City Commission approves annexation

Published 1:00 pm Friday, July 28, 2023

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The Nicholasville City Commission approved new employees, employee transfers, an annexation and more development items during a Monday meeting.

The Commission approved the first reading of the following ordinance: “An Ordinance establishing a decree of annexation of 0.78 acres of real property located at 200 Moore Drive (lot 1, block C, unit 1 of half acre subdivision) into the city of Nicholasville, Kentucky.”

Nicholasville Planning Director Tim Cross notified the council that this annexation is for a tailor-made business that has been expanding its services in Nicholasville.

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The recent Wetherby annexation is also a part of this particular expansion. The business is working to connect their new building with their old building.“

This will bring in some well-paying jobs to the community,” Cross said.

The Commission also approved a request to authorize the mayor to sign a water line easement between the city and Ashcraft Properties, LLC.

Nicholasville Public Utilities Director Bob Amato said this easement would be used to connect a new development on Frankfort-Fort Road to city utility services.

The following soon-to-be-retired employees were recognized for their decades of service to the city:

• CSR Supervisor of Nicholasville Kristine Goldey who has been with the city for 25 years.

• Police Officer Jerry Miller who has been with the city for 20 years.

• Fire Lieutenant Bruce Williams who has been with the city for 21 years.

• Police Chief Todd Justice who has been with the city for 25 years.

The Commission appointed new Police Chief Michael Fleming as ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) Administrator, a job that once belonged to retired Police Chief Todd Justice.

The Commission approved the following new employees and employee transfers:

• The lateral transfer of David Lewis and Mason DeMayo from police officers to police detectives.

• Transfer of Hagen Frye from maintenance worker to police officer recruit at the hourly rate of $22.23. “Hagen finally turned 21, so he gets to be a police officer now,” said Commissioner Bethany Davis Brown.

• The hiring of Mark Steward as a maintenance worker for the police department at the hourly rate of $20.

• The promotion of Charles Shelby Goldey to fire lieutenant at the hourly rate of $17.72.