May/June Dates5/15 -- Noxious Weed Ordinance begins5/17 -- 7th/8th Girls Softball Exhibition Game 4:00 pm Varsity Field5/25 -- Utility Payments due5/30 -- Memorial Day -- City Hall closed.6/1 -- Library Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:30 pm, Library6/13 -- Central Linn School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm, HS Cafeteria6/14 -- Budget Hearing, 6:30 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall6/14 -- City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall6/18 -- Summer Reading Kick-off, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Halsey Park6/19 -- Pioneer Dam Run, 8:00 am, Linn County Historic Museum, Brownsville6/27 Utility Payments due
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Veterans Memorial Park ProjectThe City of Halsey is honored to be a recipient of a $28,515 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Veterans & War Memorials Grant program. The proposed project will involve removing the maple tree from the park, installing a new circular seating area with benches, a new flag pole and lighting, and a new monument in the center of the park. The unhealthy trees in the planting strip on the south end of the park will be replaced, and new plantings will be added to the park. The goal for the new monument is to honor the service of veterans from the Central Linn Community: Halsey, Brownsville, and Shedd, and the surrounding rural area. The proposed timeline is to have the monument complete by summer of 2017. For more information about the project, to help, or to submit a name for the new monument, please visit our new Veterans Memorial Park Project page.
Highway 228 ClosureHighway 228 will be closed at the Railroad Crossing near the Mill, about 2 miles west of Halsey from May 31 to June 2. Please plan alternate routes.
Central Linn Rec Center Basketball CampThe Central Linn Rec Center is offering Boys and Girls Basketball camps in June! Girls camp is June 20-23rd and Boys camp is June 27-30th. Tuition in $50 before June 6th, or $60 at the door on the first day of camp. Click below to download a sign up sheet or get more information about the schedule.
Pioneer Dam RunThe Pioneer Dam 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk will be on Sunday, June 19th at 8:00 am at the Linn County Historic Museum in downtown Brownsville. The route will follow Kirk Ave and Northern Drive up the scenic Calapooia River. Both the 5 K and the 10 K are out-and-backs, the 10 K will reach the historic site of the Brownsville Dam on the Calapooia. Entry fees are $28 for adults and $20 age 17 and under, and include a tee-shirt. (Registrations received after June 10th are not guaranteed a shirt.)Proceeds from this event will be donated toward refurbishment of the Central Linn High School Track. For more information, click the links below.
Proposed Water/Sewer Rate Increase DiscussionThe Halsey City Council will be discussing a $1.50 increase in water rates and a $3.50 increase in sewer rates beginning with the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Revenues derived from the Water Fund and Sewer Fund are used specifically for the costs associated with these funds for the day to day operation of the Water Plant and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Costs associated with testing, permitting, chlorination, utilities, as well as, the maintenance and repair and future replacement or upgrading of both facilities are all part of the ongoing expenses associated with the water system and the sewer system.The City Council will meet and discuss on the proposed increase in these fees at the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Halsey City Hall, 100 W. Halsey Street, Halsey, OR.All citizens interested are encouraged to attend this meeting and provide comment or ask questions on the reason for the proposed increases. If you have additional comments or concerns, please contact City Hall.Ronda FischerCity Administrator
Summer Reading Program Kick-offThe Halsey City Library Summer Reading Program Kick-off is on Saturday, June 18th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the park! Come for a wonderful BBQ lunch, cooked by the Halsey Shedd RFPD, and a fun round of foot golf! The theme for the summer reading program is Ready, Set, Read, and its all about being active, and having fun. The Summer Reading program will also include fun events in July and August, weekly small prizes for participation, up to 75 free State Fair passes for kids and their adults, and big prizes at the end. Come out and have some fun and get signed up!