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 26
DECEMBER 2019 MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 12, DUE TO ANTICIPATED LACK OF QUORUM.
​DECEMBER UTILITY HEARINGS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, DUE TO THE LAST WEDNESDAY BEING CHRISTMAS.

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CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
OCTOBER 8, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Regular City Council Meeting October 8, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:02 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, and City Clerk Sally Johnson.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS

CITIZENS REQUESTS

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger presented the September 2019 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $373,177.16, Receipts $29,547.90, Transfers Out $6,651.00, Expenditures $22,962.51, Checking Account closing Balance $373,111.55. Bank Statement Balance $373,243.91, including Checking Account Interest of $46.16, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $132.36, Reconciled Balance $373,111.55. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,738.65, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $15,113.48, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $13,089.75, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $425,053.43. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $452.37 and Utility CDs $250.37 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $702.74. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of September 2019, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $0, Expenditures $0, Ending Balance $0. September Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00, from Water Fund to Capital Improvement-Chlorinator $625.00, from Gas Fund to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, from Sewer Fund to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, from General Fund to Capital Improvement-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00 for Total Transfers of $6,651.00. Net Loss for the month of September $65.61, Year-to-Date Net Income $6,586.50. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $71,829.70 (73.8%), Expenditures $74,367.80 (62.6%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $24,762.45 (71.5%), Expenditures $33,961.05 (48.8%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $116,264.35 (97.8%), Expenditures $71,150.20 (30.5%); General Fund YTD Revenue $133,684.97 (119.2%), Expenditures $150,537.22 (87.1%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $5,422.56 (74.9%), Expenditures $8,961.75 (41.2%). The October 2019 estimated payables in the amount of $22,477.84 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of September 10, 2019 Regular Council Meeting
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich had nothing to report.

Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan didn’t think we needed executive session. The possible acquisition is still in the works, received a call from owner and hope to close by end of year.  
201 Fulton and 202 Fourth Street were given door notices to mow. Both have been abated.  

Clerk Johnson informed Council there would be a KORA/KOMA training in Pittsburg on October 17. All but one member present have already attended this training.
City of Redfield is trying to establish a municipal court. They would like to combine with our court if possible and hire Clerk Johnson to be their court clerk. The council discussed and will bring it back to the table next month. Clerk Johnson will look up the agreement made with Bronson to share duties.
The suggested 2020-2021 Projected Gas Supply Requirements was presented with about 400 units more than projected for 2019-2020.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 to approve the 2020-2021 Projected Gas Supply Requirements as presented

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – asked about the status of the air conditioning in the community center. The compressor is shot. Mayor Jurgensen instructed to not fix it until spring. Clerk Johnson has requested a bid for repair of the system and a bid for replacement of the system.
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing
Councilman Hartman – nothing
Councilwoman Kelly – absent
Councilman Wehry - absent
Mayor Jurgensen – nothing

OLD BUSINESS
FEMA Mitigation Grants – Contract for hydrology study has been signed at a cost not to exceed $2,500. Acquisition of property or easements were discussed. A meeting will have to be set up with property owners. The hydrology study is 2/3 complete.

NEW BUSINESS
County Weed Barn property – Real estate contract and warranty deed have been received from our attorney to transfer ownership of the property from Bourbon County to City of Uniontown.

Motion by Erivn, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to execute real estate contract and warranty deed with Bourbon County to transfer ownership of Lot 16, Block 1, Original Town, Uniontown, KS to the City of Uniontown

Reschedule December Meeting – the WBE elementary music program is December 10, five of six of the governing body will be attending the music program.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 3-0 to reschedule the December 10, 2019 Regular Council Meeting for Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7PM due to anticipated lack of quorum

Santa’s visit was also scheduled for December 15, 2PM, at the community center.

Mobile Home Ordinance – Mayor Jurgensen suggested we look into only allowing mobile homes that are no more than 20 years from manufacture. Clerk Johnson has submitted this question to our attorney. This has been tabled until we hear from the attorney.

