In June, the city broke ground on a new East Sector Roll Call station, the first roll call station outside of New Circle Road and Man O’ War.
Councilmember Kathy Plomin says, “I am proud to have the East Sector Roll Call Center located now in the 12th District. The new site will be surrounded by vibrant neighborhoods and, of course, Veterans Park. It will be a welcome addition to the area.”
“Keeping public safety in mind is paramount in planning for our City’s future,” Police Chief Lawrence Weathers said. “This new facility improves accessibility for our growing East Sector, and provides updated features to our offices and our citizens.”
Grow Smart Academy is a free, four-week program designed to educate Lexingtonians on land-use planning and its relationship to our community’s economic development, environment, and quality-of-life.
Want to learn more about how land-use impacts your daily life from public transit, walkability, housing affordability, greenspaces, our climate impact, and where you live, work, and play? Join Grow Smart Academy to hear about these local issues with experts. Alumni are encouraged to register.
In order to receive a completion certificate, you must attend all four sessions in their entirety. Dinner is provided at each session.
Register at Fayette Alliance.
Take Me to the River
In late May, the city announced plans to purchase 30 acres on the Kentucky River, the only public access to the river in Fayette County.
The city has signed an agreement of sale for the property with John Kelley, whose family has owned the property for decades. The property is located off Old Richmond Road, near the I-75 bridge into Madison County.
Mary Quinn Ramer, President of VisitLex, Lexington’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the new park will be an opportunity to establish a new kind of regional tourism with other river counties. “The growth in outdoor recreation and adventure tourism has been significant over the past two years,” Ramer said. “VisitLEX believes that the Kentucky River will become a major driver in recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike in our destination. VisitLEX is thrilled that this stunning piece of property on the banks of the Kentucky River will become a park open for all to enjoy.”
Councilmember Kathy Plomin, who represents the riverfront area, said, “My husband and I have a kayak and can’t wait for our inaugural voyage down this beautiful venue of the Kentucky River. To Lexington, Kentucky, another feather in our cap!”
Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works is conducting a survey to assess and direct its communication related to environmental issues. Lexington residents may receive a phone call, letter or email with a request to participate in a survey about environmental concerns in Lexington.
The survey will be conducted by OpinionWorks, a research firm that has been hired by the city to conduct and analyze the survey. If you are chosen to participate by phone, you will receive a call from phone number 410-280-2000.
What to expect if you receive a call:
- Calls will come in on both landlines and cell phones.
- A professional, live caller will interview you in either English or Spanish (your choice).
- It will take about 15 minutes to complete the survey.
- Calls will be made during daytime or evening hours.
- Only residents 25 and over will be asked to participate.
If you are asked to participate by mail, you will receive a packet that contains a survey and a postage paid envelope that you can use to return the completed survey. There will also be a link in the packet for those who prefer to complete the survey online.
Those being asked to participate online will receive an email with a link to the survey, which can be completed in either English or Spanish.
Your responses will be kept anonymous and combined with responses from other residents. This information will be used to determine how Lexington can improve our environment and better communicate with residents.
A report summarizing the data will be made available to the public in the fall of 2022.