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Hey, Where’s That Fancy Metro Parks Review?

June 29th, 2012 by jake · 9 Comments

Thanks to a keen-eyed reader, we’ve been reminded of something!

Remember the ultra-transparent and objective reviews of Metro Government departments?

The Metro Parks review is apparently complete and senior staff have been notified.

Will the public ever see it?

Since we all know the drunk-driving director won’t be the scapegoat, let’s speculate about who’ll be chosen as the fall guy.

Tags: Metro Government · Parks

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 wtf // Jun 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    They say they passed.

  • 2 G'town Reader // Jun 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I live by an itty-bitty neighborhood Metro park. About 2 Sundays back I was very surprised to see Metro employees emptying the park’s waste can. Uh, that was a SUNDAY. Their smaller trash truck said “Brightside.”

  • 3 jtt // Jun 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

    What always bothered me about the Heitz thing was that he was driving an unmarked vehicle – although state law requires that all public vehicles (except those specifically designated for “investigation) be marked. KRS 186.067 (and .065). How many public officials in Metro are driving cars properly marked?

  • 4 Logan // Jun 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    It’s my understanding that Heitz had the door logo’s removed from his SUV. they were removed by someone at the parks shop on Helm street.

  • 5 lateshiftatthezoo // Jun 30, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    G-Town reader the parks dept’s small garbage trucks have brighside stickers on them. the guys you seen were probably park workers. they work shifts that require someone to be working 7 days a week. you may have just never noticed them before. park workers aren’t stationed at one park. they report to one location and take care of several parks in that area.

    Jtt is correct
    KRS 186.067 does read.

    186.067 Publicly owned vehicles, how marked — Exceptions.
    (1) All publicly owned vehicles shall be properly identified by an insignia on one (1)
    door on each side of every such vehicle.
    (2) Such insignia shall not be less than twelve (12) inches in width and not less than
    twenty-one (21) inches in length, of a design so chosen by the legislative body of
    the state, county, or city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    (3) The legislative body may designate a separate insignia for each division,
    department, agency, bureau or any other authority as may come under their
    jurisdiction within the state, county or city within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    (4) Publicly owned vehicle, as used in this section, means any vehicle paid for with
    public funds and used by an elected or appointed official or employee of the state,
    county or city within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    (5) Nothing in this section shall be construed to abrogate the provisions of KRS 44.045
    and 186.065.
    (6) The legislative body of any county or city may exempt from the provisions of this
    section any vehicle used for investigatory purposes.

    So not having insignia’s on his SUV would be a violation. the question would be who asked that they be removed and why. ( Check with the guys at Helm St. would be the 1st clue) and was Heitz vehicle being used for investigatory purposes ? if so what was that purpose ? and why are the insignia still missing from his SUV ?

  • 6 rplant // Jun 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This would apply to a vast number of metro vehicles — including most police vehicles and the mayors car. I only know of one director that has a marked car.

  • 7 lateshiftatthezoo // Jun 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    186.065 State-owned vehicles — How marked — Exceptions.
    (1) Every state-owned motor vehicle, except as provided in subsection (2), shall have
    an official license plate. Except as provided in subsections (2), (3), and (4) on one
    (1) door on each side of every state-owned vehicle shall be the great seal of the
    Commonwealth and the words “For Official Use Only.”
    (2) The Department of Revenue, the Transportation Cabinet, the Justice and Public
    Safety Cabinet, the Public Protection Cabinet, and the Attorney General may
    authorize registration under KRS 186.020 and be issued regular license plates for
    vehicles used for investigatory purposes. The Administrative Office of the Courts
    may authorize registration under KRS 186.020 and be issued regular license plates
    for vehicles used by justices and judges of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
    (3) The Governor and the Lieutenant Governor may each use one (1) state-owned
    motor vehicle on which it shall not be necessary to have the state seal or the words
    “For Official Use Only.”
    (4) The Justices and Judges of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals may each use
    state-owned motor vehicles on which it shall not be necessary to have the state seal
    or the words “For Official Use Only.”

  • 8 G'town Reader // Jul 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Lateshiftatthezoo: Thank you. I didn’t know parks workers worked 7 days/wk. – therefore without Sun. overtime, I’m assuming.

  • 9 lateshiftatthezoo // Jul 2, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Sunday would not be considered overtime in most cases. park workers schedules are four 10 hour days. therefore the weekends would be covered in a 40 hour work week. this is the norm in most cases. I’m sure there are some exceptions.

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