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8th Annual Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Summit

December 11, 2018

Engineers, builders, developers, contractors, architects, planners, landscapers and municipal crews are invited to attend the 8th annual Erosion and Stormwater Management Summit. Attendees can earn up to 6 credit hours of training. Early-bird registration is available.

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South Salem Connect Selected as New Neighborhood Partnership Area

December 7, 2018

South Salem Connect was selected as the 2019-2020 Neighborhood Partnership area. With City support, this group of neighbors and community partners in south Salem will focus on improving social connectivity and active transportation in south Salem over the next two years.

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The Great Screen-Free Challenge

December 1, 2018

Kids who take the screen-free pledge to go screen-free for 7 days (and keep it) will be treated to the Kids’ Late Night Party: Harry Potter Edition, the Sequel, a fun-filled evening of crafts, activities, and treats from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, January 25 on Floors 2 and 3 at Salem Public Library.

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Uniquely Original Concert Showcases Local Singer/songwriters

November 30, 2018

Four area singer/songwriters will join together for a night of music on Friday, December 7 in Loucks Auditorium.

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Task Force Recommends Revenue Options to Sustain Current City Services

November 30, 2018

On November 28, 2018, the City of Salem’s Sustainable Services Revenue Task Force recommended three possible new sources of revenue for City Council consideration. The Task Force recommendation included advice to consider phasing or timing one or more of the following revenue options: an operating fee, an employee-paid payroll tax, and a local gas tax. While a local gas tax is required to be submitted to voters, the Task Force also recommended the two other options be referred. A full report of the Task Force’s recommendation will be presented to the City Council in January 2019.

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Library Works to Maintain Dynamic Collection

November 30, 2018

The City of Salem Library works to keep its collection up to date with relevant, timely, and popular choices as defined by the Salem community. Collection maintenance helps create a vibrant, appealing collection that meets the community’s needs and it frees up shelf space for the constant arrival of the new materials.

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Dec. 15
Homemade Holidays for Adults: Last Minute Gifts2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
Dec. 17
Finance Committee Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
City Council Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
West Salem Neighborhood Association7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Roth’s Fresh Markets
1130 Wallace RD NW
Salem OR 97304
Dec. 18
South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.Westminister Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S
Speak Up! Teen Book Club4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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