District 9 eNews - Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bill Hollander

Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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Join LMPD on Crime & Safety Walk – TONIGHT – Aug. 11


LMPD’s 5th Division has organized a crime and safety walk for Thursday, August 11 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Plan to meet at N. Hite and Lindsay. Street parking available. Please plan to attend to get to know the officers who serve the community and help keep neighborhoods safer!

St. Joseph Children’s Home Picnic – August 12 & 13

St. Joe's picnic

St. Joseph Children’s Home will host the 167th Annual St. Joe’s Picnic for the Kids on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, at 2823 Frankfort Avenue. Join them for Friday Night Live from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. for the official pre-party featuring food trucks, corn hole tournament, and live music. On Saturday the picnic will begin at Noon.

No Parking and Street Changes for the Picnic – Friday afternoon through Saturday night

  • No parking on north side of Frankfort Ave from N Birchwood Ave to Crescent Ave
  • Kennedy Ave - temporarily changed to one way northbound traffic from Grinstead Dr to Frankfort Ave
  • S Hite Ave - temporarily changed to one way southbound traffic from Frankfort Ave to Grinstead Dr
  • N Birchwood Ave - temporarily changed to one way southbound traffic from Field Ave to Frankfort Ave
  • N Birchwood Ave - temporarily changed to one way northbound traffic from Field Ave to Brownsboro Rd

Click here to view the St. Joe’s Picnic Off-site Parking Information.

Crescent Hill Generator Facility Meeting – August 16


Louisville Water invites Crescent Hill residents to a community conversation on Tuesday August 16, 6:30 pm at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.  As Louisville Water prepares for a back-up power supply at the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant, the company wants to give neighbors an overview of a proposed standby generator facility at the company's Frankfort Avenue property. This is an important project to ensure Louisville Water can deliver drinking water during an emergency. 

During the conversation on the 16th, Louisville Water will share an overview of the project, the design of a two-and-a-half story building and where it would be placed on the company's property and information on an exit driveway from the Louisville Water facility, directly across from Hillcrest Avenue. Louisville Water staff will be on hand to answer questions and take comments. 

Sustainability Story: National Farmers Market Week


It's National Farmers Market Week and there is no better place to celebrate than at one of D9's three markets.  We are fortunate to have the award-winning St. Matthews Farmers Market at 4100 Shelbyville Road on Saturday mornings (http://smfarmersmarket.com/),  the Crescent Hill market, on Monday and Friday mornings at the corner of Frankfort and South Peterson Avenues,  and a market at Rainbow Blossom, 3738 Lexington Road,  on Sundays from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. 

August 13 is Heirloom Tomato Tasting Day at the St. Matthews Market. 

In proclaiming the week, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack noted that "farmers markets play a key role in developing local and regional food systems that support the sustainability of family farms, revitalize rural communities, and provide opportunities for farmers and consumers to interact."  Shopping at one of D9's markets is the sustainability story of the week! 

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

Parking Added at Champions Park

Dog Run

More parking spaces have been added at Champions Park, near the Louisville Dog Run Association’s (LDRA) dog run, at the intersection of River Road and Zorn Avenue.  The LRDA requested and paid for the addition of the stone parking lot. 

The LDRA’s primary goal is to oversee the maintenance and continued improvement of eight dog parks and runs around the community.  Since the LDRA does not receive funds from any local or state governmental agency, all users of the dog parks are required to have an official Dog Park Permit to use the area. 

The cost of a Dog Park Permit is $30.00 for the first dog, $20.00 for the second dog, $10.00 for the third dog, and $5.00 per additional dog in the same household. All funds from the sale of the Dog Park Permits go towards the dog parks' maintenance and improvement costs. The annual permit allows unlimited use of the dog parks each year.  

More information about LDRA is here:  http://www.louisvilledogs.org/

  Dog run parking

Back to School Block Party – September 9

Back to School

Please mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Back to School Block Party at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Park on Friday, September 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy FREE Mellow Mushroom pizza, swimming, door prizes and family funMake a child ID with LMPD, and check out Fire Engine 4 from the Frankfort Avenue firehouse.


We need VOLUNTEERS to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions please contact our office at 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

Click here to view our flyer and see a list of sponsors for the event! Youth door prizes are still being accepted. If you are interested in making a donation please contact the office at 574-1109. Thank you to sponsors who have already committed door prizes: A Reader’s Corner, Blue Dog Bakery , Carmichael's Bookstore , Crescent Hill Trading Company, Fierce Salon, Good Garbage, Heine Brothers' Coffee, Just Creations, Margaret's Consignments, McDonalds, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Parks and Red Hog Butcher, Reuse502.

Notice of Intent to Demolish Historic Structure

Metro seal

The Office of Planning Permitting and Design Construction Review received a demolition permit application for the property at 2718 Fleming Avenue, Case No. WR994253. The property is listed or eligible for listing in The National Register of Historic Places. Per LMCO (150.110), the requested demolition permit can be issued on the following date: 9/1/16.

