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Traffic Changes Coming to Mellwood Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 

Work continues on MSD’s Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basin located between Mellwood and Drescher Bridge Avenues. As part of that work, beginning on Monday, July 17, Mellwood Avenue will be closed between the Mellwood Arts Entrance (just west of Delmont Ave), and 200 feet west of Muncie Avenue. All traffic will be detoured during these times.

The closure is expected to last through November 1. During the events occurring on September 8-10, September 23-24, and September 30- October 1, the Contractor will not be working, and will make sure the lanes will be open to be used during the events.

Click here for a map of the construction area and for a project overview flyer.

Questions, please contact the Project Manager, Meskerem Eshetu at meskerem.eshetu@louisvillemsd.org.

Tree Ordinance Public Comment – July 25 Thursday, Jul 20 2017 

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.

USD Waste to be Collected an Hour Earlier Tuesday, Jul 18 2017 

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. Wednesday, July 19 and 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. Project Pickup bulk waste collection, which usually begins at 7 a.m. will instead begin at 6 a.m.

Frankfort & Mellwood Partial Lane Closure – 18th and 19th Thursday, Jul 13 2017 

The Louisville Water Company (LWC) contacted our office today regarding a partial lane closure at Mellwood and Frankfort Avenues on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19.

LWC will be conducting a robotic inspection for a large water main in the area. The partial lane closure will not be for the entire day, LWC just needs the space to insert a “smart ball” into the water main.

At certain times, drivers on Mellwood Avenue will not be able to make a right-hand turn onto Frankfort Avenue. They will be directed to a detour to Brownsboro Road.

Frankfort Avenue Celebration Walk Tuesday, Jul 11 2017 

Frankfort.pngI’m pleased to announce the fence and sidewalk project along Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story Avenues is complete! THANK YOU to Metro Public Works for your tenacity in submitting several proposals to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) before receiving final approval for this project. I’ve been working on this project since I took office. I thought it would be a great way to cleanup one of the major corridors into the Butchertown Neighborhood.

If you are unfamiliar with the area, here is a little history. On Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story, there is a bridge over Beargrass Creek. It was almost impossible to see the creek from the roadway because there was an unsightly chain length fence along both sides of the bridge. The chain length fence was installed by KYTC over ten years ago after someone leaned on the wrought-iron fence and it gave way and they fell into the creek. Fortunately no one was injured, but nearby businesses were concerned about pedestrian safety.

This project also included sidewalk repair along the northwest side of the street. Please check out before and after photos of the street.

Join us on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. for a celebration walk of this corridor!

Free Summer Tax Preparation Assistance Wednesday, Jul 5 2017 

UPDATE: My office and the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) are partnering to offer FREE summer tax preparation throughout the summer months for taxpayers with household income of $65,000 or less.

This FREE service will be available through August 2017. You must make an appointment by calling LABC at 814-2715.

Clients will need to bring the following with them:

  • Social Security Card for everyone on tax return
  • Picture ID for taxpayer and spouse
  • W-2 and 1099 from employer
  • List of other income/expenses
  • 1098 for educational credit
  • 1095-A for certain healthcare credits
  • Blank check or account number for direct deposit

For more information and to make an appointment, contact the Louisville Asset Building Coalition at 814-2715 or visit http://www.labcservices.org.

FREE Kids Scoop on July 4 Monday, Jul 3 2017 

Comfy Cow

Olmsted Parks Conservancy Strategic Planning Open Community Meetings Monday, Jul 3 2017 

The Olmsted Parks Conservancy needs your input!

Please join consultant Mary Ruffin Hanbury at one of the community meetings to help guide efforts to serve the community of users for the next 3-5 years. The meetings will last approximately one hour and will help plan to restore, enhance and forever protect Louisville’s Olmsted-designed parks and parkways!  No RSVP necessary.

1-Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, 607 South 37th Street

2-Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Old Louisville Information Center, 1340 South 4th Street (in Central Park)

Junk Pickup Coming Soon Thursday, Jun 15 2017 

Rubbish outside a house in Devonshire Rd Medowood.

The 9th District Urban Services District (USD) will have junk collection set-out on a select weekend in June, depending on your address.  You may begin setting out your junk Friday afternoon prior to your junk pick-up week and must have it all out by Monday at 6:00 AM.  For your specific junk set-out weekend please visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council-district-9 and scroll to the bottom of the page to “MyLouisville” and enter your address, call the office at 574-1109, or email Kyle Ethridge.  For collection guidelines please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. You may now sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text under “MyLouisville”.

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