Located about 25 miles West of Indianapolis in the northwest corner of Hendricks County at the intersection of State Roads 236 and 75, just 9 miles North West of Danville.

Founded December 10, 1835

Population (2010 Census): 518

Host of the “Old Fashion Days” Festival over Labor Day weekend for the last 36 years. We have the largest parade in Hendricks county. http://www.northsalemoldfashiondays.com

August 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING AUGUST 1, 2019

CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The August 1, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:00 pm.

ROLL CALL: Becky Fancher, President – Present, Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Present, Mike Russell, Member – Present

PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council President Becky Fancher led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by Jimmy.

MINUTES: Because Mike Russell wasn’t in attendance during the July meeting, minutes could not be approved for June.  Therefore, Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the BZA minutes from June 6th; there being none, those minutes were approved as written.  Becky then asked if there were any additions or corrections to the June Board Meeting minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.  Becky then asked if there were any additions or corrections to the July minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.

OLD ITEMS: Title VI/ADA Compliance – Mark said that he and Kevin are working on this and should have done by September 1st.

 NEW ITEMS:2020 Salary Ordinance – After some discussion, Jimmy made a motion to pass as written; Becky seconded.  Motion passed unanimously.

REPORTS:  Mark –  the mulch has been spread at the playground and it is pretty much done.  They have some painting to do and will also be putting up cameras and a security light.  Mark mentioned that it would be nice to have a mini shelter house next to the playground equipment with a picnic table underneath it for shade for the parents.  He will also be getting new tires put on the white truck.    

NSPD – Marshal Berry’s report for July was presented for the record; John let Council know that the he is still experiencing computer issues.  He would also like a notice to be included in the water bills this month regarding the kids riding bicycles, scooters, and skateboards in town during Old Fashion Days.  He has received the permit to close State Road 236.  Also, there is a new “plan” in place for the 5K 10K walk run during the festival if the road is not opened back up by then.

August 1, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2

Council – None

Harold Blake – Harold mentioned to the Council that it might be time to update our sign hanging above the Town Hall.  It is looking pretty tattered.

Clerk-Treasurer – None

PUBLIC: John spoke on behalf of Steve Clark who is in charge of the Car Show during Old Fashion Days.  He would like to utilize North Nebraska Street instead of South Nebraska Street for the Car Show this year.  Steve will go door to door and speak with the residents on North Nebraska.  Council unanimously approved.

Jay Thompson, Communications Advisory Board, was in attendance to give an update on the Communications Center. 

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:26 pm.  The next Council Meeting will be September 5th at 6:00 pm.

Attest: Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

July 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING JULY 11, 2019

CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The July 11, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:00 pm.

ROLL CALL: Becky Fancher, President – Present, Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Present, Mike Russell, Member – Absent                      

PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council President Becky Fancher led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer from Jimmy Roberts.

MINUTES: Because Mike Russell was not in attendance tonight, and Jimmy Roberts was not in attendance last month, all minutes were tabled until the August meeting.

OLD ITEMS: Title VI/ADA Compliance – Mark again said that he and Kevin should be able to put the evaluation plan together in the next few months.  He will reach out to Jonathan Blake (Town of Brownsburg) for assistance if he needs to.

NEW ITEMS: None

REPORTS:  Mark –  Paving is complete they just need to paint the stop lines; new playground equipment is up and grading done – just needs the mulch which will be there next week.  He will be installing more cameras at the park and also put up signs that say “criminal mischief is punishable by up to $500 and 6 months in jail”.  We also need a security light and Mark will contact Duke.  He also let the Council know that IDEM will be contacting us soon regarding our arsenic testing for last quarter.    Mark also asked the Council if it would be okay to remove sewer charges temporarily for Chuck Bucy’s property on North California as he is redoing everything and not hooked into the sewer.  Council gave approval for this temporary disconnection.

NSPD – Marshal Berry’s report for June was presented for the record; John let Council know that he has been having computer issues again.  He also stated that he has been in contact with the Old Fashion Days Committee regarding some issues.

