District 9 eNews - Thursday, June 23, 2022


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Budget Vote Tonight

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For the last two months, Metro Council has reviewed the operating and capital budgets proposed by Mayor Fischer on April 28.  As Chair of the Budget Committee, I have been involved in dozens of hearings and participated in many public forums. Tonight, we will vote on the budget, which goes into effect on July 1.

Here are a few highlights from an amendment the Budget Committee approved unanimously on Tuesday:

  • Roads. Metro Council’s budget funds road repair at record levels, with more than $30 Million devoted to road repaving. The budget also includes the first significant investment in alley repaving in decades, with $1 Million set aside to begin implementing a new alley restoration plan. I’m also very pleased to see Metro-wide traffic calming efforts funded, with a $500,000 appropriation.

  • Sidewalks. Louisville’s sidewalks will be improved, with $3 Million for sidewalk repairs spread across all Metro Council districts, including $1 Million in federal Community Project Funding.
  • Parks. Louisville Metro parks all over the county will be improved with this budget. It includes $600,000, to be matched with $600,000 from the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, to implement the Bingham Park Master Plan. That’s a big deal for this park, located in Clifton and bordering Clifton Heights. Look for more information about the plan and the timetable for completion in an upcoming newsletter.  Additional parks investments include: $1 Million for Jefferson Memorial Forest; $1 Million for Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing; $350,000 to replace the roof at the Iroquois Amphitheater; and $330,000 for public infrastructure near the new Maple Street Park in West Louisville.
  • Homeless Outreach. Funds were added to the budget to significantly expand Goodwill’s successful Another Way program, which offers unhoused individuals in high-traffic areas an opportunity to get off the streets for work opportunities and connection to Goodwill’s many resources, which aim to end poverty and guide individuals to self-sufficiency. Started as a pilot funded by Metro Council members in FY 21, the amended budget funds the expanded county-wide program at $1 Million. The amended budget also includes funding for homeless outreach in Downtown Louisville and $220,000 for homeless outreach in underserved areas, especially outside the Watterson Expressway.

  • Libraries. Book and e-book purchases will increase, with $200,000 in additional funding added in the amendment. American Rescue Plan funding approved earlier this month included major improvements at the Main and Portland branches, the reopening of the Parkland Library and a new library in Fern Creek.

  • Corrections. Metro Council’s amendment includes $150,000 in additional mental health resources at Louisville’s jail, in addition to the many safety improvements in the original proposed budget.

The amended budget maintains recommended funding for LMPD (the General Fund budget for which is increasing by $25 million), the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (funded at record levels), Louisville Fire, Emergency Services, and other Metro agencies. Capital funding originally proposed and set to be approved today includes, among others: 

  • Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Evolve 502 Scholarship Support
  • Dare to Care’s new distribution center
  • Waterfront Park Phase IV, extending the park to west of 10th Street
  • Louisville Zoo’s new Kentucky Trails exhibit

Additional items were included in the amendment using Council-designated funds, closing out old capital accounts for completed projects, reducing the number of proposed new positions and deferring local matches for federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law projects which have not yet developed. No borrowing above that proposed by Mayor Fischer was authorized and the $11 Million appropriation to the rainy day fund remains.

The budget document requests continued work on identifying accounts to close, and encourages deferring some non-essential spending until December 2022, when the current fiscal year-end ordinance will be before Council and newer projections on revenue and expenses are available.

Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival – July 3 & 4

Crescent Hill 4th of July

The Crescent Hill Community Council is once again hosting what has become a treasured local event, especially on the heels of a two-year absence due to COVID requirements.  The Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival offers two full days of family fun and entertainment for all ages.  Come stroll the many booths of the art fair to find that one-of-a-kind treasure! Enjoy the food court's various food trucks, ice cream vendors, and the craft beer selections.  Take a chance on the cake wheel or enjoy the many activities in the children’s fun zone – including FREE INFLATABLES!  Enjoy some live music and come celebrate the 4th of July with Crescent Hill!    

