On behalf of Councilmember Bledsoe, thank you for your e-mail regarding the Fountains at Palomar, LLC request. As you know, the Urban County Council sits in a “quasi-judicial” capacity in respect to Planning Commission decisions. It could potentially be a breach of ethics if Councilmember Bledsoe were to have any discussion or communication with those for or against the development, including the developer or citizens, occurring outside of the official Council public hearing and therefore could be cause for Councilmember Bledsoe’s recusal on any vote regarding this matter. The Council must remain impartial until they are presented both sides of the issue during the zone change hearing, and make its decision based solely on information presented at the actual zone change hearing. For these reasons Councilmember Bledsoe is not able to be present at the Planning Commission meeting on March 22nd and it is very important that she be able to vote and be a part of the process when it comes to Council for any final votes and changes.
Tomorrow, March 22nd, the Planning Commission can accept, postpone, or amend the zone change with or without certain conditions. Once the planning commission votes on a final zone change, the application is forwarded to Council. The Council must approve the zone change before it is final and at that time Council also has the ability if requested by citizens or the developer to accept or amend the zone change and the conditions.
Any letters Councilmember Bledsoe has received, we have saved for her review for the Council process, as noted above, and we have forwarded the letters to the planning staff to be a part of the official record.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Councilmember Bledsoe encourages you to continue to share your concerns and feedback at any time on any issue in Lexington and hopes that you continue to keep her informed on matters of importance to you.
Jamie Rodgers, MPA
Legislative Aide to Councilmember Bledsoe
Join us tonight at the Clubhouse for the Palomar Piranhas Swim Team Open House from 6-8 p.m.
Get any questions you have about the team answered, meet or catch up with team coaches, and get excited for the HOPE of summer to be here soon!
Pannell Swim Shop will be here for your team suit needs. (Team suits are not required, but the team has a new suit design this year. Last year's design has been discontinued. The new print is very close to last year’s, so if the suit still fits no need to purchase a new one.)
We look forward to seeing everyone tonight!
Planning Commission Meeting - The zone change request filed for property located at 3801, 3901, and 3995 Harrodsburg Road (Christ United Methodist Church and Harrods Village) is currently proposed to go before the City’s Planning Commission this Thursday, March 22, at City Hall, 200 East Main Street, in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers at 1:30 pm.
The proposed building plan consists of: family friendly restaurants, coffee shop, specialty grocery store, drive through restaurant, 100 room hotel, bike path, sidewalks, and water feature. The planning commission is requesting, per the Comprehensive Plan, that the development be more dense, including possible residential housing/apartments and the road on Glade Lane be opened.
The Palomar Hills Board of Directors voted in favor of supporting the development as proposed. The Association does not believe that it has the ability to keep the land from being developed. It is the position of the Board that Palomar Hills would rather have a neighborhood friendly development adjacent, that residents can walk to, as opposed to apartments that would further add to our traffic difficulties and crowded schools.
To voice support and concerns - please contact:
Senior Planning Staff Member - Tom Martin: email@example.com
Planning Manger - Bill Sallee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilwoman - Amanda Bledsoe: email@example.com
To make your concerns part of the public record email the Planning Mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Send emails!
· Be specific with suggestions.
· Express concern for increased traffic and the safety of children in the Glades
· Attend the Zoning Committee Meeting this Thursday.
· Don't take a broad exception to the development.
· Don't take issue with potential school zoning concerns.
· Don't only state that you like the green space and that it should remain.
· Don’t talk about property values.
The monthly Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 19th, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse.
Many Palomar Hills residents recently received a Notice of Requested Zone Change for the property located at 3801, 3901, and 3955 Harrodsburg Road. Developers will be at the Board Meeting to describe plans for the proposed project and address concerns from residents. Board Meeting Agenda: Committee Reports, Property Non-Compliance, LFUCG Matching Grants, and Financial Report.
