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PARK NEEDS AND AGREEMENTS 8-20-14 LMS

Funding for new fences and ground cover bark at City Park and needs on Island Park and its Skate Park were two of the subjects discussed at the August 13 meeting the of city’s Parks and Recreation Team.

Team Chairman Rob Jackson reported discussion results to the August 20 meeting of the Salmon City Council. City Parks Foreman Gordon Stephenson and Public Works Supervisor Harry Shanafelt will obtain estimates on fencing and bark and report their findings to City Grants/Community Development Project Coordinator Mary Cerise. Jackson said a general discussion was held on needs at the Island Park and the Skate Park. He said that subject will be continued at the next Parks and Recreation meeting. A group called “Skaters in Christ” was scheduled to visit with the Parks and Recreation Team but due to a miscommunication of the meeting time it was not present. Jackson briefly outlined the group’s purpose as being to clean up the Skate Park area as a way of setting a good example.

Jackson said he had asked Stephenson to develop a quick list of duties for which the team is responsible. In reviewing the list Jackson thinks more research is needed on the agreements between the city and the Child Development Center and the Salmon Valley Business and Innovation Center. He said he also spoke with Lenard Hatch about duties related to the Salmon Cemetery as well as what times work is performed on the grounds.

Jackson said that none of the agreements between the city and baseball and softball organizations was signed this year. He recommended modifying the agreements to state the teams will not be allowed to use the park without a signed agreement. When mentioned at the City Council meeting Councilman Fred Waidely said it is his understanding that the City Park ball fields can be used without a signed agreement however, the times of use would not be guaranteed. Use would be on a first come first served basis. Discussion on unsigned agreements will continue.

The next Parks and Recreation Team meeting is set for September 10 at 3:30PM.


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