BOW Sending Recommendations to City Council on BOT Proposal

Everything appears to be on track for the City of Frankfort to move forward with its projects for the Frankfort Police Department along with the Aquatic Center.

On Monday, the Board of Works approved a resolution recommending selection of a selected offeror using the BOT (Build, Operate, Transfer) format that will be sent to the Frankfort City Council at its November 8 meeting to talk about the BOW’s decision.

“The city has done what it needed to do as far as resolutions to get ready for the BOT process,” said Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets. “We put out a request for proposal. They came back on October 15. The committee met. They had only one turned in at that time from Envoy. Tonight, the Board of Works is making a recommendation to the Common Council to accept Envoy as the contractors.”

There will also be a public hearing on BOT on November 8.

At the City Council meeting, the council an ordinance for additional appropriation of the ARP (American Recovery Plan) fund and an ordinance appropriating fund to the City of Frankfort ARP Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Grant Fund and approving the City of Frankfort ARP Plan.

“One of the things that we’re looking at is the career tech center and I think that’s something that is very important,” said Sheets. “It’s also part of the Ready Grant that we’re working on. I think it’s going to determine a lot on how we’re going to move forward with the grant. Also, there have some suggestions made  about the infrastructure within the city.”

Sheets said the city will have to know what they doing with the funds by the end of 2024 and have all the funds spent by the end of 2026.

The City Council also approved the third and final reading of an Ordinance for Appropriations and Tax Rates which is also known as the 2022 budget.

“I’m very happy with the budget process this year,” said Sheets. “I think we’re going to be able to get done what we need to.”