Originally the court reduced the size of the panel from ten to eight members at the request of Planning Commission Chairman Bob Brame. He said that city and county government faced difficulty in finding volunteers to serve on the board and with the spin off of the Board of Adjustments, would need extra personnel. Brame asked the court to create the Board of Adjustments to make technical decisions about subdivisions in the city and county, and grant variances on property that does not conform to zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations.
Back in front of the court, Brame said that the county had no zoning beyond Cadiz city limits and that only the city needed to have a Board of Adjustments. He added that the current Planning Commission lacked a quorum at a previous meeting attended by Judge/Executive Stan Humphries and Magistrate Stan Humphries and needed the extra two members in order to maintain a quorum to conduct business.
“I talked to several experts and there is a lot of grey area in the law. Then I talked to guy in Bardstown who has been with their commission for 25 years and is a lawyer,” said Brame. He told me that there is no way around the city needing a board of adjustments, but only one county in the state that has no land use ordinances has a board of adjustments.”
Magistrate Doug Taylor, who made the previous motion to reduce the size of the Planning Commission and create the new board contingent on county approval of composition and founding policies made the second motion to rescind. He also called upon any member of the community willing to serve on the boards to come forth and volunteer to city or county leadership. The motion passed without opposition.
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