VILLAGE OF UNION
MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 10, 2020

Chairman Seyler called the monthly meeting for June to order at 7:02pm at the Union Fire Hall. The Open Meeting Laws were displayed for public reference. On roll call: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Absent, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye.

Minutes of the May Regular Board Meeting were reviewed. Ruby motioned to approve May 13 Meeting Minutes. 2nd by Crook. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Absent, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

Claims and Accounts were presented. Ruby motioned to approve June Claims and Accounts. 2nd by Crook. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Absent, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

JUNE 2020
CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS



WATER PUMP $ 429.49 (EFT) WATER FUND
FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG) $ 87.94 (EFT) FIRE FUND
TOWER (WATER) $ 125.77 (EFT) WATER FUND
AREA LIGHT RENTAL $ 13.04 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
STREETLIGHTS $ 475.75 (EFT) STREET FUND
LIFT STATION $ 96.45 (EFT) SEWER FUND
BALLFIELD $ 85.26 (EFT) PARK FUND
MAINTENANCE SHOP $ 34.21 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
CABOOSE $ 34.21 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
WINDSTREAM OFFICE $ 76.08 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
JOHNSONS $ 210.73 GAS STEVE TRUCK/MOWER/MONTANA (CHECK- C) GENERAL & PARK FUND
NE DEPT OF REVENUE $ 385.09 SALES TAXES (EFT) GENERAL FUND
MELISSA HANSEN $ 34.50 MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT(C) GENERAL FUND
LARM $ 105.44 WORKER’S COMP ADJUSTMENT (C) GENERAL FUND
INTUIT $ 6.33 QUICKBOOKS AND PAYROLL SUBSCRIPTION (EFT) GENERAL FUND
AGRIVISION $ 64.85 MOWER PARTS (C) GENERAL FUND
SORENSEN TREE & SHRUB $ 155.00 SPRAY INSECTICIDE (C) PARK FUND
MELISSA HANSEN $ 1437.33 MAY PAY(C) WATER, SEWER, GENERAL FUNDS
STEVE HEYEN $ 1759.52 MAY PAY(C) WATER,SEWER, GENERAL, AND PARK FUNDS
STEVE C HEYEN $ 251.19 MAY PAY (C) GENERAL AND SEWER FUNDS
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR $ 36.62 MINUTES PUBLISHING (D) GENERAL FUND

$ 5,904.80 JUNE CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS
$ 174,317.92 FUND BALANCES AS OF JUNE 9, 2020
$ 1,311.01 PENDING DEPOSITS
$ 32,195.80 SEWER RESERVE ACCOUNT
$ 201,919.93 TOTAL IN VILLAGE ACCOUNTS AFTER CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS PAID
CORRESPONDENCE- Received the quote from Brad Maybee to sealcoat the Fire Hall lot for $2500.00. Chairman told the clerk to call him and let him know he can get started at his convenience. Gary Sorensen informed the clerk that the three Oak trees in the park have burrowing pests that can’t be killed with spray. The tree needs to be injected and all the trees will need trimming this fall. Chairman directed the clerk to contact him and have him inject the trees. Residents have been contacting the clerk asking when the recycling trailer will be back.
CLERK REPORT – The clerk briefed the Board that she contacted residents in the area of the Biodrowski’s to see if the noise has stopped since our correspondence. The residents informed her that the noise levels are much better. The clerk contacted MAPA to assist the Village with grant writing and administration for new siren system in the Village.
Village Maintenance Report: Steve Heyen reported that he has been trying to locate a suspected water leak in the alley behind Main St.
The well pumps ran for 528 hours, pumping 1,862,000 gallons of water. Lift station ran for approximately 150 hours, pumping 1,800,000 gallons of wastewater.
Fire Report- The department is doing well during the acquisition and transition. There are five volunteer fireman assigned to the Union Station and one, Jim Noerrrlinger, at the Waconda Station. Kevin Gerken will be the Captain that the Village will correspond with for issues pertaining to the facility here.
Nehawka Rural Fire Department took over responsibilities on June 1st, but the agreement will be executed at the fiscal year, and officially take over the district July 1, 2020.
Union United Inc. Report: Union Clean Up has been rescheduled for September 12th and 13th. The organization would like to come up with a way to secure the dumpster and recycling area so residents will have assistance with sorting their recycling and placing items properly in the dumpster. They have had issues with residents bringing stuff after volunteer hours and overflowing the dumpsters. Items have had to be removed from the dumpsters before the haulers would take them away.

NEW BUSINESS:

Ruby motioned to pass Resolution 20-04: Permission to Remove Residence at 1109 12th St to build a new home. 2nd by Crook. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Absent, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

Ruby motioned to pass Resolution 20-05: Adoption of Lower Platte South Hazard Mitigation Plan. 2nd by Crook. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Absent, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

Vidlak motioned to approve prepaid propane contract with Frontier Coop for 1750 gallons at $1.15 per gallon for $2,012.50. 2nd by Crook. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Absent, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

The Board discussed the misuse of the recycle trailer by Cass County residents. Residents are dumping bags and boxes next to the trailer at the recycle site and maintenance has had to fill the trailer and clean up the area, as well as pull non-recyclables out of the trailer when he hauls it to Omaha. Chairman Seyler terminated the program from Village responsibility and has left recycling up to any volunteers willing to haul the trailer and maintain the site.

Ruby motioned to adjourn at 7:57 pm. 2nd by Crook. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Absent, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motioned approved.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for July 8, 2020 at 7 pm at the Union Fire Hall. The Meeting Notice and Agenda will be posted for the public at the Village Office, the Union Junktion, and the Union Post Office.



Charles J. Seyler II
Chairman
These minutes have been prepared by the village clerk and are certified to be true and accurate  
 

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