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The Pendleton County Community Development Office is a collaborative partnership among the cities of Butler and Falmouth, the Pendleton County Fiscal Court, the East Pendleton County Water District, the Pendleton County Water District and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The purpose of this partnership is to provide Pendleton County with fulltime professional community and economic development planning staff to assist leadership in enhancing the quality of life for all Pendleton County residents.
Under the leadership of local elected officials and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the community development office staff concentrates their efforts in the areas of federal and state grant procurement and management, overall community development, urban renewal and strategic planning. Project activities range from recreation development, emergency services infrastructure redevelopment, countywide water and sewer line construction and regional sewer system development to brown field planning and urban renewal development.
Areas of emphasis are comprised of two main components: Administrative Activities pertaining to office structure and staff support and Programmatic Activities pertaining to project development and administration.
- Staffed Meetings: Attend meetings of the Falmouth City Council, Pendleton County Fiscal Court, Pendleton County Water District, Butler City Council and the East Pendleton Water District as needed.
- Data Source: Serve as a clearinghouse for both data and general informational requests from local community leaders as well as from interests outside the county.
- Training: Attend state training programs to maintain certification as a planning project administrator.
- Board Service: Serve as board member of the Pendleton County Cooperative Extension Service, County Extension Council and the Extension Council Development Committee.
- Gateway Community and Technical College: Serve as chair and lead staff to the Gateway Community and Technical College Focus Group planning committee.
- Vision 2015 Economic Competitiveness Working Group: Represent Pendleton County as a member of this group. Meets monthly to discuss initiatives which will make the Northern Kentucky region more economically competitive.
- Pendleton County League of Women Voters: Worked with community residents to establish the Pendleton County Chapter of the National League of Women Voters.
- Pendleton County Water District: $390,240 grant was used to fund waterline improvements in the county. Once this project was completed, $152,083 in remaining funds were used to rehabilitate the KY 330 pump station.
- Water Project Planning: Submitted additional water project profiles to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District for development of future infrastructure improvements throughout the county.
- Lake Williamstown Expansion Project: Providing staff assistance to the Lake Williamstown Expansion Committee regarding the proposed expansion of Lake Williamstown from the current 300 acres to 1,300 acres.
- In spring of 2010, the Lake Williamstown Expansion Committee held several meetings with the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW). Through these discussions, the committee was informed that the EPA had promulgated new clean water regulations in 2008 and that DOW had in turn interpreted these regulations to include the designation of various streams in the commonwealth as State Outstanding Resource Reference Reach Water Bodies. This designation meant that streams in the designation were to be protected as quality waters.
- Because of this designation, the entire scope of the lake project would need to be revised because DOW had determined that the main body of Grassy Creek would be included in this designation. Much of the concept of the project would no longer be permissible. For example, the new dam site, which was to be on the main Grassy Creek just west of the confluence of Grassy and Greasy Creek, would now need to be moved east up stream of the confluence closer to the existing lake Williamstown dam. Further, the Greasy Creek leg would not be allowed to be impounded, thus effectively reducing the size of the lake by 40 percent.
- Through extensive discussions with DOW it was determined that the committee would conduct a stream study to determine the quality of the water on Grassy Creek from the existing Lake Williamstown dam due east past the confluence of Grassy and Greasy Creek. The project is ongoing and currently has a $548,378 grant to fund the stream study.
- Pendleton County / Butler Joint Northern Pendleton Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Projects: Assisting Pendleton County with planning, development and administration of a comprehensive sewer project in the northern portion of the county. Funding sources included a $1,025,000 grant.
- Pendleton County Homeland Security Narrowbanding Upgrade Project: Assisted Mike Moore with the preparation and submission of a Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $32,500. Project entailed purchasing equipment and programming needed to assist the county to narrowband its entire communications infrastructure in order to comply with a federal mandate that all communications systems be narrowband compliant by 2013.
- Pendleton County Courthouse Energy Efficiency Project: Administering the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Fund Block Grant in the amount of $138,560 on behalf of the Pendleton County Fiscal Court. Funds are being used to upgrade the courthouse heating and air conditioning system and install new efficient lighting and insulation where needed.
- Pendleton County Cedar Line Nature Preserve Appraisal: Conducted procurement of appraisers to determine the value of the Kuhnhein property. The fiscal court wanted this information in order to respond to an offer by the Kuhnhein family to purchase the property. Currently, property is for sale by the Kuhnhein family.
- Pendleton County / Falmouth Joint Gateway Community and Technical College Project: Project scope is to determine the feasibility of establishing a campus of Gateway Community and Technical College (Gateway) in Falmouth. Project is ongoing.
- Pendleton County / Falmouth Joint Generators/Emergency Sirens/Radios Grant: Administering a FEMA grant in the amount of $500,000 on behalf of the Pendleton and Grant County Fiscal Courts and the cities of Williamstown and Falmouth. Grant award was to purchase electrical generators for Falmouth, Pendleton County and the city of Williamstown and weather radios and emergency sirens for Grant County. Project is ongoing.
- Pendleton County / Falmouth Trails System Development Project: Administered a National Recreational Trails grant in the amount of $38,267 to fund development of a trail network at Cedar Line Nature Preserve and South Fork Nature Trail. Funding is provided by the Kentucky Department for Local Government and is combined with $42,000 in local match.
- Falmouth / Pendleton County Public Library Development Project: Project to fund development of a new 13,400 sq ft Public Library for Pendleton County utilizing $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds combined with $2,945,500 in local bonding. Project is ongoing.
- Pendleton County Demographic Trends Analysis: Updating the 2000 Pendleton County Demographic Trends Analysis now that 2010 data is beginning to be released by the U.S. Census. The purpose of analysis is to determine Pendleton County’s potential to expand its economic base, including commercial, industrial and service sector development. It contains a general overview of key demographic, economic and locational data sets which not only provide county leadership with information critical to policy making but also provides entrepreneurs, developers and investors with tools useful in determining the county’s potential as a commercial, industrial or service sector business location. Also, this analysis is designed to contain information useful to existing business owners seeking opportunities to expand their businesses in the county. Each data set presented in this analysis was strategically selected for review because of its unique role in contributing to quality of life. Project is ongoing.
- Falmouth - U.S. 27 Corridor Project: Project to employ the services of students in their 4th year of study at the University of Kentucky School of Landscape Architecture to develop design guidelines and detailed planning recommendations for redevelopment of the U.S. 27 corridor from the intersection with KY 330 south to the Industrial Park entrance. The purpose of the study is to assist the City of Falmouth in developing urban designs which best meet aesthetic, transportation, parking and pedestrian needs of the corridor but will also aid property owners in determining how to best utilize their commercial property. All development factors dealing with drainage, infrastructure, parking, land use configuration and pedestrian use will be addressed. Total project cost is $16,500 and is being funded by the City of Falmouth. Project is ongoing.
- Falmouth Pump Station Replacement Project: Administering a $564,835 loan on behalf of the City of Falmouth to construct two new pump stations. Additional project activities include the purchase of approximately 300 radio read water meters. Project is ongoing.