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PARKS AND RECREATION 6-2-10 LMS

The large pavilion at City Park has a new fence around it thanks to an Eagle Scout project.

City Parks and Recreation Committee Chairman Leo Marshall told the Salmon City Council during its June 2nd meeting that Jeff Bennett is the Scout behind the new addition and he said there is another scout looking at placing new fences in other sections of the park to fulfill an Eagle Scout project. Marshall extended thanks to Jeff, his troop and to Jeff’s family.

Ron Adams from the Salmon Baseball Association was in attendance at the committee’s May 26th meeting to discuss the association’s obligations under its formal agreement with the city.

He mentioned installing a net between the association’s ball field and the little league field as a fly-ball barrier between the fields. He also discussed the fence the association is supposed to build between the field and the Golf Course. Adams asked if the association could work with the city on rebuilding the walking path that was moved to accommodate the field.

City Parks Superintendant Charlie Cockrell told Adams that there is some City Park road work scheduled for this fall and that perhaps the city and the association could work together on materials.

Other items discussed were outfield mowing and problems with the sprinkler system that waters the field. Adams wondered why the city is not watering the field and was told that according to the agreement the baseball association is responsible for construction, development, operation, maintenance and improvements. Marshall said based on those terms the committee felt it is up to the association to do the watering and suggested having a sprinkler specialist check the watering system to determine why it isn’t watering the whole field.

A question was raised concerning tree trimming in Town Square Park. Cockrell said that Urban Renewal pays the City Parks Department for mowing the park however he thought the agency was responsible for tree trimming.

City committee meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged. The next Parks and Recreation Committee meeting will be June 23 at 11:30AM. The meeting location will be decided at the council’s June 16th meeting.


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