District 9 eNews - Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Happy New Year D9!

Happy 2016

It’s been a wonderful year and I’ve enjoyed representing District 9! Thank you for contacting me with your ideas, concerns and comments over the past year. If my office can assist with any issues in the future please contact us at 574-1109 or online

As a reminder, Metro offices are closed on Friday, January 1. There will be no garbage, yard waste or recyclables collection on Friday in either the Urban Services District or St. Matthews. Collections for the rest of the week are delayed one day.

Tax Preparation Appointments Available

Tax Appointments

My office is partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition to provide FREE tax preparation services again in 2016. The service is FREE if you earned $55,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2015 or if you quality for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call the office today to see if you qualify and make your appointment! Appointments are available on four Fridays (Feb. 5, Feb. 19, Mar. 18 and Apr. 1) between 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please call the office today to make an appointment. 

Sustainability Story: Recycling


January 1 marks the start of another year on Louisville’s journey to divert 90% of solid waste away from the landfill by the end of calendar year 2042.  It’s an ambitious goal and one we can only reach through increased reduce-reuse-recycle activities.  Recycling and resource recovery, through compost and reuse efforts, help conserve landfill space and reduce the demand for raw materials, thus helping to conserve our natural resources.  

So how can you help?  One way is to learn what can and cannot be recycled and then recycle everything that Metro Louisville accepts.  To help with that, Metro Public Works has put together a video showing common household items and what can and cannot be recycled.  The video runs just over 9 minutes and contains a lot of good information.  For example, did you know you can recycle plastic sandwich bags?  Plastic bags labelled 1-7, including many bags in which you buy lettuce and vegetables? How about lids for all sorts of plastic containers?  That soft drink container from your favorite fast food restaurant?  “K-cup” single serve coffee containers?

You can view the video here: http://vp.telvue.com/player?id=T01343&video=245720&mini=true.   For a quicker take on what can be recycled in Louisville Metro, go here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/recyclable-materials.   (Recycling information for St. Matthews is here:  http://www.stmatthewsky.gov/recycle-program/.)

Meeting Louisville Metro’s ambitious goals for recycling will take all of us working together!

We’d like to feature your sustainability story - a resident or business doing good things for the environment.  Riding the bus, bicycling, walking, gardening and more - our eNews will feature practices which can benefit all of us.  Send your story to Bill Hollander or Kyle Ethridge

Never Leave Your Car Running and Unattended

key ignition

With cold weather coming, this is a reminder not to start your car and leave it unattended. Too many Louisville residents are doing that – and it’s resulting in an increase in car thefts.

WFPL’s Jacob Ryan reports that from January through November 2015, motor vehicle thefts increased 33 percent compared with the same period in 2014.  That follows an increase of just more than 9 percent in 2014 over 2013.  Nearly 2,800 motor vehicle thefts were reported across Louisville Metro Police’s jurisdiction in 2015.

There are many reasons but one is people leaving cars running and unattended, with motor vehicle thieves sometimes engaging in “puffing” — casing a neighborhood in cold weather in search of idle vehicles emitting exhaust.

Ryan’s entire article is here: http://wfpl.org/car-thefts-up-33-percent-in-louisville-in-2015/  

Meet Louisville Legislators at Local Libraries in 2016

State Leg

The 2015 Bingham Fellows project, Café LOUIE, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Leadership Louisville Center, the Louisville Free Public Library, and the Friends of the Library to host the inaugural series of Café LOUIE meetings with Jefferson County legislators during the 2016 legislative session. Each meeting will feature one or two members of Louisville’s 28-member legislative delegation and will be held at library branches within or near their districts. The meetings will take place on Saturday mornings from 9 - 10:00 a.m., January until early April. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to ask questions.

Café LOUIE, a series of informal meetings to facilitate better interaction between legislators and constituents, was identified as a need by the Leadership Louisville Center’s 2015 Bingham Fellows class. Working with legislators and the Louisville Free Public Library, the Bingham Fellows organized the Café LOUIE events.

