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FALLS CITY — Mac Corthell, Falls City city manager, said his favorite part of the Sept. 9 city council meeting was introducing William Sullivan.

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MONMOUTH — Monmouth Mayor Cec Koontz invited two experts to speak on emergency preparedness at the Sept. 3 council meeting.

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MONMOUTH — On Sept. 4, The Canby City Council unanimously approved an employment contract between Monmouth City Manager Scott McClure and the city of Canby.

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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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MONMOUTH — Highway 99W through the Monmouth remains open during construction — but expect delays and detours.

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INDEPENDENCE — On Aug. 27, The Independence City Council adopted a resolution declaring a nuisance and directing improvements to the sidewalk in front of 240 Monmouth St.

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DALLAS — Improvements at the crosswalk on East Ellendale Avenue near the Dallas Walmart that has occasionally disrupted traffic should be complete in a few weeks.

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MONMOUTH — The Monmouth City Council is scheduled to discuss peafowl at a Sept. 17 work session.

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INDEPENDENCE — During his report to the council at the July 23 meeting, Independence City Manager Tom Pessemier noted some response to the city’s efforts to engage community members.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School Board accepted Superintendent Michelle Johnstone’s resignation and approved a separation agreement with her Monday night.

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MONMOUTH — Monmouth City Manager Scott McClure plans to fill the administrator role in Canby this fall.

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DALLAS — The city of Dallas narrowed down its list of city manager candidates to four, and you can meet them on Monday at the Dallas Civic Center.

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INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is trying a new method for people to weigh in on the Vision 2040 process — texting with trees, fountains and other objects.

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FALLS CITY — The city of Falls City adopted its budget on June 10 with a recommendation from the city’s budget committee that it look for ways to increase employee salaries in the future.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School Board authorized transferring $400,000 out of contingency and into the instruction and support services funds help to cover the 2018-19 school year close-out costs and maintenance needs.

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SALEM — The Oregon Legislature, delayed by a walkout by Senate Republicans, sprinted to finish its work, voting on the last bill just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

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SALEM — Twenty-seven senators gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday morning to lay to rest House Bill 2020, the 2019 Legislature’s disruptive attempt to tackle climate change.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two letters and multiple voicemails that contain threats against Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas).

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Enough Oregon Republican senators will return to the Capitol for the chamber to do business Saturday.

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SALEM — Loggers and logging trucks made their way from the fairgrounds in Salem to the Capitol this morning to protest two bills – House Bills 2020 and 2007.

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INDEPENDENCE — Independence Vision 2040 is underway, and city staff wants input from as many community members as possible about where they see Independence in 20 years.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School District’s Citizen’s Oversight Committee gave the DSD permission to use $500,000 in maintenance bond resources to rebuild the Dallas High School track.

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SALEM — The stalemate between Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon Senate continued Monday morning.

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SALEM — For the second time this year, Senate Republicans have thrown the legislative session into disarray by refusing to come to work Thursday.

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POLK COUNTY — Polk County’s Family & Community Outreach department, in partnership with the Nyman Foundation, recently awarded seven mini-grants to local efforts.

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DALLAS — The Dallas City Council approved Interim City Manager Gene Green’s contract starting July 1, but his pay will increase as of May 24, a month sooner than City Manager Greg Ellis’ retirement.

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DALLAS — The city of Dallas’ 2019-20 budget is slated for adoption after the Dallas City Council held a June 3 public hearing.

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SALEM — Last week, 31 Democrats voted to cut into benefits promised to public employees in what was likely their toughest vote of the 2019 legislative session, if not their career. It prompted 17 to file public explanations for why they voted.

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SALEM — A veteran Republican senator absent for a month from the Capitol said Wednesday that her health is improving and that she is “working hard” to return to the 2019 Legislature.

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DALLAS — Todd Brumfield knew he wanted to live in Dallas long before he was hired for a full-time post on the city’s ambulance crew.