CITY OF
 UNIONTOWN
Est. 1858



Ph: 620-756-4742
Fax: 620-756-4681
P.O. BOX 51
206 SHERMAN STREET
UNIONTOWN, KANSAS 66779
FEATURES
This page will feature ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, etc. that are of interest to the citizens of Uniontown.  

Did you know that there are several options for paying your utilities?  You can mail it to our post office box (51), drop it off or put in the night deposit box at Union State Bank in Uniontown or Fort Scott, bring it to the office, have it automatically withdrawn from you bank account (ACH-with proper documentation filed with the City Clerk), or online at www.AllPaid.com pay location code a001te.
FAIR HOUSING - IT'S YOUR RIGHT!
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, religion, color, sex, physical handicap, national origin, ancestry, or age.
If you thing your rights have been violated, or have questions, call:
Housing Discrimination Hotline:  1-800-669-9777
Kansas Human Rights Commission:  1-785-296-3206

Cottonwood Estates has units available for rent with possible rental assistance available to those who qualifies.  Must be 62 or on disability to be eligible to rent.  Rent is based on income.  Contact Jennie McKee, 620-756-1000.
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.
NOW AVAILABLE - Citizens may purchase gravel from the City for $30 per tractor bucket, delivered.  Call today to order yours.

West Bourbon Food Pantry - Commodity Distribution is the third Wednesday after the first Monday of odd months, 2-4 PM, at First Missionary Baptist Church.  Contact Judy Ramsey (620-756-4318) or Pastor Marty Dewitt (620-24-7438) for more information.

First Missionary Baptist Church Community Food Pantry is open the last Wednesday of each month, 5-7PM.  To access the Food Pantry at other times, contact Pastor Marty (620-224-7438).  Everyone Welcome!

Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging Senior Nutrition Program (Meals-on-Wheels) delivers meals for individuals 60 years or older. They have a suggested meal donation of $2.00 per meal to maintain the nutrition program. Would you be interested in receiving Meals-on-Wheels? For more information you may contact Stacy Dickerhoof, SEKAAA, at 1-800-794-2440.

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Head Start is accepting enrollments for Home-based Services in Bourbon County. They will serve children ages 0-5. This is a school readiness program. There is no cost for these services. To enroll call 620-724-3127, 620-687-2751, 620-724-2774, or 620-724-8204
If you have any questions regarding ordinance enforcement, call City Hall.

We will now be placing "MOW YOUR YARD" notices on doors instead of sending certified letters to property owners in violation of Ordinance No. 137 and Ordinance No. 147.  We will still send certified letters to property owners that do not live in Uniontown.  Please don't ignore the notice as the City will come in and mow/trim your property and bill you for the service.  The charge for mowing is $75/lot and the charges for trimming/debris removal is $75/hour.

REMINDER - Annual Dog/Cat Registration period is January 1 through March 31.  Please provide proof of current rabies vaccination and whether spayed or neutered.  Only 3 adult dogs and/or 3 adult cats are allowed per HOUSEHOLD.  Pit Bulls and any mixture of pit bull breeds are banned.
Building permits are REQUIRED!  Contact City Hall for more information.

ORDINANCE NO. 197
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR FENCES WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS; EXCEPTIONS.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS:

Section 1: DEFINITIONS.
(a)City – Within the corporate limits of the City of Uniontown, Kansas.
(b)Fence – a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape.

Section 2: FENCES.
(a)No fence shall be erected in any front yard and shall a minimum of 2’ from easement and property line.
(b)May not be constructed of barbed wire.
(c)Permits are required for all fences that break ground to install. Fencing material will be approved during the permitting process.

Section 3: EXISTING FENCES.
All existing fences will be grandfathered until they are removed or the property sold. Once removed, a permit will be required to replace. Once property is sold, a grandfathered structure would have to be removed.

Section 4: FORCE AND EFFECT. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the governing body of the City of Uniontown, Kansas, and after its publication in the official city newspaper as provided by law.

PASSED AND APPROVED by this 14th day of June, 2022.

________________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor
Attest:
_______________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk
ORDINANCE NO. 198
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR ACCESSORY BUILDINGS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS; EXCEPTIONS.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS:

Section 1: DEFINITIONS.
(a)City – Within the corporate limits of the City of Uniontown, Kansas.
(b)Accessory Building – any detached building or carport used for storage whether on permanent foundation or skids.

Section 2: ACCESSORY BUILDING.
(a)No accessory building shall be erected in any front yard and shall be no closer than 10’ from dwelling and a minimum of 2’ from easement and property line.
(b)For an accessory structure on a vacant lot, it must be placed in the back half of the property.
(c)Permits are required for all accessory buildings.
(d)Metal shipping containers are prohibited from use as an accessory building.

Section 3: EXISTING STRUCTURES.
All existing structures will be grandfathered until they are removed or the property sold. Once removed, a permit will be required to replace. Once property is sold, a grandfathered structure would have to be removed.

Section 4: FORCE AND EFFECT. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the governing body of the City of Uniontown, Kansas, and after its publication in the official city newspaper as provided by law.

PASSED AND APPROVED by this 14th day of June, 2022.

Larry Jurgensen, Mayor
Attest:
_________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk
ORDINANCE NO. 199
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING TRASH AND PHYSICAL WASTE SERVICE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS; EXCEPTIONS.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS:

Section 1: DEFINITIONS.
(a)City – Within the corporate limits of the City of Uniontown, Kansas.
(b)Trash and Physical Waste – any and all trash, garbage, or physical waste acceptable for retrieval by the Contracted Service Provider
(c)Contracted Service Provider – Trash or Physical Waste service company that is hired to complete Trash and Physical Waste retrieval for residents of the City. 

Section 2: TRASH AND PHYSICAL WASTE SERVICE PROVIDED
(a)The City shall accept bids and hire a Contracted Service Provider to complete Trash and Physical Waste retrieval for the residents of the City. The cost of the Contracted Service Provider shall be evenly allocated to the residents of the City. 
(b)Bid shall allow for provision of receptacle if resident doesn’t have one upon procurement of service.
(c)City shall provide option of a waiver for residents and/or business owners whose circumstances do not require single or multiple services.

Section 3: RESTRICTIONS.
(a)Residents of the City may only submit Trash and Physical Waste for retrieval that is acceptable by the Contracted Service Provider. 
(b)Failure to remove uncollected, unallowed Trash and Physical Waste from the property after the Contracted Service Provider has retrieved the allowed Trash and Physical Waste from the property may result in a fee to the resident. 

Section 4: FORCE AND EFFECT. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the governing body of the City of Uniontown, Kansas, and after its publication in the official city newspaper as provided by law.

PASSED AND APPROVED by this 14th day of June, 2022.

Larry Jurgensen, Mayor
Attest:
________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk

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