The Warren County Division of Stormwater Management is constantly striving to meet the requirements of our Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued to the county by the KY Division of Water and the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Those requirements include tasks such as creating environmental education programs to increase community awareness, reviewing site plans for appropriate design standards and conducting onsite inspections to ensure permit compliance. These MS4 Permit conditions further require that the inspection process include “escalating enforcement remedies to respond to issues of non-compliance” per KYG20 Part II.B.4.b.iii. This is certainly not the preferred method for our staff to use as an enforcement tool, but it is required and must be utilized when necessary. Also, as our stormwater program further develops we want to ensure that clear communication and cooperation between our staff and the regulated community remains a priority. The summary below outlines standard enforcement documents you may see issued from our department as well as inspection procedures that accompany those documents:more»
With holiday preparations underway like decorating, baking, and making plans with loved ones, other important to-dos can fall to the wayside, such as pest-proofing the home. Yet, many classic fall and winter pests, like rodents, spiders and cockroaches are moving indoors, causing contamination, diseases, property damage and allergies.
To avoid infestations, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) encourages homeowners to pest proof their homes against these uninvited houseguests.more»
Creepy Crawlies Cause Fright This Halloween
Move over ghosts, goblins, vampires and werewolves. While these terrors may be frightening, they are pure fantasy. Unfortunately, real horrors may be lurking in your own backyard. With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, Arrow Exterminators has created a list of the top five scariest pests that promise to send chills down one’s spine.
“Halloween is a great time of the year to discuss a few of the scariest pests out there – some of which can be one’s worst nightmare,” said Charles Jones, Arrow pest expert. “While many may have heard horror stories about these pests, most don’t fully understand what they are capable of doing. Hopefully our list will shed some light on these gross creepy crawlies.”more»
Bowling Green, KY (September 2016) – Football season is just around the corner that means weekend activities include tailgating with family and friends. While many are on the lookout for opposing fans wanting to crash the party, other pests aren’t usually top of mind. Delicious grilled food, scrumptious snacks and tasty desserts combined with the warm weather that is still lingering attracts pests like wasps, mosquitoes, flies and ants.more»
Pervious pavements have become a regular tool for stormwater control. Due to the increase in demand for such installments, Warren County Division for Stormwater Management has been supplying the community with knowledge of how to properly use and maintain pervious concrete over the past year. This knowledge has come from in-house testing and collaboration with others in the same field. Warren County partnered with the Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Tennessee Concrete Association in April 2016 to perform a demonstration of the proper maintenance required for pervious concrete.more»
In preparing to buy a home, you start inquiring about mortgage loans and have words thrown at you like DTI ratio, LTV, points, closing costs, escrows, P&I - what do they all mean? This article will help you understand the lingo and tell you what to look for as you research your loan options.more»
You have prepared to purchase a home, and you understand some of the mortgage lingo. What do you do now?
When you are ready to buy a home, you should always get pre-qualified before going house shopping. This will allow the bank to pull and review your credit, figure your debt to income ratio, and ensure that you are looking in the right price range for your budget.more»
I’m often asked about various savings vehicles that are designed to help parents save for their children’s “higher” education needs. Most have heard of the popular 529 plans or Education Savings Accounts. While there are pros and cons associated with any plan, the best plan is the one you implement with certainty which is only accomplished by having all of the information.more»