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OFFICIAL BUSINESS 6-16-10 LMS

Ordinance 10-758 has been passed into law by the Salmon City Council.

The ordinance gives Recreational Vehicle Parks an official definition and establishes a specific sewer rate charge of .13 per RV space.

The ordinance states that an RV’s stay in allotted spaces provided by the seasonal businesses can be from one night up to a maximum of 30 days and that water and sewer services are not available to the parks on a year around basis. The fees just established may be reviewed annually.

The ordinance passed a first reading at the June 2nd council meeting. At the June 16th meeting the council voted unanimously to conduct the second and third required readings that evening. A roll call of the five councilmen in attendance produced a vote of four in favor and one opposed to the ordinance.

Councilmen Gutzman, Radford, Kluesner and Marshall voted for the ordinance and Bud Bartlett voted against it.

A street closure request from the Calvary Chapel was granted. The closure will take place on July 2nd during Salmon River Days and will affect a short portion of North Church Street between the Post Office and Calvary Church. Bob Fryer acted as spokesman and explained that the church provides a free barbeque to all and provides music for the event. He said last year they served 500 meals. The council unanimously voted to approve closing the street from nine in the morning until three in the afternoon.

An amendment to the Salmon Development code was put on hold pending a request from Councilman Jim Kluesner for a further explanation.

One of the hats worn by City Planner Dan Maiyo is that of Flood Zone Administrator. He said he administers the flood zone ordinance in compliance with the section of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) related to the city’s participation in a national flood insurance program.

Maiyo told the council that the City Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing June 8th to consider an amendment to Ordinance 10-759. The ordinance deals with a flood zone map which shows the Salmon and Lemhi River drainages. Maiyo said the amendment essentially corrects a misprinted reference in the code. He said, “The reference went absolutely nowhere. It had nothing to do with the intent of this particular standard.” Maiyo said the misprint has been holding up development and the administration of the code.

He explained the amendment is simply a correction of that reference and that the P&Z has recommended approval. Kluesner will meet with Maiyo to obtain further clarifications sometime before the July 7th council meeting.


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