For the week of April 7, 1999  thru April 13, 1999  

Hemingway Street coming to Ketchum

Express Staff Writer

As part of the 100th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s birth this summer, the city of Ketchum will name a street after the legendary author.

The decision came at Monday’s city council meeting, when the council unanimously passed a resolution suggested by Mayor Guy Coles.

Hemingway Loop, Hemingway Lane and Hemingway Drive were discussed as possible names for the currently unnamed road that accesses Hemingway Elementary School off of Eighth Street. Any suggestions for naming the street should be submitted to Coles within the next month.

Council members agreed that it will be an appropriate gesture for the 100th anniversary celebration in July.

Here’s what else Ketchum resolved to do on Monday:

- Ketchum will give the city of Sun Valley $9,710.43 in miss-paid tax money. The property-tax revenue was mistakenly paid to Ketchum by Base Mountain Properties. Base Mountain is a real estate manager that has properties in both Ketchum and Sun Valley.

Sun Valley officials estimated that $13,178.39 was mistakenly paid to Ketchum between July 1997 and December 1998. However, Ketchum has an ordinance that does not allow more than a year’s worth of funds to be returned.

Council members expressed interest in returning the entire $13,178, but resolved to abide by the ordinance and return as much as they could.

- Members of the public were present to comment on Ketchum’s cable television franchise negotiations. The city is currently negotiating with Sun Valley Cablevision Inc. to renew a 20-year arrangement.

Ketchum resident David Butterfield warned Ketchum’s officials to carefully shop for the best cable provider, as different companies may offer more than Sun Valley Cablevision. Ketchum needs to keep its eyes on changing technologies, he warned.

Thomas Barclay agreed, saying that faster Internet access is a key consideration.

City staff will work on drawing up a draft franchise agreement.


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