Annual Town Meeting Minutes


May 8, 2023


               A Budget and Town meeting of the electors and citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the Town of Union, Connecticut was held at the Union Town Hall, 1043 Buckley Hwy in Union, Connecticut on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM.

               First Selectman David D. Eaton called the meeting to order at 7:30PM. 

               Christopher Santucci was chosen as moderator of the meeting and Heidi Bradrick acted as clerk.

               Heidi read the minutes of the May 9, 2022 town meeting.  Cheryl D’Amico made a motion to approve as read, seconded by John Murdock.  Vote by acclamation was unanimous, minutes approved.

               Chris read the legal notice.  Said notice was published on the website of the Town of Union and in the Hartford Courant and is recorded in these records immediately preceding these minutes.

               Item #1:  Shall the Town of Union Vote to change Section 2 of the TAX RELIEF FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS to read as follows.

               Section 2

               Establishment of Tax Relief Program

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §12-81w the Tow of Union hereby authorizes an annual abatement of the real or personal property taxes of a resident volunteer firefighter.  No such abatement shall exceed a reduction in the property taxes of an eligible volunteer firefighter of more than one thousand five hundred dollars.


Leanne Lake made a motion to approve Item 1, seconded by John Murdock.


Paper ballot vote was taken. 

Yes vote = 38.  No vote = 0.    Item #1 passed.

               Item #2:   Shall the Town of Union vote to approve the Budget for Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024 for the sum of 3,593,055.00.

Sean Anderson made a motion to approve budget as presented, seconded by Ed Fournier.

Paper ballot vote was taken.

               Yes = 38    No = 1.  The budget passed.

Jim Kavanagh made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Ed Fournier.  Vote by acclamation unanimous.

Meeting adjourned at 7:51 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Heidi Bradrick

Town Clerk