Subject:This Week's Salem Cable Project Newsletter
Thanks again for following
our weekly newsletter. Here's an update on this week's Salem Cable Project
construction, a forecast of what to expect in terms of construction over
the next weeks.
On Congress Street, our
contractors have excavated and installed the duct bank that will house the new S-145
and T-146 transmission cables up to the Derby Street intersection. Once the
finishing touches are applied to the installation, contractors will
continue to excavate and install the duct bank across the intersection and
onto Hawthorne Boulevard. During the course of the duct bank installation,
traffic flow will be maintained in all directions, signage and police
details, as always will be in place to assist motorist and pedestrians. As mentioned in previous
updates, contractors are working to address an above average groundwater
level at the excavation on Washington Square South. The necessary drainage
systems should be in place by early next to allow our contractors to safely
continue their work. We will continue to keep you informed of the progress
at this work site. In addition to these two
project work sites, construction inside the Canal Street Station continues.
As this writing, contractors have excavated and installed 75% of the duct
bank that will ultimately connect the transmission cables to the station. On the community outreach
front, we're looking forward to relaunching our canvassing program in the
coming days. We will be focusing our efforts in the areas around the next
work sites and look forward to sharing the latest information and answering
any questions you may have. Our team looks forward to continuing to work
together to make the construction process as little of a inconvenience as
feasible. Thank you again for your
interest in the Salem Cable Project. Sincerely,
Almost two years ago, Salem was hit by Superstorm
Sandy. Our neighborhood was spared the consequences of being hit head
on. How would your home have fared if we had experienced the full blunt
of the storm? Barbara Warren, Director of Salem Sound Coastwatch (and a
resident of our neighborhood)will show us why certain areas of our neighborhood
are likely to flood and precautions that you can take.
Jeff Cohen, Recycling Enforcement Coordinator will also
provide an update on recycling efforts in the City.
Join your neighbors on Monday, May 11th , 7:00 pm at the
House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street.
notice will be going out to property owners along the route.
it would be helpful information for all.
From: Robert K McCarthy
notification is to inform you that on or around Monday,
there will be a large delivery of cement to the Footprint Salem Harbor Station
construction site on Fort Avenue. This delivery is weather-dependent; please
visit www.buildingsalem.com orwww.facebook.com/buildingsalem for
updates should this delivery be rescheduled.
delivery will take place between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. and will
consist of between 100 and 110 cement trucks traveling to and from the site via
Route 1A and Webb
Street. The trucks will be staged at intervals of approximately 5 to 7
minutes. Police details will be present along Webb Street to allow the trucks
direct access to the site without stopping at red lights; this should minimize
braking and associated noise disturbances. Truck operators have been directed
to maintain a steady of speed of 20 MPH while on Webb Street. Finally, in
advance of May 4th,
Salem public works crews will be patching parts of Webb Street where there are
potholes or other defects that might cause excessive noise from the trucks.
appreciate your patience as this important project moves award and apologize in
advance for any inconvenience or disturbances this work will cause. For more
information about the Footprint project, please visit http://footprintsalemharbor.com/ or
call Footprint at 978-740-8411.
Recreation and Community Services
POSITION STATUS: Full-time,
management position, with benefits
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
of Park, Recreation and Community Services, or his designee
Oversight and supervision
of recreational, educational, health and cultural programs for individuals of
constant analysis of community needs and design programs to fulfill the
community demands within the department’s financial parameters.
Work in tandem
with the COA Director to ensure the program needs of senior citizens are being
Work in tandem
with the Facilities Manager to ensure we are utilizing our facilities to our
fullest potential in order to meet the programming needs of our community.
Work in tandem
with the account clerk to ensure programs stay within budgetary guidelines
revolving budgets to ensure we are offering fiscally responsible programs to
of the department’s volunteer program to include, but not limited to programs,
Senior Network, Snow Shoveling, Tax Abatement and outside organizations
offsite programs that include, but are not limited to Senior Citizens trips,
youth basketball league, adult volleyball league etc
relations materials, including the creation of program catalogs and marketing
flyers; respond to the general public and resolve customer inquiries and/or
of our program registration software and the maintenance of participation
programs that meet the needs of individuals, families, social groups and
duties as required.
SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
of the principles and practices of program management. Ability to
supervise subordinate personnel effectively and to delegate tasks efficiently.
communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
Ability to develop
and maintain harmonious relationships with city and school officials, community
organizations and the general public. Ability to provide high level of
commitment and connection to City. Willingness to work on a flexible
schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.
customer service skills.
