Interim city manager search up for discussion Monday
The City Commission will hear a report on its search for an interim city manager at a 5 p.m. work session at City Hall Monday.
Other matters on Monday’s agenda include an update on city manager search firms, an annual report from CCEIDA, a follow-up discussion of stormwater utility, a discussion of city employees’ insurance plan and a closed door session to discuss personnel, among other items.
FIS to set tax hearing dates
The Frankfort Independent Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Second Street School, 506 W. Second St.
Agenda items include reports on graduation rate, state testing and Title IX for athletics, approval of several staffing changes, and approval of tax hearing dates.
Frankfort’s OWN will be recognized, and the school district will celebrate earning Energy Star status for Second Street School and Frankfort High School.
Fido and Friends today
A Fun with Fido and Friends parent/child session, sponsored by L.I.F.E. House for Animals, is set for today from 1:30-3 p.m. at L.I.F.E. House, 14 Fido Court.
Another session will be held for grades 2-5 on Aug. 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. at L.I.F.E House.
Email DawnHWelch@gmail.com for more information about either event.
Upcoming pet adoption events
A Furever Friends adoption event, sponsored by L.I.F.E. House for Animals, will be held Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Capitol. Dogs that are available for adoption will be present
A Purina adoption event and supply drive, sponsored by L.I.F.E. House for Animals, will be held Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart. Dogs that are available for adoption will be present.
Scavenger hunt planned
A scavenger hunt entitled “Creatures of Fantasy Forest” is set of Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at Dolly Graham Park on Murray Street off Second.
Connie May is conducting the program where participants will learn why tiger (swallowtail butterflies) and other pollinators are important for strawberry ice cream and the watermelon that will be served.
Connie May started Fantasy Forest for the neighborhood to have a place to enjoy nature.
New county recycling starts
Franklin County’s new trash and recycling service starts soon. Here are a few things you need to know, per Franklin County Solid Waste Administrator Greg Butler. For more information, contact Butler at 875-8751 or visit http://www.franklincounty.ky.gov/services/waste.
>Starting Wednesday, Legacy Carting will begin delivery of the new carts. Each Franklin County residence (excluding apartment complexes, which use dumpsters) will receive one 95-gallon trash cart and one 95-gallon recycling cart.
>The week of Aug. 20-24, Republic Services – the business currently contracted to collect garbage in Franklin County – will begin removing recycling bins from residents who are on the B-week collection schedule.
The week of Aug. 27-31, Republic will collect the remaining carts and bins. The county is asking residents to continue using their Republic carts up until they’re removed, as Legacy won’t begin collection until the week of Sept. 3.
>Legacy starts trash and recycling collection Sept. 3, which is Labor Day. Trash and recycling will be picked up Monday-Friday. The only exceptions are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
>Collection days will not change – the collection day for all Franklin County residents will remain the same as it was under Republic, although the collection times may vary. Make sure trash and recycling carts are curbside the evening prior or by 6 a.m. on your collection day.
>Recycling and trash are picked up on the same day, but separate trucks are used for each, so collection times may vary.
Franklin County will continue to utilize single-stream recycling, meaning that all recyclable materials, including glass, can go in the recycling cart together.
>Residents will be receiving letters in the mail detailing what can and can’t be recycled, guidelines on bulky waste collection and information on the landfill voucher program.