Special District 9 eNews - Friday, October 22, 2021


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Kyle Ethridge

Kyle Ethridge
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D9 Fall Community Cleanup – This Saturday

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If you’ve been complaining about litter, please mark your calendar and plan to join your neighbors on Saturday, October 23, to do something about it at the D9 Fall Community Cleanup.

In partnership with Brightside, volunteers will be working along the Frankfort Avenue corridor, picking up litter, working on tree wells and generally making things brighter and cleaner. Volunteers should plan to meet at 9:00 a.m. at the public parking lot at Frankfort and Keats Avenues. The District 9 office will provide bags, gloves, tools, t-shirts and masks on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll need to return tools, but you can work wherever you like.


Council Redistricting Proposal

New Metro Council districts were proposed at a meeting of a special Council committee last night. The committee was formed to work on the redistricting required after new census data was released earlier this year. KRS 67C.103 (3) states:

“Following the official publication of each decennial census by the United States Bureau of the Census for the area embraced by a consolidated local government, the council shall adopt an ordinance, if necessary, to redistrict the council districts. A redistricting ordinance shall provide for the distribution of population among the council districts as nearly equal as is reasonably possible. Every council district shall be compact and contiguous and shall respect existing neighborhood, community, and city boundaries whenever possible.”

Population movement in Louisville Metro has been to the east for many years. To keep the population of districts as nearly equal as is reasonably possible, districts have also moved east. That happened in 2011, the only other time Council districts changed, when parts of Irish Hill and Butchertown were removed from District 9 and neighborhoods east of Chenoweth Lane/ Breckenridge Lane were added to the district.

This year, the proposal moves much of Clifton Heights, including most areas west of North Birchwood  Avenue, University Avenue and River Dell Drive, to District 4. All of Butchertown would now be in District 4. Several areas east of Cannons Lane near I-64 and east of Hubbards Lane near Shelbyville Road are added to District 9. All of Irish Hill would also be in District 9.

The full proposed map and individual district maps are here. More information about the whole process is here.

You can share your comments on Council Redistricting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Metro Council Ad Hoc Committee on Redistricting. Click the below links to register and for guidance on public addresses.

Must Register in Advance from Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. (limited to 40 speakers)

***Guidance for Public Addresses***

You can also leave a written comment on this form.

To discuss this matter individually with me, call 574-1109 or email me by clicking here.

D9 Map

CSX Railroad Crossing Work DELAYED

CSX Railroad

CSX Railroad has delayed the railroad crossing work scheduled for many D9 crossings until November. No firm dates have been determined at this time.

The following crossings will be affected and closed once the work is rescheduled. We will post new dates in the eNews, or on the District 9 Blog and our social media pages, depending on when information is received.

All but the last two crossings are near Frankfort Avenue. 

  • Jane Street
  • Keats Avenue
  • Ewing Avenue
  • Hite Avenue
  • Birchwood Avenue

  • Clover Lane at Westport Road
  • Hubbards Lane

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