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December 5, 2013 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

December 5, 2013

 

 

  1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

    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.

  4. READING OF MINUTES:

    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.

  5. OLD ITEMS:
  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:

    None

  2.  ADJOURNMENT:

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

     

Attest:

 

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Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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