More information online at www.crescenthill.us.

Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success. CLICK HERE to Sign Up to Volunteer.

Schedule of Events
Sunday, July 3rd

  • 10:00 AM -Dusk - Art Fair, Exhibitor Booths, Food Trucks, Beer Booth, Cake & Prize Wheel Booth, and Children’s Fun Zone, with FREE Inflatables.
  • 10:00 AM - Opening Flag Ceremony presented by The Sons of the American Revolution
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM - Peterson-Dumesnil House open to view the renovated upstairs
  • 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM - Peterson-Dumesnil House Auction & Raffle – inside house.  Online Auction & Raffle Link
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Louisville Folk School Old-Time String Band
  • featuring Square Dance Caller Dwayne Johnson  
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Children’s Field Games on the lawn in front of Main Stage - Free
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Bomar and Ritter (Contemporary Folk/ Folk Rock) Small Stage  
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - The Uptown Band (50’s to 70s Rock)  Main Stage

Monday, July 4th

  • 10:00 AM - Art Fair, Exhibitor Booths, Food Trucks, Beer Booth, Cake & Prize Wheel, and Children’s Fun Zone with FREE Inflatables.
  • 10:00 AM - Sons of the American Revolution   
  • Opening Flag Ceremony
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM - Peterson-Dumesnil House open to view the renovated upstairs
  • 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM - Peterson-Dumesnil House Auction & Raffle – inside house.  Online Auction & Raffle Link
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Pet Contest - under the trees on Main Stage lawn, CLICK HERE for more PET SHOW INFORMATION
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Military Vehicles on Display in main parking lot
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Cake Contest on the Peterson-Dumesnil House Porch              
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM - The Falklanders (Dixieland Brass Band) - Small Stage               
  • 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM - Children’s Field Games on the lawn in front of Main Stage - Free
  • 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM - The Falklanders (Dixieland Brass Band) - Small Stage
  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM - Amber Riggs (Singer/Songwriter) - Small Stage
  • 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM - The Che Brothers (Americana with Soul) - Small Stage     
  • 7:00 PM – 9:45PM - The 5th Annual Prine Time: Celebrating the Music of John Prine, Featuring:  Dave Benson (7:00PM), The 11th Hour (7:20PM), Kim and John D’Amato (7:40PM), Phil Ragland (8:00PM), Pat Younger (8:20PM), Bill Clark (8:40PM), John Gage (9:00PM), The Finale (9:20)  
  • 9:45 PM – 10:00 PM - Announcements / Sponsorship Thanks 
  • 9:45 PM – 10:00 PM - Color Guard Presentation by The Sons of the American Revolution
  • 10:00 PM - Fireworks Display!                  

St. Matthews Independence Day 5K

St. Matthews 5K

St. Matthews Independence Day 5K, open to all runners, walkers, teams, and virtual participants, is at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Avenue. The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Registration is $30 through June 30 and $35 on packet pickup or race day. You can register online here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM).

Louisville Chorus Fanfare for the 4th – July 2


The Louisville Chorus invites you to join in for Fanfare for the 4th Musical Visions of America, a multimedia choral cinema presentation of the founding, expansion, and refinement of America.

Enjoy this American historical retrospective and revel in the power of stirring patriotic songs and visuals by Ruth Newman, Multimedia Specialist.

The performance is Saturday, July 2, at 3:00 p.m. at Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Rd. Cost is $23 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students. For more information, please visit LouisvilleChorus.org or call 502-968-6300.

Fireworks Safety


It’s only June 23 and I’ve already started to receive calls about illegal fireworks in D9. As we approach the Fourth of July, please consider your neighbors and your own safety before setting off fireworks. 

By Metro Ordinance, fireworks are illegal with the exceptions of the following: novelties and trick noisemakers, snakes/glow worms, smoke devices, wire sparklers, cylindrical fountain, cone fountain, wheel or ground spinner. To read the entire ordinance, please click here.

