Weekly Recap: June 17

Fiscal Court Recap; Water Deadline Extended: What's Happening in Your Boone County

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

  • The Boone County Fiscal Court passed a number of notable ordinances at its last regular meeting of the fiscal year.
  • The Transportation Improvement continues work to enhance infrastructure in our County.
  • Rural Water 3.0 street commitment deadline extended until Friday, July 12.
  • The Fiscal Court will hold a meeting on Friday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. to approve the last invoices and expenses of the fiscal year.
  • All Boone County government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 to celebrate Independence Day.

Fiscal Court Meeting Recap: Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m.
It was a full agenda for the Tuesday, June 18 meeting of the Boone County Fiscal Court. Several important items were discussed and ultimately approved, including:

  • The Boone County Fiscal Court FY25 budget. (Read more about the budget and the County’s budget process.)
  • An ordinance prohibiting all cannabis-related businesses in Boone County. (Read more about the recent Kentucky legislation and how other cities and counties are approaching this issue.)
  • Approving two zoning map amendments, including one for local business Bodies by Mike.
  • Annual agreements to support county operations, including Jail operations, fleet fuel monitoring (for county vehicles), pauper burials and more.
  • Approving recommendations of the Boone County Tax Boards to fund various intellectual disability, aging and mental health programs.
  • Awarding contracts to bidders for several pieces of equipment to be used by Public Works, including a skid steer and dump truck.
  • Approval to fund portions of infrastructure projects, including a roundabout at Camp Ernst and Longbranch. (Please keep in mind this project is still in the early planning stages.)

Fiscal Court Video

Watch the recorded livestream.

Transportation Improvement District Focused on Infrastructure
The Boone County Transportation Improvement District (TID), which is the first of its kind in Kentucky, has now held two meetings. At its first meeting, the board appointed its officers:

  • Larry Brown, Chair
  • David Wallace, Vice Chair
  • Laura Tenefeld, Treasurer/Secretary
  • Matt Dedden, Board Member
  • John Tobben, Board Member
  • Corrin Gulick, Ex-Officio Member
  • Eric Hall, Ex-Officio Member

The team continues to focus on finalizing policies and procedures, such as the by-laws that will govern the board, and will then begin the work of identifying priority projects for Boone County. The next meeting is Friday, July 19 at 9 a.m. in the Boone County Administration Building.

Deadline Extended for Rural Water 3.0   
Rural Water 3.0 Update 
Boone County officials have extended the deadline for streets to reach 50% commitment to be eligible for water as part of Rural Water 3.0. A number of streets have met the participation requirement, while many others are close to meeting the 50% threshold.

Residents on eligible streets can mail or drop off their completed form to:

Boone County Administration Building
c/o Finance Department
2950 Washington Street
Burlington, Ky 41005

Stay updated on the project, including if your street reached 50% commitment.

Fiscal Court Meeting: Friday, June 28
The Boone County Fiscal Court will meet on Friday, June 28 at 8:30 a.m. at the Boone County Administration Building. This is a limited meeting where the final invoices of the fiscal year will be reviewed and approved.

The public is invited to attend in person or watch from home:

Plan Ahead: Boone County Offices Closed July 4
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All Boone County government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Offices will operate normal business hours all other days of the week. Learn more about the departments and services available through the Boone County Fiscal Court.

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