District 9 eNews - Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Councilman Bill Hollander
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D9 Community Conversation – July 20

CSX Frankfort Avenue

Photo: Courier-Journal

Join us tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Family & Career Center, 2821 Klempner Way for our bi-monthly D9 Community Conversation. The topic for conversation will be the access road at the end of Claremont Avenue for Reservoir Park and Village Manor residents.

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.

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 last month.  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. 

As with all D9 Community Conversations, I will be available to talk with constituents about any questions, comments or concerns.  Mark your calendar - and bring along a friend or neighbor. 

Public Works to Collect Waste Earlier this Week

metro seal

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits) will be collected one hour earlier than usual for the balance of this week due to extreme weather conditions.

With daily high temperatures flirting with the 100-degree mark this week, waste collection will begin at 5 a.m. through the rest of the week. That is one hour earlier than the usual 6 a.m. start. This measure will lower the risk of heat related illness for Solid Waste Division workers by reducing exposure to rising temperatures.

Residents should place waste out for collection anytime between 4 p.m. on the day preceding collection and 5 a.m. on collection day. 

Safety Tips When Walking


Early Sunday morning (between 12:30 and 3:30 am) there were three robberies in LMPD’s Fifth Division, one in the Highlands and two in District 9 (one on North Hite and one on Frankfort Avenue). The cases appear to be related and LMPD is actively working them.  A WLKY story is here: http://www.wlky.com/article/masked-men-rob-victims-in-crescent-hill-highlands-police-say/10324490.  

Here are some safety tips when walking, especially at night:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings, and the people who are around you.
  • Avoid walking alone; either walk with someone, or walk in areas where others are near.
  • Stay in well lighted areas, away from alleys, bushes, and doorways.
  • Avoid shortcuts through alleys, parks, vacant lots, or other deserted places.
  • Walk in the middle of the sidewalk facing traffic.
  • If you are walking to your car in a parking lot, and anything makes you feel uncomfortable, TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS, go back in the store. Get someone to walk with you to your car.
  • If you have a cell phone, carry it with you when walking or driving and be prepared to use it to call for help. Know what number to call (911 for emergencies) and be prepared to give your exact location to the emergency operator.

To learn more about crime in D9, sign up for LMPD Fifth Division crime notices here, or contact us with your name and email address at Bill Hollander and we can get you signed up.   Fighting crime takes all of us – and your neighbors and LMPD need your help. 


Public Works Paving in District 9

street repaving

Metro Public Works (MPW) is working on the following paving projects in D9.

  • Thompson Avenue from Mellwood Avenue to dead end
  • Bertie Avenue (at Thompson) from dead end to dead end
  • N Spring Street from Mellwood Avenue to Story Avenue
  • Mayfair Lane from 423 Mayfair to Basswood Lane
  • Basswood Lane from Lightfoot Road to Swing Lane
  • Mockingbird Lane from Jarvis Lane to Mockingbird Valley Road
  •  Crabtree Drive end to end

Paving in District 9 is being done based on rated road conditions, with the lowest rated roads receiving priority.

If your street has potholes needing repair, report them to MetroCall at 574-5000, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metrocall-311, download the 311 app, live chat, or call my office. 

Photo: Courier-Journal

Sustainability Story: Tree Ordinance Public Comment – July 25

tree ordinance

The Metro Council’s Public Works, Parks, Sustainability and Transportation Committee will host a special committee meeting on Tuesday, July 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 601 W. Jefferson Street.

The special committee meeting will allow the public the chance to voice their opinion on the proposed public tree ordinance, which affects trees on public lands and in public rights of way.

Individuals wishing to speak will sign up with the Clerk’s Office one hour prior to the start of the meeting on the 3rd floor of City Hall. Sign-up sheets will be at the Third Floor Lobby desk.  Speakers are called in order of signup and have up to five minutes to make comments.  No signups will be taken by phone or online.

All Metro Council Committee meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 25 and on UVERSE Channel 99.You can watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council home page at http://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/metro-council-clerk and click the “Watch Meetings Online” button.

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

Congratulations to Josh Poe!

Map of the Month

Clifton resident Josh Poe was the recipient of a national award this month when an interactive map that Louisville Forward introduced in February, examining the lasting impact of redlining, was selected by Harvard University as its Map of the Month

“Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class and Real Estate” is the first selection by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in its effort to recognize best-in-class data visualizations created by all units of government as well as nonprofit organizations. 

Josh Poe

Louisville’s map was created by Clifton and D9 resident Josh Poe, a Louisville urban planner and project manager at YouthBuild, as part of an effort to draw attention to present-day redlining tactics as well as the negative effects of past redlining. Redlining, which dates back to 1933, is a form of discrimination in which lending agencies deny financial services to people living in certain neighborhoods or businesses charge higher rates for services. Poe began looking into redlining in Louisville as an independent research project about five years ago. 

