After several regulatory delays, Conexon is accelerating the construction of a fiber-to-the-home network across Kenergy’s service territory.
“They plan to make up for lost time by bringing in additional crews for the installation,” said Assistant Treasurer Jordan Johnson. “Their aim is still to connect some customers by the end of this year but if they miss that target it will be by a matter of weeks not months.”
Daviess County Fiscal Court will provide $10 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for Conexon to build and maintain the network. The company will work along existing right-of-way and utilize poles owned by Kenergy.
The project is expected to serve 15,000 to 20,000 business and household locations with a target completion date of October 2023.
“The fiber network has been fully designed for Daviess County,” Johnson added. “And Conexon has selected a provider for dedicated internet access for the first phase.”
Conexon will offer three tiers of symmetrical internet service, meaning customers will receive the same download and upload speeds.
The service plans start at $49.95 per month for 100 mbps. Customers could also choose 1 Gigabit service for $79.95 per month or 2 Gigabit service for $99.95 per month.
To learn more about the service and sign up for updates, visit https://conexonconnect.com/.
Appeal of Rezoning Decision
Fiscal Court had the first reading of an ordinance amending a zoning classification for the Greenbriar subdivision near Yellow Creek Park.
Local developer Gary Boswell requested the rezoning from single-family residential to multi-family residential to allow for the construction of 36 duplexes at the end of Cambridge Drive and Sturbridge Place.
The rezoning request was approved by the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission. However, neighbors filed an appeal with a request for Fiscal Court to decide the zoning map amendments.
The issue will be decided at the next meeting on October 6.
Fiscal Court approved a Memorandum of Agreement and Deed with the City of Owensboro concerning the transfer of a portion of property at the Potter’s Field Cemetery for the relocation of the Confederate statue (soldier) monument. The pedestal was previously moved to the Panther Creek Battlefield site on U.S. 431.
Bids were awarded for pavement sealing and striping at the Operations Center, a new zero-turn mower for the Parks Department, and six sets of turnout gear for the Fire Department.
Fiscal Court approved a surety bond release for Free Silver Road from Western Kentucky Minerals, Inc.
Travis Ricker has been hired as Solid Waste Manager for the West Daviess County Landfill.
Jared Mattingly will be promoted to Floor Supervisor at the Grimes Avenue Transfer Station.
September 17-23 has been recognized as Constitution Week, and October 4 has been declared TEN-4 Awareness Day.
Daviess County Fiscal Court will meet on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 5 p.m. in the second floor Courtroom with a live-stream available on Facebook.