VILLAGE OF UNION MEETING MINUTES February 8, 2012

The Union Village Board  met for the One and Six Year Street Planning hearing on February 8, 2012.  Chipman opened the hearing at 7:03, 2nd by Brown. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

Justin Stark from Olsson and Associates was present to answer public questions and present the One and Six year plan.  Concern for concrete work needed to be done in the circles was discussed, as well as tractor trailer traffic during harvest on 3rd Street.  Repairs and maintenance aren’t addressed in the 1 & 6 plan, just planned improvements like the project listed to surface the block from A St. to B St. on 1st.   Mr. Stark will aid in finding contractors with reasonable rates to repair potholes and provide maintenance.

Vidlak motioned to close the One and Six Year Street Plan hearing at 7:12.  2nd by Brown. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

The Union Village Board was called to order at 7:12 pm for the regular session.  The Open Meeting Laws were displayed for public reference.  On roll call:  Hardbarger – Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Brown – Aye, Keene - absent.

Vidlak motioned to adopt Union’s One and Six Year Street Planning resolution.  2nd by Brown. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

Minutes of the January 11th Board Meeting were reviewed.  Brown motioned to approve the January 11, 2012 Meeting Minutes.  2nd by Vidlak.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

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

CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS FEBRUARY 2012 NPPD           FIREBARN*  $       96.88  WATER PUMP  $     441.66   FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG)  $       37.79   TOWER  (WATER)  $       21.42  TRAFFIC LIGHT  $       20.77  AREA LIGHT RENTAL  $       12.64   STREETLIGHTS  $     567.83   SEWER PUMP  $       92.89  BALLFIELD  $       46.53  ALA HALL  $       33.37  WINDSTREAM  OFFICE  $        60.28  WINDSTREAM  FIRE  $        89.99  MELISSA HANSEN   $      776.98   JAN PAY  EMP, INC  $        79.34   RESCUE S SUPPLIES  LOAN  $      265.64   RESCUE SQUAD  LOAN  $      618.44   STREET/SEWER    STEVE HEYEN  $    1312.87   JAN PAY  JOHNSON’S GAS N GO  $      286.38   GAS PLOW/TRUCK  LINCOLN STAR  $      134.20    PROPERTY AD  NPHEL  $        70.00    WATER TESTS  COLUMBUS TELE  $        76.25    PUBLISHING  EMS BILLING  $        81.17    RESCUE BILLING  OLSSON ASSOC  $      157.39    STREET SPTD TASKS   DRAKE’S PROPANE  $      222.00    PROPANE FILL/FIREHOUSE  CARRAWAY COMP  $     166.44   BILLING POSTCARDS  $  5,769.15        FEBRUARY CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS $60,890.98       GENERAL FUND BALANCE, AS OF FEBRUARY 7, 2012 Correspondence: None

Clerk Report:  The Bescheinen lawsuit appeal has been denied.  The lawsuit will proceed at the District Court level. 

The Village Maintenance report: was given by Heyen.  The village pumped 1,169,000 gallons of water and the lift station ran for about 4.2 hours per day, 126 hours for the month.

While removing snow in the last storm, the brake lines on the F-250 went.  Heyen replaced lines and master cylinder.

The fuel tank at the shop is low.  Diesel needs to be ordered and the tank and fuel treated for a fungus that plugs injectors.

The flagpole is in disrepair.  The cable is out and one of the flag’s eyelet is torn out.

Debris pile at the lagoons has been lit and a new pile started.

Fire and Rescue report given by Louise Stewart.

Sirens tested OK.  There were 3 Fire calls reported for the month.  Volunteers covered traffic duty during power outage for downed lines.  A debris fire started near Ruby’s trailer.  Cause is unknown.

Rescue Service rates need to be set during the next meeting along with the board’s supporting vote of the Rescue Squad.

Union United Inc. report was given by Melissa Hansen. The group is working with Buffy Meyer and her committee to help in whatever capacity possible with the Aaron Keene Benefit.

NEW BUSINESS Nikki Hall was present to show cause for the dog complaints received by the village. Mrs. Hall stated that her dog is very good with her kids.  Other kids have taunted her while out on the chain.

John Vanderveen was present to substantiate the nuisance complaints on the Hall’s dog.  Vanderveen stated that the dog was loose, just this morning, tipping garbage cans and foraging for food.  Months ago, the Hall’s dog was nipping at his grandson while he was riding his bike. Hall agreed to keep the dog on a leash if no one is out with her.

Chipman informed Hall that the State of Nebraska requires dogs to be on a leash.  He told her that the village’s inquiry into the situation is not a personal attack, but in response to the Board’s obligation to keep the neighborhood safe.  All the reports that the village received were legitimate.

Chipman motioned to adopt the proposed Hall resolution 12-2. 2nd by Brown.  .  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.                                                                                                                                               The Village of Union Ordinances state that the Village owns and operates the Volunteer Fire Department.  The Rural District argues that the Department is owned and operated by the Rural Board.

Chipman and Hardbarger attended the Union Rural Fire District’s last board meeting and it was discussed that there was an unwritten agreement during the 1964 transition of ownership from Village to Rural District and that the Village would share expenses with the Rural Board for the upkeep of the Fire Department.

Chipman reviewed minutes as far back as the late 1950’s and there was nothing to reflect the transition or the new verbal agreement between the Village and Rural District so a new written agreement and modifications to ordinances governing the Fire Department are being proposed.

The proposed agreement was reviewed and some changes were proposed by the District and accepted by the Village Board.  Chipman motioned to approve the cooperative agreement as revised by Bill Davis, the Rural Fire District’s attorney, 2nd by Vidlak.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

Chipman proposed a change to Village Ordinance Chapter 7, FIRE DEPARTMENT.  Chipman then read the title of his proposed modifications to Village Ordinance Chapter 7. Chipman then motioned to suspend the rules of the three readings and that Village Ordinance Chapter 7, be considered for passage on the same day upon reading by number and title only and then placed on final passage. 2nd by Brown By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

Chipman then again read the title of his proposed modification to Village Ordinance Chapter 7.  Chipman then read the entirety of his proposed changes to Village Ordinance Chapter 7.  Chipman motioned to accordingly amend Village Ordinance , Chapter 7. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

Vidlak motioned to appoint David Chipman, Wes Feight and Dwain Hardbarger, Jr. to the Health Board.  2nd by Brown.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye.  Motion approved.

Vidlak motioned to adjourn at 8:58pm.  2nd by Brown.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger– Aye, Chipman – Aye, Vidlak- Aye, Brown – Aye, Keene absent.  Motion approved.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for March 14, 2012, 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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