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August 4, 2011 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

August 4, 2011

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

The August 4, 2011 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:01 pm. 

2.  ROLL CALL:

Mike Selch – Present              ____________________________________

Rebecca Compton – Present    ____________________________________

Mike Russell – Present            ____________________________________

3.  READING OF MINUTES:

Mike S. asked if there were any additions or corrections for the July minutes; there being none, minutes were approved unanimously as written.  

4.  NSPD:

Due to Marshal Berry needing to attend another meeting, Mike S. asked him to present his report on the North Salem Police Department.  Marshal Berry gave each Council Member a written report detailing his activities for the month of July.

5.  OLD ITEMS:

a.  Re-Evaluation of Town Buildings is ongoing.

b.  Clean up – Mike S. updated everyone about ongoing issues the County has with a couple of properties in town.  Council members also set the date of August 10th to tour the town and note properties that may need to be contacted individually for clean up.

c.  Utility Bills Recovery & Abandoned Property Procedures – this issue tabled until next month.

d.  NSSB – still working through issues to re-plat and re-zone; possibly add a second drive through window.   

6.  NEW ITEMS:

a.  Dog Control Ordinance – Third Reading.   Mike S. made a motion to pass as written; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously. 

b.  Traffic Fines Ordinance – Third Reading.  Rebecca   made a motion to pass as written; Mike S. seconded; motion passed unanimously.   Both Ordinances will be advertised this month.

c.  NSPD Vests – Mike S. gave each Council member a copy of the new Mandatory Wear Policy.  Vest are on order.

d.  NSPD Squad Car Tires – The car is in need of at least one new tire.   Mike S. recommends that we get two new tires and use one for a spare.  Then in the fall we could possibly get two additional tires so they all match. 

e.  HC Dispatch – Mike S. discussed letter we received from the Hendricks County Communications Center.  We have paid our portion for dispatch fees for 2011.  Mike S. will let Wes Bennett know that we have plugged in additional fees for the 2012 budget.    At this point we do not know if it will be approved. 

August Board Meeting Minutes – page 2

F. HC Parks Run – Mike S. reported that he received a letter thanking the Town for its help with this run.  It was a successful event raising $16,000.00.

g. Census Update – Mike reported that they have developed a 2012 Census of Governments to go online in October.

7.  ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS:

a.   Mark reported that Triangle will be in town beginning Tuesday to begin work on those streets that were approved for paving.  He also presented the Board with quotes on cleaning and painting the water tower next summer.  He was able to get Leary to come down in their price and recommends that we go with Leary Construction.  After much discussion, it was decided to go with Leary. 

b. Beth presented the Board with the invoice for Workers Comp. insurance to be paid in September.  Also, the State Board of Accounts completed their audit of the Town for 2009 and 2010.  They have scheduled an Exit Conference for Thursday, August 11 at 8:00 am.

8.  CITIZENS INPUT:

None

9.  ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:42 pm.

The next Council meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

Attest:

_____________________________________

Beth Russell

Clerk-Treasurer

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