August 6, 2018

Selectmen’s Meeting                       August 6, 2018                    Union, Connecticut


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


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


Minutes from the July 16, 2018 meeting were read. Selectman Heck made a motion to accept the minutes as read; seconded by First Selectman Eaton. 2 votes for, 1 abstention


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


Person to be Heard:       Christopher Nelson of System Solutions discussed the Town Hall’s electronic                                                                      archival system. Selectman Heck will confirm storage use on each town                                                                                                 computer to determine archive storage needed in the Cloud. First Selectman

                                                Eaton will follow up with Mr. Nelson.


The Board discussed the Cemetery Committee meeting, in which it was determined to hold off putting in a railing at Center Cemetery. The Committee will meet August 20 to discuss proposed fee increases.


Following discussion regarding Lot 17, Map 9, Block 1 property, the Board agreed that First Selectman Eaton will provide the owner with contact information for the State of Connecticut to possibly take over the property.


The Boy Scouts has established a new Venture Crew organization in town, led by Josh Lambert. They completed a service project at the Union Free Public Library installing a new sign. The Selectmen expressed their appreciation to the Venture Crew.


The Board reviewed Cirma insurance available to individuals through Tulip to purchase personal insurance coverage for events held at the Town Pavilion and Community Room. This information will be included in the policy information to residents renting these spaces in town.


Selectmen Eaton reviewed a request for information for the Town’s Code of Ethic’s policy. The Board will begin development of a Code of Ethics for the Town.


John Filchak, Director of NECCOG, has drafted a letter to President Trump requesting support of some of the federal amendments and proposed statutes to assist residents with crumbling foundations. This letter is for First Selectmen, Mayors and Managers in Towns that are part of NECCOG to sign. The Board approved signing the letter, with a request that our representatives in Washington be copied on the letter.


Town policy regarding Town Code of Ethics, Animal Control Policy and Town Sexual Harassment Policy will be further addressed at the August 20 meeting.


Motion to adjourn at 8:56 p.m. by Selectman Huda; seconded by Selectman Heck.  Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully Submitted,


Karen Johnson

Recording Secretary