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Salmon City Public Works crews and city Public Safety and Public Works teams received commendations from City Councilmen during the June 18 meeting of the Salmon City Council.

During a Roundtable discussion Councilman Jim Bockelman thanked the teams and city crews for all the work on the new crosswalk stripes in the downtown area. He, Councilmen Russ Chinske and Ken Hill complimented everyone involved and said the work was a big improvement. Councilman Hill said city crews will be installing signs and painting curbs to indicate no parking on one side of Water Street. The parking restrictions were put in place as a safety measure for Carmen School Bus boarding and off-loading of students.

Bockelman mentioned that the size of downtown trees was discussed in the last Parks and Recreation Team meeting. The trees are getting tall and the team wondered if they should be trimmed at the appropriate tree-trimming time. He also announced there will be a dedication ceremony for the Main Street Bear statue and newly created water feature on June 25 at 5PM. Everyone is invited.

Bockelman said the recent Spokes and Chrome Fatherís Day Car Show received rave reviews from participants who were very appreciative of the beautiful park-grounds environment as opposed to the usual car show parking lot setting and that the number of entries was up from last year.

Councilman Rob Jackson said this yearís show was one of the better ones. He said the show was very well organized and well run. He said the first-time-to-Salmon, 1926 Hudson car owners from Blackfoot were very impressed with the park. The park was also hosting a baseball tournament and a golf tournament that weekend and Jackson said downtown restaurants were packed.

Councilman Fred Waidely is the cityís representative on the newly formed Lemhi Ride Transportation Committee. He said the first meeting has been held and the first order of business will be setting a time-line of details leading up to the assumption of transportation services when the Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority ceases operations next Spring. He said committee members will be visiting transportation systems in Hamilton, Montana and Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Segueing into the next holiday event in Salmon the council approved a special event permit for the Calvary Chapelís yearly 4th of July Community Outreach. Police Chief KV Felker said he has no problem with a portion of Andrews Street being closed as of the night before the event.

Approval of the permit was unanimous.

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