Council – Jimmy told Mark that when they paved, they covered up the drain by his house.  Mark will look into this.

Harold Blake – New legislation was discussed regarding property owners and renters.  No changes will be made at this time as Harold suggests we wait until the next round of legislation because he is sure it will change again.  He also let the Council know he will be attending the AIM conference in French Lick this year where legislative issues will be discussed.

Clerk-Treasurer – Audit is done; need to develop and update our capital assets ledger.

PUBLIC: Kristi Vaughn was in attendance on behalf of the Revitalization Committee and Farmers Market to clarify some issues that happened a few weeks ago; Strawberry Festival was a huge success despite the weather.   

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:57 pm.  The next Council Meeting will be August 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

Attest: Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer

June 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 6, 2019

CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The June 6, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:00 pm.

ROLL CALL: Becky Fancher, President – Present, Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Absent, Mike Russell, Member – Present                   

PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council President Becky Fancher led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the May minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.

PUBLIC HEARING (#2): Council President Becky Fancher turned the meeting over to Mike Kleinpeter, Kleinpeter Consulting.  Mike explained that the purpose of this hearing was because the Town was applying for an OCRA grant in the amount of $700,000 and an SRF loan in the amount of $800,000 to build a new water filter plant and water tower.  He then asked for comments and/or concerns from the many residents in attendance.  He stated that these comments and concerns would be included in our application.  After much discussion, Mike Russell made a motion to accept the resolution “authorizing application and submission and local match commitment” for our application; Becky seconded.   Becky then thanked everyone for attending and the public hearing was adjourned at 6:25 pm.

BZA HEARING See separate minutes for this hearing

OLD ITEMS: Title VI/ADA Compliance – Mark said that he and Kevin should be able to put the evaluation plan together in the next few months.  Beth has asked for an extension until September 1st.

North Salem Rep – Ron Kneeland has agreed to be our Representative on the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission and Hendricks County Zoning Board.  Beth will notify the Building and Planning Department.

FSG Corp. – Proposed Agreement – Beth gave the Council the proposed agreement from FSG Corp. for the Water Rate Study and Bond Issue.  After some discussion, Mike Russell made a motion to accept; Becky seconded.  Beth will notify FSG tomorrow.

June 6, 2019  Meeting Minutes – page 2

 NEW ITEMS:None

REPORTS:  Mark –  let Council know that because of the rain, Wabash Valley has not been able to start paving.  They hope to begin soon!   He also said they would be changing the filter media next week.    

NSPD – Marshal Berry’s report for May was presented for the record; John let Council know that the radar in the truck was re-certified earlier this week and that the truck would be going into the shop for new decals next Monday.  He also let Council know that his rifle is in the shop for repairs.

Council – None

Harold Blake – None

Clerk-Treasurer – Beth asked Becky if she would be available in early July to work on the 2020 budget; will set a date soon

PUBLIC: Bill Compton reminded everyone about the Strawberry Festival taking place Father’s Day Weekend at the Park. 

 ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 pm.  The next Council Meeting will be July 11th at 6:00 pm.

Attest: Beth Russell Clerk-Treasurer

May 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING MAY 2, 2019

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The May 2, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:00 pm.

2. ROLL CALL:

Becky Fancher, President – Present

Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Present

Mike Russell, Member – Present

3. PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council President Becky Fancher led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

4. MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the April minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written

5. OLD ITEMS: a. Title VI/ADA Compliance – Beth will begin working on the Self-Evaluation. We committed to addressing the deficiency and have the self-evaluation portion implemented by July 1, 2019. b. Filter Plant/Water Tower Update – Eric Wathen was in attendance to and let us know that we did qualify with 25 bonus points on our SRF loan application which Mike Kleinpeter will be submitting May 3rd. SRF will be calling to schedule a site visit soon. c. North Salem Rep – Hendricks County Area Plan Commission and Hendricks County Zoning Board. With Sonnie Johnston resigning Beth reached out to Brad Wilson and is waiting to hear from him as to whether he is interested in becoming our new Rep.

