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The Bourbon County Joint Planning Office is the first stop for many questions about building, zoning, code enforcement and floodplain management. We serve the Cities of Millersburg, North Middletown, Paris, and unincorporated Bourbon County.

August 2017 Update

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Envision Bourbon County

 

August 29, 2017

 

Thank you to all those who attended the “Envision Paris” sessions at the Paris-Bourbon County Library! The input of over 120 attendees will help shape a better Bourbon County. And yesterday was only the first of many opportunities!

Here are some photos that highlight our day with the community and our special visitors from the University of Cincinnati. If you were unable to attend, but would like to participate in future planning initiatives, please email alacy@paris.ky.gov.

 

Professors of from the University of Cincinnati introduced themselves to our Community and gave a summary of the community development project that 30 Master of urban planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation students will focus on this fall.

 

Attendees posted their responses to the questions “What makes Bourbon County great?” and “What challenges does Bourbon County face?”

 

The 100 + workshop attendees split up into smaller groups to discuss topics such as the economy, housing, historic preservation, transportation, green infrastructure, and natural and recreational amenities.

 

Students enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Rooster Brew with the support of Woodford Hill Thompson, Traditional Bank, Gwen Dever, Mike Kendall, Deborah Lyle Poynter, and Mark Gallman.

 

University of Cincinnati students received a tour of a recently renovated building on Main Street. 

 

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Public Art “Idea” Workshop

July 23, 2017

 

 

On Sunday, July 23 from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Hopewell Museum, the community will craft ideas for celebrating our great inventor, Garrett Morgan.  Everyone is welcome!  Click the image to the left for more information.

 

This event is FREE.  Snacks, refreshments, and arts & crafts materials will be provided.  Please RSVP to alacy@paris.ky.gov by July 14, 2017.

Flood Safety Information

 

Protect you and your family against damage and injury.  Click the map below to learn more about flood hazard preparedness.

Tips for Hosting a Farm Wedding

 

Are you thinking about hosting a special event on a farm?

 

On June 29, 2017 “agritourism activities” will be considered a permitted agricultural use.  An agritourism activity means any activity that is carried out on a farm and allows participants to view or participate in the farm for recreational, entertainment, or educational purposes.  These activities include farming, ranching, historic, cultural, civic, or ceremonial activities, including but not limited to weddings…

 

Here’s a Planning Checklist to get you started.

Historic Preservation Symposium

May 23, 2017

 

Main Street Paris in the 1930’s. Photo Credit: Hopewell Museum.

On May 20th, the Planning Office provided a brief presentation about preservation planning initiatives that are identified in the 2017 Comprehensive Plan.

Did you miss this event?  Click here to view a copy of the presentation at this event hosted by the Hopewell History Museum.

ROAD SAFETY

April 28, 2017

 

“Share the Road” signage was recently installed along State maintained roads in Bourbon County to remind motorists to take caution.  Click the image to the right to view a map with recommended sign locations.

Community Arts Initiative

April 28, 2017

 

On April 24th, over 30 community members participated in an “on the table” meeting to discuss how we can publicly celebrate Garrett Morgan, the world renowned inventor who grew up in Claysville, right here in Paris.  Several ideas were shared!  This Summer, we will take some of these ideas and share the community’s artistic vision at a Design Workshop.  Stay tuned for a Summer Design Workshop date!

 

See more Garrett Morgan Meeting Highlights

Housing Interest Survey

February 13, 2017

 

In the winter of 16-17, the Chamber of Commerce and the Planning Office asked residents and non-residents about their housing needs and preferences.  Click the icon to the left to learn what the Community had to say!