The currently scheduled Café LOUIE dates for District 9 are:

  • January 16 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. St. Matthews Eline Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue. Senator Julie Raque Adams and Representative Mary Lou Marzian.
  • January 23 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Senator Morgan McGarvey.

ABC Notifications

ABC notifications

Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication.

Attached please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink and NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage by the Drink License(s) being applied for located at 3701 Lexington Road, Ste. 1, Louisville, KY. 40207.  The ad ran in the Courier Journal Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

Reminders about Metro Animal Ordinance

Metro seal

My office was recently contacted about loose animals encountered during neighborhood walks. Here are a few reminders:

  • Restraint required – all animals, excluding community cats, shall be kept under restraint at all times. (It is illegal to exclusively restrain a dog or puppy by a fixed point chain or tether between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a period exceeding one hour in any eight-hour period.)
  • Sanitary disposal of animal feces is required.
  • Licenses and vaccinations must be up to date.
  • No person is allowed to abandon an animal for a period in excess of 24 hours.

For more information or to read the entire animal ordinance please click here.

Here is the definition of a “community cat”. 

COMMUNITY CAT. Any cat or kitten that has no apparent owner or identification and is free-roaming

If you own a cat, it is not a “community cat” and it is an ordinance violation to allow it to roam free. 

Metro Louisville’s ordinance encourages trap/neuter/return for “community cats”, to decrease the population over time and make life better for cats and their neighbors. To learn more about trap/neuter/return, go to www.alleycatadvocates.org or call 634-8777.

Curbside and Drop-off Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas tree recycling

Metro Public Works is providing curbside pickup of Christmas Trees within the Urban Services District. Residents with City curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Trees must not be in plastic bags.

Drop-off sites will also be available for all Louisville/Jefferson County residents at three locations on the dates below. Two of the three drop-off sites will also instantly recycle trees into mulch that will be offered back to citizens for home use.

Those wishing to receive mulch must bring an appropriate container in which to carry it. This mulch performs particularly well for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons. Trees picked up from curbside will also be recycled but not offered as mulch. All lights and ornaments should be removed from trees before they are set out or dropped off.

Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies to see whether and when tree pickup is available.


  • East District Recycling Center, 595 N. Hubbards Lane (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
  • Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch.)
  • Waste Reduction Center - 636 Meriwether Avenue (Tree drop-off only. Mulch is not available at this location.)

December 31
January 2 

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LIBA to Host Local Business Expo - Jan. 14

LIBA logo

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of over 750 locally owned and independent businesses, will hold the first Louisville Local Business Expo on Thursday, January 14th at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. The expo will showcase all local and independent "Business-to-Business" companies, giving business purchasing decision makers the opportunity to explore local options for their needs. The event is open to LIBA members only from 1:00pm-2:00pm and will be open to the general public from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Admission is free with a business card.

The event will feature:

  • Booths from 35+ local companies
  • A "Local Love" gift bag for the first 150 people who register to attend in advance at www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/localexpo
  • "Office Hours" session where attendees can sign up in advance for free, 20 minute consultations with professionals in various fields. The sessions provide an opportunity to ask specific questions about your business with a local, independent expert. Examples of industries represented include Accounting, Human Resources, Payroll, Social Media, Credit Card Acceptance, Technology, Advertising & Marketing, etc.
  • Insightful programming will be offered through dynamic, 20 minute, TED-style talks, including: Healthy Humor Isn't Just For Laughs: The Secret To Fueling Business Success With Humor (Dr. Clifford Kuhn, The Laugh Doctor),  They Drive Me Crazy! Understanding the Millennial Mindset (Cara Silletto, Crescendo Strategies), How to Develop Your Own Online Tribe (Joel Gerdis, The Content Squad), and Building Your Business Through Referrals (Mike Gandolfo, RE Solutions).

Visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/localexpo for details, registration and office hour sign ups. This event is presented by DMLO, with support from Commonwealth Financial Advisors, Total Office Products & Service, Wimsett & Co., XBE, MediaIMPACT Technologies, Mackey Printing, Advanced Payroll Systems, The Floor Store, Insider Louisville, Louisville Magazine, Louisville Public Media, Office Environment Company, One Thing Marketing, RE Solutions, Trimen Solutions and USA Printing & Promotions.

Lexington Road and Payne Street CSO Basin Meeting – Jan. 19


You’re invited to attend an Orientation meeting held by MSD regarding the Lexington Road and Payne Street CSO basin on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road. This meeting will provide information about the need for underground storage basins and offer an opportunity for input and comments. Storage basins are part of MSD’s larger endeavor to prevent sewage from overflowing into Louisville’s waterways. Planned basins throughout the City are designed to capture rainwater and sewage, which otherwise can overwhelm the sewer system during rain events and flow untreated into waterways. These basins retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides and capacity is available, then will gradually release it back into the sewer system. At that point, the water is conveyed to a water quality treatment center, treated and returned to the local streams or the Ohio River.

Open Position – Solar Over Louisville Program Manager

solar panels

The Solar Over Louisville (SOL) campaign, a program of the Louisville Sustainability Council, is hiring a part-time contract position for the Louisville campaign. Duration of contract work is expected to be six months, but may be longer if additional funding is obtained.  Responsibilities listed are larger than what can be accomplished in a part-time position, so prioritizing will be done in collaboration with the SOL Planning Team


The Program Manager will manage the implementation of the Solar Over Louisville (SOL) campaign, which is a city-wide initiative, under the supervision of the SOL Planning Team and broad oversight of the Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC).  Responsibility areas will include the implementation of program goals; community and agency education and outreach; building partnerships with local government, business, education, and community agencies; planning, scheduling, and holding a regular series of events, including workshops, tours, and trainings; working to identify and pursue fundraising activities in partnership with the LSC and the SOL Planning Team; promoting the program and developing positive public relations; community and media relations and outreach; and program administration.

For more information on qualifications, responsibilities and rate of pay please click here. Information on Solar Over Louisville Campaign click here.

Submit cover letter and a resume by close of business on January 8, 2016 to info@louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org.

“Meet with Bill” – Jan. 21

We are always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with us in person more convenient, we’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9.  On Thursday, January 21, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, we’ll be at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street. Please stop by with any questions or concerns.

District 9 Calendar Events

Below are some Ninth District calendar events!  To view a full listing of events please visit the District 9 Blog at http://district9news.wordpress.com/.  If you would like to submit events to be considered for the blog calendar please email Kyle Ethridge or call 574-1109.

Thursday, December 31: WFPK New Year’s Eve Prohibition Era Dance Party! Billy Goat Strut Revue (house band) and guest vocalists Zach Longoria and Carly Johnson Burlesque troupe Vaudeville Louisville DJ's Matt Anthony and Woodrow on the Radio. Events begins at 9:00 p.m. at Headliners Music Hall. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  For more information, please visit: http://headlinerslouisville.com/event/wfpk-new-years-eve-prohibition-era-dance-party

Friday, January 1: Metro Government Holiday - There will be no residential collection of garbage, recycling, or yard waste within the Urban Service District (former Louisville city limits) or the City of St. Matthews. Collection will be delayed by one day.

Tuesday, January 5: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group at 2:30 p.m. The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester. Questions please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, January 6: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Contact the branch for full details at 574-1793.

Thursday, January 7: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host your library resources: what the LFPL website has for you at 9:00 a.m. This class will cover the resources at your disposal on our LFPL.ORG website. Questions please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, January 7: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a talking book discussion at 7:00 p.m. Plan to discuss, the Cornbread Mafia by James Higdon III. Questions please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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