A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

N. Albany Park project still awaits permit

Written April 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

It was in February that Benton County awarded a contract to replace the restroom in North Albany Park, but neither the demolition of the old one nor the new construction has begun. I wondered what was holding things up.

Why the Queen Ave. job has been delayed

Written November 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials say complications with two railroads are still delaying construction of a new water main on Queen Avenue just east of Pacific Boulevard.

Albany to buy former school bus barn

Written October 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The former bus barn of the Albany public schools will become the property of the city of Albany, according to a sales agreement up for city council approval on Wednesday night.

City’s appeal: Stay off Queen to let crews finish

Written August 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you want Queen Avenue to be finished on time, stay out of the way. That’s the advice that came Monday from the City of Albany.

Bus barn for sale; city submits bid

Written July 18th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

After an executive session closed to the public, the Albany City Council last week voted unanimously “to authorize the public works director to submit a sealed bid to Greater Albany Public School District.”

What’s this? It’s a big new sewer main

Written March 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The construction you see near Waverly Lake is part of a big sewer project intended to serve the growing part of Albany on the east side of Interstate 5.

Albany seeks to improve riverside trail

Written December 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Albany city officials have an idea for an improved walking and biking trail along the south side of the Willamette River. The “multi-use path” would follow the route of an existing dirt track that links Bowman and Simpson parks.

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