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OFF-LEASH STILL IN EFFECT ON ISLAND PARK 9-1-10 LMS

In his Parks and Recreation Committee report to the Salmon City Council September 1st committee chairman Leo Marshall recounted a citizenís concern about off-leash privileges for dogs.

Marshall said some constituents approached the committee after its August 25th meeting which took place on Island Park and asked if the city was going to revoke the off-leash rules for dogs at Island Park. They were assured there were no such plans.

The city ordinance states that up to two dogs per person are allowed off-leash on Island Park except from 11:30AM to 1PM when people are using the park for noon hour lunches.

Dogs are no longer allowed off-leash at the Sacajawea Center since the property is now in the city limits and subject to city ordinances.

Items discussed during the Parks and Recreation Committee meeting included memorial benches that will be installed in various places on Island Park. It was decided that locations for the benches will be determined when the benches arrive.

City Recreation Director Judy Barkley, a member of the committee, said the uneven surface of the sidewalk between the swimming pool building and the Golf Course needs to be repaired and that the lockers at the pool were in need of paint. The locker rooms and the office were being painted as the committee was meeting. She also said the outside of the swimming pool building needs to be treated as does the new Police Department office building at the Sacajawea Center. Barkley thought there could be a savings in purchasing enough treatment to do both buildings and is checking prices.

Marshall said that a local businessman who deals with equipment sales had noticed a new mower being used at the Kidís Creek Pond and asked if the city had requested bids before making the purchase.

Mayor John Miller answered the question. He said the City Parks Superintendent stated a specific preference for a tractor made by John Deere and three bids were received from dealers who handle that brand.

Concluding his report Marshall said the City Recreation Director was asked why the swimming pool was closed so early in the season and Barkley explained the college age staff members had to leave for school and it has been established that pool revenue is lost during the Lemhi County Fair. She said aerobics and laps will continue until September 18th.

The next meeting of the City Parks and Recreation Committee will be September 22nd at 11:30AM. The location of the meeting will be announced at the next City Council meeting.


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