VILLAGE OF UNION
MEETING MINUTES
August 12, 2009

The Union Village Board met in regular session on Aug 12, 2009.  The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. at the ALA hall. The Open Meeting Laws are displayed.  On roll call: T. McClane, Kahland, & Chipman.  J. McClane & Brown were absent.  Angela Minihan, representing Reinsch, Slattery, Bear & Minihan, PC, LLO, was also present.



Minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed & were approved on a motion made by Kahland & 2nd by Chipman.  Trustee votes are as follows: T. McClane – Aye, Chipman - Aye & Kahland – Aye.  J. McClane & Brown were absent.  Motion approved.



Claims & Accounts and financial report were presented separately.  A motion to approve the claims & accounts and financial report was made by Chipman & 2nd by Kahland. Trustee votes are as follows: T. McClane – Aye, Chipman - Aye & Kahland – Aye.  J. McClane & Brown were absent.  Motion approved.



CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS

August 12, 2009



NPPD           FIREBARN*


$       73.58




AREA LIGHT RENTAL


$       17.76




BALLFIELD**


$       36.32




WATER PUMP


$     498.48




FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG)


$       16.32




NEW TOWER  (WATER)


$       16.32




TRAFFIC LIGHT


$       16.32




AREA LIGHT RENTAL


$         7.28




STREETLIGHTS


$     394.95




NEW SEWER PUMP


$       77.82




ALA HALL


$       32.05




REINSCH, SLATTERY & BEAR


$     409.50




WACONDA WELDING & AUTO


$       57.16


Mount mower tires & wheel bearings

NE PUBLIC HEALTH ENV LAB


$       46.00


WATER TESTS

ALLIED REFUSE


$     717.17




WINDSTREAM  OFFICE


$       71.15




WINDSTREAM  FIRE


$       86.30




DEB MCWHA


$     572.95




JOHNSONS GAS N GO


$     395.43




STEVE MCWHA


$  1,301.03


Salary

GREAT PLAINS ONE-CALL


$         2.02




WATKINS TRUE VALUE


$     192.49




COLUMBUS TELEGRAM


$       89.21




L & B SPRAYING


$  1,200.00


spray lagoons

MICHAEL TODD & CO. INC


$       12.50


Light for lift station

EMP INC


$     243.23


Supplies for rescue

A & M GREEN POWER


$       18.28




SENDD





Housing Dues

MURRAY INSURANCE


$  2,559.14


Workers Comp Fire & Rescue

THE CLEANING MART


$     105.85


towel dispensers for park bathrooms

A-RELIEF SVC INC


$       95.00


park fundraiser

MEEKSE ACE HARDWARE


$       18.36




LNM  - VILLAGE ADMIN


$     263.00


League of NE Municipalities Membership dues

LNM  -- UTILITIES


$     277.00


League of NE Municipalities Utility dues











Steve Rishel of Rishel & Pfeifer will be doing our FY 09-10 budget.  There was discussion about raising the mil levy to keep pace with rising costs. A special meeting is scheduled for Aug 18, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m. @ the ALA Hall to decide on the mil levy & rate increase for water & sewer.



Correspondence includes a letter from Emge & a letter from the state attorney’s office.



Village manager’s report included the water usage of 1,055,000 gallons, an average of approximately 34,000 gallons per day.  All water tests were good.  Both of the sewer pumps ran for 139 hours.  The cable to close the burn pile is up



Fire/Rescue report.  There were 6 rescue calls.  Labor Day pancake feed is scheduled for Sep 7, 2009 @ Waconda Lake.  Stewart presented a questionnaire on insurance coverage.  Clerk will contact insurance agent.



Park Board report.  No report.



Water/sewer/trash bills were discussed.  There were 4 accounts that had not paid the minimum as requested.  Clerk will send 7-day shutoff notice. Clerk will continue to send out notices on delinquent accounts.  Some discussion from the board members & residents about rate changes for water & sewer.  Chipman proposed raising the water from $15.00 to $27.00 and the sewer from $17.00 to $31.00.  Motion to approve the rate increase was made by Chipman & 2nd by Kahland.  Trustee votes are as follows: T. McClane – Aye, Chipman - Aye & Kahland – Aye.  J. McClane & Brown were absent.  Motion approved.  Motion to file lien on 320 2nd St was made by Chipman & 2nd by Kahland.  Trustee votes are as follows: T. McClane – Aye, Chipman - Aye & Kahland – Aye.  J. McClane & Brown were absent.  Motion approved.



Main St Building Update.  Good news, the mess was cleaned up by a group of volunteers.  Tom Pike, Elmer Henderson, John Vanderveen, Terry McClane, Joy Dodd & John Henderson worked long & hard & the village really appreciates it.  Some discussion on what needs to be done to salvage the small building to the east as the village really needs to storage.



The Village Newsletter was discussed.  Everyone liked getting updates on the goings on in the village.  The concern is the cost; it was almost $300.00 for the copies & postage.  Will request donations in the next newsletter.



Update on the proposed live animal processing plant.  Meyer has answered questions that had been forwarded to our attorney.  Meyer brought the plans for the building & will be adding a sewage treatment plant to filter liquids.  They have lowered the estimated water usage to 6700 gallons per day.  Chipman asked about the smell again.  All the animals will be inside & after the product is chosen, it should be out of the building within 30 minutes of butchering.  Meyer presented a building permit application.  He was informed that the Planning Commission would meet the end of Sept to review.  If the property were partly outside of the corporate limits, it would need to be annexed.  Also, it will need to be rezoned from large lot residential to commercial.  Motion to transfer the application to the planning committee was made by Chipman & 2nd by Kahland.  Trustee votes are as follows: T. McClane – Aye, Chipman - Aye & Kahland – Aye.  J. McClane & Brown were absent.  Motion approved.  Tom Pike will have a list of volunteers to be on the committee to oversee this project.



Al Long asked if the burn pile would be closed & asked for a copy of the letter from Games & Parks about their inspection.



Motion to adjourn at 9:50 p.m. was made by Chipman & 2nd by Kahland.

Trustee votes are as follows: T. McClane – Aye, Chipman - Aye & Kahland – Aye.  J. McClane & Brown were absent.  Motion approved.



Next regular board meeting to be held Sep 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the ALA Hall.





Terry McClane

Chairman
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