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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.

Mayors voice concerns over levy

For all five mayors of Polk County cities — including Salem — the most pressing question regarding the proposed county public safety levy is timing.

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City manager receives raise

Monday’s meeting the last for councilors Beth Jones and Jim Brown.

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City will pick up cost of SDCs for senior center

The council unanimously approved paying the SDCs.

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Dallas likely to jump on pot tax bandwagon

The council reviewed an ordinance in a “first reading” that would place a tax on recreational and medical sales of marijuana.

League of Oregon Cities honors

Mayor John McArdle said he was humbled to win the James C. Richards Award at the League of Oregon Cities conference on Sept. 27.

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City administrator leaving community

Falls City’s Mathiesen takes Salem job

“There’s always a point where it’s time to go on to the next adventure,” Amber Mathiesen said of leaving the Falls City post.

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Dallas charter update on ballot

The new charter, on the ballot as Measure 27-115, isn’t a wholesale change of the original document, but rather a revision to modernize language, align the charter with state and federal law, and for clarity.

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Falls City charter changes up for vote

The charter refreshening, Measure 27-113, would update a charter that was adopted in 1950.

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