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City Council Minutes 02/02/2009
AGENDA
CITY OF SALEM
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009
6:00 P.M.


I.      Call to Order
II.     Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
III.    Approval of Minutes, January 19, 2009
IV.     Presentation of Petitions/Public Comments
V.      Mayor’s Report and Presentations
VI.     City Council Action
1.      CDAP Loan Agreement – Egyptian Concrete
After Reports:
2.      Executive Session:
a.      Personnel

VII.    City Manager Report
VIII.   City Attorney Report
IX.     City Council Report
X.      Adjournment

Thomas F. Christie
City Manager
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                                  MINUTES                                 
CITY OF SALEM
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 02, 2009
6:00 P.M.

I.      Call To Order
The Salem City Council met in regular session on February 2, 2009, at the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Salem City Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson.    
Council Members present upon roll call:
Councilman Tom Carr
Councilman Harold Blank
Councilman David Black   
Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson
Absent:  Councilman Joe Hotze

Others Present:
City Manager Thomas F. Christie
City Attorney Michael R. Jones  
City Clerk Jane Marshall
Finance Director Marilyn Shook
Public Works Director John Pruden  
Assistant to City Manager Bev West
Economic Development Director Tracey McDaneld
Chief of Police Ronald Campo
Code Enforcement Officer Brad Crow
Recreation Director Sherry Daniels
Media: Salem Times Commoner, WJBD Radio, Centralia Sentential, along with members of the public.
Absent:  
DOEM Director Terry Mulvany
Library Director Kim Keller


II.     Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
Opening prayer led by Councilman Carr, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.  

III.    Approval of Minutes – january 19, 2009   
Minutes of Regular City Council Meeting of January 19, 2009 were presented for review.  
Councilman Carr moved and Councilman Blank seconded the motion to approve the minutes of Regular Council Meeting of January 19, 2009 as written and waive the reading.   Councilman Black asked that the wording be changed under Item 4 to read – “drawings are required because of the City liability and the Code requirements”.  Roll call vote.  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Blank and Black.   NAYS: None.  Motion declared carried.

Presentation of Petitions and Public Comments
None.

IV.     Mayor’s Report and Presentations
None.  

V.      City Council Action
1.      CDAP Loan Agreement – Egyptian Concrete
City Manager Christie reported the City Council is asked to consider a “gat financing” loan in the amount of $500,000 for Egyptian Concrete.  If approved, the loan from the City’s Revolving Loan Fund will be at 3% interest for an amortized term of three years with a “balloon” payment at the end of the first year.  The loan meets the criteria of CDAP and the Loan Committee is recommending approval.  Councilman Blank moved, and Councilman Black seconded the motion to approve the execution of the $500,000 Revolving Loan at 3% for three years with balloon payment in month 12 to Egyptian Concrete.  Following brief discussion, Roll call vote:  AYES:  Councilmen Blank, Black, and Carr.  NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.  

After Reports:
2.      Executive Session:  Personnel

VI.     City Manager Report – City Manager Christie commended Public Works Director Pruden and his staff for their very good work during the recent heavy snow, noting that two pieces of critical equipment broke down during the process, and Director Pruden and his staff were still able to go ahead and finish the snow removal in a timely manner.  As a result, City Hall has received numerous compliments over the last couple days.  He also complimented Bev West for volunteering to come in and help him with the calls on the day of the snow.  


VII.    City Attorney Report
None.  

VIII.   City Council Report
Councilman Carr
Councilman Carr also complimented the Public Works Department on their good work in snow removal.  

Councilman Hotze – Absent


Councilman Blank added to the City Manager’s remarks stating that next time the Chief of Police asks for a 4-wheel drive vehicle, don’t question it.  


Councilman Black  also complimented the Public Works Department on a great job.  He asked if the city still has a bobcat to clean the sidewalks downtown, to which Public Works Director Pruden commented, yes we do, however he hesitated to use it now because he did not want to damage the new sidewalks or the new planters.

2.  Executive Session: Personnel
At 6:10 p.m. Councilman Black moved, and Councilman Blank seconded the motion to enter into closed session to discuss personnel.  Roll call vote:  AYES:  Councilmen Black, Carr, and Blank.  NAYS:  None.  Motion declared carried.


IX.     Adjournment
Upon returning to open session at 7:15 p.m. and there being no further business for discussion, Councilman Black moved, and Councilman Blank seconded the motion to adjourn.  Roll call vote:  AYES:  Councilmen Carr, Blank, and Black.  NAYS:  None   Motion declared carried.  



Jane Marshall, CMC
City Clerk

Approved by City Council on February 17, 2009.