6. NEW ITEMS: a. Ordinance 2019-1 – Fair Housing Ordinance – this updated Ordinance is necessary for our OCRA grant and SRF loan applications. Jimmy made a motion to accept on first read as written; Becky seconded; motion passed unanimously. Beth will advertise one time in two papers. b. Resolution 2019-3 – PER Acceptance Resolution – Mike made a motion to accept as written; Jimmy seconded; motion passed unanimously and copies were given to Eric to take back to RQAW. c. Greg Guerrettaz – FSG Corp (financial advisor) – Becky turned the floor over to Greg. He explained that his company has been around for over 30 years helping small communities with financing and rate studies. After his presentation, he let Council know that he would send an email outlining his proposal. May 2, 2019 minutes – page 2

7. REPORTS: a. Mark – let Council know that Wabash Valley would begin paving soon. He also said that he and Kevin would be cleaning the filter again next week. b. NSPD – Marshal Berry’s report for April was presented for the record; John let Council know that the computer in the truck has been fixed but he is still working on getting the decals fixed. c. Council – None d. Harold Blake – None e. Clerk-Treasurer – Beth let Council know that Bill Compton could not attend the meeting tonight but the Revitalization Committee was still hoping to purchase an electronic sign for the Town and that a location still needed to be selected. They would know better about their finances after the Strawberry Festival in June. Beth also let Council know that she, Mark and Becky met with Dan Mitchell at the bank to see if we could possibly get a better interest rate and longer repayment period for the money needed for the new Filter plant project. Unfortunately, the bank could not beat the SRF loan program. She also let them know that the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation group printed the wrong day of our Farmers Market in the Explorer that went out to 24,000 people; the card is correct but the magazine is wrong. They were blasting their Facebook page with the correct information.

8. PUBLIC: Jay Thompson, Communications Advisor Board (County) was in attendance to keep Council abreast of the radio situation. Russell Muir (resident in town) asked the Council for permission to remove the tree stumps left by his house after the trees were removed. Mark told him as long as whoever he got to do it provided the Town Hall with the proper paperwork (liability insurance certificate).

9. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:44 pm. The next Council Meeting will be June 6th at 6:00 pm.

Attest:  Beth Russell Clerk-Treasurer

April 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 4, 2019

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The April 4, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:01 pm.

2. ROLL CALL:

Becky Fancher, President – Present 

Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Present 

Mike Russell, Member – Present 

3. PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council President Becky Fancher led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.

4. MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the March 7, 2019 Minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written

5. OLD ITEMS: a. Title VI/ADA Compliance – Each Council Member was given a copy our Title VI/ADA Compliance Letter in response to our lack of a Self-Evaluation. We committed to addressing the deficiency and have the self-evaluation portion implemented by July 1, 2019. b. Income Survey Update – Each Council Member was given a copy of a letter from Bob Smiley, PhD, summarizing the results of the Income Survey. The low and moderate-income group in the study was greater than the 51% required to qualify for the grant. c. Filter Plant/Water Tower Update – Mark indicated that everything is on track for this project and things are moving along. Becky added that we will be required to have an archaeological study completed and the cost of that study will be $5,400.00. Mark added that since we are a couple of years away from completing this project that he needs to look into different media for water treatment in order to maintain acceptable levels for required testing. He will be speaking with Jason from Adedge Water regarding some possible options.

6. NEW ITEMS: a. North Salem Rep – Hendricks County Area Plan Commission and Hendricks County Zoning Board. With Sonnie Johnston resigning her positions on both of these Boards effective May 1, 2019, we reached out to Rod Lasley, since he was on the Board of Zoning Appeals with Sonnie to see if he had suggestions for possible replacements. Rod suggested Brad Wilson or Ron Kneeland, and Jimmy Roberts suggested Leroy Smith. Beth will be in touch with them to find out if they are interested. b. Heavy Trash Pickup – Tammy let the Council know that this has been scheduled for April 30th and notices were included in the water bills this in March. April 4, 2019 minutes – page 2

7. REPORTS: a. Mark – Handouts were provided for the Council and 3 bids were presented for the Community Crossings Grant paving project. Wabash Valley came in with the lowest bid at $95,992.65, so Mark proposed that we accept their bid. Mike Russell made a motion to accept Wabash Valley and Jimmy Roberts seconded. b. NSPD – Marshal Berry’s report for March was presented for the record; there was no additional report because Marshal Berry was out of town. c. Council – None d. Harold Blake – None e. Clerk-Treasurer – None.

