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POLK COUNTY — Property tax bills are on the way, and owners will probably notice an increase in the amount they have to pay, according to a report from the Polk County Assessor’s Office.

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DALLAS -- Conservation efforts by Dallas water customers and the beginning of the fall rains has brought an end to the city's stage one drought conditions measures. 

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Editor’s Note: Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).

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Information for the report comes from law enforcement agencies. Not all calls for service are included. The status of arrests reported may change after further investigation. Individuals arrested or suspected of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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INDEPENDENCE — For Dawn Hedrick-Roden, who won her seat on the Independence City Council in the last election by only two ballots, the razor-thin margin wasn’t simply a slim victory. To her, it meant she hadn’t made a strong enough impression on voters.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School Board honored Michael Blanchard and Dave Hunt, who retired from the board after 16 years and four years of service, respectively, at its June 28 meeting.

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DALLAS — Commissioners from the counties in Oregon House District 23 met in Dallas Tuesday afternoon to discuss and vote the five nominees vying to replace expelled representatives Mike Nearman.

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SALEM — Many Oregon businesses will see smaller increases in their unemployment payroll taxes, and even forgiveness of some amounts, as a result of a bill now headed to Gov. Kate Brown.

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DALLAS – Five adopted children of Tinitale and April Makalea have filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against their parents, the Department of Human Services and individual employees of DHS on June 16.