Commission hears first reading of park regulation, city official incentive ordinances

Published 3:57 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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The Nicholasville City Commission was busy with ordinances and resolutions at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The commission passed Ordinance 103-2023 for its first reading: an ordinance establishing rules and regulations for parks owned and/or operated under the interlocal agreement between the city of Nicholasville and Jessamine County Fiscal Court.)

The ordinance allows the city to limit loitering, especially after dark, in public parks, especially the performance park.

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The commission also passed Ordinance 102-2023 for its first reading, which is an ordinance adopting an incentive program for city officials to obtain training related to city government. This ordinance allows for an incentive for elected officials who attend training related to the operation of city government.

In other business the commission:

• Passed a resolution accepting the cleaner water grant from the state.

• Appointed Wayne East to serve a four-year term as a representative in the Nicholasville Housing Authority.

• Passed Resolution 2023-001 opposing the passage of Senate Bill 50 and House Bill 50 relating to partisan local elections. If passed, Senate Bill 50 and House Bill 50 would require all local government and school board elected officials to have a partisan primary or a partisan election. According to the Kentucky League of Cities, 409 out of 415 Kentucky cities opt for nonpartisan elections. Nicholasville, Jessamine County, and Wilmore all run nonpartisan elections.Mayor Alex Carter said, “It’s just not very productive for local government. I don’t think that would benefit us here in Nicholasville.”

The next Nicholasville City Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. in the Nicholasville Police Department community room.