HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Can’t sleep? Try property tax reports

Written October 17th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

If you’re interested in property taxes — and who isn’t? — you may want to dive into the tables and reports that Linn and Benton county tax officials have prepared for 2016, ahead of sending out the annual bills. I sampled the material, and here’s what caught my eye.


Bikepath system grows, a little

Written November 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s Periwinkle Bike Path has a new extension, thanks to Lowe’s. The path offers a shortcut of sorts, and I sampled it on Friday afternoon.


Return to the cycling front

Written October 2nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Back on the Albany bicycling front (a tranquil retreat from the renewed but fruitless gun debate), the good old Periwinkle Bikepath comes to mind. First, because it’s being lengthened, thus becoming a bit more useful for transportation. And second, because to become truly useful it still needs an intersection fix.


Albany Lowe’s: Any day now

Written April 11th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

It’s been about two months since Lowe’s filed for building permits for its planned Albany home improvement and garden center at Ninth Avenue and Oak, and city officials say the company likely will be cleared to start construction any day now.


Albany’s new deal with Lowe’s

Written January 29th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Even though there are no signs of this on the ground, or because of this, Albany Councilman Floyd Collins wants the public to know that plans for the Lowe’s home improvement store at Ninth and Oak are back on track.


2015: Albany’s year of the smile?

Written January 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Something to smile about — that’s what Mayor Sharon Konopa hopes the city council will be able to achieve often as it deals with issues in 2015. Konopa is starting her fourth consecutive term in the mayor’s office. At the first regular council meeting of the year on Wednesday, she projected her usually sunny outlook […]


Our legacy in oak: Auction coming up

Written November 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Looking for a handmade piece of furniture linked to Oregon’s natural history? Sunday is your chance to buy one — if you put in a winning bid on any of about two dozen pieces made from the wood of oaks that used to stand in Albany’s so-called Hackleman Grove.


Albany to Lowe’s: We still want you

Written August 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The city of Albany will seek a compromise with Lowe’s that tries to make sure the company goes ahead with plans to build a home improvement center at Oak Street and Ninth Avenue, as it promised in 2011.


Lowe’s wants to change the deal

Written August 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Lowe’s proposal to build a store at Ninth and Oak Street has been an expensive proposition for the city of Albany so far. The city spent around $5 million on street work and related improvements, in return for which the company promised in its development agreement with the city to have the store open by […]


Lowe’s to start in ’15; K Mart leaving

Written June 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

One new big box may yet be coming to Albany, but another is closing, the city government learned Thursday. Lowe’s told City Manager Wes Hare it wants to go ahead and build its planned home improvement center at Ninth Avenue and Oak Street, but not till next spring. And the company in charge of K Mart told […]


 
Cycle around town!
Copyright 2019. All Rights Reserved. Hasso Hering.
Website Serviced by Santiam Communications
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!