City of Frankfort

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Public Announcements

Good Friday

Posted by Ramona Newman on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:16pm

The City of Frankfort offices will close at 11:45 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday. Transit will run regular deviated route services. Demand response will be limited to medical service only. For transit information call 875-8565.

Temporary closure on US 127

Posted by Ramona Newman on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:37am

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 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

Preservation Workshops with Bob Yapp

Posted by Planning on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:28am

City of Frankfort Parks & Recreation, Historic Sites Presents "Preservation Workshops with Bob Yapp" April 24-26, 2014, Frankfort's Grand Theater, 308 St. Clair Street

Preservation Registration form

Conference Schedule

Workshop Flyer

Window Restoration Boot Camp

Bob Yapp's website

Streetscape SOQ

Posted by Thomas Bradley on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 2:06pm


Statement of Qualifications for Engineering Services for Streetscape and Intersection Design


The City of Frankfort Public Works Department is requesting Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified Engineering Firms licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the design of improved sidewalks along two sections of roadway and for the redesign of an intersection that is controlled by a traffic light.  The project is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The City of Frankfort has targeted the intersection of Bridge Street and Second Street as the first project in implementing the overall plan.  Bridge Street is a City street while Second Street is a State maintained roadway. This intersection is heavily traveled with both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the latter of which is often populated with students walking to the Second Street School.


Interested firms should submit five (5) copies of their qualifications to:


Angie Disponette, Purchasing Agent

City of Frankfort

PO Box 697

Frankfort, Kentucky, 40602


Hand delivered qualifications can be taken to 315 West Second Street.

Submittal must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014

Firms having questions...

Construction to begin on US 127 in Franklin County

Posted by on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 2:17pm


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. 


KYTC has...


Posted by on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 7:46am

CITY OF FRANKFORT DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING CODES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Professional Services for Wayfinding Design Services RFP #214001-70 The City of Frankfort, Department of Planning & Building Codes, is soliciting competitive, sealed responses from qualified Planning, Design or Engineering firms for the purpose of providing Wayfinding Design services. Sealed proposals will be received in the Planning Department, City Hall, 315 West Second Street, Frankfort, Kentucky, until 2:00 p.m. EST, Friday, March 7, 2014. All proposals must be turned in to the Office of the City’s Planning and Building Codes Department, City Hall, 315 West Second St., Frankfort, KY, no later than 2:00 p.m. EST on date of bid opening (March 7, 2014). Proposals cannot be accepted at any other location. No email or electronic responses will be accepted. Proposals will be opened thereupon or about 2:05 p.m. EST, Friday, March 7, 2014, at a public bid opening in the Commission Chamber of City Hall, 315 West Second Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. Proposals must be received by the designated date and time and none will be considered thereafter. The City of Frankfort, Department of Planning & Building Codes reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received, and to select that bid which it determines to be in its best interest. The award of this proposal will be made on the basis of the specifications within the RFP as permitted in KRS 45A.365. All proposals, information, and...

Temporary Signs or Banners for commercial property - what is allowed?

Posted by Gary Muller on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:30am

 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...

Election Campaign signs - know what is allowed before you buy

Posted by Gary Muller on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 2:23pm

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:

  1. Sign(s) shall NOT be allowed within or over any public right-of-way;
  2. Signs shall NOT be attached to trees, utility poles, or fences.
  3. Sign(s) shall not be located to obstruct the vision of pedestrians, cyclists, or motorists traveling on or entering public streets;
  4. Signs shall not exceed 32 square feet in size.
  5. Signs shall not exceed six (6) feet in height.
  6. Sign(s) shall be removed within 5 days after the election-day of voting;
  7. Written consent of the owner should be obtained before installing the sign;
  8. No fee or permit is required.

How are these requirements enforced?

  1. Any sign found within a public right-of-...

City Commission waives interest on existing property maintenance liens for a limited time!

Posted by Gary Muller on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 10:12am

Time Sensitive! - pay your outstanding liens before November 30, 2013 and save $.

On September 30th, the Board of Commissioners approved by Ordinance No. 11, 2013, to waive the interest that has accrued on existing Property Maintenance Code Liens if the outstanding lien(s) are paid in full on or before November 30, 2013.   This is a great opportunity for home owners to save money on the interest that has and will continue to accrue on outstanding liens if paid by November 30th.   Existing liens that are not paid in full by November 30th, will continue to accrue interest!  This is a limited timeframe offered by the City Commission.  Please do not miss out on this limited offer.   For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning and Building Codes Department at 502-352-2094 or email staff directly at ENOE@FRANKFORT.KY.GOV


How to Qualify and Apply for City of Frankfort Local Vendor Preference Status

Posted by Steve Dawson on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 12:35pm


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
(502) 875-8500.

Local Business Preference Application Form

Chapter 38: City Policies


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