Degree in recreation or related field and five years’ experience in developing
and/or managing recreational programs, preferably in a municipal environment; or
any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the
requisite skills, abilities and knowledge.
supervision to the full time receptionist, activity assistants and seasonal
employees/contractors for summer programming needs.
More than half
the time spent in normal office setting. Summer programs involve frequent
outdoor activities. Regularly uses computer keyboards requiring eye-hand
coordination and finger dexterity. Occasionally must lift up to 25
pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
wishing to apply should do so, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org later than
close of business day, May 5, 2015.
TITLEReceptionist, Park, Recreation and Community
POSITION STATUS: Full-time,
35 hours per week, non-union position w/benefits
Recreation and Community Services
per hour, with excellent benefits
Position is the first point of contact for
visitors and callers interested in programs for youth through senior citizens.
Position provides information about the parks throughout the City of Salem, and
includes answering phones, responding to customer requests, registering
individuals for programs, scheduling appointments, cash handling and constant
Receiving and transferring telephone calls,
taking messages and providing information when applicable
Greet and welcome patrons and ensure they are
provided the needed information
Cash handling and reporting for programs and
Work closely with the department account clerks
to ensure financial best practices
Register visitors for programs through our
Assist the Transportation Coordinator with daily
Receive and sign for deliveries and packages
Schedule patrons for appointments and service
provided by Park, Recreation and Community Services
Maintain a clean and presentable reception area
Provide administrative and general support to
the department while reporting to the Program Manager
Remain familiar with all activities and services
that are provided by the department
Distribute needed informational materials to
At least one year experience in administrative,
front desk responsibilities
Previous cash handling experience
Experience working in a multi-cultural
Familiar with the use of general office
equipment i.e. copy machine, fax machine, scanner etc.
Customer service experience working with various
Excellent verbal communication skills with a
friendly telephone manner
Ability to multi task and prioritize daily
Ability to handle stressful situations while resolving
Proficiency with Web navigation and computer
applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Express.
Patience and interest in constant communications
with the public
General knowledge of the City of Salem preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Majority of time spent in normal office setting.
Noise level in office is moderate, depending upon program(s) taking
place. Regularly uses computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and
finger dexterity. Occasionally must lift up to 10 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Interested individuals can apply to email@example.com until the close of business day, May 5,
Recreation, and Community Services
REPORTS TO: Council
on Aging Director or designee
EXERCISED: May coordinate with volunteers and drivers
The Nutrition Scheduler is responsible for planning and
implementing the daily meals program for the Council on Aging (COA), as part of
the Park, Recreation & Community Services Department. The meals
program is a partnership with North Shore Elder Services (NSES).
The scheduler must have a positive personality while also being
firm in implementation of programs. Must be detail oriented, well
organized, and flexible and provide quality customer service to our seniors.
Individuals with strong initiative and an out of the box thinkers are
organize home delivered meals
delivery of meals per routes and specific meals as required
with meals drivers
daily route sheets with changes and additions
order form to NSES by 10:30 each day for the next day meals
for current days meals into My Senior Center
donations from driver’s, submit monthly reports to COA director
sheets for HDM drivers to the COA director
drivers and report to COA director any senior not available for delivery
Social Services when issues surface with senior safety, health, housing,
volunteers to maintain cleanliness of all food serving areas including the
dining room area where food is served
order to NSES
staff schedule to COA director to serve congregate meals
volunteers for cleanup
degree or higher preferred.
Massachusetts Driver’s license
with, interest in, and ability for developing relationships among senior
citizens, able to engage their interests and talents in all aspects of
computer skills, including ease in navigating the Internet, as well as
proficiency with Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel
Ability to work
flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
More than half
the time spent in normal office setting. Noise level in office is
moderate, depending upon program(s) taking place. Occasionally drives the COA
van. Regularly uses computer keyboards and telephone, and other office
equipment, and may use two-way radio requiring eye-hand coordination and finger
dexterity. Occasionally must lift up to 15 pounds. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
Any person wishing to apply should do so, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org the close of
business day, May 5, 2015.
April 27 through May 1,
curbside yard waste collection on regular trash/recycling pick-up day
SALEM, MA – The first
yard waste collection of 2015 will take place from April 27 through May 1 in
Salem. During that week, residents should place leaves and grass clippings in
brown paper yard waste bags or uncovered garbage cans curbside on the same morning
as their regular trash/recycling collection day.
Only the following items
are accepted: lawn clippings, leaves, brush, plants, and bundled branches no
longer than four feet or wider than four inches. Tree stumps and logs will not
Salem residents with
proper identification can always drop off yard waste at the Salem Transfer
Station (9 Swampscott Road) during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Saturdays). More information
about the transfer station is available at http://www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_Recycling/transfer
The next yard waste
curbside collection will take place the week of June 22 through June 26. For
additional information about yard waste collection in Salem please visit http://salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_Recycling/regyardwaste or call the Trash
and Recycling Office at 978-619-5673.
