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PUBLIC WORKS & PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM REPORTS 1-15-14 LMS

The city has teams that address issues outside of regular city council meetings. The team chairmen then report meeting activities to the full City Council meetings.

Councilman Fred Waidely chairs the Public Works Team and he told the January 15 meeting of the Salmon City Council that John Little attended the teamís most recent meeting to discuss his request to de-annex his property which consists of five lots. He would also like to acquire a 20 foot wide 440 foot long strip of city land that runs adjacent to his property and include it in the de-annexation.

Waidely said that after discussion of the various options available it was determined the city should seek a legal opinion before pursuing the matter further.

City Grants/Community Development Project Coordinator Mary Cerise presented the team with a January time-line for the Transportation Plan update along with the formulation of the team concept and personnel to be utilized in the Technical Advisory process. Waidely said the concept will encompass up to two City Council work sessions or public meetings. In addition there will possibly be three public Open House Transportation Plan meetings. After those meetings there will be an evaluation of the existing transportation system to evaluate goals and objectives.

The next Public Works Team meeting will be Wednesday February 12 at 2 PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.

Councilman Ken Hill is the chairman of the cityís Public Safety Team. He said the team has been reviewing city parking and traffic regulations most of which are from a 1980ís state statute.

He said the teamís study shows the traffic regulations are pretty much ok as written but there are some needed changes in the parking regulations. Those regulations are being discussed and formulated and will be presented at the February 5 City Council meeting.

Hill said there has been no final determination about the Carmen Charter School Bus congestion on Water Street. For now the school will be asked to have the bus pull into the alleyway and patrons will be asked to park their vehicles in the newly paved parking lot. Hill said the goal is to keep Water Street clear of the excess morning and afternoon traffic. He said this is probably a temporary solution since when warmer weather arrives students will once again be crossing the street to Town Square Park. The team is still reviewing the situation and looking for a new bus stop site.

The next meeting of the Safety Team will be February 12 at 5:15 PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.

All team meetings are open to the public.


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