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the night deposit box at Union State Bank in Uniontown or Fort Scott, bring it to the office, or have it automatically withdrawn from your bank account (ACH).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.


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 four 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.

There is FREE bread available at the Community Center and the Post Office. Lula Feldhut volunteers her time to go pick up day old Pepperidge Farms bread. She isn't allowed to choose what type of bread, but we are thankful for whatever we get. There are no limitations on who can receive the bread or quantity taken, just bring back the barcode for education on the outer sack.  

GriefShare - a new service of First Missionary Baptist Church. Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. The sessions are for ANYONE dealing with grief. The program uses many techniques to assist in helping those who are dealing with grief. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Marty, Patty Homan, Carol Lee or Orval Shinn.

FREE COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT - 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH - DOORS OPEN 6:30 PM, MOVIE BEGINS 7:00 PM - FREE POPCORN & WATER​

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!


Bourbon County Fire District #3, a volunteer fire district, is always looking for volunteer firefighters/first responders.  Fire District #3 covers Bronson, Devon, Fulton, Hiatville, Mapleton, and Uniontown.  For more information about Fire District #3 or to volunteer, please call Chief Delwin Mumbower at 620-224-8123 or Lou Howard, Retention & Recruitment, at 620-224-3410.  The number one reason people don't volunteer is they have not been asked - you have been asked.​  Volunteer today!

December USD 235 Sports:
Nov 27 - JH Basketball host Jayhawk, 5PM; Nov30 - JH Basketball host Moran, 5PM; Dec 1 - HS Basketball @ Marmaton Valley, 5PM; Dec 2 - HS Wrestling @ Caney; Dec 4 - JH Basketball @ Pleasanton, 5PM; Dec 5 - JH Basketball host Southeast, 5PM; Dec 5-8 - HS Basketball @ Humboldt Tourney; Dec 7 - JH Basketball host Yates Center, 5PM; Dec 9 - HS Wrestling @ ACHS; Dec 11 - JH Basketball host Pleasanton, 5PM; Dec 12 - HS Basketball host St Paul, 5PM; Dec 14 - JH Basketball @ Westphalia, 5PM, HS Wrestling @ Southeast; Dec 16 - HS Wrestling @ Emporia; Dec 23-27 - KSHSAA No Practice Days
If you have any questions regarding ordinance enforcement, call City Hall.

CITY OF UNIONTOWN 
PO BOX 51
UNONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 181

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 177, RELATING TO WATER RATES AND AMENDING ANY PREVIOUS ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS SETTING FORTH WATER RATES FOR THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS AS FOLLOWS:


SECTION 1: From and after the date of the passage and publication of this ordinance, the initial water rates required; and to be charged and collected for, through its officers and agents, for water service furnished by the waterworks system of said city, being a part of the water and sewage system of said city shall be as follows:
(a) All water users living inside the city limits of Uniontown, Kansas shall pay in any one billing month a minimum charge of $22.00 for the first 1,000 gallons or part thereof; and for all water used over the first 1,000 gallons, there shall be a charge of $9.90 per thousand gallons.

(b) All water users living outside the city limits of Uniontown, Kansas shall pay in any one billing month a minimum charge of $23.00 for the first 1,000 gallons or part thereof; and for all water used over the first 1,000 gallons, there shall be a charge of $10.42 per thousand gallons.

SECTION 2: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from December 26, 2017 billing and after its introduction, passage and publication in the official city newspaper.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the Governing Body, this 14th day of November, 2017.

_________________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor
ATTEST:
___________________________________[SEAL]
Sally Johnson, City Clerk

CITY OF UNIONTOWN 
PO BOX 51
UNONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 180

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF ALLEY BETWEEN LOTS 6 AND 11, BLOCK 2, ORIGINAL TOWN OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS.

On October 10, 2017, the Uniontown City Commission met in regular meeting. 

Present were:
The Petition of Cameron Jackson and Pamela Jackson, dated October 1, 2017, to vacate that portion of Alley that lies between Lots 6 and 11, Block 2, Original Town of the City of Uniontown, Kansas.

