VILLAGE OF UNION MEETING MINUTES JANUARY 9, 2013

The Union Village Board was called to order at 7:00 pm for the regular session.  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 December Regular Board Meeting were reviewed. Vidlak motioned to approve the December 12, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes.  2nd by Seyler.  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 Boardman.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Boardman – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Seyler – Aye and Brown - absent. Motion approved

     CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS JANUARY 2013 NPPD           FIREBARN*  $       80.12

WATER PUMP  $     452.73

FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG)  $       53.88

TOWER  (WATER)  $       22.40

TRAFFIC LIGHT  $       21.58

AREA LIGHT RENTAL  $       12.98

STREETLIGHTS  $     623.21

SEWER PUMP  $     120.51

BALLFIELD  $       48.42

ALA HALL  $       28.11

WINDSTREAM  OFFICE  $       64.38

WINDSTREAM  FIRE  $       91.69

MELISSA HANSEN  $      781.28   DEC PAY

LOAN  $      264.68   RESCUE SQUAD

LOAN  $      618.44   STREET/SEWER 

STEVE HEYEN  $    1275.95  DEC PAY

JOHNSON’S GAS N GO  $      289.41  PLOW/TRUCK

STEVE C HEYEN  $      108.05  TEMP PAY METER PROJECT

QUICKBOOKS PAYROLL  $      329.00  PAYROLL SERVICE

NPHEL  $       208.00   WATER TESTS

CARRAWAY COMPUTERS  $       500.00  TECH SUPPORT 2013

CASS COUNTY ELECTION  $         50.00  NOV 6 ELECTION

ONE CALL CONCEPTS, INC  $           2.20  DIGGERS HOTLINE

BORNEMEIER WELL  $     2275.00  WELL PUMP MOTOR & LABOR

UVFR  $     1000.00  JAWS OF LIFE PAYMENT

UVFR  $         11.74  RESCUE TOTE

MINDY CHIPMAN  $       500.00  LIABILITY INS. REIMBURSEMENT

UTILITY SVC CO.  $     1890.65  WATER TOWER MAINT CONTRACT

$ 11,724.41       JANUARY CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS $ 95,896.95      GENERAL FUND BALANCE AS OF January 8, 2013 $   1,122.35       DEPOSITS FOR January 9, 2013  $ 85,294.89       Balance after claims paid   CORRESPONDENCE - Received update on TAB students.  Their completed projects will be turned in to the University next Friday.  The students will present them to the Board personally in Feb. or Mar.  A new student group is now involved.  They are Economic Development Programs students and they want to visit next month to meet with village officials to find out what issues we want to focus on.  These 13 students will provide us with information on 13 different economic development programs and how they are funded, tailored to our needs.

The Village received an update from Marcia Thumann on the Union Bar.  They’ve had to do a lot of renovating.  The last few things required by the State Fire Marshall are being implemented and is scheduled for inspection in the upcoming weeks.  They’ve had to repaint the walls with fire retardant paint and replace doors to the basement, storage room and furnace room with a specific kind of door.

CLERK REPORT –   The clerk called the DHHS Licensure Unit to find out what needed to be done to renew the Rescue Squad as an EMS Basic Service.  The State instructed that an EMT had to sign the paperwork and have the sponsoring medical director sign as well.  The clerk explained that Union only had one volunteer remaining and DHHS said that it was the EMT’s responsibility to renew the license.  The clerk tried contacting the remaining EMT 3 times before she left on vacation.  The last voicemail left explained exactly what was needed.  Since then the license has expired and the process needs to start from the beginning with an application and a letter from the medical director in support of the squad.  The ambulance itself has to go through an inspection before the license is renewed.  Union has 1 licensed EMT and two volunteers interested in EMT training.  The Village needs to decide what they want to do about rescue services for Union in the near future. .

Village Maintenance Report: Heyen reported 1,698,000 gallons of water pumped.  1,500,000 gallons pumped through the lift station indicating possible water leaks.  Heyen will be attending the League of Municipalities Utilities Conference for water and sewer system training.  No meters installed this month.  The roads were salted and plowed. Fire and Rescue: Louise Stewart reported Sirens tested fine in November and December.  Stewart asked about what type of broadcasting the Village has in place to notify residents of emergencies.  Clerk responded that if there was a utility emergency in Union that required broadcasting it would be reported by a Nebraska City radio station KNCY and posted in the post office, bank and at the village office.  Stewart encouraged everyone to get the flu shot and that emergency personnel should be wearing masks when assisting the public in a health capacity. Union United Inc. had nothing to report. New Business:  Suzie Roberts, Rescue Captain for Nehawka Rescue Squad was present to discuss the Union rescue situation.  Roberts reported that the Union Ambulance on lease to Nehawka should be returned shortly.  Their new ambulance is waiting on new graphics and a clear coat out of state and should be delivered to Nehawka sometime in February. Union decals will have to be put back on the ambulance before it is returned and an inspection is required before the Union Rescue Squad can be re- licensed. Roberts also informed the Board that Scott Peterson, whom the Board sent a proposal letter to for the Union Rescue Leadership position, will be unable to take that position due to the responsibilities he has taken on with the Nehawka Fire Department.  Clerk gave Roberts a new lease agreement drafted by the Village Attorney to look over.  The new agreement was drawn up to satisfy insurance company policy.  Roberts said it looked fine but wouldn’t be approved by Nehawka until the next meeting in February.  EMT training was discussed and Roberts told the clerk that she thought Cass County Emergency Management Agency was planning on hosting classes in February.  Union needs to rebuild the department starting with training new EMTs and then re-licensing the squad.

Vidlak motioned to accept the new Nehawka Rescue lease agreement and allow for the Chairman to sign.  2nd by Seyler.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Boardman – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Seyler – Aye and Brown - absent. Motion approved.

The Board looked over Gregg Bruce’s EMT contract.  Bruce said he would be willing to take on a leadership position with the Union Rescue Squad after we enroll him in training and he is certified. Vidlak motioned to accept Gregg Bruce’s EMT contract.  2nd by Seyler.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Hardbarger – Aye, Boardman – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Seyler – Aye and Brown - absent. Motion approved.

Vidlak motioned to adjourn at 7:47pm. 2nd by Syeler.  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 February 13, 2013, 7 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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