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November 1, 2012 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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NOVEMBER 1, 2012


The November 1, 2012 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:12 pm.

Because of time constraints, the agenda was modified to allow Chad Remsburg from the North Salem State Bank give a brief presentation addressing the possibility of installing surveillance cameras in and around the Town Hall as well as other Town buildings for security purposes.  Mike S. asked Chad to put together various pricing packages and get back with us.

Also, Mike Fox was in attendance and asked the Council if it would be possible to have signs installed on McKinley Street near his home for his partially deaf child.  Mark will look into this.  In addition, Rebecca will check with the state on the possibility of signs downtown stating that there is a blind person in the area.

Further, Bob Goldsmith wanted to go on record that he has gotten his cars taken care of and should now be in compliance with town ordinances. 


Mike Selch – Present               ____________________________

Rebecca Compton – Present    ____________________________

Mike Russell –  Present                        ____________________________



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


a.   Disposition of Scrap & Unused Equipment – Mike S. will list items on the IACT website and take sealed bids.  Other items will be disposed of or scrapped.

b.  Water Tower – on hold until Spring.  Mark received a letter from Leary stating that they will honor the price they quoted us.

c.  HCCC – old garage will be rewired to accommodate equipment.

d.  HC Clean Ups – Mike S. gave a brief update.

e.  Ordinance 2012-5.  A third and final reading was done for Ordinance 2012-5 wherein effective January 1st, 2013, landlords will be responsible for the collection of water bills from their new tenants.  Current renters are exempt; but this Ordinance will be effective for any new renters who move in.  Mike R. made a motion to approve as written; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.

f.  Filter Plant – Mark stated that iron is lower than it ever has been and things are going well.

g.  Sewer Plant  – no update at this time.

h.  Trash Rates Resolution – Mike R. made a motion to approve Resolution to increase the trash rate by $.50 cents per month to cover the fuel surcharge that Ray’s charges us monthly.  Mike R. made a motion to approve; Mike S. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Increase will take effect in January, 2013.

i.  Street Signs – the Council was presented with the layout for new street signs along with a quote for the cost.  It was decided to sell the old signs for $5.00 each and we will advertise this in future water bills.  Also, one way signs and do not enter will be placed on the street next to the bank.  It will be one way heading west.  Mike R. made a motion to accept the new layout and pricing; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.

j.  Trick or Treating – went well this year; no complaints or problems.

November, 2012, minutes – page two


a.  OCRA Letter of Intent – it was decided to proceed.

b.  Grant Administrator – Mike R. made a motion to choose Sandy Powers as our Grant Administrator; Mike S. seconded; motion passed unanimously. 

c.  CEDIT – Rebecca made a motion to approve a resolution regarding our CEDIT fund; Mike S. seconded; motion passed unanimously.

d.  Nuisance Animals – had a couple of complaints regarding barking dogs and the fact that it is habitual.  Marshal Berry and Deputy Marshal Butler will begin issuing citations.

e.  It was decided that the town will have their annual  Christmas dinner at Liz’s.  Beth will ask Liz if December 4th at 6:30 will work out for her.


a.  Mark – no report.

b.  NSPD – Mike S.  presented a report from Marshal Berry for activities in October.

c.  Council Members – Mike R. mentioned that we should do a drive around and make a list of properties that need to receive letters for clean up.

d.  Beth stated that we again received a request for a donation to the Tri West Post Prom Committee.  Mike S. made a motion to donate $100; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Beth also presented the Council and Harold with “Human Resource Recommendations”  we received from HCC Public Risk.  Council and Harold will review. 

e.  Mike S. mentioned the upcoming round table being held in Darlington next week.  Mike S., Rebecca and Beth will attend.  Beth will make the reservations.






There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:22 pm.  The next Meeting will be December 6th at 6:00 pm.



Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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