District 9 eNews - Thursday, September 21, 2016

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LWC Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant Meeting – Sept. 27


Louisville Water Company (LWC) has scheduled a second meeting regarding its proposal for a back-up generator and access road at the Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant, near the intersection of Frankfort and Stilz Avenues. This second "community conversation" will be held on Tuesday, September 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park.

LWC captured questions and comments from the first meeting in August and promised a follow-up meeting. During this second meeting, LWC will address the questions and comments it has received and share updated designs of the generator building.

Louisville Water Tower Park is located at 3005 River Road. Everyone is invited.

Mark Your Calendars for Coffee with a Cop – Sept. 27


Join the 5th Division Police for the next Coffee with a Cop and conversation on Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at Clifton McDonalds, 2314 Brownsboro Road. There is no agenda or speeches just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the men and women who protect and serve you every day.

Sustainability Story: Reuse Committee


Reducing solid waste is reducing the amount of trash that goes to landfills.  For most of this year, Metro Public Works has been working on a strategy to cut down on the use of landfills by reusing goods and materials as much as possible. The next step in that process is next week – and you're invited.     

Public Works will host a meeting of the Reuse Committee on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Southwest Regional Public Library. The committee is a community wide citizen effort begun in February to design a strategy to help cut down on the use of landfills by reusing goods and materials as much as possible.

Anyone with an interest is invited to take part in the meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 at the library at 9275 Dixie Highway.

The aim of this Collective Impact Committee for Reuse is to help achieve the city’s goal of diverting solid waste going to the landfill by 90 percent by the year 2042.

The September meeting will build on the brainstorming from the February launch, formalize a structure and planning process for the committee, and start the leadership selection process.

If you were not at the last meeting or you would like to provide further input, please complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6XPMCCT

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

Graffiti Removal


One of the ways District 9 spends your tax dollars is graffiti removal in the public rights-of-way.  The Highland Commerce Guild's graffiti removal team regularly removes such graffiti when it is spotted. 

The graffiti removers have been very  busy recently.  In August alone, they removed graffiti in forty D9  locations.  An example is the flood wall along Mellwood Avenue near Brownsboro Road.  The photo shows the wall after graffiti  was removed.  (We're not including the "before" photo so as not to reward or encourage the vandal). 

The best prevention of graffiti is its quick removal, since the primary goal of graffiti vandals is for their "work" to be seen. If graffiti is removed quickly, there's less payoff for the risk and work involved.  If there is graffiti on your private property, we cannot remove it but encourage you to do so as soon as possible.  If you see graffiti in the public rights-of-way (for example, a street wall, traffic sign or sewer grate), contact me or 574-1109 with the exact address and a description of  the item the graffiti is on.  We'll turn it in for removal. 

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

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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. 16ZONE1028
Subject Property: 1832 Frankfort Avenue
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for a change in zoning from R-5B (Two-Family Residential) to C-R (Commercial/Residential) with waivers.
Case Manager: Julia Williams (Julia.williams@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Planning Commission
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W. Liberty Street 

Case No. 16Appeal1007
Subject Property: 613 Country Club Road
You are invited to attend a Board of Zoning Adjustment review of an Appeal of a decision by Planning & Design Services concerning nonconforming rights.
Case Manager: Steve Hendrix (steve.hendrix@louisvilleky.gov
Meeting Type: Board of Zoning Adjustment
Date: Monday, October 3, 2016
Time: Meeting will begin at 8:30 AM and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail Building, 514 W. Liberty Street 

Clifton Neighborhood Plan Project


The Clifton Community Council is working with the Urban and Public Affairs Department of the University of Louisville to write a Clifton Neighborhood Plan. The purpose of a Neighborhood Plan is to assess the current situations and issues of the neighborhood and work directly with neighborhood residents/neighborhood businesses/stake-holders to plan for the next ten years.

The UofL Masters of Urban Planning program is teaching and preparing graduate level students to become City/Urban planners.

There will be three public meetings and all stakeholders of Clifton are invited and encouraged to attend. Meetings will take place at Clifton’s Campus of Northeast Church; 131 Vernon Avenue.

  • Thursday, September 22 at 6pm, 131 Vernon Ave. Visioning session led by students. UofL team will lead stakeholders through a collaborative process to help identify key issues, formulate a neighborhood vision, and begin prioritizing specific goals/objectives/implementation strategies towards carrying out the neighborhood vision.
  • Thursday, October 13 at 6pm, 131 Vernon Ave. Workshop/Midterm presentation. UofL team will provide an overview of analysis and tasks completed thus far and will lead neighborhood stakeholders/workshop participants through exercises to focus on questions of where, what, and how much based on the specific planning goals/objectives.
  • Thursday, December 1 or Thursday Dec. 8 at 6pm, 131 Vernon Ave. Final presentation to the CCC and community. UofL team will present the final plan.

