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PUBLIC WORKS TEAM REPORT 4-18-12 LMS

A report on topics discussed April 10th by the city’s Public Works Team was delivered to the April 18th meeting of the Salmon City Council by team chairman Fred Waidely.

He said the centerline marking for the Elks Road will get underway when the weather permits. The team also recommended that water and sewer hookup fees should be increased to $2000 each. The council will decide whether or not to follow that recommendation.

Waidely relayed a citizen complaint over a weather related frost heave on a portion of an Americans with Disabilities Act sidewalk installed by the state at Kay and Main Street. The state will be notified of the problem thought to be caused by moisture under the sidewalk.

The Public Works Team discussed the City Code that relates to sidewalk construction and recommended some changes for the council to consider.

Waidely said an inspection of the waste water system inverted siphon under the Salmon River is scheduled for the week of April 23rd. Results of the inspection, performed by way of closed circuit TV, will dictate what repairs are needed and how soon they need to be made.

The Test Filter System for the wastewater plant has arrived and will be in operation for about three weeks. Results of the evaluation will be reported when completed.

Public Works Superintendent Mickey Verbeck told the team that an ‘inserta-valve’ is needed at the waterworks plant in order to utilize the second wastewater pond and clean out the pond now in use. The cost of the valve will be $7500 and was scheduled to be installed on April 17th.

Waidely said that City Administrator George Ambrose reported the Library Board would like to purchase from the city the land under the Library building. Ambrose also said that he will be asking for bids on the sidewalk-repair-replacement project on Fulton Street.

City Councilman Jim Kluesner told the Public Works Team about a business that is possibly out of compliance with city code and Waidely said the possibility will be investigated.

Kluesner also asked if city employees would be able to bid on items the city had placed in an upcoming auction. He was told the only city people not allowed to bid are the mayor, council members and their immediate families.

The next meeting of the city’s Public Works Team will take place on May 9th at 4 PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting rooms.


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