Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PORTIONS OF MINTO-BROWN ISLAND PARK TRAIL SYSTEM TO CLOSE FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY

PORTIONS OF MINTO-BROWN ISLAND PARK TRAIL SYSTEM TO CLOSE FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY


News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2016 4:36 PM

Downloadable file: 2016_minto-map-closures.pdf

The City of Salem is announcing the closure of several trails in Minto-Brown Island Park to accommodate construction activity associated with the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge project and to ensure the safety of park users. This closure will be in effect Thursday and Friday (August 18 and 19, 2016) and Monday through Thursday (August 22--25, 2016). The trails will be open Saturday and Sunday for use during this construction period.

The closure will allow construction vehicles to pave the paths associated with the bridge construction on the Minto-Brown Island side of the bridge.

The following trails segments will be closed:

* North and east legs of the Red Loop Trail
* River Trail section that will dead end where it turns east
* Gravel path between Parking Lot #3 and the River Trail

These closure sections are shown on the attached map.

Construction activity in portions of Minto-Brown Park will continue through fall. Visitors to the park should continue to remain alert for construction vehicles. For updates on construction activity, including to sign up for regular email communication, please visit www.cityofsalem.net/mintobridge.

Questions concerning these closures can be referred to John Kleeman, City of Salem Parks Operations, at 503-588-6336, or Aaron Kimsey, Public Works Engineering Project Manager, at 503 588-6211.

Contact Info:
Aaron Kimsey, PE Project Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6211 akimsey@cityofsalem.net

John Kleeman, Parks Operations Supervisor
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6336 jkleeman@cityofsalem.net

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

2016 PAVEMENT RESTORATION PROJECT - MISSION STREET SE

2016 PAVEMENT RESTORATION PROJECT - MISSION STREET SE


News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: August 9th, 2016 8:49 AM

Construction will begin this week to restore the asphalt pavement on Mission Street SE between Commercial Street SE and 12th Street SE. The project will include milling and removing portions of the existing pavement and providing a new asphalt surface and other corrective measures.

New pavement lane markings and curb ramps will be included to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. A bicycle crossing signal and shared use path improvements will also be added at Winter Street SE.

This project is being funded by the City's share of State Gas Tax Revenues.

Most of the work will occur nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, beginning August 14, 2016. Some work on curbs, ramps, and driveways will be done during the day. We apologize in advance for the noise and inconvenience resulting from this project.

If you have questions or concerns about this project, please contact Julie Titchbourne at 503 588 6211 or jtitchbourne@cityofsalem.net.

Contact Info:
Julie Titchbourne, PE, Engineering Program Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6211 or jtitchbourne@cityofsalem.net

Mike Gotterba, Emergency Preparedness/Communications Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6347 or mgotterba@cityofsalem.net

Keith Whisenhunt, Consultant Project Manager
Project Delivery Group
503-302-8766 or keithw@pdgnw.com

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

RIVER ROAD S CLOSURE BEGINNING AUGUST 13, 2016

RIVER ROAD S CLOSURE BEGINNING AUGUST 13, 2016


News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: August 3rd, 2016 11:22 AM

Downloadable file: PROJECT_LOCATION_MAP-BIKE-PED_DETOUR-Phase_2.pdf
Downloadable file: PROJECT_LOCATION_MAP-Phase_2.pdf

River Road S will be closed from Owens Street S to Minto Island Road S beginning August 13, 2016, to allow for improvements to the slope along a section of River Road S. The closure may last up to nine days.

This section of River Road S has a number of trees along the crest of the slope that have become undermined, and could fall on the roadway. The work involves removing trees and brush from the top and face of the slope, and removing unstable loose rock and soil. This project is similar to the work completed last year just north of the current site.

Vehicular traffic will be detoured along a route that follows Commercial Street SE, Liberty Street S, Madrona Avenue SE, and Croisan Creek Road S (see attached map).

