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OATHS AND APPOINTMENTS 1-6-16 LMS

The official Oath of Office was repeated by the cityís recently elected officials at the January 6 meeting of the Salmon City Council.

City Clerk Mary Benton read the oath which was sworn by Councilmen Jim Bockelman, Ken Hill and newly elected councilman Neal James along with veteran mayor Leo Marshall.

Bockelman was first elected in November of 2011. Hill was appointed to the council to fill a vacancy in June of 2011 then elected to fill the office for the remainder of the term in November of that year. This will be the second full four-year term for both.

James was elected to the council in November of 2015 and is a returnee. He served on the City Council for 12 years in the late 1980ís and early 90ís as a councilman and for two years as mayor.

Leo Marshall began his City Council work in 2001 when he was appointed to fill a council vacancy. He went on to retain that position by way of a series of successful election year campaigns until the council appointed him to serve the last year of an unexpired mayoral term in 2010. The public elected him as mayor in 2011 and again in 2015.

After the swearing-in ceremony Marshall presented former Councilman Fred Waidely with many thanks, a plaque and gift for his five years of dedicated service to the city of Salmon.

The council then unanimously selected Councilman Jim Baker to be Council President. This will be Bakerís fifth consecutive year as president.

The next order of business was to fill three vacancies on the Local Option Tax (LOT) Commission. The three named were Amy Fealko, Helen Bertram and Leo Marshall. They will join current LOT commissioners Robin Watkins, Craig McCallum, Barbara Soper, Rob Jackson and Jaspreet Kauer.


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