After having heard all the testimony on said petition on the 14th day of November, 2017, and all necessary in order to fully understand the true nature of this petition, the City Commission of the City of Uniontown, upon motion of ¬¬¬Hartman and seconded by Ward, passed and approved the petition of the petitioners to vacate that portion of Alley that lies between Lots 6 and 11, Block 2, Original Town,   

The City Commission finds:
1. That due and legal notice has been given by publication as required by law and proof thereof has been duly made and filed with said City Clerk.
2. That no private rights will be injured or endangered by the vacation and exclusion, and that the public will suffer no loss or inconvenience thereby, and that in justice to the petitioner, its requested relief in its petition should be granted.
3. The City Commission finds that Cameron Jackson and Pamela Jackson, dated October 1, 2017, are the owners of the Lot 11, Block 2, Original Town.
 4. All rights for public utilities, rights-of-way, easements for public service facilities originally held by the City on the above described alley are reserved to the City.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that all the members voting in the affirmative:
(a) That that portion of Alley that lies between Lots 6 and 11, Block 2, Original Town of the City of Uniontown, Kansas, be vacated.
(b) That in the future, said land will be listed for future taxation as though it had never been part of said street.
(c) That a certified copy of these proceedings be filed with the Register of Deeds of Bourbon County, Kansas, and all costs of said filing will be born by the petitioners.

THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS


BY: _______________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor
ATTEST: 
_______________________________________
  Sally Johnson, City Clerk
CERTIFICATE
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of Ordinance No. 180 passed by the governing body of the City of Uniontown, Kansas held on the date stated therein, and that the official minutes of such proceedings are on file in my office.
(SEAL)
_________________________________ 
  Sally Johnson, City Clerk

CITY OF UNIONTOWN 
PO BOX 51
UNONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 179


AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 129, RELATING TO THE REGULAR MEETING DATES AND TIMES FOR THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS.

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

SECTION 1. The City Council for the City of Uniontown shall meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room of the City Hall located at 206 Sherman Street in Uniontown, Bourbon County, Kansas.

SECTION 2. EXCEPTION – The City Council for the City of Uniontown shall meet on the 2nd Monday of January, instead of the 2nd Tuesday, after each November election for Council/Mayor at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room of the City Hall located at 206 Sherman Street in Uniontown, Bourbon County, Kansas.

SECTION 3. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its date of publication in the official city newspaper.

Passed and approved this 14th day of November, 2017.

______________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

ATTEST:
___________________________________
  Sally Johnson, City Clerk

CITY OF UNIONTOWN 
PO BOX 51
UNONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 176

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 169 RELATING TO THE KEEPING OF DOGS AND CATS WITHIN THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN AND PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BY REQUIRING ALL DOGS AND CATS KEPT WITHIN THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN TO BE REGISTERED AND VACCINATED FOR RABIES.

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

SECTION 1. AMEND SECTION 7 IMPOUNDMENT; REDEMPTION; MINIMUM FEE
Add subsection (g) If at any time within the 48 hour impoundment period the owner claims the dog or cat but refuses to redeem, a fine of $100 will be levied on the owner.

SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its passage and publication in the official city newspaper.

Passed and approved this 10th day of May, 2016.

___________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

ATTEST:

________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk

CITY OF UNIONTOWN 
PO BOX 51
UNONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 174

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 169 RELATING TO THE KEEPING OF DOGS AND CATS WITHIN THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN AND PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BY REQUIRING ALL DOGS AND CATS KEPT WITHIN THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN TO BE REGISTERED AND VACCINATED FOR RABIES.

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

SECTION 1. PERMITTED DOGS AND CATS.
No person or household shall own or harbor more than three dogs of six months of age or older and more than one litter of pups; and/or more than three cats of more than six months of age and more than one litter of kittens; totaling a maximum of three adult dogs and three adult cats more than six months of age.

SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its passage and publication in the official city newspaper.

Passed and approved this 9th day of February, 2016.

