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    Emergency Rental Available for County Residents

    Date: 8/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
    Posted by: Board of Commissioners Office

    ​Emergency rental assistance is now available for Marion County households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Marion County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. The program covers up to 12 months of past due rent and utilities and may pay up to three months of forward rent at a time, not to exceed a total of 18 months of assistance. Past due rent must be paid before future rent coverage is eligible. Utility costs include electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, and bulk fuels. 

    Community members may apply online at www.co.marion.or.us/RentalAssistance or by calling the customer service line toll free 1-833-227-5161.

    Eligible landlords who participate in the Emergency Rental Assistance program can get reimbursed for 100 percent of an eligible tenant's unpaid rent from April 1, 2020, to present for a total of 12 months.

    Eligible tenants can apply for 100 percent of the past due rent from April 1, 2020, to present for a total of 12 months, which will be paid directly to their landlord. Eligible tenants can receive prospective (future) rental assistance equal to 100 percent of their monthly rent for up to three months at a time. Eligible tenants may also receive assistance for unpaid utility bills accumulated from April 1, 2020, to present. Unpaid utility bills will be paid directly to the utility company.

    Federal eligibility requirements include renters whose primary household is in Marion County and are behind on their rent; one or more members of the household can demonstrate how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their ability to pay rent or utilities; and an annual household income below 80 percent of the Area Median Income for the household size.

    In addition to federal eligibility requirements, Marion County has prioritized the following households:

    • Families with children (at least one adult and one child)

    • Seniors (age 58 years or older)

    • Households affected by the 2020 Santiam Canyon wildfires

    • Households referred by Marion County department programs

    The federal Emergency Rental Assistance program is authorized through September 2025. Marion County anticipates participating in the program as long as funding is available. For more information or to apply for assistance, visit www.co.marion.or.us/RentalAssistance

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  • Oct
    28

    Silverton Road Bridge Replacement Project

    Posted by: Public Works

    Silverton Road Closure

    SALEM, OR – Silverton Road is currently closed between 60th Avenue and 64th Place for the replacement of the Silverton Road Bridge over the Little Pudding River. Due to utility and other unforeseen delays, the Silverton Road closure is being extended to January 31, 2022. Until the road is reopened, two well-marked detour routes will remain in place as shown on the attached map.

    Closing Silverton Road during construction has ensured that all of the in-water work has occurred within the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s designated in-water work window for the Little Pudding River in one construction season without impacting homes on either side of Silverton Road.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice or the project in general, please visit the project website at
    https://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Engineering/Projects/Pages/SilvRdBridge.aspx or contact Desiree Tokyo, Office Specialist III, at (503)588-5036 or by email at dtokyo@co.marion.or.us.


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  • Aug
    2

    Emergency Rental Available for County Residents

    Posted by: Board of Commissioners Office

    ​Emergency rental assistance is now available for Marion County households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Marion County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps eligible low-income households with their past due rent and utilities. The program covers up to 12 months of past due rent and utilities and may pay up to three months of forward rent at a time, not to exceed a total of 18 months of assistance. Past due rent must be paid before future rent coverage is eligible. Utility costs include electricity, gas, home energy services, water, sewer, trash removal, and bulk fuels. 

    Community members may apply online at www.co.marion.or.us/RentalAssistance or by calling the customer service line toll free 1-833-227-5161.

    Eligible landlords who participate in the Emergency Rental Assistance program can get reimbursed for 100 percent of an eligible tenant's unpaid rent from April 1, 2020, to present for a total of 12 months.

    Eligible tenants can apply for 100 percent of the past due rent from April 1, 2020, to present for a total of 12 months, which will be paid directly to their landlord. Eligible tenants can receive prospective (future) rental assistance equal to 100 percent of their monthly rent for up to three months at a time. Eligible tenants may also receive assistance for unpaid utility bills accumulated from April 1, 2020, to present. Unpaid utility bills will be paid directly to the utility company.

    Federal eligibility requirements include renters whose primary household is in Marion County and are behind on their rent; one or more members of the household can demonstrate how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their ability to pay rent or utilities; and an annual household income below 80 percent of the Area Median Income for the household size.

    In addition to federal eligibility requirements, Marion County has prioritized the following households:

    • Families with children (at least one adult and one child)

    • Seniors (age 58 years or older)

    • Households affected by the 2020 Santiam Canyon wildfires

    • Households referred by Marion County department programs

    The federal Emergency Rental Assistance program is authorized through September 2025. Marion County anticipates participating in the program as long as funding is available. For more information or to apply for assistance, visit www.co.marion.or.us/RentalAssistance

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  • Apr
    13

    FDA and CDC announce pause in use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

    Posted by: Health and Human Services - COVID Testing

    Update: Monday, April 26, 2021

    On Friday, the FDA announced that it recommends use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be resumed. The Oregon Health Authority has cleared providers to begin using the vaccine again as long as patients are provided information warning of the rare but serious risk of blood clots. More information is available from the Oregon Health Authority.

