Weekly Recap: May 20

Public Works Week; County Anniversary Around the Corner: What's Happening in Your Boone County

Here’s what’s been happening in Your Boone County. This issue includes:

  • Public Works Week was May 19-25.
  • The Boone County Fiscal Court meeting on May 21 included the first reading of the proposed FY25 budget.
  • Boone County’s 225th Anniversary Celebration is just one short week away!
  • Tire Recycling Event is scheduled for June 14 and June 15.

Thank You to Our Public Works Team!
Boone County Public Works team receives proclamation for National Public Works Week

National Public Works Week runs from May 19-25, but at Boone County, we recognize and celebrate our team of 50 hardworking Public Works employees all year long. This group of dedicated staff members serves as a backbone for all county operations – and is often responsible for the monumental task of keeping our roadways safe and reliable.

Our Public Works team:

  • Treats and plows 450 centerline miles of County-owned roadways, and some state-owned roadways.
    • This past winter, crews traveled a total of 12,758 miles to treat our roads!
  • Recycles everyday items, like plastic and cardboard, and hard-to-recycle materials such as tires, Styrofoam and appliances.
    • Our team recycled just over 1,113 tons of materials in 2023.
  • Maintains and repairs all 750 pieces of County-owned equipment, including vehicles, construction equipment and specialty vehicles such as ambulances, vans and more.
  • Designs and prints nearly all traffic control signs, including stop signs, no parking signs, street signs.
  • Designs and manages large-scale infrastructure projects, including rural water, rural road repairs and updates and more.

This is just a small glimpse our Public Works team does day in and out to keep our county running. Please say a quick thank you next time you see this deserving crew working along the side of the road.

Fiscal Court Meeting Recap
The Boone County Fiscal Court meet on Tuesday, May 21 for its last regular meeting of May. The meeting covered several routine business matters, including:

  • Reading of the first ordinance of the FY25 budget. (Learn more about the County budget process.)
  • A presentation on the Boone County Conservation District and the important work they do to protect our natural resources in the county.
  • Awarding a bid to a contractor that will allow construction to begin on select streets in Rural Water 2.0, group C.
  • Approval to apply for federal funding that will allow Boone County Assisted Housing to provide housing assistance to veterans.

Mark Your Calendars: It’s a 225th Birthday Party on June 1
It’s hard to believe, but June 1 is less than one week away! Be sure to join us anytime between noon-10 at the Boone County Fairgrounds for a day of fun, family-friendly activities. There will be historic demonstrations, local vendors, face painting, music, food and so much more. Be sure to stick around for fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Learn more.

Tire Recycling Event: Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15
Got old tires? Bring them to Boone County Recycling Center (8275 Maplewood Drive, Burlington)! Boone County residents are invited to drop off old tires at the Recycling Center on Friday, June 14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Saturday, June 15 from 8 a.m. – noon. Stop by anytime during the free event. Limit eight tires per driver. Have a question? Call 859-334-3151.

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largest county

1798

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of riverfront