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June 6, 2013 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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The June 6, 2013 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:01 pm.  




Mike Selch, President – Present                       ____________________________

Rebecca Compton, Member – Present ____________________________

Mike Russell, Vice President Absent   ____________________________


Mike S. noted for the record that Mike Russell was absent as well as Town Attorney Harold Blake.




Mike S. asked if there were any additions or corrections for the May minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.  Mike S. then asked if there were any additions or corrections for the minutes of the special meeting held on May 6th.  There being none, minutes were approved as written.




a.  Local Legislators – Mark Dowd, a rep from Todd Rokita’s office was supposed to attend, but did not show.

b.  Emergency Grant – Mike S. will meet with John Magee from USDA on Friday morning, June 7th at 10 am to sign papers. 

c.  Planning Grant –  still updating maps then will start water composition testing, etc.  The first claim voucher has been signed and submitted in the amount of $18,000.00. 

d.  Town Truck\dump trailer – Mark says that the trailer is in and will have some work done to it before we get it.

e.  Old Fashion Days – no one present.




a.  Ordinance 2013-3 – Code Supplement.  Rebecca made a motion to pass as written; Mike S. 2nd.  Motion passed.  Beth will advertise two times in local papers.

b.  Utility Balances – Beth reported that both the Water and Waste Water utility balances were in the black.

c.  Alley Improvements – Jeff Fleece of Fleece Insurance wants permission to pave the lot next to his building and the alley on the other side.  Mike S. made a motion to approve request; Rebecca seconded.  Beth will write a letter to Jeff approving his request.

d.  Clean Up Properties – no update at this time.




a.  Mark – no report.

b.  NSPD – for the record Mike S. presented a report from Marshal John Berry for June activities.  Deputy Butler asked if the budget was going to be cut for his position.  We will have a better picture in July.

c.  Council Members – Rebecca stated that we should attend the Round Table event in Ladoga on July 23rd.

d.  Harold Blake – no report.

e.  Beth – wanted to let Council know that she has been in touch with Lise’ Crouch, Emergency Management for Hendricks County regarding the damage at the WWTP from the April rain.  We are trying to recover as much money as possible since our insurance won’t cover the damage.





June 6, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2






Mary Ferretti was in attendance to discuss the tree that was cut down last month.  She was not notified in advance.  There was some damage done to the side walk in the process.  The tree was dead and was deemed a hazard.  It was decided to let the home owner know as soon as possible that a tree will be coming down.  The side walk has been repaired.




There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:15 pm.  The next Meeting will be July 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm.





Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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