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. At this time our ESTIMATED invoice for February is $232,624. The City is able to pay all but about $100,000. That will be the amount requested in the loan application. The Council voted to pass on only the loan amount, with interest, to customers. In the next couple weeks you will receive a statement for the full amount of your portion. You will have two options, pay in full or make a monthly payment over the life of the loan (5 years). 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.
Dog/Cat Annual Registration period is January 1 through March 31. Please get your pets registered. You must provide proof of current rabies vaccination and whether spayed/neutered. Registration fee is $5 if spayed/neutered and $7 if intact.
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 will be closed to the public beginning November 20, 2020, until transition to automation is completed. PLEASE RETURN ALL BOOKS YOU HAVE CHECKED OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
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 Park, and when renting the Community Center.
Normal utility billing procedures resumed July 1, 2020.
Spring Citywide Cleanup has been canceled this yar.
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.