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the night deposit box at Union State Bank in Uniontown or Fort Scott, bring it to the office, or have it automatically withdrawn from your bank account (ACH).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

​First Missionary Baptist Church 2019 Revival - Sunday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 17, 7PM - Pastor Murray Satterfield
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 SPRING SPORTS - April 8 - HS Boys JV Golf @ Erie, 3PM, HS Baseball/Softball @ St Paul, 4:30PM; April 9 - JH Track @ Altoona, HS JV Softball @ Erie; April 11 - HS Boys JV Golf @ Jayhawk, 3PM, HS Baseball/Softball @ Pleasanton, 4:30PM; April 12 - HS JV Softball host ACHS; April 15 - HS Baseball/Softball @ Jayhawk, 4:30PM; April 16 - HS Track @ Burlington, 9AM, JH Track @ Yates Center, HS Boys JV Golf @ West Franklin, 1PM; April 18 - JH Track @ Arma, HS Boys Golf @ Pleasanton, 1:30PM, HS Track @ SCC @ Burlington, 3PM, HS Baseball/Softball @ Northeast, 4:30PM; April 22 - HS Track @ Jayhawk, 3:30PM, HS Baseball/Softball @ Marmaton Valley, 4:30PM; April 23 - HS Boys JV Golf @ Pleasanton, 3PM, HS JV Track @ Fort Scott, 3:45PM HS JV Softball @ Girard; April 25 - JH Track @ Oswego, HS Boys Golf @ Jayhawk, 1PM; HS Softball @ Altoona, 3:30PM, HS Track @ Neodesha, 3:45PM, HS Baseball @ MDCV, 4:30PM; April 26 - HS JV Softball host Marmaton Valley; April 30 - JH League Track @ Southeast, HS JV Softball host Fort Scott.
     If you have any questions regarding ordinance enforcement, call City Hall.

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
PO BOX 51
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 186


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 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 April 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 April of each year shall pay in addition to the registration fee herein provided a penalty fee for late registration of $5.00.

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 April 2019.



___________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

ATTEST:



________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
PO BOX 51
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

