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Salem Movies in the Park

July 18, 2018

The City of Salem presents a new season of “Movies in the Park.” Spend time with family and friends and join us under the stars to watch free, family-friendly movies on a 24-foot screen in the Riverfront Park Amphitheater.

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State Street Corridor Project Plan Adopted by City Council

July 17, 2018

The City Council voted to adopt State Street Corridor Plan project on July 16 following a public hearing

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Salem Residents Invited to See Police Station Plans at July 25 Town Hall

July 13, 2018

The Salem Police station project’s design phase is coming to a close. Residents can get a glimpse of the final plans, at a town hall meeting on July 25 at 6 p.m., in the South Salem High School Library, 1910 Church ST SE.

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Water Quality Test Data

July 13, 2018

Find links to data and data summaries of water quality testing data related to the Spring 2018 water advisory.

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Market Street NE Pavement Replacement July 16-20

July 12, 2018

On Monday, July 16, 2018, the City of Salem will begin replacing asphalt pavement along Market Street NE between 5th Street NE and Cottage Street NE. Market Street NE between Broadway Street NE and Summer Street NE will be closed to through traffic for five days starting Monday, July 16, and ending on Friday, July 20. Detour routes will be in place.

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Charitable, Nonprofit Property Tax Exemption Applications Due August 29, 2018

July 12, 2018

Charitable, nonprofit organizations who own low-income housing can apply for property tax exemptions. Applications for the 2019-20 tax year are due by 4 p.m. August 29, 2018.

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Police Station Project to Host Local Trade Partners Meeting

July 11, 2018

Salem’s new police station project is in full swing. Residents can expect to see more activity as the project winds down the design phase and gets ready for site construction. To encourage local contractor participation in this important project, there will be a special trade partners meeting at the Salem Chamber of Commerce on July 18.

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Proposed Changes to Floodplain Code

July 9, 2018

Changes to Salem Revised Code Chapter 601 are being proposed to maintain compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Middle and High School-Age Performers Sought for Annual Teen Talent Showcase

July 6, 2018

Teen singers, musicians, dancers, magicians, spoken-word artists, it’s your time to shine! Come audition for the annual Night of 1,000 Stars: A Teen Talent Showcase! Auditions are open to anyone of middle or high school-age.

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City of Salem Water Quality Information Resources Available

July 5, 2018

The City of Salem has developed an online resource to help Salem residents and water customers learn more about Salem’s water quality. Featured resources include the latest water sample test data, information on Salem’s new powdered activated carbon pretreatment system, the ELISA water test system that provides same day results, and other useful information for residents and water customers.

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What’s happening
Jul. 21
Salem Area Ravelers1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library
Little Shop of Horrors (PG-13) Singalong2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Jul. 23
Salem Housing Advisory Committee12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Robert Lindsey Tower Community Room
Salem Housing Authority
370 Church St SE
Salem OR 97301
Executive Session5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Salem Housing Authority Commission6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
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