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Ciudad de Salem: Hoja de ruta para la reapertura limitada de servicios en persona

June 29, 2020

Mientras que la Ciudad se está preparando para reabrir algunas oficinas que han sido cerradas al servicio en persona, tenemos en cuenta la orientación de las agencias de salud pública sobre la disminución de la propagación del virus al mantener el distanciamiento social, la limpieza frecuente de superficies compartidas y el uso de cubrebocas

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Mayor Cheers “Great Work” around COVID-19 Efforts in Salem

June 26, 2020

Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett cheered “the great work everyone has done in Salem as we move forward” in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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Visit Virtual Public Works Day at Riverfront Park

June 26, 2020

Get a glimpse into the Public Works Department by viewing the Virtual Public Works Day.

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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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Welcome Back to Downtown Salem; Enjoy Expanded Outdoor Dining and Retail

June 18, 2020

Pilot program is designed to help businesses as they reopen with pandemic restrictions

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Jul. 06
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. 07
Cancelled - 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.

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

Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

This regular meeting of the Salem Planning Commission will take place online. If you are interested in viewing this meeting LIVE, you can view this meeting using any computer, tablet, or smart phone via YouTube, link provided below. 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 TO VIEW THIS MEETING LIVE: Please view this meeting LIVE on YouTube from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Agenda:

Agenda

Phone: 503-540-2347

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 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

SouthWest Association of Neighbors Meeting - SWAN6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Fircrest Park
955 Luradel AVE S
Salem OR 97302

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

July 7, 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.

Storywalk in the ParkBush's Pasture Park
600 Mission ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Salem Public Library and Salem Parks are teaming up to encourage families to get outside, go for a walk, and share a story in the park. Follow the numbers along the trail to read the story, and share your experience with the library on Facebook or e-mail at [email protected]

Storywalk Dates and Locations:

Bush Park – June 23 to July 7

Englewood Park – July 7 to July 21

Riverfront Park – July 21 to August 4th

Phone: 503-588-6315

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