Nicholasville City Commission Notebook
Published 3:30 pm Friday, August 12, 2022
By Gillian Stawiszynski
The Nicholasville City Commission held a meeting this past Monday, Aug. 8th, and centered on planning ordinances and some important announcements.
- Women local government workers were honored in this meeting. Mayor Sutherland authorized a proclamation declaring August ‘Women in Local Government’.
- As discussed in a previous Commission workshop, Commission Members unanimously voted to approve Juneteenth as an official local holiday. Juneteenth is also known as “Emancipation Day.” It commemorates June 19th, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were notified of their freedom. This day occurred more than two years after former president Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth has only been a federally recognized holiday since June 2021.
- The commission approved several raises and promotions for Police Officers and Firefighters.
- The Nicholasville Water Department sent a crew of six people down to southeastern Kentucky on Thursday, Aug. 4th, to evaluate their water systems. The water department sent out another team Monday, Aug. 8th, to begin to make repairs.
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The next city commission meeting is on Monday, Aug. 22nd, at 5 p.m. at the Nicholasville Police Department.