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APPRECIATION 1-4-12 LMS
January 4, 2012 was a night of appreciation at the year’s first Salmon City Council meeting.
Mayor Leo Marshall presented Plaques of Appreciation to retiring City Councilmen Bud Bartlett and Ron Radford. The plaques honored their many years of service to the community.
The awards continued with Plaques of Appreciation for dedicated service on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission presented to Jessie Bender, Fred Waidely and Dennis Lyle who is the veteran of the group with a record of 15 years on the board. City Planner Dan Maiyo offered his personal thanks to the recipients for the service they have provided to the community and said the Planning and Zoning Commission is the most important commission in the city.
The evening’s agenda then proceeded to the swearing in of four city officials elected to office in November 2011. City Clerk Mary Benton read the oath of office to councilmen Fred Waidely, Ken Hill, Jim Bockelman, Jesse Bender and Mayor Leo Marshall. Bender was elected to a two-year council term and the others to four-year terms.
Immediately following the official ceremony his fellow council members elected Councilman Jim Baker as Council President. It will be his job to conduct council meetings during any absence of the mayor.
Mayor Marshall proposed nominees to serve on the Local Option Tax Commission and the council approved his recommendations of Jennifer Larson and Craig McCallum. Business people serving on the commission must represent businesses that are directly affected by tourism. Larson is the owner of the Savage Grill and McCallum is the owner and baker at the Odd Fellows Bakery. Marilyn Nutt was also approved for another three year term on the LOT Commission.
Each councilman is assigned to serve on the various city committees such as Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Safety, Finance and Sacajawea Center. Marshall postponed his selections until all council members had a chance to review the committee list. He will announce the appointments at the January 18 City Council meeting and since there are currently no pressing issues before any of the committees there will be no committee meetings until after the new membership assignments.
The January 18 meeting will begin at 6PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room. All council meetings are open to the public.
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