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City Adds New Intersection Safety Measures

June 26, 2020

Beginning July 1, motorists who exceed the speed limit while driving through high-volume intersections at Commercial and Madrona Ave. SE, Commercial and Kuebler Blvd., and Center St and Hawthorne Ave NE may be captured on camera and issued tickets

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Rosemont Avenue NW Sidewalk Repairs

June 22, 2020

On Monday, June 29, the City of Salem will begin construction of improvements on Rosemont Avenue NW between 8th Street NW and Cascade Drive NW. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to use caution and plan for some delays during the road construction. All improvements are anticipated to be complete by mid-September 2020.

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Winners: 2020 HLC Awards

June 18, 2020

The Salem Historic Landmards Commission is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Historic Preservation Awards! Congratulations to all the award winners.

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Salem Playgrounds and Park Facilities Begin to Open

June 18, 2020

Large events and movies in the park cancelled

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Rain Garden to Sprout at Marion and 15th Streets

June 16, 2020

An empty lot at the corner of Marion and 15th Streets will be transformed into a rain garden. Rain gardens are a type of green stormwater infrastructure designed to help filter pollution of water runoff before it reaches local streams.

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Thirty High School Seniors Awarded Service Honors

June 16, 2020

City of Salem thanks young community members for their efforts

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Cierres temporales de calles el sábado, 13 de junio en el centro de Salem

June 12, 2020

Recomendamos a los conductores que eviten estas áreas y que encuentren rutas alternativas, si es posible. Por favor conduzca con precaución adicional. Se espera que las calles vuelvan abrir a las 5 p.m.

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Saturday, June 13, Street Closures in Downtown Salem

June 12, 2020

Rally and march will start at Capitol

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Forma el Futuro de Geer Park

June 11, 2020

Se necesita su opinion mientras la Cuidad actualiza el plan maestro de Geer Park y se prepara para desarrollar nuevos usos y instalaciones del parque. Visite nuestra casa abierta virtual y realice una encuesta en linea para concer este esfuezo y dejanos saber sus sugerencias.

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Funding Available to Support City of Salem Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

June 9, 2020

City has dedicated $188,000 to provide grants to eligible Salem businesses

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Jul. 13
City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Agenda:

July 13, 2020 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

July 13, 2020 City Council Minutes

Phone: 503-588-6097

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 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

SPL Storytimes at HomeOn Facebook - @spl.oregon

Enjoy a storytime presented by one of our Salem Public Library staff members to view at home! https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome New storytimes in English are posted each Monday and Saturday; new storytimes in Spanish are posted on Thursdays!

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Jul. 14
Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

You will enjoy painting a portrait of either a landscape, floral, animal seascape or still life. In order to attend this class online, you will need a laptop computer, desk computer with camera and microphone, smartphone, or tablet. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. After students have registered for class, instructor Bridget Miller will send more information via email or phone. Last date to register for class is the Friday before each Tuesday class.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Instructor Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Southeast Mill Creek Association Meeting - SEMCA10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Paradise Island Park
3100 Turner RD SE
Salem OR 97302

Regular meeting, masks required.

Agenda:

July 14, 2020

Phone: 503-540-2303

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.

Community Police Review Board meeting 6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Meeting of the Community Police Review Board

Agenda:

Community Police Review Board meeting agenda for July 14, 2020

Phone: 503-540-2371

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 503-540-2371 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Monthly Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board Monthly Meeting to be held as a Digital Meeting, via ZOOM and City of Salem Planning YouTube channel Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 6-8 PM.

Agenda:

https://www.cityofsalem.net/meetingdocs/cultural-tourism-promotion-advisory-board-agenda-packet-2020-07-14.pdf

Phone: 503-540-2361

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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 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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