Skatepark lights, landscaping, in works

September 2022 Posted in Briefs | Comments Off on Skatepark lights, landscaping, in works

The city of Silverton is accepting bids for lights that will be added to the skatepark. A total of $30,000 in urban renewal funds are available for the project, said Bart Stepp, city engineer. He added that the city hopes to ...

Kickoff: Time to get this party started

September 2022 Posted in Briefs | Comments Off on Kickoff: Time to get this party started

The party before the party - Oktoberfest Kickoff – will be held at the Mt. Angel Festhalle and Biergarten Sept. 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the Gervais Knights of Columbus will serve a barbeque chicken ...

Upkeep – Skate park to get landscaping buffer

August 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community, News | Comments Off on Upkeep – Skate park to get landscaping buffer

[caption id="attachment_11738" align="alignright" width="417"] The street side portion of the skate park will receive street trees and vegetation to buffer the facility. The Silverton City Council approved the plan at its Aug. 5 meeting.[/caption] By James Day Street trees and landscaping will ...

Civic center project taking shape

August 2022 Posted in Briefs, Business, Community | Comments Off on Civic center project taking shape

By James Day The flurry of construction activity continues on the $19 million Silverton civic center project that is a year away from completion. Community Development Director Jason Gottgetreu, the project manager for the facility, said that “we are looking at an ...

Scotts Mills council incumbents hoping to continue to serve

July 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community, News | Comments Off on Scotts Mills council incumbents hoping to continue to serve

All current Scotts Mills City Council members are hoping to return for new terms next year, though Mayor Paul Brakeman has yet to publicly declare his candidacy. Councilors Robin Fournier, Casey Dean and Monika Martin confirmed to Our Town they plan ...

Daniel appointed official city manager for Mt. Angel

July 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community | Comments Off on Daniel appointed official city manager for Mt. Angel

Mt. Angel Police Chief Mark Daniel has accepted the position of city manger after filling the role on an interim basis since last year. The City Council appointed Daniel June 6 and he will now act as both city manager and ...

Oregon Garden, Sustainable Silverton present water conservation event

July 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community | Comments Off on Oregon Garden, Sustainable Silverton present water conservation event

By Melissa Wagoner Whether your goal is to save the planet, save a little money, or perhaps a bit of both, conserving water can be a good place to start. “There are times when your pocket book is the only thing that ...

Indoor Park is seeking space              

June 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community | Comments Off on Indoor Park is seeking space              

By Melissa Wagoner Oregon winters can be long, rainy and isolating for the parents of young children who aren’t yet in school. But for the last 18 years those months were made just a little bit easier thanks to Silverton Indoor ...

County seeks $342K in fines

June 2022 Posted in Briefs, News | Comments Off on County seeks $342K in fines

Marion County has requested a court order imposing 11 months worth of daily fines against a Scotts Mills man accused of failing to remove multiple junk cars from his property. On June 15, the county requested an injunction authorizing fines of ...

Garden resort earns TripAdvisor award

June 2022 Posted in Briefs, Business | Comments Off on Garden resort earns TripAdvisor award

The Oregon Garden Resort has received TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award for 2022.  Voted on by guests, the award represents recognition in the top 10% of hotels. The resort, adjacent to The Oregon Garden, offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and ...

Final day for mail-in ballots May 17

May 2022 Posted in Briefs | Comments Off on Final day for mail-in ballots May 17

A new law in Oregon known as the “postmark rule” says that any ballot postmarked by Election Day is considered on time even if it arrives at elections offices up to 7 days after the election.  Voters may put their ...

Equipment ‘petting zoo’ at May 19 Silverton fair

May 2022 Posted in Briefs | Comments Off on Equipment ‘petting zoo’ at May 19 Silverton fair

May 15-21 is National Public Works Week and the City of Silverton is celebrating by holding a free, interactive, hands-on fair at Coolidge-McClaine Park May 19, noon to 4 p.m.  Participants will get a chance to check out a sander, street ...

Zenith Women’s Club holds Bunko fundraiser

May 2022 Posted in Briefs | Comments Off on Zenith Women’s Club holds Bunko fundraiser

Those 21 or older are invited to a fun, inexpensive evening of Bunko at the Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. on May 28, beginning at 7 p.m.  The fundraiser is organized by the GFWC Silverton Zenith Women’s Club. All proceeds ...

SFSD hires new principal

April 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community, School | Comments Off on SFSD hires new principal

The Silver Falls School District has hired an administrator from the Salem-Keizer School District to become the new principal for Robert Frost School. Sarah Grimmer, current co-principal at Scott Elementary School, in Salem, was hired by the Silver Falls School ...

Property next to Roth set for possible sale

April 2022 Posted in Briefs, Community | Comments Off on Property next to Roth set for possible sale

The large area of gravel lots north of the Roth’s grocery store in Silverton is up for sale, a real estate source close to the transaction told Our Town. The 1.1 acres of property, which exists in two tax lots, was ...

Groundbreaking set for civic center

April 2022 Posted in Briefs, News | Comments Off on Groundbreaking set for civic center

Silverton has set a groundbreaking for its new civic center complex for 11:30 a.m. April 11 at the site of the former Eugene Field School. Elected officials and city staff will be on hand to make remarks, said City Manager Ron ...

Creekside overlook project moves forward

March 2022 Posted in Briefs, Other | Comments Off on Creekside overlook project moves forward

The city of Silverton was accepting bids through March 3 for the “overlook” project, which will repair a washed-out section of pathway along Silver Creek near the library. In 2015 during high flows of Silver Creek the old wall from an ...