CITY OF
 UNIONTOWN
Est. 1858



Ph: 620-756-4742
Fax: 620-756-4681
P.O. BOX 51
206 SHERMAN STREET
UNIONTOWN, KANSAS 66779
ELECTED OFFICIALS

Mayor
Larry Jurgensen, term expires December 2021

Council Members
Jess Ervin, President of Council, term expires December 2021

Amber Kelly, term expires 
December 2021

Charles "Dave" Wehry, term expires December 2019

Danea Esslinger, term expires December 2019

Josh Hartman, term expires December 2019

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00 PM IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER.  COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
MINUTES WILL BE POSTED AFTER APPROVAL BY COUNCIL.

Utility Hearings are held the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  You MUST call the City Clerk to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT with the Utility Hearing Officers.



2019 MEETING SCHEDULE                                        Utility Hearing Dates

          January 8                                                                    January 30
         February 12                                                                 February 27
           March 12                                                                      March 27
            April 9                                                                            April 24
            May 14                                                                           May 29
           June 11                                                                          June 26
           July 9                                                                              July 31
          August 13                                                                       August 28
        September 10                                                               September 25
         October 8                                                                     October 30
        November 12                                                                November 27                 December 10                                                                December 24



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CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
JULY 25, 2019 BUDGET WORKSESSION MINUTES
The Budget Worksession July 25, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 5:00 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Charles Wehry. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger and City Clerk Sally Johnson.

Each fund was discussed and estimated revenues, transfers, and expenditures were reviewed. Three options were considered for the General Fund, leave the dollar amount the same which would raise the mil levy 3.199 mils; leave the mil levy the same which would lower the dollar amount $2,830; or the maximum allowed increase which would raise the mil levy 4.272 mils and the dollar amount $949. After discussion the consensus of the Council was to leave the mil levy the same. The Budget Hearing will be at the beginning of the next regular council meeting, August 13, 2019.

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Kelly, Approved 4-0, to adjourn at 7:00PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
JULY 9, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Regular City Council Meeting July 9, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:01 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger (7:03), Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly and Charles Wehry. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Superintendent Bobby Rich, and City Clerk Sally Johnson.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
Opening of sealed bids for surplus items – 4 bids were received for the John Deere Z520A lawn mower, no bids were received for the clamps or gaskets. Mower bids received were $750-Perry Townsend, $75-Alvin Beerbower, $250-Dennis Carpenter, and $110-Bobby Rich.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 to accept the bid of $750 from Perry Townsend

CITIZENS REQUESTS
none

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger presented the June 2019 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $407,918.25, Receipts $37,626.58, Transfers Out $3,026.00, Expenditures $31,743.29, Checking Account closing Balance $410,775.54. Bank Statement Balance $412,043.75, including Checking Account Interest of $51.08, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $1,268.21, Reconciled Balance $410,775.54. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,696.17, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $15,090.73, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $13,064.64, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $462,627.08. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $304.25 and Utility CDs $160.03 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $464.28. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of June 2019, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $0 corrected to $478.10, Expenditures $$2,811.80, corrected to $478.10, Ending Balance $(2,811.80) corrected to $0. KS Department of Children and Families is electronic transferring LIEAP payments to this account instead of the other checking account. Clerk Johnson then transfers the funds to the correct account. June Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00 for Total Transfers of $3,026.00. Net Income for the month of June $2,857.29, Year-to-Date Net Income $44,250.49. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $47,599.24 (48.9%), Expenditures $50,173.86 (42.3%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $16,452.73 (47.5%), Expenditures $23,252.25 (33.4%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $106,318.62 (89.4%), Expenditures $45,417.55 (19.5%); General Fund YTD Revenue $111,950.34 (99.8%), Expenditures $104,289.12 (60.3%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $3,532.59 (48.8%), Expenditures $3,140.59 (14.4%). The July 2019 estimated payables in the amount of $31,430.62 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of June 11, 2019 Regular Council Meeting
Treasurer’s Report as amended, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich reported that the problem at 303 Third Street with the abandoned water line has been repaired.

Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan didn’t think we needed executive session. The possible acquisition is still in the works, just waiting on the owner to finish gathering information. He gave an update on the letters sent for junk vehicles and mowing grass/weeds. Clerk Johnson will issue citations for junk vehicles at 606 Washington, 401 Washington and 401 Sherman and send another letter to owner of 201 Fulton to mow, now that she has a current address. There was also some discussion about the lack of progress on the Smith Estate to date.

Clerk Johnson requested a budget worksession. After discussion it was set for July 25, 5PM, with pizza provided for those attending.
She requested to write-off two past due balances that are too small to send for collection – Account 1116004, $8.25, three months past due, and Account 1123003, $8.42, three months past due.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 5-0 to write-off past due balances for Account 1116004, $8.25, and Account 1123003, $8.42

There is a FEMA Region VII Hazard Mitigation Webinar, July 17, 9-11AM, KDOT Local Consult Meetings in August, and USDA Community Facilities Workshop in July. Clerk Johnson doesn’t want to attend any workshops in July and August and none of the Council are able to attend.
We received a letter from the League of Kansas Municipalities asking the governing body to send a thank you to Senator Tyson and Representative Collins for their support of cities.

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – nothing
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing
Councilman Hartman – nothing
Councilwoman Kelly – good job on spraying for mosquitos and park looked nice for Independence Day celebration.
Councilman Wehry - nothing
Mayor Jurgensen – asked all to sign a thank you for Union State Bank for sponsoring the Independence Day celebration. Superintendent Rich was on vacation the first week of July and nothing major happed while he was gone.  

OLD BUSINESS
Rock in Park – Clerk Johnson asked Jody Hoener, Bourbon County Economic Development, if the county would be interested in having the rock for the county museum as its historical significance is county, not city. She accepted.

Motion by Kelly, Second by Ervin, Approved 5-0 to donate the rock, with county commissioner names, from the park to Bourbon County for the museum

NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 187 – an ordinance replacing the previous gas rate ordinance that will get rates in compliance with HB2597.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 5-0 to pass Ordinance No. 187, An ordinance relating to gas rates to comply with HB 2597 relating to KCC jurisdiction of customer rates and repealing any previous ordinances or resolution setting forth gas rates for the City of Uniontown, Kansas

Disaster Declaration & FEMA Mitigation Grants – The County was able to qualify for disaster declaration from the spring rains. The City sent a representative to the meeting about what is needed in getting a declaration declared. We should be notified when applicant briefings will be held and application deadlines. We also received information about Hazard Mitigation Grant Funding Opportunities.  

Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0 to have Clerk Johnson contact Bourbon County Emergency Manager to set up a meeting to pursue the grants

Moved by Hartman, Seconded by Kelly, Approved 5-0, to adjourn at 7:49PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
JUNE 11, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Regular City Council Meeting June 11, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:03 PM by President of Council Ervin. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, Josh Hartman and Charles Wehry. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Superintendent Bobby Rich, City Clerk Sally Johnson, Marci Williams, Deanne Cambers, and Mark Warren.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
Oath of office was administered to appointed councilmember Charles D Wehry.

UHS Alumni Association, Marci Williams & Deanne Cambers – requested to have the 2020 All School Reunion in the park on Saturday, September 5, 2020 with the same set up as the 2015 reunion. Also requested to allow attendees to bring/drink alcohol in the park for that night only, no glass bottles. They would have liability insurance and require all vendors to have liability insurance.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to allow the UHS Alumni Association to hold their 2020 All School Reunion in the park as long as they have proof of liability insurance and to also allow alcohol in the park for that night only

Medical Clinic Update, Mark Warren – gave an update on the status of the proposed medical clinic.  

