VILLAGE OF UNION
MARCH 11, 2020
Chairman Seyler called the monthly meeting for March 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 – Absent and Crook- Aye.
Minutes of the February Regular Board Meeting were reviewed. Eaton motioned to approve February 12th Meeting Minutes. 2nd by Crook. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Absent and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.
Claims and Accounts were presented. Vidlak motioned to approve March Claims and Accounts. 2nd by Eaton. By Roll, Trustee votes are as follows: Seyler – Aye, Vidlak – Aye, Eaton – Aye, Ruby – Absent and Crook- Aye. Motion approved.
CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS
WATER PUMP $ 514.65 (EFT) WATER FUND
FIREBARN (TOWN BLDG) $ 99.21 (EFT) FIRE FUND
TOWER (WATER) $ 123.53 (EFT) WATER FUND
AREA LIGHT RENTAL $ 13.04 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
STREETLIGHTS $ 556.66 (EFT) STREET FUND
LIFT STATION $ 134.11 (EFT) SEWER FUND
BALLFIELD $ 85.26 (EFT) PARK FUND
MAINTENANCE SHOP $ 34.21 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
CABOOSE $ 34.21 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
WINDSTREAM OFFICE $ 81.85 (EFT) GENERAL FUND
JOHNSONS $ 253.72 GAS STEVE TRUCK (CHECK- C) GENERAL FUND
NE DEPT OF REVENUE $ 280.73 SALES TAXES (EFT) GENERAL FUND
USPS $ 70.00 POSTCARD STAMPS (C) GENERAL FUND
STAPLES $ 835.00 OFFICE SUPPLIES AND FURNITURE GENERAL FUND
O’REILLYS $ 293.52 OIL CHANGE SUPPLIES GENERAL FUND
OLSSON $ 78.15 STREET SUPERINTENDENT SERVICE (C) STREET FUND
CORE & MAIN $ 2974.65 CURB STOPS, MISC, SENSUS SUPPORT CONTRACT WATER FUND
RIC ORTMEIER, CPA $ 3900.00 AUDIT WAIVER 18/19, BUDGET 2019 GENERAL FUND
NPHEL $ 367.00 CONDUCT, COLIFORM, ALK, CALCIUM, NITRATE TESTS WATER FUND
MELISSA HANSEN $ 1437.33 FEB PAY(C) WATER, SEWER, GENERAL FUNDS
CASS CROOK $ 283.80 REIMBURSE FOR FIREPROOF SAFE GENERAL FUND
STEVE C HEYEN $ 78.50 FEB PAY(C) GENERAL FUND
STEVE HEYEN $ 1549.85 FEB PAY(C) WATER,SEWER, GENERAL FUNDS
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR $ 36.36 MINUTES PUBLISHING (D) GENERAL FUND
INTUIT $ 6.33 MONTHLY PAYROLL FEE (EFT) GENERAL FUND
$ 13,840.94 MARCH CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS
$ 147,298.23 FUND BALANCES AS OF MARCH 10, 2020
$ 779.77 PENDING DEPOSITS
$ 32,183.80 SEWER RESERVE ACCOUNT
$ 167,020.86 TOTAL IN VILLAGE ACCOUNTS AFTER CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS PAID
CORRESPONDENCE- The clerk received notification that the Village audit waiver for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019 was approved.
CLERK REPORT – The clerk sent out Utility Rate increase letters, Annual Backflow education pamphlet and Cross connection survey to the residents.
Village Maintenance Report: Steve Heyen reported the well pumps ran for 438 hours, pumping 1,580,000 gallons of water. Lift station ran for approximately 184 hours, pumping 2,208,000 gallons of wastewater. Heyen reported that he is maintaining the mower and sprayer.
Fire Report- Nothing to Report.
Union United Inc. Report: Nothing to Report.
NEW BUSINESS: Jim Johnson, Union Rural Fire District Secretary, was present to brief the Board on the Rural District. Johnson shared that the organization has been having a lot of difficulty recruiting members to the Board. The organization feels that it is falling short in its responsibilities as a tax recipient and is asking the Nebraska City and Nehawka Rural Fire Districts to annex the Union District. Nebraska City will take over the Otoe County territory and Nehawka, the Cass County territory. The resolutions of annexation will be considered by the Cass County and Otoe County Commissioners. In this resolution the Nehawka Rural District would maintain the Nehawka, Union and Lake Waconda Stations and receive Union’s trucks and fire apparatus. The Union District’s net worth will be distributed between Nehawka and Nebraska City Fire Districts respective to the size of the territory annexed.
Vidlak motioned to adjourn at 7:22 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 April 8, 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
These minutes have been prepared by the village clerk and are certified to be true and accurate