Uniontown City Council Minutes of Nov. 7

Minutes are unapproved until the next meeting.

The Regular Council Meeting on November 7, 2022 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:00PM by Mayor Jurgensen.  Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger (7:01), Josh Hartman, Amber Kelly, and Bradley Stewart.  Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were City Superintendent Bobby Rich and City Clerk Sally Johnson.



Ruritan Bathroom Project, Raymond “Skeet” George – Mr George was unable to attend but gave an update to Mayor Jurgensen and Clerk Johnson.  Heaters should be installed soon, if not already; waiting on part for one toilet and screws for the partition panels.






Treasurer Bolinger was absent.  October 2022 Treasurer’s Report was presented on paper with no questions from Council.  Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $368,427.21, Receipts $32,640.05, Transfers Out $5,026.00, Expenditures $32,335.09, Checking Account Closing Balance $363,706.17. Bank Statement Balance $364,335.65, including Checking Account Interest of $41.54, Outstanding Deposits $21.54, Outstanding Checks $651.02, Reconciled Balance $363,706.17.  Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $30,133.18, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $18,621.26, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $28,411.91, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $440,872.52. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $311.44, and Utility CDs $264.92 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $576.36.  Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of October 2022, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $0, Expenditures $0, Ending Balance $0.  October Transfers from Sewer Utility Fund to Sewer Revolving Loan $1,402.00 and to Lease Purchase-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00; from Water Utility Fund to GO Water Bond & Interest $1,624.00 and to Lease Purchase-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00; from Gas Utility Fund to Lease Purchased-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00; from General Fund to Lease Purchase-Maintenance Vehicle $500.00, Total Transfers of $5,026.00.  Net Loss for the month of October $4,721.04, Year-to-Date Net Income $39,962.67.  Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $98,498.80 (93.4%), Expenditures $92,104.18 (70.5%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $29,253.15 (81.9%), Expenditures $30,141.03 (73.5%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $109,306.66 (78.3%), Expenditures $122,843.57 (50.1%); General Fund YTD Revenue $133670.01 (104.0%), Expenditures $120,426.86 (72.9%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $7,6614.33 (111.8%), Expenditures $10,049.736 (94.6%).  The November 2022 estimated payables in the amount of $42,463.90 were presented.



Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0, to approve Consent Agenda:

  • Minutes of October 11, 2022, Regular Council Meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables



City Superintendent Rich reported the KDHE will be here to inspect the wastewater lagoons on November 16.

The springs on the rollup door at the barn have been replaced and has ordered two hinges with rollers and weatherstrip for the door.


Codes Enforcement Officer Coyan was absent but Clerk Johnson reported a building permit for an addition was approved.


Clerk Johnson reported that a request for donation for SOS was received.


Motion by Hartman, Second by Esslinger, Approved 5-0 to donate $100 to SOS for the after graduation party


She presented a letter from KDHE and a copy of a survey by another city regarding the Lead and Copper Rule Revision.  She asked if the Council wanted her to adapt the survey and send the letter and survey out with November bills or wait until after the first of the year.  Council consensus was to wait until after first of year.

The public hearing for citywide trash service will be December 13.  She has been in contact with the attorney to make sure the wording of the notice is correct and will publish by the end of the week.

Our burn site was inspected in October and everything was in order.

KMEA is conducting a survey of cities on whether they would be interested in pursuing a grant to install electric vehicle charging station(s).  Council said no.

KMGA is wanting an assigned primary contact that will be available 24/7.  Mayor Jurgensen was appointed that contact.



Councilman Ervin – nothing

Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing

Councilman Hartman – nothing

Councilwoman Kelly – Clerk Johnson gave her an update on the black/white collie she asked about last month.  It was picked up and redeemed and has been properly registered along with another dog in the household.

Councilman Stewart – asked for a follow-up on the canopy trimming.  It was completed while Bobby was gone to seminar.  Clerk Johnson inspected and approved.  Rich and Jurgensen reported that complaint had been received about branches over Second Street between Hill and Clay Streets.  Rich will contact property owner about trimming.

Mayor Jurgensen – nothing



School Pond Project – Mix Contracting has completed the dirt work and waiting for the rock to be delivered by the County.  They will not deliver until they are finished with asphalt.


Placemaking Survey – Mayor Jurgensen has been working out of town and has not yet scheduled the committee meeting to review exercise equipment but will continue to work on getting it scheduled.


American Rescue Plan Act update – two sealed bids were received last week and another contractor will be here tomorrow with his sub-contractors to view the site and prepare a bid for the ADA unisex bathroom at City Hall.  All bids will be opened at the December 13 meeting.



Motion by Hartman, Second by Ervin, Approved 5-0 to enter into executive session pursuant to non-elected personnel matters exception, KSA 4319(b)(1), in order to discuss performance of non-elected personnel, the open meeting to resume at 7:42PM


Open meeting resumed at 7:42PM with no action from session.  Councilman Ervin asked Clerk Johnson what she found out about SB24 which will require the city to allow propane tanks in city limits.  According to League of Kansas Municipalities and our attorney, SB24 supersedes our ordinance banning propane tanks.  Kansas Corporation Commission recommends an ordinance that regulates propane tanks with the same safety requirements as the gas system.  Johnson will consult with the attorney to get an ordinance drafted.


Moved by Ervin, Second by Hartman, Approved 5-0, to adjourn at 7:50PM

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