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AGREEMENT ON CARPORTS 1-15-14 LMS

The Salmon City Council has added wording to the portion of a proposed Salmon Development Code that relates to carports and has voted to accept that section of the code.

The verbiage will be added to Chapter five, section 5.6 exemptions and exceptions sub section six, and will state that all carports existing on the owner’s property as of January 15, 2014 will be grandfathered. The action does not constitute adoption, merely an approval of that section of the proposed code. Actual adoption or rejection of the code being proposed will come after at least one more public hearing which will take place after the council finishes its review of the entire document.

A decision was made by the City Council in October of 2013 to take on all the issues that were presented during September’s Public Hearing on the proposed codes. At the January 15 council meeting Mayor Leo Marshall said the action taken that night completed the thorough, on-going discussions which have been underway since October. Councilman Fred Waidely reminded the council of its decision to go through the document chapter by chapter after council decisions were reached on the primary issues. Councilman Russ Chinski said that approach felt comfortable to him because it gives a chance for new members of the council to contribute input.

The council will start that chapter by chapter review of the Development Code by way of a series of workshops.

Council President Jim Baker said that yet-to-be discussed are the many points brought up by County Planning and Zoning Administrator Gary Goodman. Baker suggested that City Planner Dan Maiyo check Goodman’s list to find topics not already reviewed and then present them at a workshop. The council will also be revisiting Low Density Residential zone issues as well as many other details before the revised proposed codes are put into draft form.

When dates and times are decided, each workshop will be advertised and all of them will be open to the public.










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