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April/May Dates 4/27 -- Utility payments due, 5:00 pm, City Hall 5/1 -- City Surplus Sale, 1- 4:00 pm, City Shop 5/2 -- City Wide Garage Sale, 8:00 am 5/2 -- Bloom ‘n BBQ, 11 - 2:30 and 3 - 6:00 pm, Central Linn Elementary 5/5 -- First Budget Committee meeting, 6:00 pm, City Hall 5/6 -- Library Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library Building 5/9 -- Spring Clean-up Day, 7:00 am 5/11 -- Central Linn School Board meeting, 6:30, Elementary School Library 5/12 -- Halsey City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, Halsey City Hall 5/25 -- Utility Payments due, 5:00 pm, City Hall
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Tree Planting Project

The Central Linn Elementary PTC is working with the Ford Institute Leadership Program Halsey-Tangent-Shedd class  on a tree planting project at the Central Linn Elementary School.   The plan is to plant low maintenance  trees in groupings along the western and southern areas of the Elementary School grounds in the Fall of 2015.  The trees will provide shade and shelter, improve air quality, add aesthetic value to the  neighborhood, and provide ongoing educational opportunities for students. The Ford Institute Leadership Class will be raising money and writing a grant application for a matching grant from the Ford Family Foundation to fund the project.  They will also be working closely with the PTC and the Central Linn School District to design plans for the project, and to plant it. The Ford Family Foundation and Rural Development Initiatives  have brought the Ford Institute Leadership Program to the communities of Halsey, Tangent, and Shedd .  A new class will start each fall for the next four years.  The Ford Institute Leadership Program’s purpose is to promote vitality in rural communities.

Hot Water Heater

Expansion Tanks

An expansion tank can help prolong the life of your hot water heater.  When water is heated, it expands.  Because of the backflow device, that extra water cannot flow back into the source.  This expansion can put pressure on the water heater and on the rest of your plumbing system.  One way to protect your system is to install an expansion tank.The City has several expansion tanks available to folks who live in Halsey if you don’t already have one.  They usually cost about $60, and are being offered by the City at $10 each.  They will be sold one per household on a “first come, first serve” basis.  However, if you want to request additional ones you can ask to be put on a list and be called if there are extras.  Call (541) 369- 2522 to arrange to get yours!  

CITY SURPLUS SALE

Friday May 1st, 2015  1:00– 4:00 pm Halsey City Shop 1133 W 4th Street The City of Halsey will be having a Surplus Sale to sell off old equipment and office furniture.  The sale will take place on Friday May 1st 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Halsey City Shop.  Laws regarding the sale of surplus property require prices to be the same for all, so no negotiation.  Doors will close promptly at 4:00 pm.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.   Each year there are over 500 cases of abuse or neglect in Linn County.  Here are some ways that you can help: “Turn Halsey Blue” Blue pinwheels, blue streamers, blue yard art — all of these show awareness and support for Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Wear blue on Fridays for the month of April. To find out more ways to help, contact programs in our area that support children and families, such as parent support groups, child care centers, and local organizations like the ABC House  (541) 926-2203 or the Family Tree Relief Nursery. (541) 926-1091. 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 Linn County Sheriffs Department at (541) 967-3911 Department of Human Services at (541) 967-2060
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Child Abuse

Prevention Month

City Wide Garage Sale

The City Wide Garage Sale is coming up on Saturday May 2nd from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Please get your sign up sheets in by Friday, April 24th.  If you are having a garage sale, please sign up!  The sale will be advertised in the Register Guard, the Democrat Herald, the Times, and the papers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Philomath, as well as on craigslist.  Your address and items for sale will also be printed in the City Map & List. If you’re interested in signing up, we need your sign up sheet and $8 by Friday April 24th.  Copies of the sign up sheet are available at City Hall, or you can download it from the button below and drop it off in the drop box at the north end of the building.
City Wide Garage Sale Sign-up

NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

CITY OF HALSEY

May 5, 2015 – 6PM

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Halsey, Linn County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at City Hall, 100 W. Halsey Street.  The meeting will take place on May 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 27, 2015 at City Hall between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING STATE REVENUE SHARING HALSEY CITY COUNCIL Tuesday, May 5, 2015– 6:00 p.m. Halsey City Hall 100 W. Halsey Street Halsey, OR 97348 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public meeting of the Halsey City Council will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Halsey City Hall, 100 W. Halsey Street, Halsey, Oregon.  THE PURPOSE of the meeting is to discuss the Possible Uses of State Shared Revenue Funds in relation to the entire budget.  Any citizen or property owner of the City of Halsey may appear at this hearing and will be given an opportunity to speak in favor of, or in opposition to, any proposed uses.    Ronda Fischer, Budget Officer
CITY OF HALSEY JOB OPENING Librarian  This position is part-time, about 10 hours/week.  The best qualified candidate will be a community minded team player with strong organization and communication skills.  Qualifications include experience of library administration and operations, and experience coordinating volunteers.  Position requires an MLS or four years of professional library administration experience and two years supervisory experience.  Job functions include but are not limited to: assist in developing library goals and policies; train, schedule and supervise volunteers; plan and develop programs; process materials for circulation; fulfill annual reporting requirements; provide excellent customer service and build relationships with the community.  Download an application below, email cityrecorder@cityofhalsey.com, or contact City Hall at 541-369-2522 for an application.  Send a cover letter, resume and City application to City Administrator, City of Halsey, P. O. Box 10, Halsey, OR 97348.  Position is open until filled.  Equal Oportunity Employer.
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CITY OF HALSEY PUBLIC NOTICE – TREES AND NOXIOUS VEGETATION All Residents and Property Owners in the City of Halsey, Notice is hereby given:  Per Ordinance 2008-382, Section 18, between May 15 and September 30 of any year, no owner or person in charge of property shall allow noxious vegetation to be on the property or in the right of way of a public thoroughfare abutting on the property.  THIS INCLUDES MOWING THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY BORDERING YOUR PROPERTY “Noxious Vegetation” includes:  (a) weeds more than 10 inches high; (b) grass more than 10 inches high; (c) poison oak; (d) poison ivy; (e)  blackberry bushes that extend into a public thoroughfare or across a property line; (f) vegetation that is (1) health hazard, (2) fire hazard, (3) traffic hazard . .  The City will be aggressive in abating this Ordinance. The City is willing to abate the nuisance on a particular parcel of property at the request of the owner for a fee of $65.00 per hour.  Even in the absence of such request, the City intends to abate all such nuisances 10 or more days after the final publication of the notice and charge the cost of doing so to the owner or person in charge of the property, or the property itself. Contact City Hall if you have any questions. 100 W. Halsey Street Halsey, OR 97348 541-369-2522  -- Ronda Fischer, City Administrator
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