The Salem City Council approved a resolution that will help the town's newest business during its meeting Aug. 23.
Superior Sewing located in the Sky View Shopping Center asked the council to vote to allow the business to participate in a state-sponsored tax back program.
This program provides a refund of sales and use taxes for building materials and taxable machinery and equipment necessary for business operations.
After passing the resolution, Salem Mayor Gary Clayton made some positive comments regarding Superior Sewing. "Operations are up and running, and things seem to be going very well," Clayton said. "(Superior Sewing) is pleased with the labor force."
Clayton said the business currently has 10-15 employees hired and working.
In other city council news, the police car grant application has been approved, according to Salem Police Chief Al Roork.
The council is currently accepting bids toward the purchase of a new vehicle.
The council also reviewed the Salem City Pool.
Clayton said a number of positive changes were implemented that improved the overall management of the pool.
Various council members agreed, saying they had received much positive feedback regarding the changes.