District 9 eNews - Thursday, January 12, 2017

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D9 Community Conversation Tuesday Focuses on Trees

D9 Community Conversation

Courier-Journal photograph by Maggie Huber

The first D9 Community Conversation of 2017 focuses on trees and, specifically, the Public Tree Ordinance which I have co-sponsored and which will soon be considered by Metro Council. Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is the other co-sponsor.  The full ordinance is here. Two Courier-Journal articles about the proposed ordinance are here and here. If you cannot attend the Community Conversation next week,  let us know what you think at Bill Hollander.

Louisville Metro Urban Forester, Erin Thompson, will be present at Tuesday’s D9 meeting, along with Cindi Sullivan of TreesLouisville and Jessica Pendergrass of Louisville Grows. Sullivan and Pendergrass will be discussing the significant tree-planting efforts of the non-profit organizations they lead. 

As with all D9 Community Conversations, discussion of any other subjects is welcome and I will be available to talk with constituents about any questions, comments or concerns.  Mark your calendar - and bring along a friend or neighbor. The D9 Community Conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. United Crescent Hill Ministries is located at 150 S. State Street in Clifton.

Meet and Greet the Jefferson County State Legislative Delegation – January 16

League of Women Voters

Please join the League of Women Voters to meet and greet members of the Jefferson County State Legislative Delegation on Monday, January 16. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.  No reservations are required and donations are accepted. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue, in D9.

For more information, please call 895-5218 or email info@lwvlouisville.org.

Crescent Hill Baptist Church Open Gym – January 16

Crescent Hill Baptist open play

Crescent Hill Baptist Church (CHBC), 2800 Frankfort Avenue, to host children’s open gym on select Mondays - January 16, February 27 and March 13.

It’s cold and wet outside, and the kids are cooped up inside. Join CHBC for free winter open gym hours of play. Children 17 years old and younger, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver (caregiver must be 18+), are invited to play in open gym. There will be balls, hula-hoops, and other gym equipment available for use. Come run, play and burn off some energy. Registration and waiver form is required.


11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for children 10 and under
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for children 10 - 17

Questions, please contact andrea@chbcky.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule Changes

Metro Logo

Some solid waste collection services will be altered because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday:

There will be no residential garbage, yard waste or recycling collection on Monday, January 16 in the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits). Residents who normally have garbage/yard waste/recycling collection on Monday will have service instead on Tuesday, January 17, and collections for the rest of the week will be delayed one day. 

Collections in St. Matthews will follow the regular schedule, with no delays.  Residents in other areas normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies for holiday collection schedules.

Louisville Metro offices, including the D9 office, will be closed on Monday, January 16. 

The following facilities will also be closed Saturday, January 14:

  • All staffed recycling centers
  • Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue
  •     EXCEPT that Electronics Drop-off Service is available       8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • HAZ BIN, the hazardous waste drop-off facility, 7501 Grade Lane

For more information visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/trash-recycling or dial MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.


WFPK Winter Wednesday on January 18

WFPK logo

The next WFPK Winter Wednesday is January 18, at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, in D9.  Enjoy music from Nicole Atkins and Ryley Walker. This is a free concert series that takes place once a month and runs through February. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Come early for the pre-concert reception to save yourself a seat, grab some eats from J. Gumbo’s and have a drink before the show! WFPK continues their long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door! More info at WFPK.org.

2nd Annual Louisville Local Business Expo – January 19


Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), an alliance of over 850 local and independent businesses, will host the second annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Thursday, January 19 from 1:00pm-4:30pm at the Mellwood Arts Center's Picasso Room, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, in D9.

The expo will showcase over 50 local and independent "Business to Business" companies, giving business purchasing decision makers the opportunity to explore local options for their needs. Admission is free with a business card, and the first 150 people to register online will receive a "Local Love" gift bag.

The event will also feature three local business owners sharing "TED" style talks to inspire business owners on their road to success. For more information, please visit: www.keeplouisvilleweird.com

Tax Preparation Appointments Available

Tax Preparation

My office is partnering with the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to provide FREE tax preparation services again in 2017. The service is FREE if you earned $55,000 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or less in 2016 or if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Call the office today to see if you qualify and make your appointment! Appointments are available on Fridays (February 3, 17, March 10, 24, and April 7) between 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please call the office at 574-3908 to make an appointment.                                                                        

Do you instead file your own taxes? Through the LABC website there are two options to self-file online. The “Turbo Tax Freedom Edition” is available if you have $31,000 or less in income. The software has a well-designed interview process that guides you through the process of making decisions about your filing status, inputting your income and making decisions about deductions and tax credits for which you may qualify. The other option is “My Free Taxes”, which is available if you make $62,000 or less. This program is developed by H&R Block and uses an interview process. Please visit, http://labcservices.org/index.php/free-tax-filing-at-labc-services, for more information.

Sustainability Story: Electronics Recycling Continues


Last week’s electronics recycling event was a big success, as shown here, and there are two more weeks to participate.

Free post-holiday electronics drop-off service is available at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue. Drop-off will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the next two Saturdays: January 14 and January 21.

The special holiday promotion is in addition to Louisville Metro’s regular year round electronics recycling program. Details on the regular program are available on our website at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/electronics-recycling.

