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Council Vacancy Declared
Welcome Councilor Isom!
Want 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 2019-2020 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, and must be received by Tuesday March 5th 2019 to be appointed in time to serve this Budget season.If you are interested or have questions about the Budget process, please feel welcome to contact City Hall.
Budget Committee Members Needed
Councilor Michelle Isom was elected in the November 6th general election. She was sworn in at the January 8th City Council meeting. We’re excited to have her as a new member of Council. Congratulations, Councilor Isom!
Part Time Municipal Clerk
For personal reasons, Cliff Jones was unable to accept the nomination to the position of Mayor. This creates a vacancy on Council. In their regular meeting on Tuesday January 8th, Council declared the Mayor’s position to be vacant. The City will accept applications for the position of Mayor. They will review them and then will appoint a mayor to complete the current term. To be eligible to serve on Council, you must be registered to vote and have resided within the city limits of the City of Halsey for at least one year.The Mayor runs the Council meetings. The City Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. There are also occasional special meetings or work sessions. The Mayor also serves on the Budget Committee, which meets 1-3 times in April and May each year. The Mayor is a liaison with City staff, signs Ordinances and Resolutions and financial reports and deliver’s the City Administrator’s annual review.If you are interested in the position of Mayor, please stop by City Hall and pick up an application, or click HERE. Applications need to be submitted to the City by February 5th, 2019.If you have any questions about what the Mayor does or what it requires, please contact City Administrator Hilary Norton at 541-369-2522.
Upcoming EventsSaturday, Jan. 19th-Book Signing with Halsey author Mike Mackessy, Library, 10am-2pmMonday, Jan. 21st- Martin Luther King Day, City Hall ClosedWeekly EventsCoffee & DonutsWednesdays at 9am,Community Center. All are Welcome!
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City of Halsey and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive on Febrary 5th in the Community Center from 10 am to 4 pm. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! To schedule an appointment, you may call us at 541-369-2522, or click the link HERE. Hope to see you there!
New Artwork in City Hall
At the end of November, The City installed beautiful new artwork in the Council Room that was done by Gale Everett, titled “From the Land”. This artwork was inspired by the very essence of Halsey: its agriculture. In her last Council meeting in December, Mayor Marjean Cline said was proud to have helped acquire it. The City would like to thank the Central Linn Community Foundation for helping to pay for the artwork, as well as an additional grant that the City recently received. Details about the grant will be released at a later date.
The City of Halsey is accepting applications for a part time Municipal Clerk. This is a clerical position working under the direction of the City Administrator/City Recorder. The best qualified candidate will be a team player with strong oral and written communication skills and excellent customer service. This position performs basic accounting functions and assists with utility billing. This position will also take the lead in file organization and records management. This person will prepare meeting packets post agendas, attend evening Council and committee meetings and prepare minutes. The position requires previous customer service experience, good oral and written communication skills, and a professional appearance and behavior. Competence with computers should include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and experience with or ability to learn government accounting and utility billing software. The successful candidate must possess the ability to use tact, discretion, confidentiality and courtesy when working with the public, the Council, and City staff. A High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred. This position is about 20 hours per week. Salary Range $12.18 -$15.90/hour DOE + benefits. Contact City Hall at 541-369-2522 for an application and a full job description, download HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a cover letter, resume, and completed City of Halsey application to City Administrator, City of Halsey, PO Box 10, Halsey, OR 97348. Applications may be emailed or faxed to (541) 369-2521. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1st in order to be considered in the initial round. EOE