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Planner good use of county tax dollars

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Our Views

By The Staff

For years, we have advocated more planning than zoning. However, when reality sets in, the opposite is true.

Maybe heeding some of our advice or maybe thinking outside of the normal governmental box, Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts wants to hire a planner.

Great idea. Wish we had thought of it 20 years ago.

The problem is -- and always has been -- money. To hire someone with a degree will take more than the $39,000 set aside in the annual budget.

Maybe the economy would make filling the position more possible. We don’t know.

What we do know is that the position, if ever created, could be a wonderful experience. That person could not only plan within the zoning office but that person should work with all entities -- cities, school board, state transportation, utilities -- to determine what is proper planning in our county.

We don’t know if the position will ever become reality but it is great that it is being considered.