Linn County Sheriff Non-Emergency Line (541)967-3950Linn County Animal Control(541)967-3925Burn Information(541)451-1904
Sweet Home Sanitation Scholarship
The CL School Board has hired The Nelson Report, a professional public relations firm, who, "Since 1980, is the leading provider of public opinion survey research and polling for school districts and local government, business and industry groups across the Pacific Northwest and the US." We have authorized the Nelson Report to conduct a completely anonymous phone survey which will begin the week of April 23rd. Caller ID will say Nelson Report or Public Affairs Counsel. It will be a 503 area code number. Interviewers will be asked to leave a message so respondents can call back and take the survey.Our motivation is to have an accurate understanding of our community. We conducted our own surveys in the past, in an effort to save money, but we realize they were not accurate, nor did we possess the expertise to undertake this large task. In order to have an accurate survey, we need to maximize the number of participants, which is where you come in. We will be making major decisions with the information gathered from this survey as we move our District forward. The issues regarding the viability of our facilities have not gone away. We are still trying to come up with solutions to keep our schools safe and strong for generations to come. However, we need your help to do this by participating in the phone survey. Understandably it is hard in today's world when we often don't answer our phones unless we recognize the number. So, please, answer your phones. The survey will only take 5 minutes of your time and is completely anonymous. We realize that not everyone will read this announcement so please pass the word about this phone survey to your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your support and understanding. Together as one Central Linn Community, let’s make the best decisions possible. -CL School Board
A Message from the CL School Board
City ROW Cleanup
The Halsey City Council has proclaimed April 2018 as “Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month” in the City of Halsey. Each year there are over 500 cases of abuse or neglect in Linn County. Show your support and raise awareness by “turning Halsey blue.” Blue pinwheels, blue streamers, blue yard art — all of these show awareness and support for Child Abuse Prevention Month. If you suspect a child is being abused, you can contact:Linn Benton Child Abuse Hot Line at (541) 757-5019 or 866-303-4643, the Linn County Sheriffs Department at (541) 967-3911, or the Department of Human Services at (541) 967-2060.
The City has received several complaints about violations of the Municipal Code with regard to vehicles and personal property stored on the city streets. In April, city staff will be driving around the streets in Halsey and ensuring that street right-of-ways are being used in compliance with the code. Please remember that the Sheriff can issue a citation for an illegally parked vehicle without prior notice from the City. •Operable vehicles may be parked on the right of ways for up to 72 hours•No rubbish, junk or debris can be placed on the public right of way•No inoperable vehicles or vehicles with expired tags may be stored on the right of way•No travel trailers, campers or boats may be stored on the right of way•An RV, travel trailer or camper may be parked in the public right of way (and lived in) for no more than 96 hours within any 14 day period•Semi truck/trailers may be parked on W 1st or W 2nd streets only Minimum lane widths must be maintained at all times, for clearance for emergency vehicles and for everyone’s safety. The Halsey Municipal Code may be viewed at here. Thank you so much for helping to make Halsey a safe and attractive place to live!
Development Code Update
18th Annual City Wide Garage Sale
We are planning the annual City of Halsey City-Wide Garage Sale! This year the date is Saturday May 5th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in hosting a garage sale this year and would like your home put on the map and your sale items listed on the flyer, please contact Halsey City Hall. There is an $8 fee to help offset the cost of printing the garage sale ads and newspaper listings. The City advertises in several newspapers and provides free maps at the Halsey Select Market and Shoppe of Shalom. The sign up form can be found on page 3 of the April Halsey Happenings. Come into City Hall during business hours to turn in your form and pay, or place it in our drop box located in the north parking lot, behind City Hall.There will also be a book sale on May 12th! Check out the Library Page for Details.
Bloom n’ BBQ
Saturday, May 5, 2018Central Linn Elementary School Drive Thru Pick Up 11-2:30 pm Sit Down, Dine In: 3:00-7:00 pm$10 Dinner Includes: ½ of BBQ Chicken, Freshly Made Coleslaw, Dinner Roll with Butter, Garnished with a Dill Pickle Spear, Two Varieties of Cookies, & Beverage Themed Raffle Baskets! $1 Per EntryCentral Linn High School FFA Plant SaleFunds raised go to support our student & teacher school activities. For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, call (541)-369-2851
Rogue Farm Corps’ Workshop
The Planning Commission is starting work on updating the Halsey Development Code. The Code was adopted in 2001 and last amended in 2007. Changes are being considered to update it to current standards in Oregon law and to make it more modern and useable. Many of the proposed changes are based on feedback received from the community over the past five years. The Planning Commission will hold some work sessions, followed by a public hearing. The work sessions are public meetings and may be attended like any other but are simply work sessions for the Commission. The Public Hearing will be for receiving public feedback on the proposed revisions. The proposed code will also need to be sent to the DLCD for review and then adopted by the City Council. Keep an eye on the “public notices” page on the website, the Upcoming Events list in the Newsletter, or on the community bulletin boards at City Hall and the Post Office for upcoming meetings.
