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City Seeks Public Input on City Budget

City Seeks Public Input on City Budget

MLK Day Community Service and Dinner

Received via email from the City of Salem   Want to make a difference an honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday? You are invited to join City staff and their neighbors, friends and family for this project and dinner presentation.   WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Meet at the...

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...

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...
Olinger Pool Summer Schedule

Olinger Pool Summer Schedule

Olinger pool is open to the public this summer!  Come check out their open swim times and their lessons for all ages.  What a great resource to have in our neighborhood. Download the schedule below: 2011 Summer Recreation Guide 2011 Spanish Recreation Guide

New CERT Classes Starting May 13th

In light of the recent disasters nationally & world-wide, our local CERT group will be offering free classes in disaster preparedness. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Teams, a group of local residents who have received 21 hours of training in coping with disasters and act as first responders immediately after a disaster, dealing with...

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...

Central Salem Mobility Study

The city of Salem is seeking input for their circulation and mobility study which “is designed to examine the relationships between the circulation, access, and mobility needs of all travelers to and through downtown.” Please see the attached flyer for details and contact information. Mobility Study Flyer

10 Places to Donate a Coat This Winter

Old Navy on Lancaster is offering a discount for anyone who purchases a coat for one of these causes. Ask for Molly Underwood-Haslebacher or another manager prior to purchase. Your School Find the Community School Outreach Coordinator (CSOC) by asking the Main Office. Windermere/Pacific West Properties (4285 Commercial St. SE, suite 100)  “Share the Warmth”...

Sustainable Cities Survey Follow Up

Here is some additional information recieved on the survey that was requested by U of O students working on the Sustainable Cities Project here in Salem. The information you have given is relevant to the work several people in my department are doing. However, the Sustainable Cities Initiative is a much larger project. You can...