2021 is an election year for local governments. The City of Uniontown will have three positions on the ballot in November: Mayor and 2 council seats. Uniontown USD #235 also has three seat on the ballot: Position 4, 5, & 6. The filing deadline is NOON, June 1, 2021. You may file by petition or by paying a $20 filing fee. For more information about serving your community contact City Clerk, Clerk of the Board, or the County Clerk.
The service window has finally been installed at City Hall. There are a few things not yet completed, but the window is in service. Masks are not required if using the service window.
The City Council decided at the March 9, 2021 meeting to apply for the City Utility Low Interest Loan to help pay for the extraordinary cost of natural gas for the month of February. The City had to borrow $80,000 to pay our high natural gas costs. The Council voted to pass on only the loan amount, with interest, to customers. You have received a statement showing your full amount and also the amount of a monthly payment. As of April 15, any customer that did not pay in full or indicate they would pay in full was automatically put on monthly payments. At this time the interest rate for the loan is 0.25%; however, that rate will be adjusted the first business day of January of each year of the term of the loan. Your payment amount may change in January 2022 for that year. If you choose the monthly payments, you are eligible to pay off your portion at any time without penalty. Statements will be sent out at least annually or upon request to the City Clerk. The City Clerk will establish an accounts receivable system to track receipts and payments. All payments made will be used exclusively to pay off the loan each month. If a customer chooses to close their gas account before their obligation is paid in full, the balance due will be added to the final bill. If the City is reimbursed for any portion of their costs for this extreme weather event from Federal, State, or litigation sources the customers will be reimbursed accordingly. The City encourages all residential customers to apply for Low Income Energy Assistance Program funds by May 28, even if you don't think your income qualifies. It is being consider to open this program up to all residents to help alleviate these extraordinary utility costs. Applications are available at City Hall or online at www.lieap.dcf.ks.gov.
Pet Owners: Springtime is outdoor time for everyone. As the weather transitions from winter to spring, we are all wanting to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. During the last couple of weeks as I have traveled through town, I have noticed multiple dogs that are running at large. The city has specific ordinances that addresses residents and the ownership rules that they must follow if they are to have a dog inside the city limits. Ordinance No. 169 section 6 and 7 specifically address the issues of a dog running at large and is not contained in its yard or specific pen area. It also addresses the fines that could be assessed and the impoundment of your pet. Dogs that are not contained in a specific area also could become a nuisance and/or a threat to the general public, by chasing, biting or threatening an individual. We are asking all pet owners to take the time to inspect pens, fences or other pet enclosures to be sure that your pets are safely secured so that all residents can safely make their way around town. Everyone at the city office appreciates the efforts and cooperation of the community to make our town the best it can be. Thank you all for your cooperation in this matter. Doug Coyan, Codes Officer
Uniontown City Library is still closed while transitioning to digital. Rotation books or InterLibrary Loan books are available. Just call City Hall is you wish to utilize these services.
Municipal Court COVID-19 protocol -
1. Screening prior to entry (ask if you have a fever above 99.0, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, etc, any exposure in the last 14 days, been instructed to quarantine).
2. MASKS ARE REQUIRED BY ALL WHO ENTER THE COURTROOM!
3. Only defendants will be allowed to enter the courtroom unless the defendant is a minor child or requires a caregiver. Defendants will enter ONE AT A TIME.
4. Social distance of 6' between participants. No seating for defendants.
Thank you for following these protocols.
Municipal Court is the third Monday of odd months (January, March, May, July, September, and November) at 5:30PM.
Normal utility billing procedures resumed July 1, 2020.
Spring Citywide Cleanup has been canceled this year.
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.