VILLAGE OF UNION MEETING MINUTES November 9, 2011

The Union Village Board met in regular session on November 9, 2011 and was called to order at 7:02.  The Open Meeting Laws were displayed for public reference.  On roll call:  Hardbarger – Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak - Aye.  Brown and Keene absent.

Minutes of the October 12th Board Meeting were reviewed. Chipman motioned to approve the Octpber 12, 2011 Meeting Minutes.  2nd by Vidlak.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye. Brown and Keene absent. Motion approved. 

Claims and Accounts were presented.  Vidlak motioned to approve November Claims and Accounts.  2nd by Chipman.  Trustee votes are as follows: By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye. Brown and Keene absent. Motion approved.

Chipman requested that the General Fund Balance be published in the meeting minutes, Claims and Accounts section, in the future.  Clerk agreed and will add the General Fund Balance to future minutes.

CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS NOVEMBER 2011 NPPD           FIREBARN*  $       80.06  WATER PUMP  $     386.11   FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG)  $       20.00   TOWER  (WATER)  $       20.71  TRAFFIC LIGHT  $       20.00  AREA LIGHT RENTAL  $       12.24   STREETLIGHTS  $     539.43   SEWER PUMP  $       67.76   BALLFIELD  $       44.74  CABOOSE  $       40.00  ALA HALL  $       28.13  MEESKE ACE HARDWARE  $       46.97   WATER SUPPLIES  WINDSTREAM  OFFICE  $       70.22  WINDSTREAM  FIRE  $       87.58  MELISSA HANSEN   $     717.06    OCT PAY  MURRAY INSURANCE  $    5770.00   FIRE PAK  LOAN  $      265.64   RESCUE SQUAD  LOAN  $      618.44   STREET/SEWER    STEVE HEYEN  $      899.98   OCT PAY  JOHNSON’S GAS N GO  $     202.15   MOWERS/MAINT TRUCK  Thomas S Thomas CPA  $       90.00   QUICK BOOK CONSULTING  COLUMBUS TELEGRAM  $     109.41   MINUTES PUBLISHING  NPHEL  $     163.00   WATER TESTS  US TREASURY  $     775.92   3RD QUARTER WITH HOLDING     $11,075.35       NOVEMBER CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS $52,473.38       GENERAL FUND BALANCE AS OF November 8, 2011

Correspondence: The Village received NDOR’s request for Street Superintendent Certification for payment due in March.   Chairman has received a letter from UNO announcing the dates for the 2012 Clerk Instituted an Academy.  Clerk received scholarship application for the Clerk Academy.  Municipal Code Services sent a legislative report and listed legislature that would affect small towns and villages. Chipman is looking to see if our ordinances need to be amended or added to. USDA sent a request for year-end information on our sewer budget with a deadline of November 30, 2011.  DEQ sent a needs survey for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Financial Assistance.  Olsson Associates is requesting FY2010/2011 street budget information for NDOR report, due December 31.

Clerk Report:  The clerk received a hardcopy of the Vulnerability Assessment from the USDA.  Steve did the assessment and certification has been faxed to the USDA. The Recall Notice and Ballot wording was published in the Plattsmouth Journal by the Election Office. 

The Village Maintenance report: was given by Heyen.  The village pumped 1,085,000 gallons of water, around 13 hrs per day. Lift station ran for about 3.7 hours per day, 110 hours for the month.

Heyen reported that Kerns agreed to come out and bid the Wiysel curb stop replacement job.

Heyen winterized the rest rooms at the concession stand, repaired the plow blade and fixed the leak at the Methodist Church.

Fire and Rescue report given by Louise Stewart.

Sirens tested OK.  There was 1 Rescue and 2 Fire and Rescue calls.  All titles, registration and owner determination for the vehicles used by the Union Volunteer Fire and Rescue have been verified.

Union United Inc. report was relayed by the clerk.  Five cats were taken to HUA for the month of October and have been vaccinated and neutered with none that needed to be put down. The Spirits of Union event received $92 in donations.

NEW BUSINESS

Chipman motioned to approve the Olsson Associates contract to provide Street Superintendent Services for the Village of Union from Jan. 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, 2014.  2nd by Vidlak.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak - Aye. Brown and Keene absent. Motion approved.

Vidlak motioned to adjourn at 7:28 pm.  2nd by Chipman.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak - Aye. Brown and Keene absent. Motion approved.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 14, 2011, 7pm at the ALA Hall.  The Meeting Notice and Agenda will be posted for the public at the Village Office, the Union Branch of the Nehawka Bank, and the Union Post Office.

Dwain Hardbarger, Jr. Chairman

These minutes have been prepared by the village clerk and are certified to be true and accurate.

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