Christian Fiscal Court approves incentive for proposed housing development

Christian Fiscal Court on Tuesday morning unanimously approved an incentive resolution for a proposed new housing development on North Ridge Drive off Billy Goat Hill Road.

Johnny Oatts Farms has proposed to build 14 homes on about 26 acres, which would be called ‘Compass Ridge Estates’ and the incentive would rebate the developer 80 percent of new revenue created by increased property value assessments over the next 10 years.

Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble says it’s the same incentive package given to other developers in recent years.

Extension of North Ridge Drive also creates a second outlet from homes in the Billy Goat Hill Road area to Madisonville Road.

Meanwhile, magistrates also approved the West Kentucky Workforce Board Interlocal Agreement and Resolution that has to be re-upped every five years, with Tom Sholar of the local PADD office saying it just certifies that they will continue serving the region’s workforce needs.

In other action, fiscal court approved reducing the speed limit on Wayne Elgin Road from 35 to 25 mph.