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PARKS AND RECREATION 6-20-12 LMS

Attention to needs at City Park occupied the cityís Parks and Recreation Teamís June 19th meeting according to a report to the City Council from the teamís chairman, Salmon City Councilman Jim Kluesner.

Kluesner told the Salmon City Council on June 20th that the new City Park Golf Course sign would be put in place the next day. The team\'s newest member, Swimming Pool Manager Jenny Torgerson, was to coordinate the post planting and sign raising project. Kluesner relayed a suggestion made by Parks Superintendent Charlie Cockerel concerning garbage cans at the golf course. He recommended moving the cans closer to the wall of the metal Golf Cart shed to prevent them from being blown over by the wind. Putting any kind of enclosure around them would impede the regular trash pick up process. Councilman Fred Waidely brought up the possibility that a trash bin fire could endanger the building even though it is metal. Kluesner agreed it would be a good idea to check with the fire department before moving the cans.

Topics of attention in the swimming pool area were rusted diving board bolts that are staining the board and the need to replace the lifeguard chairs. It was also noted that the wooden decking under the chairs is rotten.

The team recommended to Torgerson that she get cost estimates from local welders for the bolt problem and decided the council should consider the $1,000 cost per lifeguard chair.

Mayor Leo Marshall said he has talked with a solar power company and a representative will be attending the councilís July 18 meeting. City Administrator George Ambrose is researching the most energy efficient options so that all the information will be on hand when the swimming pool facilityís present boiler gives out.

The next meeting of the Parks and Recreation Team is scheduled for July 17th at 11AM.


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