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the night deposit box at Union State Bank in Uniontown or Fort Scott, bring it to the office, or have it automatically withdrawn from your bank account (ACH).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, 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 no units available for rent at this time, call to be put on a waiting list. 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. Volunteers go pick up day old Pepperidge Farms bread. They aren'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.

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!

USD 235 WINTER SPORTS - January 25 - HS Basketball @ Crest, 4PM; January 26 - JV Wrestling @ Fort Scott, 9AM; January 29 - HS Basketball @ Chetopa, 5PM; January 31 - Boys JV Tourney @ Arma, 5:30PM; February 1 - HS Wrestling @ Burlingame, 4PM, HS Basketball @ Southeast Cherokee, 6PM; February 5 - HS Basketball host Yates Center, 6PM; February 7 - HS Wrestling @ Jayhawk, 5:30PM; February 8 - HS Basketball @ Pleasanton, 6PM; February 9 - JV Wrestling @ Burlington; February 11 - HS Basketball @ SCC, 4PM; February 12 - HS Basketball host Altoona, 5PM; February 15 - HS Basketball host Northeast Arma, 6PM; February 15-16 - HS Wrestling Regionals @ Fredonia; February 19 - HS Basketball @ Jayhawk, 4:30PM; February 22-23 - HS Wrestling State @ Fort Hays; February 25-March 2 - HS Basketball Substate @ Northeast Arma.
     If you have any questions regarding ordinance enforcement, call City Hall.

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
PO BOX 51
UNIONTOWN, KS  66779

ORDINANCE NO. 183

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 181, 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 $23.76 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 $10.69 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 $24.84 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 $11.25 per thousand gallons.

SECTION 2: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from December 26, 2018 billing and after its introduction, passage and publication in the official city newspaper.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED by the Governing Body, this 11th day of December, 2018.

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

CITY OF UNIONTOWN 
PO BOX 51
UNONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 182


AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE BURNING OF TRASH, REFUSE, OR ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF 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: BURNING. No person shall set on fire or burn or cause to be set on fire or burned any trash, refuse, paper, leaves, sweepings, tree limbs, weeds, grass or other combustible materials:
    1. Within any commercial zone;
    2.A.Within fifty (50) feet of any structure or property line, except in an approved trash burner built of brick, cement, stone, or metal, located not less than twenty-five (25) feet from any structure, and constructed in a manner to securely confine burning material and with all openings protected with steel netting of one-half (1/2) inch holes therein;
        B.Within fifty (50) feet of any structure or property line, except in an approved recreational burner, built of brick, cement, stone, or metal, located not less than twenty-five (25) feet from any structure;
    3. Upon any street or alley open to vehicular traffic, or upon any sidewalk of the city;
    4. In such a manner as to constitute a nuisance;
    5. Located under or near electrical lines or power supply or any other obstruction;
    6. If wind velocity is 15 miles per hour or more;
Fire must be attended during its entirety and an adequate water supply (garden hose, etc) readily available.

Nothing herein shall prohibit the City or fire chief from burning or causing to be burned dry grass or weeds upon vacant lots when deemed a hazard to other property, nor prohibit the use of an incinerator constructed inside a building, in accordance current laws.​

SECTION 2: FIRE HAZARDS. It is unlawful for any person to cause or create anywhere within the city, or to permit on any premises under his control, any situation or condition that is conducive to or likely to cause or permit the outbreak of a fire or the spreading of fire. The following are hereby declared to be fire hazards:
    1.Any situation or condition conducive to the outbreak of or spreading of fire;
    2.Improper storage, handling or use of flammable oils, explosives, and all wires and other conductors charged with electricity;
    3.The obstruction of any street, avenue, alley, fire hydrant, or any other condition that might delay the fire department of fighting fires.

SECTION 3: PENALTY. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a Class C Misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of up to $600. Additionally, a person guilty of violating this ordinance may be ordered to reimburse for any damages or costs incurred by any party, including the City, as a result of the violation.

SECTION 4: EFFECTIVE DATE. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from upon publication in the official city newspaper.

PASSED AND APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the Governing Body, this 13th day of November, 2018.

_________________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor
ATTEST:
___________________________________[SEAL]
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