HARRODSBURG - It seems unlikely that a compliance officer will be hired anytime soon by the local zoning panel.
C.L. Riley, chairman of the Greater Harrodsburg/Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission, told members Monday that an earlier plan of hiring one person to make sure property owners are in compliance with local laws and collect unpaid payroll and net profit taxes has fallen through.
The panel has not had a compliance officer since Tim Bryant resigned in March 2002 to take a better job.
Riley said he is under the impression that Harrodsburg City Commission will not participate in the effort and so it is unlikely to happen. P&Z was depending on city and county governments to help pay the cost.
Therefore, Riley submitted a plan that outlines how the board will deal with complaints about violations of zoning ordinances. After a citizen complains to the zoning commission, the chairman will appoint two commissioners to inspect the property.