8. PUBLIC: None

9. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm. The next Council Meeting will be May 2nd, at 6:00 pm. Attest:

Tammy Lasley Deputy Clerk-Treasurer

March 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING MARCH 7, 2019

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The March 7, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:02 pm.

2. ROLL CALL:

Becky Fancher, President – Present

Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Present

Mike Russell, Member – Absent 

3. PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council President Becky Fancher led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by Harold Blake.

4. MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the February 7, 2019 Minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written. Becky also asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the Special Meeting held February 19th; there being none, minutes were approved as written.

5. OLD ITEMS:

a. Title VI/ADA Compliance – Each Council Member was given a copy our Title VI/ADA Compliance packet to review. There being no changes, Resolution 2019-2 was presented adopting US DOT TITLE VI ASURANCES AS WELL AS TITLE VI IMPLEMENTATION PLAN. Jimmy made a motion to pass as written, Becky seconded. Beth will submit all and hopefully it will be sufficient for what the State needs.

b. Income Survey Update – No Update

c. Filter Plant/Water Tower Update – Mark did not have any further information however, we do have a project planning meeting Monday, March 11th with the people with the State Revolving Fund and Eric Wathen.

d. Bill Compton, NSRI – Bill was in attendance to discuss the electronic sign that the committee would like to purchase for the Town. Harold reviewed the information that Bill had received from the highway department as to what is allowed and stated that there really wasn’t enough information to form an opinion. He feels more research is needed. Becky also wants to research further regarding whether or not signs such as these can be put on historical buildings, etc. She also suggested that maybe an alternate location could be found. Harold suggested at the park entrance on 236 or maybe even utilizing the bank sign. Bill will do some more research and we will visit subject again in April.

e. Ordinance Review – Chickens within town limits – Harold did some research on Ordinances that other towns in Hendricks County have on their books. After much discussion, Jimmy suggested we table for now and discuss further at future meetings.

f. Old Fashion Days – donation request – Becky stated that she does not feel comfortable committing to a donation at this time. We do have a promotion fund however it does not have a great deal of money in it. After some discussion, it was decided to table the matter for now and revisit in future meetings. March 7, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2

6. NEW ITEMS:

a. North Salem Rep – Hendricks County Area Plan Commission and Hendricks County Zoning Board. Beth let the Council know that Sonnie Johnston is resigning her positions on both of these Boards effective May 1, 2019. Beth will contact the Planning Commission to ask what the requirements are for a new member as well as the procedure to replace Sonnie.

b. Heavy Trash Pickup – Beth let the Council know that this has been scheduled for April 30th and notice will be included in the water bills this month.

7. REPORTS:

a. Mark – let the Council know that he and Kevin cleaned the filter again this week. Hopefully our samples will pass. Also, the white truck is needing new tires and he will be getting prices soon.

b. NSPD – Marshal Berry’s report for February was presented for the record; John also let the Council know that he is still working on getting the decal on the back of his truck fixed as well as the light strips; he also has a new charger ordered for the computer in the truck.

c. Council – None

d. Harold Blake – let the Council know that he will be having shoulder surgery in April and that he will most likely miss the April meeting.

e. Clerk-Treasurer – Beth let the Council know that she will also not be attending the April meeting but that Tammy will be able to attend as Deputy Clerk Treasurer. Beth also asked the Council permission to transfer $10,000 from the Trash Fund to the Wastewater Fund. Doug Clodfelter had to replace a pump at a cost of over $7,000.00. Becky made a motion to approve this transfer; Jimmy seconded.

