Salem Common Council meeting PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    The Salem Common Council met in regular session on Tuesday, March 10 will all members except “Pete” Brown present; Brown is recovering from back surgery.  The minute of previous meetings, payroll, and all claims were aproved unanimously.
    The following items were addressed by the Council and the Mayor:
Mayor David Bower presented several Certificates of Appreciation to various individuals and organizations.
Financial Statement for February, 2009 and the repayment of two temporary loans from 2008.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:23
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FAA hears from citizens about new airport project PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    On Monday evening, March 9, the Salem Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hosted a public meeting for the purpose of gathering input from the public on the proposed airport project.  Several information stations were available for citizens to ask questions and make comments.  The event drew approximately fifty people.  When given a opportunity to make comments in front of the gathered crowd, only two people spoke out against the project while no one spoke in favor of it.  Those comments were recorded and will be transcribed in preparation to be forwarded to the FAA for evaluation
    Citizens were also given the opportunity to submit written comments as well.  The nature of those written comments were not made available.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:25
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Partnership makes Purdue HTAP Survey public PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    On Tuesday, March 10, the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEGP) held a news conference at the Community Learning Center for the express purpose of making public the results of the much awaited Purdue University Healthcare Technical Assistance Program (HTAP) survey for Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH).  The meeting was attending by Randy Lindauer and Dr. Stephen Kempker representing WCMH, Jerry Rose and Jess Helsel of WCEGP, Rebecca Marshall and Mark Hobson of the Salem Urban Enterprise Zone Board, Commissioner Lana Sullivan, County Council member Dr. Mark Manship and members of the press.
    After Helsel gave a brief history of how the HTAP process for WCMH came to be, he said that the community's concerns about the results and the delay on the part of WCMH to release the report were the motivating factors for the WCEGP to make the HTAP information public.  At that point, Rose handed out copies of the survey to everyone in attendance.  Helsel noted that additional copies would be available for public viewing at the hospitial, the Salem Public Library, Pekin Town Hall and Campbellsburg Town Hall.  For a summary story of the HTAP survey and results, go to www.gbpnews.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:22
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Dablow will bring enthusiasm to Eastern football as he takes on new head coach position PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00
    John Dablow was named Head Varsity football coach at the recent East Washington School Board meeting held on Tuesday, March 10.
    Dablow is currently in his third year of teaching at Eastern High and is currently track coach.  Dablow graduated from New Albany High School in 1994 and graduated from Hanover College  in 1998. While in high school he played football for the Bulldogs and also played for Hanover College.  After graduating from Hanover he began teaching at Southport Middle School and them moved to Perry Meridian High School near Indianapolis.
    While at Southport he was assistant football coach for middle school students and while at Perry Meridian he became assistant varsity coach along with assistant track coach.
    “This is a lifelong dream to be a head coach. I thought it would be a unique opportunity that other coaches do not get with early stages of a program, being here is very fortunate.” stated Dablow.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:27
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Purdue HTAP Survey Concludes . . . “The Hospital and its systems have failed Washington County. . .” PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 00:00
In August of 2008, the Salem Enterprise Zone (SEZ)Board entered into agreement with Purdue University’s Health Care Technical Assistance Program (HTAP), Washington County Economic Growth Partnership (WCEGP) and Washington County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) for the purpose of analyzing WCMH and identifying strengths and weaknesses in the operation as well as setting the stage to build on the strengths and take corrective action on the weaknesses. The cost of the HTAP study was $50,000, paid with taxpayer money through SEZ and WCEGP.
    On February 6, 2009, representatives of the HTAP program met with WCMH executives and Board of Trustees members, representatives from SEZ and WCEGP, as well as several elected officials.  Those individuals were presented with a summary or overview of the HTAP survey; the meeting was not open to the public or the media.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:19
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