CITIZENS REQUESTS
none

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger presented the May 2019 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $421,049.50, Receipts $76,995.92, Transfers Out $11,026.00, Expenditures $79,101.17, Checking Account closing Balance $407,918.25. Bank Statement Beginning Balance $408,083.85, including Checking Account Interest of $53.74, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $165.60, Reconciled Balance $407,918.25. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,690.51, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $15,090.73, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $13,058.98, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $459,758.47. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $253.17 and Utility CDs $148.71 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $401.88. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of May 2019, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $2,811.80, Expenditures $2,881.80, Ending Balance $0. Clerk Johnson explained that KS Department of Children and Families is electronic transferring LIEAP payments to this account instead of the other checking account. She then transfers the funds to the correct account. May Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,622.00, from Water Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $250.00, from Gas Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,250.00, from Sewer Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,000.00, from General Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,250.00, from Gas Utility to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, from Sewer Utility Fund to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, from General Fund to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, and from Water Utility Fund to General Fund-Lease Purchase-Pickup $1,500.00 for Total Transfers of $11,026.00. Net Loss for the month of May $13,131.25, Year-to-Date Net Income $41,393.20. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $40,079.87 (41.2%), Expenditures $42,380.82 (35.7%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $13,738.45 (39.7%), Expenditures $18,876.99 (27.1%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $101,332.45 (85.2%), Expenditures $37,567.05 (16.1%); General Fund YTD Revenue $92,858.26 (82.8%), Expenditures $91,486.41 (52.9%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $3,532.59 (48.8%), Expenditures $1,647.67 (7.6%). The June 2019 estimated payables in the amount of $32,623.89 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of May 14, 2019 Regular Council Meeting
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich asked the Council what to do with the old lawn mower. Request sealed bids for it and 2018 designated surplus. Publish request in the newspaper, post on website, and put flyers around town.
Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to asked for sealed bids on 2018 designated surplus items and the old lawn mower

Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan gave an update on the letters sent to mow grass/weeds. Clerk Johnson will try to find different addresses for the ones that have not picked up their letters and will contact the attorney about how to legally notify without sending certified letters. Clerk Johnson also informed the Council that the mobile home application approved last month will not be acted upon. The home they were buying was not what was presented to them originally and the backed out of the deal.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to recess into executive session pursuant to the preliminary discussions relation to the acquisition of real property exception, KSA 75-4319-(b)(6) to discuss the possible acquisition of real property, the open meeting to resume at 7:30.

Doug Coyan, Charlene Bolinger, Bobby Rich, and Sally Johnson were included. Open meeting resumed at 7:30, no action taken.

Clerk Johnson reported that it is time to renew the maintenance agreement for the copier for $275, a 10% increase.

Motion by Esslinger, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to renew the maintenance agreement for the copier with Modern Copy Systems for $275

There is a free Brownsfield workshop in Chanute, June 20.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to send Sally Johnson to free Brownfield Workshop in Chanute, June 20

A request for a resolution stating we signed an interlocal agreement with Bourbon County on May 8, 2018 to participate in the county Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

Motion by Wehry, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to to adopt Resolution No. 2019-0611-01 adopting the Interlocal Agreement dated May 8, 2018, between the City of Uniontown, Kansas, and Bourbon County, Kansas

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – nothing.
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing.  
Councilman Hartman – nothing
Councilwoman Kelly – absent
Councilman Wehry - nothing
Mayor Jurgensen – absent.  

OLD BUSINESS
None

NEW BUSINESS
None

Moved by Hartman, Seconded by Wehry, Approved 4-0, to adjourn at 7:48PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
MAY 14, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Regular City Council Meeting May 14, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:04 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, and Josh Hartman. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Superintendent Bobby Rich, City Clerk Sally Johnson, Lucile Ward, Amanda Lancaster (Diehl, Banwart, Bolton), and Ed & Amanda Sanchez.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 to designate the official newspaper as The Fort Scott Tribune, the official bank as Union State Bank, the city attorney as Bob Johnson, and the municipal prosecutor as Bob Johnson, and appoint Sally Johnson as City Clerk and Municipal Court Clerk, Charlene Bolinger as City Treasurer, and Patricia Miklos as Municipal Judge

