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FIRE HYDRANT MAINTENANCE 1-16-13 LMS

The cityís Public Works Team main topic of discussion during its January 9 meeting was implementation of an annual schedule of maintenance for the cityís fire hydrants. City Public Works Supervisor Harry Shanafelt, Fire Chief Mike Warner, City Administrator George Ambrose, City Attorney Fred Snook and City Planner Dan Maiyo joined Team members, councilmen Fred Waidely, Jim Baker and Jim Kluesner, for the discussion.

Team Chairman Waidely told the January 16 meeting of the Salmon City Council that the Public Works Department and the Fire Department will coordinate efforts to flush, pressure test and inspect all fire hydrants on an annual basis. It will be the responsibility of the Public Works Department to notify the Fire Chief of any out-of-commission hydrants. It was agreed that a city map showing the location of all hydrants in the city will be placed in each fire engine unit. They also discussed the possibility of marking each hydrant with blue reflecting tape as an aid to finding them at night. Later in the council meeting it was mentioned that since flushing the hydrants may cause a disturbance of sediment in the water lines the public will be forewarned before such maintenance is performed.

In other business before the team the subject of city utility hook ups at Idaho Adventures was revisited. It was decided that since the future reconstruction of the intersection at Highway 93 and Courthouse Drive, where Idaho Adventures is located, is still an unknown and other connection options are still possible Attorney Snook will contact business owner Mark Troy for his input. Some recommendations will be made during the teamís February 13 meeting.

Administrator Ambrose presented a list of future Public Works plans to the team. Projects included work on VanDreff Street adjacent to the hospital, the cityís transportation plan update, the sale of city owned lots and research into LED street lights. The February meeting will take place in the Salmon Valley meeting room at 2PM and is open to the public.


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