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You Can Now Search Salem’s Commercial and Industrial Land Online

October 17, 2019

The City of Salem’s new land search tool is now LIVE. This online tool has been designed for residents, developers, and realtors to use to find out about potential vacant or underdeveloped land in the City or specific neighborhoods. The map highlights industrial and commercial zoned buildable land that has a level of vacancy, or room to be further developed, based on the size of the building or buildings and the remaining property.

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Find Your Salem Connection

October 15, 2019

The 2019 Community Survey says Salem citizens are interested in hearing more about what’s going at the City of Salem. Every week, Salem Connection provides updates on current projects and activities.

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Salem's Annual Stormwater Report Now Open for Public Comment

October 11, 2019

Cleaning storm drains, sweeping streets, building and maintaining water quality facilities, and providing Clean Streams educational opportunities are a few of the activities the City of Salem takes to protect the water quality in local streams. Review the report to learn more about the actions the City takes. Give us feedback. The report is open for public comment from Friday, October 11 until Friday, October 25, 2019.

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Local Youth Committee is ready to help “Break the Stigma”

October 11, 2019

The 11th annual ILEAD Youth Leadership Summit is set for Sat., Nov. 2, 2019. This free, one-day event is open to any high school-aged teen living in Marion County. The summit will empower and equip teens to be less afraid to talk about mental health with friends, family, school counselors, and in the community through guest speakers (including a youth panel), workshop breakout sessions, a documentary screening of “Screenagers: Next Chapter”, and interactive games.

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Salem Residents Satisfied with Core Services, Concerned About Homelessness

October 10, 2019

Consistent with responses since 2016, almost nine of 10 residents are generally satisfied with core City services including police and fire protection, parks and recreation, library, and water and sewer services. Residents also expressed satisfaction with the City’s protection of our natural environment and support of arts and culture. Compared with survey responses from 2016, there is a growing concern about whether residents feel their neighborhoods are getting a fair share of City resources. Overall, about four in 10 residents think the City is headed in the right direction. Homelessness and affordable housing remain top concerns. More residents (41%) list these issues as most important for Salem.

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Council to Consider Proposed Changes to Floodplain Overlay Zone Code October 14, 2019

October 9, 2019

Salem Revised Code Chapter 601 is proposed for modification in compliance with the model floodplain overlay zone ordinance approved by the State of Oregon and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Oct. 23
Cancelled - Literary Discussion Group1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Join other readers to discuss contemporary and classic literature. Free and open to the public. Note: Beginning with the October 9 meeting, the weekly meetings of the Literary Discussion Group will move to the IKE Box, 299 Cottage St. NE.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Hearings Officer Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Agenda:

​Agenda

CU-SPR19-05 Staff Report

Phone: 503-540-2347

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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 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Note: Beginning Wednesday, November 6, Scrabble Club meetings will be moved to Broadway Commons.

Phone: 503-364-7724

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Oct. 24
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.West Salem Boys & Girls Club
925 Gerth ST NW
Salem
OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

Downtown Advisory Board12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.Urban Development Department
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301

This is the regular meeting of the Salem Downtown Advisory Board.

Agenda:

https://www.cityofsalem.net/meetingdocs/downtown-advisory-board-agenda-2019-10-24.pdf.pdf

Phone: 503-588-6178

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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 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Cancelled - Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library

WYTT members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, etc. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen.

Beginning with the October 3 meeting, weekly meetings of Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow will move to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty St. SE.

Phone: 503-371-1366

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