ORDINANCE NO. 185
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE SALE OF CEREAL MALT BEVERAGE AND BEER CONTAINING NOT MORE THAN 6% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME WITHIN THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN, KANSAS AND REPEALING ANY PREVIOUS ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS PERTAINING TO THE SALE OF CEREAL MALT BEVERAGES.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF UNIONTOWN:
Section 1. DEFINITION.  
(a)“Beer” mean beer, as defined by KSA 41-102 and amendments thereto, but containing not more than 6% alcohol by volume.
(b)“Cereal malt beverage” means any fermented but undistilled liquor brewed or made from malt or from a mixture of malt or malt substitute or any flavored malt beverage, as defined in KSA 41-2729 and amendments thereto, but does not include any such liquor which is more than 3.2% alcohol by volume.
(c)“Off-premises retailer” means a person who is licensed under the Kansas cereal malt beverage act and who sells or offers for sale any cereal malt beverage or beer in original and unopened containers that is not for consumption on the premises.
(d)“On-premises retailer” means a person who is licensed under the Kansas cereal malt beverage act and who sells or offers for sale any cereal malt beverage or beer for consumption on the premises.
Section 2. LICENSE ISSUED BY CITY. The “Cereal Malt Beverage License” issued by the city of Uniontown pursuant to this ordinance, authorizes the sale of cereal malt beverage and beer as defined in Section 1, by those retailers in compliance with this ordinance and other laws and regulations that may apply.
Section 3. LICENSE REQUIRED OF RETAILER.
(a)It shall be unlawful for any person to sell any cereal malt beverage or beer at retail to the public without a license for each premises within the corporate limits of the city where cereal malt beverages or beer are to be sold at retail.
(b)It shall be unlawful for any person, having a license to sell cereal malt beverages or beer at retail only in the original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises, to sell any cereal malt beverage or beer in any other manner.
Section 4. APPLICATION.  Any person desiring a license shall make an application at the office of the city clerk and accompany the application by the license fee required in Section 10 for each premises for which a license is desired. The application shall be verified and upon a form prepared by the attorney general of the State of Kansas, and shall contain:
(a)The name and residence of the applicant and how long he or she has resided within the State of Kansas;
(b)The particular premises for which a license is desired;
(c)The name of the owner of the property upon which the premises is located;
(d)The names and addresses of all persons who hold any financial interest in the particular place of business for which a license is desired;
(e)A statement that the applicant is a citizen of the United States and not less than 21 years of age and that he or she has not within two years immediately preceding the date of making application been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude, or been adjudged guilty of drunkenness, or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or the violation of any other intoxicating liquor law of any state or of the United States;
The application for a new license shall be accompanied by a statement, signed by the applicant, authorizing any governmental agency to provide the city with any information pertinent to the application. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to investigate such applicant to determine whether he or she is qualified as a licensee under the provisions of this chapter and make a recommendation not later than five working days subsequent to the receipt of such application. The application shall be scheduled for consideration by the governing body at the earliest meeting consistent with current notification requirements.
Section 5. LICENSE APPLICATION PROCEDURES.
(a)All applications for a new and renewed cereal malt beverage or beer license shall be submitted to the city clerk 10 days in advance of the governing body meeting at which they will be considered.
(b)The city clerk’s office shall notify the applicant of an existing license 30 days in advance of its expiration.
(c)The clerk’s office shall run a record check on all new applicants and then recommend approval, or disapproval, within five working days of the receipt of the application.
(d)The governing body will not consider any application for a new or renewed license that has not been submitted 10 days in advance and been reviewed by the above department.
(e)An applicant who has not had a cereal malt beverage or beer license in the city shall attend the governing body meeting when the application for a new license will be considered.
Section 6. LICENSE GRANTED; DENIED.
(a)The journal of the governing body shall show the action taken on the application.
(b)If the license is granted, the city clerk shall issue the license which shall show the name of the licensee and the year for which it is issued.
(c)No license shall be transferred to another licensee.
(d)If the license shall be denied, the license fee shall be immediately returned to the person who has made application.
Section 7. LICENSE TO BE POSTED.  Each license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the place of business for which the license is issued.
Section 8. LICENSE, DISQUALIFICATION.  No license shall be issued to:
(a)A person who has not been a resident in good faith of the state of Kansas for at least one year immediately preceding application and a resident of Bourbon county for at least six months prior to filing of such application.
(b)A person who is not a citizen of the United States.
(c)A person who is not of good character and reputation in the community in which he or she resides.
