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P&Z Director Awarded Honors

Planning and Zoning Director Cindy Minter won the 2015 Mitigation Manager of the Year award from the Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers for her hard work as Floodplain Manager. She has put in long hours to obtain entrance into the Community Rating System by FEMA. As a result, 5 of the 9 cities admitted in the past year are from Campbell County. This earns our residents discounts on their flood insurance. Thank you for your work, Cindy!

 

Farmers' Market

There will be a Farmer’s Market tomorrow, Thursday, July 30th from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Campbell County Fiscal Court Parking Lot.
From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Here are just a few:

  1. Taste Real Flavors
  2. The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you—no long-distance shipping, no sitting for weeks in storage.
  3. Enjoy the Season
  4. The food you buy at the farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors. Shopping and cooking from the farmers market helps you to reconnect with the cycles of nature in our region.
  5. Support Family Farmers
  6. Family farmers need your support. Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce.
  7. Protect the Environment
  8. Food at the farmers market is transported shorter distances and is generally grown using methods that minimize the impact on the earth.
  9. Nourish Yourself
  10. Most food found at the farmers market is minimally processed, and many of our farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible by using sustainable techniques, picking produce right before the market, and growing heirloom varieties.
  11. Discover the Spice of Life: Variety
  12. At the farmers market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket. It is a wonderful opportunity to savor the biodiversity of our planet.
  13. Know Where Your Food Comes From
  14. A regular trip to a farmers market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.
  15. Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes, and Meal Ideas
  16. Farmers, ranchers, and artisans at the farmers market are often passionate cooks with plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling.
  17. Connect with Your Community
  18. The farmers market is a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, or just get a taste of farm life in the midst of our wonderful city.

Stop by if you can! Eat Well, Live Well

2015 Backroads Farm Tour

This Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Campbell County Conservation District Farmland Work Group will present the 2015 Backroads Farm Tour. Rain or shine, the event is a multi-stop, self-guided auto tour of Campbell County’s beautiful, working farms and wineries. The Tour will last from 9am-5pm. Many stops will have food and drinks available for purchase, as well as farm-fresh produce, freezer beef, and more. The annual Tour presents a great opportunity to experience local Campbell County agriculture first-hand. Fifteen diverse farms are featured on this year’s tour, and – new this year – kids 12 and under will be able to get their “farm tour passport” stamped from at least five tour stops to receive a free cone at Sharky’s Eats and Treats! Be sure to visit http://www.nkcd.org/campbellconservation/ to download a brochure for the Tour, which contains a map of and addresses for all the stops. You can also learn more about this year’s Tour through the Campbell Community Recorder’s recent article: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/campbellcounty/2015/07/12/despite-rain-campbell-farmers-gear-annual-tour/30065229/. See you out there!

FIRM, FIS, LOMR, LOMA Info

On file in the Campbell County Planning & Zoning Department are the current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), Flood Insurance Study (FIS), Letters of Map Revision (LOMR) and Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA) within the County. This information allows us to provide you with the following information about a specific property:

  • Proximity to special flood hazard areas including floodways.
  • Base flood elevation, where determined in the study.
  • Estimated inundation data based on the ground contour (where available).

In addition, for insurance purposes, we can also provide information from the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) including community number, panel number, suffix, index date, and elevation datum. Please contact our office for additional information.

Campbell County is Certified Storm Ready.

Alexandria, KY — June 2, 2015 — Campbell County is a “Certified”StormReady County. Campbell County is one of less than 2,000 StormReady Communities nationwide.

“Campbell County has every reason to be proud of this accomplishment” said Kenneth J. Haydu the Meteorologist In Charge at the Wilmington NWS Office. “Maintaining the StormReady recognition indicates that Campbell County has done everything possible to improve emergency first responder and citizen preparedness in the event of a natural disaster. Campbell County’s continued improvement in communications infrastructure and increased level of severe weather awareness will no doubt minimize the loss of life and/or property in the future.” Haydu continued.

StormReady is a community preparedness program that encourages government entities and commercial gathering sites to prepare for severe storms. The program is sponsored by the National Weather Service and issues recognition to locations nationwide that demonstrate severe weather readiness. The voluntary program provides communities with advice from a partnership with the National Weather Service and state and local emergency managers.

“We are pleased with the continued recognition as a StormReady County and very appreciative of the work of our citizens and community officials to ensure they can monitor and react to severe weather,” William R. Turner, Director of the Campbell County Office of Emergency Management said. “We want to make sure we have all the assets necessary to meet the criteria as StormReady,” Turner continued.

To be officially StormReady, a community must:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency-operations center.
  • Have redundant communications systems to receive severe weather forecasts and warnings and to alert the public.
  • Create a system that monitors local weather conditions.
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars.
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

Weather radios, at a minimum, must be located at four sites within StormReady communities, including emergency operations centers, 24-hour warning points, city hall, and all school superintendent offices. In Campbell County that has been expanded to include two weather radios in each school, radios in nursing homes, county office buildings and daycare centers.

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