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Mayor Leo Marshall explained to the July 2nd meeting of the Salmon City Council why he thinks city employees need a non-partial and confidential avenue to discuss problems related to personnel issues that go beyond the city’s personnel manual.
He suggested a Human Resource Task Force be formed. He distributed some printed material to each member of the council along with the Idaho Ethics Government Manual, with which cities must abide, and asked councilmen to study the material. Councilman Jim Bockelman said he thought a workshop on the subject would be appropriate.
The topic was attached to a Development Code workshop and was scheduled for July 14th at 5PM.
The city has been involved with a cable television franchise for the past 20 years under a progression of companies. The most recent 15 year agreement expired five years ago. City Attorney Fred Snook explained that Custer Telephone Broadband Services LLC, a nonexclusive franchise to provide cable services, has asked that a formal agreement be put in place.
In the past the agreement was made by way of a city ordinance. The cable service gives the city five percent of its annual gross sales which amounts to from ten to $11,000 per year. Snook said the agreement states if certain criteria were met the city would have the right to revoke the agreement.
During council discuss Council President Jim Baker balked at the 15 year length of agreement.
City Clerk Benton said a motion was needed so she could proceed with the needed research which includes in what form the agreement should be adopted. She said the past agreement was in the form of an ordinance and was a part of the city code. With the rewrite of the code that ordinance is no longer included. Benton will find out whether the new document needs to be passed as an agreement or an ordinance.
Bockelman made a motion for Benton to proceed with the process of formulating an agreement between the city and Custer Telephone Broadband Services for a franchise cable service. Baker amended the motion to read the length of agreement will be ten years instead of 15 years. The motion was unanimously passed.
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