Mark Sulski | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Mark Sulski

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Question 1: 

Internet service -Many in our county live in rural communities that have inconsistent internet access. The lack of internet accessibility makes it harder for folks to access information from local government, needed services, conducting personal businesses, and serves to isolate folks from the broader community. What can the fiscal court do to create better internet access for rural residents?

I'm looking for options that may be our there for our community, as in fiber optics, co-ax, and other providers who may be able to provide better solutions to Scott County.

Question 2: 

Landfill -Currently, the Central Kentucky Landfill is located near Sadiveville. Residents have had concerns about overcrowded narrow roads, creating dangerous driving situations in the surrounding community. There have been several accidents involving vehicles delivering trash, and residents living nearby have raised questions regarding serious quality of life concerns. In addition to this, the company maintaining the landfill is seeking to expand its size. What steps can and should the fiscal court take to assuage residents concerns?

We need to look at all options and make sound and intelligent decisions moving forward, and I am not in favor of a Regional Landfill, and as Vice Chair of the Planning Commission, we recently voted to decline thw expansion of the recent application to expand the landfill

Question 3: 

Fairness -Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Nine cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often to referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. Regionally this has included cities such as Frankfort, Lexington, and Midway. Do you support a fairness ordinance in Scott County to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

I believe that everyone needs to be treated equally, regardless of sex, race, age, marital status, LGBTQ, etc.  As a banker of 30 years, currently as Market President of Kentucky Bank, I have ALWAYS treated everyone equally and fair.....

Question 4: 

Health, Stability, etc. including Housing -What steps will you take to encourage and ensure health, stability, and well-being for low income residents of Georgetown, especially when it comes to affordable housing?

By strategically connecting real estate development with efforts to put unemployed or underemployed people in jobs, development can be a force for good, strengthening neighborhoods through job creation on a hyper-local level

Question 5: 

Revenue for Infrastructure Needs -As Scott County continues to grow we will need to fund new infrastructure needs for our county. In addition, much of our older infrastructure is about to be scheduled for needed maintenance. What are your strategies for finding needed revenue for both recurring and new infrastructure needs?

As Vice Chair of Planning and Zoning, we continue a smart and structured growth thru the recently passed 5 yr Comprehensive Plan.  With Scott County being the fastest growing county in Kentucky, we will be able to have stabilized growth and funding thru the property tax revenue, as well as maintain one of the lowest taxes in the state of Kentucky, yet maintain a safe and wonderful community to live in!

Question 6: 

Spindletop Water Concerns -Last year it was discovered that a sewage spill contaminated the water of the roughly 1500 person community of Georgetown Mobile Estates, formerly known as the separate communities of Ponderosa and Spindletop. What will you do to help make sure that all residents have adequate and safe water?

We need to review and research both the short term and long term problems within that area.  Look for solutions to that problem, and resolve them, first and foremost at the expense of the current owner of said property.  Thru proper channels, and cooperation of the owner of that property, come to a safe and sound solution for all involved.