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CITY UPDATES 1-6-16 LMS

City Finance Director Amy Fealko will be giving a detailed financial report to the Salmon City Council as part of the councilís first monthly meeting.

She began the new addition to the meeting agenda at the councilís January 6 meeting and included a summary of the last fiscal year which ended September 30, 2015 plus a six page summary of the first quarter of 2016. The breakdown of figures for each fund was presented with a tutorial of what each listed balance indicates and how to interpret the summaries she will be presenting.

This fiscal year the cityís total General Fund Budget is $1.3 million. She said the four top revenues account for 91 percent of the total general fund revenues therefore a focus on the top four will provide an understanding of the cityís current revenue position.

The complete financial report will be posted quarterly on the cityís web site at www.cityofsalmon.com

City Community Development Project Director Mary Cerise reported a very successful meeting with Northwest Engineering personnel took place on January 5. She said that at this point it looks as if all the Island Park Bridge plans will be in place by January 8 and ready for review at the councilís January 20 meeting.

Cerise said that if the plans gain approval and if everything is in order the city could possibly start advertising for bids by the end of this month.

City Attorney Fred Snook reported that a Memorandum of Understanding related to a property line rearrangement and ownership changes on small strips of land in the Monk Street/Snook Street area has been approved and signed by all parties. The purpose of the property exchange is to allow the city to obtain land that contains a city sewer line, resolve an encroachment onto city property and to facilitate bringing Snook Street into proper width compliance.

Snook said the next step in the process will be to have a professional survey done and then schedule a public hearing. A motion was made and unanimously approved to have the city hire a surveyor to survey the properties and do the needed plat work.

The first meeting of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will take place on January 12 at 1:30PM in the Calvary Chapel. This will be an organizational meeting to which the city has been invited. Councilmen Jim Baker and Jim Bockelman will be attending along with Mayor Marshall.

Marshall informed the council of a January 28 meeting in Boise. He said it will be City Officials Day at the Capitol and there will be a 9AM Association of Idaho Cities legislative briefing as well as meetings with legislators. He said he will be attending and encouraged other council members to participate.

A joint two year effort by the city and the county has been acknowledged by the Idaho Highway Department. The thank you letter from the department read: ďTo the city and county elected officials in recognition with sincere appreciation for participating in the Idaho Adopt-a-Highway program. Your unselfish dedication and hard work exemplifies the spirit of Idahoís people. Thanks from all our citizens. ď

City and county officials and staff personnel cleaned debris from roadway shoulders along two miles of Highway 93 North twice a year from 2013 through 2015.


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