Nicholasville City Commission notebook

Published 9:00 am Monday, August 29, 2022

By Gillian Stawiszynski

Contributing Writer

The Nicholasville City Commission met for a regular meeting on Monday, August 22nd. Here are some notable items from the meeting.

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Jimmy Wells has recently retired from public service. Mayor Sutherland gave wells a key to the city. Wells wrote a thank-you speech presented by his adult children since he was ill and could not attend.

“Thank you so much for this honor. I consider my nearly 12 years on the board of adjustment as a fitting way to end my 41 years in public service, which included five years on the Nicholasville city council and mayor pro tem at that time. And 25 years as Jessamine County magistrate, with 14 of those years as judge-executive pro tem. I have enjoyed serving in each position,” said Wells. He also thanks the zoning employees and his wife, Ruthie, for her support.

The commission also voted to establish September as City Government Month and passed a municipal order establishing a small business grant program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These grants will focus on the downtown business district and will be ready to apply on September 1. More information to come as it is released.