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Hartman, Approved 3-0, to adjourn at 8:00PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Regular City Council Meeting September 10, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:02 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, Josh Hartman, and Amber Kelly. 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, and Glenda Miller.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS

CITIZENS REQUESTS
Glenda Miller, Smith Estate – provided the Council with an update on the cleanup of the Smith Estate properties. They are to give another status update at the December meeting.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger presented the August 2019 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $404,623.75, Receipts $26,517.57, Transfers Out $7,401.00, Expenditures $50,563.16, Checking Account closing Balance $373,177.16. Bank Statement Balance $388,236.70, including Checking Account Interest of $50.44, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $15,059.54, Reconciled Balance $373,177.16. Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $23,728.73, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $15,113.48, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $13,079.83, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $425,099.20. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $406.21 and Utility CDs $230.53 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $636.74. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of August 2019, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $0, Expenditures $0, Ending Balance $0. August Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00, from Water Fund to Capital Improvement-Chlorinator $625.00, from Gas Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,250.00, from Sewer Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,000.00, from Water Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $250.00, from General Fund to Capital Improvement-Streets $1,250.00 for Total Transfers of $7,401.00. Net Loss for the month of August $31,446.59, Year-to-Date Net Income $6,652.11. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $64,678.26 (66.4%), Expenditures $66,666.19 (56.2%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $22,040.41 (63.6%), Expenditures $28,987.47 (41.7%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $113,174.20 (65.2%), Expenditures $65,966.52 (28.3%); General Fund YTD Revenue $122,831.86 (109.5%), Expenditures $140,488.73 (81.3%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $5,422.56 (74.9%), Expenditures $7,255.60 (33.3%). The September 2019 estimated payables in the amount of $25,435.77 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 4-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of August 13, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and August 21, 2019 Special Meeting
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
The new pickup up has been picked up from Knapheide with the new utility bed installed and the decals have been applied. The meeting was suspended to view the pickup in the shop at 7:23 meeting resumed at 7:28.
Superintendent Rich informed the Council of the upcoming KCC Pipeline Safety Seminar, November 6-7, Manhattan, $90 registration fee

Motion by Esslinger, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to allow Bobby Rich to attend KCC Pipeline Safety Seminar, November 6-7, Manhattan, KS

He also informed the council that 107 Washington would like to move their driveway south of the current location so they can pull in on the south side of the structure near the door.  

Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 4-0 to place a new PVC culvert in location requested and remove the old culvert

Mayor Jurgensen informed that 606 Sherman would like a culvert on the south end of their property. There was a culvert there previously but was removed with permission of a previous owner.  

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to put in a metal smash culvert at south end of 606 Washington property

Rich also noted that 606 Sherman would like have the natural gas riser and service line removed from the south lot of the property. Clerk Johnson will look up the policy on cost and Rich has requested a quote from USDI. Council is ok with the removal as long as the property owner is aware of their costs.

Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan didn’t think we needed executive session. The possible acquisition is still in the works, just waiting on a response of letter sent to owner on September 4.  
There was an incident with an aggressive pet on the square. The owner refused to accept the letter because we had the wrong pet named in the letter. It has attacked a neighbors pet twice and then chased that same neighbor’s child on his bicycle. Clerk Johnson is trying to acquire a picture of the dog when it is out to attach to a letter. We can’t catch the dog when it gets out, you can’t get close enough to it.
201 Fulton and 202 Fourth Street owners have been sent letters to mow. Attempts have been made at both properties but is never finished. A notice to mow, similar to a shut-off notice, will be posted on doors in lieu of certified letter. 
There were are couple of boys joyriding on lawnmowers on September 2. Their parents were sent a letter requesting them to repair on September 7. Clerk Johnson received a call saying that they did not show up to repair. A letter is to be sent to parents requesting repairs made or they will be summoned to court.  

Clerk Johnson reported that the Ruritan would like to put a Ruritan sign on the pole with City Limit sign.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to allow Ruritan to put Ruritan signs on the pole with City Limit Sign

Mobile Home Application, MH-2019-3, for 107 Washington was presented for approval. Council previously approved the placement of the mobile home on a lot when acquired. Lot is in process of being acquired when mobile home was moved from 308 Union. It was placed at 107 Washington the last week of August. It should be tied down, skirted and utilities turned on by October 1.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 4-0 to approve Mobile Home Application, MH-2019-3

We have received a communication announcing that FEMA has posted the fiscal year 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-disaster Mitigation grant programs. They are offering several webinars for prospective applicants. Clerk Johnson will review and attend the webinars that work in her schedule.

