40 N. Main St. Walton, KY 41094 859-485-4383
October 28, 2015
Dear Walton Citizens,
Today I write to address the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky issue among others. As you are probably aware SSNK has ceased operations of the many Senior Centers throughout the region. This has placed the cities that these centers operate within a precarious position as budgets were recently passed without provision for Center expenditures and contracts were signed with SSNK. Our Center here in Walton is one of many.
The City's position is that our Center must stay open as it provides an important service to an important group of citizens, people that have provided for us when we sometimes couldn't provide for ourselves. The question then is how to provide a way to keep them open but the answer is not easy. In the short term the Area Development District will cover the costs of the manager’s salaries until the end of the calendar year. The cities will pick up the utilities and other costs. This arrangement should work until new agreements can be reached. I will keep you informed but for now most services will continue.
Now on to lighter topics. We have installed a drive up drop box for payments for everyone's convenience. It is located on the side of the City building. To drive up to the box please enter the parking lot from the Church St entrance at the Veterans Memorial behind the building and pull around to the left. There is a small slot on the box that will only accept one envelope at a time. This box is not for cash payments. So, if you have dropped payments into the door slot you can drop the same payments into the drop box. With this letter you will also see a survey regarding Old Fashion Day. Please take just a moment to fill out the survey and bring/mail it in with your water payments. The OFD Committee really needs the information that we are seeking on these forms. Thank you for your cooperation.
Trick or treat will run from 6:00 to 8:00 on Saturday the 31st of this month.
Finally, Christmas on Main will be on Friday December 4, the parade starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Baptist Church, if you would like to be in the parade be at the church by 5:30 p.m. Also, for the house decorating contests, I was able to arrange for Santa to take time out of his busy schedule to do a fly-by over Walton on the evening of the 18-19th of December. He will select the winners himself.