Employee Highlight: John Ward

After completing an extensive search for an interim fire chief, we are pleased to announce the appointment of John Ward to the position, effective April 12.

John most recently served as the fire chief for the Georgetown Fire Department from September 2014 to August 2019 which was the capstone to his 20 year career with the department. John’s previous leadership experience will be instrumental as he accepts the responsibility for managing the department during the interim period. While at GFD, John enhanced organizational performance by improving practices and procedures, establishing an officer development program, promoting and supporting staff training, and being an effective communicator. In addition, John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting which has been useful in his efforts to provide services in a fiscally responsible manner.

Please join us in welcoming John Ward to the Scott County Fire Department.

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Board of Adjustments Application

The Scott County Board of Adjustment is seeking volunteers to fill a vacant Board position. The Scott County Board of Adjustment is the Zoning Appeals Board for unincorporated Scott County. The Board reviews and adjudicates requests for setback variances, conditional use permits and appeals of Planning Commission Director interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance. Board members are required to attend at least one monthly regularly scheduled meeting, (currently the 1st Thursday of the month at 5pm), and any special meetings called by the Board members, as needed. Members are required to maintain 8 hours of Board related training every 2 years. No special
qualifications are required. Board members receive a monthly stipend of $150. Board terms are four (4) years in length and members may serve two consecutive four (4) years terms.
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Litter Abatement Grant

We are happy to announce that Scott County Fiscal Court recently received a litter abatement grant from the state of Kentucky’s Energy Environmental Cabinet. We are using this generous grant to clean up 200 miles of roadside litter within this next week!

We are very grateful for this grant that has enabled us to save money on our general fund and clean up our roads. Thank you to JR Brandenburg, the Scott County Road Department Director, and his team for their help! We would also like to thank Robert Bruin and his crew at the City of Georgetown Public Works for their assistance with roadside clean-up! It is truly a team effort to clean 200 miles of roadside litter, so we are extremely grateful for all those who have contributed to the effort to use this grant for good!

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