VILLAGE OF UNION
MEETING MINUTES
MAY 13, 2020

Chairman Seyler called the monthly meeting for May to order at 7:00pm at the Union Fire Hall. The Open Meeting Laws were displayed for public reference.  On roll call:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. 

Minutes of the April Regular Board Meeting were reviewed. Ruby motioned to approve April 8th Meeting Minutes.  2nd by Vidlak.   By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

Claims and Accounts were presented.  Vidlak motioned to approve May Claims and Accounts.  2nd by Eaton.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

MAY 2020 
CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS 



WATER PUMP	 $   481.11  (EFT)	WATER FUND
FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG)	 $     93.21  (EFT)	FIRE FUND
TOWER  (WATER)	 $   127.29  (EFT)	WATER FUND
AREA LIGHT RENTAL	 $      13.04 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
STREETLIGHTS	 $    478.34 (EFT)	STREET FUND
LIFT STATION	 $    122.04 (EFT)	SEWER FUND
BALLFIELD	 $      85.26 (EFT)	PARK FUND
MAINTENANCE SHOP	 $      34.21 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
CABOOSE	 $      34.21 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
WINDSTREAM  OFFICE	 $      76.10 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
JOHNSONS	 $    199.23  GAS STEVE TRUCK/MOWER/MONTANA (CHECK- C)	GENERAL & PARK FUND 
NE DEPT OF REVENUE	 $    241.16  SALES TAXES (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
USPS	 $      70.00  POST CARD STAMPS (C)  	WATER & SEWER FUNDS
O’REILLY’S	 $    111.20  BATTERY MONTANA (D)	GENERAL FUND
CASS CROOK	 $    100.00  ASSIST SEWER REPAIR	SEWER FUND
INTUIT	 $        6.33  QUICKBOOKS AND PAYROLL SUBSCRIPTION (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
NPHEL	 $      15.37  COLIFORM TESTS (D)	WATER FUND
TRACTOR SUPPLY CO	 $    441.75  WEED AND FEED CHEMICALS (C)	PARK FUND
MELISSA HANSEN 	 $ 1437.33  APR PAY(C)	WATER, SEWER, GENERAL FUNDS
STEVE HEYEN	 $ 1806.57  APR PAY(C)	WATER,SEWER, GENERAL, PARK & STREET FUNDS
STEVE C HEYEN 	 $   502.38  APR PAY (C)	PARK FUND
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR	 $    38.12  MINUTES PUBLISHING	GENERAL FUND

$         6,514.25   MAY CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS 
$     149,640.95   FUND BALANCES AS OF MAY 12, 2020
$         7,896.30   PENDING DEPOSITS   
$       32,195.80   SEWER RESERVE ACCOUNT
$     183,218.80   TOTAL IN VILLAGE ACCOUNTS AFTER CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS PAID
CORRESPONDENCE- The clerk was contacted by Christina Biodrowski to file a complaint about a Board member harassing her with the village noise control ordinance.  The board member made a visit to her home to complain about the noise of machinery after quiet hours.  The clerk also received noise complaints from two neighbors about hammering and music at all hours of the day and night.  The Thumann’s also contacted the clerk about their bar property up for sale at a reduced price.
CLERK REPORT – The clerk briefed the Board that sewer fees have been hard coded into the billing system to allow for garden and lawn watering, etc. without the sewer fees associated with the water used. The annual water quality report has been posted and certified, meter reading equipment is up and running.
Village Maintenance Report: Steve Heyen reported that the West lagoon water pipe has been repaired.  He will repair the East pipe next.  He also mentioned that a resident is dumping yard waste on the neighbor’s and village property.  He cleaned it up and advised her to bring it to the temporary yard waste site behind the ballfield.  He also reported that there are potholes at 3rd and A St that need to be patched.
The well pumps ran for 514 hours, pumping 1,849,000 gallons of water.  Lift station ran for approximately 94 hours, pumping 1,212,000 gallons of wastewater.
Fire Report- The department has temporarily ceased to issue burn permits until Nehawka has taken over and established policy with the Village.
Union United Inc. Report: NTR

NEW BUSINESS: No New Business

Ruby motioned to adjourn at 7:16 pm. 2nd by Crook.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motioned approved.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for June 10, 2020 at 7 pm at the Union Fire Hall.  The Meeting Notice and Agenda will be posted for the public at the Village Office, the Union Junktion, and the Union Post Office.



Charles J. Seyler II
Chairman     

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

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