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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.

(Lexington, KY) –Fayette Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill accepted an award yesterday, on behalf of his office, acknowledging the improvements in technologies and services implemented over the past year.

At the annual PVA Conference, the Kentucky PVA Association presented Mr. O’Neill with the Outstanding Assessment Jurisdiction Award for the Fayette County PVA Office. The association takes into account improvements made in the last two years; Mr. O’Neill has only been in office for 18 months.

“I want to thank my peers in the PVA Association for recognizing the many positive changes we’ve made in the Fayette PVA Office,” said Mr. O’Neill. “The staff is dedicated to public service and does an outstanding job each and every day. They earned this award.”

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.