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County to take up address ordinance

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By Lisa King

 

Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider Tuesday a first reading of an ordinance that would dictate how residents must display house numbers.

That ordinance, which replaces one passed in 1990, further revises a standard submitted by the E-911 Board on July 8. Magistrates will consider it at 10 a.m.

The E-911 Board voted that residents should be required to post addresses on their homes and on one side of their mailboxes.

Since then, Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton, who is chairman of the E-911 Board, has proposed that the ordinance be changed to include both sides of a mailbox.

Cayla Flannery, E-911 director of communications, said it was strongly suggested that the address be put on both sides of mailboxes, because addresses are not just for the post office but also for emergency services.

Now that stipulation officially would be added to the ordinance.

  Comprehensive plan

Magistrates will also consider a first reading of the Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives. The plan was approved June 16 by the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission.

This comprehensive plan is a guide for 20 years that explains where residents want the community to evolve and is not meant just for planning and zoning.

Public input sessions yielded a desire by residents to maintain the county's rural character and farmland.

  Other items

Magistrates also will consider the first reading of an ordinance related to the prevention of flood damage.

Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said the original ordinance was adopted in 1998, right after the "big flood" of 1997 in Shelby County.

Frazee said that the revision would focus on ways to keep flood damage to a minimum.

"The whole idea behind it [the ordinance] is to make sure that if anyone is doing any work near a creek or stream, they need to have a permit," he said. "That will, hopefully, prevent any damage to the area and will maintain the natural order of the environment."

  Also to be considered:

* Second reading of an ordinance relating to special districts to ensure that the proper material requirements are met for buildings.

* Proposal of the Ky. 53 sidewalk project from Weissinger Estates to Fairway Crossing.

* Review and appointment of PVA Board of Tax and Appeals Commission member Linzie Craig.

* Hiring of Mike Yount to part-time maintenance technician.

* Appointment of Jimmy Lyon to temporary full-time laborer at the Road Department.

* Acceptance of the 2009-10 South Oldham Fire Protection District budget.

* Approval to install two fire hydrants on Ky. 395 between I-64 and Fairview Drive.

* Review and approval of Shelby County EMS Standard Operating Guidelines Update.

* A variety of sponsorships for events around Shelby County.