January1/2 -- Happy New Year! City Hall closed1/9 -- Central Linn School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm, Elementary School1/10 -- City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, Halsey City Hall1/11 -- Foster Grandparents program -- visits Coffee & Donuts, 9:00 am, City Hall1/11 -- Planning Commission Meeting, 6:30 pm, Halsey City Hall1/13 -- Central Linn Lions Club, 6:30 pm, Spirit of the Valley United Methodist Church1/16 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day, City Hall closed1/25 -- Utility Payments dueREOCCURRING EVENTSEvery Wednesday:Coffee & Donuts, 9:00 am, Community Center: Welcome!
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VeteransMemorialParkProjectIn partnership with the Brownsville American Legion, Travis Moothart Post 184, the City of Halsey will be revamping the Halsey Veterans Memorial Park. The project will involve 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 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. Currently, we are on track to complete the renovations by July of 2017.We need your help!The City of Halsey will be gathering names and dates of service for veterans who currently live in the Central Linn Community or who lived here prior to or after their service. If you or a family member served in the armed forces after WWII, and live or lived in the Halsey, Brownsville, or Shedd, or the surrounding rural community, please contact us. To submit a name, or if you have questions, please call (541) 369-2522, email email@example.com, or stop by Halsey City Hall.The project is supported by grants from the Veterans and War Memorials Grant Program of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and from the Central Linn Community Foundation.
New City AdministratorCongratulations to Hilary Norton, the new City Administrator. Hilary has lived here in Halsey for 6 years, and has been the Assistant City Recorder for the last 3. Hopefully she is familiar to many of you from coming into City Hall or interacting with the City. Her door is always open -- if you have concerns, suggestions, or just want to meet her, please stop by City Hall or give her a call at (541) 369-2522.
Foster Grandparent ProgramOregon Cascades West Council of Governments operates a Foster Grandparent Program in this area. It provides volunteers over the age of 55 with the opportunity to mentor, nurture, and support children with special or exceptional needs, or who are at an academic, financial, or social disadvantage. Foster Grandparents help children gain school readiness and academic confidence to excell in school. Volunteers with limited income can receive a tax exempt stipend and reimbursement for meals and mileage. Representatives of the Foster Grandparent Program will be bringing donuts to the Wednesday morning Coffee & Donuts in the Halsey Community Center at 9:00 am on January 11th. Please join us if you’re interested in learning more about this special program -- or just to chat. Everyone is welcome!
Assistant City Recorder Position OpenSalary Range $17.88 -$23.56/hour DOE + excellent benefits. This position is 32-40 hours/week. The best qualified candidate will be a team player with strong oral and written communication skills, and excellent customer service. Competence with computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and basic office tasks such as scanning, faxing, emailing, and filing is a prerequisite. Qualifications include administrative experience in data entry, accounting experience, grant writing, purchasing, and the ability to publish a City newsletter. Additional knowledge or experience required, or the ability to learn, are web design, permits, purchasing, notarization, and project management. The successful candidate must possess the ability to use tact, discretion, confidentiality and courtesy when working with Council, the public and City staff. Contact City Hall at 541-369-2522 for an application and a full job description, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download them here. Send a cover letter, resume and City application to City Administrator, City of Halsey, P. O. Box 10, Halsey, OR 97348 by 5:00 p.m. no later than January 20, 2017. EOE
Budget Committee Members NeededWant to understand how your taxes are spent? Want to have a voice in which priorities and projects get funded next year? This is your chance! The City of Halsey is looking for citizens who are willing to serve on the Budget Committee for building the 2016-17 budget. The committee generally meets two to three times March through May. Budget Committee Members need to be valid, registered voters who have resided within the city limits of the City of Halsey for at least one year. The City Council will need to approve the Budget Committee members. Applications for the Budget Committee can be picked up at City Hall, or downloaded here. If you are interested or have any questions about the Budget process, please feel welcome to contact City Hall.