In addition, on Saturday
April 25, 8:00 a.m. to noon, Beverly will hold its Household Hazardous
Waste Day at Beverly High School. The event is open to Salem residents, with
ID, for a fee of $20 per car. For more information call the Beverly Board
of Health at (978) 921-8591.
On Tuesday, April 14th, beginning at 9pm an intensive downtown clean up and street sweeping program will begin. There will be no on-street parking allowed between the hours of 9pm and Midnight on these streets. Street sweeping and blowing will begin in the Essex Street pedestrian mall, move onto Hawthorne Boulevard to Derby & New Derby Streets., including Front Street and Charter Street then to Washington Street to Bridge Street including Church Street, Federal Street and Lynde Street and Essex Street from North Street to Washington Street. Intermittent traffic closures will take place as the sweepers move from area to area. Once the sweepers have completed an area, traffic and on street parking will be returned to normal. All parking restrictions will be posted in advance.
Downtown residents may park free of charge overnight in the Museum Place and South Harbor garages from 8pm Tuesday until 7am Wednesday. Proof of residency will be required.
There is expected to be some traffic implications as we shutdown each street for cleaning, so please plan your travel accordingly.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this cleanup initiative.
City of Salem to
Hold Immigration Workshop for Immigrants, Service Providers
Free and open to
all, St. Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter Street in Salem, April 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
The City of Salem will be holding an immigration
workshop for Salem residents who are immigrants and for service providers who
may work with immigrant populations. The free workshop will take place at St.
Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter Street in Salem, on April 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
During the workshop participants will have an
opportunity to learn more about President Obama’s recent Executive Order
concerning federal immigration policy, U.S. citizenship eligibility, deferred
action for childhood arrivals, and how to access U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) forms online. Attorneys, including USCIS
representatives, will be on hand to answer questions and to provide free legal
Free childcare will be provided during the
event. This workshop is being held in partnership with the City of Salem,
USCIS, the North Shore Community Development Coalition, the Point Neighborhood
Association, the Latino Leadership Coalition, the House of the Seven Gables,
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Voces Inc.
Last week contractors made
good progress on the Washington Square South manhole excavation. Moving
forward, the remaining installation work on Washington Square South will
continue throughout next week.
On Friday, our contractors moved to Hawthorne Boulevard to start the
excavation process, preparing to install the two Hawthorne manholes. Also on Friday, our
contractors began saw cutting to remove pavement on the sections of
Congress Street that will be excavated in order to install the duct bank.
These duct banks will eventually house and protect the new transmission
cables between the South River Bridge on Congress Street, and the Hawthorne
Boulevard and Washington Square South manholes. As you know, this sequence
of construction has been developed with input from the City of Salem, and
our community partners. The sequence, as it is designed, provides the
shortest possible construction timeline and accordingly the least possible
impact to residents and businesses. The entire Salem Cable
Project team is dedicated to doing everything we can to make sure community
members are consistently supplied with information that will help folks
make decisions that will allow them to avoid any potential inconveniences
associated with construction. To that end, if you have feedback or
constructive ideas regarding how we can build on this effort, please
contact us by calling our toll-free hotline (844-SALEM-CABLE) or send us a note through our website. Again, thank you for
following our updates. Please don't hesitate to be in touch with any
questions you may have.
Help the City Address Park, Recreation, and Open Space Needs
- Deadline Extended
Help the City Address Park, Recreation, and Open
Residents are invited to complete a survey about Salem’s park,
recreation, and open space needs. The City has hired Gale Associates to conduct
a Recreational Facilities Needs Assessment & Master Plan and to update the
City’s Open Space & Recreation Plan. These plans, based on input from the
community, will help guide investment in Salem’s parks and open spaces.
This survey will be online until noon on Friday, April 10.
Please contact Tom Devine at the Department of Planning and
Community Development at 978-619-5685 or email@example.com with
La ciudad de Salem, busca ayuda en darle
dirección a los parques, el área de recreación y espacios abiertos.
Los residentes están invitados a completar una ~encuesta sobre las
necesidades de los parques, el área de recreación y de espacios abiertos. La
ciudad ha contratado a Gale Associates para que conduzcan una evaluación de
necesidad de recreación y plan para actualizar el plan de recreación y de
espacios abiertos en la ciudad.~ Los planes, y las respuestas de la comunidad
ayudaran a la ciudad de Salem a guiar inversiones en los parques y espacios
abiertos de la ciudad