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ABOUT THE BOURBON COUNTY JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION

In 1968, a joint planning unit was established through an interlocal agreement between the City of Paris, City of Millersburg, City of North Middletown, and Bourbon County. The establishment of the “Bourbon County Joint Planning Commission” acknowledged the mutual benefits to combine resources, increase efficiency, and enhance the Bourbon County community.

 

The Bourbon County Joint Planning Office, located at 525 High Street, is the first stop for many questions about building, zoning, and code enforcement. Below is information about the decision-making bodies that oversee land use and development in our County.

BOURBON COUNTY JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION
The Planning Commission serves the the Cities of Paris, Millersburg, and North Middletown, and Bourbon County.

 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
Among the four (4) jurisdictions, each has a Board of Adjustment (BOA) to review variance and conditional use permit applications.

 

BOURBON COUNTY
The County BOA consists of four (4) members; all citizen members appointed by the Fiscal Court, each for a period of four (4) years.

 

CITY OF PARIS
The City of Paris BOA consists of five (5) members; all citizen members appointed by the City Commission, each for a period of four (4) years.

 

CITY OF MILLERSBURG
The City of Millersburg BOA consists of three (3) members; all appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council, each for a period of four (4) years.

 

CITY OF NORTH MIDDLETOWN
The City of North Middletown BOA consists of three (3) members; all appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City council, each for a period of four (4) years.

 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TASK FORCE
The Comprehensive Plan Task Force serves as a working group that oversees the development of the Comprehensive Plan Update.

 

PARIS PIKE CORRIDOR COMMISSION
The Paris Pike (US 27/Lexington Road) is a historic and scenic corridor between Bourbon and Fayette counties. To maintain its unique character and charm, Bourbon County and the City of Paris has signed an inter-local agreement with Lexington Fayette-Urban County Government (LFUCG) that created the Paris Pike Corridor Commission to oversee the protection of this agricultural area. This administrative entity is composed of nine (9) voting members; four (4) who are Fayette County residents appointed by the Mayor of LFUCG with approval by the Urban County Council, four (4) who are Bourbon County residents (two appointed by the Mayor of the City of Paris with approval by the City Commission and two by the Bourbon County Judge Executive with the approval of the Fiscal Court), and the ninth Commission member selected by the other eight members. Click here for more information.

 

BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW

The Board of Architectural Review applies to the City of Paris Historic District.  This district is bound by the north side of Fourth Street to the south side of Second Street between the west side of Main Street and the east side of High Street.  When an application is received that falls within this district, the Board reviews for a Certificate of Appropriateness.

BOURBON COUNTY 

JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION

 

  • Guy Bowman, Chair
  • Robert Clark
  • Wendell Curtis
  • Dianna Faust
  • John Gorrell
  • Ralph Hensley
  • John Hutchison
  • Christopher Jones
  • Henry Lovell
  • Nicole Scott
  • Jan Wagoner
  • Wayne West
  • Doug Witt
  • Attorney: Brian Privett

BOURBON COUNTY 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

 

  • Eugene Thomas, Chair
  • Joe Jarrell
  • Valerie Pitts
  • George Robinson
  • Gene Sherman
  • Attorney: G. Davis Wilson

CITY OF PARIS

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

 

  • Wayne West, Chair
  • Dianna Faust
  • Wiley Faw
  • William Garr
  • Lucy Jackson
  • Attorney: Patrick Watson

CITY OF PARIS

BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW 

 

  • Gordon Krist, Chair
  • Betsy Kephart
  • Becca Lawyer
  • Tom Moore
  • Megan Metcalfe Shaw

OUR STAFF

Andrea S. Pompei Lacy, AICP

Planning Administrator

Andrea began as the Planning and Zoning Administrator in the spring of 2016. With over seven years of experience in the field of planning research and development at the University of Louisville, she has provided technical assistance to many local communities. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and holds Master’s degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and Urban Planning (MUP) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. As the new Planner in town, she is always eager to discuss and strategize how to strengthen the existing community and attract sustainable growth that is sensitive to the historic and agricultural nature of the County. As a new resident in downtown Paris, she enjoys exploring the town and patronizing the local establishments with her husband, Preston, and when possible helping out on the Lacy Farm in Scott County.

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Dawn “Michelle” Thornsburg

Building Inspector/ Code Enforcement Officer

Michelle is the Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer for the Joint Planning Office. With a Residential Building Inspector license, she works with applicants to issue building permits, electrical permits, and water/sewer taps. Previously, she spent three years serving as the Officer Manager fulfilling multiple roles. Prior to joining the Planning Commission she was a Paralegal/Office Manager for twelve years. She is a lifelong resident of Bourbon County along with her husband, Daron and two sons, Trevor and Kaleb.

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Micki Sosby

Planning Technician

As the Planning Technician, Micki is the first point of contact when you visit or call the Joint Planning Commission. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Administration and brings over 35 years of experience to our office. Most recently, she was the Finance Officer for the Bourbon County Fiscal Court. Micki has been married to Eddie, a Bourbon County native, for many years and they live on a farm on Redmon Road, surrounded by family, little dogs, cattle and horses. She says life is good.

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The Bourbon County Joint Planning Office is located at 525 High Street in Paris, KY at the Paris Municipal Center on the first floor (Office 127). Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12-1 for lunch). Walk-in visitors are welcome during office hours, however we recommend to call in advance to ensure that we can make ourselves available to you.