Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls City Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting Thursday focusing on economic impacts from Coronavirus.
Klamath Falls City Manager Nathan Cherpeski says there are two agenda items before council.
“The main purpose of the meeting on Thursday is to discuss city’s response economically.” Explains Cherpeski. “Also to consider a declaration of emergency.”
Cherpeski says council will be considering several options aimed at providing emergency help to local businesses. “Anything from deferring rents that are owed to the city, for city buildings, or potentially deferring some of the utility charges.”
Council will also discuss creating a business assistance fund.
Many council members and city staff will attend by phone or internet.
“There will be a few of us down at City Hall doing it, properly spaced.” Cherpeski notes. “It’s a big room.”
The council meeting is scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon at 3:30.
The meeting will be available to the public by phone, or through ‘Gotomeeting’ online.
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KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.