The Philomath City Council plans to convene in a closed meeting Monday evening. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

City Council to meet in closed session Monday evening

Millpond Crossing likely to be the topic of conversation based on city attorney’s recommendation

The Philomath City Council plans to adjourn into an executive session at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall to consult “with legal counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be filed.” Councilors will likely be talking about the Millpond Crossing development — an issue…

Millpond Crossing discussion to be moved into future closed session

While the last home in the Millpond Crossing subdivision’s first phase goes up on the corner of South 15th and Timothy and contractors dig up sections of South 16th to complete required second phase infrastructure work, a Philomath city councilor…

Miller officially out as Philomath’s fire chief

Philomath Fire & Rescue’s board of directors officially parted ways with Tom Miller as the fire chief on Monday afternoon with its approval of a “separation agreement” and the appointment of Chancy Ferguson to fill those responsibilities on an interim…

Fire & Rescue board’s monthly meeting coming Sept. 12

The Philomath Fire & Rescue Board of Directors plans to meet at 3 p.m. Monday at Station 201 for its monthly regular meeting. The agenda includes under the heading of new business, discussions on the upcoming Oregon Fire District Directors…

Music in the Park review, renamed park up for discussion

The Philomath Park Advisory Board has two items up for discussion at its meeting on Thursday — a review of the Music in the Park and a look at signage options for Marys River Park and Natural Area. The Sept.…

School district seeking 2 volunteers to fill seats on Budget Committee

The Philomath School District’s Budget Committee is seeking community volunteers to fill two open seats. The deadline to apply with the completion of a candidate information sheet is Friday, Sept. 30. Each position carries a term of three years. The…

City now taking applications for Philomath Citizens’ Academy

Philomath Citizens’ Academy is now taking applications for those interested in participating in the eight-session series that will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from Sept. 15 to Nov. 3, City Manager Chris Workman announced. The academy welcomes participants ages 16…

Nine candidates file for six Philomath City Council seats

Nine candidates submitted applications to run for a City Council seat and two more put their names in for mayor, Benton County Elections Office records show. All six incumbents are seeking to retain their seats on the council — Jessica…

Streetscapes project clears latest financial hurdle

The Philomath City Council reaffirmed its commitment to the Downtown Safety and Streetscapes Project on Friday evening with unanimous approval of the city’s portion of a $2.5 million budget overrun on construction costs. The Oregon Department of Transportation will pay…

County commissioners looking to ‘talk trash’ with residents

The Benton County Board of Commissioners invites the community to “talk trash” this fall by participating in Benton County Talks Trash. The board directed county staff to follow recently released recommendations addressing a wide range of issues relating to solid…

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