District 9 eNews - Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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Kyle Ethridge
Legislative Assistant
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FREE Storm Debris Drop-Off for Residents

The Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue, will accept drop-off of residential storm debris this week through Saturday, March 4. Eligible debris includes tree limbs and other compostable materials. No construction or demolition materials, shingles, municipal garbage or manmade materials will be accepted.

The free service is available to Jefferson County residents only. Contractors or persons for hire must pay according to the posted fee schedule. They are not included in the free service.

To qualify for the free drop-off residents must present the attendant with two forms of identification verifying Jefferson County residency. Storm debris will be accepted at the Waste Reduction Center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Friday, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time for Junk Pickup

junk pickup

The 9th District Urban Services District (USD) will have junk collection set-out on a select weekend in March, depending on your address.  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon prior to your junk pick-up week and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM.  For many D9 residents, this is the week. For your specific junk set-out weekend please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-9 and scroll to the bottom of the page to “MyLouisville” and enter your address, or call the office at 574-1109.For collection guidelines please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. You may now sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text under “MyLouisville”.

Metro Public Works tries to pick up all the junk in the week it is set out but volumes and weather can cause delays into the following week.

Sustainability Story: Bike Share Coming Soon

bike share

Bike share programs - in which riders pay a fee to check out a bike for an allotted time and then return the bike to the same site or another site at or near their destination –  are emerging as a cost effective and sustainable way to expand transit options.  By providing a public bicycle rental program, cities are realizing economic, environmental and public health benefits.  The programs have boomed in recent years. WFPL reports that there are “more than 1,000 cities operating or planning a bike share program. And nearby cities of Nashville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Indianapolis have their own programs.”

Louisville’s bike share program, with bikes likely stationed across the downtown area — stretching from Butchertown to the eastern edge of Russell and south to the University of Louisville campus – is coming soon.  Bikes are being tested and the program could be ready by summer. 

Read more about bike sharing in Louisville in this WFPL story: http://wfpl.org/public-bike-share-could-roll-into-city-by-summer-officials-say/.  

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

Photo: Jacob Ryan

River Road Shoulder Public Meeting – TONIGHT

River Road

Please plan to attend two public meetings to discuss the River Road Shoulder Project. The proposal is to add asphalt to both sides of the road from Zorn Avenue to the east. The project will create 10’ traffic lanes and bike lanes on each side. It’s designed to make the road safer and is privately funded.

Two public meetings are planned to discuss the proposal: Thursday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road.

4,000 Trees to be Given Away – March 3 & 4


The Home, Garden & Remodeling Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B and C, presented by Champion Windows and sponsored by LG&E, will not only include access to over 300 exhibitors but will also give guests the opportunity to take home a free tree to plant. The Tree Sapling Giveaway presented by L&N Federal Credit Union is part of a city-wide initiative, supported by the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville (BIA), to increase Louisville Metro’s tree canopy.

All 4,000 trees that will be given away are native to Kentucky and were grown in a Kentucky Division of Forestry nursery just hours from Louisville. Guests who take a tree home will be given instructions on how to plant and care for the tree sapling.

Tickets for the Home, Garden & Remodeling Show are $10 for adults and $9 for senior citizens. Children 15 and under are free. Military members may present their military ID at the ticket booth to gain free entry. A buy one get one free coupon is available on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LouisvilleHomeShow. Tickets can be purchased at the door or ordered online at www.LouisvilleHomeShow.com. Parking is $8. The Show hours are Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The ticket gate closes one hour prior to closing time.

D9 Community Conversation – March 21


Join us on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road, for our bi-monthly D9 Community Conversation. Ms. Angela Akridge, MSD’s Chief Engineer, will be our guest speaker to present the 20 Year Comprehensive Facility Plan for MSD. Please plan to join the discussion about public health and safety.

The draft of the “Critical Repair & Reinvestment Plan” and summaries are available for review and comment at any branch of the Louisville Free Public Library or MSD’s website at LouisvilleMSD.org/CriticalRepairPlan.

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. 

Graffiti Removal Tip Sheet

The D9 office provides annual Neighborhood Development Funds (NDF) for graffiti abatement along the public rights-of-way in the 9th District. You are welcome to report any graffiti in the right-of-way directly to our office. If graffiti is on private property it is the responsibility of the property owner to remove. Click here for a graffiti removal tip sheet, provided by the Louisville Downtown Partnership.

ABC Notifications

photo of Basa

Attached please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for Fork & Barrel, an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink, Sunday Liquor by the Drink, 2 a.m. Extended Drink Hours, and Transitional License(s) being applied for, located at 2244 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206.  This is the location formerly occupied by Basa. More about the new venture, Fork & Barrel, is here: http://eatdrinktalk.net/heyde-takes-over-basa-space-to-open-fork-barrel-in-march/The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, February 17, 2017.

