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Special Meeting 3/26/2020

March 24, 2020


The City of Union will hold a Special City Commission Meeting via video Teleconference on March 26th, 2020 in the City of Union City Building at 1843 Mt. Zion Road, Union, Kentucky.  The Special City Commission Meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.






Mayor/Administrator’s Report
Finance – Financial Report/Bills to be Paid
Communications – Cancellation of Easter Event
Public Works – PW Report


  1. Resolution 2020-02 Parking Lot Repaving Project Agreement
  2. Resolution 2020-03 Parking Lot Pole Lighting Project Agreement
  3. Resolution 2020-04 Whispering Trails Cul-de-Sac Paving and Removal Agreement
  4. Resolution 2020-05 Adoption of Official City Values and Value Statements
  5. Resolution 2020-06 Ratification of Mayor Solomon’s Declaration of Emergency
  6. M. Order 2020-04 Establishing time of the next Commissioners meeting on April 20th
  7. M. Order 2020-05 Adoption of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  8. Ordinance 2020-01] Adopting Additional Speed Control Policies for Union (2nd Reading)


If you have any questions or thoughts regarding these topics, please contact Mayor Solomon or the City Commission prior to 4:00 pm on March 26th.  Contact can be made via email through the City’s website at or by calling 859-384-1511.  Any resident can listen to the meeting at the above time by calling  1-646-558-8656 with Meeting ID 647 428 335.

The City of Union has chosen to hold this meeting via video teleconference because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the recommendation of social Distancing to minimize its spread.

State and National declarations have been issued regarding he COVID-19:

  • State of Emergency declared by Governor Andy Beshear on March 6, 2020.
  • National Emergency declared by President Donald Trump on March 13, 2020.

Best Regards,
David Plummer
Chief Administrative Officer


Citizens can participate in this meeting by following the instructions below:

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Meeting ID: 647 428 335


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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

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 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.

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

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 (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


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.

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.

Join the Union Celebrates America Parade

Plans are currently underway for the upcoming 2019 “Union Celebrates America” parade and community event scheduled on Friday, June 28th.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a part of the 2018 Union Celebrates America parade.

The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Zion and Old Union Road.

Proceeding East on Mt. Zion, the parade will turn right on US Highway 42 and proceed to Double Eagle Drive (near Ryle HS) where it will end.

We would also like to encourage you to attend the community street celebration event immediately following the parade at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church.  There will be food trucks and kid-friendly entertainment options with music by professional entertainers “The Wulfe Bros.” at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks following at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Complete the 2019 Parade Entry Form if you would like to participate in the parade.

Please feel free to call the city building at 859-384-1511 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday should you have any questions or email at [email protected] for more details.

City Fish Fry Set for April 19

The 2019 City of Union Fish Fry, with Boy Scout Troops 805 and 702 will be on Friday, April 19.

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 or by contacting Communications Coordinator Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

City Announces 2018 City Events

The 2018 City of Union Events have been announced.

The City will be offering three events this year for residents starting with the “Annual Easter Egg Hunt”. The Date for this event is Saturday, March 31, 2018. The event will begin 8:30 am with registration, followed by two age-ranged hunts at 9 and 9:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be several door prizes for children available. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures at no cost. The event will be held at Union Presbyterian Church and adjacent grounds.

The next scheduled event will be the “Union Celebrates America” event on Friday, June 29th, 2018. The event will begin at 7:00 pm with the parade on US 42 and will conclude around 11:00 pm. A street dance with music from the Wulfe Brothers Band, along with several food truck vendors and beer from Braxton Brewery will be on hand to entertain and sustain attendees. The firework show from Vito’s Fireworks will begin at dark near the DelMonde, Inc. Building, 10087 Old Union Road, (former Union Community Building) at approximately 10 p.m.

The last event for 2018 is the “Breakfast with Santa” to be held on Saturday December 8th, 2018, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The event will be at the Union Fire Protection District on US 42. Santa will be there for photos and to take care of those special Christmas wishes. Donations will again be accepted for the Boone County Animal Shelter, and there will be opportunities for crafts as well. Light refreshments will be provided, along with door prize opportunities.

All City of Union events are free to the public, and you do not have to be a resident of the city to attend. More information is available on the city website regarding each event, and through the City’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Event sponsorship opportunities are available.  2018 City of Union Sponsorship Packet

Contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511 for more information.

City of Union Seeking Part Time Maintenance Technician

City of Union Seeking Part-Time Maintenance Technician
February 2017

Qualifications: The City of Union is seeking qualified applicants for a Maintenance Technician.  The Candidate should have…

  • Experience working as a maintenance technician or any other comparable capacity.
  • Basic knowledge of hand/power tools.
  • Satisfactory communication skills to interact with the public and city employees.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license and have a personal vehicle.

Responsibilities: General Maintenance and minor repairs to equipment, clearing of storm drains, clean up of Trash and Debris, the installation and removal of street signs, basic masonry, basic carpentry and interior repair and finishing.

Position is open until filled.   This position will not have a set weekly schedule.  Work is scheduled by the City Administrator on an as needed basis.  Interested candidates can submit an application to the city of Union at 1843 Mt. Zion Rd., Union, KY 41091 or email with subject line “Maintenance Tech” to David Plummer ([email protected]) by February 23rd, 2018.

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Union Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lefty’s Barbershop

Union, KY-The City of Union will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for Lefty’s Barber Shop, to welcome the business to the City.

The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Lefty’s Barber Shop, 9900 Old Union Road, Suite A, Union, at 10:30 a.m. on October 6.  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 cutting of the ribbon.

John Bernard is the owner of Lefty’s Barber Shop, and will attend the ceremony along with other employees and friends.  The ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

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