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April 3 NEN Meeting to Include Update on Railroad Quiet Zone and Possible Closure of Garnet St.

At the April 3rd NEN Board meeting, Brian Martin, Assistant City Engineer, and Keith Whisenhunt, PE at Project Delivery Group will discuss the status of the Railroad Crossing Safety Project Update, including the proposed closure of Garnet St. at Market St. Final orders have been agreed to and upgrades may begin as early as summer...

Salem Main Post Office To Close?

According to a Salem postal employee there is a plan to close the Main Salem Post Office processing center and move all sorting and distribution of mail to Portland. This means there will be no more overnight delivery of mail within Salem and the expectation is that most mail from Salem residents and businesses to...

Protect Yourself From Identify Theft Without Monthly Fees

In 2007, the Oregon Legislature passed the Oregon Identity Theft Protection Act which requires the three primary credit reporting agencies to restrict access to your personal credit report to only those you allow. The cost? A one-time $10 fee per agency. Find out more here

Fall Leaf Haul Dec. 3

What better way to work off that turkey and mashed potatoes than by raking leaves. They are coming down hard and fast in Salem this week, and we need everyone to make sure they aren’t blocking any storm drains, so that the combination of leaves and heavy rains don’t lead to street flooding. Gather up...

Dec. 7 Salem Airport Planning Advisory Committee Meeting & Public Open House

The Salem Municipal Airport will host an informational open house and Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting on the development of an Environmental Assessment for the proposed runway extension recommended in the Airport Master Plan Update. The PAC meeting and public open house will be held on Wed., Dec. 7, 2011, at the Salem Municipal Airport,...

Mile-Long Coal Trains Through Salem?

After a question was raised at the NEN annual meeting October 4 regarding coal shipments through Salem, NEN is continuing to ask questions about the liklihood of this happening and the impact on the neighborhood by as many as 16 open-car coal trains per day. With trains being up to one mile long, the impact...

Urban Development Manager to discuss airport plans at Sept. 20 NEN meeting

John Wales, Salem Urban Development Manager, will discuss plans for Salem airport expansion at the September 20 NEN Board meeting held at 6:30pm at Salem First Church of the Nazarene at 1550 Market St. NE. John Paskell, newly hired Airport Manager may also attend. The public is invited to attend.

Delay in Quiet Zone Project – updated Aug. 17, 2011

Tuesday night, Aug. 16, Brian Martin, Asst. City Engineer, explained that after the passage of the Streets and Bridges bond measure in 2009 the City Council approved safety improvements to 10 UP crossings that would allow the City to institute a quiet zone where trains would not be required to blow their horns at every...

NEN Receives Large Grant from Salem Parks Foundation – UPDATED June 15 – Wading pool to open June 30

Thanks to the hard work of Evan Lloyd, NEN Board Treasurer, NEN has received a grant of $5,537.76 to install a timer at the wading pool in Englewood Park. The hope is that this can be installed prior to the summer season. Thanks and congratulations to Evan.

NEN Board to meet on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at First Church of the Nazarene

The NEN Board voted to change the time and location of the twice monthly Board meetings. These Board meetings, which are open to the public, will now be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at the Salem First Church of the Nazarene at 1550 Market Street NE. The public is encouraged...

Congratulations to North High

A big NEN CONGRATULATIONS go out to North Salem High School.  First to the Boys Basketball team for winning the Central Valley Title.  And also to the 14th Street Jazz Band for performing at the eight-annual “Jazz at the Mill” fundraiser.  WAY TO GO VIKS !

What is a railroad quiet zone?

Why do we say “Make our rail crossings safer, stop the train horns?” Because train horns when blown constantly become “ambient” noise. We get used to them or ignore them just as we ignore car alarms that go off all the time. Restricting train horns to emergency use only will cause us to pay more...
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