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City Council Public Hearing on Multifamily Housing Design Jan. 27

January 14, 2020

The City Council will hold a public hearing January 27 on proposed code changes resulting from the Multifamily Housing Design project.

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Picking-up Holds While Salem Public Library is on the Move

January 10, 2020

If you regularly pick up your holds at the Main Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, your hold location will automatically switch to the West Salem Branch, 385 Glen Creek Rd. NW., from Feburary 2-18 while the Main Library moves to a temporary facility. You can also customize your hold pick up locations with a few easy steps.

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Salem to Address Downtown Health and Safety Concerns

January 8, 2020

On Thursday, January 9, the City of Salem will temporarily close two sidewalks in downtown Salem and several nearby parking spaces to clean and sanitize the areas on Center Street where people resting in the public right of way have left accumulations of garbage and waste. On Friday, clean-up will continue on Liberty Street.

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Snuggle Up Winter Reading Club sign up is open!

January 6, 2020

It’s cold outside, which means it’s a great time for children, teens, and families to snuggle up with some great books and earn a new book by keeping track of your daily reading in February. Print out a reading calendar or pick up a copy at Floor 3 Children’s Ask Here Desk or the West Salem Branch Ask Here Desk. Mark off or color in each day you read or listen to books, and bring your completed reading calendar to the Salem Library at Broadway or West Salem branch in March to claim a free book for your home library.

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Packing, Planning Continues as Library Move Nears

December 31, 2019

Staff at Salem Public Library are packing and planning for the Main Branch closure to complete the Salem Public Library Seismic and Safety Upgrade. The project will mean temporary relocation to the Salem Public Library at Broadway, at 1400 Broadway Street NE.

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Three-term Former Mayor Mike Swaim Dies

December 31, 2019

Mayor worked for "equality for all, quality of life and to protect the environment:

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Jan. 27
Salem Housing Advisory Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Housing Authority
360 Church Street SE
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting of the Salem Housing Advisory Committee.

Agenda:

Agenda Salem Housing Advisory Committe January 27, 2020

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes Salem Housing Advisory Committee

Phone: 503-373-3801

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 503-373-3801 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Family Caregiver Seminar - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Come and learn the ins and outs about Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. This free presentation will be targeted to the caregiver, starting with an overview of the basics and then diving into tools and resources that are available to help manage difficult behaviors. Call 503-588-6303 to register. Presented in partnership with the Among Friends Adult Day Respite and Time with Friends Programs, with additional support by NorthWest Senior & Disability Services.

Presenter: Dara Queen, Senior Helpers

Phone: 503-588-6303

Finance Committee Meeting 4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Traffic Control Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301

The Salem City Council Finance Committee is a standing committee of the City Council whose purpose is to advise the City Council and City Manager on financial policy, planning, and management issues.

Agenda:

January 27, 2020

Phone: 503-588-6040

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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 503-588-6040 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Executive Session of the City Council5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301

Executive Session - ORS 192.660(2)(e) - Real Property Transactions.

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

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.

Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting of the Salem Housing Authority Commission

Agenda:

Salem Housing Authority Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

​Salem Housing Authority Meeting Minutes

Phone: 503-373-3801

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 503-373-3801 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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:

​January 27, 2020 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

January 27, 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.

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