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​Read the latest news and find out what the City of Salem is currently working on.

 

Salem Public Library Bond Information

September 20, 2017

Find out more information about the proposed seismic retrofit, Americans with Disabilities Act, and proposed safety improvements and the Council's direction thus far.

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Mission Street Closed Overnight on September 24 for Construction

September 20, 2017

Mission Street SE will be closed to through traffic between Commercial Street SE and Church Street SE from 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 through 6 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017.

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Revitalizing State Street: Family Building Blocks Relief Nursery Replaces Vacant Ice Cream Plant

September 19, 2017

Salem has a plan to revitalize State Street and its adjoining neighborhoods, from 12th to 25th Street, and create a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use corridor.

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Burn Ban No Longer in Effect

September 19, 2017

The City of Salem Fire Code Official is rescinding the total ban on open burning and recreational fires, effective immediately.

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Salem Announces Grants for Cultural and Historic Attractions and Events

September 15, 2017

Grant awards for events range from up to $2,000 for small events to up to $10,000 for large events hosted by non-profit 501(c) organizations listed with the Internal Revenue Service.

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May 15, 2018, Primary Election Information Available

September 13, 2017

The offices of Mayor, of City Councilors for Wards 2, 4, 6, and 8, and of Municipal Court Judge are up for reelection in 2018. September 7, 2017, is the first day you can file to run for office in the City of Salem primary election.

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Lane Closures Along River Road South on September 20-21

September 13, 2017

River Road South between Owens Street SE and Minto Island Road SE will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers on September 20 and September 21, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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A Message from the City Manager: The Homeless Rental Assistance Program

September 11, 2017

Combining $1.4 million in City funds with $1.1 million in federal funding and in-kind support from social service agencies, the Homeless Rental Assistance Program helps individuals find appropriate transitional housing.

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City of Salem Floodplain Management Activities Nets Residents 25 Percent Discount on Flood Insurance Premiums

September 6, 2017

Residents in Salem are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in their flood insurance premiums due to the City’s efforts.

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City of Salem Awarded $3 Million Grant to Upgrade System that Makes Electricity from Wastewater Gas

September 5, 2017

The City received a $3 million grant from Portland General Electric to upgrade its clean power-generation system at the Willow Lake Wastewater Treatment Facility.

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What’s happening
Sep. 25
Finance Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Family Caregiver Seminar - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Cancelled - City Council Work Session5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Urban Renewal Agency Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

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