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Junk Pick-up in District 9 – Week of June 14 Thursday, Jun 3 2021 

It’s time to clean house and get ready for another large item collection if you live in the 9th District Louisville Metro Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk on Friday, June 11, 2021, in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, June 14, 2021, at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected and these guidelines are being strictly followed. For collection guidelines, please click here.

To sign up for large item set out reminders by email and text, or to find out if you are in the collection area,  click here and enter your address. After selecting your address from the list of suggested addresses, you can view collection dates by month, or sign up for reminders.

D9 Virtual Town Hall on the Budget – May 24 Tuesday, May 18 2021 

Louisville Metro operates on an annual budget for the period from July 1 – June 30.  Discussions about the FY 22 budget, which begins July 1, are underway at the Metro Council Budget Committee, which I chair.  As we hear from Metro departments, I would like to know what you think about the proposed budget, and how we should use your tax dollars and the $388.3 Million Louisville Metro will be receiving from the American Rescue Plan.

I’ll be available live through a WebEx virtual meeting on Monday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees may submit questions ahead of time to Kyle Ethridge, or you can ask questions live during the meeting.

To participate in the meeting, please click here to register to attend. If you need assistance registering for the event, please contact Kyle Ethridge or call (502) 574-3908.

As always, you can contact me anytime using this link.

Kentuckians Age 16 and Over are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Monday, Apr 5 2021 

Great news-COVID-19 vaccine supply has finally caught up with demand. There are now appointments available at multiple sites in Louisville.

On Monday April 5, all Kentuckians age 16 and over are eligible to be vaccinated and we are in a race against the variants. Please sign up today! Links to all providers – and phone numbers for those without computer access- are on this website.

Vaccine Appointments Open to Ages 40+ Tuesday, Mar 30 2021 

Starting today, adults ages 40 and older have been added to the list of people who can make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations in Kentucky.  Essential workers and individuals ages 16-59 with chronic medical conditions continue to be eligible.

Louisvillians can get information and sign up for vaccines at these websites:

Norton Healthcare 
U of L Health
Baptist Health
Walgreens
Kroger
CVS
Whitney Young Elementary

For residents who don’t have access to technology or have difficulty using an online process, the staff at Louisville Metro’s COVID-19 Helpline, (502) 912-8598, can assist with scheduling an appointment at LouVax, the Broadbent Arena vaccination site.

More information about vaccines in Louisville, including a listing of eligible chronic medical conditions, is here: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/louisville-covid-19-resource-center/covid-19-vaccine-information.

Louisville Free Public Library is Resuming In-Person Services Thursday, Mar 11 2021 

With the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate no longer in the Critical Zone, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that the Louisville Free Public Library is expanding in-person services at all of its locations.

Following Gov. Andy Beshear’s guidelines and in consultation with Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, Library officials will offer “Grab and Go” access to library materials starting Friday, March 26, 2021.

Patrons will be encouraged to browse and pick up library materials and check out using self-check kiosks. Building capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing, and visits will be limited to no more than 90 minutes.

In order to expand services safely, the Library has reconfigured furniture, computer stations, and equipment to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained. Masks and temperature checks are required to enter library facilities, and all patrons (age 5 and older) must properly wear a face covering at all times during their visit. The Library will have masks available for patrons who arrive without them.

Study rooms and meeting spaces are not available for use at this time. However, as it has since August, computer access, printing and free faxing services will still be available at the libraries. More information can be found online at LFPL.org/Appointment.

LFPL’s popular curbside pick-up of library materials, which began on June 1, also will continue at all locations, six days a week. For information on the Library’s curbside service, please visit LFPL.org/curbside, or call (502) 574-1611.

Spring Forward Reminder – March 14, 2021 Thursday, Mar 11 2021 

Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 3:00 a.m. clocks need to be turned forward one hour. Also, don’t forget to reset lighting timers, thermostats, security systems and other clocks in your household. It’s also a great time to check all smoke alarms.

Crescent Hill Neighborhood Cleanup – March 13, 2021 Tuesday, Mar 9 2021 

The Crescent Hill Community Council will host a neighborhood cleanup this Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Volunteers should plan to meet outside the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue to check in and get supplies (gloves, litter bags and trash pickers). Then volunteers will work along Grinstead Drive between I-64 and S. Galt to pickup litter.

Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines while around non-household groups.

Metro Council Approves Funding for Expanded Recycling Program Thursday, Mar 4 2021 

Louisville Metro Council has approved grant funding to roll out large, lidded, rolling recycling carts to residents in the Urban Services District who currently recycle with the small 18-gallon bins.  The new carts will be delivered to residents this summer.

The City applied for and received a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works with city governments nationwide to transform their recycling programs.  Louisville was selected to receive grant support because of its dedication to advancing recycling in the community.  The grant from The Recycling Partnership helped pay for 28,000 new carts and includes funding for education and outreach about how and what to recycle.

“I want to express my gratitude to the Southeast Recycling Development Council and all our partners for their support of this program, which is so important in supporting our efforts to protect the environment and helps us enhance cleanliness and health in our communities,” said Mayor Greg Fischer about the program.

Councilman Bill Hollander, who sponsored the grant said, “Metro Council is pleased to accept this grant and grateful to The Recycling Partnership and the Waste Management District, which provided matching funds.  We have big, important goals for reducing the amount of material going to a landfill, and more recycling carts, and additional education and outreach, will help us meet them.”

The City asks residents to continue to do their part by learning what’s acceptable in City recycling from the program’s website and placing only recyclable materials in their carts, including glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans, food and beverage cartons, paper products (including newspapers and flattened cardboard), and empty plastic bottles and containers.  To help limit contamination, make sure food and drink containers are empty and then place them directly into the recycling cart.

Some items that cannot be recycled in the cart include plastic bags, paper towels, electrical equipment, batteries, and clothing.  These items often get mixed into recycling carts because of “wishcycling,” or the hope that they can be recycled.  However, well-intentioned, unaccepted items can cause serious issues at the recycling facility.

For more information on what can and can’t go into the cart, visit: Louisvilleky.gov/Recycling 

About The Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit organization that leverages corporate partner funding to transform recycling for good in states, cities, and communities nationwide. As the leading organization in the country that engages the full recycling supply chain from the corporations that manufacture products and packaging to local governments charged with recycling to industry end markets, haulers, material recovery facilities, and converters, The Recycling Partnership positively impacts recycling at every step in the process. Since 2014, the nonprofit change agent diverted 230 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 465 million gallons of water, avoided more than 250,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and drove significant reductions in targeted contamination rates. Learn more at recyclingpartnership.org  

Virtual Townhall on the Metro Budget – February 24 Monday, Feb 22 2021 

Louisville Metro operates on an annual budget for the period from July 1 – June 30.  Discussions about the FY 22 budget, which begins July 1, are underway.  Mayor Fischer will present his proposed budget on April 22 and Metro Council’s Budget Committee, which I am chairing for the fourth consecutive year, will hold dozens of hearings before modifying and passing a budget in late June.

District 8 Councilmember Cassie Chambers Armstrong and I will be hosting a virtual townhall discussion on the Metro Budget process, and priorities for the upcoming fiscal year, on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. You can join the meeting via Zoom at http://bit.ly/LouBudget, or watch on Facebook Live at either of these two pages: facebook.com/councilmanbillhollander or facebook.com/CouncilmemberCassieChambersArmstrong.

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