Bourbon Town Council Receives Vacant and Unsafe Building Update

At last week’s Bourbon Town Council meeting, the council members heard from Zoning and Building Superintendent Bill Keyser about a few structures in town that fall under the vacant and unsafe building ordinance.

Clerk-Treasurer Kimberly Berger explained that there were some limitations before anything could be done, such as notifying the owners and giving them a certain amount of time to respond. Continue reading

Bourbon Town Council Reorganizes

Bourbon town council members reorganized when they met Tuesday evening. Les McFarland was voted to the president’s position and Larry Wattenbarger was elected to serve as vice president of the council.

There was unanimous council approval to retain existing department heads. With that decision, Steve Stacy will still be water/wastewater superintendent, Roger Terry will serve as street superintendent and Bill Keyser will remain the zoning and building superintendent. Continue reading

The Town of Bourbon to Stir up Some Holiday Spirit this Saturday

The holidays are right around the corner and the Town of Bourbon will be offering a variety of ways to get into the spirit of the season.

The Downtown Bourbon Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at the 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd. There will be a meet-and-greet with Santa at the fire station located at 216 N Main Street. Coffee, hot chocolate and free treats will be provided. Continue reading

Bourbon Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Holds Open House

The Bourbon Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee held an open house last night to gather public opinion on the proposed Envision Bourbon 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

The plan covers several elements including population, housing and neighborhood conditions, economy and labor force trends, land use, roads and utilities infrastructure, public facilities, and protection of natural and cultural resources.

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Bourbon Sanitary Workers to Search for Infiltration Problem

Workers with the Bourbon Wastewater Department will be conducting smoke testing to find an infiltration problem in the system.

According to Clerk-Treasurer Kimberly Berger, storm water is getting into the sanitary sewer system which means the town is treating rain water. The workers will use the smoke technique to narrow down the issue and make necessary repairs.

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