HOW TO APPROACH SENIOR CENTER AGREEMENT 10-1-14 LMS
The Salmon City Council has a goal of making all agreements between the city and any other entity renewable on an annual basis. At the councilís October 1 meeting the cityís agreement with the Senior Center housed in City Hall was brought forward after being referred to the full council by the cityís Finance Team.
The first issue was in what format the agreement should be discussedÖby the full council, by a council team/committee or in a work session. The next question had to do with whether any changes to the agreement are needed.
The Finance Team review of the agreement found that the centerís bills for power, heat and garbage services are all paid by the city. It was noted that seniors living in the county also make use of the Senior Center and perhaps there should be an equitable cost share with the county. Finance Chairman/Councilman Jim Bockelman reminded the council the city employs a grant writer and some funding avenues for the center could be researched.
Mayor Leo Marshall recalled that the city began paying more of the centerís bills a few years ago when federal subsidies were suddenly cut off. Council President Jim Baker said Idaho Power can determine the various sources and amount of power usage within the City Hall building. He recommended that figures for the Senior Center be obtained and the county approached about some cost sharing.
Councilman Rob Jackson called for some center generated power cost figures prior to meeting with the Senior Center Board or suggesting any changes to the present agreement.
In the meantime the city/Senior Center agreement will be returned to the Finance Team for more research.
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