(d)A person who, within two years immediately preceding the date of making application, has been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude, or has been adjudged guilty of drunkenness or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or the violation of any other intoxicating liquor law of any state or the United States.
(e)A partnership, unless all the members of the partnership shall otherwise be qualified to obtain a license.
(f)A corporation if any manager, officer or director thereof or any stockholder owning in the aggregate of more than 25% of the stock of such corporation would be ineligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than non-residence within the city or county.
(g)A corporation, if any manager, officer or director thereof, or any stockholder owning in the aggregate of more than 25% of the stock of such corporation which: (A) has had a retailer’s license revoked under K.S.A. 41-2708 and amendments thereto; or (B) has been convicted of a violation of the drinking establishment act or the cereal malt beverage laws of this state.
(h)A person whose place of business is conducted by a manager or agent unless such manager or agent possesses the same qualifications required of the licensee.
(i)A person whose spouse would be ineligible to receive a retailer’s license for any reason other than citizenship, retailer residence requirements or age, except that this subsection (i) shall not apply in determining eligibility for a renewal license.
Section 9. RESTRICTION UPON LOCATION. No license shall be issued for the sale at retail of any cereal malt beverage or beer on premises which are located in areas not zoned for such purpose.
Section 10. LICENSE FEE.  The rules and regulations regarding license fees shall be as follows:
(a)On-Premises Retailer – for each place of business selling cereal malt beverages or beer at retail $75 ($25 stamp fee, $50 license fee) per calendar year.
(b)Off-Premises Retailer – for each place of business selling only at retail cereal malt beverages or beer in original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises, $50 ($25 stamp fee, $25 license fee) per calendar year.
Full amount of the license fee shall be required regardless of the time of the year in which the application is made, and the licensee shall only be authorized to operate under the license for the remainder of the calendar year in which the license is issued.
Section 11. LICENSE SUSPENSION/REVOCATION BY GOVERNING BODY.  The governing body of the city, upon five days written notice, to a person holding a license to sell cereal malt beverages and beer shall permanently revoke or cause to be suspended for a period of not more than 30 days such license for any of the following reasons:
(a)If a licensee has fraudulently obtained the license by giving false information in the application therefore;
(b)If the licensee has violated any of the provisions of this section or has become ineligible to obtain a license under this section;
(c)Drunkenness of a person holding such license, drunkenness of a licensee’s manager or employee while on duty and while on the premises for which the license is issued, or for a licensee, his or her manager or employee permitting any intoxicated person to remain is such place selling cereal malt beverages and beer;
(d)The sale of cereal malt beverages and beer to any person under 21 years of age;
(e)For permitting any gambling in or upon any premises licensed;
(f)For permitting any person to mix drinks with materials purchased in any premises licensed or brought into the premises for this purpose;
(g)For the employment of any person under the age established by the State of Kansas for employment involving dispensing cereal malt beverages and beer;
(h)For the employment of persons adjudged guilty of a felony or of a violation of any law relating to intoxicating liquor;
(i)For the sale or possession of, or for permitting the use or consumption of alcoholic liquor within or upon any premise licensed;
(j)The nonpayment of any license fees;
(k)If the licensee has become ineligible to obtain a license;
(l)The provisions of subsection (f) and (i) shall not apply if such place of business is also currently licensed as a private club.
Section 12. SAME, APPEAL.  The licensee, within 20 days after the order of the governing body revoking any license, may appeal to the district court of Bourbon County and district court shall proceed to hear such appeal as though such court had original jurisdiction in the matter. Any appeal taken shall not suspend the order of revocation of the license of any licensee, nor shall any new license be issued to such person or any person acting for or on his or her behalf, for a period of six months thereafter.
Section 13. CHANGE OF LOCATION.  If a licensee desires to change the location of his or her place of business, he or she shall make an application to the governing body showing the same information relating to the proposed location as in the case of an original application. Such application shall be accompanied by a fee of $25. If the application is in proper form and the location is not in a prohibited zone and all other requirements relating to such place of business are met, a new license shall be issued for the new location for the balance of the year for which a current license is held by the licensee.
Section 14. WHOLESALERS AND/OR DISTRIBUTORS.  It shall be unlawful for any wholesaler and/or distributor, his, her or its agents or employees, to sell and/or deliver cereal malt beverages and beer within the city, to persons authorized to sell the same within this city unless such wholesaler and/or distributor has first secured a license from the director of revenue, state commission of revenue and taxation of the State of Kansas authorizing such sales.
Section 15. BUSINESS REGULATIONS.  It shall be duty of every license to observe the following regulations.
(a)The place of business licensed, and operating shall at all times have a front and rear exit unlocked when open for business.