8. PUBLIC: None

9. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm. The next Council Meeting will be April 4th, at 6:00 pm. Attest: ___________________________________ Beth Russell Clerk-Treasurer

February 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING FEBRUARY 7, 2019

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The February 7, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:00 pm.

2. ROLL CALL:

Becky Fancher, President – Present

Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Present

Mike Russell, Member – Present 

3. PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council President Becky Fancher led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by Jimmy Roberts.

4. MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the January 3, 2019 Minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.

5. OLD ITEMS: a. Title VI/ADA Compliance – Each Council Member was given a copy our Title VI/ADA Compliance packet to review and hopefully pass at the March meeting. b. Income Survey Update – Mike Kleinpeter has received 78 responses so far; a second mailing went out last week.

6. NEW ITEMS: a. Kristi Vaughn – North Salem Farmers Market – Kristi is in charge of the Farmers Market that was started up last year here in North Salem. She said they have the opportunity to advertise in the Explorer published by the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation. They would also be included in card stock flyers that are distributed to many cities and towns in Hendricks County. The cost is $100. Becky made the motion to sponsor this endeavor; Mike seconded; motion passed unanimously. Kristi will get the invoice and information to Beth for payment. b. Eric Wathen – RQAW Engineering – Eric was in attendance to discuss a new water filter plant and water tower. He spoke of OCRA grant money and State Revolving Fund low interest loans and the application process. After much discussion, it was decided that there would be a workshop held for further discussion on February 12th in the Town Hall at 6:00 pm and Eric would attend; it was also decided to hold a Special Meeting for the public to attend on February 19th at 6:00 pm in the Town Hall. Beth will advertise this Special Meeting. c. Ordinance 1-2008 – it was decided to table review of this ordinance until next month. February 7, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2

7. REPORTS: a. Mark – no report b. NSPD – Marshal Berry’s report for January was presented for the record; John also let the Council know that the decal on the back of his truck was coming off and needed to be fixed; also the lights on one side of his light bar strip needed repaired. He has also been having some issues with his computer charging in his truck. c. Council – Mike asked Mark about the water line issues on Kelly Lieske’s property. Mark stated that it will have to be moved probably sometime in the spring. d. Harold Blake – no report e. Clerk-Treasurer – Beth let the Council know that we received a request to donate to North Salem Old Fashion Days; Beth will see what we donated last year and report back in March. Also, Beth stated that the Hendricks County Building and Planning Commission needed official word from us that Sonnie Johnston and Rod Lasley were our Representatives for the Hendricks County Board of Zoning. Jimmy Roberts made the motion to appoint Sonnie and Rod; Becky seconded; motion passed unanimously. Beth will let the County know.

8. PUBLIC: Bill Compton was in attendance on behalf of the North Salem Revitalization Committee. He said that the Committee would like to purchase an electronic led sign to be mounted on the front of the Town Hall so that various announcements could be “scrolling” for informational purposes. After much discussion, it was decided that INDOT should be contacted to see what the regulations were regarding signs on state highways and close to intersections.

9. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:28 pm. The next Council Meeting will be March 7th, at 6:00 pm.

Attest: ___________________________________ Beth Russell Clerk-Treasurer

January 2019 Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 3, 2019

1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The January 3, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council Vice President Mike Russell at 6:00 pm.

2. ROLL CALL:

Mike Russell, Vice President – Present

Jimmy Roberts, Member – Present 

Becky Fancher, Member – Present 

3. PLEDGE/PRAYER: Council Vice President Mike Russell led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by Harold Blake.

4. MINUTES: Mike asked if there were any additions or corrections to the BZA Minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written. Mike then asked if there were any additions or corrections to the December 6, 2018 Minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.

5. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: After some discussion, Mike Russell made a motion to nominate Becky Fancher for President of the Town Council and Jimmy Roberts as Vice President; Jimmy Roberts seconded; motion passed unanimously.

6. OLD ITEMS: a. Title VI/ADA Compliance – Resolution 2019-1 was presented for discussion. This is a Resolution adopting the Notice of Provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Becky made a motion to accept as written; Mike seconded; motion passed unanimously. Harold stated that he will have additional information regarding Title VI/ADA at the February Board Meeting.

