MINUTES OF TOWN OF NORTH SALEM COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 7, 2019
CALL MEETING TO ORDER: The November 7, 2019, Council Meeting was called to order by Council President Becky Fancher at 6:16 pm.
ROLL CALL: Becky Fancher, President – Present, Jimmy Roberts, Vice President – Absent, Mike Russell, Member – Present
MINUTES: Becky asked if there were any additions or corrections to the October minutes, there being none, the minutes were approved as written.
OLD ITEMS: Ordinance 2019-3 – Amending Schedule of Rates and Charges – North Salem Water Corporation – 2nd Read – Becky made a motion to pass as written; Mike seconded. Third and final read will take place at the December Board Meeting.
Ordinance 2019-5 – Adjusting Waste Water Disposal Fee – 2nd Read – Becky made a motion to pass as written; Mike seconded. Third and final read will take place at the December Board Meeting.
NEW ITEMS:Town Insurance Quote – Council was given copies of the two quotes we received. One from Kevin Hill with NFP Insurance and one from our current carrier, Tokio Marine HCC (Agent is Dan Power). After brief discussion, Mike made a motion to accept the quote from Tokio Marine HCC as the premium came in a little over $1,000 less than NFP. Becky seconded.
REPORTS: Mark – Mark reported on the meeting held with RQAW and that now we are looking at a 50,000 gallon tank rather than a 75,000. We will have another design meeting with RQAW next week. He also reported that he is getting quotes on salt for winter. It was decided to move the new filter plant and water tower to the far east end of our property (machinery field). Kevin also reported that he would be staying part time for 2020 and Mark will stay on full time through 2020.
NSPD – Marshal Kneeland reported that he had no issues on Halloween; he gave out about ½ of his glow sticks; weather was not great.
Council Members – None
Harold Blake – let Council know that he will be attending a Municipal Lawyers conference at Barnes and Thornburg next week.
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Beth – let Council know that Tammy has offered to host our Holiday Party at her house immediately following the December Board Meeting. It will be a pitch in.
PUBLIC:Bill Compton spoke on behalf of North Salem Revitalization Committee. They would like to power wash and treat the picnic tables at the park and also refurbish the bathrooms at the park. Everyone agreed that this was a wonderful project for the Town. He also spoke about the upcoming festivities (tree decorating contest; ornament making for the kids, etc.) taking place December 12, 13 and 14 in the Community Building. Information is available at various locations around town including the Town Hall. They are also still collecting plastic bottle caps in order to purchase one additional bench.
Beth also mentioned that the gals at the Garden Gate Gift and Flower Shop have graciously offered to decorate the flower pots for Christmas this year.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:58 pm. The next Council Meeting will be December 5th at 6:00 pm.
Attest: Beth Russell, Clerk-Treasurer