March 15, 2021

Selectmen’s Meeting                           March 15, 2021                      Union, Connecticut



First Selectman Eaton called the meeting to order at 7:39 p.m.


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


Persons to be Heard:  None


Minutes from the March 1, 2021 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:             NortonLifeLock

                                                Board of Assessment Appeals minutes


New Business:   


Following discussion, Selectman Heck made a motion to approve the following projects for application to the Local Capital Improvement Program Grant, as part of the Town of Union’s Five Year Capital Improvement Program:


                Convert 20 light fixtures in Town office building

                                To LED, 20 @$279.55:                                                                                     $5,591.00

                Install fire alarm in Public Works Garage:                                                               $3,247.00

                Dig and install hand pump at Center Cemetery:                                                 $3,500.00

                Remove dead trees in Town right of way on

                                various roads. 16 Hrs @ $122 an hour:                                                     $1,952.00


                                                                                In the Total Amount of                             $14,290.00

Motion seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


A Commitment letter from CIRMA with 3-year commitment for 2021, 2022 and 2023, with projected cost increases was reviewed. Selectman Huda made a motion to sign the letter; seconded by Selectman Heck. Vote was unanimous.


The reopening of the Swap Shed at the Transfer Station was discussed. The swap shed will reopen effective May 1, 2021.


The virtual Department of Transportation (DOT) hearing for rumble strips on Route 190 is scheduled for Monday May 24 at 7 pm.

The DOT are putting up high friction surface treatments on state road corners in Union. The First Selectman will waive hearing the option for a public hearing.

The Board reviewed the questions to be voted on at Town Meeting. 

There was discussion regarding the allocated $81,000 for the ‘Town America Recovery’ program. At this point there is nothing eligible for which the Town could appropriate the funds. The Board will continue to consider possibilities.


Information regarding USDA loan refinance with Jewett City Savings Bank was sent to the Town attorney.


Old Business: 


The CIRMA invoice for reimbursable deductible for a national education class action lawsuit invoice will be paid by the school.


The Gnazzo Company will check the Library chimney for necessary repairs, as this is where the roof leak appears to originate.


Review of proposed town 2021-2022 budget was continued.


Motion to adjourn at 9:02 p.m. by Selectman Heck; seconded by Selectman Huda. Vote was unanimous.


Respectfully Submitted,



Karen Johnson, Recording Secretary