Help Support the Randy Bacon Memorial Scholarshp
for FHS students
Bring the attached Flyer (or electronic copy) to the register when you pay and 15% of your check will be donated to the SFNA for the Scholarship
Help Support the Randy Bacon Memorial Scholarshp
The SFNA quarterly meeting scheduled for 2/25 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled soon.
We want •••everyone••• to get to the FHS gym to cheer on the Panthers in the first round of basketball Regionals against Dunbar! 🏀
Game time is at 7 – get out and support our neighborhood students at our neighborhood school!
Franklin County Farmers Market’s statement about the Downtown Master Plan
Downtown redevelopment has the potential to transform downtown Frankfort, and the farmers market, like so many of us, is still processing the potential changes. Of course we like our current location, and it is hard to imagine changing that, but it is clear to us that the farmers market is one piece of the downtown redevelopment puzzle and that we benefit from a thriving downtown. We also know that the Market Pavilion is located on state property, and that over the long term neither we nor the City of Frankfort can keep the state from deciding to sell that land as surplus property.
The Franklin County Farmers Market is managed by an elected board of market members, and the market board is tasked with making decisions for the market and choosing how to communicate those decisions with the wider community. On the issue of the downtown master plan, we are concerned about the impact that downtown redevelopment may have on the market, and there are real questions about the proposed alternate location. However, through their approval of this plan, the city and county governments have made a clear commitment to having a vibrant farmers market as part of the fabric of downtown. That’s a goal that the market shares wholeheartedly.
Our market is thriving thanks to hard work and sustained support from local producers, market customers, local elected officials, city and county staff, community leaders, local businesses, schools, non-profits, and area residents. We are grateful to be deeply rooted in this amazing community, committed to ongoing participation in a civil and constructive conversation about downtown redevelopment, and eager to continue to feed this community for years to come.
South Frankfort Neighborhood Association
Nov. 29 2018, 7pm
I. Old Business
a. Board member changes
b. Bylaws changes
c. Review of City Commissioner’s Candidate’s Forum
d. Update on SFNA non-profit application
II. New Business
a. Nomination / vote on new board members.
b. Social media networking efforts
c. Formation of Membership & Picnic Committees
d. Issue Discussion: Fire Station #1 location
Frankfort City Commission Meeting Notes
Monday, October 29, 2018
East Main Property Contract – Fire
The Commission approved a contract with the Franklin County Fiscal Court for $225,000.00 for the purchase of real property located at 231 East Main Street.
In July 2017, the Board of Commissioners contracted with Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. (BCI) to complete an Assessment Report for City Hall and Fire Station No. 1 with specific intent to study and identify future facility needs for Frankfort Fire Station No. 1 and provide recommendations for either a renovation of the existing or a potential new facility.
On June 25, 2018, BCI presented their study findings to the Board of Commissioners regarding the fire station assessment ultimately recommending we consider relocating Fire Station No. 1 determined as the existing site would accommodate neither a renovation/addition of the existing facility nor a replacement facility to meet the current or future needs.
Site selection for the future relocation of Fire Station No. 1 was subject to intense scrutiny during the assessment process. The top two most ideal sites being 231 East Main Street (Site 1) and the corner of 2nd Street & Shelby Street St. (Site 2). Site 1 reaches further south and southeast, while maintaining an overlap with Stations 2, 3, and 4 in the four and eight-minute response area. Site 2 will have increased difficulty of acquisition, less desirable vehicle flow, and a potential of increased disruption to surrounding citizenry.
After taking the above information into consideration and direction received during the June 25, 2018 closed session regarding site acquisition, it is my recommendation that we finalize acquisition of 231 East Main Street. This site is ranked as the most ideal as it maintains a current four (4) minute response time to South Frankfort.
- All leaves should be by the street, at 7 a.m., on the scheduled period for collection.
- Residents should have their leaves raked as close to the edge of the street as possible, without causing a traffic hazard or blocking drainage structures.
- No plastic bags allowed . You may dispose of the leaves in your yard waste cans or brown biodegradable bags.
- Leaves with trash and sticks will be tagged until owner corrects it. All sticks should be placed in your yard waste cans and trash should be placed in city issued trash carts.
The scheduled collection dates for Zone 1 (includes South Frankfort) are:
- October 29, 30, 31
- November 15, 16, 19
- December 5, 6, 7
Candidate forum questions: we need your input!
Our Candidates Forum is coming up on the evening of the 25th!
What question(s) or topic would you like the candidates to consider?
Send us your topics and ideas at <email@example.com>
The Board will compile these and discuss them with our moderator for the evening Al Cross.
Neighbors & friends,
I must inform you of several recent changes affecting SFNA officers.
First, Mike Fitzpatrick, who was elected board Chairman at the regular meeting on July 28, 2018, has recently tendered his resignation. As a result, I have assumed the position of board President (the title “Chairman” was changed to “President” at a special meeting of SFNA on August 16). Also consequently, Mrs. Kim Vanderoort was elected by a majority of board members to the Vice-president slot.
President, South Frankfort Neighborhood Association
Other SNFA news:
- Candidates Forum: Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Frankfort High School auditorium. We’re excited to hear from a number of candidates for local offices. Also: the Tanglewood neighborhood association has joined SFNA in sponsoring this event. Thanks to FHS for hosting us!
- SFNA Quarterly Meeting: Nov. 29, 7 – 8:30pm, South Frankfort Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall. Thanks SFPC! Please attend!
- Kris Shera: Kris been working on the SFNA’s application for non-profit status (referred to sometimes as “501(c)(3).” A big thanks to Kris volunteering to work on this for the SFNA!
see below for the flyer with additional dates for Angel Tree sign-ups:
Anderson County at Open Hands Pantry, 1111 Industrial Drive Road Lawrenceburg, KY October 16-17, 2018 2PM-7PM
Make up day at The Salvation Army 517 Greenup Avenue Frankfort, KY October 23 2PM-6PM
On The Table Franklin County – Next Steps
The next steps for On the Table are happening! In August, the themes that resulted from all the table conversations were announced. Folks interested in working on one of the themes will be getting together soon to participate in a facilitated process that will lead to specific proposals to move our community forward. Please join us at one (or more!) of the sessions. The working groups are as follows:
How do we encourage more civic involvement in neighborhoods, schools, community boards, and other organizations?
Wednesday, October 10 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 5:00 pm
How do we enhance and promote Frankfort/Franklin County’s strengths? Thursday, October 11 at the Downtown United Bank, 4th floor, 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm
How do we make Frankfort a College Town?
Wednesday, October 17 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 5:00 pm
How do we make Frankfort a kid and family-friendlier community?
Thursday, October 18 at the Frankfort High Library, 5:00 pm