Pedestrians and bicyclists who need a way around the road closure to Minto-Brown Island Park may take a temporary alternate route across the railroad at Kearney Street S, and along the Willamette Slough.

Pedestrians and bicyclists taking this route need to be cautious in crossing the railroad tracks, and should be advised that the alternate route is a gravel road to the park (see attached map).

Contact Info:
Ken Roley, PE, Facilities Engineer
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6211, kroley@cityofsalem.net

Mike Gotterba, Emergency Preparedness/Communications Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6211, mgotterba@cityofsalem.net

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sumpter Parent Teacher Club Notes

Sumpter Parent Teacher Club Notes

June 7, 2016

 

1. Welcome and Introductions: Attendance: Brittnay Springer, Jenny Hannant, Rene Tyson, Alicia Matson, Jennifer Koenig, Melissa Wellard, Ginger Stover, Jessica McAllister, Faith Branson, Casie Mendez, Janet Prats, Roe Ochoa

2. Approval of May's Meeting Minutes

Jenny Hannant motioned to approve, Jennifer Koenig 2nd, passed.

 

3. Treasurer's Report

    We end the year allocating funds so that teachers can anticipate the funds that they will have available for their classrooms next school year. There was much conversation about the cost of field trips.  Alicia Matson plans to create a folder detailing the costs of different field trips classes have taken in the past so that they can plan accurately for future trips.  Parents brainstormed ways to make field trips more affordable (Cost of bus rental & driver is a major expense but it is against district policy to let parents and kids carpool).  Janet said that she would check into the following with the school district:  If a parent has a license to drive a bus, could they volunteer their time to drive for field trips?  Other ideas: Bring experts into the classroom for an “in house” field trip.  If you have more ideas—please reply via email.

 

Each of the expenditures that needed to be allocated for the beginning of next year were discussed (10 categories) and Casie Mendez motioned to approve the budget for 2016-2017 school year, Ginger Stover 2nd, passed.

 

Childcare for monthly meetings                $200

Staff Appreciation                                   $250

Printing for new year packets                     $100

Climate committee                                  $400

Artist in Residence                                 $2500

Field Trips                                             $7400

Curriculium- Moby Max/Weekly Readers $2600

Classroom accounts                                $8400 ($400 each)

Music/PE Classrooms                            $400 ($200 each)

Jog-a-thon                                             $1500

 

   

4. Fund Requests: NONE

   

 

5. Scheduling for 2016-2017

 

Schedule Jog-a-thon:  After discussion, Jennifer Koenig Motioned to hold the Jog-a-thon on October 7th, Casie Mendez 2nd , passed.

 

Schedule Parent Teacher Club Meeting times for next school year: After discussion and a desire for more parents to have the opportunity to attend it was decided to begin next year’s meetings at 6:45pm the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Jennifer Koenig reminded us that it is only eight nights for the entire school year and the decisions that are made directly affect the students’ quality of experience in elementary school.

 

6. Vote on getting a private bank account
   

    Discussion: Up until now, the PTC has been running its money through Sumpter (and the school district).  Systems for accountability enforced at a district level are very lengthy. (For example, if a parent purchases food or games for a PTC event then submits a reimbursement request, eight different people must approve the reimbursement before the parent receives a check from the district. The approximate turn-around time has been between 6-8 weeks.)  If Sumpter’s PTC operates its own bank account, then reimbursements can be submitted and dispersed much faster.  There is very minimal cost to the PTC for operating a bank account—however, the treasurer’s hours are increased significantly. Alicia Matson (Treasurer) requested that if the parent club begins to net over 50k/year that they hire outside help.  Jennifer Koenig motions to move PTC money to a private account operated by the PTC.  Alicia Matson 2nds, motion passed. The people who have access to the new bank account will be: President Jennifer Koenig, Vice President Jenny Hannant and Treasurer Alicia Matson.  Parents have been asking about obtaining a card reader so that credit cards can be used for making purchases at PTC sponsored events.  Obtaining a card reader for a non-profit organization adds additional fees that will have to be researched and voted upon in the future.

