Agriculture & Environment
Monthly Meeting:Third Wednesday | 5:00 - 7:00pm
230 E Main St, Georgetown, KY
Staff Lead:Matt Summers
- Joe Kane
- Whitley Wolfe
- Perry Johnston
Agriculture and environmental protection provide Scott County with a sustainable and vibrant future. Prime farmland and environmentally sensitive areas are protected and preserved from sprawl and development. Scott County agricultural areas provide access to locally grown and produced goods. Recycling, re-use, and composting reduce waste and demand on natural resources.
- Development outside of the urban service boundaries should be at a scale appropriate for the density and character of the rural landscape.
- Water quality can be affected by all land use and development activities. Water 99resources are interconnected with all other aspects of the environment and are important aspects of land use and development and review.
- Environmentally Sensitive Areas include: creek conservation corridors, property zoned C-1, minor waterways, Scott County reservoir protection area, aquifer recharge area, wetlands, significant trees and fence rows, steep slopes and clay soils, sinkholes, cave areas, major rock formations and outcroppings, springs, floodplains/floodways, landfills/refuse areas, prime farmlands, significant natural habitats for plants and animals, and scenic and historic rural resources.
- Royal Spring Aquifer requires special protection as it directly provides drinking water and water for agricultural production.
Date: Feb 17, 2016
During this first meeting of the Agriculture & Environment subcommittee we'll take a broad look at the subcommittee meeting schedule, review outcomes from the January public meeting, and discuss the goals of this subcommittee