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Salem City Council Moves Forward On Four Infrastructure Improvement Projects

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Salem City Council Tuesday night gave their approval to moving forward on four water and sewer system improvement projects.

The council agreed to waive bidding for the purchase of $35,653 in components to repair the Kell and South Broadway Street sewer lift station.  The council also approved an engineering proposal from Curry and Associates of Nashville on three water system projects.  They are a waterline replacement project on a portion of South College and Franklin Street, recoating the inside of the 500,000 water tank near North American Lighting, and making repairs to the two clear wells at the water treatment plant.  The half cent sales tax dedicated to infrastructure improvements will pay the estimated $230,000 cost of the waterline work.  The $390,000 settlement Salem received in the lawsuit against the manufacturer of Atrazine will pay the estimated $90,000 cost of the water tower recoating and $40,000 improvements to the water treatment plant.

Becky Schuler was appointed to the Historical Commission.

The council set a work session for five next Monday night to review the operation of the Aquatic Center last summer and if any changes should be made in the coming year.   The council approved the closure of the pool on Saturday, June 8th, for the Swordfish Swim Team Invitational meet. 

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