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The Corvallis City Council meets in a work session at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.

Councilors are scheduled to discuss plans to renew the city’s local option property tax levy. Councilors cannot make decisions at a work session, but Thursday’s meeting is scheduled to provide initial direction on what might be included in a renewal of the levy.

The levy also will be discussed at two council meetings and two more work sessions before an April 16 council meeting at which the renewed levy will be referred to the voters for the November election.

In other public meetings:


• Ward 7 Councilor Bill Glassmire will be the government comment corner guest from 10 a.m. to noon at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.


• The Corvallis City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University, 875 S.W. 26th St. and will hold a public hearing on its annexation policies. Deliberations also are set for the Good Samaritan, Caldwell Farms and Marys annexations, which are scheduled in that order. The only other items on the agenda are the consent agenda, mayor, council and city manager reports and community comments. The record is closed on the three annexations, but residents can testify during the annexation policy hearing. Monday’s Gazette-Times will feature a story previewing the annexation issues.


• The Corvallis Airport Advisory Board meets at 7 a.m. at the Madison room.

• The Benton County Board of Commissioners meet in a work session at 9 a.m. in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St. in Corvallis. The agenda will include a budget report, potential budget amendments and an update on a regional economic development survey.

• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at noon in the county boardrooms on the vacation of Water Lane near Alpine. The board will also discuss workers compensation coverage for volunteers and consider dedicating right of way on Northwest Sparks Avenue.

• The Philomath Park Advisory meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall,. 980 Applegate St. to welcome new members, discuss naming the North 11th Street park and work on plans for the 2018 music in the park program.

• The Corvallis Downtown Parking Committee meets at 5 p.m. at the Madison room. On the agenda is a discussion of reinstalling parking meters in the 100 block of Southwest Adams Avenue.

The Adair Village Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 6030 William R. Carr Ave. and will hold a public hearing on a subdivision proposal for 1.02 acres of land on the east side of William R. Carr south of Laurel Drive.


• The Community Involvement and Diversity Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the Madison room.

• The Corvallis Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. No public hearings are scheduled. Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the historic preservation plan and a request to initiate land development code text amendments on improvements required for development.

• The Corvallis-Benton County Library Advisory Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the library.


• The Corvallis Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1310 SW Avery Park Drive.


• The Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way in Corvallis.

Feb. 10

• Ward 1 Councilor Penny York will be the 10 a.m. to noon government comment corner guest at the library.

Contact reporter James Day at or 541-758-9542. Follow at or



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