(b)The premises and all equipment used in connection with such business shall be kept clean and in a sanitary condition and shall at all times be open to the inspection of the police and health officers of the city, county, and state.
(c)Except as provided by subsection (d), no cereal malt beverages and beer may be sold or dispensed between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., or consumed between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., or on Sunday, except in a place of business which is licensed to sell cereal malt beverage for consumption of the premises, which derives not less than 30% of its gross receipts from the sale of food for consumption on the licensed premises; closing hours for clubs shall conform to K.S.A. 41-2614 and amendments thereto.
(d)Cereal malt beverages and beer may be sold at any time alcoholic liquor is allowed to be served on premises which are licensed pursuant to K.S.A. 41-2601, et seq. and amendments thereto, and licensed as a club by the State Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
(e)The place of business shall be open to the public and to the police at all times during business hours, except that premises licensed as a club under a license issued by the State Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control shall be open to the police and not to the public.
(f)It shall be unlawful for any licensee or agent or employee of the licensee to become intoxicated in the place of business for which such license has been issued.
(g)No licensee or agent or employee of the licensee shall permit any intoxicated person to remain in the place of business for which such license has been issued.
(h)No licensee or agent or employee of licensee shall see or permit the sale of cereal malt beverage and beer to any person under 21 years of age.
(i)No licensee or agent or employee of the licensee shall permit any gambling in the place of business for which such license has been issued.
(j)No licensee or agent or employee of the licensee shall permit any person to mix alcoholic drinks with materials purchased in said place of business or brought in for such purpose.
(k)No licensee or agent or employee of the licensee shall employ any person under 18 years of age in dispensing cereal malt beverages and beer. No licensee shall employ any person who has be judged guilty of a felony.
Section 16. PROHIBITED CONDUCT ON PREMISES.  The following conduct by a cereal malt beverage and beer licensee, manager or employee of any licensed cereal malt beverage and beer establishment is deemed contrary to public welfare and is prohibited:
(a)Remaining or permitting any person to remain in or upon the premises who exposes to view any portion of the female breasts below the top of the areola or any portion of male’s/female’s pubic hair, anus, buttocks or genitals;
(b)Permitting any employee on the licensed premises to touch, caress or fondle the breasts, buttocks, anus, vulva or genitals of any other employee or any patron;
(c)Encouraging or permitting any patron on the licensed premises to touch, caress or fondle the breasts, buttocks, anus, vulva, or genitals of any employee;
(d)Performing or permitting any person to perform on the licensed premises acts of or acts which simulate:
a.Sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, or any other sexual act which is prohibited by law; or
b.Touching, caressing or fondling such persons’ breasts, buttocks, anus or genitals
(e)Using or permitting any person to use on the licensed premises, any artificial devices or inanimate objects to depict any of the acts prohibited in paragraph (d).
(f)Showing or permitting any person to show on the licensed premises any motion picture, film, photograph, electronic reproduction, or other visual reproduction depicting:
a.Acts or simulated acts of sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, or any sexual act which is prohibited by law;
b.The touching, caressing or fondling of the buttocks, anus, genitals or the female breasts.
c.Scenes in which a person displays the buttocks, anus, genitals or the female breasts.
(g)The term premises means the premises licensed by the city as a cereal malt beverage and beer establishment and such other areas, under the control of the licensee or his or her employee or employees, that are in such close proximity to the licensed premises that activities and conduct of persons within such other areas may be viewed by persons on or within the licensed premises.
Section 17. SANITARY CONDITIONS REQUIRED. All parts of the licensed premises including furnishings and equipment shall be kept clean and in a sanitary condition, free from flies, rodents, and vermin at all times. The licensed premises shall have at least on restroom for each sex easily accessible at all times to its patrons and employees. The restroom shall be equipped with at least one lavatory with hot and cold running water, be well lighted, and be furnished at all times with paper towels or other mechanical means of drying hands and face. Each restroom shall be provided with adequate toilet facilities which shall be of sanitary design and readily cleanable. The doors of all toilet rooms shall be self-closing and toilet paper at all times shall be provided. Easily cleanable receptacles shall be provided for waste material and such receptacles in toilet rooms for women shall be covered. The restrooms shall at all times be kept in a sanitary condition and free of offensive odors and shall be at all times subject to inspection by the city health officer or designee.
Section 18.  This ordinance shall be published one time in the official city newspaper.
Section 19.  The ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after publication in the official city newspaper.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 9th day of April, 2019.

___________________________________
Larry Jurgensen, Mayor

ATTEST:(SEAL)


______________________________________
Sally Johnson, City Clerk