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 By Erin Tierney    News    January 17, 2019 

Charges outline possible levy, fee changes

At the first Creswell City Council meeting of 2019 on Jan. 7, Richard Zettervall called to order his first meeting as mayor, Councilor Amy Knudsen became the new council president and council... Full story

 By Aliya Hall    News    December 27, 2018

Analysis: Land will accommodate economic growth

At the fourth Community Advisory Committee Land Needs Analysis meeting on Dec. 7, ECONorthwest and the City of Creswell shifted their focus from residential to commercial and industrial. Preliminary...

 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

Stram's last hoorah, other council biz

It was Creswell Mayor Dave Stram's last hoorah at this week's city council meeting. He began by recounting all the steps, favors, good graces and helping hands that guided him through his six years of... Full story

 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

City gets feedback on yard debris proposal

City staff and council have been receiving feedback about the proposed Sanipac yard debris pick-up service, a result of a mailed survey regarding potentially implementing a yard debris service in...

 By Erin Tierney    News    December 13, 2018

What makes you feel safe, unsafe, in Creswell?

Creswell Public Safety Committee and Creswell City Council are beginning to look at the issue of safety in Creswell through a different lens. Everyone has heard it, and many have complained: our city...

 By Erin Tierney    News    December 6, 2018

GENERAL ELECTION UPDATE - Council write-in candidate revealed

Official election results from the Nov. 6 general election were released on Nov. 26, and so was the name of the previously undisclosed write-in candidate champ for Creswell City Council. There were...

 By Erin Tierney    News    November 29, 2018

Park design input opp is Saturday

You can get hands-on with park design input on Dec. 1 at City Hall. Creswell will be all decked out for Christmas with events ongoing throughout the community during the day on Saturday, but City...

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 29, 2018

Safley steps aside

Lloyd Safley said he is not a quitter, but after 36 years serving on the Planning Commission, he decided the time has come to "step aside" from the committee. "It's not an easy thing to do," he said....

 By Aliya Hall    News    November 8, 2018

Potential housing policies drafted

The City of Creswell and ECONorthwest have moved forward with drafting potential housing policies for an update to the city's Comprehensive Plan Housing Element (CPHE), as well as an action plan to im...


MAYOR'S RACE 2018 Q&A with Gary Mounce & Richard Zettervall

What style of leadership does the City of Creswell need right now? MOUNCE: Collaborative, visionary, able to effectively maneuver through the minutia of city government; ability to stand for all...


Lots of activity at Cobalt Activity Center Council OKs tobacco licensing, airport loan, more

More good news for those looking to get in better shape on the north side of town. City Manager Michelle Amberg said at this week's city council meeting that she got a phone call last week from the...

 By Erin Tierney    News    September 6, 2018

City admin seeks title change

Council was tasked to consider whether to use the title of "city administrator" versus "city manager" for Administrator Michelle Amberg's position at last week's city council meeting. "The terms are...

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 30, 2018

Creswell needs safer routes to school

Next week we again become witness to that parade of idling cars in front of schools as parents line up, drop off and pick up their kids to and fro school each weekday. In the 1970s, nearly half the...

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 30, 2018

City wants outdoor exercise equipment for Cobalt

Creswell senior citizens may soon have another way to exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Creswell city council this week approved a request to use of SDCs to fund an outdoor exercise park at the...

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 16, 2018

Council hears updates on Whistle Stop, Killingsworth properties

Code Enforcement Officer Shelley Humble updated council on the Whistle Stop property at this week's Creswell City Council meeting. The days of demolition for the 213 S. Mill St. building are nearing....


August 15th – City Hall Selfie Day - #CityHallSelfie

August 15 is the day to snap a selfie in front of City Hall. Be sure to tag your selfie with #CityHallSelfie. This is your chance to show your pride in Creswell's City Hall. Award Categories: Best...

 By Erin Tierney    News    July 19, 2018

Council determines top, bottom legislative priorities for 2019

Creswell City Council this month determined their top and bottom legislative priorities for 2019 and submitted their rankings to the League of Oregon Cities (LOC). Council participated as a survey,...

 By Erin Tierney    News    July 12, 2018

City council meeting brief recap

This week's Creswell city council meeting hit on topics of vehicle storage on the streets, additional dwelling units and graffiti removal. In brief: A public hearing was held regarding accessory...


Creswell to begin processing building permits through e-permit

The City of Creswell will begin accepting building permits online through the state sponsored ePermitting system. The system will allow applicants to submit online applications and attach plans and...


City highlights 2018-19 budget. Part 2

PERSONNEL SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS A salary schedule was developed in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014/15. Each fiscal year, employee evaluations are given in January and employees are considered for a step...

 By Michelle Amberg    News    May 3, 2018

Briefs from the city administrator

Sprinkler spruce-up When it comes to a home's irrigation system, a little maintenance goes a long way. Homes with clock timer-controlled irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors tha... Full story

 By Erin Tierney    News    May 3, 2018

City Administrator gets pay raise

City Council approved a pay raise for Creswell City Administrator Michelle Amberg at their April regularly scheduled meeting. Administrator Amberg's annual salary was $111,383.34. In April, council ap...


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