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BILLS QUESTIONED 1-8-14 LMS
It was decided at the January 8 Salmon City Council meeting that the city Finance Team will look into the city’s monthly power bills. The most recent bill from Idaho Power was $11,600.
A janitorial services agreement with Karyn’s Kleaning was questioned because of a clause that said the agreement would be ‘renewed automatically.’ The council would prefer all city agreements to be reviewed annually. It was also decided it would be best to have City Attorney Fred Snook determine language for a termination clause. The agreement was tabled until those two issues can be addressed.
The General Manager of the Fiesta En Jalisco restaurant used a public comment period during the January 8 meeting of the Salmon City Council to question an increase in the establishment’s sewer and water bill. He told the council that following a restaurant visit from a member of the city staff and subsequent count of the number of chairs in the restaurant the facility’s bill jumped $280 to a total of $376 a month.
He said for this time of year that is very high. He said his goal is to keep year around employees and indicated a bill that high makes that goal very difficult.
Mayor Marshall said the city will work on the situation.
Another public comment came from Bob Blackadar who said he wanted to add to compliments given the local Hockey facility by Attorney Fred Snook while on KSRA’s “Penalty Box” program. He quoted Snook as saying how impressed he is that Salmon can compete with other teams such as those from Salt Lake City and Sun Valley and Idaho Falls. Blackadar said he is in total agreement with that and in addition is so very impressed that a community the size of Salmon can accommodate visitors from those cities with the outdoor Hockey facility itself as well as the motels and restaurants. Blackadar added that Salmon accommodated the mega load very well too. He said, “I’ve never had more fun on a Sunday night after 10 o’clock than when that mega load went through. And, I’ve never seen so much traffic on that auxiliary bridge.”
The 450 ton mega load drove through Salmon the night of January5. It was the first of three refinery equipment loads scheduled to come through Salmon on the way to Canadian oil fields.
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