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – nothing
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing
Councilman Hartman – nothing
Councilwoman Kelly – nothing
Councilman Wehry - absent
Mayor Jurgensen – informed the Council that the first half of the home for 308 Union arrived today but it is the last half to be set on the lot. He allowed them to park it on the railroad right-of-way. The other half should arrive tomorrow.  

OLD BUSINESS
Disaster Declaration & FEMA Mitigation Grants – Clerk Johnson has ordered the hydrology study from Ag Engineering. She will follow up on the status.

NEW BUSINESS
Unified Government Committee – Councilman Ervin read that a committee had been formed and that Mayor Jurgensen was on the committee. Mayor Jurgensen said that they are still in the information gathering stage.

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Hartman, Approved 4-0, to adjourn at 8:32PM

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
AUGUST 21, 2019 SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Special City Council Meeting August 21, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 5:28 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Josh Hartman, and Charles Wehry. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Clerk Sally Johnson, Cassie Herrman, and Amanda Sanchez.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
Discussion and decision on whether to allow old trailer that is being replaced at 308 Union St to be placed on another lot in town

Motion by Hartman, Second by Wehry, Approved 3-0 to allow to be set on another lot in town as long as ordinance parameters are met

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

CITY OF UNIONTOWN
UNIONTOWN, KS 66779
AUGUST 13, 2019 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
The Regular City Council Meeting August 13, 2019 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger (7:02), 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, City Clerk Sally Johnson, and Jody Hoener, Bourbon County Economic Development Director.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS/PROJECTS
2020 Budget Hearing – Budget Hearing was opened by Mayor Jurgensen, there were no questions.

Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 4-0 to approve the 2020 Budget as presented

Economic Development Strategic Priority, Jody Hoener – Mrs Hoener gave a presentation on the state of the county, then asked for input for where the county will be in 10 years, what the priorities are, and how to get there.

CITIZENS REQUESTS
none

FINANCIAL REPORT
Treasurer Bolinger presented the July 2019 Treasurer’s Report. Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $410,775.54, Receipts $27,757.70, Transfers Out $5,151.00, Expenditures $28,758.49, Checking Account closing Balance $404,623.75. Bank Statement Balance $404,808.08, including Checking Account Interest of $51.52, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $184.33, Reconciled Balance $404,623.75. 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 $456,475.29. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $355.77 and Utility CDs $160.03 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $515.80. Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of July 2019, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $0, Expenditures $0, Ending Balance $0. July Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00, from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00, from Water Fund to Capital Improvement-Chlorinator $625.00, from Water Fund to Lease Purchase-Maintenance Vehicle for Total Transfers of $5,151.00. Net Loss for the month of July $6,151.79, Year-to-Date Net Income $38,098.70. Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $56,842.43 (58.4%), Expenditures $58,992.94 (49.7%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $19,315.93 (55.8%), Expenditures $25,221.56 (36.3%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $110,099.38 (92.6%), Expenditures $52,935.21 (24.5%); General Fund YTD Revenue $117,739.92 (105.0%), Expenditures $112,842.40 (65.3%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $5,362.56 (74.1%), Expenditures $5,661.79 (26.0%). The August 2019 estimated payables in the amount of $41,085.92 were presented.  

CONSENT AGENDA
Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0, to approve Consent Agenda including:
Minutes of July 9, 2019 Regular Council Meeting and July 25, 2019 Budget Worksession
Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables

DEPARTMENT REPORTS
Superintendent Rich requested for Eddie Tanner and he attend Basic Electrical Maintenance & Troubleshooting Workshop, presented by KRWA in Lawrence on December 17-18. There is no registration cost.

