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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE HEARS REQUESTS 10-19-11 LMS

City Councilman Bud Bartlett is Chairman of the city’s Public Works Committee and he reported the committee’s most recent activities to the October 19 meeting of the Salmon City Council.

The committee heard good news from Idaho Fish and Game Department Regional Wildlife Habitat Biologist Gregg Painter. Painter presented the committee with the department’s plan to replace the Kid’s Creek Pond Park rest room. City Public Works Superintendent Mickey Verbeck said the Fish and Games plan is a good one and he recommended the city work with the department on the project.

Verbeck also found a suggestion offered by Larry Eldridge to be a good solution to a long standing problem and recommended it be followed. Eldridge told the committee about issues concerning a North Lillian Street right of way and suggested that the city purchase a 15 foot strip of roadway so the street can be widened. The committee inspected the site and concluded the city should follow Eldridge’s suggestion and Verbeck’s official recommendation to purchase the small portion of roadway. The stated purchase price was $300.

Roy Jackson discussed a carport permit with the committee and he requested the city vacate a portion of Chaffin Lane and an alley. It has been determined that half of the street as well as half of the alley is located in the county. It was noted that Chaffin Lane serves as an access to property owned by Joe Proksch and therefore should not be vacated. It was further determined the city cannot vacate a county right of way. Jackson said he will move the carport if necessary.

Alison Stein presented a request that the city vacate a portion of Willow Avenue. Proksch voiced opposition to vacation of the street since it provides access to a parcel of land he owns. The committee checked the avenue’s location and recommended against vacating the street.

In response to a street improvement request from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stenersen the Public Works Committee inspected Gilmore Avenue. Bartlett said their request was related to access for a home they are planning to build. The committee will wait to make a recommendation until after building permit issues are resolved.

The next meeting of the Public Works Committee will be November 9th at 3PM in the Salmon Valley Center Meeting Room.


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