Fireworks send 13,000 people to the emergency room every year. Don’t become a statistic! Click here for more safety tips.

Celebratory gunfire is also now illegal in Louisville Metro under an ordinance we passed this year. 

Leave fireworks to the professionals and plan to attend the Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival on Monday, July 4!

Independence Day – Garbage and Yard Waste Delay

There will be no residential garbage or yard waste collection within the Louisville Metro Urban Services District (USD) for the Independence Day Holiday on Monday, July 4. Collection of garbage and yard waste will be delayed by one day, which means most of the D9 section of the USD will get garbage collection on Wednesday, July 6 and yard waste collection on Saturday, July 9. Recycling collection will resume normal collection on Friday, July 15. (Remember, garbage and yard waste are now collected weekly; recycling is every other week).

In the City of St. Matthews, waste and recycling services will be delayed one day during the rest of the week. Rumpke will return to its regular collection schedule the following week.

Other District 9 residents who rely on private haulers for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection should consult those haulers about holiday collection schedules.

The Waste Reduction Center, at 600 Meriwether Avenue, all staffed recycling centers and the Haz Bin hazardous materials facility at 7501 Grade Lane will be closed on Saturday, July 2. They will resume normal operations on Tuesday, July 5.

Save the Date – Breslin Park Cleanup – July 23


Please plan to join us on Saturday, July 23, in Breslin Park, located at the corner of Lexington Road and Payne Street. Volunteers will begin at 8:30 a.m. working in the wooded area around the perimeter of the park. This area has become a dumping ground and volunteers will work to remove the debris and clutter. We’ll also be sprucing up other areas of the park.

District 9 will provide bags, gloves and tools for the event. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (502) 574-1109 or email kyle.ethridge@louisvilleky.gov.

Planting for the Future – MSD Grant

MSD Grant

Louisville MSD Urban Reforestation Grants will pay for trees planted within MSD’s Drainage Service area including most of Jefferson County. The cities of Anchorage, Jeffersontown, St. Matthews, and Shively provide residents and businesses in those municipalities with stormwater/drainage services. Therefore, those four areas are not part of this grant program.

MSD’s Urban Reforestation Grant Program is open to residents, organizations, companies and agencies. Download the Urban Reforestation Grant Application or visit LouisvilleMSD.org/trees for more information. The application deadline is Monday, August 1, 2022, at 5 PM. Please contact Sarah Duker at Sarah.Duker@LouisvilleMSD.org or 502.540.6248 with any questions.

The MSD Urban Reforestation Program plants 1,000 trees annually by working with residents, businesses, municipal organizations and neighborhood associations. These trees redirect an average of 1.35 million gallons of stormwater away from the sewer system every year, decreasing sewer overflows into our waterways. By planting more trees, MSD not only absorbs stormwater but also reduces erosion and flooding, provides shade, reduces noise pollution and carbon dioxide in the air, and provides a habitat for nearby wildlife. 

Work Continues on Etley Avenue Sewer Rehab

Etley work

Phase 2 of the Etley Avenue sewer rehab project began on May 31. During this phase, the sewer line will be rehabilitated through a method called slip-lining. Crews have begun excavation to install the temporary access shaft in Etley Avenue. The shaft will be used to lower new sections of pipe into the shaft and then slip-lined into the existing sewer.

Etley Avenue has been closed from its intersection with Lexington Road extending approximately 150 feet toward Grinstead Drive. Access to customer parking is still available from Lexington Road, Grinstead Drive, and the south entrance of Etley Avenue. Phase 2 is expected to be completed by the end of this year but is subject to change.

If you have any questions concerning the project or any onsite crews, you may contact the contractor’s representative, Samantha Palko, at 502.377.1937 or via email at spalko@ulllimanschutte.com.

