Friday, January 27, 2017

News Release from City of Salem


News Release from City of Salem
Posted on FlashAlert: January 27th, 2017 8:32 AM

Friday, January 27, 2017

The City of Salem and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) are pleased to announce that we have reached an understanding on the expansion to Salem's Urban Growth Boundary and amendment to the Transportation System Plan. This understanding will support our mutual goals to provide transportation choices for people traveling to, through, and within Salem. A well-designed transportation network is vital for a healthy and vibrant community and provides street connectivity and transportation options to serve the needs of our City and region. This agreement will allow us to cooperatively pursue these goals.

The agreement is a result of dialog between the City and DLCD following the City's decision in December approving an expansion of Salem's Urban Growth Boundary and amendment to the Transportation System Plan, which allows the City to continue the planning process for a new bridge across the Willamette River. Once constructed, the crossing will provide another choice for people coming from or bound for west Salem, Polk County, and the coast.

In late December, DLCD filed a notice of intent to appeal the City's decision. As a result, the City and DLCD came together to create greater understanding of the issues and identify areas of agreement. These meetings were facilitated by the Governor's Office Mid-Valley Regional Solutions program, and included the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The City and DLCD agreed on a path forward and to work cooperatively on the issues of transportation choices raised in the appeal. As a result of this understanding, DLCD is withdrawing their appeal of the City's decision.

We are committed to working together to further refine Salem's progress in advancing transportation options in Salem and the region.

Contact Info:
Kenny Larson, Communications and Community Engagement Manager
City of Salem -- City Manager's Office
503-588-6363 |

Matt Crall, Planning Services Division Manager
Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development
503-934-0046 |


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Siddique Family Memorial

As many of you know we lost a dear member or our Sumpter community last week.  Many of you asked me how you could help the family in any way and I wanted to share with you all this GO FUND ME website that has been created to help her family during this time.  She will be greatly missed.


Monday, January 16, 2017

SGNA Parks and Grants


CERT Program

As a community we need to be prepared for dealing with natural disasters. CERT is a program that you will be hearing more about and we need leaders to step up in these zones. We will be providing more information and looking for participants in the weeks/months ahead.

Sal em Parks Foundation Grant Application

At our January meeting, we received information about the potential for one of our parks to receive some TLC and have it paid for through a grant. Here is more information and the application. As a board, the SGNA will be looking at projects and we welcome any and all input from our neighbors in our area.

Monday, January 2, 2017


Hello Neighbors!
We are getting some momentum on preparing our area for emergencies!

We will be having our first official South Gateway CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Meeting on Sunday, January 8th from 6:00-7:30pm at Our Savior's Lutheran's Meeting Hall. 1770 Baxter Road SE | Salem, OR 97306. This is not in the main church building, but in the smaller building closer to Baxter road and at the top of the hill.

These meetings will occur at the same time and place each month, the SECOND SUNDAY FROM 6-7:30pm.

If you are interested in just finding out more about CERT or about preparing your own home for a disaster or in heading up, or joining, a team for your own South Salem neighborhood or in establishing caches full of emergency supplies or if you want to be part of organizing this entire South Gateway area with CERT teams, then we welcome you to join us.

I hope to see you there.
Juli Stubblefield