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City Seeking Volunteer for Boone County Planning Commission

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?

The City of Union is seeking qualified applicants to fill an immediate vacancy on the Boone County Planning Commission (BCPC). The BCPC is the main planning agency for all of Boone County, including Union. They are charged with joint city/county-wide planning, promoting the public health, safety and general welfare of all Boone County residents.

As a representative to this board, the appointee will be required to attend monthly business meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at the Boone County Administration building in Burlington, KY. Additional committee meetings and special meetings may apply. In addition, a new appointee to the BCPC will be required to take four (4) hours of initial training and a eight (8) hours of additional education in each of the first two years of the appointed term. All BCPC appointments are for four (4) year terms.

Qualified candidates should be well rounded and generally familiar with relevant local government agencies, actors and basic principles of planning and zoning. Experience in economic development or a related field is a plus.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter (addressed to Mayor Larry K. Solomon) detailing your interest in being appointed to the position, in addition to a general resume of your work history. Position is will be open until filled. Please call David Plummer, Union CAO at 859-384-1511 for any questions or concerns.

Union Celebrates America Information

The City of Union announces Union Celebrates America 2018

Set your calendars now for Union Celebrates America, June 29, 2018!

Celebrate America FAQ

When: June 29, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 10:15 p.m.

Where: The Celebrate America parade route will run along US Highway 42, from Braxton Drive to Mt. Zion Road. The Parade begins at 7 p.m.  The parade will end on Mt. Zion Road, and turn down toward Old Union Road (Old US 42) to disperse. The Celebrate America event will continue following the parade at the DelMonde, Inc. Building, located at 10087 Old Union Road.  US HIGHWAY 42 from BRAXTON ROAD TO MT. ZION WILL BE CLOSED for this PARADE.   Please plan alternate routes if you need to travel in this area between 6:50 and 7:30 p.m.

What: In addition to the parade, there will be a street party with the Wulfe Brother’s live band, moon bounce houses, kid crafts and entertainment and a street dance. Music begins at 6 p.m., with the Wulfe Brother’s starting their performance at approximately 8:30. The “stars” of the show, the famous Vito’s Fireworks show will begin between 9:45-10 p.m., and we are proud to say it’s the best fireworks show in Boone County!

How Much: The event is Free and open to all. People can learn more on our website, and our City Facebook page. www.cityofunionky.org

Why: This is a service to the residents of Union. No, you do not have to be a resident to attend.

What Should I bring?: You are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, but do anticipate at least a short walk to the event, as the area of Old Union Road where the party is held will be closed to vehicle traffic. We also recommend sunscreen and bug spray for optimal enjoyment!

We will have a variety of Cincinnati Food Truck Assoc. vendors with food and drinks available for purchase at the event, and Braxton Brewing will be a special guest with local craft beers. We also have Boone County Distilling as a special guest as well, serving adult Root Beer Floats and other cocktails for those over 21.

You may bring your own food and soft drinks, but outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  All alcoholic beverages must be purchased on site and remain in the designated consumption areas near the DelMonde Building.  All purchases will require a valid ID and all ABC regulations will be enforced.  Boone County Sheriff Deputies will be on patrol for enforcement.

Where to Park: There will be parking available at Union Baptist Church, and Union Presbyterian Church, along with parking at Union City Building at 1843 Mt. Zion Road. There will also be parking at the Old St. Elizabeth’s Health Center on Old Union Road.

Handicapped parking will be available, and those needing special accommodations should contact David Whitehouse at Boone County Parks for arrangements. dwhitehouse@boonecountyky.org or 859-334-2117

Bring your dancing shoes. We encourage everyone to enjoy the music and dance in the streets and parking lots. There will also be sidewalk chalk available for those younger fans to enjoy until dark.

How do I get there? From Cincinnati, take I71/75 South to the US 42 Exit (Exit 180). Turn South on US 42 toward Union. Follow US 42 until you reach Mt. Zion Road. Exit right and turn left on Old Union Road. The DelMonde Building will be on the rightside of the road.

From Lexington/Louisville, take I71/75 North to the Mt. Zion KY 538 Road Exit (Exit 178). Turn left onto Mt. Zion. There is construction on Mt. Zion, so please allow extra time. Follow Mt. Zion until you reach US 42. Continue through the lights and follow Mt. Zion to Old US 42/Old Union Road. Turn left on Old Union Road, and the DelMonde Building will be on the right side of the road.

Using a GPS Device or the WAZE App, enter 10087 Old Union Road, Union KY 41091 and follow the directions provided.