Oath of office was administered to Bolinger & Johnson.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0 to elect Jess Ervin as President of the Council

Amanda Lancaster, Diehl, Banwart, Bolton, presented the 2018 Financial Audit.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 3-0 to accept the 2018 Financial Audit as presented

CITIZENS REQUESTS
Amanda Sanchez requested, due to the passing of her mother, to be allowed to keep her mother’s 11 year old dog, Jester, 
that is already registered in the City, even though she already has three dogs.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 3-0 to allow Amanda Sanchez to take possession of Jester, as he is already registered in the City, due to the death of a family member

Ed and Amanda Sanchez submitted an application for placement of mobile home. They would like to remove their current mobile home and replace it with a newer, larger one.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 to approve the application for placement of mobile home by Ed and Amanda Sanchez contingent on their staking where the new home would be placed and calling Dig Safe before commencing with placement

Lucile Ward thanked the Council for the reception last month.

A Thank You from Loretta George for the Citywide Cleanup was passed around.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger presented the April 2019 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $420,427.56, Receipts $41,674.88, Transfers Out $3,030.77, Expenditures $38,022.17, Checking Account closing Balance $421,049.50. Bank Statement Beginning Balance $432,156.03, including Checking Account Interest of $52.59, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $11,106.53, Reconciled Balance $421,049.50. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,659.06, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $15,068.76, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $13,044.30, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $472,821.62. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $199.43 and Utility CDs $80.61 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $280.04. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of April 2019, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $1,514.10, Expenditures $1,514.10, Ending Balance $0. Clerk Johnson explained that KS Department of Children and Families is electronic transferring LIEAP payments to this account instead of the other checking account. She then transfers the funds to the correct account. April Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,622.00, from Gas Utility Fund to Security Meter Deposits Fund $3.18, and from Water Utility Fund to Security Meter Deposits Fund $1.59 for Total Transfers of $3,030.77. Net Income for the month of April $621.94, Year-to-Date Net Income $54,524.45. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $31,828.80 (32.7%), Expenditures $32,707.07 (27.6%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $10,972.48 (31.7%), Expenditures $12,529.68 (18.0%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $89,576.85 (75.3%), Expenditures $26,562.94 (11.4%); General Fund YTD Revenue $48,092.88 (42.9%), Expenditures $46,353.54 (26.8%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $3,532.59 (48.8%), Expenditures $534.56 (2.5%). The May 2019 estimated payables in the amount of $68,569.72 (which includes the new lawn mower and pickup) were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of April 9, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and April 22, 2019 Special Council Meeting
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich informed the council that the hydrant meter approved last month is not sufficient for our needs. He requested to order a Zenner High Flow Fire Hydrant meter for $1,238 plus check valve. Amount to charge for bulk commercial users was discussed.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 for Superintendent Rich to purchase the Zenner high flow fire hydrant meter for $1,238 plus check valve and to set the bulk commercial usage rate at $13.00/1,000 gallons

He gave an update on the new mower. It has been received and is working well.
He also gave an update on the new pickup. It is in and ready to be picked up. Putting decals on the doors was discussed. Clerk Johnson will check into price and options for decals through R and R Vinyl & Design. If not too expensive, put on both pickups.
Citywide Cleanup was a success. A fourth dumpster had to be brought in for the overflow left on the ground. 313 tons of metal was taken for recycling at $100/ton which should about cover the cost of the fourth dumpster.
There is 2 ½ gallons of mosquito spray in stock. He will order for the season.
NPL will be in town in about three weeks to replace the valves at 107 Washington.
The abandoned water line leak at 303 Third was discussed. Property owner does want it dug up and fixed. One of the AC pipe clamps that we have in stock could possibly fix it if it is long enough. If not, concrete and hydraulic cement may work.
KMGA has completed the state-wide Operator Qualifications Plan. It has been approved by KCC. Rich and Johnson will read and make a recommendation whether to adopt.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0 to recess into executive session pursuant to the preliminary discussions relation to the acquisition of real property exception, KSA 75-4319-(b)(6) to discuss the possible acquisition of real property, the open meeting to resume at 8:30.

