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November 7, 2013 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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November 7, 2013




    The November 7, 2013 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:20 pm.  (This meeting followed a Public Hearing at 6:00 pm.)

  2.  ROLL CALL:

    Mike Selch, President – Present                  ______________________________________

    Mike Russell, Vice President – Absent        ______________________________________

    Rebecca Compton, Member – Present      ______________________________________


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

  1.  Water Main Repairs\Emergency Grant  – Mike S. asked Ken Smith where we stood on the Emergency Grant; Ken stated that he would arrange a conference call with USDA and Mike S.
  2. Water Main & Fire Hydrants – no update at this time.
  3. Planning Grant – this grant was finalized at the Public Hearing Meeting that took place tonight at 6:00 pm.
  4. Emergency Code Notifications – not much participation from residents; would have helped with the Halloween situation.
  5. Annexation – Mike S. stated that he and Mike R. met with Sonnie and Marshal Johnston to clear up some confusion on annexation of their property.  They had some questions regarding land use.  They are not opposed to us using part of their land for a possible site for a new water tower in the future.  Harold presented ordinances for a surcharge for water and sewer customers outside of the town boundaries. We need to notify those customers affected by these proposed ordinances.  Rebecca made a motion to approve as written Ordinance 2014-1 and 2014-2 for surcharges on water and sewer; Mike S. seconded; these were passed on first reading.
  6. Handicap Parking – Mark will take care of these when the weather cooperates.  Mark asked where we want these spaces to be.  It was decided in front of the Town Hall and across the street from Liz’s.
  7. Vectren Gas Line Damage – Harold says this is a fight we cannot win.  He recommends that the bill be paid since they are threatening us with a collection agency.
  8. Trick or Treat Schedule –    Even though the weather was not good, there were many trick or treaters out both Thursday and Friday; the Christian church had their safe houses as well on Thursday.  Rebecca stated that she received phone calls complaining that it was not re-scheduled.  Marshal Berry stated that he gave out 145 glow sticks on Thursday and Friday.











Page 2 – November 2013 Board Meeting Minutes




  1.  NEW ITEMS:
  1. Tri-West Prom – Rebecca made a motion to approve a donation of $100 to Tri-West Post Prom for 2014; Mike S. seconded.
  2. Christmas – it was decided to have Christmas dinner at Liz’s Café again this year; Mark will discuss with Liz.  It will take place right after the December Board Meeting.
  1.  Mark – there was discussion regarding properties in town that are not currently on town water.
  2. NSPD – for the record Mike S. presented a report from Marshal John Berry for October activities.
  3. Council – Rebecca spoke with Ken and Sandy regarding the property for the proposed walking park.  Ken gave her steps that she should go through.  Ken also suggested getting the property appraised.  Being a Municipality, we can only pay what the property appraises for.   Rebecca spoke with Matt Howry, President of the North Salem State Bank and he said they could do a title search and also appraise the property for around $800.00.  Rebecca will speak with Beth to see if we have money in the budget.   Rebecca thanked Ken and Sandy for their help on this project.
  4. Harold – no report.
  5. Beth – no report.


  1.  PUBLIC:




    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm.  The next meeting will be December 5th at 6:00 pm.





Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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