What to Eat

Celebrate America List of Vendors 2018

Where to Go

Parking and Maps

Schedule of Events

6 p.m. –Recorded music begins at DelMonde building/vendors begin setup/Old Union Road closed to all through traffic from Mt. Zion to New US 42
6:30 p.m.-Check in for Union Celebrates America Parade, off Braxton Drive near Domino’s Pizza
6:45-Parade Entry Lineup/Boone County Sheriff Prepares to Close US42
7:00 –Parade Begins/US 42 Closed to Through Traffic (Braxton to Mt. Zion)
7:30 – (Approximately) Parade Ends on Mt. Zion Road/US 42 Reopens
7:30-Street Party Begins on Old Union Road, near Union Community Building, Kids Events Begin (Bounce Houses, Bubble Machines, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Sidewalk Chalk Crafts); Food, Drink and Novelty Vendors are open for business
7:45-Mayor Larry Solomon Introduction of Grand Marshall and Special Guests
8:30-Wulfe Brother’s Band Begins Performance/Street Dancing
9:00-Kids Activities Close
9:30-9:45-Vendors Close
9:50-(Approximately) Vito Fireworks Show Begins
10:15-(Approximately) Event ends
Times are approximate, and may vary due to weather.

Our 2018 Union Celebrates America Grand Marshalls
Randy and Linda Barlow-UCAParadeGrandMarshalls2018

Thank you to our sponsors

DelMonde Heating and Air Conditioning

Littlest Angels Learning Center


A&A Lawncare and  Landscaping

with special thanks to

Boone County Parks

Union Baptist Church

Union Presbyterian Church

St. Timothy’s Catholic Church

Mr. Patrick Muldoon

Thanks to our band

Wulfe Brothers Band

and the BEST fireworks show in Boone County from

Vito’s Fireworks

Questions? contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

Area Residents to be Affected by Road Closures for Celebrate America Parade

Area residents will be affected by the closure of US Highway 42 on Friday, June 29, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The area between Braxton Road and Mt. Zion Road will be closed starting at 7 p.m. for the annual Union Celebrates America Parade.  US42 will reopen immediately following the conclusion of the parade event.

The area of OldUS42/Old Union Road between Mt. Zion Road and new US42 will also be closed from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. for through traffic.  The city will hold a street party in that area, featuring live music from the Wulfe Brothers Band, beer and food truck vendors from the Cincinnati Food Trucks Association and children’s activities including bounce houses, chalk art, crafts and a bubble machine.  The event will conclude at approximately 10 p.m. with a fireworks show by Vito’s Fireworks.

This is the ninth year for the Celebrate America Event, and the event continues to grow.  The Celebrate America event is free to attend, and you are not required to be a resident of the city.  A complete schedule, parade maps and directions to the event are available on the city website at  www.cityofunionky.org

More information regarding the City of Union can be found on the city’s website www.cityofunionky.org or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

City of Union to Hold Ground Breaking for StoryPoint

Union, KY-The City of Union will hold a ceremonial ground breaking ceremony for StoryPoint, to welcome the business to the City.

The ground breaking will take place at the new StoryPoint location, 9255 US Highway 42 (behind the Kroger Fuel Station), Union, at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Union Mayor Larry Solomon, along with members of the Union City Commission will be present. The Mayor will make a series of brief remarks prior to the ceremony.

The ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

StoryPoint will construct a new 162-unit senior living community consisting of independent living and enhanced living options. The community is designed to provide residents access to different levels of care based on the residents’ needs.

Amenities will include a dining room, bistro, café, indoor and outdoor activity areas, shops, postal services, salon/barber, library, fitness rooms, multi-media rooms and multi-purpose rooms for larger gatherings or other group activities for the residents of the facility. The site is expected to generate approximately 80 jobs in Union when the facility is completed.

For information regarding the ceremony, contact Melissa Hinkle, Communications Coordinator, The City of Union, 859-384-1511 or melissah@cityofunionky.org

City of Union Request for Qualifications-Union Town Center Development

NOTICE TO DEVELOPERS

The City of Union is currently seeking submittals from interested developers until May 25th at 12:00 p.m. local time at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road, Union, KY 41091 for development for the Union Town Center located near the intersection of Mt. Zion Road and US 42.

Plans and specifications may be obtained online at www.cityofunionky.org (or by clicking the links below) or by request at the Union City Building Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Submittals should be marked to David Plummer with the subject listing “Developer RFQ”. Through this process, the city may follow up with interviews with the goal to announce a Preferred Developer for the project. The City of Union reserves the right to act on or reject any submittal.

For questions, please call David Plummer at 859-384-1511 or email at cityadministrator@cityofunionky.org.

Request for Qualifications Introduction Letter from the Mayor

Request for Qualifications-Union Town Center Development

Union Commission Recognizes Gray Middle School Project Designers

The City Commission of the City of Union recognized Gray Middle School students Ben Putnam and Joseph Zabik, for their winning design of a proposed City flag at a ceremony at GMS on April 6.

The duo designed a three-color flag featuring a series of triangles and stars representing Union’s Past, Present and Future, and the growth of the city in recent years.

Two other students, Jayden Wren and Daniel Kessler, were recognized as the runner up team in the competition.  All four students received certificates, presented by Mayor Larry K. Solomon and Commissioner John Mefford at the ceremony.  The six other finalists received recognition certificates from the school for their participation.

