VILLAGE OF UNION
MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 8, 2014

The January Regular meeting was called to order at 8:00 pm at the ALA Hall. The Open Meeting Laws were displayed for public reference.  On roll call:  Hardbarger – Aye, Boardman – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Seyler – Aye and Brown - Absent.

Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting were reviewed. Seyler motioned to approve December 11th Board Meeting minutes.  2nd by Boardman. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Boardman – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Seyler – Aye and Brown - Absent. Motion approved.

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

JANUARY CLAIMS 2014
NPPD           FIREBARN*
 $       92.51

WATER PUMP
 $     503.95

FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG)
 $       65.59

TOWER  (WATER)
 $       22.11

TRAFFIC LIGHT
 $       22.11

AREA LIGHT RENTAL
 $       13.44

STREETLIGHTS
 $      611.01

SEWER PUMP
 $      100.94

BALLFIELD
 $       49.48

ALA HALL
 $       34.19

WINDSTREAM  OFFICE
 $       63.55

WINDSTREAM  FIRE
 $       90.39

MELISSA HANSEN
 $      831.15   DEC PAY

ONE CALL CONCEPT
 $         4.75    DIGGERS HOTLINE

LOAN
 $      618.44   STREET/SEWER  

STEVE HEYEN
 $    1313.61   DEC PAY

MINDY CHIPMAN
 $      649.39   REIMB LEGAL EXPENSES

MARTIN MARIETTA
 $      301.66   ROCK FOR ALLEYS

INTUIT
 $      349.00   PAYROLL SVC

JOHNSON’S GAS N GO
 $      266.23   PLOW/TRUCK

NPHEL
 $      106.00   WATER TESTS

RIC ORTMEIER, CPA
 $    2870.00  2 OF 2  FOR BUDGET/ AUDIT WAIVER


$    8,979.50    JANUARY CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS
$  64,124.38    FUND BALANCES AS OF JANUARY 7, 2013
$   17,067.67  SEWER RESERVE ACCOUNT
$   72,212.55  Total Village Funds after claims and accounts paid
CORRESPONDENCE – Nothing to report.
CLERK REPORT –Audit waiver was approved by State. USDA and Street Fund Reports completed and filed with the appropriate agencies.

Village Maintenance Report: Heyen reported 1,276,000 gallons of water pumped.  Well pumps ran for 389 hours.  Lift Station ran for 95 hours, about 3.2 hours each day.  Kerns is scheduled to pump lift station.  Residents are still flushing Walmart sacks down toilets and jamming the lift station.  
In order to record water usage more accurately, the board discussed the possibility of installing meters in the non-profit buildings and village properties.
Fire and Rescue Report.  Nothing to report.  Active Volunteer Fire Roster was read into the minutes for insurance purposes.  On Roster:  Bill Bescheinen, Will Bescheinen, Steve Bescheinen, Heather Boardman, Greg Bruce, Becky Bruce, Joe Hall, Robin Hogrefe, Rob Kennedy, Jim McClane, Tanner Miner, Jim Noerrlinger, Nick Smith, Frank Swanson, Tony Tellez.
Union United Inc. – Nothing to Report.
New Business:  Boardman discussed the advantages of donating rescue squad supplies before their expiration to a local shelter or non-profit organization.  Vidlak motioned to approve the donation of rescue supplies to a local shelter and put Boardman in charge of the operation. 2nd by Seyler.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Boardman – Abstained, Vidlak – Aye, Seyler – Aye and Brown - Absent. Motion approved.

Vidlak motioned to adjourn at 8:12 pm.  2nd by  Boardman.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Boardman – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Seyler – Aye and Brown - Absent. Motion approved.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for January 8, 2013, 8:00 pm 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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