Millicent "Millie" Conway | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Millicent "Millie" Conway

Political party: 
Democrat
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 would like to see the Fiscal Court place the same type of time and effort into researching better telecommunications options for its rural citizens as the city does when it comes to researching cable television contracts. I would like to see a committee formed on this matter and I would volunteer to serve on this committee.

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?

I have been an avid proponent for a greener Georgetown and Scott County since taking office in 2015 and this is evident in my ongoing crusade to bring curbside recycling to Georgetown. A landfill expansion is counterproductive to everything that I have stood for on the City Council. I think that the rejection of a landfill expansion is certainly a step in the right direction.

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?

My record on this matter speaks for itself. This issue was discussed by the City Council last spring and I voted to continue the discussion.

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?

I have been an advocate for improving the "Boston" area of Georgetown and improving Ed Davis Park. I fought for both a women's shelter and a homeless shelter in Georgetown which have both now become a reality. I proposed legislation to encourage the exploration of mass public transportation in Georgetown and I have supported Habitat for Humanity. My record on these issues speak for themselves and I will continue to fight for low income residents of Scott County as the Sixth District Magistrate.

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?

The City Council has accomplished a lot with limited funds during my time in office.

The Council has emphasized the continued improvement of city clean-up and beautification.

The Council has developed a snow removal management plan and has taken steps to improve the stormwater and watershed drainage system. 

The Council has added much needed facilities and equipment for Public Works.

I have personally led the charge for curbside recycling during my time on the Council and the project’s completion is said to be forthcoming by Georgetown’s Mayor. 

I have been a tireless advocate for improved walkways and increased street lights in Georgetown and a champion for increased services relating to Georgetown’s growing infrastructure. We have had to get creative to find sources of funding for these projects and have had to implore our city staff to write grants to fulfill our goals. I would continue to advocate for this approach.

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?

I have been a candidate for a "Green" Scott County since first taking office in 2015. The safety of our citizens and the protection of our fragile ecosystem is paramount to me above all else. Leaving behind a better Scott County than the one that we inherited from those before us is important to me.