Five teams of students from Gray Middle School, under the direction of instructors JoBeth Shaffer and Heather Tombragel, presented five potential flag designs to the commission for their review and consideration at the March 2018 City Commission meeting.  Each flag was displayed, along with a slide explaining the reasoning and symbolism behind each design.   Information was also presented regarding a survey of more than 100 Union residents, who provided input and suggestions regarding colors, images and designs of potential city flags.  The commission voted on the winners at the April meeting, selecting the Putnam/Zabik team as the top design.

The project is part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) initiative in the Boone County Schools, designed to provide hands on and relevant learning activities for students to work on real-world projects and applications.

More information regarding the City of Union can be found on the city’s website www.cityofunionky.org or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

City of Union to Serve as Dropoff Point for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The City of Union City Building, located at 1843 Mt. Zion Road, will serve as a drop off point for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28.

The National day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, will provide an opportunity for citizens to turn in their unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal.  Officers from the DEA and Sheriff’s Office will supervise the collection.

Citizens will be able to drive through and drop off their medicines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Building.  For more information on the program, citizens are urged to visit www.deatakeback.com or call 1-800-882-9539 for information.  The program is unable to accept any liquid or salve medications and is unable to process needles for exchange.

This is the second time the City has hosted such an event.  The city also participated in a drug-take back day in October 2017.

“Our first event, in October, was such as success, we knew there was a demand for this service in Union,” said Commissioner Eric Dulaney.  “We collected several pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from the drive, and that helps keep our city safe and our water supply clean.  This is a program that our community responded to very positively, and we wanted to again offer this service to our residents.”

For more information on the City of Union visit the city website at www.cityofunionky.org or contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

 

2018 Easter Egg Hunt Announced

The City of Union will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt event on Saturday, March 31, 2018. This year’s event will be held at the Union Presbyterian Church, 10259 US 42 Hwy, Union, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event is free, and open to the public.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration, followed by the 6 to 13-year old egg hunt at 9 a.m. and the 2 to 5-year old egg hunt following the older group at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The hunt has become an annual tradition in the City of Union, where children can come to have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny while enjoying donuts and juice. For adults, there will also be hot coffee available.

Tickets are not required, but the city does request an RSVP on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-of-union-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-43558922911 to help with an anticipated crowd count. There is also no charge for photos with the Easter Bunny, but attendees should provide their own cameras for photography.  As a fundraiser, the Gray Middle School Photography Club will be providing photos at the event for a small donation, if attendees would like help with photos.

There will also be a crafts area for children, a face painter, balloon artist and other special activities. The city will also hold a drawing for door prizes among all attendees.

For information regarding the event, contact Melissa Hinkle, Communications and Operations Director, The City of Union, 859-384-1511 or melissah@cityofunionky.org

City Fish Fry Set for March 30

The 2018 City of Union Fish Fry, with Boy Scout Troops 805 and 702 will be on Friday, March 30.

The Fry will be held at Union Presbyterian Church from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Church is located at 10259 US Highway 42 in Union. The meals include fish or shrimp with a choice of two sides. Cheese pizza and barbeque options are also available. Participants can dine in or take advantage of the drive through option as well.

The Fry is an annual Good Friday tradition in the City, and benefits the Union Boy Scout Troops 805 (Union Presbyterian) and 702 (St. Timothy’s). St. Timothy’s Church, Colonial Cottage and Union Presbyterian also co-sponsor the event along with the City.

More information on the fry is available on the city’s website www.cityofunionky.org or by contacting Communications Coordinator Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

City of Union Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa

Union, KY, Nov. 9- The City of Union will host the annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  This year’s event will be held at the Union Fire Protection District, 9611 US 42 Hwy, Union, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The event is free, and open to the public.

In the holiday spirit, attendees are asked to bring a donation of cat litter, pet toys, dry or canned dog/cat food, paper towels, peanut butter or liquid laundry detergent as a donation to two area charities.  The items will be given to the Boone County Animal Shelter.  All donations will stay in Boone County.

This is a tradition dating back several years with the City of Union, where children can come to have their photos taken with Santa while enjoying pastries and hot cocoa.  For adults, there will also be hot coffee available.

Tickets are not required, but the city does request an RSVP on their Facebook page at facebook.com/CityofUnionKY to help with an anticipated crowd count.

There will also be a crafts area for children, along with tours of the Fire Station, information about fire safety, and other special guests.

Parking for the event will be available along Sweet Harmony Drive, Cobalt Way and Symphony Court in the Harmony Subdivision, along with parking across US 42 at Stillmeadow and Brilliance Drives.

For information regarding the event, contact Melissa Hinkle, Communications and Operations Director, The City of Union, 859-384-1511 or melissah@cityofunionky.org

 

The City of Union would like to thank our generous sponsors and partners: