LANCASTER - Garrard County Fiscal Court took a step Tuesday that could lead to planning and zoning in the county.
The court approved eight people to serve on the planning commission in staggered terms. Ronnie Lamb and James Brunson will serve one year, Jimmy Flynn and Carl Todd two years, Roger Miller and John Dixon three years, and Ray Woolsey and Barney Parker four years.
Magistrates randomly chose names from a hat as to who would serve what term length. The appointments were approved unanimously.
"Normally once you're up and running, people serve four-year terms," said County Attorney Jeff Moss. "But if you appoint all eight for four-year terms, in four years you lose everybody. So the statute provides that you appoint X-number for one year, X-number for two years (and so on)."
Moss said the naming of the commission follows a recommendation made to the Fiscal Court regarding the comprehensive land use plan, which is the county's determination of the best future use of the land in the county.