Weekly Recap: March 19

Animal Shelter is Now Open; Public Hearing Scheduled for Comprehensive Plan

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Ron & Sherrie Lou Noel Boone County Animal Shelter Open to the Public
Ribbon Cutting - Copy
The day has finally arrived! The Boone County Animal Shelter is officially open to the public. Staff and animals have settled into their new home and are happily welcoming residents and visitors to the new building. Since the ribbon cutting and grand opening on Saturday, March 16, there have been 13 lucky pups and cats that have left the shelter for their furever families.

Shelter staff encourages residents to stop by anytime during open hours to see the new facility and meet with the adoptable animals in our care.

Ron and Sherrie Lou Noel Boone County Animal Shelter
5620 Idlewild Road, Burlington, Ky

Adoption Hours
Monday-Friday: 12-6 p.m.
Saturday: 12-4 p.m.

You can also view adoptable animals online. Please keep in mind that while this site is updated frequently, all animals may not be available when you arrive at the shelter.

County Officials Work to Bring Water to Hundreds in Rural Boone County
Work continues to provide access to public drinking water to residents in rural Boone County.  At this week’s fiscal court meeting, the County Engineer presented a tentative outline and list of streets recommended to receive public water during Rural Water Phase 3.0. This would bring water to roughly 35 streets and as many as 411 homes. The County Engineer and Fiscal Court will continue reviewing, evaluating and finalizing the recommended street prioritization. Once the plan is completed and approved, homeowners will begin receiving notification letters with additional information and timing.

A clickable screen grab of a WCPO, Channel 9 news story, called Waterline Access

Fiscal Court Recap: Tuesday, March 19
The Fiscal Court held its second meeting of March on Tuesday. Several routine matters were discussed, including approving a bid to move the impound lot on the Public Works campus to make room for the new Parks facility. Work is expected to start on the new Parks building later this year, with a tentative opening date in 2025. Other business discussed included:

  • Approval of an interlocal agreement between Walton and Union for Public Works to inspect infrastructure projects.
  • Approval of an MMRT Diversion Case Coordinator to help connect individuals with drug-related charges to addiction & treatment services and support. The position is funded by opioid abatement settlement funds received from federal and state lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors. It is not funded by Boone County tax dollars.
  • Several new hires, including seasonal staff for parks and golf courses and public safety communication center (911) dispatchers. See more of our current job openings.

The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the Boone County Administration Building (2950 Washington Street, Burlington).

Public Hearing Scheduled for Comprehensive Plan Goals & Objectives
On Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., the Boone County Planning Commission is holding a public hearing to present the draft Goals and Objectives for the Boone County Comprehensive Plan, Our Boone County – Plan 2045. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the suggested goals and objectives and provide comments and input.

The meeting will be held in the Boone County Fiscal Courtroom, Boone County Administration Building (2950 Washington Street, Burlington). You can learn more about the hearing and Our Boone County – Plan 2045 on the Planning Commission’s website.

The public can also comment direction on the suggested Goals and Objectives online.



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