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December 5, 2013 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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December 5, 2013




    The December 5, 2013 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:01 pm.

  2.  ROLL CALL:

    Mike Selch, President – Present                  ______________________________________

    Mike Russell, Vice President – Present       ______________________________________

    Rebecca Compton, Member – Present      ______________________________________

  3.  SPECIAL:

    Mike S. explained that the first part of this meeting was a Public Hearing to discuss the extraterritorial rates and charges, however, there were some mistakes made and it was necessary to continue the meeting on a new date which was set for January 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  Rebecca made a motion to approve this date; Mike S. seconded; Council also gave Jonathan Blake the go ahead to send new notices for this meeting.


    Mike S. asked if there were any additions or corrections for the November Public Meeting minutes and\or the November Council Meeting; 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 like to have a construction meeting on Tuesday, December 10th and asked Mike S. and Mark Basham if they would be available.  A time was set for 9:00 am.
  2. Water Main & Fire Hydrants – no update at this time.
  3. Planning Grant – this grant is in final stage.  Mike S. stated that we have a contract from Municipal Civil Corporation to proceed on the findings of the Planning Grant.  Before we do anything, Mike S. wants a workshop to discuss.  This was set for January 9th at 6:00 pm.
  1.  NEW ITEMS:
  1.  Ordinance 2013-4 – Repealing old ordinance regarding regulation of firearms during declared civil emergency; This ordinance was passed on first read; Rebecca made a motion to approve as written; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Beth will advertise.
  2. Mike S. made a motion to encumber any funds left over at the end of the year; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.
  3. 2014 Council Meeting Dates and 2014 Holiday Dates were presented.  Rebecca made a motion to approve; Mike S. seconded.







December 5, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2




  1.  REPORTS:
  1.  Mark – no report
  2. NSPD – for the record Mike S. presented a report from the North Salem Police Department for November activities.
  3.  Council Members – Rebecca stated that Matt at the Bank has completed the title search on the 12 acres and hopes to have the assessment completed by January 1st.
  4. Harold Blake – no report as he was unable to attend the meeting.
  5. Clerk-Treasurer – Beth presented the Council with the 2014 contract for Doug Clodfelter, Waste Water Superintendent.  There was an increase of about 1%.  Mike S. made a motion to accept; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Beth then presented Council with new health insurance for 2014; our premiums actually are decreasing for 2014; Beth explained that if we went with Alternative Plan 1 (higher deductible) and added $500 each to our health savings accounts, we could save the Town around $8,000 a year.  Rebecca made a motion to approve; Mike S. seconded.  Lastly, Beth stated that she received her 1782 Notice and the state cut our budget for 2014 by only $312.00 all in MVH.  This is great news.
  1. PUBLIC:



    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:18 pm.  The next meeting will be January 2, 2014, at 6:00 pm.





Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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