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There wasn’t any mention of the Street Department in last week’s April meeting of the Union Board of Aldermen; but, every other department got its time at the table.
Mayor Wayne Welch told the Aldermen that Union was still studying what action it will take with regards to County Line Water Association.
In a relatively short, routine meeting, the Union Board of Aldermen covered just a few items in the February meeting last Tuesday.
In short order they reappointed Shirley Walton to a five-year term on the Union School Board.
The Union Board of Aldermen did dispose of a few items of routine business, but the majority of their January deliberations last week were conducted behind closed doors.
As the meeting opened, Mayor Wayne Welch requested that the Board go into executive session to discuss what he said was “possible litigation.”
There weren’t any votes or action taken, but Union’s aldermen began looking at a plan to expand the city’s limits at their November meeting Nov. 7.
The impetus for the plan came from Alderman Billy McCune who brought a map that was prepared at his request by East Central Planning and Development District.
The Union Board of Aldermen put their stamp of approval this week on a 2018 fiscal budget that projects revenues of $1.299 million and $1.334 million in expenditures.
The slight shortfall will be made up in carry over surpluses from previous years.
Union water users will see their bills go up in September.
The Board of Alderman, with very little discussion, accepted Water Superintendent Jonathan Ferguson’s recommendation at Tuesday night’s July meeting and approved a 29 percent increase for Union residents.
Ferguson said the increases had to come.