When the Bullitt County Sanitation District was formed in 1997, it was done out of desperation.
At the time, Bullitt County was among the leaders in growth in both residential and industrial development in Kentucky.
The problem was that northern Bullitt County was close to being shut out. Problems with existing privately-owned treatment plants concerned state officials. The concern was so great that the state basically said either the county form a sanitation district to take care of the pollution issues or there would be no more building permits allowed.
Forget daily fines. You cut off building permits and that can be fatal.
The district was formed by Bullitt Fiscal Court and Jimmy Hamilton and Kevin Holloway were two of the original three board members. Gary Seigle would join the group about seven years ago.
Today, none are around. Two were removed due to a residency issue. The other read the tea leaves and decided to resign.
We personally thank the board members for stabilizing the northern end of Bullitt County and for trying to do what was best for the community.
It is a shame fiscal court couldn’t find a way to work with the ordinance to allow these dedicated men to continue their work.
The community has taken a step backwards and it was done legally by the county judge. However, whatever happened to sitting down and talking out the situation and for all parties to try to work out a solution. That’s true transparency in government and not mere lip service.