MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING JANUARY 7, 2021
CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The January 7, 2021 Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:00 pm. Becky led with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a prayer from Jimmy Roberts.
ROLL CALL: Becky Fancher, President – Present, Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Present, Bill Compton, Member.
Becky took a moment to congratulate and welcome new Board Member Bill Compton, and also congratulated Jimmy on his re-election.
MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the December minutes. There being none, the minutes were approved as written.
OLD ITEMS: None
NEW ITEMS: None
REPORTS: a) Mark – let Council know that he and Kevin met with and IDEM State Inspector this week. Because our water loss ratio is too high, we are non-compliant. He would like Mark to monitor water usage for January, February and March of this year and compare to those months in 2020 and go from there. He also let Council know that they met with Duke Energy regarding the electricity for the new plant. The building is almost done; filter should be here in 2-3 weeks. We are now waiting on steel for the tower. We will need to send out notices and post on social media now in order to prepare customers for the switch over once the tower is up. He also let Council know that we purchased a utility vehicle which is a nice addition Street Department. b) NSPD – Marshal Kneeland let Council know that the radar signs are in; he is now waiting on permits from the State. Marshal Kneeland stated that his brother will help him put them up and set up the software. c) Council Members – Jimmy wanted to ask if we could contact Rays and let them know that the recycle bins are sometimes placed too close together and cannot be utilized correctly. Beth will contact Rays. He also asked Mark about the street lights that are out downtown. Mark told him that we are in the process of replacing those bulbs. d) Becky let Council know that they need to schedule a workshop to discuss the Marshal’s contract. Becky will be available after next Monday; Beth will coordinate schedules. d) Harold Blake – None. e) Beth – Presented Council with the annual Nepotism forms for their completion.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:38 pm. The next Council Meeting will be February 4th at 6:00 pm.
Attest: Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer