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Union Celebrates America 2019

The City of Union announces Union Celebrates America 2019

Set your calendars now for Union Celebrates America, June 28, 2019!

Celebrate America FAQ

When: June 28, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 10:15 p.m.

Where: The Celebrate America parade route will run along Mt. Zion Road to US Highway 42.  The Parade will assemble on Old Union Road between Westbrook Boulevard and Mt. Zion Road.  The Parade will run East on Mt. Zion Road to US 42, where it will turn South toward Frogtown Road.  The Parade will turn West to Double Eagle Drive (near Ryle High School) where it will disburse. The Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.   The Celebrate America event will continue following the parade at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, located at 10272 US Highway 42 (at the corner of Frogtown Road and US 42).  US HIGHWAY 42 from MT. ZION TO FROGTOWN WILL BE CLOSED for this PARADE.   Please plan alternate routes if you need to travel in this area between 6:00 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. 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 on the grounds at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church.  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.  There are also public lots at the High School complex and at Lassing Point Golf Course.

Handicapped parking will be available, and those needing special accommodations should contact Melissa Hinkle at the City of Union for arrangements. [email protected] or 859-384-1511.  No handicapped parking will be allowed without proper state-issued permit.

Bring your dancing shoes. We encourage everyone to enjoy the music and dance in the streets and parking lots.

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 Frogtown Road. St. Timothy’s Catholic Church will be on the left side 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. Turn right onto US 42 and continue South to Frogtown Road, and St. Timothy’s will be on the left side of the road.

Using a GPS Device or the WAZE App, enter 10272 US Highway 42, Union KY 41091 and follow the directions provided.

What to Eat

Celebrate America List of Vendors 2019

Schedule of Events

6 p.m. –Recorded music begins at St. Timothy’s/vendors begin setup.
6:00 p.m.-Check in for Union Celebrates America Parade, on Old Union Road near Goodwill Building.
6:15-Parade Entry Lineup/Boone County Sheriff Prepares to Close US42
6:30 –Parade Begins/US 42 Closed to Through Traffic (Old Union Road to Mt. Zion and Mt. Zion to Frogtown Road)
7:30 – (Approximately) Parade Ends on Mt. Zion Road/US 42 Reopens
7:30-Street Party Begins at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Kids Events Begin (Bounce Houses, Bubble Machines, Rock Wall, and more); Food, Drink and Novelty Vendors are open for business
7:45-Mayor Larry Solomon Introduction of 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.

Thank you to our sponsors

St. Timothy’s Catholic Church Parish

Littlest Angels Learning Center


A&A Lawncare and  Landscaping

Costco of Florence

with special thanks to

Boone County Parks

Union Baptist Church

Union Presbyterian 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 [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

Coal and Mineral Fund And Municipal Road Aid Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Union at the Union Fire Protection District, 9611 US Highway 42 on June 3 at 6:15 p.m. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain written and oral comments regarding the use of Coal and Mineral Aid and Municipal Road Aid Funds. The City of Union anticipates receiving in Coal and Mineral Aid in the amount of $1800.00 during the fiscal year 2019-20. The City of Union anticipates receiving in Municipal Road Aid in the amount of $110,485.00 during the fiscal year 2019-20. All interested persons and organizations in the City of Union are invited to the Public Hearing to submit oral and written comments for the possible use of these funds. Any person(s) that cannot submit comments should call the City Building at 859-384-1511 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments.

City of Union Announces Addition of Traemore Subdivision to City

Mayor Larry K. Solomon has announced the completion of annexation proceedings which will annex the new Traemore subdivision into the City of Union.

Traemore, a Drees Homes development, includes 87 acres located adjacent to Frogtown Road in Union.  More than 170 homes are slated to be built in the new development, which will be similar in style to other Drees developments located at Jockey Club, Equestrian and Winners Circle in the nearby Triple Crown Subdivision.

“We are extremely pleased to add Traemore and its future residents to the City of Union,” said Mayor Solomon.  “We welcome these new residents into the second largest city in Boone County, and one of the fastest growing cities in Northern Kentucky.  This addition strengthens our city, and we look forward to welcoming the new homeowners into Union.”

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 [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

Newspaper Publication Requirement Change

Effective July 1, 2018 HB 487 changed the publication requirements for certain cities. The City of Union publishing requirements for ordinances, audits, and bid solicitations has changed as a result of this bill. Publications you are accustomed to finding in the newspaper are now available in full on our website.

HB 487 Section 143. Publishing Requirements: Notwithstanding KRS 83A.060, 91A.040, and Chapter 424, a county containing a population of more than 90,000 or any city within a county containing a population of more than 90,000, as determined by the 2010 United States Census, may publish enacted ordinances, audits, and bid solicitations by posting the full ordinances, the full audit report including the auditor’s opinion letter, or the bid solicitations on an Internet Web site maintained by the county or city government for a period of at least one year. If a county or city publishes ordinances, audits, or bid solicitations on an Internet Web site, the county or city shall also publish an advertisement, in a newspaper qualified in accordance with KRS 424.120, with a description of the ordinances, audits, or bid solicitations published on the Internet Web site, including the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) where the documents can be viewed.

