40 North Main St Walton, KY 41094 859 485 4383
January 18, 2017
Dear Walton Citizens,
So it's been three months since my last message to everyone and I apologize but fall
is a very busy time of year for me. I hope that we all had a joyful holiday season
from Thanksgiving Day through the New Year. Our Christmas on Main event
was one of the best attended that we have had recently. The weather was really
cooperative and it was enjoyable.
The results of the election were quite dramatic. Nationally I expect real change
and drama heading into the new four year term for the new president.
Regionally the state legislature is now in republican control for the first time in
many years. I hope they bring good changes for all of us. Locally we have two
new council members. Stephanie Williams who has served previously and John
Wainwright. Our thanks to Margie Stewart who served two terms and Dan
Simpson who served last term.
Over the last year Mayor Soloman of Union and I have been working
diligently to change the funding mechanism for the planning commission so that
it reflects the dictates of the KRS. Previously the PC was increasing the costs of
the four voting members annual "contributions" without discussion. That will
now change and will eliminate arbitrary increases in costs to the city. Basically,
any increases in costs will have to be approved by the four members who are
Walton, Union, Florence and Boone County.
The Board of Adjustments recently sent plans for a new apartment complex to
the Planning Commission. This project will be built behind the Waffle House if
they are granted a tax abatement by the state. Without that they will not
develop the property. There are others interested in building senior apartments
in the same area. All of the Town Center property is already zoned for this type
of development under the C-1/C-2 category.
It is my understanding that UC Hospital will continue with plans for their
air care service project here in Walton. They were given a green light for a
landing pad and a small hangar building about three years ago but have been
finishing other projects in the region. If they continue they will be directly
behind the fire station. This will allow UC to extend their reach into
central Kentucky and provide service to not only our area but our
neighbors to the south as well.
We are continuing progress on the High Street foot bridge. This is a
collaborative effort between Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of
Governments (OKI), the City and the County. I believe the bridge
should be in place before the Fiscal Year 2018 ends, this will reconnect Main St
with High St.
Congratulations to the WVHS boys’ varsity basketball team and good luck to them
CITY OF WALTON
40 North Main St Walton, KY 41094 859-485-4383 www.cityofwalton.org
Dates to Remember:
February 6 – Caucus Meeting
February 13 – Council Meeting
February 20 – Office closed in observance for President’s Day
March 6 – Caucus Meeting
March 13 – Council Meeting
The City is now offering online payments for the water/sewer bills, you can go to www.invoicecloud.com/waltonky
With the winter weather just around the corner we wanted to include the parking regulations for snow emergencies, they are as follows.
Snow emergencies shall be defined at one of the following levels:
Level one: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roadways may be icy, cautious driving advised.
Level two: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only motorists whose travel is absolutely necessary should be on the roadways. Residents are urged to contact their employers to see if they should report to work.
Level three: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. Travel only for work, provisions, medical supplies or medical treatment is permitted. All employees should contact their employers concerning work schedules. Essential travel only is advised. Violators are subject to prosecution.
During snow emergencies, where snowfall is 2” or greater, motor vehicles shall not be parked or abandoned on streets or roadways, so as to impede the removal of snow or ice.