7. NEW ITEMS: No new items

8. REPORTS: a. Mark – Mark let the Council know that he has been meeting with Eric Wathen regarding a new water tower and filter plant. An income survey has been mailed to all residents within town limits; this is needed in order to apply for federal grants. The process should take approximately 16 weeks. Mark also let the Council know that he has been in contact with a company called AdEdge. He would like to do a pilot program with them using their media to see if it would work for us. They took samples and he is waiting to hear from them. Council Minutes – January 3, 2019 – Page 2 b. NSPD – For the record, Becky presented the NSPD report for the month of December. Marshal Berry also let the Council know that he is working on an air card issue as well as computer issues. c. Council – Mike would like to re-visit the Ordinance the town has on chickens within town limits at the Board meeting next month. d. Harold Blake – None e. Clerk-Treasurer – Beth had Council sign the annual nepotism forms.

9. PUBLIC: None

10. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:43 pm. The next Council Meeting will be February 7th, at 6:00 pm.

Attest: ___________________________________ Beth Russell Clerk-Treasurer

December 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

DECEMBER 6, 2018

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER:
  2. The December 6, 2018, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Rebecca Compton at 6:00 pm.
  3. ROLL CALL:
  4. Mike Russell, Vice President – Present      ______________________________________
  5. Jimmy Roberts, Member – Present           ______________________________________
  6. Rebecca Compton, President – Present     ______________________________________
  7. PLEDGE/PRAYER:
  8. Council President Rebecca Compton led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer by Pastor Greg Way.
  9. MINUTES:
  10. Rebecca asked if there were any additions or corrections to the November minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.
  11. OLD ITEMS:
  1. Ordinance 2018-4 – Increase in surcharges – Third and final read – Mike made a motion to pass as written; Jimmy seconded; motion passed unanimously. Beth will advertise. Rates will go into effect with the January 2019 bills.
  2. Title VI/ADA Compliance – Beth has prepared most of the requirements and has sent them to Harold for review. Harold is working on these and we will have more information in January.
  3. Water tower and treatment plant update – Mark and Beth met with Eric Wathen and Mike Kleinpeter with Kleinpeter Consulting. We will need to do an income survey in order to apply for grant money next year. The income survey will begin this month and will take approximately 16 weeks.
  • NEW ITEMS:

 

No new items

 

  1. REPORTS:
  1. Mark – Mark presented a list of trees that need to be removed or limbs cut. He will begin work on these trees this month. He also asked the Council if it would be okay to sell the salt spreader he has to an individual in Pittsboro. He never uses it because it jams all the time and it is easier for him to spread with a shovel. Council approved his request.
  2. NSPD – For the record, Rebecca presented the NSPD report for the month of November. Marshal Berry also let the Council know that there will be a retirement reception for Pat Baldwin, Hendricks County Prosecutor December 21st from 3-5 at the Courthouse.

 

 

December 6, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2

 

 

  1. Council – Rebecca asked if we could fly the Town Flag outside along with the American Flag. Mark said that we would have to put in another pole because the current pole isn’t tall enough for two flags. Kevin said that they have the same issue at the Fire Station. They will both look into this. Rebecca also asked if the Town would be interested in sponsoring a food pantry drive in June to benefit both food pantries here in town. We will send notices in the water bills and have non-perishable food items dropped off in the Town Hall during the months of June and July.
  2. Harold Blake – Harold will remain as our Town Attorney through 2019. He let the Council know that they could contact the Hendricks County Bar Association for potential candidates when the time comes (begin mid-year).
  3. Clerk-Treasurer – Beth presented the 2019 meeting dates and holidays to the Council. There being no objections, Beth will advertise this month.
  1. PUBLIC:
  2. On a final note, this being the last Board Meeting with Rebecca Compton as a member, Beth presented her with a certificate of appreciation for her eight years of service.
  3. Jay Thompson, Communications Advisory Board Rep. was in attendance to keep the Council up to date on issues with radios and the Operations Board.
  4. Matt and Ethan Bowman were in attendance to discuss a possible Park project for Ethan to develop and implement to become an Eagle Scout. More discussion to come in early 2019.
  5. ADJOURNMENT:
  6. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:33 pm. The next Council Meeting will be January 3rd, at 6:00 pm.

