Last October, the Albany City Council authorized the city staff to negotiate to buy the former Wells Fargo Bank branch at First Avenue and Broadalbin Street. On Friday, the city closed on the purchase for $1.5 million.
The latest annual report of the Albany Police Department might cause drivers to avoid certain intersections because of their crash history. But of course they’re on the main thoroughfares, so avoiding them would be hard.
The cities of Albany and Corvallis are about the same in age, size, and geography, on the same river, and subject to the same state and federal regulations. So how come the combined city utility rates in Albany are substantially higher than in its neighbor 10 miles upstream?
In Albany Municipal Court on Monday, Johnny Scot Van Ras made his case against the 20 mph speed zone on Waverly Drive on the east side of the athletic fields of South Albany High School. His argument was that the school zone on the 40-mph arterial street wasn’t properly established because of two shortcomings: Contrary […]
Whatever happened, you may be wondering, with the Waverly Drive speed zone alongside the athletic fields of South Albany High School? One way or another the issue is likely to come to a head this month or next.
Albany’s Queen Avenue railroad crossing has long annoyed motorists because of the condition of the pavement and frequent delays. Now comes a new complaint: The length and volume of the air horn blasts of switch engine No. 1501.
Eighteen people talked to the Albany City Council Wednesday about accessory dwelling units, most of them in favor of allowing larger ones. But it made no difference in the outcome: The mayor and two councilors want one thing, four councilors want something else, and nothing was resolved.
The state Department of Environmental Quality’s latest move to control the discharge of stormwater will cause the city of Albany and property owners all kinds of problems, so the city is going to court.