The Nicholasville City Commission voted last Wednesday to increase the speed limit on Johns Watts Drive from 25 to 35 mph.
The commission approved the speed limit increase at the request of Wayne Foster, director of the Jessamine County Economic Development Authority. Foster reported that employees of factories in that area were complaining that the speed limit was too low for that area, and the commissioners agreed.
Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl, who is also president of Nicholasville Now, asked the city to reconsider his prior request to fund $35,000 to Nicholasville Now for the coming fiscal year. The city had agreed to give the organization $20,000, but will take Goettl's request under consideration at its 5:30 p.m. workshop Thursday.
The commission also approved several personnel items, including the hiring of two new police officers. Also, the commission changed the title of Water Treatment Plant employee Corey Johnson from water treatment operator to laboratory technician. In other personnel matters, the city has appointed Johnny Collier and John Horne to the Water Management Task Force.