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Library Holidays for November 2020

November 9, 2020

Salem Public Library Curbside Service and live email/phone/chat service will pause in observance of national holidays in November – Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day) and Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving).

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Alert for Downtown Salem - Threats of Vandalism and Property Damage

November 6, 2020

The City of Salem has been alerted to credible information of activity tomorrow in or near Salem’s downtown with a high likelihood of vandalism and property damage.

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Salem Remembers Victims of Anti-transgender Violence

November 4, 2020

Online event is part of an international movement to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Floating Boat Docks Removed Until Spring at Wallace Marine and Minto Brown Island Parks

November 4, 2020

The City of Salem will remove the floating boat docks at Wallace Marine Park and Minto Brown Island Park on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The floating boat docks are removed in mid–to-late Fall each year to prevent them from damage. They will be reinstalled when water levels recede in the spring.

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Pringle Creek Restoration Project Honored

November 2, 2020

Project opened a section of Pringle Creek near where it joins the Willamette River, next to Salem's Riverfront Park.

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Library Launches New Book Match Service

November 2, 2020

Book Match is a new service from Salem Public Library! Expert librarians create a personalized “just for you” list of reading ideas by request. It’s easy to get started. Interested readers just need to fill out a short survey and the librarian team goes right to work.

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Councilor Cara Kaser Resigns

November 2, 2020

Kaser served on the Police Facility Committee and Water/Wastewater Task Force. Before election, she was active in the Grant Neighborhood Association and Historic Landmark Commission

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Trevor Womack to Serve as Salem’s Next Police Chief

October 31, 2020

Decision process considered community, law enforcement, and department director panels, as well as community questions

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Downtown Salem Division and Liberty Streets NE Improvements Complete; Scheduled to Reopen Nov. 5

October 30, 2020

Division and Liberty St. NE, in the vicinity of the new Salem Police Station, will reopen to all through traffic beginning Thursday, November 5. These street segments have been closed as crews completed several traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle safety improvements. Improvements include new traffic signals, additional on-street parking, landscaping, lighting, sidewalks, and crosswalks.

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Salem Achieves Prestigious American Public Works Association Accreditation

October 30, 2020

The City of Salem Public Works Department was recently awarded full accreditation by American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Council on October 16, 2020. With this prestigious award, the Salem Public Works Department joins the ranks of 160-plus agencies in North America to be awarded APWA Accreditation designation, and the fourth agency in the State of Oregon.

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What’s happening
Nov. 28
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dec. 01
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

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.

Need to Know Tools of Microsoft - Center 50+ online class1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Can you use Microsoft Word? Center 50+ presents this online 3-class course, which will be held Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15. Class will cover styles, paragraph spacing, pictures, tables, and lots of other tidbits that make using Microsoft Word easier. After you register for this course, you'll be emailed a Zoom Guide and a link to a tutorial that shows you how to get onto a Zoom meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Salem Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

This regular meeting of the Salem Planning Commission will take place digitally. Staff Reports and presentations for this meeting will be available at this link, see “Agendas and Meeting Minutes”: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/salem-planning-commission.aspx Please see the agenda for information on how to view or provide testimony for this digital public hearing.

Agenda:

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Phone: 503-540-2304

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 503-540-2304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Human Rights Commission5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.YouTube

Virtual HRC meeting

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SouthWest Association of Neighbors Meeting - SWAN6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular meeting. See agenda for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda:

December 1, 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.

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