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Albany news: City lowers ‘restriping’ fee

Written December 6th, 2012 by

Starting now, city permits to “restripe” a parking lot in Albany will cost a less in most cases. Reacting to business complaints, the city council Wednesday passed a resolution lowering the price of a restriping permit to $75 for parking lots with up to five spaces designated for the disabled — so-called accessible spaces. The […]


High water closes Bryant Way

Written December 5th, 2012 by

Once again part of the Calapooia River has swamped Bryant Way outside of Albany, and the road was closed on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 4. Gates recently installed by Linn County proved their worth by keeping motorists from temptation and out of trouble.


River’s rise closes Bryant Park

Written November 22nd, 2012 by

Now we know it’s fall. The drive through Albany’s Bryant Park, at the confluence of the Willamette and Calapooia rivers, has been closed to motor traffic because of high water. A city worker closed the gates on the park’s entrance and exit Wednesday afternoon. Running high after two days of occasionally heavy rain, the Calapooia […]


Albany scene: Art outside City Hall

Written November 21st, 2012 by

Checking out an addition on Albany’s City Hall: It looks a little like a flag,

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Albany’s CARA: In search of direction

Written November 15th, 2012 by

Albany’s downtown urban renewal district is working once again to define what it wants to do from now on, and how. Earlier this year the city council, acting as the governing board of the Central Albany Revitalization Agency or CARA, put several pending projects on hold. In October, the CARA advisory board agreed that it […]


Next flood: Gates on Bryant Way

Written November 6th, 2012 by

Next time high water sloshes across Bryant Way outside of Albany, it should be easier to keep drivers from getting into trouble there. Linn County Road Department crews on Monday were installing gates that can be closed to keep traffic out. The trouble comes in winter and early spring when exceptionally heavy rain or a […]

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City poised to lower restriping fee

Written November 6th, 2012 by

Did you know that if you have a parking lot in the city of Albany and want to repaint the stripes, you have to have a city permit? Some businesses and striping contractors apparently didn’t know this either, and they don’t like it, the city council learned Monday. The fees for a parking lot restriping […]


 
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