Nicholasville City Commission approves new fire department personnel policies.

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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The Nicholasville City Commission met on Monday, Jan. 23, for its regular commission meeting. It discussed personnel policy change at the fire department, a road name change, and approved a financial audit. It also postponed some items for a future discussion. 

After thorough discussion, the commission approved Municipal Order 2023-02, which amends the city of Nicholasville’s fire department personnel policies and procedures.

Recently, the fire department had seven new firefighter graduates join its team. These new employees allow each of Nicholasville’s three fire stations to have 18 firefighters per shift, with 16 being the absolute minimum. 

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Assistant fire chief Marty Kazsuk said the purpose of the approved municipal order is to cut down on the amount of mandatory overtime firefighters are required to work. 

In other meeting news:

  • The commission heard a financial audit presentation. According to auditor Rory Kahly, no instances of “non-compliance” by the city of Nicholasville were found in the audit.
  • Tim Cross requested a name change for Bart Road off Orchard Drive on behalf of Ball Homes, which is developing a subdivision in the area. There will be an action item for the council to approve in the next commission meeting. 
  • Discussion of the request involving a detention easement for stormwater management at 116 Watkins Drive and a new appointment to the Jessamine County Economic Development Authority have been postponed to a future meeting.

The next Nicholasville City Commission meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Nicholasville Police Department.