Public Agenda for Nov. 30

Falls City waits on sewer grant

News about whether the city of Falls City will receive a Community Development Block Grant to upgrade its sewer system hadn’t come in as of Monday, but should soon.

Dallas utility costs may rise

Rates for sewer and water utilities in Dallas are likely to increase early next year.


Public Agenda for Nov. 23

Evans to serve second term

Democrat incumbent beats Morett, re-elected to House District 20

Rep. Paul Evans (D) will serve another two-year term representing District 20 in the Capitol.

Nearman overcomes challengers for HD 23

Rep. Mike Nearman (R-Independence) won a second term serving in Oregon House District’s 23 in the Nov. 8 general election.

Facility plan contract approved

Firm to begin design work on DHS athletic complex, restrooms in the district

The Dallas School Board approved a contract for architectural work on a master plan to improve drainage and facilities at the Dallas High School football stadium complex.

FC parking plan to be done in stages

The city of Falls City will deal with blocking vehicle access inside Michael Harding Park in phases.

Boquist wins S 12, prepares for session

State Sen. Brian Boquist won a third term representing Senate District 12 by a 62 percent to 36 percent margin over challenger Democrat Ross Swartzendruber, of West Salem, in the Nov. 8 general election.


Public Agenda for Nov. 16

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Garton takes decisive win

Mark Garton, Polk County’s newly elected sheriff, said his first election was an enlightening experience.

Two new faces join Falls City council

The two new Falls City city councilors who will take their seats in January know they need to hit the ground running.

Voters say yes to veterans

Measure 96 passed 83 to 16 percent statewide and countywide. In Polk County, 31,636 people voted yes, while 6,066 voted no.

Monmouth will have three new councilors

The city of Monmouth has a new mayor, Steve Milligan, who ran unopposed and earned 2,697 votes (94 percent).

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Dallas votes in three new councilors

Two incumbents among those who grab the five open seats in the race

After the Nov. 8 election, the Dallas City Council will welcome three new councilors and say goodbye to one who has served more than three decades.