…And the Race is On: the Mayoral Race

Hamburg Councilmember, David Kloiber, a first-term councilmember for Lexington’s sixth district, has filed the paperwork to run for Lexington’s mayor in 2022.

Incumbent Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has announced she will seek re-election.


Lexington to allow ADUs

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are smaller, secondary independent housekeeping establishments located on the same lot as a principal dwelling. ADUs are independently habitable and provide the basic requirements of shelter, heating, cooking, and sanitation.

Imagine Lexington reports, “After a years-long process of research, development, and review — the ordinance allowing for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) has officially been passed by the Urban County Council!

The Division of Planning conducted a large outreach and education campaign that focused on ADUs throughout 2019. The proposed ordinance, which was shaped significantly by public input collected during the outreach campaign, was unanimously passed by the Planning Commission in October 2019. From there, the ordinance was passed to the Planning and Public Safety Committee of the Urban County Council.”

In September 2021, the ordinance was reviewed, with additional public input, and revised again. It was then approved by Council at the end of October 2021.


Photo by Megan McCardwell

Car Seat Safety and the Lexington Fire Department

Seventh district council member Preston Worley has put together a video about car seat safety with the Lexington Fire Department.


Hamburg Middle School delayed

The Fayette County School Board of Education temporarily delayed their decision to award construction bids for Lexington’s forthcoming middle school on Polo Club Blvd in Hamburg. Fayette County purchased the 47-acre tract in 2020, with an anticipated open date of Fall 2023.

The District reports that project estimates have soared 49 percent, to a new potential pricetag topping $70 million.

Board members explained that the school build is suffering from the same escalating construction costs and supply chain issues that are plaguing all current construction projects nationwide.

If delays and cost-increases persist, it’s possible the timeline projecting a Fall 2023 open date might have to be adjusted.


This also appears on pages 6 and 7 of the December 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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