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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON CENSUS AND DOGS 9-7-11 LMS

According to results of the 2010 Census, the City of Salmon has ten fewer people than it had in 2000 and a growing percentage of residents over 50.

During the Salmon City Council’s September 7 Roundtable Discussion, Councilman Jim Kluesner thanked City Clerk Mary Benton for finding and providing the statistics. He said that out of 3100 city residents 1348 are over the age of 50 which figures out to be 43.4 percent. There are 734 city residents between infancy and 19 years of age which equates to 23.4 percent of the population. Mayor Leo Marshall said that all the census statistics are available on the Internet and are very interesting.

Kluesner said the Parks Department has received a complaint about dogs in parks which are clearly posted ‘no dogs allowed.’ He said there are reports that dog owners are consistently taking their pets to the weekly Farmer’s Market at Cavanass Park and some people are being belligerent about having a right to do so. He said similar instances are happening at City Park where dogs are included in family gatherings. There has also been a complaint that 50 percent of the dogs taken for walks at the Sacajawea Center are not on leashes including one owned by one of the center employees. The latter situation has been corrected.

The complaints have been turned over to the city’s Safety Committee. That committee’s next meeting is set for September 14 at 3PM and is open to the public.

Councilman Jim Baker asked for an update on two properties the city has ordered cleaned. City Attorney Fred Snook told him there will be an update on both at the next council meeting.

Baker also asked for a breakdown from the Public Works Department on how many miles of road were oiled during the recent oiling project and how much it cost.

In his Urban Renewal (UR) update Baker told the council that two of the three properties owned by UR and located across from City Hall have been paid in full. The property on which money is still owed was once occupied by Quality Motors.

Councilman Bud Bartlett complimented Public Works Superintendent Mickey Verbeck for the excellent job of seal coating on city streets. City Administrator George Ambrose added a thank you to the county for its assistance in the paving project.

Bartlett also commended the overall look of Main Street with its hanging baskets of flowers as well as the many tubs and pots of flowers local businesses have placed in front of their stores.

Councilman Ron Radford thanked all the volunteers and workers who made the Sacajawea Center’s Heritage Days event such a great success.

The next meeting of the Salmon City Council will be September 21 beginning at 6PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.


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