November 6, 2017

Selectmen’s Meeting                       November 6, 2017                         Union, Connecticut


First Selectman Eaton called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.


Attending:  Selectmen – David D. Eaton, David M. Heck, Mary E. Huda


Correspondence reviewed and discussed:

                Letter to Secretary Barnes from State Legislators, regarding Renters’ Rebate

                Email from resident regarding possible business


Minutes from the last meeting were read. Selectman Huda moved to accept the minutes as read; seconded by Selectman Heck. Vote was unanimous.


Bills were presented for review.  Selectman Heck made the motion to pay the bills as presented; seconded by Selectman Huda.  Vote was unanimous.


The Town Assessor has hired an assistant, Leanne Lake, who will be starting Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.


The Town Treasurer and Board discussed the process for transferring funds from the general fund to the payroll fund. Following discussion, the Selectmen approved the following process to oversee transferring funds: The payroll summary will be reviewed and signed by the First Selectman; the paper check summary and monthly bank statement will be reviewed and initialed by a Selectman.


The Treasurer also discussed capital project accounts that are still open for projects that are completed. Based on the Auditor report, Selectman Heck made a motion to take the funds out of the completed capital projects accounts and move said funds into the General Fund, and that the Treasurer place $100 (or amount needed to maintain the account with no fees) from the General Fund into said capital project accounts to hold them for subsequent capital project grants. Selectman Huda seconded the motion. Vote was unanimous.


The Board reviewed the working Selectmen’s 2018-2019 Budget, continuing revisions for the next meeting.


The 2016-2017 Town Report, due in December, was reviewed and discussed.


A letter from a resident requesting review of the intersection at Buckley Highway, Stickney Hill and Webster Road was discussed. It was decided to work to clear line of sight to Stickney Hill, and place a sign at the Buckley Highway entrance to Stickney Hill that “traffic on the right does not stop.”


The DOH Grant that the Town is applying for to assist residents with foundation testing was discussed.


Motion to adjourn at 9:02 p.m. by Selectman Huda; seconded by Selectman Heck.  Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully submitted,


Karen Johnson

Recording Secretary