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October 6, 2011 Town Council Minutes

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MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

October 6, 2011

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

The October 6, 2011 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:04 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 September minutes; there being none, minutes were approved unanimously as written.  

4.  OLD ITEMS:

a.  Clean up – most cited properties have made progress; one will receive another letter.  Also, there are a couple of cases which the County has that are pending.   

b.  Utility Bills Recovery & Abandoned Property Procedures – Tabled until next month.  

c.  NSSB – hearings being held on re-platting property; will update next month. 

d.  Animal Control Ordinance – we will begin enforcing; will send warning letters first to a couple of residents.

e.  Traffic Fines – Speed limit signs have been  installed; will begin monitoring and enforcing

f.  NSPD – Mike S. presented Council with a written report from Marshall Berry who is currently enrolled in the Police Academy.

g.  US Census – Mike S. mentioned that he has been informed that he will be receiving a survey soon from the US Dept. of Commerce.

5.  NEW ITEMS:

a.  State Board of Accounts – Council was given complete report from State Board of Accounts.  Mike S. asked for any questions concerning this report. 

b.  2012 Budget – Mike S. asked for any comments on the 2012 Budget; there being none, Mike S. made a motion to approve and adopt; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.

c.  Rainy Day Fund – tabled until next month.

d.  American Legal – Mike S. gave Harold some papers regarding our codification that he needs some input on.

September 2011 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2

6.  REPORTS:

a.  Mark told the Council that he has installed NO SOLICITING signs at each end of town.  If we have peddlers who wish to solicit in town, they must purchase a permit in the Town Hall.   There was discussion about revising and updating that particular ordinance.

Mark also asked permission to purchase a back pack blower (mainly for snow but could use all year-round) for around $400.00 from Howards Lawn and Garden.   Becky made a motion to approve; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Doug Frazier (appointed Animal Control Officer) mentioned that he could use a couple more live traps as well as a catch pole.    It was also mentioned that Doug needs some sort of identification  to show that he is  the Animal Control Officer within the Town limits of North Salem.   The Council told him to go ahead and purchase the items he needs.   Along with this, Gary Harris wanted some clarification on the new Animal Ordinance.

b.  Trick or Treating was set for October 31st from 6-9; notice will go on the window and also in the water bills.   Mike S. will also post on the website. We will also order glow-bracelets again for the NSPD to pass out to the kids.

c.  Becky asked about fall heavy trash pickup.  Mark explained how we have not done this for a couple of years, but could look into the possibility of bringing it back in 2012.

7.  ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:53 pm.

The next Council meeting will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

Attest:

_____________________________________

Beth Russell

Clerk-Treasurer

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