Additionally, MSD Customer Relations can take your call 24/7 at 502.540.6000 or via email at CustomerRelations@louisvillemsd.org.

Pop-Up Drop-Off Event – June 25

Pop-Up Event

Pop-Up Drop-Offs are free recycling and large item disposal events for residents of Jefferson County. Through a partnership between the Department of Public Works, the Waste Management District, and Metro Council, these events are held monthly, March through November, at various locations.

The June event is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Doss High School, 7601 St. Andrew Church Road.

Residents can have documents shredded, recycle electronics, tires, and scrap metal, dispose of prescription medication and bulky items, and compost yard debris. Items must be separated into those various categories for easy off-loading at each area. Limitations and guidelines are found at Louisvilleky.gov/PopUps

Future events will be announced and are posted on the Recycle Coach app calendar.

You can also recycle up to three electronic devices, up to four tires, and dispose of up to three large household items for free, year-round at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue. 

Watch this video to learn more about the Pop-Up Drop-Off events! 

Informational Session on New Form Districts – June 28

Form District

A Form District is an area with distinct boundaries and a set of regulations governing the pattern of development and redevelopment, such as building heights, setbacks/yard requirements, and lot sizes. Form districts supplement zoning districts in Louisville Metro, which regulate permitted uses and allowable density.

The Offices of Planning and Design Services and Advanced Planning and Sustainability invite you to attend an informational session on two new form districts adopted in Plan 2040 – Conservation and Urban Center Neighborhood form districts. Please join in for this virtual event on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Link (click here), meeting number: 2316 765 2160 and meeting password: TuF6S2tVby6.

Please email ldcreform@louisvilleky.gov or call (502)574-6230 with any questions or comments. To learn more please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/ldcreform, or click to view the session flyer New Form Districts Information Session_062822.

Ballet Bound Audition Tour

Ballet Bound

Ballet Bound is a program that provides young dancers from all across Greater Louisville the opportunity to study classical ballet FREE of charge in Louisville Ballet's Downtown Studios.

Designed to build diversity in the world of ballet, Ballet Bound serves as a pathway for dancers to The Louisville Ballet School, Louisville Ballet Studio Company, and eventually a career with Louisville Ballet.

This summer, Louisville Ballet will host six outdoor audition workshops to identify 20 dancers for the 2022-23 Ballet Bound Class. Auditions are open to all children ages 7-9.

D9 Audition Date and Location

  • Seneca Park: Saturday, July 9, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today online at http://lbce.eventbrite.com/

Recycling/Garbage Cart Update

garbage and recycling cart update

Online purchases and mail-in orders for garbage and recycling carts in the Urban Services District are unavailable due to a lack of inventory. Although more carts should arrive during the month of July, purchasing will not be available until backorders are fulfilled. Visit Louisvilleky.gov/Carts for updates.

Garbage Carts Residents in need of a garbage cart may place bagged garbage in a 30-40-gallon store-bought container with two handles and a lid that is marked GARBAGE. Stickers are available at the Metro Solid Waste office at 600 Meriwether Avenue open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by calling my office at 574-1109. Garbage may only be set out in this modified container while a Metro-issued garbage cart is not available. The store-bought container could then be relabeled and used for yard waste or recycling. Per ordinance, garbage may not be placed on the ground outside of a container.

Recycling Carts Residents in need of a recycling cart may place recyclables in a 30-40-gallon store-bought container with two handles and a lid that is marked RECYCLING. Stickers are available at the Metro Solid Waste office or by calling my office at 574-1109.  Recycling may continue to be set out in this modified container alongside a Metro-issued recycling cart if needed for overflow. Residents are also invited to use the free recycling drop-off locations located throughout the county. Find a location near you at Louisvilleky.gov/RecycleMap.

Healthy at Home Eviction Relief

Healthy Home Eviction

Parks for All Community Survey

Parks for All

Please take a few minutes to fill out the Parks For All survey. Parks For All will collect new data, listen to new voices, share new information, and create a roadmap for equitable and transparent investment in our public parks.

