Bourbon County currently has in effect a 1% sales tax. This tax has been and is still being used for the maintenance of hard surface roads in the county. A portion of this sales tax is also distributed to each city in the county for public services. The City of Uniontown receives approximately $22,000 annually from this tax. These funds are deposited to the General Fund to help fund our public services to you, our citizens. These funds have not been earmarked for specific projects but have been used for purchase of patch material for city streets, culverts, ditch repairs, a portion of the city maintenance vehicle, street lighting, the signal light at Highway 3 intersection, help maintain the community center, and much more. On November 3, the County will once again ask voters to renew this sales tax for another ten years. The City of Uniontown would like to thank everyone who has paid this sales tax in the past. We would like for you to consider renewing this tax so we can continue to provide services to you. The question on the ballot will be:
Shall the following be adopted? Shall Bourbon County, Kansas, levy (renew) a one percent countywide retailers' sales tax to take effect on July 1, 2021, and expire on June 30, 2031, with the allocated shares pursuant to K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 12-192 to be used as follows: (1) to Bourbon County, for the purpose of maintenance and construction of hard surface roads, and (2) to each city located in Bourbon County, for the purpose of providing funding for public services?
A YES vote is to renew, a No vote will expire the current tax on June 30, 2021. Exercise your right to VOTE on November 3.
Bourbon County CDBG-CV grant program is now open to accept applications from small businesses outside Fort Scott city limits. You can view eligibility criteria and program parameters at https://www.bourboncountyks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Bourbon-County-CDBG-CV-Plan.pdf. You can submit your application online at https://www.bourboncountyks.org/emergency-funding-application/ or pick up a paper application at City Hall or the County Clerk's office and return to Jody Hoener, Bourbon County Economic Director, 210 S National, Fort Scott, KS 66701.
All City facilities are OPEN. DUE TO RECENT SPIKE IN BOURBON COUNTY POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES, WE ASK THAT ALL VISITORS TO CITY HALL WEAR A MASK. We ask that you continue to practice physical distancing when visiting City Hall, the Library, the Park, and when renting the Community Center. You can access Ad Astra-A Plan to Reopen Kansas at https://covid.ks.gov/ad-astra-a-plan-to-reopen-kansas/.
The Library is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 2-5PM. MASKS AND GLOVES ARE REQUIRED. If you do not wish to wear mask and gloves you may still call 620-756-4742 to order books for curbside pickup or delivery (in town only). We are in the process of reorganizing the Library, we apologize for the clutter.
The Library has a table of FREE books in the City Hall/Library entryway. Come by and get a book, just practice physical distancing. FREE bread is back in the Community Center.
The Community Center is open and available for reservations. We ask that you practice social distancing as much as possible, limit your guests to 45 at this time, wipe the tables AND CHAIRS with provided disinfectant wipes before putting away.
Normal utility billing procedures resumed July 1.
Fall Citywide Cleanup was a success. We appreciate all the City of Uniontown utility customers that utilize this service; however, this service is for the citizens and/or utility customers of the City of Uniontown. We would appreciate those that do not live in Uniontown or are not utility customers to please be considerate and not use this service. If it is continued to be abused, it may be limited or stopped.
We would like to remind owners of go-karts and scooters to not drive them on city streets as they can't be seen by drivers of other vehicles.
The Council would like to ask owners of golf carts/atvs to make sure there is an adult in the vehicle when being driven by minors under the age of 16. Thank you for your cooperation.
REMINDER: PLEASE ONLY PUT TREE BRANCHES, BRUSH, LEAVES, GRASS AND YARD WASTE AT THE BURN PILE. ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE FORBIDDEN. WHEN BURNING THE PILE ON APRIL 4, 2019 SOMETHING EXPLODED AND SENT GLASS FRAGMENTS FLYING. WE ARE ALL VERY LUCKY THAT OUR MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL WERE NOT INJURED.