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Murals and Signs in Salem

January 3, 2022

The City of Salem would like to address recent concerns circulating in social media about a wall sign on a local business within City limits. We appreciate the quality of the work and its meaning for many in our community. The City’s rules for public art murals and signs do not consider the content or the craftsmanship of public art or signage.

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Prepare for Winter Weather

January 1, 2022

Winter weather is here. Learn more about safe winter tips for your home and driving. Also practice environmentally friendly ice traction.

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Salem Celebrates 2021 Volunteers

December 30, 2021

Salem volunteers contribute thousands of hours of time every year to community neighborhoods, parks, library, Center 50+, emergency responders, and more. We have many opportunities. You can volunteer, too!

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River Road South Reopened

December 29, 2021

River Rd S was reopened to all traffic on December 28, 2021

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Colder Temperatures and Icy Conditions to Continue in Salem

December 26, 2021

Weather forecasts indicate Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley could continue to receive snow across the Valley this evening. Subfreezing temperatures are expected to follow the storm for several days. In anticipation of this continued weather event, City of Salem would like to caution drivers that road conditions could get worse during the evening and early morning hours.

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Snuggle Up Winter Reading Club

December 21, 2021

Sign up for the Snuggle Up Winter Reading Club, read and complete activities in January, and earn a free book to keep.

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Community Survey Recommends New Skate Park Features for Geer Park

December 21, 2021

Over 600 people participated in an online survey to share opinions about the skate park design for Geer Park. Here are some of the key themes from the multitude of thoughtful comments.

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Library December Closures for 2021

December 20, 2021

Salem Public Library will close for city-paid holidays on Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25, then again on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1.

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Find Rain and Flooding Resources Here

December 20, 2021

Follow stream conditions and find sandbag locations

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Reduced Speed Limits Take Effect on 17th Street and 45th Avenue

December 17, 2021

Traffic speed has been permanently reduced on two busy roadways in Salem. On 17th St. (between Mission St. SE and Silverton Rd. NE) the speed limit has been reduced from 30 down to 25 miles-per-hour. On 45th Avenue (from Center St. NE to Sunnyview Rd.)

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What’s happening
Jan. 28
Legislative Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

regularly scheduled meeting

Phone: 503-540-2426

Jan. 31
Council Board & Commission Appointments Committee Meeting11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Council's Board & Commission Appointments Committee meeting

Agenda:

board-and-commission-appointments-committee-2022-01-31.pdf

Phone: 503-588-6255

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6255 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Feb. 01
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Public meeting held the first Tuesday of every month.

Agenda:

February 1, 2022

Phone: 503-588-6303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Virtual Storytime10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited to join Youth Services staff at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday for a WEEKLY virtual storytime. Sign up to receive a Zoom meeting invitation each week, and join us for stories, songs, and rhymes!

Este enero, invitamos a las familias con niños pequeños y preescolares a unirse al personal de los servicios juveniles a las 10:30 a.m. cada martes para una nueva hora de cuentos en línea SEMANAL. ¡Regístrese para recibir una invitación a la reunión por Zoom cada semana, y únase a nosotros para cuentos, canciones, y rimas!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Salem Planning Commission5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

This is a public meeting held on the first and third Tuesday of every month unless cancelled. Please see the agenda for information on how to sign up and provide live public comments.

Agenda:

​Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2315

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2315 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Southwest Association of Neighbors Meeting6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Monthly neighborhood meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link and details.

Agenda:

February 1, 2022

Phone: 503-540-2303

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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