Doug Coyan, Charlene Bolinger, Bobby Rich, and Sally Johnson were included in meeting. Open meeting resumed at 8:30.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0 to extend executive session pursuant to the preliminary discussions relation to the acquisition of real property exception, KSA 75-4319-(b)(6) to discuss the possible acquisition of real property, the open meeting to resume at 8:55.

Doug Coyan, Charlene Bolinger, Bobby Rich, and Sally Johnson were included in meeting. Open meeting resumed at 8:55, no action taken.

Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan reported he checked yards over weekend. There were 12 on Sunday, but tonight there were only 5 that need letters. He will get them to Clerk Johnson to mail. There is still one that hasn’t registered their vehicle. They had to apply for a lost title to register. As soon as title is received they will register vehicle.
Mayor Jurgensen received a complaint from a citizen that a neighbor is using his driveway to work on vehicles.
There are three campers at 104 Fulton St and several vehicles. It does not appear that anyone is staying in any of the campers. 
Received a building permit application for 306 Sherman to build a garage and remove the two units on skids. They also want to put up a grain storage unit to fill their deer feeders.

Clerk Johnson reported that with the resignation of Hazel Ward a new alternate delegate needed to be appointed to the KMGA Board of Directors to complete her term. Amber Kelly was unanimously nominated to fill the unexpired term.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 for appoint Amber Kelly as the alternate delegate to the KMGA Board of Directors, term to expire 8/31/2019

There have been five failure to register citations issued, two have been resolved, one is supposed to come in Thursday, and the other two will have to appear in court if not taken care of by May 20. She still has to issue one for cats.

There is a Water Rate Checkup Tool Workshop in Fort Scott on May 30, cost is free. It will help us determine if our rates are in line and how to figure if not.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0 to send Sally Johnson to Water Rate Checkup Tool Workshop in Fort Scott, May 30, with no registration cost

There is a Grant Workshop in Parsons, June 4 that will inform where to find grants. Registration cost is $10.

Motion by Esslinger, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 to send Sally Johnson to the Grant Workshop in Parsons on June 4 with a $10 registration fee

Will Wallace let us know that FEMA has approved the Hazard Mitigation Plan. We need to adopt Resolution #2019-0514-1 Adopting the Kansas Homeland Security Region H Hazard Mitigation Plan  

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0 to adopt Resolution #2019-0514-1 Adopting the Kansas Homeland Security Region H Hazard Mitigation Plan

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – Park looks nice, thanked Rich and Tanner for work during cleanup.
Councilwoman Esslinger – Received many compliments on cleanup. Also received complaints about Clay St being closed. The school didn’t know until May 8th that they would be hosting a baseball game on May 13. They requested to close Clay Street to make sure the spectators would be funneled through the admission gate.  
Councilman Hartman – Received complaints about potholes and wanting to know when we were going to start spraying for mosquitos. Rich and Tanner will start both this week.
Councilwoman Kelly – absent
Mayor Jurgensen – He will be unable to attend the June 11 meeting. There was discussion on the rock in the park in the flower bed that has been removed. The historical significance of the rock will be investigate to determine whether to keep it or remove it. Council reviewed qualifications of BG Consultants for a possible street/drainage project.  

OLD BUSINESS
None

NEW BUSINESS
Council Vacancy – one letter of interest was received from Charles Wehry to fill the unexpired term of Hazel Ward.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 to appoint Charles Wehry to unexpired position on the council, contingent upon being a registered voter

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Hartman, Approved 3-0, to adjourn at 9:42PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
APRIL 22, 2019 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Special City Council Meeting April 22, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 5:30 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Josh Hartman, and Amber Kelly. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Superintendent Bobby Rich and City Clerk Sally Johnson.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
Discussion and decision on purchase of a new lawn mower – City Superintendent Rich presented bids from four different dealers for Bad Boy, Gravely, and Hustler mowers.

