• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Proposed P&Z budget sent to city councils, fiscal court

A proposed budget for next fiscal year was reviewed by the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission on March 9, and then forwarded to Midway and Versailles city councils and Woodford Fiscal Court. As recommended to the governing bodies, the proposed 2017-18 budget includes a three percent pay raise for P&Z staff and a 10 percent reduction in what each local government will contribute to the $500,700 budget, when compared to last fiscal year. The proposed 2017-18 budget asks for contributions of $77,729 from both the City of Versailles and Woodford County, and $19,307 from the City of Midway. Audit report The Planning Commission unanimously approved an audit report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. Commission members were asked if they wanted a formal audit report at its regular April meeting, but declined that opportunity because of the auditor's clean report. Segregation of duties was again listed as a material weakness. A lack of sufficient resources to employ additional staff in order to implement ideal financial controls to address the segregation of duties weakness was cited in an audit report response. Amended plat The Planning Commission unanimously approved an amended final record plat for Hiddenaway Estates, a rural residential neighborhood located off Pinckard Pike. The plat dedicates Hiddenaway Lane and Forrest Court for public use. The neighborhood's roadways were private, but built to public standards so residents of Hiddenaway Estates could choose to dedicate those rights-of-way for public use. Only one of 24 rural residential lots in Hiddenaway Estates has not been sold, Wilson told commission members. She said a gated entrance will need to be permanently anchored back so it cannot be closed. The plat was approved contingent upon County Engineer Buan Smith signing it. Commission member Chantel Bingham was not present at last Thursday's P&Z meeting.

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