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January 3, 2013 Town Council Meeting Minutes

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MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

January 3, 2013

1.  CALL MEETING TO ORDER:

The January 3, 2013 Town of North Salem Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Mike Selch at 6:00 pm.  

2.  ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

Mike Russell proposed that the officers stay the same for 2013; Rebecca seconded; motion passed unanimously.

3.  ROLL CALL:

Mike Selch, President – Present                       ____________________________

Rebecca Compton, Member – Present ____________________________

Mike Russell, Vice President Present   ____________________________

4.  READING OF MINUTES:

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

5.  OLD ITEMS:

a.  Disposition of Scrap & Unused Equipment – the sewage equipment has been put up for bids on the IACT website; deadline is March 1st.

b. HCCC – Antenna –  electrical updates are done on the old garage for the new radio repeater.  The building needs a new roof asap, and floor repairs.  The town is scheduled to pay $7,123 to the County for dispatch fees in 2013.

c.  HC Clean Ups – no updates at this time.

d.  Water Plant – Mark says it’s still operating better.

e.  Sewer Plant – New skirting has arrived but not installed yet.

f.  Street Signs – Rebecca made a motion to declare the old street signs as surplus; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  The old signs will be sold for $10 each on a first come first served basis.  Notices will go out in the January water bills.      

6.  NEW ITEMS:

a.  Planning Grant – Mike S. gave brief summary on the status of the planning grant.  Notice has been advertised for bids; proposals are due January 22nd.  There will be a meeting on January 23rd to score proposals and select two Engineers.  Those Engineers will be interviewed on Thursday, January 24th and one selected.  We will submit application to OCRA by January 31st.  Rebecca made a motion to name all Council Members and Clerk-Treasurer as a Committee to Act as a Quorum; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously. 

b.  Ordinance 2013-1 – Repealing Short Street as a One Way Street.  Rebecca made a motion to accept as written; Mike R. seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Beth will advertise once in two local newspapers. 

c.  North Salem Old Fashion Days – Rodger Ward was in attendance to discuss Old Fashion Days.  After many years of volunteer service, some members of the current committee will be resigning.  After much discussion, Rodger volunteered to schedule a meeting for February or March and solicit help for Old Fashion Days 2013.   Notice of the time and date of this meeting will be posted and included in the water bills as soon as possible.

7.  REPORTS:

a.  NSPD – for the record Mike S. presented a report from Marshal John Berry for December activities.

b.  Beth presented Council members with annual certification forms with regard to the Nepotism Policy to be signed and filed. 

8.  PUBLIC:

None

9.  ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:38 pm.  The next Meeting will be February 7th at 6:00 pm.

Attest:

_____________________________________

Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

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