Nicholasville City Commission approves several ordinances and resolutions during latest meeting

Published 4:21 pm Monday, August 21, 2023

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The Nicholasville City Commission authorized Mayor Carter to sign an ordinance and approved a resolution, an encroachment agreement and a municipal order introducing a new job description during its latest meeting on Monday, Aug. 14. 

Ordinance 125-2023 

This ordinance amends the Code of Ordinances for the City of Nicholasville, Chapter 8, Fire Prevention and Protection, Article III Fire Codes and Standards and; by adopting Section 8-41.6.2. Knox Box in order to outline the use of the Knox Box system that provides a rapid method of access for firefighters while keeping citizens business and/or houses secure.)

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The Knox Box is a secured box on the outside of buildings that house keys for its respective building. This will help the fire department or emergency medical services get into a building quickly when needed. The Commission approved this ordinance.

Resolution 2023-006

This resolution authorized the mayor to enter into an agreement with Immediate Spill Technologies for a hazardous materials cost recovery and supply program.

According to Chief Craig Cox, the city entered into this agreement in January 2021. This company provides services and products to prevent and mitigate oil spills. The services will come at no cost to the city.

The Commission approved this resolution.

Encroach agreement for 250 Queensway Drive

City attorney Darren Sammons put this encroachment agreement together for a local resident due to a flood plain in the area receiving an updated study. According to planning director Tim Cross, the floodplain has gotten smaller in the area. The easement, which provides protection from flooding, will still be on this Nicholasville property, but it will move due to the smaller floodplain area. 

The Commission approved this agreement.

 Municipal Order 2023-017

This order amends the city’s personnel policies and procedures as well as its compensation and classification plan.

According to Kathy Rhineheimer, human resources manager for the city, this Municipal Order will create a job description for a cemetery administrative assistant. The Commission approved this order. 

The Commission also approved the following employment changes:

    • James Howard and Clint Newton were rehired from retirement for temporary full-time positions.
    • William Gover was promoted to fire training safety chief at the hourly rate of $34.6.
    • Austin Mckee was promoted to fire lieutenant at the hourly rate of $17.95.
    • Billy Barnett was hired as maintenance worker I at the hourly rate of $18.
    • Wastewater treatment employees Matthew Leasor and Grayson Hearn have received a raise of $1 an hour due to new certifications.