Local Salem News

  • Proposed Changes to Utilities, Stormwater and Floodplain Overlay Zone Code
    on August 4, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Ordinance 8-20 proposes to amend Salem Revised Code Chapters regarding utilities, stormwater, and floodplain overlay zones as a major step toward reducing costs for Salem citizens with flood insurance policies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Community Rating System (CRS) program offers local communities the opportunity to reduce its flood insurance premiums by implementing measures that exceed the minimum federal standards. These code amendments are needed to improve Salem’s CRS rating and reduce flood insurance costs.

  • Take the Water Conservation Pledge During August and Win!
    on August 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Salem is participating in the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation and competing with other city’s to get the most residents to take the pledge. Help Salem win by taking the pledge at mywaterpledge.com.

  • July 2020 Status Update: What’s Happening with the Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center?
    on July 31, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    Get the latest information on Salem’s City Council consideration of the State Land Use Board of Appeals remand of their 2018 decision on the Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center.

  • Open Rebuttal Period on Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center
    on July 31, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    During the public rebuttal period, anyone may submit testimony or evidence that rebuts or addresses testimony or evidence submitted earlier by another party. Persons submitting rebuttal testimony should indicate what earlier testimony they are responding to.

  • Summer Reading Club 2020 Prize Pickup Information
    on July 31, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    Prize pickup for children, teens, and adults who completed the the 2020 Summer Reading Club will be by appointment beginning Tuesday, August 18. Prize winner information and details about signing up for a SRC Prize Pickup will be emailed to participants on August 13.

  • Woodmansee Park Will See A Master Plan Update
    on July 31, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    As part of the City’s continuing commitment to provide safe and resilient drinking water, the backup water system will soon be improved and expanded. The City saw an opportunity to coordinate the drinking water improvements with the park master plan update that will determine future park enhancements.

  • COVID-19 Update: Public Safety, Streets and Parks in Salem
    on July 21, 2020 at 2:51 PM

    The Centers for Disease Control and the Oregon Health Authority continue to advise that we should take precautions to help keep ourselves healthy by wearing face coverings, maintaining a safe distance from those outside our family groups, limit gatherings to no more than ten people indoors, and keep our hands clean

  • City Suspends In-person Services Pending Reduced Risk of COVID-19 Spread
    on July 18, 2020 at 12:32 AM

    City will continue to provide updates on the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects City services.

  • Secor Park Improvements Scheduled for Construction Starting July 2020
    on July 15, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Beginning this summer 2020, you’ll see the construction of the new bridge across Waln Creek and installation of a drinking fountain, paved paths, benches, and playground equipment. The park will be closed during construction, which is anticipated to last four months.

  • Hickory Street NE Sewer Rehabilitation
    on July 13, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Beginning Monday, July 20, temporary lane closures will occur on Liberty Street NE, and adjacent streets, between Hickory Street NE and Norway Street NE. These closures are necessary for construction crews to complete a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project in this area.




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