Nicholasville City Commission gives permission for encroachment agreement

Published 12:43 pm Monday, July 17, 2023

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The Nicholasville City Commission held its regular meeting on Monday, July 10, and gave permission for an encroachment agreement to be created for a local resident’s pool.

A Queensway Drive resident requested to put an above-ground pool in their backyard, but the pool would encroach on the city’s drainage and utility easement, and its placement is further up than it should be.

Planning and Zoning Director Tim Cross said it wasn’t until 2012 that FEMA sent surveyors to Jessamine County and got a more accurate read of the county’s elevation. When the lots on Queensway Drive were created, the floodplain in the region was much higher up.

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Even though these residents still can’t use much of their land, Cross asked the Commission to approve the encroachment agreement to bring to the next meeting so that the resident can have their above-ground pool.

The Commission approved permission for Cross to create the agreement.

In other news:

  • The Commission approved Camille Lathem’s department transfer. Lathem has been authorized to transfer from her position in the financing department to the purchasing department as an assistant purchasing agent. 
  • Director of General Government Doug Blackford was approved for a rate adjustment due to compression: which is when newly-hired, lesser-experienced employees have rates that are close to the more-experienced employees who have been working at the same place much longer. Blackford was approved for a raise, giving him a new hourly rate of $60.72.
  • Daniel Meyer’s promotion to fire lieutenant at the hourly rate of $17.08 was approved.