PHOTO PROVIDED - The City of Creswell has recognized April as “Creswell Grange Month.” From left: mayor Dave Stram, Creswell Grange president Patrick Dearth, Loreen Huffman, Nita Lose, Eileen Yearous, Mark Yearous, Priscilla Phillips, Carolin Pettit and Martin McClure.

City of Creswell recognizes “Creswell Grange Month” 

■ On Tuesday, April 5, Creswell Mayor David Stram met with a group of Creswell Grange officers and members to announce “Creswell Grange Month” - a proclamation from the City of Creswell recognizing the Creswell Grange for its work serving the community and its history. Receiving the Proclamation from Mayor Stram was Creswell Grange President Patrick Dearth. 

PHOTO PROVIDED - The City of Creswell recognized April as "Creswell Grange Month." Pictured are Creswell mayor Dave Stram and Creswell Grange president Patrick Dearth during the certificate presentation.

Community invited to Creswell Grange’s Open House April 30

■ On Saturday, April 30, the Creswell Grange (274 W. Oregon Ave.) will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can enjoy light refreshments, pick up free vegetable seedlings, and learn more about Creswell Grange’s community service projects, activities, and history. For kids, there will be free Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin seedlings, so they can grow their own Halloween pumpkins! The Grange will also give away pre-owned children’s books. Free items will be available while supplies last. 

Lane County Commissioner candidate forum April 30

■ On Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m. the public is invited to a Candidates Forum with the two candidates for Lane County Commissioner representing Creswell, Cottage Grove, Springfield and East Lane County. Both Incumbent Commissioner Heather Buch and Challenger Kyle Blain have agreed to appear at the forum. Moderator for the event will be The Chronicle Executive Editor, Erin Tierney. The forum will be held at the Creswell Grange Hall, 274 W. Oregon Avenue, Creswell. The Creswell Grange is developing a list of questions for the candidates, and the public is called to submit questions they would like answered. Questions for the candidates can be emailed to [email protected]  

City of Springfield seeks input for development code update 

■ The City of Springfield is proposing updates to the Springfield Development Code as part of its Development Code Update Project. The proposed updates are to help ensure that the Springfield Development Code is easy to understand, more streamlined, and supports development. Additionally, the proposed changes will help the City implement changes that fit Springfield in response to the new state- required middle housing laws (HB 2001) as well as other new state laws and will incorporate the new laws into the City’s code language. 

The City is seeking input from community members and invites them to provide feedback on the proposed changes. A joint public hearing will be held with Springfield City Council and Lane County Board of County Commissioners at 7 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2022, in-person at Springfield City Hall and an online meeting via Zoom. Go to to review the proposed changes and provide written comments prior to the joint public hearing. If community members wish to make oral statements or provide verbal testimony it must be given at the joint public hearing.