The City of Calvert City is a Mayor-Council form of government, which means there is a distinct separation of powers between the Executive Branch (Mayor) and the Legislative Branch (Council). The Council approves the City's budget and establishes all the laws (ordinances) of the City. The Mayor runs the City within the constraints established by the Council.
Lynn Jones is the Mayor of Calvert City and has held the office for 12 years. Calvert City's Councilmen are Dr. Rick Cocke, Gene Colburn, Robert "Bob" Futrell, Tim Hawkins, Daryl Smith and Kevin Stokes.
Calvert City – City Hall is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are here to assist the citizen’s. City Hall contains the offices’ of the Mayor, City Administrator, Clerk/Finance Officer and Utility Manager.
The Office of City Administrator functions to coordinate the efforts of the various City Departments for the most cohesive operations. The City Administrator functions as the City's Zoning Administrator, Floodplain Administrator, Alcohol Beverage Control Officer and Human Resource Officer. The City Administrator is Secretary to the Board of Adjustments, Cemetery Board, Park Board and Planning Commission. Calvert City’s City Administrator is John Ward.
City Clerk/Finance Officer
The office of City Clerk/Finance Officer is exactly as it states a dual role. The City Clerk is the Official keeper of the City’s Seal and all records of the City. The City Clerk is the official recorder for the Meetings of the City Council and Utility Board. The Finance Officer is the finance director of the City. Calvert City’s – City Clerk/ Finance Officer is Ralph Howard, CPA.
The Utility Manager is the head of the Water and Sewer Department for Calvert City. The Utility Department maintains 100 miles water lines within and outside of the City limits. It also maintains 25 miles sewer lines and Golden Acres Sewer Plant. Calvert City’s Utility Manager is Kevin Murphy.
Glenda Adair, Utility Clerk Gail Bivens, Utility Clerk
Anna Hodge, Utility Clerk
This Office oversees compliance with the Calvert City Zoning Ordinance and the City’s Subdivision Regulations. If you plan on building or adding to existing buildings or wish to change the use of a building or property, you may be required to submit an application for a Zoning Compliance permit and a Conditional Use permit or Variance. Check with the Zoning Administrator to see if and or which may be required. Applications may be obtained at Calvert City – City Hall. Zoning Administration, Flood Plain Management and Alcohol Beverage Control are units under the City Administrator’s direction. The City Administrator’s office is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Zoning Office works under the direction of the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustments. (forms)
Planning Commission oversees the City's Comprehensive Plan and the zoning within the City. The Planning Commission with assistance from the City Attorney and Zoning Administrator develop, review and establish zoning regulations for the City. Emphasis is placed on the growth and development of the City in an orderly fashion and considering changing trends in the needs of the populace. The Planning Commission meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Board of Adjustments is a quasi-judicial board that hears requests by citizens and businesses for Conditional Use Permits and Variances. These are official hearings and open to the public. The Board of Adjustments meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Public hearings must be advertised in accordance with KRS 424. Therefore to meet the public notice requirements, applications for Conditional Uses and Variances must be received no later than the Thursday following the first Wednesday of the month.
Flood Plain Management
Like many communities in the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys Calvert City has many acres within the City limits located within the Flood Plain. Anyone wanting to construct (whether it is grading, filling or actual construction) within the City limits should contact the Flood Plain Administrator to help determine if the property in question is within the flood plain and requires a permit for the construction. The Flood Plain Administrator can assist you with what options are available if you are. Flood Plain permit applications (State) (Local)
Alcohol Beverage Control
Calvert City is a 'moist' community; voting in liquor by the drink for restaurants seating 100 or more persons in 2004. Restaurants wishing to apply for a license to sell liquor by the drink licenses may contact the City Administrator's Office for assistance. Applications and instructions for Restaurant selling Liquor by the Drink may be found on the Commonwealth of Kentucky's website (State forms) and on this site (local forms)
Cemetery Board oversees the operations of and makes recommendations to the council for the City's Cemetery. Board members work with the City Administrator, City Attorney and the Cemetery Sexton to ensure the cemetery's efficient operation. The board submits an annual budget to the council for their review and approval. The Cemetery Board meets the fourth Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Park Board oversees the operations of the City's park facilities. This includes the Civic Center and Memorial Park Amphitheatre. The board submits an annual budget to the council for their review and approval. The Park Board also reviews and makes suggestions for park facilities and equipment. They are charged with oversight of Sport leagues which utilize the fields and the facilities of the City Parks. The Calvert City Park Board meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
Utility Board oversees the operations and functions of the City's Water and Sewer Department. The Board works with the Utility Manager and the City Attorney to insure the most efficient and effective operations. The Utility Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.