CITY OF UNION COAL AND MINERAL AID FUND HEARING AUGUST 6, 2018 @ 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM

A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Union at the Warren Moore City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road on August 6 at 6:45 p.m. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain written and oral comments regarding the use of Coal and Mineral Aid Funds. The City of Union anticipates receiving in Coal and Mineral Aid $1200.00 during the fiscal year 2018-19. All interested persons and organizations in the City of Union are invited to the Public Hearing to submit oral and written comments for the possible use of these funds. Any person(s) that cannot submit comments should call the City Building at 859-384-1511 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments.

Official Union Town Center Statement

With the listing of approximately 28 acres of property in the Union Town Center area for sale, the City of Union is excited to start the process for the development of the Union Town Center.

This administration has accomplished a lot over the past three years.  With the construction of the Mt. Zion Road project well underway, the completion of the new Union Kroger Marketplace and the addition of several new businesses to the Kroger out lot and Historic Union areas, we are seeing an uptick in interest in development in Union.

The goal over the next five years is to convert the old Union Town Plan into a new town.

This listing of property is just the start of the process.  The City of Union, working through the Economic Development Committee and in conjunction with Boone County and the Boone County Planning Commission, will work with developers to make sure plans reflect the needs and wants of current Union residents, using the old Town Plan as a guide.  This will ensure long-term success for the development and the City of Union.

“Recent publicity has said the town is a go, but in actuality, it is a go to start the development process and not a go to start building tomorrow,“ said Mayor Larry Solomon.

As part of this process, the City of Union will be obtaining feedback from residents for their buy-in and consensus of the vision and future of the city.  We will be keyed in on the details and looking at the development from all angles to ensure all are represented, so future city growth can be responsibly managed.

For more information on the Union Town Plan, please visit the city website at www.cityofunionky.org or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

City Seeking Volunteers for Economic Development Committee

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?

The City of Union is seeking qualified applicants to fill immediate vacancies on the Economic Development Committee. The purpose of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) is to advise the Union City Commission on economic development issues and to assist in the development of the Union Town Center. The Union EDC usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM at the Union City Building.

As a representative to this board, the appointee will be required to attend monthly business meetings usually on the third Wednesday of every month at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road, Union, KY . Additional committee meetings and special meetings may apply. Appointments are for four (4) year terms.

Qualified candidates should be well rounded and generally familiar with business development, economic planning and basic principles of planning and zoning. Candidates must either reside in the City of Union, or own or operate a business in the City of Union.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter (addressed to Commissioner Jeremy Ramage) 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.

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 [email protected].

Request for Qualifications Introduction Letter from the Mayor

Request for Qualifications-Union Town Center Development

Municipal Road Aid Fund Hearing September 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Union at the Warren Moore City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road on September 14 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain written and oral comments regarding the use of Municipal Road Aid Funds. The City of Union anticipates receiving in Municipal Road Aid $110,000.00 during the fiscal year 2017-18. All interested persons and organizations in the City of Union are invited to the Public Hearing to submit oral and written comments for the possible use of these funds. These funds will be used for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance or repair of city streets. Any person(s) that cannot submit comments should call City Hall at 859-384-1511 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments.

Plummer Named City Administrator

The City of Union has hired David Plummer to serve as City Administrator.

Plummer replaces CAO Matthew Dowling, who resigned to accept the same position with the City of Elsmere, Kentucky in February.

“David is exactly what we were looking for in a candidate,” said Mayor Larry Solomon.  “We were impressed by his experience and his enthusiasm for the position.  We look forward to a long-term relationship with him guiding our city forward.”

Plummer’s main focus will be on economic development and public works, in addition to day-to-day city management.

Plummer comes to Union from Moscow, Ohio, where he served as Village Administrator for the past two years.  In that position, he performed a variety of functions, including managing village staff, overseeing the operation of the village’s waste water treatment system, and serving as village zoning officer.

Prior to his work in Moscow, Plummer spent eight years working with the Campbell County Fiscal Court, serving as the solid waste coordinator and administrative analyst.  In that time, he implemented and directed a variety of waste and litter projects throughout Campbell County, in addition to managing the solid waste budget for the county.  He also served as the primary contact for the county web inquiry system, and served as a grant writer and public information officer for the solid waste department.

Plummer is a Northern Kentucky native and graduated from Highlands High School in Edgewood.  He attended Xavier University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in political science in 2007.  He earned a Master’s of Public Administration degree in 2012, from Northern Kentucky University.

Plummer, and his wife, Melissa, reside in Edgewood, with their two children Nora and Liam.

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 [email protected] or 859-384-1511.