SILVERTONAPPEAL.COM ❚ WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018 ❚ 3B Prepping for Salem homeless count Capi Lynn Salem Statesman Journal I USA TODAY NETWORK All year long, advocates and volunteers struggle to put a face on the homeless crisis, humanizing the men, women and children living on Salem's streets. But today, for one day only, their sole objective will be to turn everyone into a statistic. A network of advocates and nonprofits, with help from an army of volunteers, will conduct a homeless count for Marion and Polk counties. Teams of Statesman Journal reporters and photog- raphers will tag along. We'll provide updates through- out the day on StatesmanJournal.com. We hope you tag along, too, as we begin to put a face on the home- less in our community. Through a series of images and stories this year, we will shine a spotlight on our homeless crisis. We will report on what is working in our community and what is not. We will team up with experts to explain the roots of the problem, how homelessness has changed, and perhaps even offer some solutions. It all starts with the annual “Point-in-Time” count, which is mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for communities across the country to be eligible for money for programs that ad- dress homelessness. The PIT count is locally coordinated and executed on a single day/night. HUD requires it be done in the last 10 days of January because it's the coldest time of year and more people are likely to be seeking shelter, giving communities a more accurate snapshot of homelessness at its peak. Information gathered helps our community secure federal dollars, understand the causes and identify gaps in current services. The count is part of a formula HUD uses to award grants through the Continuum of Care Program, which is designed to promote a community-wide commit- ment to the goal of ending homelessness. “The better we’re able to count it, the better we’re able to draw funding back to our area for more re- sources to address a problem that is getting worse,” said Jimmy Jones, program director of the nonprofit Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency. Community Action and other agencies serving the homeless in Marion and Polk counties rely on as much as $900,000 annually in Continuum of Care grants. The grants this year total about $880,000 and will be divided between Community Action, Shangri-La and Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network. While that’s a huge chunk of change, it’s a relatively small piece of the pie for each agency. “HUD dollars are 10 percent of our budget,” Jones said. The funds have remained fairly steady despite a fluctuation in the number of homeless people identi- fied in Marion and Polk counties from year to year. The count has ranged from 718 to 3,366 since 2007. The av- erage during that span is more than 2,100. Last year, 1,151 homeless people were counted. A network of advocates and nonprofits, with help from an army of volunteers, will conduct a homeless count for Marion and Polk counties. DANIELLE PETERSON/STATESMAN JOURNAL Local organizers acknowledge the count is flawed, but it’s a hoop they must jump through. They say HUD’s parameters have changed over the years and the methodology of collecting data has var- ied. The weather, advance police sweeps, and the nat- ural movement of the homeless population also have contributed to the fluctuation. Counting the homeless is a daunting task that will be overseen by the Community Action’s ARCHES Pro- gram. “This is such a crazy, difficult thing to do,” lead orga- nizer Diane Merry said. “We try to do a better job every year, which makes it that much more work as we try to get out to places like Mill City and Falls City.” Merry has been with Community Action for 27 years. She's been involved with every count. It's never difficult to round up volunteers to help, but managing them is. More than 100 people have signed up to assist on Wednesday and will be orga- nized in teams and assigned to specific areas. I was a volunteer for the count in 2009, and finding homeless people was a challenge. They often move from place to place, depending on the time of day and the season, and they don’t always want to be found. Volunteers undergo training and will be armed with clipboards and survey forms. Each person counted will be logged by the first letter of their first name, the first three letters of their last name, and their date of birth to ensure there is no duplication. The one-page survey focuses on how long they've been homeless, the causes of their homelessness, and where they're staying now. Mobile teams will hit the usual hotspots where the homeless congregate, including Wallace Marine Park and Cascades Gateway Park. They will canvass under bridges, on riverbanks and in bushes and brambles. Advocates have spread the word about the count, offering incentives for people to come to designated survey sites. Thanks to a $5,000 grant from United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, 185 sleeping bags, 100 tents, 450 pairs of socks and 300 metal water bottles will be handed out at various locations. clynn@StatesmanJournal.com, 503-302-4115, or follow on Twitter @CapiLynn and Facebook @CapiL- ynnSJ NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Review Body: Planning Commission February 13th, 7:00 p.m. Hearing Date & Time: Hearing Location: Council Chambers, Silverton Community Center; 421 South Water Street. Agenda Item #1: File Number AN-17-03 & PA 17-04 & LA-17-03. Annexation application to annex 685 Schemmel Lane and the ad- jacent Taxlot 601W34BB 03600 into the City Limits and zone the properties R-1, Single Family Residential with a concurrent Property Line Adjustment request to shift the common property line to the south by 12’ with a Partition application to Partition Taxlot 061W34BB 03600 into three parcels with parcel 1 contain- ing 9,028 square feet, parcel two containing 8,800 square feet, and parcel 3 containing 10,356 square feet and parcel 3 being desig- nated a duplex lot.. Located on the west side of Schemmel Lane at 685 Schemmel Lane, Marion County Assessor’s Map 061W34BB, Tax Lots 03500 & 03600. The application will be re- viewed following the criteria found in Silverton Development Code sections 4.10.140, 4.3.210, & 4.3.140. Agenda Item #2: File Number VR-18-01. Variance application allow a Home Birthing Center in the R-1 zone at 301 Koons Street by varying the home occupation standards to allow the use to op- erate as a standalone use with no one residing in the dwelling and to allow customers to visit the site after 7:00 p.m. The appli- cation will be reviewed following the criteria found in Silverton Development Code section 5.1.700. All interested persons and the general public will be given an op- portunity to be heard relative to the application either by submit- ting material in writing to City Hall or providing oral testimony at the Public Hearing. Failure of an issue to be raised in a hear- ing, in person or by letter, or failure to provide enough detail to afford the decision maker an opportunity to respond precludes appeal to LUBA based on that issue. Additional information and/or review of this application, including all documents and evidence submitted, may be obtained at Silverton City Hall, 306 South Water Street, or by telephoning Jason Gottgetreu at (503) 874-2212. Copies of the staff report will be available seven (7) days prior to the public hearing and are available for review at no cost at City Hall, a copy can be provided on request at a rea- sonable cost. Silverton Appeal 1/31/2018 PUBLIC NOTICES POLICY Public Notices are published by the Statesman Journal and available online at w w w .S ta te s m a n J o u r n a l.c o m . The Statesman Journal lobby is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach them by phone at 503-399-6789. In order to receive a quote for a public notice you must e-mail your copy to SJLegals@StatesmanJournal.com , and our Legal Clerk will return a proposal with cost, publication date(s), and a preview of the ad. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Senior Center thanks Care Fair participants The Silverton Senior Center would like to say thanks to: ComForCare, Wellness at Home, First Call, Provi- dence Benedictine Home Health, New Horizons, Home Instead, North West Senior & Disability Services, Ore- gon Care Partners, Oregon Home Care Commission, Senior Helpers for Participating in the Care Fair at the Silverton Senior Center. Also, thanks to Avamere, Wellness at Home, Brookstone Memory Care, Country Meadows, Bristol Hospice, Mt. Angel Towers, Silver- ton's Dodgeball Group-Erica Rumpca & Mindy Duerst, Rose Hope, and Donna Wada for donating freebies and helping out to make this event so successful, educational and fun! Dodie Brockamp, Executive Director Silverton Senior Center " "- # #& && '#,& /#+& "- #! 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