• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Edgewood Farm hearing set for April 28

A public hearing on a request to rezone 405 acres on Lexington Road for a mixed-use development has been scheduled for Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. In addition to requesting the rezoning of agricultural land at 1450 Lexington Road, CRM Companies wants the Planning Commission to amend the current Comprehensive Plan in order to proceed with its plans to bring retail businesses, industry and housing to the site, located east of the Kroger Marketplace shopping center and west of Paynes Mill Road. A previous hearing scheduled on March 3 was postponed at the request of Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott in a letter to the Planning Commission. The Versailles City Council passed an ordinance in August 2015 stating its intent to annex 336 acres at 1450 Lexington Road, while also directing the Planning Commission to have a public hearing in order to amend the Comprehensive Plan, which would allow the property annexation to proceed. Budget approved The Planning Commission unanimously approved a $488,374 budget for next fiscal year. Revenues include funding from Midway City Council ($21,253), Versailles City Council ($85,008) and Woodford Fiscal Court ($85,008), which must be approved by those governing bodies before the budget becomes effective. Fees are estimated to generate another $70,000 in revenue for the Planning Commission. Expenditures include $179,757 for staff salaries and $38,557 for health insurance. Work session Members of the Comprehensive Plan committee agreed to have a work session after the regular Planning Commission meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday April 14, in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. The commission also agreed to review an audit for last fiscal year at its meeting on April 14.

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