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

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for the 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. 16ZONE1008
You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for a change in zoning from R-4 (Single Family Residential) and R-5B (Two Family Residential) to R-6 (Multi-Family Residential). Variances and waivers are also being requested.
Subject Property: 124, 126 and 128 Vernon Avenue
Case Manager: Julia Williams (Julia.williams@louisvilleky.gov)
Meeting Type: Land Development and Transportation Committee
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. and continue until all cases are heard
Location: Old Jail, 514 W. Liberty Street

Slow Down in Mockingbird Valley (and Everywhere Else)

Road Safety

The Mayor of the City of Mockingbird Valley recently contacted my office regarding traffic calming measures on Mockingbird Valley when the road reopens next week.  Letters were mailed to all residents of the City of Mockingbird Valley last week with the following information:

Road Safety.  The culvert and bridge work on Mockingbird Valley Road is nearing completion, estimated January 16th.  As the road reopens, please help us set a tone and example of traffic calming not only on Mockingbird Valley Road, but also on our half dozen tributary streets, by driving at full attention, at or below speed limits. Posted limits of 25 and 35mph may seem slow to your engine capabilities and busy schedule, but are fast to pedestrians, children and animals. At your request, Homeland Patrol has been stopping cars for warnings and citations, plus once our main artery road is reopened, will briefly position a speed-monitoring trailer in the Mayfair and Lightfoot Rd areas of significant cut through. 

I couldn’t have said it better myself – posted speed limits everywhere are plenty fast for pedestrians, children and animals! We should all slow down on all D9 streets.

Sign-up for Metro Park Youth Leagues


For the first time in more than 25 years, Metro Parks and Recreation will be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball ($20 entry fee) will be available for children ages 6 and under.

Softball and baseball league ($40 entry fee) divisions are as follows: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. In addition to the cost of joining the league, entry fees cover the cost of the uniform and rental of a glove if necessary. 

Player sign-ups will take place through March 4 online and at three Metro Parks and Recreation Community Centers; Cyril Allegier, Southwick and South Louisville. Practices will begin the week of March 20, and games will begin on Saturday, April 10 at Wyandotte Park. In addition, Metro Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteer coaches for league teams.

Those interested in participating should call Steve Edwards at (502) 744-0498.

For more information visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/louisville-metro-parks-and-recreation-youth-baseball-softball-league

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Late last week, after the eNews was published, we were informed that yard waste collection in D9 was being suspended for January 7, the makeup day for the New Year’s Holiday.  Like many pieces of “breaking news”, we immediately published that on the D9 Blog and on Facebook and Twitter.   

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Register Your Rental Property by March 1, 2017

Rental Property

Effective March 1, 2017, all property located in Louisville Metro and occupied or offered for occupancy in exchange for money or any other consideration must be registered with Louisville Metro Government. Failure to register is subject to a fine up to $100 per day per housing unit.

Registration must include the rental unit street address along with current contact information of the owner and managing operator.

New owners must register within thirty days of any ownership transfer. Any change in contact information must be updated on the registry within thirty days of said change.

Registration requires an account with Develop Louisville. Visit, https://www.louisvilleky.gov/government/codes-regulations, to establish an account and access the registry, or to get detailed information and instructions on registry requirements.

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, January 12: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie showing of Punch Drunk Love at 6:00 p.m. Rated R. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Thursday, January 12: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Joe Keith Bickett at 7:00 p.m for a reading and book signing of Cornbread Mafia. Questions, please contact 896-6950.

Saturday, January 14: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host an adult book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Plan to discuss The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

Monday, January 16: Metro Government Holiday - There will be no residential collection of garbage, recycling, or yard waste within the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits). Collection will resume on Tuesday and will be delayed by one day.

Monday, January 16: Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue, to host children's open gym. Children 17 years old and younger, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver (must be 18+), are invited to play in open gym for free. There will be balls, hula hoops, and other gym equipment. Play times for children 10 and under 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and for children 10-17 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Questions, please email andrea@chbcky.org.

Monday, January 16: League of Women Voters to host a meet and greet of the Jefferson County Legislative Delegation at the Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Avenue. Dinner begins at 5:30 and the program at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 895-5218 or email info@lwvlouisville.org.

Tuesday, January 17St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a movie discussion group on The Red Shoes at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, January 17: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM), 150 S. State Street. Most of the time and focus will be on you. We are hoping for an unscripted, open conversation about your vision for D9 and the City. Please mark your calendar and join us - and bring along a friend or neighbor!

Wednesday, January 18Senior Care Experts to present, Westport Road Area Seniors at Westport Road Church or Christ, 4500 Westport Road. This monthly senior gathering includes lunch, friends and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Program cost is $5.00 per month. For more information or to register, please call 896-2316.

Wednesday, January 18WFPK Winter Wednesday at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Enjoy music from Nicole Atkins and Ryley Walker. This is a free concert series that takes place once a month and runs through February. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Come early for the pre-concert reception to save yourself a seat, grab some eats from J. Gumbo’s and have a drink before the show! WFPK continues their long-time partnership with Yum! Brands Foundation to raise awareness for Dare to Care Food Bank. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable item to be collected at the door! More info at WFPK.org

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