January 21, 2020

Selectmen’s Meeting                                      January 21, 2020                        Union, Connecticut


 First Selectman Eaton called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m.


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


Persons to be Heard:  None


Minutes from the January 6, 2020 meeting were read. Selectman Huda made a motion 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.


Correspondence:  Email from auditors regarding question about General Fund / cash account    reconciliation.

                                      New Vendor report reviewed

                                      Letter from Secretary of State’s Office regarding registrars

                                      Minimum Budget Required information for Union, prepared by Superintendent Reardon


New Business:    The five-year contract from Willimantic Waste for Refuse pick up at local businesses was reviewed and discussed. Selectman Heck made a motion that the Town of Union enter into the proposed Willimantic Waste contract, effective 5/1/2020 through 5/1/2025. Motion seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


                Town representation on the State Tourism Board was discussed. There will be follow up to inquire about what is involved with Tourism Board participation.          


                The following Resolution of Endorsement for the NECCOG Regional Performance Incentive Program (RPIP) Grant application was presented to the Board:                                     


Whereas, the State of Connecticut has made certain grant funds available through Connecticut General Statute 4-124s known commonly as the Regional Performance Incentive Program (RPIP) to regional councils of governments for the: for: (1) The joint provision of any service that one or more participating municipalities of such council, educational service center or agency currently provide but which is not provided on a regional basis, (2) a planning study regarding the joint provision of any service on a regional basis, or (3) shared information technology services; and


Whereas the Town of Union is a member of the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG) - a regional council of governments; and


Whereas, NECCOG has submitted two RPIP grant proposals addressing the study of a Regional Environmental Depot and the expansion and renovation of the Regional Animal Shelter; and


Whereas, the Legislative Body, which is considered the Board of Selectmen for purposes of this act, is required to pass a resolution demonstrating support for each RPIP application, and;

Whereas, the Board of Selectmen has determined that the applications submitted by NECCOG for RPIP funding are in the best interests of the Town of Union


Now, Be it Resolved, that the Legislative Body for the Town of Union does hereby express its support and endorsement of both NECCOG’s 2020 RPIP Grant Applications.


Following discussion, First Selectman Eaton made a motion to accept the Resolution of Endorsement; seconded by Selectman Heck. Vote was unanimous.


Old Business:


The NECCOG Animal Control service that is available to member towns was discussed by the Board. More information will be obtained and the discussion will be continued at the February 3 meeting. First Selectman Eaton will follow up on paperwork for re-certification of the Animal Control Officer.


The Board discussed the revised Selectmen’s Working Budget spreadsheet proposed by Selectman Heck.


Motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. by Selectman Heck; seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully Submitted,



Karen G. Johnson, Recording Secretary