September 21, 2020

Selectmen’s Meeting                                      September 21, 2020                      Union, Connecticut



 First Selectman Eaton called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.


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


Minutes from the September 8, 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, with the exception of the Dept. of Labor bill, pending clarification of charges. Motion seconded by Selectman Huda.  Vote was unanimous.


Correspondence:  Monthly report from State Police

                                    Board of Assessment Appeal September 9, 2020, minutes

                                    Thank you letter from Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT for annual support


New Business:       


Executive Orders regarding the policy for Town meetings using Zoom were discussed. The orders give towns the option to hold meetings via zoom. It is not mandated. Going forward, the Board of Selectmen will hold meetings without zoom, unless the virtual option is requested.


The final 2019-2020 Expense Report for the Town was reviewed. The Town accounts are in good standing.


EastConn Technology Support will be in to repair the Assessor’s server.


While there is no official application for a Horse Park/Race Track in Sturbridge, MA at this point, First Selectman Eaton is continuing to reach out to get information on a possible proposal for access to the park via I-84 in Union.


Paul Wentworth has been appointed by the First Selectman as the Town Designee for compliance follow up with Executive Order 7PP.


Executive Order 9B, issuance of fines for noncompliance, was discussed.


Selectman Heck made a motion to purchase custom masks for Town employees; motion seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


The State will have 500 masks to distribute to Union School, available October 1.


The question was raised regarding jurisdiction of State funds in the amount of $74,000 to the school for COVID expenses. The Superintendent of the School system will have administrative authority over the use of those funds.


Old Business:


The NECCOG GIS contract discussion is tabled for the October 5 meeting.


Motion to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. by Selectman Heck; seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully Submitted,


Karen Johnson, Recording Secretary