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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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Updated Dallas sign code headed toward adoption

The council held a public hearing, reviewed and approved for adoption the revised sign code with a minor change. The final step is to vote on an ordinance adopting the new code and a resolution establishing sign permit fees.

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Administrator earns priase during review

Polk County Administrator Greg Hansen received a glowing annual performance evaluation.

Falls City needs local citizens for committees

Applications for several city committee positions are being accepted.

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Dallas council race attracts large field

Other cities have few candidates

The paperwork is turned in, the names are official.

Three set to vie for FC mayor position

Deadlines to file paperwork to run for open city council and mayor posts in Dallas, Falls City, Independence and Monmouth are this week.

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Cost of the Independence Parks Master Plan update.

Updated Dallas city charter headed to ballot

At its Aug. 4 meeting, the Dallas City Council approved a resolution putting the new charter up for a vote.

Three throw in their hats for council seat

Gerard Blankenheim, Marshall Guthrie and Royal Johnson turned in applications for the seat.

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