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COUNCIL BUSINESS 2-19-14 LMS

The Salmon City Council set Wednesday February 26 as its first work session on considering changes to the proposed draft Salmon City Development Code.

Over the past few months the council has been reviewing Development Code issues brought forward during public hearings and deciding what changes to recommend. The next step is to review the entire proposed document chapter by chapter. The February 26 work session marks the beginning of that process and was scheduled to begin at 5 PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.

At the February 19 council meeting it was explained that the various spellings of “porphyry” have caused an issue regarding the official legal address of a property on the street by that name.

City Attorney Fred Snook said there are three spellings on record beginning with a 1910 map where the word is spelled ‘porphy.’ The 1970’s Jakovac subdivision lists it as ’porphry.’ Snook said according to the dictionary the word refers to igneous rock such as copper and granite and is spelled ‘porphyry.’ He said the present city street sign uses the latter spelling.

The council voted to officially adopt the dictionary version. The County Clerk and the property owner will be notified.

Certified Public Accountant Bob Baker provided the council with a draft 2013 Financial Compliance Report. He said City Finance Director Amy Fealko is working on a Management Discussion and Analysis which will be included in the final audit report. Baker said that city finances are in a solid position, in fact better than they’ve been in some time. He said there are no negative fund balances and overall all fund categories are in good shape. Baker asked council members to review the abundance of information and make note of any questions they have. He will go over both reports with the council when they are completed.

Ann Loucks thanked Fred Snook and City Planner Dan Maiyo for the assistance in writing a shared parking agreement between the city and the Salmon Library Association. The agreement includes everything necessary to meet required codes. The agreement involves property across the street from McPherson’s which was recently purchased by the Library Association.

The next meeting of the Salmon City Council will be March 5th and begin at 6PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room.


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