Motion by Esslinger, Second by Ervin, Approved 5-0 to allow Eddie Tanner and Bobby Rich to attend KRWA Basic Electrical Maintenance & Troubleshooting Workshop, December 17-18, Lawrence, KS

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 has been out of town.  
He has visited with several property owners/tenants regarding grass/weeds. The owner of 202 Fourth St is trying to get the inside cleaned out. Last tenant left a mess. He is aware that the outside also needs attention. He has been informed of dates for citywide cleanup. He is currently keeping an eye on 5 properties. Coyan will contact the Smith Estate for an update on their properties. They were given a deadline of end of August.

Clerk Johnson requested appointments to the KMGA Board of Directors for two year term beginning September 1, 2019.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 (Wehry abstain) to appoint Charles Wehry as Director for two year term beginning September 1, 2019

Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 (Esslinger abstain) to appoint Danea Esslinger as Alternate Director for two year term beginning September 1, 2019

KMEA/KMGA Annual Conference is October 3-4, Wichita. No one indicated interest in attending.
All CFAP communities have been invited to Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership Annual Meeting on October 4-6, Kansas City, KS. No one indicated interest in attending.
League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Conference is October 12-14, Overland Park. Voting Delegate and Alternate Delegate need appointed. No one indicated interest in attending.

Motion by Esslinger, Second by Wehry, Approved 4-1 to appoint Jess Ervin as Voting Delegate and Josh Hartman as Alternate Delegate

We have received a lot a complaints about mosquitos. Tanner sprayed August 13 as due to wind/rain spraying was not done for several weeks. There is enough chemical for six more sprayings. He will spray on or about August 22, 29, September 12, and 26. Council will evaluate at October meeting is needs to spray in October.
The utility bed for the new pickup should be in on the 16th. Knapheide would like to have the pickup there before 3PM on the 16th. The installation should be completed by the 22nd. Clerk Johnson will deliver the pickup on the 16th and Superintendent Rich & Tanner will pick it up when ready. Clerk Johnson will also followup on the decals for the pickups. Superintendent Rich requested a step or something for the Ford. Council agreed if less than $500.
KDRS System Training, October 3, Iola. Due to being very similar to last year, Clerk Johnson will not attend.
KPERS Employer Workshop, October 8, Pittsburg. There are changes to the working after retirement requirements.

Motion by Wehry, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0 to allow Sally Johnson to attend the afternoon session of the KPERS Employer Workshop, October 8, Pittsburg

KACM Fall Conference is September 26-27, Salina. Council did not feel there was enough content pertinent to our court to merit attendance.

COUNCIL REPORT
Councilman Ervin – nothing
Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing
Councilman Hartman – nothing
Councilwoman Kelly – reminded the council that they approved of removing the stump at 408 Fulton. The tree is down now. Mayor Jurgensen also suggested having the stump at the edge of street at 303 Third Street also be removed at the same time.
Councilman Wehry - nothing
Mayor Jurgensen – informed the Council that he filled out the paperwork to become an ACT WorkKeys Community.  

OLD BUSINESS
Disaster Declaration & FEMA Mitigation Grants – Mayor Jurgensen and Clerk Johnson attended the applicant briefing for Declared Disaster 4449 which should address the erosion issues on the drainage ditch and the lagoon. There is also a FEMA Mitigation Grant for this disaster that could possibly help us take care of the flooding issues on the north end of town. If approved, FEMA pays 75%, State pays 10% and the City pays 15% which can include in-kind contributions. Clerk Johnson met with William Wallis, Bourbon County Emergency Manager, to discuss the grant letter of intent. He suggested having a hydrology analysis or study done before submitting the letter of intent. The letter of intent must be submitted by October 24.

Motion by Ervin, Second by Wehry, Approved 5-0 to hire Agricultural Engineering Associates to complete the hydrology analysis or study

Rock in Park – Clerk Johnson updated the council that yes the County still wants the rock but they haven’t found a home for it yet. Jim Harris is looking for a place to store until a home is found.

Mayor Jurgensen updated the Council and Coyan that 308 Union has found another mobile home and will be removing the current mobile home this weekend so the new one can be set. It should set in the same area as the first one was going to be placed.

NEW BUSINESS

Moved by Ervin, Seconded by Hartman, Approved 5-0, to adjourn at 9:01PM

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