Salem City Council conducts June meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Salem City Council met at the Salem City Hall on June 25 for its regular monthly meeting. All council members were present.

The minutes from the May meeting were presented and approved. Next, the financial report was presented and approved.

Departmental reports were submitted for the council’s consideration and approved.

Mayor Daniel Busch then stated that the Salem City Hall remains closed to the public for now.

Under new business, the council discussed sending letters to owners of property that are vacant and have fallen into disrepair. It was decided to table this discussion until the next meeting.

The council discussed an accounting policy change related to the capitalization of assets. The council voted to change this amount from $500 to $2,500.

A resolution was introduced by Mayor Busch to enter into an agreement with the White River Planning and Development District to assist with a block grant application for fire equipment. The resolution passed.

Then, Mayor Busch presented another resolution authorizing the City of Salem to apply for a matching grant for fire equipment (extraction equipment). The maximum amount of the grant would be $75,000 with a ten percent “match” ($7,500 cash or donation). A public hearing for public input on this grant was conducted prior to the council meeting. Another resolution related to the grant management was presented and approved.

A call for any additional business to be brought before the council was made. There was none; so, a motion for adjournment was made and approved.

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