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the night deposit box at Union State Bank in Uniontown or Fort Scott, bring it to the office or have it automatically withdrawn from you bank account (ACH-with proper documentation filed with the City Clerk), or online at www.AllPaid.com pay location code a001te.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 4 units available for rent with rental assistance available to anyone who qualifies.  Must be 62 or on disability to be eligible to rent.  Rent is based on income.  Contact Jennie McKee, 620-756-1000.
UNIONTOWN JR HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL 2020-2021 WINTER ACTIVITIES
Per KSHSAA spectators are limited to four persons per participant January 29 through the end of the regular season.
CONGRATULATION TO BRYCE ECK, CLASS 3-2-1 152LB STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION!
March 4 - HS Boys Basketball Substate Semifinal @ Humboldt, 5:30PM; March 5 - HS Girls Basketball Substate Semifinal @ Humboldt, 8PM; March 6 - HS Basketball Substate Championship @ Humboldt, 2PM; March 8-13 - HS Basketball State Tournament @ Manhattan; March 23 - Girls Basketball Banquet @ WBE, 6PM; Boys Basketball & Wrestling Banquet @ UHS, 7:15PM; March 29 - HS Baseball/Softball vs Southeast; April 1 - HS Baseball/Softball @ Crest; HS Track @ Ottawa




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 of even months, 4-6 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 third Saturday of each month, 8-10 AM.  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 be 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.

ORDINANCE NO. 192
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 188, 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 $25.69 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 $11.56 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 $26.87 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 $12.10 per thousand gallons.

SECTION 2: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from February 26, 2021 billing and after its introduction, passage and publication in the official city newspaper.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the Governing Body, this 9th day of February, 2021.

_________________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

ATTEST:

__________________________________[SEAL]
Sally Johnson, City Clerk

ORDINANCE NO. 191

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING SUNDAY SALES OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR AND CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF UNIONTOWN, BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS.

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

SECTION 1. Pursuant to KSA 41-2911, the sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package is allowed within the city on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m.

SECTION 2. Pursuant to KSA 4-2911, the sale of alcoholic liquor in the original package is allowed within the city on any Sunday, except Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m.

SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper.

SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect 61 days after final publication, unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance a provided in KSA 41-2911, in which case this ordinance shall become effective upon approval by a majority of the electors voting thereon.

PASSED by the Council and signed by the Mayor of the City of Uniontown, Kansas this 9th day of February, 2021.

_________________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

Attest:(SEAL)

_________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk

ORDINANCE NO. 190

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE RETAIL SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF UNIONTOWN, BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS.

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

SECTION 1. STATE LICENSE REQUIRED.
(a)It shall be unlawful for any person to keep for sale, offer for sale, or expose for sale or sell any alcoholic liquor as defined by the “Kansas liquor control act” without first having obtained a state license to do so.
(b)The holder of a license for the retail sale of alcoholic liquors by the package issued by the state director of alcoholic beverage control shall present such license to the city clerk when applying to pay the occupation tax levied in section 3-302 and the tax shall be received and a receipt shall be issued for the period covered by the state license.

SECTION 2. OCCUPATIONAL TAX. There is hereby levied a biennial occupation tax of $200 on any person holding a license issued by the state director of alcoholic beverage control for the retail sale within the city of alcoholic liquors for consumption off the premises. Such tax shall be paid by the retailer to the city clerk before business is begun under an original state license and shall be paid within five days after any renewal of a state license (KSA 41-310).

SECTION 3. POSTING OF RECEIPT. Every licensee under this article shall cause the city alcoholic liquor retailer’s occupation tax receipt to be placed in plain view, next to or below the state license in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises.

SECTION 4. HOURS OF SALE. No person shall sell at retail any alcoholic liquor:
(a)On any Sunday;
(b)On Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day;
(c)Before 9:00 a.m. or after 11:00 p.m. on any day when the sale thereof is permitted (KSA 41-712).

SECTION 5. BUSINESS REGULATIONS. It shall be unlawful for a retailer of alcoholic liquor to:
(a)Permit any person to mix drinks in or on the licensed premises unless the person is preparing or mixing samples for the purposes of conducting wine, beer, or distilled spirit tastings, or any combination thereof, as authorized by KSA 2012 Supp 41-308d, and amendments thereto;
(b)Employ any person under the age of 21 years in connection with the operation of the retail establishment;
(c)Employ any person in connection with the operation of the retail establishment who has been adjudged guilty of a felony;
(d)Furnish any entertainment in his or her premises or permit any pinball machine or game of skill or chance to be located in or on the premises; or
(e)Have in his or her possession for sale at retail any bottles, cask, or other containers containing alcoholic liquor, except in the original package.
(f)Sell, give away, dispose of, exchange or deliver, or permit the sale, gift or procuring of any alcoholic liquor to or for any person under 21 years of age (KSA 41-713).

SECTION 6. RESTRICTION ON LOCATION. No person shall knowingly or unknowingly sell, give away, furnish, dispose of, procure, exchange or deliver, or permit the selling, giving away, furnishing, disposing of procuring, exchanging or delivering of any alcoholic beverage in any building, structure or premises, for consumption in such building or upon such premises if such consumption is within 200 feet from the nearest property line of any existing hospital, school, church or library (KSA 41-710).

PASSED by the Council and signed by the Mayor of the City of Uniontown, Kansas this 9th day of February, 2021.

_________________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

Attest:(SEAL)

_________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk