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PHONE:  (540) 375-4112   |  ADDRESS:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

News in Salem

14

Feb

2019

Notice of Proposed CDBG Activity in Floodplain

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed
Activity in a 100-Year/500-year Floodplain

To:  All interested Agencies, Department of Conservation & Recreation, Virginia Marine Resource Commission, Army Corps of Engineers, Groups and Individuals

This is to give notice that the City of Salem, Virginia, under Part 58 has determined that the following proposed action under the Community Development Block Grant, Downtown Business District Revitalization, Grant #18-12 is located in the 100-year/500-year floodplain, and the City of Salem will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.  As part of Salem’s Downtown Plan program, Fa├žade and streetscape improvements will be made to various buildings along Main Street, between Union Street and Thompson Memorial Drive, creating no additional units.  No adverse effect to the floodplain is anticipated.  Portions of the project are located within an approximately ten-acre area of floodzones.  The proposed project(s) is located on Main Street, between Union Street and Thompson Memorial Drive in Salem, Virginia.

5

Feb

2019

Police Announce 2018 Telecommunicator of the Year

The recipient of the Salem Police Department’s Telecommunicator of the Year Award is a veteran employee who takes pride in leading by example. Charly Jones was voted this honor by her fellow 911 communicators for her outstanding contributions to the department in 2018.

22

Jan

2019

Adam Ward Classic Returns on February 2

Adam Ward Classic returns on February 2

16

Jan

2019

Police Make Arrest in Juvenile Assault Case

15

Jan

2019

Statement From City Manager Kevin Boggess

I am grateful to Forest Jones, Howard Packett and the other members of Salem City Council who gave me the chance to serve as Salem’s City Manager back in 2008. Working in Salem began as a great career opportunity for me and throughout my time here, it has been a tremendous experience. I have truly enjoyed the team of directors and employees that I worked with every day.

7

Jan

2019

Police Department Announces 2018 Officer of the Year

The Salem Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2018 is known for his ability to stay calm and maintain order even when everything around him is in a chaotic state.
Joe Holder, a Senior Police Officer from Roxboro, North Carolina, found himself in the middle of two very different life or death situations in 2018. His professional, focused and clear-headed responses to both instances led his fellow officers in Salem to select him for this annual honor.

1

Jan

2019

New Year Begins With Fire on Horner Lane

Structure Fire on Horner Lane

22

Dec

2018

Apartment Fire on East Main Street Friday

One person was rescued

13

Dec

2018

Winterfest Beach Bash Returns February 1

Winterfest Beach Bash Tickets Go On Sale Monday, December 17

11

Dec

2018

CIAA Announces Football Championship Extension

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Board of Directors voted last week to extend its agreement with the City of Salem and Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR) as hosts of the CIAA Football Championship through the 2024 season. Salem Football Stadium has served as the site for the event for the past three years.

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