Salem City Council will consider a number of points at its Monday meeting, including a new temporary shelter for uninjured people in northwestern Salem.
The meeting is at It’s virtual and can be watched on Comcast Cable CCTV Channel 21 or on Salem YouTube channel.
Written public comments on agenda items can be emailed no later than 17 Monday to email@example.com. Or pre-register between 8 and 14 Monday at cityofsalem.net/Pages/Public-Comment-at-Salem-City-Council-Meeting.aspx to speak during the meeting via Zoom.
Agenda items include:
Microshelter site for the homeless
The council will consider giving city staff permission to allow temporarily managed camping on the city property at 2700 Wallace Road NW for people experiencing homelessness.
The property is vacant and adjacent to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Wallace Road Park and Ride lot. It can accommodate about 60 campers and people aged 55 and older will be preferred.
City staff estimate it will cost $ 87,000 to get the site ready, $ 150,000 for micro-houses and $ 96,000 a month for operation. American Rescue Plan Act funds are available to cover most of it, but additional funding for the micro-premises may be needed.
Salem resident Hazel Patton has coordinated a fundraising effort for community members interested in taking shelter.
The council will consider charging restaurants an annual fee for using parking spaces in downtown Salem for outdoor dining.
The fee takes effect in July and would be $ 442.16 per share. Space. Restaurants can have up to four parking spaces.
The council will consider spending $ 50,000 on a security system and video surveillance at Salem Municipal Airport. According to the council’s summary, the airport has experienced an increase in theft and “suspicious activity in the evening” in parking areas, access roads and along the terminal building.
The funds come from American Rescue Plan Act funds allocated to the airport, which have not yet been used.
The council will consider extending the city’s emergency aid program for another year until 31 December 2022.
It will also consider partnering with the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency to help supply customers through the low-income household water program. This is a new federal program created by Congress.
According to city staff, as of August 1, the city had 1,536 utility accounts representing $ 261,875 that were criminals.
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