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Page 20 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Council City Council The Adams County Record City Gets New Software Upholds Sewer Fee The Council unanimously passed the measure to collect the $7.65 monthly charge on sewer connections that are not in use. This is the amount collected from each user to go toward paying off a bond the city owes. They explained that this will not raise the bills of anyone with an active connection, but it will cost over 100 customers with inactive connections. This amount is already in the monthly bi[1, and only applies to idle connections. For instance, someone who has the water turned off for the season, will still be charged this bond fee each month. David Wilson reported that the Department of Environmental Quality inspection of the city's water and sewer system went very well. Engineer Doug Argo said the Department of Transpiration survey team will be in town soon to further plan the highway bypass details and survey the wetland mediation area. Wendy Green said Leslie Freeman is looking into acquiring a grant to put address numbers on all of the houses in Council. The by Dale Fisk county received funding plan to do a program at findings concerning new to do this several years the elementary school on management software ago when the rural May 23. for her office. The city addressing system was Dick Thompson has been using two put in place, but no reported preliminary separate programs to funding was available in figures on the cost-share track financial matters. that project for the city. amount that the city The auditor has been A lack of house numbers might need to pay in telling the city for has been a problem for addition to the money years that they need emergency responders, the state and FFA puts to get new software. Jack Roberts submitted up for the airport runway Testa investigated two an idea for stone paving preservation programs and said they "Welcome to Council" project. The city's share both seem to work signs that would be of the planning might equally well, but one was placed at each end come to $2,700, and the slightly less expensive of town. He is in the actual project next year overall. Since she had process offindingmoney might come to about no preference of which to accomplish this, and $16,000. Thompson was better, the council was present to discuss recommended the city approved the purchase acceptable locations and do no new construction, of the less expensive get the council's approval. "just maintain what we program. Engineer Argo said he have." He pointed out The council set a $500 would check with IDT as several areas where cost pre-approved spending to where the signs could saving could be achieved, limit for expenditures by" be placed in relation to He stated: city employees. the highway right of way. "My suggestion would A representative from He said he didn't foresee be to do the crack sealing, Cambridge Telephone any problem. Roberts slurry seal treatment Company told the said his plan to raise at on al] of the surfaces, council that another least part of the money and the painting. That cell phone provider is for the project is to have essentialIy preserves interested in putting an people pay $25 to have what we have; it's not antenna on the existing their name carved into a going to .do anything tower east of town. It is stone or brick that goes new. I don't know if the not yet known if approval into the sign structure. FFA will go for that, but can be obtained for this No formal action was I know that we will see additional antenna, but if taken by the council, but somebody from the FFA it is the company would they approved of his plan. and the state at the IANA need to put an additional Mayor Gardner conference in McCall 12' X 22' building at the signed a proclamation and we can discuss that." tower compound to designating the week Thompson said the city house equipment. This of May 20 - 26 as needs to be looking for would be in addition to "Emergency Services funding for this project, the building CTC already Week." Local emergency City Clerk, Tami got approval to add. service organizations Testa, reported her Genealogists Announce Publication In the wake of the television show, "Who Do You Think You Are?" there has been a surge of interest to find out just where we come from. After all, isn't it true that in order to get where you're going, you have to know where y9u've beer? The Cambridge Museum and the Idaho Heartland Genealogists of Cambridge, Idaho have published Volume 1, entitled "They Came Before Us 7 a chronology of homesteaders in the Salubria Valley. This Volume is written anecdotal style and contains details of early settlers dating from 1862 through 1874. In order to do this, the group divided (and has conquered) the lists of ho mesteade rs'names from the 1870 and 1887 census rolls and provided a brief history of the family to include how they got here, what they did, and when they departed. Court records, family history and internet information were also used in this research. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, the cost is $27 + $5 for shipping and handling. You may call 208-257- 3541 to place an order or mail a check to the Cambridge Museum, P.O. Box 35, Cambridge, Idaho 83612. Look for Volumes 2 and 3 in the near future. About the Authors The Cambridge Museum opened in 1983, with many of the members belonging to the Idaho Heartland Genealogists, which formed in the early 1990's. Members hail from Cuprum to Payette and everywhere in between. Their wealth of available resources is comprehensive and continually expanding. Much of the material can be found locally at The Cambridge Museum, which is open to the public from June through August of each year. The Museum got permission from the author's families to reprint The Saga Of Salubria & History Of Washington County and added over 150 photographs depicting the changing times of the area. At the same time that this was being reprinted, the group undertook the daunting task of putting together Volume 1 of They Came Before Us. It should be noted that in addition to documenting families of historical significance in the area, the prime focus is to assist in helping folks to build their own family tree. The group can provide you with the stepping stones necessary to trace your roots and find all those skeletons hiding in closets. If you are interested in joining this completely enjoyable group of historical detectives, membership is $12 per year. They meet on the first Monday of each month at 3:00 PM in the backroom of the Cambridge Museum. Exact dates, places, and times will be posted in The Adams County Record, The Upper Country News Reporter, and the Weiser Signal American. For more information: Jan Wilkerson (208-257- 3756) Donna Nelson (208-257-3779) Sandra Hansen (208-257-3485) Dottie Emert (208-549- 673) Kathy Garman (208-642-2058) Y r" : :; !i i  :'-771:i!;7Zi, !l:m;!i r[l:: !,:':;E :;! - r ........... ....... , l ' ,t I] ] ,; I Ill Jill l I [.tl; :!1