Ballot Drop Location
Child Abuse Awareness Month
“Oregon Dig Safely Month”
Rogue Farm Corps' is holding a workshop on April 30, 2018 titled "Changing Hands A Workshop on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land" at Sprout! in Springfield. This class will bring together aspiring and retiring farmers for a full day of training on land access and succession planning. There will also be some facilitated networking on regional issues throughout the day to begin to build a community that will last beyond the workshops.If you are an aspiring farmer,come learn about creative ways to start your farm business with topics on finding, leasing, financing and buying agricultural land.If you are a retiring farmer,come learn from experts about what it takes to pass on your business to the next generation - keeping it in the family or finding others to carry it on. These day-long workshops start with breakfast at 7:30am, the program begins at 8:30am and goes through 5:00pm with lunch and happy hour included.Register now for just $20, including meals. Late registration within 10 days before the event will be $30. For more information and to register, clickHERE.
The 2018 Spring Clean-Up Day is set for Saturday May 12th.If you need assistance in moving items to the curb for the day, please contact City Hall. Stuff we take:•Old tires•Lumber. (Restricted to 4’x4’x4’ stack per household)•Metal (separated from other Materials)•Plastics (must be bagged or boxed; not loose) *Regular recyclables will not be picked up.•Large furniture and mattresses (cut to 4’x4’x4’, limit 2 per household**All items must be smaller than 4’x4’x4’ and weigh less than 150 lbs (except refrigerators)Stuff we don’t take:•Household garbage and recyclables (These items are part of your normal service)•Household Hazardous Waste (accepted at the Hazardous Waste Event on October 13, 2018)•Unbundled loose trash/garbage •Yard debris, sod, or timber•Insulation•Batteries•Electronic WasteIf you have a question about a particular item, please contact Sweet Home Sanitation. Full details of the event and their contact information can be found HERE.*This event is for Halsey Residents within the City Limits Only. Allowing out of town dumping could jeapordize the future of this event.ITEMS MUST BE AT THE CURB BY 7AM ON MAY 12TH
Sweet Home Sanitation has established a scholarship to recognize a Central Linn High School graduating senior who has demonstrated commitment to excellence in the areas of leadership, community service and academic acheivment.Applications are due by May 1st. Please click HERE for more information.
Upcoming EventsThursday, April 18th-Planning Commission Worksession, 6pm, Community CenterSaturday, April 21st-Book-It Library 5K Walk/Run, Registration begins at 8 am, Halsey City ParkREOCURRING EVENTS:Coffee & DonutsWednesdays at 9am,Community Center. All are Welcome!Fiber FridaysGrab your current craft project and head to Ewethful Fiber Mill at 891 West 1st Street for social time. Each Friday from 10am to 3pm.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Halsey is pleased to announce that City Hall will soon be an official Ballot Drop Location! This change will take effect for the May 2018 Election. The box will be located inside of City Hall, and will be accessible during regular business hours. City Hall will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on Election Day, May 15th. Please do not drop ballots in the payment drop box located behind the building in the North parking lot.
VISIT THE LIBRARY PAGE FOR DETAILS AND TO PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM
SALEM, Ore. – In time for spring gardening and home improvement projects, Governor Kate Brown proclaims April as “Oregon Dig Safely Month”. This serves as a reminder to all Oregon homeowners and contractors to call 811 before digging to have underground facilities, such as natural gas pipelines, electrical utilities, telecommunication systems, as well as sewer and water lines marked.“We join the governor in strongly encouraging individuals and companies to call 811 before digging,” said Lisa Hardie, Oregon Public Utility Commission Chair. “This is an important step when planting a tree, installing a fence, or doing a major remodel, that will help avoid injury, disruption of utility service for your community, penalties, and potential repair costs.”The Oregon Utility Notification Center (OUNC), who operates the free 811 one-call center, will notify the affected local utility companies that serve the area of the planned project. Utility staff will visit the project site to mark the approximate location of the underground lines, pipes and cables in the planned digging area.“Call 811 at least two and no more than 10 business days before planning to dig,” said Nate Rivera, OUNC Board Chair. “Please, air on the side of caution and call 811 even if just planting small plants. Some utility lines can run just a few inches below the surface.”Statistics show that buried utility lines in the United States are struck every six minutes. In 2016 an estimated 379,000 line strikes occurred nationwide, 20 percent of which were due to insufficient notice to the 811 service.To reduce the number of line strikes in Oregon, there are strong local partnerships with the OUNC, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) to enhance the communication link and improve safety efforts.For more information or to request a representative to locate utility lines for an upcoming digging project, call 811.