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Below find the most recent press release from the office of David O’Neill, Fayette County PVA.  Older press releases are listed by date in the right menu.  For press inquiries, please contact Lori Kidwell at Lori.Kidwell@ky.gov or (859)246-2722.

Fayette County PVA Takes Voluntary Budget Reduction...Again

Posted by fusioncorp on March 11, 2010

(Lexington, KY) – In an unprecedented action, Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill has requested a second budget cut in operating funds appropriated by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) for the 2011 fiscal year.

In December 2009, O’Neill voluntarily asked for a $21,000 reduction in the funds appropriated by LFUCG to the Fayette County PVA Office. The FY 2011 budget request of $335,400 is 8% less than the approved budget for FY 2010 and is 21% less than the most recent budget requests by O’Neill’s predecessor.

“Taxpayers deserve proof that their elected representatives are working with less funding, just as most Lexingtonians are doing in their own families,” O’Neill said. “I’m proud that the efficiencies I’ve put in place now allow the office to do better work with less funding.”

(Lexington, KY) – Continuing his ongoing effort to make public information more easily accessible, Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill announced that new overlay zoning information – Neighborhood Design Character, Paris Pike Corridor and Courthouse Area Design - will “go live” today on www.FayettePVA.com.

“Adding the overlays to the PVA web site gets us closer to my goal of making the PVA web site the one-stop source for information on every parcel of real property in Lexington,” said O’Neill.

The Neighborhood Design Character overlay (ND-1) allows residential or non- residential/commercial areas to place restrictions on development in order to protect the visual harmony and characteristics of the area. The Courthouse Area Design overlay encourages downtown redevelopment while preserving the unique features of the area in accordance with the LFUCG Comprehensive Plan. The Paris Pike Corridor overlay recognizes and addresses the special characteristics of lands along rural transportation arteries.

Fayette County PVA Takes Voluntary Budget Reduction

Posted by fusioncorp on November 25, 2009

(Lexington, KY) – Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill has voluntarily taken a 5.8% budget cut in operating funds appropriated by Lexington- Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG).

“We are all in this period of economic recovery and revenue shortfall together,” O’Neill said. “The tax payers expect nothing less than full cooperation and belt-tightening from all government entities and the PVA office is no exception.”

For fiscal year 2010, LFUCG appropriated $365,000 to the PVA office. O’Neill has requested that the city reduce that number by $21,000. The reduced budget will be possible through savings in expenses and increased efficiencies.

Fayette PVA Adds Historic Overlay to Web Site Property Data

Posted by fusioncorp on October 8, 2009

(Lexington, KY) – As part of his ongoing effort to make public information more easily accessible, Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill announced that H-1 overlay zoning information will “go live” today on www.FayettePVA.com.

“The PVA web site should be the one-stop source for information on every parcel of real property in Lexington,” said O’Neill. “Adding overlay zoning data is the first of several steps in expanding the data available on our site.”

H-1 overlay zones designate Local Historic Districts. Properties designated as H-1 conform to certain standards enforced by the Board of Architectural Review and by an historic preservation officer with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Overlay zones are zoning designations that literally overlay a standard zone (such as single family residential, agricultural rural, or light industrial). Primary zoning information is already available on the PVA web site.

Fayette PVA Reduces Vehicles, Increases Technology

Posted by fusioncorp on August 26, 2009

(Lexington, KY) -- Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill gave the "Westward, Ho" today to send a caravan of four more PVA office pool cars to Frankfort to be sold. The measure will save taxpayer dollars, according to O'Neill.

“I’m reducing our automobile fleet roughly by half, from 11 vehicles when I took office in March, down to six,” O’Neill said. “In addition to saving taxpayers over $5,000 per year in insurance, fuel, maintenance and parking costs, we will invest the revenue generated from the sale of the cars to improvements in our technology.”

One automobile has already been sold. “All proceeds from the vehicle sales will be applied toward the cost of GIS, aerial photography and other new technologies, which we will use to complete much of the research that previously required costly and time- consuming field inspections,” O'Neill said.

“In many cases, aerial photography eliminates the need for an assessor to leave the office, drive to the property, disturb the property owner, access the grounds and return to the office with the data,” O’Neill said. “This approach is much safer, more environmentally friendly, faster and much more efficient without compromising accuracy.”