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PUBLIC WORKS TEAM REPORT 3-19-14 LMS

Public Works Team Chairman/Councilman Fred Waidely told the March 19 meeting of the Salmon City council that the team reviewed a de-annexation request by John Little at the teamís March 12 meeting along with a staff report on the request by City Planner Dan Maiyo.

The request is based on the cityís apparent inability to provide adequate water pressure to his property.

Waidely said that after much discussion it was decided the issue should be sent to the full council and it was noted a public hearing may be required before approving or denying the request. He said Idaho Code has no provisions for de-annexing property although there is a Title 50-225 Exclusion of Territory mechanism that allows a city to alter city boundaries. He said the city does not currently have an ordinance for applying that provision.

Councilman Rob Jackson informed the team that architect Don Stamp has an apprentice who could design restrooms for City Park and Town Square. Jackson will confer further with Stamp and report findings to the team.

Waidely said Councilman Jim Baker discussed the proposed lot line adjustments for the Beers and Slavin properties in the vicinity of 2nd Avenue. The team recommended the city obtain written agreements from the two parties prior to having the property surveyed and recorded.

At the March 19 council meeting the council was provided with maps showing the properties and proposed lot line changes. Baker said he had met with Beers and the Slavins and found all were amenable to the changes being proposed. City Attorney Fred Snook determined the proposal to change lot lines amounts to an exchange rather than purchase and that the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) can be amended to show that fact. He also said a public hearing will be required since deeding away a small section of city property is involved. The council set a public hearing date of April 16. The property exchange MOU will be considered after the hearing has been held.

The next meeting of the Public Works Team will be Wednesday, April 9 at 2PM in the Salmon Valley Center meeting room and is open to the public.


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