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PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM REPORT 10-17-12 LMS

City Councilman Ken Hill reported to the Salmon City Council October 17 meeting that Public Safety Team topics continue to be mostly about visibility and traffic sign issues.

At its October 10 meeting the team discussed visibility restrictions being caused by the Steele Memorial Medical Center sign at the intersection of Main and Daisy streets. It was determined that, based on measurements, the sign is in compliance with city code with the possible exception of a small portion of its base and that the problem is being caused by a bush in front of the sign. The hospital will remove the bush. Hill said there are many other intersections along Main Street that have far worse traffic visibility problems.

City Planner Dan Maiyo provided the team with pictures of intersections which have received reduced visibility complaints from school bus drivers. The lack of visibility is being caused by overgrown trees, bushes and large vehicles. He said he and the Police Department will be working with property owners to alleviate the issues.

The team agreed speed limit signs on Roosevelt Avenue may help slow traffic on that heavily used street and then discussed other areas also in need additional speed limit signs.

The Public Safety Team recommended a budget for signs be created and that sign placement be left to Police Chief KV Felker and the Public Works Department.

Research into a previously requested placement of signs to indicate River Front Drive confirmed there is a street sign near the Main Street/Highway 93 North intersection and at the intersection of Ida Street and River Front Drive. Additional signs will be posted if appropriate.

The team also discussed a recent law enforcement incident at a local business and learned Chief Felker has worked out the resulting concerns expressed by the business owner.

The next meeting of the Public Safety Team will be November 14 at 5:15PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room. Additional truck traffic which has been added to South St. Charles Street due to the Charter School busses use of Water Street will be a subject on that meeting’s agenda. The meetings are open to the public.


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