CITY SIDEWALKS 9-4-13 LMS
The Salmon City Council will be contracting with engineer Steve Frazee to prepare a cost estimate on what it would take to fix portions of downtown sidewalks identified as in need of repair.
The unanimous vote to prepare the estimate came at the councilís September 4 meeting and is linked to a sidewalk inventory done last May which documented sidewalk deficiencies. The estimate would be compared to any costs related to a potential grant that if awarded would be used to repair all downtown sidewalks. Council members want the cost comparison before deciding whether or not to accept the grant if it is offered.
Items Frazee will be asked to address on the cost list include removal and replacement of approximately 330 feet of sidewalk, removal and replacement of approximately 45 damaged joints, grinding out 15 damaged sidewalk joints, raising or lowering approximately 17 electrical boxes, patching nine holes in the sidewalk, repair of guard posts at several locations plus several other miscellaneous repairs.
The council also voted to pay Wellard Construction a change order amounting to $806. Councilman Fred Waidely said research into the requested change order on the Fulton Street and Court House Drive sidewalk replacement project showed damage that resulted from an August 1st torrential rain storm was neither the fault of Wellard Construction nor the fault of the city and that all steps required of the construction company had been completed. The roll call vote to approve the change order was unanimous.
The Salmon City Council has decided to look for someone not connected with the city to moderate the September 17th hearing on the cityís proposed Development Code. It was also decided that the time limit for individual comments will be five minutes per speaker. The hearing will begin at 6PM on Tuesday the 17th in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.
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