Council reappoints Bradley and Chiglinsky to school board

Salem City Council unanimously reappointed Salem City School Board members Dr. Nancy Bradley and Dr. Michael Chiglinsky during Monday night’s regularly scheduled meeting.

This will mark Chiglinsky’s third term on school board, and Bradley’s second. Each term is three years, and both positions were uncontested.

Chiglinsky is a clinical psychologist and Bradley is a professor of teacher education at Ferrum College. The two addressed council during the Sept. 28 meeting to request reappointment during a public hearing.

“Thank you all very much for your continued service. You can’t back out now,” joked Mayor Randy Foley.

Also during Monday night’s meeting, the motion carried to amend the School Cafeteria Fund budget, which was previously approved at the Sept. 15 meeting.

The school system experienced an increase in salary and food product costs, and the board outsourced operations for the 2015 fiscal year. In order to adjust the budget for the unexpected changes, revenues and expenditures, an increase of $287,724.02 is required, and will appropriate $153,750.40 from the fund balance.

Other topics of agenda included:

• Council approved $15,680.25 to be bonded towards improving landscaping and erosion issues at the McDonalds located on Apperson Drive. The project is to be completed within 12 months.

• A motion carried to allow the rezoning of Salem Specialties, Inc., located on West Main Street, from a Highway Business District to a Light Manufacturing District, as the company is looking to expand.

The next Salem City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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