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January 5, 2012 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

JANUARY 5, 2012

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

The January 5, 2012 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:01 pm.  

2.  ROLL CALL:

Mike Selch – Present                           ____________________________

Rebecca Compton – Present             ____________________________

Mike Russell –  Present                       ____________________________

3.  READING OF MINUTES:

Mike S. asked if there were any additions or corrections for the December minutes; there being none Mike made a motion to approve as written; Rebecca seconded; passed unanimously.  

4.  OLD ITEMS:

a.  Clean Up – cases are still pending with Hendricks County.

b.  Utility Bills, Examination and SBA – tabled until new code is examined.

c.   Rainy Day Fund – tabled until more information is received.

d.  Department of Justice – we were approved to be reimbursed the equivalent of the cost of one Bullet Proof Vest; still awaiting payment in the form of ACH to our bank account.

5.  NEW ITEMS:

a.  Mike S. presented 2012 contract from Doug Clodfelter, Waste Water Superintendent.  There were no changes from the 2011 contract.  Mike R. made motion to approve; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.

b.  2012 Budget was submitted for review.  Due to an erroneous error, budget Form 4 needed to be reviewed and confirmed.  After review, Mike S. made motion to re-adopt; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.

6.  REPORTS:

a.  Mark Basham asked the Council for approval to purchase anthracite to use at the filer plant to help lower the iron content in the water.  Mike R. made motion to approve; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.

b.  Marshal Berry reported for the NSPD.  Both he and Deputy Josh Butler have been busy.  Josh needs long sleeved uniforms and a winter jacket; they would also like a rifle for the car.  They will need to be excused from next month’s meeting due to a training course that day in Danville.

c.  Beth let the Council know that she would be out of the office on Monday, January 9th, attending a Clerk Treasurer’s workshop downtown at the Westin sponsored by IACT.

d.  Harold mentioned that he may need to be excused from next month’s meeting due to surgery; he will let us know a few days after his surgery takes place.

e.  Rebecca stated that she is trying to find information on grants that may be available to small towns for sidewalk repair.

7.  PUBLIC

a.  Gerald Wiles spoke to the Council about water bills for residents who are renting.  He has been stuck paying for renters he has had who have up and left town leaving outstanding water bills.  He thinks that the home owners should be able to have the water shut off as soon as the bill becomes delinquent and not wait 30 days to shut off.  Harold said he saw no problem with the Town contracting with the home owners for water\sewer service; home owners can leave the water in their names and collect payment from the renters.  If the renters do not pay the home owners, then the home owners can have the water shut off.

8.  ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:26 pm.

The next Council meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

Attest:

_____________________________________

Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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