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New Artwork Planned for Salem to Commemorate Passage of Oregon's Bottle Bill

August 16, 2018

To commemorate the groundbreaking Oregon Bottle Bill, and the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), the City of Salem partnered with OEC for a new art installation by celebrated artists Lillian Pitt, and Mikel and Saralyn Hilde.

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Beat the heat and be safe: Hot weather safety and fire prevention tips

August 10, 2018

With the projected warmer weather this week, the City of Salem reminds everyone that additional steps should be taken to maintain health and prevent fires. High heat can impact the health of people and pets. Also, due to increased temperatures and lower fuel moistures, the risk of fire ignition and fire spread is magnified.

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Proposed changes to how CDBG and HOME funds are used in our community

August 10, 2018

The City of Salem annually receives HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Consolidated Action Plan describes how the City of Salem and the Salem/Keizer Consor¬tium will spend federal funds over a five-year period for activities serving low- and moderate-income persons, the homeless, and persons with special needs in our community.

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How Salem assisted low income, homeless, and persons with special needs in our community

August 10, 2018

The City of Salem annually receives HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Consolidated Action Plan describes how the City of Salem and the Salem/Keizer Consor¬tium spent the federal funds over a one-year period for activities serving low- and moderate-income persons, the homeless, and persons with special needs in our community.

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Get Creative with the Salem Library's I AM project

August 3, 2018

The Salem Public Library invites everyone to respond to the prompt "I Am..." with a drawing, short story, poem, painting, photograph, or statement.

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Volunteer Recognition Nominations Sought for 2018

August 3, 2018

Nominations must be received by September 24. Outstanding volunteer contributions by youths, teachers, schools, businesses, and neighborhood groups will be recognized at a celebration October 29, 2018.

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Salem Task Force Recommends Several Downtown Homeless Solutions

August 2, 2018

Salem’s Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force held their final meeting on Aug. 1, 2018 and approved moving a number of recommendations forward to Mayor Chuck Bennett

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2019-2020 Neighborhood Partnership Program Applications Available

August 1, 2018

Are you looking to make a difference in your Salem neighborhood? The City of Salem is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Neighborhood Partnership Program. The partnership program focuses a neighborhood’s strengths to solve problems. Examples include increased crime prevention efforts, education and empowerment of residents, and cleaner streets and parks.

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Library's Teen Advisory Board accepting applications

July 31, 2018

The Salem Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is seeking middle and high school-aged applicants interested in gaining leadership skills and volunteer hours while improving the Teen Scene area at Salem Public Library.

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Library Summer Reading Wrap-up for 2018

July 31, 2018

Registered participants in the 2018 Summer Reading Club who have completed at least 10 hours of reading/listening to stories this summer are encouraged to turn in their time in exchange for prizes.

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What’s happening
Aug. 22
Movies in Teen Scene: Everything, Everything3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Salem Urban Development, Community Services, and Housing Commission Meeting3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Human Rights LGBTQ Rights Task Force6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.City Manager’s Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Hearings Officer5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301
Scrabble Club6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Center 50+ Annual Maintenance ClosureCenter 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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