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Rezoning allows gas pumps at SE Albany site

Written June 10th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Like the major supermarkets, Albany’s gas stations are clustered in the north half of town. Now a rezoning action completed this week opens the way for a new fueling station to be built on the south side.


Plans filed for closed lube site on NA Road

Written June 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For months, commuters on North Albany Road have driven past the closed Express Lube and car wash business at the corner of the Albany-Corvallis Highway. Now there’s a sign the corner may not remain dormant too much longer.


Albany service fee stalls, delayed 2 weeks

Written June 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

It will be another two weeks before the Albany City Council makes the decision whether to impose a new city services fee after the ordinance creating the fee stalled Wednesday night.


Pathways for walking that didn’t work out

Written June 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

About 50 years ago, whoever laid out the Lafayettte Acres subdivision in southeast Albany had a good idea: These are very long blocks without cross streets, they may have thought, so let’s put in some footpaths so kids can easily walk to school.


Albany services fee has emergency clause

Written June 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s proposed ordinance imposing a city services fee or tax includes an emergency clause, meaning it will take effect as soon as the council passes and the mayor signs it. This could happen on Wednesday night, when the ordinance is on the agenda of the council’s regular meeting.


Getting rid of E-waste: Here’s a little story

Written June 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Yes, you CAN hand in electronic trash for recycling in Albany even on weekends when Republic Services is closed. That’s what the DEQ tells us online.


West’s spiffy front also has a new address

Written June 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s one odd little detail I had not noticed before about the new part of West Albany High School, the $62 million expansion that was completed this year. It’s that although the building hasn’t moved, its address has changed.


 
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