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Union Vision and Values

Mayor Larry K. Solomon is pleased to announce the following Vision and Values Statements for the City of Union.

Last month the City of Union Commissioners met to develop agreed upon set of Community Values.  As a result of that meeting, they developed the following Community Values for the City of Union

Community Values

• Family oriented
• Fiscally responsible
• Managed growth
• Citizen centric

Value Statements

We value a city that is clean and safe, a unique place for families to come together and opportunities for all who desire a great quality of life.

We believe in being fiscally responsible of tax dollars by allocating our resources efficiently and effectively for the citizens of Union.

We are committed to managing growth that balances development and quality of life, making it a desirable place to live, work and raise a family.

We strive to put the interests of our citizens first, providing consistent, quality service in a timely and efficient manner.

Commission Values Statement

As elected leaders of the City of Union, we strive to be fiscally responsible as we manage growth of the city. We put the best interest of our citizens first with the aim of providing a unique place to come together and for a great quality of life.

Download Printable Values Poster

If you have questions regarding the value statements, contact David Plummer at [email protected]

CANCELLED-City Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

We are sorry, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to cancel this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. We know the children will be disappointed, and the Easter Bunny is very sad, but it is in the interest of keeping us all #HealthyatHome #TeamKentucky

The City of Union will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 11, 2020.  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 at https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=95636273669 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.

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 [email protected]

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Census2020

The United State Census 2020 is now underway.  The Census is conducted every 10 years, and it is very important to be counted.  Invitations to participate in the online census are being mailed starting March 17, 2020, and you can complete the process in under 10 minutes!  Every individual in the US is impacted in some way by the Census, from school funding to road work and much, much more.

You can learn much more about the Census, from the two links below.

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/880a681f9ed94a2181d47f7854e33e19

https://2020census.gov/en.html

During the last census, Union led the way in Boone County with more than an 85% response….let’s top that number in 2020!

Information about the Corona Virus

Important Links

as of 4/2/2020

Mayor Larry Solomon provides an update on the City of Union and area COVID-19 response.  You can download and read the PDF at the link below.

Mayor Larry Update

as of 4/1/2020

The Northern Kentucky Health Department requests residents to notify the Kentucky Hotline of any instances where social distancing is not being practiced.  The number for the COVID-19 Hotline is 1-800-722-5725.  We are encouraging local HOA’s to remove or close those items such as basketball hoops and playgrounds where people can congregate and not practice proper social distancing behaviors.

as of 3/27/2020

We are sorry, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to CANCEL this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. We know the children will be disappointed, and the Easter Bunny is very sad, but it is in the interest of keeping us all #HealthyatHome #TeamKentucky

 

An important update to Kentucky Tax Info. The deadline is extended to July 15–but interest on any amount you may owe the state is NOT. The rate is 12%. Please consult with your tax professional to see how this impacts your return:

Kentucky Income Tax Return Filing Date Extended to July 15
(March 22, 2020) At the direction of Governor Beshear, the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) will adopt most of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) income tax relief described in recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2020-18.

This includes:

Extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax return filing due date from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
Late filing penalties will be waived for 2019 Kentucky income returns that are filed by July 15, 2020.
Kentucky income tax payments due on April 15, 2020 are deferred for 90 days to July 15, 2020.
Late payment penalties will be waived for income tax payments deferred from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. However, interest still applies to the deferred income tax payments because Kentucky law prohibits the waiver of interest.
The Kentucky relief applies only to income taxes.
Additional guidance on COVID-19 Kentucky income tax relief will soon be available on DOR’s website.

 

as of 3/25/2020

The City Commission of Union will hold a VIRTUAL Special Meeting.  Learn all the details, including agenda and how to join the meeting at http://www.cityofunionky.org/special-meeting-3-26-2020/

as of 3/20/2020

The City of Union issues an executive order declaring a state of emergency and activating the Boone County Emergency Response Plan.  Read the order here

as of 3/19/2020

Our City Offices are still working, but we are not able to allow visitors. We have social distancing guidelines in place and most staff are working remotely. We can still respond to your needs, and our phones are being answered or monitored for messages. We will respond to your requests via the phone-so if you don’t get an answer, please leave a message! We have our office phones transferred to personal phones when not in the office, so if we just answer with a hearty Hello—we hope you understand.

You can still access our permits and complaint forms online at our website at cityofunionky.org/forms We are also monitoring our email accounts and can respond to those.

Rice Cemetery is available for burials, as long as compliant with the health department recommendations. We will, however, only be selling plots for immediate burial needs until further notice. As this situation develops, we will continue to keep you updated on changes to our city services.

as of 3/16/2020:
In accordance with Boone County, we will be restricting face-to-face interactions between City Service Staff and the Public in Response to Coronavirus starting 3/16/2020.

Serving our citizens remains our top priority for city staff. Please contact our offices via phone or email for questions or for any needs.

Cityofunionky.org
or
859-384-1511

We will continue to follow county and state guidance regarding keeping our offices open. Our website and social media will have the most up-to-date information possible.

In event of emergency, please contact Communications and Operations Director
Melissa Hinkle at
620-200-7074

Or [email protected]

At this time (3/11/2020), there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky, but we should anticipate the likelihood of cases occurring throughout the Commonwealth, including NKY.

