A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Opening up Vine St. along canal? Not really

Written December 11th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For a moment there, it looked as though the City of Albany was making progress in opening up, for public use, sections of the Vine Street right-of-way alongside the Santiam Canal.

Albany moves to open up street on canal

Written April 26th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Some day in the future, people may be able to walk, ride or even drive along both sides of the Santiam Canal between Fourth Avenue and 12th in Albany. Now they can’t because five segments of the right of way of Vine Street, which flanks the canal on both sides, are blocked.

On Vine, council nixes permanent encroachments

Written December 13th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council is not too sure what to do about encroachments on the Vine Street right-of-way that lines the Santiam canal. But council members are clear on one thing;  They don’t want to allow permanent structures in the undeveloped space.

City may authorize Vine Street blockages

Written December 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Vine Street in Albany lines both sides of the Albany-Santiam Canal. Over many years, some property owners have taken over the street right-of-way on one or the other side of the canal, and now the city wants to give them licenses to keep doing so.

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