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Salida City Council Work Session This Monday – by Floyd Rovano

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A Salida City Council work session will be held on Monday, July 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Touber Building, 448 East First Street.

The agenda is quite short: first the farmers’ market is discussed, then the ongoing project “Places to Age”.

Salida Farmers Market. Image courtesy of Foodshed Alliance.

The Salida Farmer’s Market is asking for at least more portlets at future events and is asking the city to subsidize them. The Chaffee County Health Department recommends one portlet for every 50 people, and the farmers market draws up to 300 people each weekend. The city will set up two portlets at the first three markets to measure usage. The units cost $120 per weekend; hand sanitizer dispensers, which need to be replaced frequently, cost $52.50 each.

The Places to Age project is currently discussing a possible memorandum of agreement to determine who is responsible for what in the proposed project and what the city can help with. Places to Age is a senior living project that has been in the planning stages for some time and will provide a “continuity of care.” About 27 percent of Chaffee County residents are over the age of 65, and that number is expected to continue to rise.

The agenda, agenda packet and instructions for remote participation can be found here.

Featured image: The working session is held in this room in the Touber building. Photo by Merrell Bergin

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