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March 7, 2013 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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March 7, 2013



The March 7, 2013 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:00 pm.  



Mike Selch, President – Present                       ____________________________

Rebecca Compton, Member – Present ____________________________

Mike Russell, Vice President Present   ____________________________

President Mike Selch stated to let the record show that Town Attorney Harold Blake was absent due to a family member being in the hospital.



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



a.  Disposition of Scrap & Unused Equipment – Mike S. opened the two closed bids received for the sewer  machine and one for the mower.   Bids on the sewer machine were $550 and $1,000; the bid on the mower was $250.  Rebecca made a motion to accept the $1,000 bid on the sewer machine and the $250 on the mower; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously. 

b.  HC Clean Ups – Mike S. gave brief update on current cases with the county.

c.  Water Plant – continues to operate fine.

e.  Sewer Plant – experiencing a phase protection problem at the sewer plant; still waiting on warmer weather to install new skirting.

f.  Water Main Repairs – Mark spoke about getting a bid on directional boring a new 4” main under the road and not dig.  Either way it will be pricey to get problem fixed and it needs to be fixed before the water tower is painted.



a.  First reading of Ordinance 2013-2 on containment of damaged property; Mike R. made a motion to approve as written; Mike S. seconded; motion passed unanimously. 

b.  American Legal Supplement – need approval for cost of supplement; Mike S. made a motion to approve; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.

c.  Planning Grant – No update at this time. 

d.  OCRA – Comprehensive Town Plan.  We need to have a plan in place.  Ken Smith was in attendance and offered to get us sample copies so we can begin the process.  He also gave us enlarged aerial photos of the Town and said he would provide us with a framed copy to hang in the office.  Mark asked Ken if we could get an emergency grant for water main repair.  He suggested we talk with Sandy Powers about an OCRA emergency grant.

e.  Beth presented an amendment to the 2013 Salary Ordinance.  Rebecca made a motion to accept; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  There was also discussion of the cuts made to the budget from our MVH and LRS funds.  John and Beth will go over his budget and see where adjustments can be made.

f.  IACT – Council discussed Legislative Day coming up March 19th downtown.  At this time, no one is able to attend; hopefully we will receive any information that comes out of the meeting.

g.  North Salem Old Fashion Days – Mike S. reported that there were about 20 people in attendance at the Old Fashion Days meeting held on February 28 in the Community Building.  Mike S. presented the Council with a sample outline of what should be required from the Old Fashion Days Committee for the festival to continue.  After much discussion, it was decided to continue the discussion and speak with Harold at next month’s meeting.







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a.  Mark asked about setting a date for heavy trash curbside pickup.  It was decided on the last Tuesday in April which is April 30th.  Notices will go out in the March and April water bills.

b.  NSPD – for the record Mike S. presented a report from Marshal John Berry for February activities.  Mike also presented the Council with a list of days that Marshal Berry will be taking off this year.

c.  Rebecca spoke about  some of the issues they presented at  the meeting she attended last month and thought it would be a good idea to invite a couple of our local legislators to come speak at a meeting sometime this summer.

d.  Mike S. spoke about his communications with an UMBAUGH representative who suggested that we might approach our local bank to refinance our debt and  get a lower  interest loan.  It was suggested also that we have a “workshop” to discuss our possibilities.






There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.  The next Meeting will be April 4th at 6:00 pm.





Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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