The UofL Neighborhood Planning Studio is a graduate level course in the Masters of Urban Planning program. Over the course of the semester (8/25-12/8), six students work to create a professional-quality neighborhood planning document for a specific neighborhood organization. The course is structured to give students hands-on planning experience and they are expected to function as a planning consultancy team, with the neighborhood organization serving as their client. 

Follow-up Neighborhood Charrette Meetings – Sept. 26 & 28

Lexington and Grinstead

The next step in the proposed redevelopment near the intersection of Lexington Road and Grinstead Drive is two follow-up neighborhood charrette meetings scheduled for Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 both beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Learning Center, 2115 Lexington Road. The meeting is being hosted by Bardenwerper, Talbott & Roberts, PLLC, to discuss a zoning change from C-2 to Planned Development District consisting of mixed residential, office, retail and restaurant on 3.32 acres at 2294, 2300, 2338 & 2340 Lexington Road and 2501, 2503, 2509, 2511 & 2515 Grinstead Drive. The property is located within the Irish Hill Neighborhood, but will impact surrounding neighborhoods.

If you cannot attend, but have questions or concerns, please call William Bardenweper at 426-6688 or the land planning and engineering firm representatives David Mindel and Kent Gootee at 485-1508.

Community Educational Forum – Sept. 28


The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has scheduled a community educational forum on Wednesday, September 28 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at 400 E. Gray Street, to discuss e-cigs and hookah and the effects on indoor air quality.

Over 500 communities across the country have passed laws that prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, “vaping”, or the use of hookahs in indoor public places. Mayor Fischer’s administration has called for a community discussion on expanding the current smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes and hookahs.  expanding the current smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes and hookahs.

Please plan to attend to hear from local experts, ask questions and share comments.

Louder Than Life Music Festival Street Closures and No Parking Areas – October 1 & 2

The following streets will be closed during the following times;

6:00 a.m. Friday, October 1 to 1:00 a.m. Sunday October 3rd

  • Edith Road from River Road to Mellwood Avenue

The following streets will have no parking during the following times;

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday

  • River Dell Drive – 800 block
  • Highwood Drive – 800 & 900 block
  • Lake Avenue – from Mellwood Avenue to N. Birchwood Avenue
  • Winifred Lane – from Mellwood Avenue to Callabell Road
  • Warren Road – the entire length of the road
  • Pauline Road – from Winifred east
  • Kenil Court – from Kenilworth Road to Winifred Lane
  • Callabell Road – from Kenilworth Road west (both forks)
  • Edith Road – from Mellwood Avenue to Kenilworth Road
  • Emily Road – from Edith Road to Kenilworth Road
  • James Road – from Edith Road to Edna Road
  • Edna Road – from Kenilworth Road to Thompson Avenue
  • Thompson Avenue – from Edna Road to Mellwood Avenue
  • Delmont Avenue – From Mellwood Avenue south until it dead ends
  • Bertie Avenue – from Delmont Avenue to Drescher Bridge Avenue
  • Drescher Bridge Avenue – from Brownsboro Road to Thompson Avenue 

LIHEAP Early Registration for Elderly and Disabled Residents – Oct. 3


LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to help low income residents pay utility bills. The Subsidy component of LIHEAP begins Nov. 1, 2016. 

Pre-registration opportunities will be offered beginning Oct. 3rd for those Jefferson County residents who are on a fixed income, and who are elderly (age 60 or over) or disabled receiving Social Security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits.  These early registration events take place at 14 community centers and senior centers across the community. 

Click here for eligibility requirements and click here for a downloadable flyer which contains a list of the early registration sites to share with others.

D9 Fall Community Cleanup – October 22


Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22nd for a cleanup of Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story Avenues in the Butchertown Neighborhood. Volunteers should plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at Frankfort and Mellwood for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and the cleanup will officially begin at 9:00 a.m. We’ll supply bags, gloves, and t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’ll work to remove overgrowth, mulch, and pick up litter along Frankfort Avenue. Please contact the office if you have any questions at 574-1109 or email Kyle Ethridge. Let’s have a big crowd making D9 a little cleaner!

