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PUBLIC WORKS TEAM RECOMMENDATIONS 3-20-13 LMS

The cityís Public Works Team has been reviewing an on-going question of whether or not the owners of Idaho Adventures should be required to connect to city water and sewer services. Team chairman Fred Waidely delivered the teamís recommendations to the March 20 meeting of the Salmon City Council.

Waidely said the team is recommending that Idaho Adventures, owned by Mark and Kristin Troy, be allowed to continue its operation as a Class B establishment providing they procure a written agreement with Summit National Bank for the shared use of their common bathroom facilities. He said in the event Idaho Adventures should expand the scope of their business operations the building inspector will determine at that time if water and sewer services are required. The team also recommends that Idaho Adventures pay base fees for water and sewer service commencing April 1, 2013.

In reviewing the history of the business complex near the Courthouse Drive/ Highway 93 North intersection, it was determined that when the Idaho Adventures building was constructed as a class B establishment, bathroom and other sanitary requirements were in place to meet that classification. Over the next ten to 15 years the complex has remained essentially the same but with different owners and businesses located on the property. Waidely said it is the teamís determination that the situation which has developed over the years is not one created by Idaho Adventures but by the actions of other property ownerís development within the entire complex.

The Public Works Team recommendation will be placed on the City Councilís April 3rd meeting agenda for an official council decision.

Other business discussed at the teamís March 13 meeting included a request for the resurfacing of West First Street. The request was passed on to the Public Works Department for scheduling.

An inspection and inventory of all city sidewalks was discussed and is scheduled to begin soon. It will determine the condition of all sidewalks and what solutions are required to maintain them. The team also discussed the proposed City Transportation Plan and agreed that the city needs to consult with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) about plans for the Highway 93/Courthouse Drive intersection as well as future bridge work. A local meeting with an ITD representative is scheduled in April.

The next meeting of the Public Works Team is set for April 10 at 2PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room and is open to the public.


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