More information about the award is here: https://insiderlouisville.com/metro/redlining-louisville-map-wins-harvard-university-honor/. Metro's website on the project is here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/redevelopment-strategies/redlining-community-dialogue.

Congratulations, Josh!

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.


Intent to Demolish – 4 Caledonia Avenue

4 Caledonia

The Office of Planning Permitting and Design-Construction Review has received a demolition permit application for 4 Caledonia Avenue, case number WR1029182.

The above referenced 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: 8/13/17

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.

MSD Pardon Our Dust Meeting – July 25

MSD Pardon our Dust

Work is about to begin on the I-64 & Grinstead CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) Basin on property formerly occupied by Jim Porter’s. On Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. MSD will host a Pardon Our Dust meeting at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn more about the construction process and timeline. MSD Project Manager Brandon Flaherty and the Construction Team will be available to answer questions. This is an open house format meeting. Questions, please contact the Project Manager at 540-6632.

National Night Out – August 1

LMPD will host National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Peterson Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue. There is fun for all ages, including food, music, door prizes, child ID cards. There will also be a way to safely dispose of expired drugs. National Night Out is a great way to interact with the LMPD officers who keep us safe everyday.


Save the Date and Donate a Cake!

St. Joe's Picnic

St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, will host the 168th Annual St. Joe’s Picnic on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12. VIP tickets are still available by calling 893-0241; VIP tickets include air-conditioned tent, tables, chicken dinner buffet, live music, bar service and restrooms.

Sign up to volunteer during the event. This is a great opportunity for youth to gain service hours. Click here to sign up online.

St. Joseph Children’s Home is partnering up with St. Patrick’s Parish to collect cakes for the famous Cake Booth. The Cake Booth is one of the largest grossing gaming booths at St. Joe’s Picnic. Click here to purchase a cake from local Louisville bakeries and St. Joe’s will pick it up for you.

Canine Influenza Pet Safety

Canine Influenza Pet

Canine Influenza or “Dog Flu” is a highly contagious virus that can affect dogs and cats of any breed, age, sex or health status. Almost ALL dogs exposed to the virus will become infected and the majority of dogs (80% of infected dogs) will develop flu symptoms. Most dogs recover within 2-3 weeks.                      

The virus travels from infected dogs to non-infected dogs and cats through:

  • Direct contact
  • Coughing, barking and sneezing
  • Contaminated objects: clothing, surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes
  • People moving between infected and non-infected animals
  • Dogs that socialize with other dogs are at greater risk (dog parks, grooming facilities, etc.)


  • Talk to your veterinarian about your dog’s health and if the canine influenza vaccine is right for your dog. The vaccine is a two-part series given two weeks apart.
  • At this time there is no vaccine for cats.
  • Avoid exposing your dog or cat to obviously sick dogs.
  • Avoid taking your dog to areas where dogs gather (dog parks, grooming facilities, boarding kennels, etc.).
  • If your dog or cat is showing signs of illness, isolate it from other animals and seek veterinary care.
  • Wash your hands after handling any animal.
  • Clean all surfaces with disinfectants.
  • Do not share toys between healthy and obviously sick animals.

TREATMENT:  It is always best to consult a veterinarian if you believe your pet may be ill

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, July 20: District 9 Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. at Jewish Family & Career Center, 2821 Klempner Way. 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!

Thursday, July 20: Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, to host Carla Harris Carlton for a reading and book signing of her new book Barrel Strength Bourbon at 7:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the store at 896-6950.

Thursday, July 20: Paint Butchertown Purple event at 7:30 p.m. at Copper and Kings. Enjoy food, drink and a bird’s eye view of the stadium site.

Friday, July 21: The Chamber of St. Matthews to host a ribbon cutting for Country Club Prep, 3930 Shelbyville Road at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 22: Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Avenue, to host textiles of the world from Noon – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy activities for all ages. Try your hand at a variety of art forms, including tie dying, weaving, block printing and quilting. For more information, please visit justcreations.org/events.

Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28:  St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, to host the K & I Model railroad club scale model train layout during library hours. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Monday, July 24: Enjoy FREE movies at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road, at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Schedule is subject to change – concessions will be available. Questions please call 368-5865 or visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/. July 24th’s movie is Dial M for Murder.

Tuesday, July 25: MSD to host a Pardon Our Dust Meeting concerning the I-64 & Grinstead CSO (combined sewer overflow) basin. This meeting is an open house format, and will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the construction process and timelines. Questions, please contact the project manager, Brandon Flaherty at 540-6632.

Wednesday, July 26: 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” as we discuss: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Books available at Branch Circulation Desk. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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