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PARKS & RECREATION TEAM 3-20-13 LMS

At its March 19 meeting, the Parks and Recreation Team was introduced to the new Parks Foreman Gordon Stevenson and to Ashley Varley who is the new co-manager of the swimming pool.

Councilman Jim Kluesner is chairman of the Parks and Recreation Team and in his report to the March 20 meeting of the Salmon City Council he reviewed other topics the team discussed. He said City Recreation Director Judy Barkley will obtain some samples and rough estimates on swimming pool facility flooring and from there a decision will be made regarding putting the project out for bid. He said that when the flooring samples are received there will be a special Parks and Recreation Team meeting to view the options and to review this seasonís schedules submitted by the various ball playing associations.

Kluesner said it was decided a legal opinion is needed as to which agreement between the city and the Salmon River Baseball organization should be followed regarding replacement of a walking path torn out during some construction. A 2005 agreement states the organization would be responsible for restoring grounds to original conditions. The 2012 agreement omitted the restoration clause.

Team member Councilman Jim Bockelman suggested the city agreement with the Golf Course Association should be reviewed annually and he will ask City Attorney Fred Snook about the advisability of combining the golf course operations agreement and the club house agreement into one document. Before consultations with Snook, Parks Supervisor Charlie Cockrell will make recommendations on any changes that need to be made on the baseball diamond and golf course agreements. Kluesner said another matter that needs review is the cityís liability insurance in reference to what is and isnít covered when city agreements are made with any organizations.

Cockrell told the team he has received an estimate of $2,100 for the ten new trees at City Park. The trees are to replace an old stand that had to be removed. All the trees would be from six to eight feet tall.

When a decision as to date and time of the special meeting is made it will be announced. The next regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Team will be April 9 at 10AM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.


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