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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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Recurso de información sobre el agua de la Ciudad de Salem disponible

July 5, 2018

La Ciudad de Salem ha desarrollado un recurso por línea para ayudar a los residentes y clientes aprender más sobre la calidad del agua de Salem. Recursos disponibles incluyen los datos más recién de los resultados del agua, información sobre el sistema de pretratamiento usando carbón activado pulverizado, el sistema para examinar el agua llamada ELISA que le dará resultados a la Ciudad el mismo día, y otra información útil para los residentes y clientes del agua.

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July 4 Drinking Water Quality Update

July 4, 2018

Testing results from water samples taken July 1, July 2 and July 3 confirm Salem’s drinking water is safe for all populations. On July 3, 2018, the City of Salem lifted the drinking water advisory following 12 consecutive days of testing below EPA Health Advisory levels.

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What’s happening
Jul. 17
Northeast Neighbors (NEN)6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301
North East Salem Community Association (NESCA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library
Jul. 18
Mayor's International Council July meeting 10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Anderson Room B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Jenks Music11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Books For Lunch12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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