___________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

ATTEST:

________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk

CITY OF UNIONTOWN 
PO BOX 51
UNONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 169

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE KEEPING OF DOGS AND CATS WITHIN THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN AND PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BY REQUIRING ALL DOGS AND CATS KEPT WITHIN THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN TO BE REGISTERED AND VACCINATED FOR RABIES AND REPEALING ORDINANCES NO. 42 AND ORDINANCE NO. 143.

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

SECTION 1. REGISTRATION AND VACCINATION REQUIRED; FEE.
    (a) Every owner of any dog or cat over six months of age shall annually register with the city clerk his or her name and address with the name, sex and description         of each dog or cat owned and kept within the city. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any newly acquired dog or cat, or any dog or cat brought into the city, to fail         to register such animal within 30 days from acquisition or bringing the dog or cat into the city. It shall be unlawful for the owner of any previously registered dog or         cat to fail to maintain current registration of such animal.
    (b) Upon registration, the owner shall present a current, completed certificate of immunization against rabies. No registration shall follow without evidence of this         document, and it shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or cat over six months of age to fail to maintain effective rabies immunization of such dog or cat.
    (c) The owner or harborer of any dog or cat shall, at the time of registering such dog or cat, present to the city clerk a certificate from an accredited veterinarian         showing that a male dog or cat has been neutered or a female dog or cat has been spayed, if the animal has been neutered or spayed.
    (d) The city clerk shall collect an annual registration fee of $5.00 for each neutered male dog or cat and for each spayed female dog or cat, and $7.00 for each         unneutered male dog or cat and for each unspayed female dog or cat.
    (e) The registration year shall be from January 1st through December 31st of each year. The fee shall be payable before March 1st of each year without penalty.
    (f) The fine for not registering is $25.00 per dog or cat.

Registration fees as enumerated above may be prorated for newly acquired dogs and cats or for dogs and cats owned by a person or persons moving to and establishing a home in the city during a calendar year. Every owner or harborer of dog or cat or dogs or cats who shall fail to register the same prior to the 1st day of March of each year shall pay in addition to the registration fee herein provided a penalty fee for late registration of $5.00.  

SECTION 2. DOG AND CAT TAGS.  It shall be the duty of the city clerk or designated agent, upon a showing of current rabies immunization and receipt of the registration fee hereinbefore required, to keep in a book suitable for the registration of dogs and cats, the time of the registration, the name of the owner or keeper, the number of the registration and the amount paid therefore, and shall deliver to the owner or keeper of the dog or cat a certificate in writing, stating that the person has registered the dog or cat and the number by which the dog or cat is registered, and shall also deliver to the owner or keeper of the dog or cat a tag with the registration number and the registration year thereon, which shall be, by the owner or keeper, attached to the collar to be used on the dog or cat so registered. When any tag has become lost during a registration period, the owner of the dog or cat may request a duplicate tag for the remainder of the registration period. When so requested, the city clerk shall, upon presentation of the registration certificate, issue a duplicate of such tag upon the payment of a $2.00 fee. It shall be unlawful for any person to take off or remove the city registration tag from any dog or cat belonging to another, or remove the strap or collar on which the same is fastened.

SECTION 3. SAME; COUNTERFEIT TAG.  It shall be unlawful for any person to place on any dog or cat a tag issued for any other dog or cat or to make or use any false, forged or counterfeited tag or imitation thereof.

SECTION 4. EVIDENCE OF VACCINATION.  It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or cat kept within the city to fail to display a current certificate of immunization against rabies issued by an accredited veterinarian evidencing the vaccination of such dog or cat within two years, when requested by the codes enforcement officer, animal control officer, or any law enforcement officer.

SECTION 5. VISITING DOGS AND CATS.  The provisions of this article with respect to registra¬tion shall not apply to any dog or cat owned by any person visiting or temporarily remaining within the city for less than 30 days. However, such dogs and cats shall be kept under restraint by the owner thereof at all times.