Attest:

 

 

___________________________________

Beth Russell

Clerk-Treasurer

November 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

MINUTES OF

TOWN OF NORTH SALEM

COUNCIL MEETING

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

 

  1. CALL MEETING TO ORDER:
  2. The November 1, 2018, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Rebecca Compton at 6:00 pm.
  3. ROLL CALL:
  4. Mike Russell, Vice President – Present       ______________________________________
  5. Jimmy Roberts, Member – Present            ______________________________________
  6. Rebecca Compton, President – Present      ______________________________________
  7. PLEDGE/PRAYER:
  8. Council President Rebecca Compton led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer.
  9. MINUTES:
  10. Rebecca asked if there were any additions or corrections to the October minutes; there being none, minutes were approved as written.
  11. OLD ITEMS:
  1. Employee in Responsible Charge (ERC) – Beth finished this course and is now certified for a year. Kevin Basham will also take the course.
  2. INDOT 2021 Road Paving Project – After much discussion, it was decided that we would not go forward with committing $25,000 for sidewalks and curbs because we need to focus money on a new water filter plant and water tower.
  3. Ordinance 2018-4 – Increase in surcharges – Second Read – Mike made a motion to pass as written; Jimmy seconded. Third and final read will be in December.
  4. Ham and Bean Supper – $939.00 was raised to be given to the Playground Equipment Fund. Attendance was down this year. Jimmy recommended that this event be moved to the spring because there is always so much going on this time of year.
  5. Halloween – Marshal Berry stated that everything went well.
  6. 2019 Community Crossings Grant – we have submitted our application; we should hear something after the first of the year.
  7. Title VI/ADA Compliance – there are several items that need to be completed to be in compliance with the state. We have asked for an extension of April 1st to get these items completed. After much discussion, it was decided to hold a workshop on November 15th and the third Thursday of each month until these items are completed and submitted.

November 1, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes – page 2

 

  • NEW ITEMS:
  • Jeff Smallwood, B&O Trail Representative was in attendance to give a presentation. They are looking for a representative from North Salem to serve on a task force on behalf of the B&O to apply for grant money to bring the trail to North Salem. It was announced that the Governor would be making $90 million dollars available for trails. After much discussion, Rebecca stated that she would like to represent North Salem on this task force.

 

  1. REPORTS:
  1. Mark – Mark let the Council know that he has been talking with Eric Wathen regarding a new filter plant and water tower. They are currently gathering information. Mark is having issues with the current media he is using and is working on solutions to get the iron levels down.
  2. NSPD – For the record, Rebecca presented the NSPD report for the month of October.
  3. Council – Jimmy asked Mark about the progress of the trees that need trimmed; Mark stated that he is still working on this. Rebecca stated that there are pieces of debris falling off of Tom Eggers’ building and asked Beth to contact the County. Rebecca also asked if we were going to have a Christmas party in December. Beth will contact the new owners of the Uptown Café (formally Liz’s) and see if this is an option.
  4. Harold Blake – Harold let the Council know that he could potentially retire as our Town Attorney at the end of this year. If he does not take a position that is currently available, he will retire at the end of 2019. He let the Council know that they could contact the Hendricks County Bar Association for potential candidates when the time comes.
  5. Clerk-Treasurer – None
  1. PUBLIC:
  2. Bill Compton presented a flyer for the Tree Decorating Contest to be held during the Old Fashion Christmas weekend in December. This flyer will be sent with the water bills along with an Old Fashion Christmas flyer.
  3. ADJOURNMENT:
  4. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:58 pm. The next Council Meeting will be December 6th at 6:00 pm.

Attest:

 

 

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Beth Russell

Clerk-Treasurer