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PARKS AND RECREATION BUSY SEASON 6-5-13 LMS

The May 21 meeting of the cityís Parks and Recreation Team was a reflection of entering the busy Summer season according to a report delivered to the June 5 meeting of the Salmon City Council by team chairman, Councilman Jim Kluesner.

Kluesner said the team completed review of the Hockey Association contract. The only change from previous years was exclusion of an insurance clause and the team asked that the contract be reviewed annually by April 30th.

The team has also reviewed the Golf Association contracts. There is one contract related to the club house and one for the course itself. One of the team recommendations is that the two contracts be combined and that a yearly contract review be scheduled. Kluesner said that changes suggested by the team pertain to insurance and the omission of a reference to an adjoining property that was previously owned by the city. He said the Parks and Recreation Team would like the City Council to assist with an agreement on the power bill. Presently the city pays one third of the bill, approximately $1,500, and the Golf Association pays the rest. The association wants the city to start paying half of the power bill which would be $2,500. The Golf Association and Hockey Association contract topics will be placed on the councilís June 19 meeting agenda.

At the time of the Parks and Recreation Team meeting a request had been made for installation of a power pole at Sever Baseball Field which would require a city easement. By the June 5 council meeting it had been decided an underground line will be laid. Underground service still requires an easement. The city staff is already at work on the required paperwork.

The restroom near the swimming pool at City Park is in dire need of major repair and at the request of the Parks and Recreation Team the situation was placed on the City Council June 5 agenda for discussion.

It was decided that before a rebuild or start-over decision can be made, cost estimates need to be obtained. The matter will be taken before the Finance Team as a possible Capital Improvement project at the same time costs of each alternative are being researched.

Kluesner said the city has received complaints from dog walkers on Island Park about the Skate Park rest room being locked. At the council meeting he requested that the appropriate entity be contacted so the issue can be resolved.

In conclusion Kluesner wondered if any cost estimates for a Skate Park security system have been gathered. City Police Chief KV Felker answered the question saying some figures have been obtained and will be presented at the next Finance Team meeting.


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