District 9 eNews - Thursday, June 8, 2017

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CycLOUvia on Frankfort Avenue – June 11


Cyclouvia will transform The Avenue into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on public spaces that are always there but are normally reserved for automobiles. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue under traffic control officer supervision from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. Cyclouvia will promote healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation. The Crescent Hill Library at 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will be open special hours during the event. Cyclouvia is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

UCHM Home Tour – June 10


United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) 17th Annual Home Tour is Saturday, June 10, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Youth, Seniors, and Emergency Assistance programs provided by UCHM. Celebrating over 42 years of outreach, UCHM continues to provide services for residents of the Crescent Hill, Clifton, Clifton Heights, and Butchertown neighborhoods. As one of their main fundraisers, your participation in this tour is appreciated in helping them continue these services to the community.

Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at UCHM or Margaret's Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, in advance. Tickets will also be available the day of the tours at each participating home. Click here for more information.

Update on Reservoir Park and Village Manor Access

Reservoir Park

Access to Reservoir Park and Village Manor when a train is blocking Fenley and Blackburn Avenues has been a long-standing issue.  I am happy to report that we have now secured legal agreements and funding to construct a new emergency access road and that we are scheduling a meeting about it for next month. 

Emergency vehicles (police, fire and ambulances) have always been able to use a gate near the end of Claremont Avenue to access the neighborhoods when trains are blocking the tracks.  The plan we have pursued and will put into place will allow use of a new gate and road at the end of Claremont by any vehicles or pedestrians when both roads are blocked by trains.  That is an expansion of an earlier easement.  A legal agreement making that change has been signed and will be effective when a new road is constructed.   An agreement between Metro and the Louisville Water Company to use a small section of road between the new access road and the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center parking lot was signed by Louisville Water this week.  We have also secured funds in the Metro budget to build that new road and gate.  When that is done in the near future, there will be several ways to get the gate opened, for use by all vehicles and pedestrians, when the roads are blocked. 

The new access road and gate will be the subject of our next D9 Community Conversation on July 20 at 6:30pm at Jewish Family & Career Services, 2821 Klempner Way. Mark your calendars for that meeting and watch future editions of the eNews for additional information about the new road!

Mellwood Avenue Lane Closure


One lane of Mellwood Avenue between the Mellwood Arts Entrance (just west of Delmont Ave), and Muncie Avenue is now closed. The closure is to accommodate continued work on MSD’s Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow Basin and associated projects.  Access to Muncie Avenue will remain open.  The west bound lane of Mellwood Avenue will remain open for through traffic.  Temporary traffic signals are in place to direct traffic flow.  The one lane closure is anticipated to continue through September 1, 2017. Please drive carefully in the area. 

Junk Pickup Coming Soon

Metro seal

The 9th District Urban Services District (USD) will have junk collection set-out on a select weekend in June, 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, call the office at 574-1109, or email Kyle Ethridge.  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”.

Lexington Road Land Use Public Meetings

Irish Hill Land Use

Louisville Metro Council and Develop Louisville initiated the Lexington Road land use and zoning study to make recommendations for the future land uses for the properties along the Irish Hill corridor. The study builds upon and will update the 2002 Irish Hill Neighborhood Plan.  The boundaries for this study include an area along Lexington Road between Baxter Avenue and the easternmost crossing of Beargrass Creek. The Neighborhood Plan recommended a further analysis of the land uses and zoning along the corridor and this effort implements that recommendation. The land use and zoning study and the subsequent approval process will take place over the summer of 2017.

A Neighborhood Advisory Committee was recommended by me and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, and appointed by Mayor Fischer. The study meetings and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM (This meeting is designed for public input)
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

All meetings will be held at the Commonwealth Theatre Center, 1123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. 

UCHM Summer Volunteer Opportunity

UCHM Volunteer

Looking for a fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity? Apply now to be a Summer Camp Leader for the 2017 United Crescent Hill Ministries Summer Day Camp! The camp runs from June 12 - July 28.

The UCHM Summer Camp provides enrichment activities to children in grades K-8 in the areas of performing arts, visual arts, cooking, gardening, math and science, and the UCHM service area.

For more information or to apply, contact Katie Litanga at 502-893-0346 or klitanga@uchmlouky.org. Volunteer Requirements: 16 years of age, no criminal history, and a passion for working with kids.

