SUMMER SAFETY TIPS
As the weather heats up and schools let out for Summer Break the Frankfort Police Department encourages all citizens to be aware and safe.
Warmer weather often means more adults and children walking and biking in our neighborhoods, while summer construction work adds the potential of dangerous situations in our roadways. We would like to share some Summer Safety Tips to help all citizens be aware of these situations and avoid any possible accidents.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
Be Smart and Alert:
- Always walk on the side walk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
- Don’t rely solely on pedestrian signals. Look before you cross the road
- Don’t assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers; don’t just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, he or she may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
- Be alert to engine noise or backup lights on cars when in parking lots and near on-street parking spaces.
Be Careful at Crossings: Look before you step
- Cross street at marked crosswalks or intersections, if possible.
- Obey traffic signals such as WALK/DON’T WALK signs
- Put down any handheld devices and then look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
- Children under 10 should cross the street with an adult.
A section of US 127 (Wilkinson Boulevard) in Frankfort will be closed as part of construction to remove and replace the concrete pavement from West Broadway to Holmes Street. Wilkinson Boulevard is scheduled for closure between West Broadway and Clinton Street beginning Monday, March 31 at 9:00 a.m. The roadway will be closed for approximately three weeks while contract crews complete pavement repairs in this area before the Frankfort Farmers Market opens in mid-April. 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.
Louisville, KY (February 18, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for roadway improvements to US 127 (Wilkinson Boulevard) in Franklin County. The $8.9 million project will involve the removal and replacement of the concrete pavement on US 127 from West Broadway to Holmes Street (mile point 8.6 to 10.5). The construction work will also address drainage issues in the area.
“This project will provide a much smoother riding surface for motorists traveling on Wilkinson Boulevard,” stated Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways District 5 Office in Louisville. “The original concrete lanes were constructed in the early 1970’s and while some repairs have been made through the years, this pavement has exceeded its useful life.”
Work is scheduled to begin this week with the contractor cleaning culverts and making preparation for drain pipe replacement. Lane closures are possible and the speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 35 MPH.
The pavement work is scheduled to begin in mid-March and at that time US 127 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the northbound lanes. Once that phase of work is complete, traffic will use the newly paved northbound lanes while work is performed in the southbound lanes.
How many, how long, and where can businesses place temporary signs or banners?
It is always best to contact the Planning Office at 502-352-2094 before buying or installing any signs (temporary or not). We are here to help you!
In general - Temporary banners or other temporary signs are permitted only for commercial, office and industrial uses and shall have only one temporary sign on the same property at no larger than 32 sq.ft.. No temporary sign shall be erected on a premise for a cumulative total of more than sixty (60) days per calendar year. Any applicant that proposes to maintain the same banner/ temporary sign for a period greater than sixty (60) days per calendar year shall obtain approval from the Planning Commission.
So does this mean you only get one sign for 60 days a year on your property?- NO. It means the exact same sign cannot remain longer than 60 days - you can install one, then replace it with a similar or different sign, and so on. But if you desire to keep the same temporary/banner sign for more than 60 days, then you need to get Planning Commission approval.
So I can only have 1 temporary banner or sign on my property at a time? - YES (However, if a temporary sign is placed where it is not visible from the public right-of-way, staff can allow other temporary signs on the site (these are often 1 or...
What are the requirements for political /campaign signs?
All properties may display political/campaign sign(s) – other than governmentally owned properties – provided the following requirements are satisfied:
- Sign(s) shall NOT be allowed within or over any public right-of-way;
- Signs shall NOT be attached to trees, utility poles, or fences.
- Sign(s) shall not be located to obstruct the vision of pedestrians, cyclists, or motorists traveling on or entering public streets;
- Signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in size.
- Signs shall not exceed six (6) feet in height.
- Sign(s) shall be removed within 5 days after the election-day of voting;
- Written consent of the owner should be obtained before installing the sign;
- No fee or permit is required.
How are these requirements enforced?
- Any sign found within a public right-of-...
Local businesses can qualify for local preference status with the City of Frankfort, when a business meets the requirements of City of Frankfort Ordinances (see the City of Frankfort website) and maintains a current local preference application on file with the Finance Purchasing Agent.
The criteria for "local preference status" is the following:
- Business must maintain an office or place of business located within Frankfort or Franklin County, and
- Business must maintain a current occupational license as required by the City of Frankfort or Franklin County and have filed an occupational license fee return in the name of such business for two (2) years immediately preceding the year in which the local preference is to be awarded, and
- Business has been certified as a local business by the Finance Purchasing Agent
Applications for the local preference status are available on the City of Frankfort Web-Site. Questions
concerning the local preference status should be addressed to the City’s Finance Department at
Frankfort PD is pleased to announce the Citizen Online Reporting System. The System is available to residents of Frankfort as an option to report incidents to the Frankfort Police Department.
NOTE: If your situation is an emergency ( a life or death situation or a crime in progress) immediately call 911
Online reporting is available for the following incident types:
- Harassment/Harassing Communications
- Fraud Use Credit/Debit Card Under $500 Within 6 Months
- Thefts Under $500
- Criminal Mischief/Vandalism Under $1,000
- Lost or Damaged Property
To use the system, you will create an account to file your first report. Save the account information for future use and to print draft copies of your report for free. If you choose, you can obtain an official copy of the report via the State of Kentucky's BuyCrime website after the report review process has occurred.
It is a crime to make a false police report.
The City, County, and Boone National Guard recently completed a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), with the efforts of the Joint Frankfort/Franklin County Planning Commission. In the up coming months, the recommendations within the JLUS will be reviewed and discussed by the Planning Commission. If you would like to be added to an email notification list concerning meetings and discussions of the JLUS, please select here by emailing the City's Planning Staff. We will be happy to add you to the email distribution list. Thank you for your interest in this process and plan. Gary
The Planning Department is providing a group notification email list for citizens that desire to be notified when meetings, discussions, or drafts of changes to the Historic Preservation regulations. It is anticipated that by October 2013, drafts and discussion meetings will begin relating to proposed changes to the City's local historic preservation regulations (Article 14 and the SC, SH, and CB zoning districts. To be added to an email distribution list, please select here.
Thank you for your time and interest on this issue. Gary
The Frankfort Planning and Building Codes Department has completed an executive summary of the Survey/Assessment responses. They are available within our departments website page as well as HERE. We will be providing discussion of the results with the City Commission at the August 12, work session. Again our department truly appreciates all of the responses and comments received concerning the Historic Preservation survey/assessment. The comments received will help us move forward on drafting code changes to the Historic Preservation ordinance for future public review and discussions. Again, we want to "Thank You" for all your comments and assistance with this project.
Below is the previous announcement relating to the Historic Preservation Survey/Assessment:
The Frankfort Planning and Building Codes Department previously announced that a Citizen survey/assessment will be mailed out to all property owners within the three locally zoned Historic Zoning Districts (Special Historic "SH"; Central Business "CB"; Special Capital "SC") June. The purpose of the Historic Preservation Survey/Assessment is to obtain comments, opinions, and suggestions from the owners that are currently affected by the City's Zoning Regulations - Article 17 - Architectural Review Board, and the...