Director Gloria Butsch said at the April 29 budget meeting.

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Dallas city budget stays ‘status quo’

Dallas’ 2015-16 budget increased slightly from the current fiscal year, but will essentially offer a “status quo” level of service.

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Falls City manager leaves post Friday

Mayor to serve as interim leader

The city of Falls City began its search for a permanent city manager just in time to see its temporary manager leave.