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Ludwigia Treatment Resumes September 13 in Slough

September 9, 2021

Recreational users are advised to steer clear of the slough during treatment and for 24 hours after the last scheduled treatment day to limit potential exposure to herbicides and to ensure maximum treatment effect

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Salem Observes 20th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

September 9, 2021

Traditional observances include moments of silence and day of service

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Free Lunchtime Talks Resume on Getting Ready for Disaster

September 2, 2021

Join Home Hazard Hunts workshop on September 8 at noon on Zoom

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Celebrate Wildlife for National Wildlife Day Sept. 4

September 1, 2021

Looking at three different Oregon wildlife – great blue heron, osprey, and beaver - for National Wildlife Day on September 4.

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City Postpones Library, Center 50+ Reopening Celebrations Due to Increasing COVID Infection Rates

August 31, 2021

New book drops open on Liberty Street, curbside service expected to resume soon

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Parking Update at Renovated Main Library

August 30, 2021

Renovations at Salem Public Library extend beyond the library walls and include an update to how parking is handled for visitors to the building. Visitors now have three hours of free parking each day in the library lot at the Main Library. Additional time is .75 cents/hour from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Parking is free after 6 p.m. and all day Sundays. Traffic is now one-way through the parking garade, with entry only from Liberty Street and all visitors will need to enter their license plate number into the parking kiosk near the entrance.

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Renovated Library Provides a Fresh Canvas for Public Art

August 27, 2021

Visitors to the renovated Salem Public Library will experience a light-filled interior with books, new spaces for reading and meeting, and redesigned areas for children and youth. They will also delight in a striking reinstallation of public art. More than 70 artworks, including some that were originally purchased for the Civic Center’s opening in 1972, have returned to the library in new locations as the two-year seismic upgrade has been completed.

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27th Ave Between Boone Rd SE and Kuebler Blvd SE to Close for Construction in September

August 27, 2021

27th Ave will be closed between Boone Rd SE and Kuebler Blvd SE beginning September 1, 2021 and ending on September 30, 2021, as construction crews make infrastructure improvements to the roadway

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Masks Required Indoors at City Locations Under State Order

August 20, 2021

As COVID infections spike, masks are required when visiting City offices. Mask wearing indoors in public spaces, vaccinations, social distancing and fewer gatherings are also recommended.

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Upcoming Closure Planned for Cascades Gateway Park

August 16, 2021

City of Salem will close Cascades Gateway Park to the public on August 19, 2021 at 5 p.m. for extensive restoration and landscaping.

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What’s happening
Sep. 20
City Council Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

City Council Work Session – Climate Action Plan

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

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

Agenda:

September 20, 2021 City Council Work Session Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

September 20, 2021 City Council Work Session 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.

West Salem Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting.

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

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.

Sep. 21
Salem Planning Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Public meeting held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Please visit our YouTube channel for viewing: http://bit.ly/planningpublicmeetings

Agenda:

​Agenda

FPRA21-01 Open Record Memo

Phone: 503-540-2315

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 503-540-2315 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization Meeting-CANDO6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

September 21, 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.

North East Salem Community Association Meeting-NESCA7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

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

Agenda:

September 21, 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.

Sep. 22
Hearings Officer5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

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

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

Phone: 5035402304

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 5035402304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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