The Cynthiana-Harrison County-Berry Joint Planning Commission hosted a training workshop on Nov. 29 at the Harrison County Health Center. The workshop was led by David Pike of Pike Legal Group located in Shepherdsville, Ky. Pike presented a full day of material, while including the audience in a fun discussion. The agenda included an overview of Planning and Zoning, regulation of signs, zoning cases and major issues emerging in planning. An interesting part of the discussion was in regards to the Comprehensive Plan and the importance of involvement from elected officials and local community members.
The session was well attended. Planners, elected officials, Planning Commission members, Board of Adjustment members, lawyers and other government officials attended the event.
Counties present includes Scott, Harrison, Bourbon, Bracken, Madison, Nicholas, Fayette, Mercer and Clark. Local elected officials present at the training included, Ken Abner (Mayor of Berry), Gary Brunker (Commissioner), Frank Henson (Magistrate), as well as a number of appointed Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission members. The attendees were provided snacks and lunch from local companies in Harrison County.
The Planning Commission looks forward to becoming a regional location for future training sessions.