 

7. Upcoming Events : School BBQ June 8th, Volunteer Appreciation June 9th in the Library 4-4:30, Kinder Graduation June 10th at 2:30, 5th Grade Graduation June 13th at 9:45am, Field Day June 14th

 

8. Other Business:

Ro Ochoa representing 5th grade teachers thanked the parent club and the school for supporting the 5th grade outdoor school this year.  “We couldn’t have done it without you. It was such a great time.  Thank you for your support.” PTC thanked Ro and his leadership in providing such an awesome time where the students can learn so much about science and the outdoors in a unique environment.

 

Rene Tyson and Casie Mendez reported back after speaking with parents in regards to building a new cafeteria for the school:  There is a strong interest in keeping lunchtime in the classrooms.  However, there is also concern among parents that something must change in regards to the short time that students have in the mornings to eat breakfast and how disruptive breakfast in the classroom seems to be to morning routines.  There is some interest in beginning fundraising for a new gym.  Parents and Teachers--please email the parent club if you have ideas for projects/needs for which you would like to see the PTC raise money (in addition to the PTC’s stated purpose, which is to fund field trips and the artist-in-residence).  Janet Prats said that it looks like a bond measure may be coming in the next couple of years to support Salem/Keizer’s building needs and if PTC wants to build a new gym, it may be a good time to start planning and possibly work together with the district to share funding efforts.  

 

New playground set to be installed this summer.

 

Concerns about Tuesday morning assemblies were voiced.  Mrs. Prats said that the assemblies will be a part of the normal routine next year and that changes will be made to improve them.

 

8. School Report:

Next year Sumpter will have a new school counselor, as Gloria Flagger is retiring --We love you Gloria! Thank you for being such a wonderful part of our school!

An additional 4th grade classroom will be added next year.

An ESOL teacher will also be hired.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sumpter Parent Club

Sumpter Parent Teacher Club Agenda

June 7, 2016

 

1. Welcome and Introductions

 

2. Approval of May's Meeting Minutes

 

3. Treasurer's Report

            -Vote on budget for 2016-2017 School year

           

4. Fund Requests

           

 

5. Scheduling for 2016-2017

 

            Schedule Jog-a-thon

 

            Schedule Parent Teacher Club Meeting times for next school year

 

6. Vote on getting a private bank account
            Student store funds

 

7. Upcoming Events

           

School BBQ June 8th

 

            Volunteer Appreciation June 9th in the Library 4-4:30

 

            Kinder Graduation June 10th at 2:30

 

            5th Grade Graduation June 13th at 9:45am

 

            Field Day June 14th

 

 

           

7. School Report

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

ROAD CLOSURE FOR MADRONA AVENUE SE/25TH STREET SE INTERSECTION WIDENING

ROAD CLOSURE FOR MADRONA AVENUE SE/25TH STREET SE INTERSECTION WIDENING


News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: May 26th, 2016 2:21 PM

Road Closure Begins Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The intersection of Madrona Avenue SE and 25th Street SE will be closed to all traffic beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The intersection is scheduled to reopen to traffic at the end of October 2016.

Local access into the construction zone will be maintained on both 25th Street SE and Madrona Avenue SE; however, the intersection will be closed entirely to all traffic, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

A signed detour route (map attached) along Pringle Road SE and McGilchrist Street SE will be in place for the duration of the closure. Motorists may also use alternate routes to avoid the closure area.

During the detour, the speed limit on McGilchrist Street SE between 25th Street SE and Pringle Road SE will be posted at 30 mph. Motorists should expect delays and traffic congestion in the area as a result of the construction work.

Please contact Aaron Edelman, PE, Project Manager at aedelman@cityofsalem.net or
503-588-6211 for additional information.

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Contact Info:
Aaron Edelman, P.E., Project Manager
City of Salem Public Works Department
503-588-6211, aedelman@cityofsalem.net