Saturday, February 15, 2003

Kenton restores its town meetings



By Cindy Schroeder
The Cincinnati Enquirer

After a year-long break, Kenton Fiscal Court will resume its practice of holding monthly town meetings in various cities.

The next town meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fort Wright City building, 409 Kyles Lane

Deputy judge-executive Scott Kimmich said the fiscal court decided against town meetings in 2002 because it was an election year.

"We chose not to hold the town meetings during the election cycle to avoid any accusations that we were being political,'' Kimmich said.

The town meetings, started shortly after the current fiscal court took office in January, 1999, are an opportunity for residents of Kenton County cities and elected officials to share their thoughts and concerns on county issues with the fiscal court, Kimmich said.

"We ask that they generally keep their comments toward county issues,'' he said.

The schedule of town meetings is as follows:

March 18: Crescent Springs city building, 739 Buttermilk Pike.

April 15: Cities of Fort Mitchell and Lakeside Park, Fort Mitchell city building, Dixie Highway and Highland Avenue.

May 20: Covington city building, 638 Madison Ave.

June 17: Cities of Edgewood and Crestview Hills, Atria Health Center, 2625 Legends Way, Crestview Hills

Aug. 19: Ryland Heights city building, 10145 Decoursey Pike.

Sept. 16: Taylor Mill city building, 5225 Taylor Mill Rd.

Oct. 21: Villa Hills city building, 719 Rogers Rd.

Dec. 16: City of Independence meeting at the Kenton County courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike in Independence.

All of the town meetings are at 7 p.m.

E-mail cschroeder@enquirer.com




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