|PARKS AND RECREATION REPORT|
SHARED EXPENSES PROPOSED 7-18-13 LMS
At its July 9 meeting the cityís Parks and Recreation Team discussed golf course utility costs and contract changes that need to be made.
Councilman Jim Kluesner is Chairman of the Parks and Recreation Team and he told the July 17 meeting of the Salmon City Council the team noted things that have changed since the last contract with the golf course such as the sale of some of some previously obtained property. The team also discussed the city sharing the golf course watering costs. The course waters for from four to six hours at night in order to get better power rates. Kluesner said the Sever Memorial Baseball Field, the playground and two little fields are also plugged into the water pump meter.
The Parks and Recreation Team said the city agreed to pay maintenance on the pumps and that the city was to have a replacement pump on hand in case of any problems. The team recommended that in fairness, the water power bill should be divided equally between the Golf Course Association and the city. Josh Tolman will ask the Association to develop a new contract for presentation to the city.
In other topics, City Parks Foreman Gordon Stevenson and Sacajawea Center Director Judy Barkley said they are making sure the new flooring at the swimming pool building is completed properly.
Steve Harris was a guest at the Parks and Recreation Team meeting and expressed concerns about the spraying of Roundup along his fence line which adjoins City Park. He said that three or four years ago the spraying killed some of his ducks. Stevenson will check to make sure the city is not encroaching on the Harris property.
The City Parks crew told the Parks and Recreation Team they would rather see a new sprinkler system for the ball diamonds than a new lawn mower. The crew says it would help save on water bills and labor and the crew has developed a set of plans that shows how the system could be done in small sections. Stevenson agreed a sprinkler system is needed more than a lawn mower.
During the councilís Roundtable discussion Councilman Jim Bockelman commented that Stevenson should get some recognition for doing Ďa heck-of-a job.í Bockelman said he has seen Stevenson and his crew working on making repairs to the softball outfield fence. Bockelman said the work could possibly be saving the city maintenance and/or re-fencing dollars.
He also sent thanks to the city crew for trimming around the bases of Main Street trees.
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