This is something to take seriously, but not panic.

This is the time to be pro-active – There are actions we all can take to plan and prepare ourselves and our families.

Pay attention to personal hygiene (For example, washing hands, keeping your hands away from your face, staying away from ill people, staying home from school or work if you or a child is sick).

Remember that 80% of people who get infected will have mild illness.

If you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, call your health care provider to find out what you should do.

People over 60 and those with chronic medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or kidney disease are more likely to have serious complications.  If you fit these categories, you should avoid crowds and do not fly on airplanes or go on cruise ships.

The NKY Health Department is working closely with all sectors of the community (e.g. local government, emergency management, fire/EMS, St. Elizabeth, CVG, schools, businesses, social services, and many others) to ensure that we are prepared together.

If you have a question or a concern, call the KY COVID HOTLINE at  1-800-722-5725.

 

You can stay up to date and find helpful resources by going to the health department’s website at nkyhealth.org (type COVID in the search box) or go to the websites for the CDC or Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Remain calm and take the appropriate steps to stay healthy.

Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH
District Director of Health

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City of Union Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa

Union, KY, Nov. 13- The City of Union will host the annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  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 an area charity.  Boone County Animal Shelter will receive the pet items.  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 Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-tickets-81754155881 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 surprises.

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 Director, City of Union, 859-384-1511 or [email protected]

 

City Seeks Administrative Assistant

City of Union, KY (Cincinnati MSA, pop. 5,900) is seeking an experienced administrative person to fill the position of Administrative Assistant.  This is a highly responsible position and involves assisting the city staff in the planning and coordination of activities of the city.  Computer applications, organizational skills, record keeping abilities, mathematical accuracy, and basic office practices are essential.   Front desk exposure requires superior communication skills in providing service to the citizens, government agencies, contractors, and the general public.  Graduation from high school, valid driver’s license, must be bondable and have the ability to obtain designation of Notary Public from State of Kentucky.   Experience in a local government environment is an advantage.  Interested applicants are to submit a cover letter and resume to: Chief Administrative Officer, 1843 Mt. Zion Road Union, KY  41091-0053.  The City of Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

City of Union to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Benchmark Physical Therapy-Union

Union, KY-The City of Union will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for Benchmark Physical Therapy of Union, to welcome the business to the City.

The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Benchmark Physical Therapy, 9039 US Highway 42, Suite G, Union, at 10:00 a.m. on November 5.  Members of the Union City Commission will be present at the ceremony.  Larry Solomon, Mayor of the city will make a series of brief remarks prior to the cutting of the ribbon.

The location will hold a short reception for the event at the building, immediately following the ribbon ceremonies.

BenchMark offers direct access to outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, including manual therapy, injury prevention, return to performance and total joint replacement therapy programs.  The clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m  Physical Therapist Leigh Wagner, who has 17 years of experience, serves as clinic director.

For information regarding the ceremony, contact Melissa Hinkle, Director of Communications and Operations, The City of Union, 859-384-1511 or [email protected]

City of Union Names Everman City Clerk/Treasurer

The City of Union has promoted Christy Everman to the City Clerk/Treasurer position.

Everman has worked for the city since August of 2016, and was serving as an administrative assistant for the city.

Everman will handle the day-to-day administrative duties for the city staff, with a special emphasis on accounting, finance and budgeting.  In addition, she will serve the city in a variety of capacities, including record keeping, scheduling, and other projects as assigned.

Everman brings experience to the position, with prior employment at Boone Kenton Lumber and Building Supply, where she was the assistant office manager for eleven years.  She was also an independent businesswoman, with the Thirty-One Gifts company, where she rose to the rank of Executive Director and received four promotions in ten years to rank among the top 1% of consultants nationwide.

Everman received a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from Northern Kentucky University.

Everman, and her husband Jeff, reside in Independence with their three children.

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.

Food Truck Finale Set for Sept. 28

Union Park from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Finish the summer in style with great food, music and fun

  • Johnson Bros Band performing
  • 10 Food Trucks
  • Bounce Houses, Balloon Artists, Face Painter, Games and more

Mark your Calendars Today!

SIGN UP UNDERWAY FOR ZACH SALMON-Union Adopt-A-Unit Run

Registration has begun for the annual SPC Zachary Salmon Soldier Run to be held September 29, 2019, at the Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, KY.  The race will begin at 9 a.m.

The annual run raises funds for the Union Adopt-A-Unit Program that supports the HHT, 1-32 CAV, 1st BCT, 101St Airborne Air Assault Unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The Run honors the memory of Boone County resident SPC Zachary “Fish” Salmon, who was killed by a sniper in Afghanistan on January 12, 2011.  He was 21.

This program is organized by local resident Kim Voss, and sponsored by the City of Union and America Supporting Americans, a 501-3c organization which encourages support for military organizations and their families through a variety of activities and events nationwide.

The race will be held at Central Park and runners of all levels, walkers and families are welcome.

Register for the race at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=187548. For more information on the Union Adopt-A-Unit program visit https://www.facebook.com/spczacharysalmonsoldierrun.

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.