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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 melissah@cityofunionky.org 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 melissah@cityofunionky.org 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 cityadministrator@cityofunionky.org.

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 melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

Boone County Seeks Transportation Input

Boone County is seeking input into their upcoming Transportation Plan.  Citizens can visit the website at http://booneky.oki.org/ to sign up for updates or provide feedback as the County moves forward with the update and development of their comprehensive transportation plan for the future.

 

The Boone County Transportation Plan’s mission is to deliver a modern, reliable and sustainable multi-modal, surface transportation system that uses advanced technology and innovative design solutions to improve the mobility of people and goods through the development of a fiscally-constrained and publicly-supported plan.

 

“In today’s world, transportation dollars are not sufficient to take care of all of the needs. If we can work smarter through proper planning and implementation of technology, improvements to transportation infrastructure can be done cheaper and more efficiently and with less impact to property owners.” said Gary Moore, Judge Executive, Boone County Fiscal Court.

 

The Boone County Transportation Plan is a strategy to identify recommendations to enhance the County’s transportation network and adequately prepare for projected growth through the year 2040. The Transportation Plan will consider the mobility of all users – personal vehicles, freight, transit, pedestrians, and bicycles. By prioritizing Boone County’s transportation needs now, the county will be well positioned to strategically budget and secure transportation funding to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently well into the future.

 

The Plan is in the initial phase of data collection, such as gathering crash information, traffic counts, demographic and employment data and more. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is managing this effort and partnering with the County in brand new, innovative ways to meet transportation challenges straight-on to realize each opportunity’s full potential.