For additional information regarding this application visit the website: http://louisvilleky.gov/government/construction-review  or contact Mike Beard, Plan Review Supervisor at 574-3321 or Cynthia Johnson, Metro Historic Preservation Officer at 574-2868.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for below case/s please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/PlanningDesign/Click on “Search Case Information” link on the left navigation bar.  Then select the “home” tab and select the type of case and enter the case number.  For specific case information please call or email the listed case manager.  If you have any questions please contact Planning & Design directly at 574-6230.

Case No. 16VARIANCE1055
Subject Property: 240 Masonic Home Drive
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for a Variance of the required side yard to allow a building connection from the proposed Grove Point assisted living facility (16DEVPLAN1145) to an adjacent existing nursing home facility.
Case Manager: Joel Dock (joel.dock@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 AM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W. Liberty Street 

Case No. 16WAIVER1029
Subject Property: 2821 Klempner Way
You are invited to attend a Development Review Committee hearing of a WAIVER from LDC section 8.2.1.D.6 to allow a changing image sign to be within 300 feet of residentially zoned district in Louisville Metro.
Case Manager: Ross Allen (ross.allen@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Development Review Committee
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W. Liberty Street 


Register for the 2016 Green Institute

Green Neighborhood Institute

The Green Institute is an environmental leadership-education program established in 2012 by the Center For Neighborhoods; it equips neighborhood leaders with the skills and resources needed to improve the environmental, social and economic resilience of their communities. Classes meet every Thursday, 6:00 - 8:30PM at Center For Neighborhoods headquarters, 507 S. 3rd Street, for 12 consecutive weeks beginning August 25th. Dinner is provided, and the class is offered free of charge. Class size is limited and it is filling up fast! Click HERE for more information.

SeniorCare Experts Seeking Volunteers

Senior Care Experts

SeniorCare Experts, 145 Thierman Lane, is seeking volunteers to help deliver home meals, pick up meals to deliver to volunteer pickup locations, and answer phones at the St. Matthews office. More detailed descriptions are below. If you are interested and available during the below times, please call SeniorCare Experts at 502-896-2316.

Opportunity 1:
Home Delivered Meals Drivers
East End
Weekday(s) only
Hours 9:30-11:30

Opportunity 2:
Individual to pick up meals (in St. Matthews) and deliver to alternate volunteer pick up location
Weekday(s) only
Hours 8:30 – 10:00

Opportunity 3:
Receptionist at our St. Matthews Office
Weekday(s) only
Hours 9-1 or 1-5

School Bus Safety

School Bus Safety

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, August 11: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m.  For more information please call 574-1771.

Thursday, August 11: LMPD's 5th Division Crime and Safety Walk from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Plan to meet at N Hite and Lindsey Avenue to walk the neighborhood and help distribute information.

Friday, August 12: St. Joseph Children's Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, to host the official picnic pre-party from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. This event will feature food trucks, vendors, cornhole tournament and live music from 6 - 11 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and dance the night away. For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/picnic-pre-party/

Friday, August 12: The Crescent Hill Community Council to host FREE outdoor movies on the Peterson-Dumesnil House lawn, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. Concessions will be available. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs, bug spray, and/or picnic baskets. All movies will begin at dusk. In August enjoy a double feature Big Hero 6 and The Blues Brothers. NOTE: Cancellation notices may be found on the Crescent Hill Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crescent-Hill-Community-Council/80640754355) and by calling the Peterson-Dumesnil House at 502-895-7975.

Saturday, August 13: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss, "Maisie Dobbs" by Jacqueline Winspear. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Contact the branch for full details. For more information, please call 574-1793.

Saturday, August 13: 167th Annual St. Joseph Children's Home Picnic, 2823 Frankfort Avenue from Noon - midnight. Events include fried chicken dinner, car raffles, capital prize, cake wheels, booths and much more. A limited amount of parking will be available via the Brownsboro Road entrance. Additional off-site parking is available at The Southern Baptist Seminary, with shuttle service to and from the Picnic.  For more information visit: http://sjkids.org/picnic/

Saturday, August 13: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, to host cinema Saturdays. All movies are audio described for the blind and will feature an important character who is blind or visually-impaired. August's movie is The Book of Eli (2010) rated R. Please call 899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register.

Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14: FleaTiques at Mellwood Antiques, 1860 Mellwood Avenue. The event is held the 2nd weekend of the month beginning in April on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This is an outdoor market and the event is rain or shine. Each month will benefit a local charity, www.mellwoodantiques.com. August's charity is Supplies Over Seas (SOS).

Monday, August 15: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Hotels of Louisville at 2:30 p.m.  Historian and architect Steve Wiser will present. For more information please call 574-1771.

Monday, August 15: League of Women Voters to host the Dinner and Democracy Issues Forum to discuss Racism: Justice and Changing Hearts & Minds. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. with the discussion at 6:00 p.m. Forum will be held at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. For more information, please call 895-5218 or email info@lwvlouisville.org.

Tuesday, August 16: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group about Batman at 2:30 p.m.  For more information please call 574-1771.

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