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District 9 Events 8:00 am
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Uncategorized 12:25 pm
From the Clifton Community Council:
We know this is late notice, but representatives from the River City Tire development and the Milhaus apartments on Frankfort have just confirmed that they will attend the Council’s ‘Land Use & Preservation’ committee meeting tonight, Wednesday, March 25 – scheduled upstairs at the Clifton Center at 7:00 pm.
We know you’ll appreciate the opportunity to attend and hope we get an earlier confirmation next time!
Neighborhoods 5:32 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 24, 2015) – The following closures and lane restrictions are expected the rest of this week in connection with construction on the Downtown Crossing:
Overnight closures scheduled Tuesday, March 24-Saturday, March 28*:
Work scheduled for Thursday, March 26:
Closure scheduled for Saturday, March 28:
*Overnight closures are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. Signed detours are in place during full closures.
Continuing Closures and Restrictions:
District 9 Events 4:11 pm
Councilman Bill Hollander invites you to attend an upcoming District 9 Community Conversation.
Bring your ideas, questions and concerns about issues affecting the community. Most of the time and focus at the meeting will be on you. We are hoping for unscripted, open conversations about your vision for D9 and the City. Please join us – and bring along a friend or neighbor!
Please mark your calendars for the tentative 2015 dates. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Neighborhoods 1:42 pm
Our community neighbor, St. Joseph Children’s Home, is in the early stages of a comprehensive strategic planning process that will help guide the future of how they provide the best possible services and programs in serving children and families. They are seeking your confidential and candid input to help them do that work better by completing a quick online survey.
Just follow the link below to complete a short survey that should take no more than 8-10 minutes of your time to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StJosephChildrenHome
A consolidated summary of all replies will be made available to the Strategic Planning Committee as a part of their overall process.
As an expression of gratitude for your participation, please know that at the end of the questionnaire you will have the option to provide them with your name to be entered into three separate drawings for a $50 Visa cash card.
St. Joe’s is asking that you please complete all questions by Thursday, March 19, 2015, and thank you again for your thoughtful answers and kind investment of your time.
Business 8:36 am
Attached please find a Change in Ownership memo and Courier Journal Legal advertisement for a Quota Retail Liquor by the Drink and ABC Caterer’s License(s) being applied for, located at 3624 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY. 40207. The ad ran in The Courier Journal Friday, March 13, 2015
CONSTRUCTION GUIDE DETAILS BUSY SEASON AHEAD
Major work and traffic changes outlined for 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 11, 2015) – With an accelerated schedule to open the new Downtown bridge early, 2015 promises to be an even busier construction season for the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.
“We told residents last year to prepare for the busiest construction season in downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville in more than 50 years,” said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Project Manager Andy Barber. “Crews will be even busier this year as we work to put traffic on the new Downtown bridge by January 2016, three months ahead of schedule.”
The accelerated schedule will allow for more extensive improvements that will extend the life of the Kennedy Bridge.
The Downtown Crossing Annual Construction Guide details the major work and significant traffic changes expected this year.
The Construction Guide can be found on the project website, www.kyinbridges.com.
Work Scheduled for 2015
New roadways, ramps and overpasses are being constructed as crews continue the massive job of reconstructing the Kennedy Interchange, untangling the many weaves of Spaghetti Junction where I-65, I-64 and I-71 converge. Two lanes of interstate traffic, in each direction, are being maintained during peak hours throughout the project.
New Downtown Bridge
Work on the new Downtown bridge will be completed this year, with the new bridge carrying traffic by January 2016. All three towers will reach their full heights by this summer. The bridge will rapidly take shape as crews continue to set structural steel, install stay cables and eventually pour the deck.
Neighborhoods 6:54 pm
A message from Metro Public Works:
We’ve had lots of inquiries about who is responsible for clearing snow from the city’s sidewalks. Snow covered sidewalks have led many people to choose walking in roadways over trudging through the white stuff on the sidewalk. The answer is that property owners and tenants must perform this function.
Below is the Louisville Metro Ordinance that spells out the responsibility of property owners for clearing sidewalks.
§ 97.113 SNOW REMOVAL (A) It shall be the duty of all persons and corporations owning or occupying property abutting a public street in Louisville Metro to remove within 24 hours thereafter such snow as may fall on the sidewalks in front of their property. Where the property is unimproved or unoccupied this duty shall devolve on the owner or the agent for the property. Where property is occupied by others than owners thereof, this duty shall devolve on the owner or the tenants and either may be proceeded against for the violation.
The ordinance goes on to state that “Any responsible party failing to comply…shall be subject to the following fines: not less than $25, nor more than $100.” We also urge that snow removed from the sidewalk be placed on private property such as lawns, and not in the street where it would slow or reverse progress of plowing crews.
Neighborhoods 11:39 am
While vehicles with four-wheel drive typically do perform better in snowy and icy driving conditions, the technology can backfire by giving drivers a false sense of safety.
Four-wheel drive is used to send the specific amount of needed torque to each of your car’s four tires to give it added traction to move forward through snowy roads. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can race down the road at top speed in the snow and bring yourself to a quick stop. Four-wheel or all-wheel drive isn’t going to give you the traction you need to brake. It can help you get through some difficult conditions, but it doesn’t make you SuperSUV.
Many drivers find themselves caught off guard during the winter’s first snow. In fact, the most dangerous day to be on the roads is the day after the first snowstorm. Drivers haven’t prepared their cars for the wintry weather, and they’ve probably forgotten their snow driving techniques from last year.
To ready your car for the winter, check that each of your tires has at least a 6/32-inch deep tread. All-weather tires can handle most driving conditions, but if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you should consider purchasing snow tires. Check your antifreeze levels and battery power and make sure that your defroster and rear window defogger work.
As far as the inside of your car goes, purchase a snow shovel and kitty litter or sand for digging yourself out of a jam and giving your vehicle traction. Flares, a flashlight and a snow scraper should also be kept in your car. Finally, consider signing up for a winter driving class in your area.