The Parks Alliance of Louisville is currently gathering community feedback that will inform an action strategy for our public parks. Their goal is to ensure the parks AND neighborhoods with the greatest need are prioritized for the earliest investment.

Click here to access the survey.

ABC Notification for Cooking at the Cottage

ABC Notification

Below, please find an Alcoholic Beverage License memo and Courier Journal Legal announcement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink license being applied for, located at 3739 Lexington Road (Cooking at the Cottage), 40207.  The ad ran in The Courier Journal Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Notice of Planning & Design Public Meetings

For basic details for all below case/s, please visit https://aca-louisville.accela.com/LJCMG/Welcome.aspx?.  Click on the “Planning” tab. Then enter either the case number in the “record number” box or the address.

You can also click on the notice below to go to the application page.

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. 22-STRCLOSURE-0009
Closure of a public right-of-way request.
Subject Property: Chenoweth Court
Case Manager: Jay Luckett (Jay.Luckett@louisvilleky.gov)             
Meeting Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: 514 W. Liberty Street or participate online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/planning-design/upcoming-public-meetings.


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 23: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host a family movie night to watch Up at 6:30 p.m. Fuzzy blankets and pajamas are encouraged. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1771.

Sunday, June 26: The Scenic Loop in Cherokee Park will be closed to vehicular traffic on the last Sunday of each month from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. until the fall.

Monday, June 27: Free movie night at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the movie, Jaws. Questions, please contact the box office at (502) 368-5865.

Tuesday, June 28: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Microsoft PowerPoint 2 training at 11:00 a.m. Microsoft Word is a program used to create documents such as papers, letters, reports, resumes, and more. 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 call the branch at 574-1771.

Tuesday, June 28: Zoning Matters: Conversation with a City Planner from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. This conversation is part of the ongoing Land Development Code (LCD) Reform. The LCD Reform is an equity-focused approach to revise the LDC consistently with Plan 2040 to allow for increased housing choices and opportunities in new and existing neighborhoods, to create procedures and regulations that are easier to use, and increase the quality of life by reducing the concentration of environmental hazards near housing. Joel Dock from Louisville Metro's Office of Planning and Design Services will be available to answer questions about zoning and discuss the ongoing LDC Reform project.

Tuesday, June 28: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host a Community Book Club discussion on Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, June 29: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host an afternoon book discussion at 1:30 p.m. Plan to discuss This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Questions, please call the branch at 574-1793.

Wednesday, June 29: Whitehall House & Gardens, 3110 Lexington Road, will host a discussion on the natural history of Jefferson County and its relevance for conservation planning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. For more information and to register, please click here.

Wednesday, June 29: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Pat Williams Owen with Melva Sue Priddy at 7:00 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged to help actively include immuno-vulnerable friends and those around them. For more information and to pre-register, please click here.

Wednesday, June 29: Bringing clean energy to Louisville, a forum on how municipalization could provide a way forward, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The event is free but advance registration is required, click here . More information is available at the REAL website: https://renewableenergylouisville.org/events.html.

Thursday, June 30: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, will host Shelley Sackier to discuss Make It A Double at 7:00 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged to help actively include immuno-vulnerable friends and those around them. For more information and to pre-register, please click here.

Monday, July 4: Independence Day - Metro Offices are closed. Metro collection of garbage, recycling and yard waste will be delayed by one day.

Tuesday, July 5: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host an adult book discussion of The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell at 2:00 p.m. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, July 6: St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue, will host Organizing 101: Simple Budget Methods at 2:00 p.m. Join in for an introduction to different methods for keeping up with your money. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1771.

Wednesday, July 6: Crescent Hill Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue, will host a meeting of the minds at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the community as they think about and discuss current topics. Questions, please contact the branch at 574-1793.

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