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PARKS AND FINANCE TEAM REPORTS 10-17-12 LMS

Some new policies regarding late payments for utility services will be reviewed at the next meeting of the cityís Finance Team.

Finance Team Chairman Jim Bockelman told the Salmon City Council October 17th that there are approximately 200 late payments on utility bills and that around 10 to 15 services have to be shut off each month. He said City Finance Director Amy Fealko will prepare the new late payment guidelines with a goal of abbreviating the process presently employed.

Three major Capital Investment projects were completed this fall. Bockelman said City Administrator George Ambrose told the team new roofing has been installed on City Hall, the swimming pool building and on the Police Station.

Ambrose also said that the construction drawings for Fulton Street sidewalk repairs are completed. That project will be advertised for bids sometime early next Spring.

Bockelman told the council that final year figures for fiscal year 2011-12 will be available soon. He said when the reports are completed Fealko will place a copy of the year-end report as well as the latest quarterly report in council memberís mail boxes. The figures will be discussed at the Finance Teams next meeting which is set for November 13 at 11AM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.

Removal of a line of old trees in City Park was a topic of discussion during the October 11 Parks and Recreation Team meeting. Team chairman Jim Kluesner told the council that according to a recent survey the trees are on city property. The team has recommended the trees be removed along with removal and replacement of an old fence. Plans call for the trees to be replaced with an appropriate species purchased through a bidding process.

Kluesner said Administrator Ambrose will be contacting adjoining property owners about what sort of ditch work they would prefer in that area and whether they would be willing to share in the cost of fence replacement. The tree removal will be discussed at the Parks & Recreation Teamís November 14 meeting.

Kluesner said that upon receipt of estimates on swimming pool boiler replacement the team asked Ambrose to write a yearly service maintenance contract with Superior Boiler for start up and shut down services. He said after seeing the to-do list at the swimming pool facility the team decided to ask the mayor about posting a job opening for a pool supervisor. Since that meeting Mayor Leo Marshall has asked Sacajawea Center Director Judy Barkley to begin the job posting process for next summerís opening. She will oversee the facility for this winter.

The Parks and Recreation teamís November 14 meeting will take place at 10AM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.


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