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COUNCIL CLEANING DECISIONS 10-7-15 LMS

The Salmon City Council has decided, if the county agrees, to terminate sponsorship of its Adopt-a-Highway section of road north of town. The bi-annual cleanup agreement with the state was for two years and is presently in the third year. It was recommended that this month’s litter cleanup be the last thereby giving the state time to find a new sponsorship for next year.

Councilman Jim Baker said the original agreement was for city and county officials to get together for a lunch and highway cleanup but it has turned out to be more staff members than officials of each entity. He said if the city and county staffs want to continue the event that’s fine but he will not participate.

Councilman Jim Bockelman said he is also opposed to continuing the program although he has enjoyed the gatherings. He said the city and county staffers could always get together for a lunchtime social gathering without having to clean the highway.

City Clerk Mary Benton said she thinks the county workers would agree and that weather wise the last cleanup date should be set as soon as possible. She will contact County Clerk Terri Morton to arrange a mutually convenient day.

Mayor Leo Marshall recalled that former council member Jesse Bender is the one who instigated the idea of a city/county cleanup project. He said, “But since then…she has left the building.”

There are two opportunities for the public to comment during each City Council meeting. One is near the beginning of the meeting and one is at the end.

At its October 7 meeting the council decided to leave the time slots where they are because the earlier one allows people to comment on upcoming agenda items and the public comment period at the end of the meeting offers an opportunity to comment on topics just discussed.

Public comments are not limited to agenda items, only to a time frame of five minutes or less.


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