If you would like to organize your own cleanup team, you can register through Brightside online

LG&E Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program

LG&E Fridge and Freezer

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, September 22: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host iPad for beginners part 2 at 2:30 p.m. There are thousands of apps available to iPad users. Come learn how to use a few of the most important apps everyone has. Call to register. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Thursday, September 22: Brightside Bash from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Copper & Kings Distillery, 1111 E Washington Street. Help Brightside celebrate 30 years in style with great music, food and an amazing silent auction. To find out more information on the event or to purchase tickets visit: http://www.brightsideinc.org/brightside-bash

Thursday, September 22: Urban and Public Affairs Department at the University of Louisville has selected the Clifton neighborhood to develop and write a neighborhood plan. The purpose of the neighborhood plan is to assess the current issues of the neighborhood and work directly with neighborhood stakeholders to plan for the next ten years. This is the first of three meetings. This meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Clifton's Campus of Northeast Christian Church, 131 Vernon Avenue, and will include a visioning session led by students.

Thursday, September 22: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie discussion group about Sideways written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Friday, September 23: The Kentuckiana Regional Blinded Veteran's Group monthly meeting from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue. All blinded veterans are invited to attend the meetings. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Questions, please call 625-5282 or email secretary@krbva.org.

Friday, September 23: The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Louisville Brewfest from 4:00pm to 10:00pm at the Louisville Slugger Field, 401 East Main Street. The event will feature independent local and regional beer, wine and bourbon, as well as a variety of food vendors and PureTap® from the Louisville Water Company. Admission is $5, or free for designated drivers, and includes a souvenir cup. Attendees must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer, wine and bourbon. VIP tickets are $50 and include access to exclusive beers, special gifts made by local artisans, and larger pours in a handmade ceramic mug. For more information, visit www.keeplouisvilleweird.com.

Friday, September 23: Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, to host a family fun taco night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join for food and fellowship. Tacos and toppings are provided. Please bring a drink and/or dessert to share. All are invited.

Friday, September 23: The Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, to host Esa Pietela for an evening of saxophone and electronica at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at cliftoncenter.org.

Saturday, September 24: Crescent Hill Community Council and Crescent Hill Garden Club to host vine eradication project from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Barret Traditional School grounds on the Galt Street side. Bring your weed eaters, pruners, etc and gloves.  The chain saws will be running at 8 AM and all helpers are welcome. Any questions, please call Judy Gogan at 899-1899. The school is not liable, so work safe!

Saturday, September 24: Celebration of the National Library Services' (NLS) "Talking Books" program at the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meet some of APH’s narrator-celebrities to hear about their careers, and to enjoy refreshments. This event is free and best for older children and adults.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Call 502-899-2213 or send email to kcarpenter@aph.org by noon, September 23 to register.

Saturday, September 24: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Human Trafficking Awareness Series 1:00 p.m. Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is the exploitation of men, women, and children through forced sex or labor. You may be surprised to learn that human trafficking is happening right here in our community. Since 2008, more than 445 victims of human trafficking have been identified in Kentucky; with at least 197 of these victims being under the age of 18 at the time of identification. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Sunday, September 25: Beargrass Creek Canoe Tour from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Join Waterfront Botanical Gardens for the last canoe trip of the season with David Wicks. $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Trip is limited to 25 participants. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 27: LMPD to host Coffee with a Cop from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at Clifton McDonalds, 2314 Brownsboro Road. There is no agenda or speeches just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the men and women who protect and serve you every day.

Tuesday, September 27: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Remembering the Vogue Theater 2:30 p.m. Join local archivist/author Dave Conover for an afternoon of cinematic nostalgia and history as he explores the personal and cultural impact of Louisville’s long-reigning arthouse and last neighborhood theater, the Vogue of St. Matthews. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1771.

Tuesday, September 27: Town Hall meeting for veterans and their families at 5:00 p.m. at Robley Rex VA Medical Center, 800 Zorn Avenue, Room E005 West entrance. These meetings are held to improve communication with veterans. Free flu shots will also be available. 

Tuesday, September 27: Louisville Water Company community conversation regarding generator and access road at Crescent Hill Water Treatment Plant at 6:30 p.m. at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

Wednesday, September 28: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host Booked for Lunch? at 1:00 p.m. Bring your sack lunch and sample “food for the mind” and discuss Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. For more information, please contact the library at 574-1793.

Wednesday, September 28: Free workshop Is Solar Right for Me? from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Bon Air Regional Library. For more information visit Solar Over Louisville or email SOL@louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org

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