© 2018 by Magistrate Mueller

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502.320.3873

mmueller@franklincountyky.com 

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Frankfort, KY

District 3 Magistrate

Vision 

Cohesive Government

County and City collaboration is necessary to create efficiency and a unified vision.

  • Communication to the community is vital. Quarterly updates to the community via email newsletter, Facebook and website will help with relaying Fiscal Court meeting information.

  • More understandable and approachable permitting processes for businesses will attract and keep local businesses in our County.  Homeowner permitting should also be a seamless process.

  • A plan to set yearly and long term goals will help identify needs and keep us on track.

  • County and City should work together by having joint quarterly meetings to move our community forward with efficiency and consistent goals. 

Embrace Diversity

Utilities

Our utilities and utility infrastructureshould be competitive & sustainable. 

  • I support County representation on the Frankfort Plant Board of Directors. Anyone who pays a utility provider for service should also have a voice on the Board.

  • Working with service providers, water, electric, etc will ensure the community is getting fair rates and moving toward sustainable energy.

  • Extending sewers is costly and becomes a long term detriment. We need to find more ecological and economical solutions for sewer, runoff, and waste water. Antiquated approaches need a new perspective.

  • To attract families, Frankfort and Franklin County's internet services could be better and we could aspire to be a gigabite area.

Highlighting our sense of place will support our residents and attract new families.

  • Franklin County has a great Parks system, with over 1,100 acres in city and county.  I support funding for maintenance, improvements, and for all ages to have recreational opportunities. Lakeview Park has many possibilities for District 3.

  • We need to promote our diverse natural resources for recreation, including the Kentucky River, Elkhorn Creek, and biking and hiking trails

  • Advertise our central  location to nationally recognized outdoor recreation.

  • Franklin County is home to historic buildings and homes. Preserving them safeguards our unique history. 

  • Promote public art to make our community aesthetically and culturally better, as well as unique. 

Sense of Place

Safety & Health

The well being of our community should ensure safety & health for all.

  • The opioid epidemic sweeps the nation and Franklin County is no exception.  We need strong public education programs to communicate the dangers of mixing drugs and using hard drugs.  We need to scale punishment for drug dealers depending on the drugs in order to eliminate the revolving door in jails. Programs for recovery and support are vital. Franklin County ASAP for more.

  • The government can work with local organizations and groups to help educate our community on healthy living and sustainability initiatives.

  • Green spaces, healthy forests, and parks have mental and physical health benefits and contribute to improved air quality.  Our community needs to create and protect these spaces for whole community well being.

Franklin County should be a place where everyone feels welcome regardless of their race, color, religion, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

  • Franklin County should hold public workshops with F.O.R.R. (Focus on Race Relations) based on C.A.R.E. principles with the community and have cultural events with the Frankfort InterFaith Council.  This will help us create an inclusive community.

  • We should strive to think about how people with a range of abilities can access events and spaces, especially as part of our population ages. Accessibility for all is critical.

  • Adopt Charter for Compassion to raise the awareness of how we can make differences in needs, growth,economic expansion and cultural creativity.

​Using Smart Growth and ​Strong Towns principles, development will sustain a thriving community for generations to come and boost the economy and tourism.

  • Focusing on infill development of vacant lots and buildings will allow a more efficient use of county dollars and make our town more sustainable.

  • City Visions Downtown Frankfort Master Plan has many great features, including connectivity and tying downtown to the riverfront!  Representation from the County is necessary to create a unified vision and tie to recreation and tourism opportunities.

  • The County needs a more business friendly community with a straight forward, consistent permitting process.

Development

Embrace Diversity

Education

We should empower children at a young age with the knowledge to help move our community forward.

  • Partnerships with local organizations in schools for issues such as animal care, drugs, homelessness, and diversity are a start.

  • Creating more competitive and successful education institutions will support our local public schools.

  • Helping foster the existing relationship with our local university and local businesses with local public schools will benefit our students.

  • Helping create alternative post high school educational opportunities will strengthen our local work force.

  • The County should work with the state to find a solution for the non-taxable, state owned buildings which account for $750 million of tax exempt property in Franklin County. Franklin County has many state tax exempt properties.  Why should Frankfort compensate for the other 119 counties who rely on State services?

​Our community services are wonderful resources for citizens and make our community a better and safer place to live.  

Services

​Using Smart Growth and ​Strong Towns principles, development and care of our infrastructure will sustain a healthy community for generations to come.

  • Working with County and State Road Departments to come up with a short and long term plan of projects and communicate them to our community.

  • Working with local law enforcement and the road departments to address traffic issues such as cut-throughs, speeding, and other resident concerns is at the top of my list. 

  • We need to reduce the need for further infrastructure costs that our community can't afford in the long term by encouraging infill development and using Strong Town and Smart Growth principles.

  • Drainage is a big issue in several precincts.  Development plans for drainage should be more effective and sustainable with proper design.

  • Sidewalks and walkability are necessary in many parts of the district, including but not limited to Ridgeview, Hiawatha, and Georgetown Rd.

Infrastructure

Have concerns? Contact me and I'd be  happy to meet and discuss.