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    On Tuesday, April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food & Drug Administration announced that use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been paused while they investigate six cases of a severe and rare type of blood clot in women between the ages of 18 and 48.

    Following directives from the Oregon Health Authority, all vaccine providers in Marion County have been notified to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

    People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider. Health care providers are asked to report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System at https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html.

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    As more information becomes available, we will update this post. 


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  • Mar
    10

    North Fork Corridor closes to public access

    Posted by: Public Works

    Marion County is temporarily restricting access and closing parks along the Little North Fork Santiam River corridor. Today, the Board of Commissioners approved two orders that will restrict public access to North Fork, Gates Hill, and Pioneer Roads to property owners and their guests, contractors, and agents. The county is additionally closing North Fork Park, Salmon Falls Park, and Bear Creek Park and Campground and the corridor will be closed to bicyclists and non-resident pedestrians.

    Public and private lands around the Little North Fork Santiam River basin were heavily damaged during the September 2020 Beachie Creek and Lionshead wildfires. The closures are meant to support rebuilding and reconstruction of wildfire damaged properties.

    Commissioner Danielle Bethell said, "These restrictions are meant to protect people from hazards in the North Fork corridor. We understand there will be frustration from the public; however, we have to do what is right and safe for everyone. We hope people will have understanding and grace through the rebuilding process." She continued, "For the time being we're encouraging people to explore Oregon's other amazing parks and recreational opportunities."

    Public Works anticipates it will take approximately 18 months to restore wildfire damaged roads and two to three years to fully rebuild county parks. Marion County parks sustained considerable damage with the near total destruction of vegetation and park amenities and it remains unsafe to enter the parks due to the large number of dead and standing trees that can fall with little or no warning.

    A large volume of woody debris, both floating and submerged, is moving down the watershed on a daily basis making it unsafe for the public to enter the Little North Fork Santiam River at this time.

    Marion County Public Works will post road signs on North Fork, Gates Hill, and Pioneer Roads notifying the public of the restricted access. Signs are expected to be in place within the next month. Additional restrictions include:

    • No parking and no bicyclists within the North Fork, Gates Hill and Pioneer Road rights-of-way.
    • No recreational access to the Little North Fork Santiam River from North Fork Road, Gates Hill Road, Pioneer Road, North Fork Park, Salmon Falls Park or Bear Creek Park and Campground.

    We appreciate the public's partnership as we begin the process of making our beautiful North Fork corridor safe for residents and visitors. 

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  • Mar
    2

    Reduced Bridge Load Rating

    Posted by: Public Works

    South River Road: Willamette River Bridge
    Independence, OR 
    Bridge #05789A

    SALEM, OR – ODOT recently completed an updated load rating analysis for the South River Road Independence Bridge (bridge #05789A) over the Willamette River. As a result of ODOT's analysis, all single unit trucks will be limited to 25 tons gross vehicle weight and all tractor-trailers will be limited to 27 tons gross vehicle weight. The following sign will be posted at each end of the bridge, as well as major roads leading to the bridge. The sign depicts single unit and multi-unit truck configurations along with the respective weight limit for that configuration. These load restrictions will not affect passenger vehicles, pickups, RVs and other non-commercial vehicles.

    The County is required to post the bridge within 30 days of receiving notice of a load rating resulting in a reduction in load capacity.  An alternative route exists for many trucks via Highway 22 through West Salem. Reducing the allowable truck loads on this bridge will prevent over-stress of the structure and will help preserve this vital community link.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, please contact Jeff Johnson, Office Specialist, at (503) 588-5036 or by email at JJohnson@co.marion.or.us.   

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  • Jan
    21

    Silverton Road Bridge Replacement Project Upcoming Construction

    Posted by: Public Works

    ​SALEM, OR – Marion County has received federal funds to replace the Silverton Road Bridge over the Little Pudding River. The project is located on Silverton Road between 60th Avenue and 64th Place. The County has awarded the contract for construction to Farline Bridge, Inc., of Stayton Oregon and construction is scheduled to begin this spring. The contractor's closure schedule will be released when it becomes available.

    During construction, Silverton Road will be closed to through traffic between 60th Avenue and 64th Place. The closure will start this spring and will end by Thanksgiving 2021. While Silverton Road is closed, two well-marked detour routes will be in place.

    Closing Silverton Road during construction ensures that all of the in-water work can occur within the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's designated in-water work window for the Little Pudding River in one construction season. Silverton Road will be reopened prior to the start of the holiday shopping season, a commitment made by Marion County to the Silverton business community.                                     

    If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice or the project in general, please visit the project website at https://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/Engineering/Projects/Pages/SilvRdBridge.aspx or contact Jill Ogden, Senior Engineering Technician, at (503)588-5036 or by email at jogden@co.marion.or.us.  


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