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ATTENTION DOG OWNERS 7-9-10 LMS

Dog owners are not being responsible about cleaning up after their pets according to a Parks and Recreation Committee report presented to the Salmon City Council at its July 7th meeting.

Committee Chairman Leo Marshall said that even though the city provides clean up bags at Island Park and bags are provided at the Sacajawea Centerís dog park they are unfortunately not being used.

He said a group of young people is coming to Salmon for a soccer clinic and has offered to do service projects after the scheduled practices. City Parks Superintendent Charlie Cockrell is lining up some appropriate jobs and will be working with the young volunteers.

The committee is concerned over the potential loss of city trees due to beetle kill. Areas affected could be City Park, the Sacajawea Center, the Hockey Rink, the Business Center and the Cemetery.

It was suggested it is better to prevent the loss than to have to replace the trees. Due to the unforeseen infestation the committee recommended that money from the cityís contingency fund be used to purchase the tree-hung bags that protect against beetles before the attack begins. Superintendent Cockrell is checking on costs.

Recreation Director Judy Barkley spoke to the committee about the summer golf program. Thirty young people participated in this yearís program at the city owned golf course however Barkley said the golf pro may not allow the program next year. She said each young golfer was charged a $10 fee half of which went to the golf pro. Barkley recommended the City Council look into the situation with the goal of finding a workable solution for next yearís program.

The next meeting of the city Parks and Recreation Committee will be July 28th at 11:30AM. The meetings are open to the public.


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