September 8, 2020

Selectmen’s Meeting                                      September 8, 2020                      Union, Connecticut



 First Selectman Eaton called the meeting to order at 7:45 p.m.


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


Minutes from the August 17, 2020 meeting were read. Selectman Huda made a motion to accept the minutes as presented; seconded by Selectman Heck. Vote was unanimous.


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


Correspondence:  State of CT DOT email regarding Pavement Maintenance in the Spring of 2021 on I-84

                                     Thank you card from the Fire Department for Selectmen’s memorial donation


New Business:       


The Town received notice from the Tolland County Mutual Aid Fire Service that their services will be expiring. First Selectman Eaton will research the monitoring service currently used by the Union Free Public Library.


Following discussion, Selectman Huda made a motion to revise the town Septic Rebate Program to include the requirement that receipts be dated within one year of submission. Motion was seconded by Selectman Heck. Vote was unanimous.


The Board discussed the need for a town designee for enforcement of Executive Order 7PP.


NECCOG GIS system discussion moved to September 21 meeting.


A request was submitted by the Union School Association for permission to hold an outdoor movie night in the parking lot behind the Town Hall in October. The Board approved this request with the condition that the plans are compliant with the current Health Department outdoor gathering guidelines, and are submitted to the Board of Selectmen by the September 21 meeting. Approval is also contigent on school still holding classes on site, and not virtually, when the event is being held.


First Selectman Eaton presented the need to have generator power extended to the upper level of the Town Hall. Following discussion, Selectman Heck made a motion to have Joe Pop Electric rewire the generator to include the upper level offices and bathrooms. The expense will be covered by Norcross Funds in the amount of $2,500, currently being held in the Capital Projects Account. Motion seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


The Board discussed the end-of-year 2019-2020 budget.


There was brief discussion of the Sturbridge horse track, currently in early planning stages.


Motion to adjourn at 9:03 p.m. by Selectman Heck; seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully Submitted,



Karen Johnson, Recording Secretary