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WAR ON BEETLES CONTINUES 8-4-10 LMS

Protecting city trees from deadly beetle infestations was once again the topic of discussion at the latest meeting of the City Parks and Recreation Committee.

Committee Chairman Leo Marshall told the August 4 meeting of the Salmon City Council that the Forest Service in Ketchum has sent information on what prevention measures work best in that area. He said Parks Supervisor Charlie Cockrell has obtained tree spray from the Golf Course and will start applying it on trees at the Cemetery. In his report he said money still needs to be found for treating trees in the parks, Sacajawea Center, Business and Innovation Center and the Hockey Rink however Mayor John Miller said he has used monies from his executive fund to cover the costs.

Marshall announced to all pet owners who enjoy walking their dogs at either Island Park or the Sacajawea Center that the supply of canine fecal bags has now been replenished at both sites. Cleaning-up-after efforts are very much appreciated.

He said in answer to the question of conducting a Doggie Wash during the Farmer’s Market at the Town Square where dogs are not allowed, the event was a fund raiser for the local 4-H Club.

Marshall said that city parks where dogs are not allowed are posted to that effect. It was suggested that violations of that ordinance should be reported to the Sheriff’s Dispatch center. The ordinance permitting dogs to be off leash on Island Park, except during the lunch hour, will be checked for the number of dogs allowed per person. It was also mentioned that since the Sacajawea Center is now within the city limits, under the city’s dog ordinance dogs being walked at the center have to be on leashes.

The next meeting of the Parks and Recreation Committee is scheduled for August 25th on Island Park at 11:30AM.


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