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Water tank proposal takes advantage of city’s efforts to freshen its brand

A proposed logo for the water tank located at the Nelson County Industrial Park would proudly tell passers-by of the town’s status as Bourbon Capital of the World.

By JIM BROOKS
Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio

Wednesday, March 27, 2019– The same rebranding efforts that have placed new logos on the City of Bardstown vehicles, stationary and signs may soon show up in a big way along the Bluegrass Parkway.

Sam T. Lacy, executive director of the Bourbon Capitol Community Alliance, presented the Bardstown City Council members Tuesday night with an artist’s depiction of how the same logo design could be implemented on the city’s water tank at the Nelson County Industrial Park.

Sam T. Lacy discussed the proposed logo with the Bardstown City Council at Tuesday’s meeting. The Bardstown Bourbon Co. has volunteered to pay for the cost the logo, Mayor Dick Heaton told the council.

The design would be visible from the east or west, Lacy explained.

One of the alliance’s main goals is the beautifucation of the city, and with that goal in mind, explored painting a water tower.

Lacy called the proposed design “nice and clean, its not too busy,” he said. “If you’re going down the interstate you don’t have a whole lot of time to read a lot of copy.”

The upper part of the water tank would be a light cream color, while the lower part of the tank would be a dark blue. The large lettering would be designed to draw people off the parkway to explore what Bardstown has to offer, Lacy said.

The water tank is scheduled for maintenance in the future, and repainting the tank with the new design will fit in with that schedule, Mayor Dick Heaton told the council.

The Bardstown Bourbon Company has volunteered to pay for the logo for both sides of the water tank to defray the cost of painting the tank.

HRB RECOMMENDATIONS. The council approved the following recommendations from the Historic Review Board:

COA-19-35. Dale Salmon and Students from the Mount Washington Youth Chamber of Preservationists. The group received approval to proceed with nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for nine limeston markers and one macadam roadbed along the original 1830s Louisville to Bardstown Turnpike (39 miles total).

COA-19-36. James and Marie Washburn, applicants/owners. Received approval for a Conditional Use Permit for the home at 114 East Stephen Foster Ave.

COA-19-38. Edelen Signs, applicant, Pikey Conway, owner. Approve request to install signage at 226A North Third St.

COA-19-39. Paul McCoy, applicant/owner, 111 W. Stephen Foster Ave. Approved request to remove three trees. Replacement trees will be approved by the preservation coordinator.

COA-19-40. Fred and Pat Hagan, applicants/owners, request to install landscaping at 215 East Flaget Ave.

COA -19-41. Bardstown Mainstreet, applicants, owner, Nelson County; approval to install a new style hanging baskets on Court Square.

COA-19-42. Bob Blackmon, applicant/owner; approval to build a playhouse at his home at 204 South Third St.

COA-19-43. Sheila and Larry Burke, applicants/owners, approval to change porch railings at 112 South 5th St.

COA -19-09. Elizabeth Seeger, applicant/owner; approval to keep the installed windows with the approval of the muntins by the preservation coordinator.

COA -19-45. Caitlin Ballard, applicant/owner; approval to replace a fence at 204 East Stephen Foster Avenue.

COA -19-46. Caitlin Ballard, applicant/owner; approval to add a front porch at 204 East Stephen Foster Ave.

COA -19-37. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner, approval for a Conditional Use Permits for a short term rental at 115 East Broadway Street.

COA -19-47. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval to build a new garage at 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-48. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval of windows on the new garage at 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-49. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval of siding for new garage at 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-50. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval to install the requested porch, with conditions.

COA -19-51. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval of the proposed garage roof for 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-52. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval for the proposed doors at 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-53. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval of paint colors at 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-54. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval to install a proposed fence at 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-55. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval of the proposed lighting at 115 East Broadway St.

COA -19-56. Sydina Bradshaw, applicant/owner; approval to remove a tree at 115 East Broadway St.

NEXT UP: The Bardstown City Council next meets 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 for its monthly work session.

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