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PREVIEW OF AUDIT & ROAD WORK 4-1-15 LMS

At an April 1 meeting, Certified Public Accountant Bob Baker gave the Salmon City Council an overview of the last fiscal year audit.

Baker said that all in all the city is in good shape and he found no errors in its operational flow. He said it is obvious that City Finance Director Amy Fealko and the council have created a good system of checks and balances.

There are additional reports this year due to the city’s receipt of federal monies that amounted to over $500,000 and there are some changes associated with the Waste Water Treatment Plant bond. Baker said Fealko will be doing a Management Discussion and Analysis (MDA) report which will summarize the 40 page audit report into a 10 page document. He encouraged council members to review the figures and contact him with any questions.

Ryan Young, Construction Staff Engineer from the Idaho Transportation Department, gave the council an update on the Main Street and Rattlesnake Creek to Salmon projects due to begin soon. The first of the two projects will begin Monday, April 6 with the replacement of Main Street curbs and gutters and the lowering of man holes. On April 20 in-lay work will begin from Lemhi Street, in the area where the curb and gutter starts on State Highway 28, and go through town to the Main Street Bridge. That phase of work will also include a portion of US Highway 93 South to the city limits near the NAPA Store. Young said that when the paving work has been completed crews will raise the manholes to their original height. He said the estimated timetable for completion is around May 11 and that while working, crews will do their best to maintain one lane of open traffic in each direction at all times. Included on the list is an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) ramp in front of the Kings store.

Young said other ADA ramps are scheduled for fiscal year 2018 which is when the stop light at Church and Main is scheduled to be removed.

After May 11 the other portion of the project will begin. That involves a thin overlay paving from the city streets out to mile post 286 on US Highway 93 South in the area of the Shoup Bridge. Young said the paving project will be done by June 5.

An additional project will involve an epoxy overlay on the Main Street Bridge starting sometime around May 5. Young said that project will last five days with 24 hour work days. He said a signal light will be installed so that there will always be one lane open.

The first project will be done by Western Construction. The Epoxy overlay will be done by Cannon Builders.

As to the abrupt curves at the Shopko entrance turn lane, Young said the department missed the potential problem and will include some repainting and/or possible road widening while crews are here working on the other projects.


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