Sustainability Story: Ohio River Sweep – June 17

Ohio River Sweep

Plan to volunteer for the 28th Annual Ohio River Sweep sponsored by MSD, Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), LG&E and Louisville Water. Ohio River Sweep is one of the largest annual environmental cleanups in the United States. It will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Thousands of volunteers will remove tons of trash and debris. This cleanup encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh, PA to its end in Cairo, IL, including nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline and many tributaries.

An MSD employee will coordinate each site, supplying volunteers with gloves, trash bags and a commemorative T-shirt.

There are two District 9 sites you can participate at this year.

Register now for Ohio River Sweep 2017! For more information visit: www.louisvillemsd.org/ohioriversweep2017.

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 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 above 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.


ABC Notification – Big Al’s - 1715 Mellwood Avenue

Big Al's

Attached, please find an Addition to License/Application memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for 2 a.m. Extended Beer Drink Hours license being applied for, located at 1715 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY. 40206.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Saturday, May 27, 2017.

New Farmers Market Association and Guide to Local Food Resources

Farmers Market

Louisville has a new Farmers Market Association (LFMA).  The purpose of the new association is to support farmers markets, farmers and local food producers to promote access to a healthy and sustainable food system. LFMA does this by providing assistance such as marketing, financial advice, vendor and volunteer recruitment to increase the capacity of farmers markets.  It also helps to facilitate better access to healthy fruits and vegetables for everyone by helping the markets support SNAP (food stamps) participants through the Double Dollars Program and Free EBT Equipment and seniors through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

There is also now a new Guide to Local Food Resources that provides a map and list of all of Louisville’s farmers markets, Fresh Stop markets and Healthy Corner Stores.  Here’s a link to it: https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/final_printed_lfma_local_food_resource_guide.pdf 

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, June 8: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host scrabble club at 2:30 p.m. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Thursday, June 8: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host David Sedaris at 5:00 p.m. for a reading from new book Theft by Finding. The reading is a free event, but if you would like to reserve a spot in the book signing line you will need to reserve a ticket. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book and spot in book signing line after the reading. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, June 8: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, to host a movie screening of Guardians of the Galaxy at 6:00 p.m. A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop an interstellar villain from taking control of the universe with a powerful orb. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Saturday, June 10: Walk for Parkinson from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park, Brown-Forman Amphitheater. Moving Day Louisville is more than just a walk. It highlights “movement” and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. This event features the unique stations such as yoga, tai chi, dance and much more. To Register or for more information go online www.movingdaylouisville.org.

Saturday, June 10: United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) 17th Annual Home Tour from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at UCHM or Margaret's Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue, in advance. Tickets will also be available the day of the tours at each participating home. Click here for more information.

Saturday, June 10: New Directions Housing Corporation to host Repair Affair to help low-income elderly and/or disabled homeowners in depressed neighborhoods. The average annual income for Repair Affair homeowners is less than $13,500. Volunteers will be assisting with repairs, yard work, paint and installation of wheelchair ramps. For more information, and to volunteer contact Jacie Morgan at 719-7153 or email jaciem@ndhc.org.

Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11: 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. For more information, please visit www.mellwoodantiques.com.

Sunday, June 11: Cyclouvia will transform the street into a paved park where people of all ages and backgrounds can walk, bike, dance, skate, or participate in any other physical activity on public spaces that are always there but are normally reserved for automobiles. The street will be closed to motorized traffic from Stilz Avenue to Pope Street with cross traffic allowed at Ewing Avenue under traffic control officer supervision between 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cyclouvia will promote healthy lifestyles and alternative modes of transportation. This is a FREE event and open to the public.

Sunday, June 11: The Kentucky Humane Society to host the 23rd Annual Waggin’ Trail Festival for the Animals to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Join in for a walk, food trucks, vendor booths, live music, beer and wine, family/pet friendly activities, adoptable pets, contests and more. Start a team, raise money for the animals and save lives! support.kyhumane.org/wtrail

Tuesday, June 13St. Leonard Community School, 440 Zorn Avenue, to host an open house from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Take a tour and find out why small class sizes mean big futures for students. For more information on the open house, please contact Laura Emly at 897-5265 or email lemly@stleonardlouisville.org.

Tuesday, June 13: Butchertown Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Hyland Glass, 721 E. Washington Street. *Different date, moved back a week*

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