Watershed purchase complete

The city may finally have the last piece of the Mercer Reservoir watershed property purchase completed.

Oregon passes ‘extreme risk’ law

With the passage of Senate Bill 719, Oregon joins a handful of states to authorize “extreme risk protection orders,” compelling the temporary surrender of deadly weapons, including firearms.

Falls City eclipse event approved

Solar eclipse viewers now have an option of camping in Falls City’s Upper Park and joining in a Great American Eclipse breakfast and viewing party on Aug. 21.

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Falls City to put two levies on ballot

Granted they are submitted on time, two five-year operational levies will appear on the November ballot for Falls City voters, one for Wagner Community Library and another for the city’s fire department and streets.


Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County.

Sheriff’s use of force policy approved

DALLAS — Polk County’s Intentional Use of Deadly Physical Force Planning Authority approved revisions to its response plan Thursday evening.

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Dallas looks at street repairs in new light

Garus: Bond would be needed to address issues of all roads in Dallas

DALLAS — The Dallas Public Works Committee recommended four sections of streets for maintenance this summer, but may change what types of streets are prioritized for repair in future years.


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Public agenda for June 28

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County seeks other options

In May, voters narrowly rejected a $10 million bond for county facilities maintenance.

Search for city recorder begins

The Falls City City Council approved a contract with the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments, or COG, to conduct a search for a city recorder.


Public agenda for June 14

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Dallas gets ‘mostly good’ marks

Citizen survey shows positive outlook on police, fire; low on streets

A community survey the city of Dallas conducts every two years shows, by most measures, citizens view the town positively — with a few exceptions.


Public agenda for June 7

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Rec coordinator will return to city of Dallas

Job duties have been expanded to include creating new festivals, helping with more fun runs, writing grants

The person who fills the city of Dallas’ recreation coordinator, a position restored to the 2017-18 budget, would be expected to organize activities from wine events to running ones, and for an age range of toddler to senior citizen.


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