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AGREEMENTS AND APPROVALS 2-1-12 LMS

Baseball and Softball Association representatives were guests at the city’s January meeting of the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee according to a February 1st report to the Salmon City Council.

Committee Chairman, Councilman Jim Kluesner, said the representatives requested a few changes in their agreement with the city in regard to enforcement of the ‘no dogs allowed’ responsibilities. Kluesner said phone numbers for the police and the dog catcher will be posted in case of any compliance problems with the city’s Dog Ordinance rules.

Kluesner said that both the city and the association will be double checking on liability insurance and he told the committee of Calvary Chapel’s desire to place a table and bench at the Skate Park. He said he will check into further details regarding the chapel’s offer.

Kluesner said two recreational agreements have been returned to the committee. One was the Baseball Association agreement and the other was from the Hockey Association pertaining to operation and maintenance of the public ice skating rink.

Later in the council meeting the Salmon River Baseball Association agreement was approved. The purpose of the agreement is mostly so that city crews can coordinate irrigation and other grounds maintenance with times and dates of ball games.

During council discussion of the agreement Councilman Jim Bockelman stated that during sponsored events the association is responsible for informing the public about the no pets in the park regulations but will not be expected to enforce the dog ordinance.

The Hockey Association Agreement was also approved by the council with one change made to clarify payments in the event of a short season.

The city has been paying the association up to $3,000 a year to maintain the public ice rink. The rate of pay includes such expenses as the power bill for night lighting.

Councilman Jim Baker was concerned about there being a mechanism for adjusting the rate of pay in the event of a short ice skating season. City Finance Director Amy Fealko said she withholds payment to the association until receipt of itemized invoices. To clarify payment during a short season she suggested adding the phrase, “…up to $1000 per month of rink operations” to the agreement.

Her suggestion was accepted and the agreement was unanimously approved by the council.

The Parks and Recreation Committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, February 21, at 11AM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.


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