Host of experience: Ron Harding named city administrator in Aumsville

September 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Host of experience: Ron Harding named city administrator in Aumsville

[caption id="attachment_2853" align="alignright" width="300"] Myrna and Ron Harding have been married for 31 years. Ron is the new city administrator for Aumsville.[/caption] By Mary Owen Aumsville is the “perfect community” for Ron Harding, the city’s new administrator. “It’s very similar to my hometown ...

Wearing many hats: David Marshall Sublimity’s first city manager

September 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Wearing many hats: David Marshall Sublimity’s first city manager

[caption id="attachment_2857" align="alignright" width="227"] Sublimity City Manager David Marshall[/caption] By Mary Owen Sublimity welcomes David Marshall as the city’s first-ever city manager, a job that embraces many roles. Marshall said his new job will be challenging as he juggles many hats including city ...

Adding staff: City of Sublimity

June 2016 Posted in News | Comments Off on Adding staff: City of Sublimity

By Mary Owen Sublimity is taking steps to add a city administrator to its employee roster. “The city of Sublimity City Council has determined that a city administrator would be a good fit for our community because it provides for continuity of ...

Personnel matters: Dismissal of librarian leads to management review

February 2016 Posted in News | Comments Off on Personnel matters: Dismissal of librarian leads to management review

By Mary Owen The termination of the Stayton Library director last month has catapulted into an investigation into the management styles of several city managers. The decision to pursue looking into recent allegations of wrong-doing that started with the dismissal of Katinka ...

Water quality town hall topic

February 2016 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Water quality town hall topic

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Ag Water Quality Management Plan and the Mill Creek Focus Area Project Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 - 8 p.m. at the ...

Safety plans updated: School districts prepare for emergencies

November 2015 Posted in Community, News, School | Comments Off on Safety plans updated: School districts prepare for emergencies

By Mary Owen In light of recent school shooting events and the potential for an earthquake, local school districts are shoring up their emergency safety procedures. “Safety has always been our top priority, yet recent events have caused us to re-examine our ...

Pot policies: Cities grapple with legalization of marijuana in October

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Pot policies: Cities grapple with legalization of marijuana in October

By Mary Owen An ordinance passed by the Stayton City Council to set rules for marijuana facilities to operate in the city goes into effect this month. “Currently, there are two dispensaries that have submitted applications to the state as of June ...

Land laws: Aumsville hosts regional workshop

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Land laws: Aumsville hosts regional workshop

By Mary Owen Interested in learning about city land use in your town? “Property owners have rights and responsibilities that are governed through state wide land use laws,” Aumsville City Manager Maryann Hills said. “It is important for citizens to know what ...

Step by step: Mill City starts down the road to recovery after fire

October 2015 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Step by step: Mill City starts down the road to recovery after fire

By Mary Owen Mill City’s recovery from the August accidental fire that destroyed the building that housed the city’s library, records archive, public works department, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office substation is in the planning stages. “We are intentionally in limbo,” ...

Got a permit?: Door-to-door salespeople need to stop by Stayton PD first

July 2015 Posted in News | Comments Off on Got a permit?: Door-to-door salespeople need to stop by Stayton PD first

By Mary Owen Next time you open the door to find a salesman trying to sell you the “latest and greatest” gidget, ask to see his permit. Anyone peddling wares door-to-door in Stayton will now require obtaining a permit from the city. ...