|REST ROOM PURCHASE AND UPGRADE|
REST ROOM PURCHASES APPROVED 7-1-15 LMS
New restrooms for City Park and Town Square Park were approved by the Salmon City Council at its July 1 meeting.
The pre-assembled rest rooms are to be purchased under a state contract already in existence with CXT Corporation in Spokane, Washington and will take from 60 to 75 days to complete. The base line cost of each unit is $47,675. City crews will take care of demolishing the old restroom, preparing the pads for each unit and digging the ditches required to connect each to electrical power. The retiring Urban Renewal Agency is donating $45,000 towards the Town Square restroom. The city will be funding the City Park unit and a motion was unanimously passed to approve the $47,675 expenditure.
City Community Development Project Director Mary Cerise presented the council with some options for extra treatments that could be added to the Town Square Park restroom to match rock work on either the Bear statue or the Town Square Pavilion. Councilman Jim Baker was the first to say extra rock work on the Town Square unit would be worth the costs since that is such a high profile area. The majority consensus was to use a river rock fa?ade to match the pavilion. The rock work would bring the Town Square unit up to $52,175.16. When the motion to approve the upgrade came to a vote Councilmen Rob Jackson and Russ Chinske voted ‘no’ on the 10 percent additional cost saying it was completely unnecessary. Councilman Jim Bockelman agreed that yes it was an unnecessary expenditure but esthetically it was something the city should do. Voting in favor of the additional expense were Bockelman, Ken Hill and Jim Baker. Councilman Fred Waidely was absent which put the outcome at three in favor, two against.
A total of $35,000 was set aside in last year’s city budget for the restroom project. The additional expenses, which included rock work plus the preparation work required on both pads, added an additional $25,000 to the total cost. A motion to approve the expenditure was unanimous. There was also a vote on selecting river rock for the fa?ade. It passed on a four to one vote with Chinske voting no.
In order to receive the $45,000 for the project from Urban Renewal the Town Square restroom must be completed by September 30.
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