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ABOUT THE BOURBON COUNTY JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION

 

January 18, 2024 meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

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.

 

BOURBON COUNTY JOINT BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Bourbon County Joint Board of Adjustment is composed of five (5) members representing the City of Paris, City of North Middletown, and the unincorporated Bourbon County.  This Board reviews conditional use permit applications, variance applications, and administrative appeals.

 

CITY OF MILLERSBURG BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The City of Millersburg Board of Adjustment consists of three (3) members; all appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.  For information on conditional use permit or variance applications to this Board, contact the City of Millersburg at (859) 484-3091.

 

“ENVISION 2040” COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
This advisory committee provides guidance to the Bourbon County Planning Office and other plan facilitators throughout the development of the “Envision 2040” 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

          Bourbon County Fiscal Court

  • Steven Osborne

          City of North Middletown

  • Henry Lovell, Treasurer

          Bourbon County Fiscal Court

  • Anna Allen-Edwards

          City of Paris

  • Jason Dailey

           City of Paris

  • Kimberlee Dionne

          Bourbon County Fiscal Court 

  • Dan Donovan

          Bourbon County Fiscal Court 

  • Dennie Ferrell

          Bourbon County Fiscal Court

  • Debra Hamelback

          City of Paris

  • Jason Menke

           Bourbon County Fiscal Court

  • Christie Overman

           City of Paris

  • Darrell Poynter

          City of Paris 

  • Caroline Randolph

           City of Millersburg  

  • Kevin Smith

          Bourbon County Fiscal Court

Legal Counsel: Patrick Watson, Watson Law Firm

BOURBON COUNTY  JOINT BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

 

  • Wayne West, Chair

           City of Paris Appointee

  • Steve Osborne, Co-Chair

           City of North Middletown Appointee

  • Darrell Poynter

           Bourbon County Fiscal Court Appointee

  • Noel White

           Bourbon County Fiscal Court Appointee

  • Wiley Faw

           City of Paris Appointee

  • Legal Counsel:  Patrick Watson, Watson Law Firm

CITY OF PARIS

BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW 

 

  • Logan Benton, Chair
  • Ronald Carter
  • Allison Cox
  • Melissa Jurgensen
  • Deborah Poynter

OUR STAFF

Micki Sosby
Dalton W. Belcher, JD

Planning & Zoning Director

Dalton has served as the Planning and Zoning Director of the Bourbon County Joint Planning and Zoning Office since July of 2023. He holds a JD from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law and a Bachelor’s of Science in Religion from the University of Pikeville. He worked for four years with the City of Covington as the Zoning Administrator and, later, as the Regulatory Services Manager as well. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

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Dawn “Michelle” Thornsburg

Level II Building Inspector/ Code Enforcement Officer

Michelle is the Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer for the Joint Planning Office. As a Level II Building Inspector, 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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Bobby Ritchie

Code Enforcement Officer

As the Code Enforcement Officer, Bobby is one of two staff members who respond to property maintenance complaints and violations. Prior to working for Code Enforcement, Bobby worked with the public in customer relations.  Born and raised in Bourbon County, he is a graduate of Paris High School.  He still resides locally with his long time fiancé and two children, Betty and John.

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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.