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HOPE lives in The City of Frankfort

The City of Frankfort supports the American Cancer Society through Frankfort’s “Day of HOPE” Thursday, November 5th.

December 21, 2015, Frankfort, Kentucky – Need to report a damaged street sign? Pay a parking ticket? Find out when the next ArtWalk is taking place? Discover what’s on the next City Commission Agenda for discussion? Well, all that and more can now be found at your fingertips thanks to the new Frankfort City App for Smart Phones, tablets and other devices.

The App, which is now available free of charge on the App store for IPhone users and on Google Play for Android users.

To find the App, search for City of Frankfort KY. The application is free and should only take a minute or two to download to your smart device. The App gives citizens access to the Frankfort/Franklin County Community Calendar, the City’s Facebook page, Commission Videos, Parking Ticket and Property payments as well as access to the City’s Website. The App also gives direct contact information to City Hall including email, phone and an interactive map.

The App can also be expanded to include additional functions as they are needed and the City welcomes citizens’ input on what additions might be helpful.

For more information contact Rebecca Hall at rhall@frankfort.ky.gov.

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ArtWalk—February 12, 2016

City Hall - 315 W Second … Hosting an exhibit by Lacey Roberts, owner and artist behind “The Painted Lace” and a 2015 inductee into the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted Program 

for her work in fiber art. Lacey will be displaying fiber sculptures as well as paintings in acrylic and water-color. Lacey’s work tends to draw inspiration from the forest, the moon and the whimsical. Her latest series entitled “The Journey to the Start” depicts larger than life creatures rescuing damsels. Lacey will be in attendance during ArtWalk and will be demonstrating the techniques and materials used in her fiber sculptures. For more information, please visit her website: www.thepaintedlace.com
See examples of her work.

Closure of ‘Singing Bridge’ in Frankfort extended

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 9, 2016) – Closure of the ‘Singing Bridge’ in downtown Frankfort will be extended for at least one week for continued repairs. This closure is part of a construction project by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to retrofit ten steel truss members on the bridge with new steel.

Contract crews are unable to retrofit one of the steel truss members due to a bent member plate on the bridge that is blocking access for the repair. KYTC, an engineering design consultant and construction contractor are working on plans for a temporary reinforcement on the bridge so the bent plate can be removed and the repairs completed.

The ‘Singing Bridge’ has been closed since January 30, 2016 and was scheduled to reopen on February 8. This closure will remain in place for at least another week while design and fabrication of the temporary support is underway. The closure time could be extended based upon availability of the needed steel components to complete this work.

During the ‘Singing Bridge’ closure, motorists should follow the signed detour via Second Street, Capital Avenue and Main Street. One sidewalk on the bridge remains open for pedestrians during this work.

Vehicular and pedestrian traffic was reduced to one lane and one sidewalk respectively last summer due to load limits on the ‘Singing Bridge.’ Several members of the bridge’s steel truss have deterioration which reduces its structural load carrying capacity. Once construction is completed, two lanes will be open for vehicular traffic and both sidewalks will be open for pedestrians.

A lane closure on the ‘Singing Bridge’ will be necessary this spring for touch-up painting.

Intech Contracting LLC was awarded the construction contract in the amount of $74,627. All of the contract work is scheduled for completion by May 30, 2016.

The 122-year old ‘Singing Bridge’ carries U.S. 60X across the Kentucky River and is posted at a 9-ton weight limit. This weight limit will remain in place after the repairs. Vehicles weighing more than 9 tons should utilize the Capital Avenue Bridge to cross the river.

The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5 and www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict5 .

 

Welcome to the City of Frankfort Online. Here you can find access to city departments and  services.

Find out information about  Police, Fire EMS, Sewer and Public Works. Find contact information for City Officials and departments.

Here you will also be able to access a wide variety of services, such as an online search tool for property tax records, get an accident report, report a crime, pay your tax bills and garbage collection fees, and parking tickets too.

Information about employment opportunities, city ordinances and upcoming events are all available from this website.

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  • Architectural Review Board
    February 16, 2016, 5:30 pm
  • Board of Commissioners - Regular Meeting
    February 22, 2016, 5:00 pm
  • Nuisance Code Hearing Board
    February 23, 2016, 5:30 pm

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Posted November 4, 2015
ORDINANCE NO. 16, 2015 SERIES
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FRANKFORT CODE OF ORDINANCES - CHAPTER 111, SECTION 111.40 CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE


Jul 14, 2015 | Press Release
Draft available - Proposed new Historic Guidelines available

May 19, 2015 | Press Release
Planning and Building Codes now on Twitter
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Jan 21, 2015 | Press Release
ORDINANCE NO. 3, 2014 SERIES - PARKING REGULATIONS

Feb 12, 2014 | Press Release
Ordinance No. 7, 2013 Series Fairness Ordinance

 

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Blood Drive

City of Frankfort employees and citizens donated 14 units of blood during the November 25 City of Frankfort Blood Drive according to Gene D. Baker, Account Manager for the American Red Cross’ Blood Services.

Baker said the drive actually had 17 willing donors, however three had to be deferred for various reasons. The 14 units of blood collected directly helped save 42 lives according to Baker. “This helps supply our many Kentucky hospitals, including Frankfort Regional Medical Center, with lifesaving blood products,” he said.

He went on to stress over 40,000 units of blood are needed every day and every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood for life saving procedures! Baker and the American Red Cross thank the City of Frankfort and its employees for a very successful blood drive!

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315 West Second Street
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Frankfort KY 40601
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