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COUNCIL COMPLIMENTS GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS 1-19-11 LMS

Charlotte Snook, President of the Salmon Valley Golf Association, presented the Salmon City Council with a copy of the organization’s projected budget, cost sheets and an update on operations.

She said that Bill Allen Accounting is handling the payroll details and Kala Tolman is doing the association’s bookkeeping. Gary Schroeder will be returning as golf pro and Josh Tolman will continue to be the Golf Course Superintendent. Snook said course improvements are planned and more golf carts will be available.

There are 190 memberships currently on the mailing list. Since some of the memberships are for couples and families Snook estimated there could be as many as 300 actual members. The association president predicted the coming season will be the course’s best year ever.

City Administrator George Ambrose took the lead in stating his appreciation for the work accomplished by the Golf Course Association saying that most courses in other cities are a financial burden. He said, “You aren’t a drain to the city. You present a pretty darn good golf course. We are lucky, as a small city that barely has enough population to support a golf course, to have a board that runs it independently from us and stays in the black.”

Mayor Leo Marshall said he has heard nothing but high praise for the job being done by Tolman and Councilman Ken Gutzman added, “You are one of two municipal golf courses in the state of Idaho that is self sufficient and you ought to be proud of that.”

The City Council then happily approved renewal of the $1 per year Club House lease agreement between the city and the Salmon Golf Course Association.

In other business the council approved the appointment of Bebe Dodds to the Local Option Tax Commission Board and the appointment of Salmon Valley Chamber of Commerce President Cori Allen to the Urban Renewal Board of Directors. The LOT appointment was approved unanimously and the Urban Renewal vote to appoint resulted in a tie which was broken with a yes vote by Mayor Marshall.

Former councilman George Miley was appointed to the Sacajawea Center Committee on a vote of three to two.

Permission was given to Salmon River Spokes and Chrome to stage the annual parade in celebration of its traditional Father’s Day Car Show. Club president Brian Rogers told the council that this year’s event will take place June 17-18-19. The Main Street Parade will begin at 6PM on the 18th.

A request to change services at 1506 Main Street was approved. The cabin at that location dates to 1910 and the most recent owner, Peter Grubb of Coeur d’Alene, has erected a steel building behind it for his outfitting business. The new building was plumbed and connected to the cabin’s sewer and water service. Because needed repairs to the old structure’s plumbing would cause an extensive disturbance to the old cabin and he does not use the building, Grubb asked that the service to the house be disconnected. The council’s approval was based on recommendations from City Waste Water Treatment Superintendent Harry Shanafelt and Public Works Superintendent Mickey Verbeck. Once the sewer line to the house is capped, records will show that only one building at that address is now actively connected to the city services.

During the council’s Roundtable Discussion period, Councilman Ron Radford issued the following statement: “This is to express my apology for the incident that occurred at City Hall on July 28th, 2010.

“I regret that I became upset and offended Mr. Calvin Leman. Every citizen of Salmon has a right to express his or her own personal, political opinion. My emotions overrode my behavior that day and for that I am sorry.

“This was an unfortunate situation that has caused unnecessary attention to the City of Salmon.

“I ask the citizens to accept my apology. I am dedicated to putting this matter behind me and to moving forward with the business of the City of Salmon.”


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