Swim Team Registration is open to Palomar residents and returning swimmers. For more information or to register, visit www.palomarswimteam.com. Join us for our open house on Wednesday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Palomar Hills Clubhouse. Interested in sponsoring the team? Contact email@example.com for more information.
An Easter Egg Hunt for Palomar Hills children will be held at the Masonic Lodge, located at 4085 Harrodsburg Road, on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Residents can access the lodge by turning onto Syringa Drive and passing through the gate, which will be open for Palomar families. Children will be divided by age: 2 and under, 3 - 5 years old, 6 and over. Don't forget your camera and Easter basket to collect the eggs!
Quarterly Dues of $180 are due on Sunday, April 1st. There is a mail slot located in the front door of the clubhouse so that payments can be dropped off after hours. Credit card payments are accepted via our website www.palomarhills.com by clicking on the “Pay Dues” icon. Payments must be received by April 15th to avoid a late fee.
Palomar Piranhas Registration Opens Monday, March 12!
Registration for the 2018 Palomar Piranhas swim team opens on Monday, March 12 for Palomar residents and returning swimmers. For more information or to register, visit www.palomarswimteam.com. Registration for new swimmers opens on March 21.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our open house on Wednesday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Palomar Hills Clubhouse. Panell Swim Shop will be there for suit fittings, and the team coaches and board members will be there to answer any questions.
Interested in sponsoring the team? A team sponsorship is a great way to get your name out to the hundreds of families in the Man O’ War Swim Conference. Contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
An Easter Egg Hunt for Palomar Hills children will be held at the Masonic Lodge, located at
4085 Harrodsburg Road, on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m.
Residents can access the lodge by turning onto Syringa Drive and passing through the gate,
which will be open for Palomar families.
Children will be divided by age: 2 and under, 3 - 5 years old, 6 and over.
Don't forget your camera and Easter basket to collect the eggs!
The February Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled.
The next meeting is scheduled for
Monday, March 19th, 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse.
Bio: MacKenzie Harju - Tennis Pro
I played division 1 tennis from 2001-2005 and after college, and was fortunate enough to work with Gavin Cox (former director of Operations at Van De Meer for 20 years) on Hilton Head Island managing several tennis programs/courts. I currently coach at Palomar Hills, Sayre, and BRC in the Lexington area.
Junior Program: Ages 4-14
This program is designed to develop players week by week using age-appropriate activities/drills focusing on the individual as well as the team aspects of tennis. Positioning is a dominating factor in the game of tennis and a huge part of my coaching philosophy. Feet first, swing second! With the help of QuickStart Tennis, (different sized balls/courts for ages 4 and up) the goal is to equip kids with all the tools necessary in order to rally with each other at a young age. Players will primarily progress based on ability rather than age, but clinics will be age specific unless otherwise stated.
Schedule: March-May (Summer and Fall schedule will add one additional day per week, once per week will be an option still)
Mondays: cost is per session, see below for session breakdown. Per clinic cost is higher, please contact MacKenzie for details. Makeup days available.
3:45-4:30pm Ages 4-6 $96
4:30-5:30pm Ages 7-9 $120
5:30-6:30pm Ages 10&up $120
Sessions: 1 Spring Session, 8 total weeks.
March 5, 12 April 9, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21
1st summer session will begin June 11th.
I am open to suggestions!!! During the summer, we could have men’s night, ladies night, cardio tennis, and/or round robin play. Please let me know if you are interested or have any ideas!
Once again, members of Horse Country are opening their gates to “Meet the Neighbors”. Mill Ridge Farm will be hosting tours on Saturday, March 3, 2018 and invite you to come for a visit.
Our tour times are: 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm.
You must have a ticket to enter, the tickets are free. Included is the link to purchase your tickets.
We look forward to seeing our neighbors and sharing our history. Please call me if you have any questions.
2816 Bowman Mill Rd.
Lexington, KY 40513