VILLAGE OF UNION
MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

Chairman Seyler called the monthly meeting for September to order at 7:01pm 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 August Regular Board Meeting were reviewed. Ruby motioned to approve August 12th Meeting Minutes.  2nd by Eaton.   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.  Eaton motioned to approve September Claims and Accounts.  2nd by Ruby.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Nay. Motion approved.

SEPTEMBER 2020 
CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS 

WATER PUMP	 $   604.76  (EFT)	WATER FUND
FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG)	 $   137.40  (EFT)	FIRE FUND
TOWER  (WATER)	 $   169.83 (EFT)	WATER FUND
AREA LIGHT RENTAL	 $     13.04 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
STREETLIGHTS	 $   449.51 (EFT)	STREET FUND
LIFT STATION	 $   101.59 (EFT)	SEWER FUND
BALLFIELD	 $     85.26 (EFT)	PARK FUND
MAINTENANCE SHOP	 $     34.21 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
CABOOSE	 $     34.21 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
WINDSTREAM  OFFICE	 $     77.88 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
JOHNSONS	 $   450.30  GAS STEVE TRUCK/MOWER/VILLAGE TRUCK/156.85 ( C)	GENERAL,STREET FUNDS
NE DEPT OF REVENUE	 $   362.16  SALES TAXES/336.98/WASTE RED/25.18 (EFT)	GENERAL FUND
USPS	 $    70.00  POST CARD STAMPS (C)  	WATER,SEWER FUNDS
A&E SUPPLY	 $  1500.00 REBUILD SEWER EJECTOR (C)	SEWER FUND
NPHEL	 $    194.75  NITRATE AND EPA 500 TESTING (D)	WATER FUND
MEESKE ACE HARDWARE	 $    160.46  MARKING PAINT, FITTINGS, BLEACH, WEED SPRAY(C)	WATER, GENERAL FUNDS
LEAGUE OF NE MUNIC	$     397.00  YEARLY UTILTY SECTION DUES (C)	WATER, SEWER FUNDS
MUNICIPAL SUPPLY	 $  1235.20  WATER LINES AND COUPLINGS (C)	WATER FUND
O’REILLY	 $   363.06  VEHICLE MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES	GENERAL FUND
B & S TRUCKING	 $ 3600.00  3100/MAIN WORK/500 RESIDENTIAL SUPPLY(C)	WATER FUND
MELISSA HANSEN 	 $ 1437.33  AUG PAY(C)	WATER, SEWER, GENERAL FUNDS
STEVE HEYEN	 $ 2075.61 AUG PAY(C)	WATER,SEWER, GENERAL, PARK FUNDS
MIDWEST CONCRETE	 $ 1700.00  FINISHING FOR WATER MAIN BREAK (C)	WATER FUND
TOBY HEYEN	 $     70.00  WATER TOWER AND LIFT STATION MAINTENANCE (C)	WATER, SEWER FUND
ACCELERATED GRAPHX	 $     60.00  SIGNS FOR BALL FIELD	PARK FUND
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR	 $    49.42  MINUTES PUBLISHING	GENERAL FUND
INTUIT	 $      6.00  MONTHLY PAYROLL FEE (EFT)	GENERAL FUND

$         15,438.98  SEPTEMBER CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS 
$      180,111.44   FUND BALANCES AS OF SEPT 8, 2020
$           6,923.21   PENDING DEPOSITS   
$        32,199.81   SEWER RESERVE ACCOUNT
$      203,795.48   TOTAL IN VILLAGE ACCOUNTS AFTER CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS PAID
CORRESPONDENCE- The clerk is in contact with the owner of company that drilled into a water main last month.  She is compiling the invoices to submit to him for reimbursement of the repair cost.  Contractor hired to replace office front windows contacted the clerk to advise her of the delay of the project because the windows are not ready due to shortages caused by the pandemic.  He is hoping to have the job done by the end of the fiscal year.
CLERK REPORT – The clerk reported that the budget is prepared and ready for approval and filing.  The clerk sent two letters to residents as directed by Board members.  The first letter requested trees to be trimmed over A St. and the second, to maintain overgrown lawn.
Village Maintenance Report: The well pumps ran for 608 hours, pumping 2,253,000 gallons of water.  Lift processed 1,836,000 gallons of wastewater.  Johnson Co. was in town for the annual lift station clean-out.  Heyen requested that this be done twice a year in the future because of the amount of sludge that builds up in a year. Johnson Co. detected two sewer lines that are collapsed, but still working, during their sewer line documentation.  One line is located on the south side of Main St. near the village maintenance shop and the other is on S 2nd St.  These will have to be dug up and replaced. Flow tests done by ISO revealed low pressure South of 1st St. The Nebraska Rural Water Association will be in town tomorrow to help locate leaks in the water lines. 
Fire Report- NTR.
Union United Inc. Report: Vidlak reported that the annual golf tournament fund raiser was a success, bringing in $1500 to $2000 in profit.  Clean up weekend is scheduled for September 12 and 13.  Dumpsters for trash, an electronics recycling station and a metal recycle station will be available for residents.  No tires will be accepted.

NEW BUSINESS: 

Building permit was reviewed for 136 W Main St.  The proposed improvements exceeded the amount that could be approved in the flood plain.  Owners will look into surveying the property to see if it can be removed from the flood plain before major improvements are approved.  The floodplain administrator recommended the permit be approved for deck portion of the planned improvements until property can be surveyed.  Ruby motioned to approve the building permit as recommended by the floodplain manager.  2nd by Crook.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved. 

Vidlak motioned to pass Resolution 20-08:  Signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form for 2020. 2nd by Ruby.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motioned approved.

Cass motioned to cash share check from Frontier Coop instead of reinvesting.  2nd by Ruby.  By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.

Cass motioned to table decision on membership with the Nebraska Recycle Council until the November regular meeting to allow the clerk to gather more information on the organization. 2nd by Ruby. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows:  Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Aye and Crook- Aye. Motion approved

Ruby motioned to adjourn at 7:54 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 October 14, 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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