Motion by Kelly, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 to purchase the Hustler X1 rear discharge zero-turn mower from Blue Valley Trailers for $7,832.17

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Kelly, Approved 3-0, to adjourn at 5:55PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
APRIL 9, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
Before the meeting was called to order, a reception beginning at 6:30 PM to thank Hazel Ward for her service on the Council was attended by all of the governing body. The Regular City Council Meeting April 9, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Hazel Ward. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Superintendent Bobby Rich, City Clerk Sally Johnson, Judy Jurgensen, Shayla Knight, Susan Eldridge, Loren Korte and Matt Korte.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
Loren & Matt Korte, PSI, reviewed the insurance policy renewal. It was suggested to remove the comp/collision on the 2005 Chevy when the new pickup is received, to check the actual cash value of the equipment and adjust if needed, and to add the general liability essential extension.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0 to remove the comp/collision on the 2005 Chevy when the 2019 Ford is received

Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0 to add General Liability Essentials Extension for $75 annually

CITIZENS REQUESTS
Shayla Knight has acquired a food trailer. She is waiting for final inspection. She would like permission to set it up in town a couple evenings a week and at events in town. She will provide proof of all state licenses and certificates to operate and her sales tax number to the city before operating. Council was receptive and wished her luck.

Susan Eldridge requested to paint a pickle ball court on the old tennis court. She has a portable net and equipment for playing. She would like to generate interest in the game and get more citizens involved in playing. If enough interest is generated the City may consider purchasing a portable net.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 to allow Susan Eldridge to paint a pickle ball court on the old tennis court

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger presented the March 2019 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $385,948.73, Receipts $57,400.02, Transfers Out $3,026.00, Expenditures $19,895.19, Checking Account closing Balance $420,427.56. Bank Statement Beginning Balance $423,185.95, including Checking Account Interest of $52.33, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $2758.39, Reconciled Balance $420,427.56. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,659.06, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $15,068.76, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $13,044.30, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $472,199.68. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $146.84 and Utility CDs $80.61 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $227.45. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of March 2019, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $2,000.00, Expenditures $2,000.00, Ending Balance $0. March Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,622.00 for Total Transfers of $3,026.00. Net Income for the month of March $34,478.83, Year-to-Date Net Income $53,902.51. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $24,467.41 (25.1%), Expenditures $23,899.09 (20.1%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $8,307.56 (24.0%), Expenditures $9,938.21 (14.3%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $68,043.96 (57.2%), Expenditures $19,552.53 (8.4%); General Fund YTD Revenue $42,831.07 (38.2%), Expenditures $24,282.94 (14.0%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $1,809.49 (25.0%), Expenditures $534.56 (2.5%). The April 2019 estimated payables in the amount of $25,572.75 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger 5-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of March 12, 2019 Regular Council Meeting 
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich found a Zenner hydrant meter with check valve at KRWA conference for $530.05.

Motion by Kelly, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0 for Superintendent Rich to purchase the Zenner hydrant meter with check valve for $530.05

He gave an update on the utility bed approved for order last month. He went to the dealer in Kansas City and the final total for the bed was $13,525.00. He asked if the Council wanted to sell the pickup bed or keep it.

Motion by Kelly, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 to keep the pickup bed until utility bed comes in, then sell it

He got price quotes for the four gas commercial meters. Groebner quoted three of them new and one rebuilt for a total of $9,781.10 plus shipping. D C & B quoted four rebuilt meters for a total of $3,425.00 plus shipping

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 5-0 to purchase the four rebuilt meters from D C & B for $3,425.00 plus shipping

Since the bulk cold patch worked so well last year, he would like to order a full load for the city early in the season and possibly another full or partial load late in the season. Redfield may be interested in a partial load.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 5-0 to purchase up to two full loads if needed

303 Third has had a water problem since the water project. French drains are going to be installed at the northeast and southeast corners of the house. A hole was put in the old line at 601 Maple when the contractor was laying the line to the new construction and there are places where there were leaks in the old line and the old fire hydrants were removed without closing those openings. He has asked permission to dig up the old line where the fire hydrant was removed. He patched that previously but there is still water coming up in that area. If the old patch is not holding, e would like to put a hole in the old line somewhere west of town to relieve the pressure on the line at 303 Third.  
He asked if the ordinance for junk vehicles needed updated to state that inoperable vehicles have to be in an enclosed building, not just covered with a tarp. The ordinance does state that they have to be in an enclosed building. Clerk Johnson mistakenly informed the resident that they could be covered. Codes Officer Coyan will visit with resident or send a letter.

Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan reported he sent three letters on unregistered vehicles. One has been registered with tag properly displayed, another was reported to have been registered with tag in window (was asked to display properly), the third one the letter has not been picked up. It was reported to him that there is trash/debris at 401 and 405 Sherman that is encroaching on the neighbor. He will check into that and also begin making a list of yards that need mowed of debris cleaned up. It was also reported that when the Smith Estate removed the storage building at the old gas station they cut half way through the tree that was abutting the building. He will ask them to take down the tree or they will be liable for any damage it causes when it falls.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 5-0 to recess into executive session pursuant to the preliminary discussions relation to the acquisition of real property exception, KSA 75-4319-(b)(6) to discuss the possible acquisition of real property, the open meeting to resume at 8:40.

Doug Coyan, Bobby Rich, and Sally Johnson were included in meeting. Open meeting resumed at 8:40 with no action.

Clerk Johnson reported that the Budget Workshop is in Iola, May 15, Chanute, May 16, or Overland Park, May 29, $75 per person. 

Motion by Hartman, Second by Kelly, Approved 5-0 for Sally Johnson and Charlene Bolinger to attend the Budget Workshop of their choice.

The CDL Storm Siren Maintenance Agreement renewal was presented with same terms as previous agreement.

Motion by Ward, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 to accept the CDL Storm Siren Maintenance Agreement for a term of five years with total cost of $2,500 to be paid $250 semi-annually after inspections

A CMB license application by Union Station’s new owners, Claytons Inc, was presented for approval.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 5-0 to approve CMB license for Claytons Inc dba Union Station effective 4/1/19 through 12/31/19

The 2018 financial audit is scheduled for the week of April 22.  
The Employee Policy Manual has been updated to include I-9 requirements, the stipend change, and typographical errors corrected.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Josh, Approved 5-0 to approve the revised Employee Policy Manual

We received a notice from Westar stating the remainder of the non-LED street lights will be replaced sometime between May 24 and June 5.
Clerk Johnson asked for a week of vacation, April 29-May 3

Motion by Kelly, Second by Ervin, Approved 5-0 to allow Clerk Johnson a week of vacation, April 29-May 3

She also informed the Council that a workshop by LKM for Social Media for Cities will be May 17, Valley Center, $75 per person.  

Motion by Kelly, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 to attend Social Media for Cities, May 17, Valley Center, $75

A Thank You from the Uniontown 4-H for use of the community center for 4-H days preparation was passed around.

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – nothing
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing 
Councilman Hartman – has had requests for trash cans at the pond. Clerk Johnson will talk to the school district to see if they would be responsible for emptying if provided by the City. They would also need to be anchored somehow.
Councilwoman Kelly – both ends of the whistle in her south driveway are smashed, Bobby will look at. She also asked if we had an ordinance prohibiting an RV park. We do not but we do have a minimum housing standard that requires at least 750 square feet for a dwelling.
Councilwoman Ward – nothing
Mayor Jurgensen – nothing

OLD BUSINESS
Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 5-0 to adopt 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.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 to adopt 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, Section 1(e) changing the fee to be payable before April 1st of each year without penalty

Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 4-0 (Ward abstain) to accept the resignation from the Council by Hazel Ward

A new person will need to be appointed to complete her unexpired term. Clerk Johnson will put in newsletter, online, put out flyers.

NEW BUSINESS
none

Moved by Hartman, Seconded by Kelly, Approved 4-0, to adjourn at 9:07PM