CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The February 7, 2020, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:00 pm.  Becky led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer from Jimmy Roberts.

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

MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of the January, 2020 Board meeting.  There being none, the minutes were approved as written.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Mike Russell made the motion that the officers remain the same; Jimmy seconded.  Motion passed unanimously.

OPENING OF SEALED BIDS: We received two bids.  Becky opened the first one from Eddco Construction with a bid price of just over two million dollars; the second one was from Graves Construction with a bid price of just over 1.8 million dollars.  Since both bids were over our estimated cost, Eric Wathen with RQAW suggested that they take the bid packets and review them then report back with their recommendations.  Becky made the motion to accept; Mike seconded.


NEW ITEMS:Ordinance 2020-1 – Authorizing Acquisition, Construction and Installation of certain improvements to the waterworks system of the Town of North Salem, issuance of revenue bonds, etc.  Harold has reviewed the 36-page document and recommends that the Council adopt it.   Becky made the motion to adopt on first read; Mike seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Jimmy made the motion to suspend the rules and consider the Ordinance for adoption on the second read; Mike seconded; motion passed unanimously.  Mike then made the motion to adopt on third and final read; Jimmy seconded; motion passed unanimously. 

REPORTS:  Mark –  No Report, NSPD – No Report, Council Members – None, Harold Blake – No Report, Beth – presented Council with additional nepotism forms to be completed and signed.

PUBLIC:Greg Guerrettaz with Financial Solutions Group was in attendance as well as officers from the North Salem State Bank.  Greg reported that they had lunch with the officers of the bank and that they discussed the Bond Anticipation Note for the Town for this water project.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:13 pm.  The next Council Meeting will be March 5th at 6:00 pm.

Attest: Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer