HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Albany ‘business registry’? Council is split

Written October 25th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Whether Albany will start a registry of local businesses is still undecided after Monday’s work session of the city council.


Council revisits issue of portable toilets

Written September 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council is ready to reopen the question of allowing portable toilets, at least in some cases, after a couple of independent small coffee stands were told to get rid of theirs.


Small district’s water service is assured

Written September 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Customers in the Dumbeck Lane Water District got reassuring news Wednesday. Arrangements have been made for continued water service after their small district outside the urban growth boundary in North Albany goes out of business this fall.


Mission impossible: ‘Affordable housing’

Written August 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The city government in Albany is going to try to do something about “affordable housing.” Good luck.


Council’s red-letter day: No masks required

Written July 15th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For the first time in 16 months, the Albany City Council met in person this week, and the public was allowed in. No masks required.


Offer for city land in N.A.: Save it as is

Written July 9th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Three years ago I got a look at a piece of wooded city-owned land in North Albany that included a meadow running down to a pond. The city is planning to sell the property, and the owner of a neighboring property has offered to buy and preserve it as a kind of private nature reserve.


Neighbors hope to save park — by buying it

Written July 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Families living behind Albany’s Hazelwood Park, which the council has offered for sale, hope to save the wooded parcel by buying it and making it part of their yards.


 
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