Albany and Lebanon city officials have been unable to work out a new agreement governing operations and cost- sharing on the Santiam-Albany Canal, which serves both cities. Now the Albany public works staff is asking its city council for direction, and council discussion is likely Monday afternoon.
This is the downtown Albany building at issue in a proposal the CARA urban renewal advisory board may receive and consider the next time it meets, on March 19.
Albany’s urban renewal program intends to call a public meeting to gather comments on which public “infrastructure” projects to pursue, but for now the idea of an improved Thurston Street canal is off the list of suggested options.
A couple of structures in east Albany could get a new look with help from urban renewal funds if the city grants their owners’ requests. The proposals are on the agenda for review when the Central Albany Revitalization Area advisory board meets at 5:15 p.m.… Continue reading
It’s not the money, it’s the principle of the thing, and the principle is worth fighting for, the Albany City Council decided Wednesday. On Monday, the council had agreed that each of its seven members would send the Oregon secretary of state a $10.72 check… Continue reading