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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The Falls City City Council accepted the resignation of City Attorney Lane Shetterly on Thursday.
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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.
Fees that were scheduled to be increased were based on personnel costs, City Manager Scott McClure said.
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.
The hearing will offer residents a chance to comment or ask questions about the proposal.
For all five mayors of Polk County cities — including Salem — the most pressing question regarding the proposed county public safety levy is timing.
Monday’s meeting the last for councilors Beth Jones and Jim Brown.
The council unanimously approved paying the SDCs.
The council reviewed an ordinance in a “first reading” that would place a tax on recreational and medical sales of marijuana.
Mayor John McArdle said he was humbled to win the James C. Richards Award at the League of Oregon Cities conference on Sept. 27.
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.
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.
The charter refreshening, Measure 27-113, would update a charter that was adopted in 1950.