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Mermaid sisters perform a song-and-dance routine during a dress rehearsal for "The Little Mermaid" at the Majestic Theatre on Oct. 30. The Majestic is pitching an idea to be a permanent part of the Corvallis Park and Recreation Department.

Here is a look at public meetings scheduled for the coming days.


• The Corvallis City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. On the agenda are a new contract for the city attorney, a new fee schedule for ride-share and taxi firms and the annual utility rate review.


• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 9 a.m. in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St. in Corvallis. The agenda includes fee changes, the vacation of Water Lane, right of way and easements on Evergreen Road, authorization of debt for building improvements and the North Albany Master Plan.

• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will meet at noon in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St. in Corvallis. The agenda includes formally adopting the Asbahr-Pilkington Road District and authorizing debt for $7 million in building improvements.

• A public forum on the Move to Amend campaign is set for 7 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. The group aims to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision on election financing. The guest speaker is Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, national director of Move to Amend.

• The Philomath Park Advisory board meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St.

• The Marys Peak Alliance is hosting an event at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. Reporter Bennett Hall and photographer Anibal Ortiz of the Gazette-Times will discuss their coverage of the solar eclipse, and teachers Jen Davis and Vicki Hurlak and Marys Peak guides Phil Hays and Bob Lillie will talk about a project that has brought 1,500 students to the peak in the past four years.

• The Adair Village City Council meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 6030 William R. Carr Ave. to discuss contracts for the community service office and the city administrator.

• The Corvallis Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the fire station. The board will discuss a proposal to make the Majestic Theater a permanent part of Parks and Recreation Department operations.


• The Corvallis Police Review Advisory Board meets at 3 p.m. at the Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive.

• The Community Involvement and Diversity Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave. On the agenda are discussions of its empowerment grant program and a proposed land-use requirement for predevelopment neighborhood meetings and a  recommendation on free meeting space for neighborhood associations.

• The Corvallis Planning Commissions meets at the special time of 5:30 p.m. at the fire station to discuss annexation proposals that might result in houses on 118- and 16-acre parcels off of Southwest West Hills Road and an expansion of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. See Tuesday’s Gazette-Times for a preview of the meeting.

• A public forum on legislative efforts to produce a clean energy jobs bill is set for 7 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. On hand will be Oregon State Sen. Sara Gelser, Shilpa Joshi, coalition director of Renew Oregon, Nicole Hams, Oregon State University student representing the NAACP and Greg Creal of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

• The Corvallis-Benton County Library Advisory Board meets at 7:30 at the library and will continue its discussion of a study of library space needs and possible plans for expansion.


• The Corvallis City Council will meet in a 4 p.m. work session at the Madison room. Councilors will receive a report on the transportation system plan update and discuss a council self-evaluation.

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



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