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DALLAS – Mayor Brian Dalton left the Dallas City Council with his thoughts on what it should consider planning for in 2020 in his “state of the city” address.

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INDEPENDENCE — The Independence City Council is scheduled on Jan. 14 to make a decision on an appeal to a planning commission approval on the next phases of the Brandy Meadows development.

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INDEPENDENCE — When Library Manager Robin Puccetti took the job at the Independence Public Library, she thought she’d be staying a few years, not nearly 34.

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PERRYDALE — Dan Dugan, the middle and high school principal at Perrydale, said he worries every time he hears a siren while at the school.

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FALLS CITY — The Falls City City Council voted 3 to 1 to affirm city manager Mac Corthell’s decision to dismiss former city clerk JoHanna Birr following a public appeal on Dec. 10.

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FALLS CITY – The Falls City City Council in the 3 to 1 vote affirmed City Manager Mac Corthell’s decision to dismiss former city clerk JoHanna Birr following a public appeal Monday night.

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FALLS CITY — A new mill in Falls City? That’s the proposal the owner of a small Polk County mill has pitched to city leaders.

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Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a series examining the Dallas School District’s projects installing a turf field and new track. at Dallas High School.

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INDEPENDENCE — Independence Station, old city hall and a few other buildings previously owned by Independence Venture LLC were sold in a trustee sale for $1,500,000 on Nov. 27 to Kirkland Acquisitions LLC.

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When wastewater is flushed from restrooms or drained from kitchens and laundry rooms, it leaves your home and flows through the community sanitary sewer system to the Wastewater Treatment Facility. This infrastructure includes miles of underground pipes and pumps maintained by the City to pr…

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MONMOUTH — Suzanne Dufner, community development director, said the city was approached by Jonathan and Lisa Sheirman about changing the city code to allow second-story residential units on properties zoned for commercial office use.

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FALLS CITY — The city manager of Falls City, Mac Corthell, has notified the city council that he will resign in July or August of next year.

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series exploring the Dallas School District’s field turf and track replacement projects.

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DALLAS — The city of Dallas will apply to invest $200,000 in an account meant to reduce the cost of the city’s unfunded Oregon Public Employees Retirement System costs.

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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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INDEPENDENCE — The Independence City Council unanimously approved on Nov. 12 the annexation and rezoning of a 70.8-acre parcel of land in the southwest area of Independence.

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FALLS CITY — Voters in Falls City renewed a property tax levy supporting school programs by a wide margin in Tuesday’s special election.

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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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DALLAS — The city of Dallas will hold an open house on Tuesday to present the result of its recently completed housing needs analysis.

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INDEPENDENCE — Independence city councilors approved on Oct. 29 a loan of a up to $650,000 for the purchase of a building to house the Independence Heritage Museum.

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MONMOUTH — The expansion of the Monmouth-Independence Network has affected the company’s bottom line, said Monmouth City councilor Chris Lopez in his Nov. 5 report to council.

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At the City of Dallas, staff are introducing changes to existing sign regulations. In part, these changes are intended to clarify questions about signs, including the most frequently asked question of whether a permit is necessary for sign display. The answer (permit or not) often depends on…

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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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SALEM — Oregon taxpayers will receive a credit, not a check, for this year’s kicker.