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Detours Expected Near Riverfront Park Entrance

August 2, 2021

Portland & Western Pacific Railroad is scheduled to perform track repairs on Union Street at the entrance to Riverfront Park. The work will impact drivers and park patrons starting August 6 at 7 a.m. to August 10 until noon.

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Protect Yourself from Heat Illness When Temperatures Climb

July 29, 2021

Take health precautions, especially during the heat of the day, and don't forget children and pets

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We are continuing our celebration of our 45th year as a Tree City USA

July 29, 2021

We are continuing the celebration of the City of Salem’s 45th year as a Tree City USA. Enter the Tree City USA poe-“tree” contest and submit your poem following the theme “If I Were a Tree”.

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Help Honor Salem's Volunteers

July 28, 2021

Volunteers will be recognized in nine different categories; Nominate your choices by August 19, 2021

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Share Your Art - Submit through August 15

July 22, 2021

Artists of all ages are invited to share their creations through Salem Public Library this summer, through an Art Gallery for Children and an Art Contest for Teens and Adults.

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Salem Welcomes Athletes for IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon

July 19, 2021

IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon will take place on Sunday, July 25, 2021, beginning at 6 a.m. in Riverfront Park. The areas surrounding the more than 70-mile race course will remain open to the public but significant crowds and limited parking should be expected. Several road closures are planned around Minto-Brown Island Park, Riverfront Park, and River Rd. S. Signs are posted in these areas warning drivers of the traffic impacts that may occur throughout the day.

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Willamette Slough Habitat Restoration Continues

July 16, 2021

The aquatic invasive plant, Ludwigia hexapetala, is choking the Willamette Slough, limiting recreation opportunities and wildlife habitat. The City and Willamette Riverkeeper are working together to improve this vital habitat and recreation area.

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Homelessness Navigation Center Moves Forward

July 15, 2021

City Council approves $5 million state grant and property purchase

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Partners Needed Immediately for Limited Duration Women’s Shelter in Salem

July 15, 2021

The City of Salem is asking land and business owners in Salem to partner in providing temporary shelter space for women experiencing homelessness.

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What’s happening
Aug. 05
Grant Neighborhood Association Meeting6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda:

August 5, 2021

Phone: 503-540-2303

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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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

East Lancaster Neighborhood Association Meeting - ELNA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.First Free Will Baptist Church
1390 45th St NE
Salem OR 97301

Annual meeting. Please contact the Chair for the Zoom meeting link. Meeting will also be in person.

Agenda:

August 5, 2021

Phone: 503-540-2303

Learn more

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 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Aug. 07
SPL Storytime at Home9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Aug. 09
Salem Housing Authority Commission Meeting6:00 p.m.7:00 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 Commission Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

Salem Housing Authority Commission 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.To Be Determined

Regular Meeting of the City Council

View meeting in real-time on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21 or CC:Media You Tube Channel

Submit comments on agenda items no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at [email protected]

Real-time public comment and testimony may also be provided during the meeting via Zoom. Please pre-register between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at Public Comment at Salem City Council Meeting

Agenda:

August 9, 2021 City Council agenda

Meeting Minutes:

August 9, 2021 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.

Urban Renewal Agency6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.To Be Determined

Regular Meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency

Agenda:

https://salem.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Phone: 5930588-6097

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 5930588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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