HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Gibson Hill, repaving due this summer

Written April 19th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

With any kind of luck, North Albany commuters should find the going much smoother on Gibson Hill Road by the end of summer 2022.


Republic drops landfill appeal, will try again

Written March 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The conflict over a proposed expansion of the Coffin Butte landfill in north Benton County has entered a new and unexpected stage.


Justice site convenient for North Albany

Written January 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For residents of North Albany, the property selected for a proposed Benton County justice center has one advantage over the other sites that have now been rejected.


Benton moves: Recalling courthouse visits

Written January 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

As far as I can remember, I’ve been inside the historic Benton County Courthouse only twice, the last time nearly four years ago when my wife and I went down into the basement (pictured above) to change our registration to vote.


A future bikeway and what to call it

Written December 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Turns out that contrary to what it says on Benton County’s project website, we can keep calling the proposed Albany-Corvallis Bikeway by that name or something like it.


Landfill hearing goes on for four hours

Written November 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The proposed expansion of the Coffin Butte Landfill occupied the Benton County Planning Commission for four hours on Tuesday night. It was a public hearing, but the public didn’t get to speak till a quarter to 10.


Dump expansion rests on subjective standards

Written November 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A big expansion of the Coffin Butte Landfill is the subject of a public hearing before the Benton County Planning Commission tonight, Tuesday night. But the question is not whether the expansion is necessary or wise. Instead, it’s whether it meets some fairly nebulous or subjective standards in the county’s development code.


 
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