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Salem Council Approves Gas Line Relocation

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Salem City Council has approved a contract to relocate a natural gas line in the way of an expansion of the Union Pacific Railyards on the northeast side of Salem.  USDI was the only bidder on the project at $39,950.   

The council approved Glass and Shuffet CPA to conduct the yearly audit.  They will be paid $27,500 for their work.  

Salem Public Works Director John Pruden doesn't anticipate the need for a spring leaf vac season.   He reported the amount of leaves remaining on the ground appear minimal.  Pruden says those who still have leaves can bag them in the brown biodegradable bags available at various stores.  The city picks up the landscape waste south of U.S. 50 on Tuesdays and north of U.S. 50 on Thursdays.

Mayor John Raymer says the Spirit Shoppe has completed renovations to their building clearing the way for them to be issued a Class I liquor license to allow for onsite consumption Monday through Saturday.  The Class I license also allows the business to have video gambling.   

Raymer reported interest has been expressed by a gas station with a package liquor license that wants to install a small bar and food dispensing area in order to qualify for video gambling.  The Mayor is opposed to the idea and as liquor commissioner doesn't want to allow the change.    

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