Minutes of the Uniontown City Council on October 10

10, 2023 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:00PM by Mayor Jurgensen.  Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Bradley Stewart.  Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were Danny Taylor, Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, and City Clerk Sally Johnson.



Region H Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan – Clerk Johnson communicated with Bourbon County Emergency Management that we adopted resolution to continue in June, 2022, and sent updates to the city’s portion of the plan.  There has been no acknowledgement of the communication.  She will followup.


Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 5-0 to enter into executive session pursuant to data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of second parties matters exception, KSA 4319-(b)(4), in order to discuss economic development that pertains to private financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts and individual proprietorships, the open meeting to resume at 7:20, include Sally Johnson.


Open meeting resumed at 7:20PM.  No action taken.






Treasurer Bolinger present the September 2023 Treasurer’s Report.  Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $385,053.49, Receipts $46,930.23, Transfers Out $3,026.00, Expenditures $33,645.50, Checking Account Closing Balance $395,312.22. Bank Statement Balance $404,186.79, including Checking Account Interest of $82.69, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $8,874.57, Reconciled Balance $395,312.22.  Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $33,433.01, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $19,939.88, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $33,710.66, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $482,395.77. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $713.64, and Utility CDs $682.57 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $1,396.21.  Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of September 2023, 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; for Total Transfers of $3,026.00.  Net Income for the month of September $10,258.73, Year-to-Date Net Income $51,760.25.  Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $90,189.41 (73.8%), Expenditures $84,841.97 (53.0%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $28,217.64 (76.5%), Expenditures $23,385.57 (56.8%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $109,050.40 (69.6%), Expenditures $98,075.55 (43.6%); General Fund YTD Revenue $150,127.90 (100.2%), Expenditures $120,383.02 (65.0%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $6,100.03 (81.8%), Expenditures $3,713.22 (31.8%).  The October 2023 estimated payables in the amount of $35,838.69 were presented.



Motion by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0, to approve Consent Agenda as amended:

  • Minutes of September 12, 2023 Regular Council Meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables



City Superintendent Rich on vacation.


Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan reported that he hasn’t seen any progress yet on 404 Washington, they have until December 1 to complete exterior.  The dead tree at 505 Wall has been removed.  201 Fulton, 303 Third, 401 Sherman, 201 Franklin, 307 Washington, and 306 Washington grass/weeds were discussed.  Coyan will talk to or send letters as needed.  Clerk Johnson will get contact information for 201 Fulton and 201 Franklin for him.  There are broken limbs hanging in a tree on the easement between 406 and 408 Fulton.


Clerk Johnson reported on the KRWA webinar she attended regarding Lead Service Line Inventory and workshop on Alcohol Beverage Control.  She also handed out information on PFAS class action suit and Cybersecurity.



Councilman Ervin – nothing

Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing

Councilman Hartman – nothing

Councilwoman Kelly – would like council salary put on agenda next month.  Clerk Johnson is to present a draft ordinance on amount and regulations for council pay.

Councilman Stewart – nothing

Mayor Jurgensen – nothing



Electrical in Park – 30AMP outlets have been requested for use for food trucks not during an event.


Motion by Ervin, Second by Kelly, Approved 5-0 to set the fee for use of 30AMP outlets at $15


Street project – contractor will be in town October 12 to visit with Rich about the project and plan to begin on October 13.  Council asked to have procurement policy on next month’s agenda to review and amended, if needed.


Mural Grant – we have received the second payment from grant.


Placemaking Project – Blue Cross Blue Shield will be sending us the grant application that has to be filled out online.  Multi-use of the court was discussed.  Specs for the project for bid request was discussed.  Johnson will draw up bid invitation, have reviewed,

and then sent out to area contractors.


Pond Project – signed contract has been received.  We can request bids.  They do not have to be sealed bids.  Johnson will order the weed barrier needed.  Weeds coming through current weed barrier was discussed.  Johnson will ask Don George, KDWPT, what herbicide is acceptable.



Messaging System – council reviewed the information on several different systems and will not pursue at this time.


Moved by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0, to adjourn at 8:39PM

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