Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Fire Investigations, Placemaking Staff

Feb 21, 2019

The city has has an unusually high number of large fires in recent weeks -- a couple of which have turned up little evidence of a cause.
Credit City of Frankfort

One of the main reasons Frankfort city councilman Lewis Wheeler is running against incumbent Chris McBarnes in this year’s Republican mayoral primary is a difference of opinion in how the city spends its money on the way toward possible economic development.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we quiz Mayor McBarnes about why he’s hired a new Community Development Director, and how her job might be different than what the Chamber of Commerce has already been doing.

Also on this week’s program, there have been a string of strange fires in Frankfort over the last month that have caused quite a bit of damage – to homes, businesses, and even the city’s embattled golf course. The largest of these is, as yet, unsolved, which raises questions about how blazes are both fought and investigated in the city.