2023 Year End Report

2023 Year End Report


Following is a summary of City of Turner accomplishments/projects/decisions/actions for 2023:


Major Projects:


  •   Finished the playground area at Turner Lake Park to finish Phase I improvements
  •   Partnered with the Cascade School District to build a new poolhouse at Turner Elementary
  •   Completed two grant-funded projects to ready the Ball Brothers Building for sale.
  •   Paved the parking lot/alley behind City Hall
  •   Completed most of the water pipeline project on 3rd St. and building a new water pump station
  •   Study aimed at determining if the downtown area could be removed from the floodplain almost complete
  •   Initiated an update to our Transportation System Plan
  •   New crosswalk design for 3rd and Delaney almost complete
  •   Partial design completed for Downtown Stormwater Project




  •   Added Crosshill Christian School as a new user for the ballfield at David Sawyer Park
  •   Approved land use code and comprehensive plan updates
  •   Transitioned the front office staff from 1.5 employees to 1.0 employee
  •   Received a grant to do another master plan for Turner Lake Park
  •   Acquired a new police patrol vehicle and a public works truck
  •   Completed negotiations and approved a new labor agreement

Accomplishments continued:


  •   Added maintenance services to our Turner Lake vendor contracts
  •   Purchased a traffic data unit to document speed and traffic volumes
  •   Protected Eastwood Drive by removing some dangerous rocks on the hillside and installing a new fence and barriers
  •   Approved new regulations regarding homeless camping
  •   Started to use the City of Salem for police vehicle maintenance
  •   Held successful Turner Celebration, 4th of July and Taco Tour events
  •   Police Department operating with three police officers
  •   Initiated a review of potentially surplus City properties
  •   Sold the Ball Brothers Building, with vendors moving into place very quickly
  •   Started the process to rezone two properties from industrial to commercial along 3rd St.
  •   Completed updates to the City’s MS4 and TMDL stormwater permits
  •   Initiated a discussion of use of Federal stimulus funds (ARPA)