General Services

General Services

The General Services Department assists the community with information pertaining to building and zoning regulations, street maintenance, building permits, yard sale permits, tree planting and removal requests, and zoning violations. If you have a question for the General Services Department, please contact them at 859-572-1210.

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The Board of Adjustment meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00. The application deadline is the first Tuesday of the month to ensure proper advertising of the case to be presented to the Board. If you are looking to build a home, put on an addition, install a pool or add anything to your property, please check with our office to ensure that you do not need a variance before you begin your project.

The Board of Adjustment is a 7 member Board.  The members include:  James Beineke, Chairman,  Tom Fernandez, Vice Chair, Carla Austin, Secretary, Carol Dixon, Steve Dauer, and Susan Wingard.

The Planning Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for their business meeting and 7:00 p.m. for public hearings.  The application deadline is the Friday prior to the meeting. If you are looking into development within Fort Thomas, splitting a lot or adding land to your lot, etc, please visit our office to obtain the proper applications and instructions.

The Planning Commission is a 7 member Commission.  The members include:  Dan Fehler, Chairman, Dan Gorman, Vice Chair, Dave Wormald, Secretary, Jerry Noran, Tim Michel, Larry Schultz, and Hans Tinkler.

The Tree Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The Tree Commission reviews planting plans for proposed developments within the city, approves or denies tree planting and removal requests, manages an arbor day ceremony each year at one of our schools, along with many other duties.

The Tree Commission is a 7 member Commission.  The members include:  Joey Hood, Chairman, Mike Rice, Vice Chair, Mark Leopold, Barb Manyet, and Jeff Mohr.

The Design Review Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00. The Design Review Board reviews facade improvements and sign applications within the city’s Central Business District and the Midway District.

The Design Review Board is a 7 member Board.  The members include:  Lori Wendling, Chair, Barry Petracco, Secretary, Pat Hagerty, Barb Thomas, Mark Thurnauer, and Jeff Sackenheim.


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Community Plan Information

Implementation of Community PlanMayor Haas and City Council have initiated implementation of the City’s recently adopted Community Plan.  Committee meetings of council will focus on the six topics defined within the plan and be reported at regularly scheduled meetings. Summaries of committee meetings will be posted on the website where the history of the…

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