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ROUNDTABLE TOPICS 1-20-16 LMS

A question about water testing arose during the Salmon City Council January 20 meeting and was immediately answered.

During the meeting’s Roundtable Discussion, Councilman Jim Bockelman relayed a constituent concern brought on by news reports about lead poisoning in the Flint, Michigan water supply. City Clerk Mary Benton assured everyone that Salmon’s water supply is tested every year and the results are published in the newspaper. She said she has last year’s water quality report if anyone wants to review it.

Bockelman said he has heard many complaints about snow removal in the city and asked people to please bear with the city crews who have a great deal to do. He commended downtown business owners for keeping sidewalks cleared which prompted Mayor Leo Marshall to say that early last Sunday morning he saw a library staffer armed with her snow shovel removing snow from sidewalks in front of the new library building.

In other business before the council a prior decision was rescinded. Some time ago there was an official approval to pay off the water bond in an effort to save money. It was explained that since then further research has shown no savings advantage to an early pay off so the council voted unanimously to rescind their former decision and motion.

The City Council unanimously voted to renew a Professional Services Janitorial Contract with Karyn Talmadge of Karyn’s Kleaning and agreed to a four percent increase in her rates. The increase raises the monthly amount from $650 to $676 for cleaning services at City Hall and the Sacajawea Center.

During the last public comment opportunity of the evening Dave Gusky referred back to the topic of snow removal and asked that someone check into who is responsible for snow removal on sidewalks across the street from City Hall. His other comment had to do with relocating the Island Park boat launch ramp. He said moving it to the north would place it between proposed Whitewater Park course obstacles and suggested it be relocated below the third obstacle called for in the design. He also asked where designers plan to place the put-in for the kayak course.

The next meeting of the Salmon City Council will be February 3 at 6PM in the City Hall Meeting Room.
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