District 11 e-News - August 10, 2012

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Councilman Kevin Kramer (507) 574-1111 601 W. Jefferson Street Louisville, KY 40202
Back To School Saftey
With summer coming to an end and the start of the school year just around the corner, Safe Kids USA reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school.  
Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school.
Safe Kids USA recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings.
Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all children should follow, even if they don’t walk to school every day:

Top Back to School Safety Tips

Here are some simple reminders for drivers:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving

Reminder for your kids:

  • They should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars
  • Make sure they always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them

Legislative Update
The Louisville Metro Council voted to override Mayor Greg Fischer’s veto of the Landmarks Ordinance.  After six months of discussion and debate, which included multiple public hearings in various parts of the community, this bi-partisan vote of 18-7 restored oversight to the Landmarks Commission.  This ordinance does not eliminate the Landmarks Commission or the ordinance which helps protect historic properties.  It will simply ensure that the Council has the ability to challenge the commission when, as the Mayor stated in his veto letter, “the Commission sometimes oversteps its boundaries at the cost of the public good.”
So what does this ordinance actually do?
  • Gives the option for a voluntary pre-application meeting of all interested parties, owners and landmarks commission.
  • Require that 101 of the 200 petitioners live or own property within a combination of a one mile radius and/or the council district where the property is located.
  • Requires that more residents surrounding a proposed property have to be notified of the process.
  • Extends the time before a public meeting has to be held so that the Landmarks Commission has time to do their work.
  • Allows the Metro Council the ability to bring up the issue after the Landmarks Commission has acted but only if a majority of the council votes to do so.

In addition to overturning the Mayor’s Veto, the Metro Council also unanimously voted to adopt the recommendations that were part of a Southeast Metro Regional Center Study.  The Council also approved an ordinance that asks Restaurants that provide caloric and other dietary information on their web-sites to offer that information somewhere within their establishment.

You're Invited to Kentucky's Largest Neighborhood Summit & Expo

Community Associations Institute is hosting a Neighborhood Summit and Expo
Join us on August 25 for a day of education and networking for community associations and planned developments!
The Kentucky Chapter of Community Associations Institute is hosting a Neighborhood Summit and Expo at the Fern Valley Hotel & Conference Center, 2715 Fern Valley Road Louisville, KY 40213, from  8:30AM-4:00PM
Cost: $5 per person for early registration
          $10 per person at the door  
            (provided there is space)
For more information and to register visit click here or contact Executive Director, Kimm Hudson at 502-515-1977 or Hudson.kimm@gmail.com
*This is not a Louisville Metro sponsored event, this event is brought to you by the Kentucky Chapter of Community Association Institute      

Crime Updates

If you see crime occurring, please contact the Louisville Metro Police Department. Call 911 for emergencies. Call 502-574-7111 for non-emergency related help or to find a towed vehicle. Call 574-LMPD to report crime tips.                             

                                6th Division Crime Maps
                               7th Division Crime Maps 

Do you know how to prepare yourself and your home in the event of a crime? Visit our Safety & Initiatives webpage to learn important tips for staying safe!

LMPD has a new way for you to map crime. Just click here and view the interactive crime mapping tool. Be sure to save it in your favorites to view crime updates anytime - it's updated daily.  

Construction to Begin on I-64/Hurstbourne Parkway Interchange Improvements

Under Construction
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract to improve traffic operations at the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 64 and KY 1747 (Hurstbourne Parkway) in Louisville.  Work is scheduled to begin the week of August 6th to add turning lanes at some of the I-64 ramps and build additional travel lanes on Hurstbourne Parkway.  

The first phase of construction will be the addition of a left turn lane from southbound Hurstbourne Parkway to eastbound I-64, resulting in a dual left turn lane.  Crews will also be working on light pole relocation and waterline installation. 

Other improvements included in the project are:
  • An additional lane on southbound Hurstbourne Parkway between Linn Station Road and Interstate 64
  • An additional lane on northbound Hurstbourne Parkway at Linn Station Road, resulting in three travel lanes
  • An additional left turn lane on the exit ramp from westbound I-64 to southbound Hurstbourne Parkway, resulting in a dual left turn
  • An additional lane from southbound Hurstbourne Parkway to the entrance ramp for westbound I-64, resulting in a dual right turn
  • Restriping westbound Linn Station Road to provide a triple left turn onto southbound Hurstbourne Parkway 
  • Addition of sidewalks along southbound Hurstbourne Parkway between Linn Station Road and Bluegrass Industrial Parkway
Lane closures are possible weeknights from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the following morning and on weekends from 9:00 p.m. on Friday until 6:00 a.m. on Monday.  Shoulder closures are possible during daytime hours.
MAC Construction and Excavating of New Albany, Ind. was awarded a contract in the amount of $4.5 million which is being paid through federal interstate maintenance funds.  Work is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2013.

