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Salem City Council to Discuss Water and Sewer Projects, Mayor to Give State of the City Address

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Salem City Council Monday night will be asked to allow for three water and sewer projects to move forward.  

The first project is the Route 37 and Kell Street lift station that Public Works Director John Pruden says is just being held together.  The second project is replacement of the South College Street water line between the CSX Railroad tracks and Lake Street that has been the source of many water leaks.  The third project is replacement of a sewer line in the 500 block of North Hamilton that had been the subject of a citizen complaint at the last meeting due to its deteriorated state.  

Pruden says the projects can be completed with money left over in this year's water service line replacement project, $150,000 from the Capital Bill grant obtained by State Representative John Cavaletto and an estimated $189,000 remaining from the half-cent sales tax for infrastructure projects.   

The council will also hear Mayor John Raymer's State of the City Message and an update on efforts to stop the closure of the Murray Developmental Center from the President of the Murray Center Parents Association Rita Winkler.  

The council will be asked to give final approval for a 15 minute parking space on the northeast corner of Walnut and Main Street from nine am to nine pm.  First reading approval is scheduled for an ordinance amendment establishing day care group homes as a special use permit.  The group homes allow up to 16 people instead of the 12 allowed by regular day care homes already allowed with a special use permit.   The council will be asked to allow the Bryan Park Nature Trail to be used on May 11th for the 2013 Nichole Hardcastle Memorial 5K Walk/Run.  

The meeting begins at six Monday night at Salem City Hall.  

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