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SACAJAWEA CENTER TEAM MEETING REPORT 4-18-12 LMS

The Sacajawea Team met on April 11th and Team Chairman Jesse Bender reported results of the meeting to the Salmon City Council on April 18th.

She said that Mayor Leo Marshall attended the meeting and challenged the team to create a budget for the Center that would allow it to run well.

The team formed two subcommittees. One will work on a budget for Fiscal Year 2013 and the other will work with current partners of the center to develop a Memorandum of Understanding that will more clearly define usage fees for the partners. Bender told the City Council that the Center team plans to evaluate the list of current and potential new partners as part of the MOU being developed and that expectations of the Center and the partners will be more clearly identified.

Sacajawea Center Director Judy Barkley announced that three grants totaling $3,400 have been awarded and that several applications have been received for this seasonís internships at the Center. She said the facilityís popular Heritage Garden will be operated this year through an agreement between the Salmon Valley Stewardship and the Youth Employment Program.

Barkley also said the position of Center Groundskeeper-Facilities Maintenance will be retained however the wage per hour will be lowered and the work increased. An Administrative Assistant position has been posted and she said several applications have been received.

Bender said a Revised Governing Board Proposal submitted by team member Bob Russell was tabled pending the teamís further budget discussions.

The next regular meeting of the Sacajawea Center Team will be May 9th at 11:30AM in the facilityís Learning Center. The meetings are open to the public.


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