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