City of Henderson Announcements

Posted on: January 11, 2018

Commission starts program of work for second year of term

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HENDERSON, Ky. – The City of Henderson Board of Commissioners started a program of work for the second year of a two-year term when it held its first 2018 meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Ten of the things the commission did in its first year:

  • Adopted a plan for a proposed industrial site at the end of Borax Drive and annexed the property into the City.
  • Opened a new building -- the Municipal Service Center -- to serve as home base for the Public Works Department, Henderson Municipal Gas and the Special Projects Office.
  • Made approximately $256,209 in improvements on Commonwealth Drive, the main thoroughfare into Henderson Corporate Park.
  • Launched a total review and made adjustments, where needed, on the City Code of Ordinances.
  • Fine-tuned the regulations for food vending trucks and downtown parking.
  • Established a Code Enforcement Board to review code violation issues.
  • Lowered the property tax rate.
  • Started a “smart lighting” project starting in East End neighborhoods and a body camera project for the Henderson Police Department.
  • Initiated the planning phase for a “pocket park” that will be created in the 200 block of Second Street.
  • Established regular office hours for commissioners on the second floor of the Henderson Municipal Center at 222 First St.

Some things already on the horizon for 2018:

  • Demolition of the former IBT Church sanctuary to make room for a new central fire station at some point in the future.
  • The search for a new city manager and a new chief of police.
  • A long-term plan for 911 funding.
  • Changes to the ordinance regulating alcohol sales.
  • Working through the list of community projects identified in the Vision Plan.
  • Infrastructure improvements.

The Board of Commissioners meets in regular session on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the third-floor Assembly Room at the Henderson Municipal Center, 222 First St. The third Tuesday of the month is reserved for City commission work sessions.

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