2319 Brownsboro Road  

Attached please find a New Location memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for an NQ2 Restaurant Retail Drink license being applied for, located at 2319 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY. 40206, for a buisness under the name of Chik'n & Mi.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, February 24, 2017.

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

Don’t Wait Until April, Make Your Tax Appointment!


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 (March 24, and April 7, 14) 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.

AARP also offers free tax services at Clifton Christian Church, 131 Vernon Avenue, in D9 on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. More information is available here or by calling 394-3433.

Rental Property Deadline Extended

Rental Registry

The deadline to register your rental property has been extended to April 3, 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.

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.

My office is happy to assist District 9 residents that are experiencing issues with the registration process. Please contact my Legislative Assistant, Kyle Ethridge, by phone 574-3908 or email after Monday, March 6.

Kindergarten Countdown

Kindergarten Countdown

If your child turns 5 on or before August 1, 2017, it’s time for Kindergarten Countdown. Pick up a Kindergarten Countdown t-shirt at any Louisville Free Public Library Branch and wear your t-shirt to participate in many free events. Below are a few of the upcoming events. To see any 2017 events please visit www.lfpl.org to see Countdown calendar.

  • March 16 from 5 – 7 PM at Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main Street. Free playdate for children 4 and under with an adult caregiver. Preschoolers are free to investigate, build, experience and share.
  • March 16 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at Iroquois Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue, a free family Storytime focusing on kindergarten readiness skills.
  • March 25 from 10 AM – 3 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road. Learn more about the importance of water to everyone. Free WaterWorks Museum and guided walking tour for kindergartener and chaperone.
  • April 1 from 10 AM – 5 PM at Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd Street. Explore museum with self-guided scavenger hunt. Free to rising Kindergartner and one adult chaperone.

Where to Dispose of Leftover Paint

Latex Paint

Louisville Metro Solid Waste and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore now accept partial cans of latex paint for recycling.  The collected paint will be re-blended for sale in Habitat ReStore locations in Louisville. The program is made possible by a grant from the Kentucky Pride Fund.

Latex paint maybe dropped off during business hours at the following locations:

Staffed Recycling Centers
Tuesday - Saturday 10AM to 5PM

  • 595 Hubbards Lane
  • 7219 Dixie Highway
  • 7201 Outer Loop

Habitat For Humanity ReStore
Check for hours

  • 2777 S Floyd St
  • 4044 Taylorsville Rd
  • 1631 Rowan St

This program is for latex paint only. Oil based paints, thinners and solvents should be taken to: HAZ BIN  at 7501 Grade Lane

National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters week is March 8-14. A grant is funding MEMORY MAKERS, a multigenerational collaborative project between preschool children and Ursuline Sisters that are retired. The sisters and youngsters from Sacred Heart Preschool have been meeting to continue work on their art and song projects. They will share their art and music on March 14 with parents.  Meantime, the Ursuline Sisters are busy in a myriad of social justice endeavors, from helping immigrants to feeding the hungry to daily work at St. Mary’s for adults with special needs. 


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.

Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5: Most of the 9th District Urban Services District (USD) will have junk collection set-out on a select weekend in March, depending on your address.  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon prior to your junk pick-up week and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM.  For your specific junk set-out weekend please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-9 and scroll to the bottom of the page to “MyLouisville” and enter your address, or call the office at 574-1109. For collection guidelines please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. You may now sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text under “MyLouisville”.

Saturday, March 4: Bingham Park volunteer opportunity from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.  Bingham Park is located on Coral Avenue off Frankfort Avenue.  Cleanups are scheduled the 1st Saturday of every month.  Please note these dates are subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information and to register, please call Sarah Wolff at 456-8125 or visit www.olmstedparks.org/events

Saturday, March 4: Free computer tune-up and repair at St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your computer and all cables, charges, etc. Questions, please contact Rae Taylor at taylor_rae@hotmail.com.

Saturday, March 4: St. John Center for Homeless Men to host Raisin' the Rent event from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at the Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Van Gogh Room. Tickets are $30 each and may be purchased at bidpal.net/rtr. Early online auction bidding begins online February 29. Free shuttle rides provided from the parking lot to the Van Gogh room. For more information, please visit StJohnCenter.org.

Saturday, March 4The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Louisville presents "THE MIKADO" Sing-a-long at 7:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Road. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2807981. For more information, contact Jeanne-Marie Rogers at (502) 439-6007 or gsslou@gmail.com.

Monday, March 6: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Word 1 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. This class is an introduction to Microsoft Word, a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. Topics include how to get started, edit, format, and save your work. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 7: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host Microsoft Word 2 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. This class builds upon skills covered in Microsoft Word 1. Topics include proofreading and revising, inserting images and tables, and formatting your page. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 7St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host a non-fiction book discussion group on The Wright Brothers by David McCullough from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, March 7: Butchertown Neighborhood Association Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

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