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Protect Yourself and Others During Ash Cleanup

September 14, 2020

Health and environmental Resources offer advice for safe cleanup

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Salem Awards Grant Funding to Local Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19

September 14, 2020

Funding benefits cultural and heritage nonprofits

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Salem Interactive Map Layers Air Quality, Evacuation Zones and Active Wildfires

September 12, 2020

While there are no evacuation orders for the City of Salem, new map provide a resource to monitor conditions

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Firefighters See Gains, Sheriff Reduces Some Evacuation Levels

September 12, 2020

Even as some City of Salem employees are directly affected by the fire, we are assisting neighboring cities and Marion County with a variety of efforts related to the fire.

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Downtown Salem Expanded Outdoor Dining and Retail Program Postponed Due to Poor Air Quality

September 11, 2020

Downtown Salem’s successful outdoor dining and retail program is being put on hold due to poor air quality from area wildfires. There will be no downtown State Street closures (between Commercial and Liberty) on Sept. 12 or 13, 2020. The program and street closures will resume when air quality improves.

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Salem Fire Department Deploys Wildland Task Force to Beachie Fire

September 10, 2020

Firefighters are well-trained and prepared to help protect families and businesses in the path of the fires

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What’s happening
Sep. 19
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 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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Sep. 21
SPL Storytime at Home8:00 a.m.9:00 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

Learn more

Pine Needle Baskets - Center 50+ online chat group9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Learn how to make beautiful baskets from pine needles through peer guidance. Its free! Meet weekly and gain skills, not to mention enjoy crafting together again. To attend you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions. Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Occupational and Environmental

Phone: 503-588-6303

City Council Work Session6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Work Session: Police Response to Non-Criminal Activities in Salem

Agenda:

September 21, 2020 City Council Work Session Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

September 21, 2020 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 meeting. Please view the agenda for Zoom meeting link and login information.

Agenda:

September 21, 2020

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. 22
History Drop In Group - Center 50+ online chat group10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

If you love history, join the History Drop-in Group online. Its free. This group will meet weekly on Tuesdays to enjoy learning about interesting points in history while watching videos online. Format is casual; past topics have been "The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906" and "The History of the Texas Rangers." Each week a new topic is presented. To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

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