August 17, 2020

Selectmen’s Meeting                                      August 17, 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


Minutes from the August 3, 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:  Troop C monthly report


New Business:


Selectman Huda made a motion to approve the following resolution for the Neglected Cemetery Grant:


 “RESOLVED that the Board of Selectmen authorize First Selectman David D. Eaton to apply for and accept, on behalf of the Town of Union, a grant from the Neglected Cemetery Account; and FURTHER RESOLVED that First Selectman Eaton is authorized to enter into and execute any and all agreements, contracts and documents necessary to obtain said grant should the Town of Union be selected for a grant award.”


The motion was seconded by Selectman Heck. Vote was unanimous.


The GIS contract with Northeast Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG) will be addressed at the September 8 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, pending necessary updates.


The Board discussed the storm and subsequent extended power outage.


The re-count for the Presidential Primary election on August 11 is on-going. There were approximately 60 in-person voters and 60 mail-in ballots submitted in Union.


Following discussion, Selectman Heck made a motion to repair the Town lawnmower, payable from the Perpetual Care Fund account. Motion seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


The FEMA COVID-19 expenses reimbursement program was discussed. The Town is not eligible for FEMA reimbursement, but will submit reimbursement requests to the Connecticut Office of Policy & Management.


The issue of excessive speeding on Stickney Hill Road was addressed. First Selectman Eaton will contact Troop C with a request to get speed limit enforcement.


Selectman Huda informed the Board that her work hours will extend to 7:00 pm on Mondays, possibly delaying her arrival. For the time being, the Selectmen’s meeting will continue to begin at 7:30 pm, with any change being addressed in the future, if necessary.


Motion to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. by Selectman Heck; seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully Submitted,



Karen Johnson, Recording Secretary