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the night deposit box at Union State Bank in Uniontown or Fort Scott, bring it to the office, or have it automatically withdrawn from your bank account (ACH).  With the proper documentation filed with the City Clerk, she will automatically "bank draft" your payment.  This is usually done so that it will come out of your account on the 9th of each month.  Beginning July 1, 2019, we will be able to accept debit/credit cards for payments.  Payments may be made online, by phone, or in person at City Hall. 


FAIR HOUSING - IT'S YOUR RIGHT!

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination is housing because race, religion, color, sex, physical handicap, national origin, ancestry, or age.

If you think 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 two units available for rent.  Must be 62 or on disability to qualify.  Rent is based on income.  Contact Jennie McKee, 620-756-1000.

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 June 17, 2019, 4-6 PM at First Missionary Baptist Church.  Contact Judy Ramsey (620-756-4318) or Pastor Marty Dewitt (620-224-7438) for more information.

First Missionary Baptist Church Community Food Pantry is open the third Saturday of each month 8:00-10:00 AM. To access the Food Pantry at other times, contact Pastor Marty, 620-224-7438. Everyone Welcome!

     If you have any questions regarding ordinance enforcement, call City Hall.


Teach Your Teenage Child Healthy Habits to Carry into Adulthood

There are so many different things we are always trying to teach our children, from academics to manners. One of the best things they can learn to carry with them their entire life is how to be healthy. When your child is younger, it’s easier to ensure they are making healthy choices since most of those choices are made directly by you. As your child gets older and enters their teenage years, you have less direct control and have to be more savvy in your parenting approach. Let’s discuss a few areas of their health where you can impact and impart wisdom. 

Making Healthy Food Choices
Healthy eating can be one of the greatest challenges of a teenager’s life. With busy schedules and the freedom to drive, there are countless fast food drive-thru restaurants calling their name. Despite the often-hectic schedule, this is an important time for you to continue to provide healthy home cooked meals. Educate your child on the importance of nutrition and caring for you body, and you can even teach them how to cook for themselves. Instead of just asserting your authority to demand they eat their dinner, teach them what foods are important and why. Eating a meal is more than a soul-satisfying experience. You are fueling their body! Armed with knowledge and cooking skills, your teen can develop healthy eating habits to carry into adulthood.

Prioritize Exercise
Exercise is important to all aspects of your health. It helps prevent diseases, relieves stress, increases your strength, and improves your mood. Teenagers can benefit from all of these aspects, both mental and physical. If your child is on the high school soccer team or plays club baseball, they likely already get plenty of exercise. If your child prefers to sit in front of the television playing video games all day, then they need to learn how to incorporate more exercise into their daily life. In addition to teaching them the importance of moving your body, you can show them there are many different ways to exercise and help them find an activity they love.  

Safe Driving Habits
In addition to keeping your teen healthy through diet and exercise, you also need to instill safe driving habits. The joy of their newfound freedom may cause them to overlook the weight of responsibility and throw caution to the wind. Unfortunately, teenagers are at a higher risk of crash and injury behind the wheel. You can teach your child safe driving by setting the example of what a safe driver looks like and by continuing to emphasize the importance of focusing on the road and removing distractions. It is also a good idea to explain how auto insurance works and what it covers, helping them understand different coverages and the consequences of an accident. Just because your child passed the driver’s license test doesn’t mean that you’re done teaching them road safety.

Avoid Temptation of Drugs and Alcohol
At some point, your teen is likely to encounter the temptation of drugs and alcohol. Prepare them for these moments and teach them practical ways to handle peer pressure. Educate them about the dangers of drugs and alcohol to their health and well-being. According to Today’s Parent, the foundation for these conversations begin as young as when they are a toddler. 

Parenting is hard and comes with many challenges. Equipping your teen with the knowledge and skill set to prioritize their health and take good care of themselves is one of the greatest successes they can achieve. Teach your teenage child healthy habits, and they will carry them into adulthood for the rest of their life.

Article submitted by Amanda Henderson, Safe Children