• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Concern about Comp Plan committee assignment

With the process of reviewing – and possibly updating – the Comprehensive Plan already underway, concerns were raised before a vote to replace Rich Schein as Comp Plan committee chair. J. D. Wolf, who serves as chair of the full Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission, made the recommendation on committee assignments. He pointed out that “we change chairmen all the time,” in response to a question about Schein being replaced from vice Chair Patty Perry. Schein said he did not have a problem with Chad Wells replacing him as Comp Plan committee chair, but he did object to being removed entirely from serving on that committee when he’s the lone P&Z appointee representing the City of Midway and its residents. “Mr. Schein’s use of removal is not the term I would use,” said Wells. “We reelect everybody on these committees, every year.” He pointed out that the Planning Commission’s bylaws require Midway’s representative to serve on the personnel and budget committee, but there’s no such bylaw for the Comp Plan review committee. While Schein said he did not disagree with Wells or his explanation about the bylaws, he said, “I stand by my concerns.” Wells (now as chair), Perry and Ed McClees were all reassigned to the Comp Plan review committee for another year. Tim Parrott was assigned to the committee as a new member. Other assignments: Perry (chair), Jim Boggs, McClees and Jeri Hartley on the subdivision regulations/zoning ordinance committee; Randal Bohannon (chair), Schein, Hartley and Wells on the personnel/budget committee; Parrett (chair), Boggs, Bohannon and Schein on the zoning administrator/legal committee. Perry, Schein and Bohannon voted against the motion to approve the committee assignments as recommended by Wolf, who abstained on a vote that passed 5 to 3. Election of officers The commission voted unanimously to not make any changes in terms of its officers. Wolf will serve as chair for another year, Perry will continue to serve as vice chair and McClees will continue as secretary. Sworn in Hartley was sworn-in as the newest appointee to the Planning Commission. She will represent the City of Versailles during her four-year term. She succeeds William Downey.

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