Pink Ribbon

Metro Councilmen Engel, Benson, & Kramer

Sponsor a Mobile  Mammography Clinic

DATE:  Wednesday, September 17, 2012
TIME:   8:30 A. M. to 11:15 A. M. and 12:45 P. M. to 3:15 P.M.
LOCATION: Glenridge Health Campus 6415 Calm River Way
Who is eligible?
  • Women age 40 to 64
  • Women age 65 and over may participate in the screening; however, the Brown Cancer Center will file Medicare to pay for these individuals.
  • Free to income eligible women without health insurance 
Insurance will be filed for women with coverage by health providers. For appointments, please call: Angela Webster at 574-3465
Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments will be honored first. 

Celebrate your pet this Saturday at the Jeffersontown Farmers' Market!

Farmers Market
A day to celebrate our furry-friends! Bring your pet to the market for a day of shopping for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and visit with our pet-related vendors.

The Jeffersontown Farmers’ Market features vendors from the surrounding area who sell fruit, vegetables, bedding plants, meats, fish, cheese, eggs, jellies & jams, bakery selections, desserts, coffee, breads, wine and ready-to-eat foods. All products are grown or made in the region and many are a part of the Kentucky Proud agricultural program.

Market opens at 8:00 a.m.
Event begins at 9:00 a.m.

Notice of Public Meeting       


Notice of Public Meeting        Case Number: 17061

You are invited to attend a review of a proposal for a Land Development Code waiver related to a Revised Detailed District Development plan to redevelop the site of the White Castle Restaurant.
Subject Property:   2350   GREENE WAY 40220-0000;
This case will be presented to the DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Date: Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Time: Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM and continue until all cases are heard.
Place: 514 W. Liberty Street
       * Case information
       * Public comment opportunities
A list of adjoining property owners notified of this proposal is available in the case file at the address listed below.  Persons who desire special accommodations should contact the Planning Commission office at 574-6230 at least one week prior to this meeting.  (TDD users please use the Relay Service, 1-800-648-6056.)
Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services 444 S. 5th Street - Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202-4313, (502)574-6230
Serving the Board of Zoning Adjustment, Planning Commission, Land Development and Transportation Committee, Historic Landmarks and Preservation District Commission, and Overlay Committees.

Charitable Street Solicitation

Recently the District 11 office has received several concerns regarding charitable street solicitors who are collecting money at the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Breckenridge Lane. Any organization that is collecting money at any intersection of Louisville Metro is required to obtain a permit from the department of Inspections, Permits and Licenses (IPL).

Along with this permit, IPL issues a yearly calendar that identifies the dates that an organization has a permit to collect. Should you see any organization collecting money at an intersection and they are not listed for that date on the IPL calendar, we ask that you call LMPD at 574-7111.

To view a copy of the calendar for scheduled charitable street solicitors in PDF format, click the link below.

We appreciate your help in this matter. Please contact the District 11 office at 574-1111 if you have any questions.

Councilman Kevin Kramer

Kevin Kramer

Metro Council

601 W. Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-574-1111

Fax: 502-574-4501

Legislative Assistant

Phone: 502-574-3456

Here are some helpful numbers to make Metro Government and District 11 more accessible to you:

(502) 363-6609

Steve Alvey, President
(502) 216-8232

Buechel Area Neighborhoods Assoc.
(502) 456-5842

Buechel/Fern Creek Jaycees
(502) 239-1600

To report a fire only: 911
For non-fire purposes: (502) 491-0085

Buechel Women's Club
(502) 456-6070

(502) 589-0343

Crisis Center
(502) 589-4313

(502) 574-6520

Hikes Point Area Business Association
Pat Walsh, President

(502) 574-3321

(502) 267-8333

(502) 266-5949

(502) 267-1674

(502) 267-5713

To report a fire only: 911
For non-fire purposes: (502) 267-7300

(502) 589-1444

(502) 569-3600

(502) 574-2187

To report a fire only: 911
For non-fire purposes: (502) 491-4745

311 or (502) 574-5000

(502) 456-8100

(502) 574-6650

(502) 587-0603

(502) 574-6230

(502) 589-8222

(502) 585-1234

(502) 574-6100