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CITY BUSINESS 11-16-11 LMS

The Salmon City Council has approved and accepted a water rights settlement agreement between the city, the Arrowhead Water District and Edgar and Myrtle Edwards.

The council held a special work session on the agreement prior to the November 16 official acceptance to make sure all members understood the complex agreement before approving it.

During the public comment period at the end of the council meeting Laura Edwards thanked the city and the council for accepting the water rights agreement that has been in litigation for many years.

Other business before the council included approval of the annual Parade of Lights scheduled for November 25 at 6PM. Mayor Leo Marshall recalled that when first proposed many years ago he and others couldnít believe anyone would even consider standing out in the cold, after dark, to watch a parade. The parade has since become one of the communityís most popular local events.

It has been discovered that according to the Planning and Zoning code, there are too few members currently on the commission. Marshall said there are supposed to be from seven to nine people on the board and he presented two names for the council to consider as new appointees. He said Larry Brown has indicated interest and has spoken with some members of the council and with the City Planner. The other possible appointee was retired City Attorney John McKinney. The council unanimously approved both men, bringing the number of people on the P&Z Commission to seven.

Thanks to the local Idaho Fish and Game Department there will be a second restroom facility near the City Park baseball diamonds. Marshall said the departmentís resolution of Kidís Creek Park restroom problems has resulted in there being another restroom unit available for baseball players and fans. The work is a joint effort between City Park Superintendent Charley Cockrell and the department. The mayor thanked Cockrell and the Fish and Game personnel for making the much needed improvements possible.


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