SECTION 6. RUNNING AT LARGE; FINE.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for the owner or harborer of any dog to permit such dog to run at large within the city at any time;
    (b) Any dog running at large within the city shall be impounded as set out in Section 7;
    (c) The owner of any dog impounded for running at large without the tag required by Section 2 shall, for the first offense, pay a fine of $20.00 plus the board bill; 
    (d) For the first offense of a dog running at large with a tag as required by Section 2, the owner or harborer claiming the dog, shall, in addition to presenting a         registration receipt, pay the cost of the board bill. For a second offense within a one year period, the owner or harborer shall pay a fine of $10.00 plus the board         bill.  For a third and all subsequent offenses within a one year period, the owner or harborer shall pay a fine of $20.00 plus the cost of the board bill.

SECTION 7. IMPOUNDMENT; REDEMPTION; MINIMUM FEE.
    (a) Any dog or cat found in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to impoundment by the city and the owner or harborer will be assessed a fine         as set forth in section (b). The Mayor shall employ a suitable person whose duty shall be to capture all dogs and cats found in violation of the provisions of this         ordinance and to place them in a pound to be provided for that purpose. Such dogs or cats may at any time be moved to a veterinary hospital for treatment or         observation, or euthanized by a licensed veterinarian if it appears to the veterinarian that the dog or cat is diseased or disabled beyond recovery. If within 48         hours the owner does not appear to claim the dog or cat, then the dog or cat may be sold, euthanized or otherwise disposed of.
    (b) If at any time before the sale or destruction of any dog or cat impounded under the provisions of this article, the owner of an impounded dog or cat does appear         and redeem the dog or cat, it shall be turned over to the person claiming it upon payment of any impoundment fees or penalties plus the actual cost         of impoundment. This shall not apply to any dog alleged as being vicious under City Ordinance No. 85 or any dog or cat suspected of rabies.
    (c) The minimum impoundment fee shall be $50.00.
    (d) Any dog or cat impounded may not be released without a current rabies vaccination.
    (e) Impoundment hereunder shall not preclude any court from imposing and executing any fine which might otherwise be levied under this article for violation of any         of the provisions thereof; nor shall impoundment be a defense in any prosecution commenced hereunder.
    (f) The redemption of any dog or cat impounded for a violation of any provision shall be prima facie evidence of the violation of such provision by the person         redeeming the dog or cat.

SECTION 8. DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED DOGS AND CATS.  If any dog or cat is not redeemed by its owner or harborer within the time allowed for redemption as specified in Section 7 thereof, the animal control officer, any authorized law enforcement officer, any authorized veterinarian or any duly authorized pound personnel may destroy such dog or sell the same for the costs of impoundment and keeping, plus any registration fee due for the current year. 

SECTION 9. CONFINEMENT OF DOGS IN HEAT.  Any unspayed female dog in the stage of estrus (heat) shall be confined during such period of time in a house, building or secure enclosure, and the area of enclosure shall be so constructed that no other dog or dogs may gain voluntary access to the confined animal except for purposes of planned breeding. Any animal that is in the state of estrus (heat) and that is not properly confined, or any such animal that is creating a neighborhood nuisance, shall be removed to a boarding kennel, to a veterinary hospital or to the animal shelter. All expenses incurred as a result of the confinement shall be paid by the owner. The owner of animals removed to the animal shelter shall be charged at the rate established from time to time by the animal shelter for routine confinement.

SECTION 10. MUZZLING.  Whenever the mayor shall deem it necessary for the protection and welfare of the inhabitants of the city, he or she shall issue an order requiring all dogs kept within the city to be effectively muzzled for such length of time as may be specified in the order, to prevent them from biting or injuring persons or animals. Such order shall be published in the official newspaper of the city for such period of time as the mayor may deem necessary.

SECTION 11. SEVERABILITY. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance

SECTION 12. EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from January 1, 2015, after its passage and publication in the official city newspaper.

Passed and approved this 21st day of October, 2014.


___________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

ATTEST:

________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk


Santa is coming to town!

Uniontown FFA will be providing pictures with Santa. Those visiting Santa can also sign up for a drawing for a free ham or turkey.

DECEMBER 3, 2017, 2-4 PM
UNIONTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER
206 SHERMAN ST
UNIONTOWN, KS

SPONSORED BY CITY OF UNIONTOWN,
UNIONTOWN FFA