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Eight Ways Salem is Working for You

August 5, 2019

It can be hard to keep track of all the things the City of Salem does every day. Here’s a few of the biggest projects, initiatives and events that we are working on.

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TumbleBookLibrary for Kids

August 5, 2019

Parents and caregivers can find a terrific variety of online stories and readalongs available from TumbleBooks with a Salem Public Library card. You can also download the app available from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

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Library contractor seeks "best-value" in subcontractor

August 5, 2019

Salem’s own Cherry City Electric was named the new electrical subcontractor for the upcoming Salem Public Library Improvement project.

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Salem responds to growing concerns of activities in public right of way, including sidewalks and parking strips.

August 2, 2019

Salem’s City Council will consider a new rule to address the impacts of behaviors in the public right of way citywide, ,, by restricting sleeping on the sidewalk throughout Salem between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., when parks, service provider dayrooms, and other spaces and resources are available. The new rule aims to ensure all of Salem remains welcoming to all visitors by keeping sidewalks and public spaces clean, and provides another reason to make contact with those in need and help direct them to the appropriate shelters or service.

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Summer Reading Club Wraps Up August 15 and 16

August 2, 2019

The last day for Salem Public Library Summer Reading Club participants to submit prize drawing tickets is coming up on Thursday, August 8. Partipants who earned party invitations should save the dates – August 15 for preschool and elementary-aged readers; August 16 for middle and high school-aged readers.

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August Update on Salem’s Drinking Water

August 1, 2019

Salem’s drinking water remains clean and safe to drink thanks to updates to equipment and treatment processes made over the past year.

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Aug. 19
City Council Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Our Salem Update - Joint City Council Work Session with Salem Planning Commission

Agenda:

August 19, 2019 City Council Work Session Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

August 19, 2019 City Council Work Session 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.

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Street Cars of Salem6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Brush up on your Salem history with this fascinating class about the days when street cars were in use here.

Presenter: Mark Kavanagh

Phone: 503-588-6303

West Salem Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304

Regular Meeting

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

Phone: 503-540-2303

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This is an open, public meeting 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.

Aug. 20
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Presentation and Tour with Park Ranger9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy a presentation at the Riverfront Pavillion, followed by a guided walk into Minto-Brown Island Park with knowledgable Park Ranger Mike Zieker. Please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be approximately 3-5 miles of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Presenter: Mike Zieker

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Ink Blot Art10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun expressing your creative side with this free class! All ages welcome. Taught by experienced art instructor Stacie Clark. The Plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303

South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Westminister Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in South Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, all Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

Phone: 503-315-8924

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