Joint city, county meeting Aug. 8

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Clark County magistrates and Winchester city commissioners are gearing up for their annual joint meeting next week.

The two bodies have met together annually for several years to discuss items of mutual importance and joint involvement, such as the parks and recreation department and the EMS service, which is funded by the city and county.

This year’s meeting will include two presentations on the agenda. One will be by Gary Epperson, who is the solid waste coordinator, emergency management director and director of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program.

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The other will be Winchester Planning Director Robert Jeffries, who will speak about the update to Clark County’s comprehensive plan. The plan sets guidelines for property use both in Winchester and in Clark County. The plan is updated every five years.

Jeffries said previously he hoped to present the updated plan to the Clark County Planning Commission this fall. If approved by the planning commission, it would then move to the Clark County Fiscal Court and Winchester Board of Commissioners for their approval.

The joint meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark County Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive.

The meeting is open to the public and usually includes time for discussion.

Formal agendas have not been released yet, though the topics were set by the members of the city-county revenue sharing committee, which includes commissioners Rick Beach and Shannon Cox, and magistrates Pam Blackburn and Joe Graham.

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