Salem City Council Chambers. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
The Salem City Council meets Monday to consider a fireworks ban, downtown parking fee and lot purchase.
Councilor Vanessa Nordyke is bringing forward a motion that would prohibit the sale and use of fireworks in the event of hazardous conditions during the Fourth of July holiday. “Hazardous conditions” would be defined in the ordinance upon staff recommendation and review by the council.
Councilors will also vote to approve a parking tax for the downtown parking district at a rate of $159 per space, unchanged from the year prior.
The budget for the downtown parking fund is $1.3 million.
The council will consider authorizing the city manager to buy a parcel of land at 5669 Commercial St. S.E. for $220,000. That’s so public works can complete stream restoration and stormwater remediation along a portion of Waln Creek in south Salem.
They will also hear about a feasibility study on temporarily closing portions of Northeast Union and Winter Streets on Saturdays between May and October for the Salem Saturday Market.
How to participate: The meeting is streamed live on YouTube or by tuning into CC:Media Channel 21. Submit comments on agenda items by 5 p.m., or earlier, on the day of the meeting at [email protected] Public comment and testimony may also be provided during the meeting via Zoom. Pre-register between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.