Unofficial Minutes of the Uniontown City Council for April 9

The Regular Council Meeting on April 9, 2024 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:02PM by Mayor Jurgensen.  Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger, and Mary Pemberton.  Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were Heather Jackson, Danny Taylor, Codes Officer Doug Coyan, City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, City Superintendent Bobby Rich and City Clerk Sally Johnson.





Heather Jackson turned in an Application for Placement of Mobile Home at 405 Hill St.  After discussion:


Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 3-0 to approve the Application for Placement of Mobile Home at 405 Hill St.


Danny Taylor asked if he could put up new No Parking, Loading/Unloading Zone signs at each drive of his storage units.  After discussion, the city will provide the signs of his choice.  He also asked about the size of rock to dress up his drives.



Treasurer Bolinger presented the March 2023 Treasurer’s Report.  Beginning Checking Account Balance for all funds was $268,423.36, Receipts $61,625.33, Transfers Out $3,026.00, Expenditures $52,175.70, Checking Account Closing Balance $274,846.99. Bank Statement Balance $281,085.53, including Checking Account Interest of $60.89, Outstanding Deposits $0, Outstanding Checks $6,238.54, Reconciled Balance $274,846.99.  Water Utilities Certificates of Deposit $37,243.06, Sewer Utilities Certificate of Deposit $21,264.85, Gas Utilities Certificates of Deposit $39,027.01, Total All Funds, including Certificates of Deposit $372,381.91. Year-to-Date Interest in Checking Acct is $173.43, and Utility CDs $436.08 for a Total Year-to-Date Interest of $609.51.  Also included the status of the Projects Checking Account for the month of March 2023, Beginning Balance $0, Receipts $0, Expenditures $0, 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 $1,624.00 for Total Transfers of $3,026.00.  Net Income for the month of March $6,423.63, Year-to-Date Net Income $39,367.79.  Budget vs Actual Water Fund YTD Revenue $26,687.77 (21.6%), Expenditures $31,016.80 (19.1%); Sewer Fund YTD Revenue $8,651.07 (23.4%), Expenditures $8,728.22 (20.7%); Gas Fund YTD Revenue $59,321.33 (40.5%), Expenditures $32,371.80 (18.2%); General Fund YTD Revenue $75,848.78 (46.2%), Expenditures $52,497.08 (25.9%); and Special Highway YTD Revenue $2,077.58 (28.6%), Expenditures $0 (0%).  The April 2024 payables to date in the amount of $44,672.83 were presented.  The invoices from KMGA, Homestead Tech, Phillips 66, and Ag Engineering have not been received at noon meeting day.



Motion by Ervin, Second by Pemberton, Approved 3-0, to approve Consent Agenda:

  • Minutes of March 12, 2024 Regular Council Meeting, March 19, 2024 Special Council Meeting, and March 25, 2024 Special Council Meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report, Monthly Transaction Report & Accounts Payables



City Superintendent Rich presented a quote from USDI to replace 4 gas system valves that are getting hard to turn.  Council requested he get two more quotes before taking action.


Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan discussed various projects being completed around town.  He asked for the Junk Vehicle ordinance as he will be visiting some locations.  He submitted a letter to Clerk Johnson to be put in the newsletter and on the webpage.


Clerk Johnson informed the Council that Bourbon County Commission has scheduled a special election for May 14, our next meeting date.  Polls are open 7AM to 7PM.  She asked if our meeting needed moved or if we would ask county to find another venue.


Motion by Pemberton, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0 to change our meeting time on May 14, 2024 to 7:30PM


Motion by Ervin, Second by Pemberton, Approved 3-0 to enter in to executive session pursuant to non-elected personnel matters exception, KSA 4319(b)(1), in order to review applications of non-elected personnel, the open meeting to resume at 8:25PM


Open meeting resumed at 8:25PM.


Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 3-0 to call a Special Meeting to enter into executive session to interview non-elected personnel applicants on April 17, 2024 at 5:45PM.



Councilman Ervin – nothing

Councilwoman Esslinger – nothing

Councilwoman Kelly – absent

Councilwoman Pemberton – asked if the bench near where the horseshoe pitch area can be moved.  It is set in concrete.

Councilman Stewart – absent

Mayor Jurgensen – nothing



Pond Project – final paperwork has been submitted to Don George, KDWPT.  Project finished under budget.


Pickleball Court Placemaking Project – discussed the painting of the lines for the court and bench placement.


Warehouse project – Another contractor was contacted for a quote to fill in the scales.  He does not have time for the project.  No response from attorney on process to sell the Weed Barn to offset cost of refurbishing the warehouse as discussed last month.


Motion by Ervin, Second by Esslinger, Approved 3-0 to hire Rogers and Sons to fill in the scales at the warehouse.



Mayor Jurgensen stated that Bettis Asphalt will be putting a temporary asphalt plant in Bourbon County this summer and has a job on 54 Highway and in Bronson.  They will be in town to repair any areas that were asphalted last year.  He suggested that the council review the streets and designate which areas of need for this year.  Clerk Johnson will email them with approximate amount available for street resurfacing.


Moved by Pemberton, Second by Ervin, Approved 3-0, to adjourn at 9:01PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *