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October 4, 2012 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

October 4, 2012

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

The October 4, 2012 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:00 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.   Disposition of Scrap & Unused Equipment – no update at this time.

b.   Water Tower – will be inspected and painted in June or July, 2013.  Mark will call and get a letter from them in writing as to using the existing contract that was signed.

c.  HCCC –  no update at this time.  Mark did report that he did receive a quote from someone for $2500 to re-wire the old garage for the antenna equipment. 

d.  HC Clean Ups – Mike S. gave summary of pending court cases with the County.

e.  Ordinance 2012-5 – second reading.  Mike S. made motion to pass as written; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  There will be a third and final reading at November meeting.

f.  2013 Budget – Resolution 2012-4.  There being no further questions about 2013 budget, Rebecca made a motion to accept Resolution as written; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  

5.  NEW ITEMS:

a.  Mike S. gave a brief summary of the workshop that took place September 13th .  Because of the fuel surcharge that Ray’s charges, it was decided to raise the trash rate from $7.00 a month to $8.00 per month.  Beth will contract Rays and get rates and contract for 2013 and Harold will draft a Resolution for next month’s meeting.

b.  Mike S. presented the quote from Doug Clodfelter for the new skirting at sewer plant.  Mike R. made motion to accept proposal; Rebecca seconded.  Motion passed unanimously.

c.  Street Signs – Mark will get pictures and quotes for new street signs.

d.  Water Plant – We have been in touch with a couple of engineering firms about possible solutions for reducing the iron content in the water.  Mark stated that Bastin Logan will be removing the current media (24” of anthracite) and replace it with 18” of silica sand and fill the rest of the way with anthracite.  This will cost around $4,000.00.   Mike S. then asked if we should continue with trying to get a planning grant; Mark said we should go ahead and proceed and see what happens.  So it was decided that Rebecca would go ahead and set up meetings with potential grant administrators to write a planning grant.  Rebecca will try to set up for next week on the 10th.

e.  Trick or Treating – Mike R. made a motion to set the hours for trick or treating for October 31st from 6-8; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.

6.  REPORTS:

a.  Mark Basham – Mike S. congratulated Mark for his work and approval of his Wellhead Protection Program Phase II.   Mark then reported that we had an insurance inspection and they did not approve the old slide at the park.  It is too old and does not meet current specifications.  Therefore, it will be removed and scrapped.  Also, after doing some research, it is not necessary to have lights on our water tower unless the FAA requires us to.      

b.  NSPD – for the record Mike S. presented a report from Marshal John Berry.

7.  PUBLIC:

None

8.  ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.  The next Meeting will be November 1,  2012 at 6:00 pm.

Attest:

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Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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