Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Two Public Works Issues

Streetlight Fee

City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed fee on Monday, February 23, 2015, in the Council Chambers at 6:30 PM.  If you want information on the proposed Streetlight Fee, go to the cityofsalem.net web page and under "City Highlights" click the link to "Proposed City of Salem Streetlight Fee."  The web page has information on the fee, its purpose, how it is to be charged, what it will be used for, and links to supporting documents.  There is also a link where you can submit written comment via e-mail that will provided to the City Council as part of its hearing packet.  A copy of the proposed ordinance and staff report is currently available on the Council Meeting Agenda web page on the 2/9/2015 link, under Ordinances 1st Reading, or by clicking the following link: http://www.cityofsalem.net/CouncilMeetingAgenda/Documents/317/8.1b.pdf


Proposed Ordinance to Prohibit Smoking on All City Properties City Council has directed staff to prepare an ordinance for its consideration that would prohibit smoking, including e-cigarettes, on all City-owned properties, both indoors and outdoors.  This would include all City parks and City municipal employment sites.  Public Works staff will conduct a public outreach effort in February, March, and early April to gauge public opinion and see if there is support for such an ordinance.  More information will be available on the City website within the next couple of weeks and there will be an on-line survey available soon.  If you want to have staff visit your neighborhood association meeting on this topic please contact me at mbecktel@cityofsalem.net or call at 503-588-6211.