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Open Burning Banned Through April 18

April 14, 2021

Dry, windy weather prompts precautions

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Trouble Paying Your Utilities? Help is Available

April 13, 2021

We can work with you to keep your utilities on and provide relief from past-due bills

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Start Planning Now, Check out the 2021 City of Salem Parks and Recreation Activities Line-up

April 13, 2021

With so many different outdoor recreation and sports offerings this year, we invite you to register online to come out and play in Salem.

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Council Approves Three Projects to Boost Water System Resilience

April 13, 2021

Design work approved for Geren Island filter, Turner pump station and Sleep Hollow waterline

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City of Salem Presents Proposed 2022 Budget April 14

April 8, 2021

The $657.5 million budget is the City's financial plan to provide services to the Sallem community; sign up to provide virtual testimony the day of the meeting, or submit comments by mail

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Make Your Voice Heard on Salem’s Future at Gen Z Forums

April 7, 2021

Join one of three forums for ages 14-22 to share your ideas for Salem’s future.

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Drinking Water Improvements Continue with Waterline Extension on Sunnyside Road SE

April 7, 2021

As part of continuing efforts to provide a safe and resilient City of Salem water system, new water line construction on Sunnyside Road SE between Woodmansee Street SE and Boone Road SE will begin in late April, 2021. Construction and re-paving will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is part of the larger efforts in Woodmansee Park to improve and expand the City of Salem’s existing Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) system.

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Join the Mid-Willamette Eco-Challenge Team for Earth Month

April 6, 2021

Celebrate Earth Month by joining the Mid-Willamette Eco-Challenge Team to take action to help protect the environment.

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Learn How to Assess Your Storm-Damaged Trees

April 6, 2021

The Urban Forester has compiled resources to help you assess your tree and its future

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Mayor Urges Salem to Take a Stand Against Child Abuse

April 2, 2021

Committee encourages residents to paint the town blue in support and partner with local organizations

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What’s happening
Apr. 14
Budget Committee Meeting6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Presentation of the Proposed FY 2022 Budget message, review of Result Areas: Welcoming and Livable Community and Natural Environment Stewardship View on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBiuiai1u5c Sign up for public comment: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/Public-Comment-at-Salem-City-Council-Meeting.aspx

Agenda:

April 14, 2021

Phone: 503-588-6130

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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 503-588-6130 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

South Central Association of Neighbors Meeting-SCAN6:30 p.m.8:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

April 14, 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.

Morningside Neighborhood Association Meeting 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

April 14, 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.

Apr. 15
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Salem Public Library

Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

This is a public meeting held on the third thursday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2304

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 503-540-2304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Northgate Neighborhood Association Meeting6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

April 15, 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.

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