“Meet with Bill” – March 21 Monday, Mar 19 2018 

I am always happy to hear from constituents.  To make meeting with me in person more convenient, I’ll be holding office hours at various places around District 9, in addition to our regular, evening D9 Community Conversations.  On Wednesday, March 21, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, we’ll be at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center, 201 Reservoir Avenue. Please stop by with any questions or concerns. You can also call anytime at 574-1109 or email me.

Yard Waste Collection Resumes Thursday, Mar 15 2018 

Yard WasteYard waste pickup has resumed in Louisville Metro’s Urban Services District (the former City of Louisville).

The service has been on a seasonal suspension since early January, because yard waste collection volumes are very low in the winter months. The suspension allowed Metro Public Works (MPW) to direct additional resources to other efforts, including clearing our streets and roads of litter in advance of spring, along with other solid waste activities.

I have asked that there be more notice before any suspension next year and have been assured that will happen.

Now that the suspension is over, it’s time to put out any yard waste that has accumulated over the winter. Remember that yard waste cannot be placed in plastic bags.  Full guidelines are here.

In the USD, yard waste is collected the same day as recycling.  Most of District 9 has service on Friday.  Click here to check the day for all services at your address, (type S or N, with no period, for north or south).

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Potholes – Help Get Them Filled! Thursday, Mar 8 2018 


Mayor Fischer is kicking off Louisville’s annual pothole blitz today and you can start reporting them now.  Metro Public Works (MPW) Roads and Operations Division works year round patching potholes but we need your help getting them reported.  MPW encourages anyone who spots a pothole in Louisville to report it to MetroCall as quickly as possible. You need to give the location of the pothole in any communication and there are several ways to do it:

Whichever method you choose, make sure to be as specific with location information as you can. Don’t assume someone else has reported it.

Potholes on interstate highways and ramps should be reported to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 1-877-For-KYTC (367-5982).

Proposed Cannons Lane Sidewalks Monday, Mar 5 2018 

Cannons LaneDon’t worry if you missed the Metro Public Works Proposed Cannons Lane sidewalks meeting earlier this month. You can still fill out the comment form. The proposal is for sidewalks on Cannons Lane from Pee Wee Reese Road to I-64. The area is slightly less than one mile long and will connect Seneca Park to the shared use path around Bowman Field. Comments are due by March 31, 2018. The filled out comment form can be emailed to Mojgan.taghizadeh@louisvilleky.gov, Attention: Cannons Lane Sidewalk Project, or mailed to Louisville Metro Public Works, Attention: Mojgan Taghizadeh Cannons Lane Sidewalk Project, 444 South Fifth Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.

Junk Pick-up in District 9 in March Friday, Mar 2 2018 

Junk remindersIt’s time to clean house and get ready for another junk collection if you live in the 9th District Louisville Metro Urban Services District (USD). You may begin setting out your junk this weekend, Friday, March 2, in the afternoon. All junk must be set out by Monday, March 5 at 6:00 a.m. Some items (hazardous materials, construction debris, etc.) are not collected. For collection guidelines, please visit http://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/junk-and-bulk-trash-disposal. Sign up for junk set out reminders by email and text, click here! To see if you are in the collection area, go to http://mapit.louisvilleky.gov/, enter your address and check under “sanitation services.”

Flood Recovery, Disposing of Debris Thursday, Mar 1 2018 

FloodJefferson County residents may drop-off residential flood debris at any of seven sites Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 24.  Six of the drop-off locations will be open Thursday through Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Waste Reduction Center will be open for debris drop-off Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The free service is available for residents of Jefferson County only and it does not include commercial haulers. No yard waste or construction debris other than flood-damaged drywall and insulation will be accepted. Electronics must be separated from other items. To qualify for the free drop-off residents must present the attendant with two forms of identification verifying Louisville residency.

If a citizen hires an individual or business to remove debris, the citizen must accompany the hauler to the drop-off center or provide the hauler with the same two forms of identification to present at the facility.

Drop-off sites Thursday, March 1 thru Saturday, March 24 as follows:

Thursday – Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Bethany Lane, 10500 Lower River Road at Bethany Lane
  • Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Ave 40218
  • Outer Loop Recycling Center, 7201 Outer Loop 40228 (Highveiw parking lot in rear)
  • Dixie Recycling Center, 7219 Dixie Hwy 40258
  • Charlie Vettiner Park, 5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Rd 40299
  • Hubbards Lane Recycling Center, 595 Hubbards Ln. 40207

Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue

Pickup service in Metro Council districts

Residents who cannot drop off debris may request pickup service. Pickup requests must be made by telephone or email no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 9 to 574-3571 ext. 0 or email swmd@louisvilleky.gov. This service is for flood-damaged items only. Any other items set out will not be collected. Electronics must be separated from other items set out for collection. Requested pickups will be performed in the 9th Metro Council District on Monday, March 12.

Councilman Hollander’s February D9 Community Conversation Focuses on Redlining Wednesday, Feb 21 2018 

Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend an upcoming D9 Community Conversation, which will close out Black History Month with a presentation by Clifton resident Joshua Poe on redlining in Louisville and a nationally acclaimed project to explore it.


Redlining is the denial of services or the refusal to grant loans or insurance to certain neighborhoods based on racial and socioeconomic discrimination. It was an explicit government policy which led to the racial segregation of our major cities, including Louisville. Poe’s work can be found here: https://lojic.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=e4d29907953c4094a17cb9ea8f8f89de.   An article about it is here:  https://insiderlouisville.com/metro/redlining-louisville-map-wins-harvard-university-honor/.

Poe is an urban planner and independent researcher using GIS and planning principles to facilitate social justice and revitalization. He developed an interactive map that was the impetus for the Redlining Louisville project.  Poe’s map, “Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Real Estate,” was selected as the first winner of Harvard University’s Map of the Month contest, which recognizes best-in-class data visualizations created by all levels of government and nonprofits. “Redlining Louisville” was selected for its outstanding use of data combined from multiple sources, including historical data, its creativity and effective communication to the public, and the policy implications it is likely to have moving forward.  More about the award is here: https://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/news/article/map-of-the-month-redlining-louisville-1062.Map

The D9 Community Conversation is Wednesday, February 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.,  at United Crescent Hill Ministries,  150 South State Street.  “Redlining is an important subject we all need to understand in order to deal with its consequences. I am looking forward to Josh’s presentation”, says Hollander.  “As with all D9 Community Conversations, discussion of any other subject is also welcome and I will be available to talk with constituents about any questions, comments or concerns. ”

For more information about the meeting, contact Councilman Hollander’s office at 574-1109.

Search for New LMPD Impound Lot & Public Meetings Monday, Feb 12 2018 

Louisville Metro Government has officially started the search for a new Louisville Metro Police vehicle impound lot.

Located for decades at 1478 Frankfort Avenue in Butchertown, the impound lot is the main temporary storage area for motor vehicles that have been impounded by LMPD and other agencies, and is a longer-term storage area for motor vehicles being held as evidence in a legal proceeding. Although technical capacity is 1,800 vehicles, the lot frequently stores in excess of 2,000 vehicles.

Space issues, as well as the impound lot’s negative impact on nearby Beargrass Creek and the Beargrass Creek Greenway Trail, are among the reasons Louisville Metro Government is seeking a new location. The site, a former landfill, is also located in a flood plain and is partially impacted by a high-tension power line crossing it.

As a temporary measure to free up space at the Vehicle Impoundment Unit, LMPD will be changing the location of its auctions to the Newburg Fleet facility.  This action will free up approximately 100-150 spaces that can be used to remove wrecked or abandoned vehicles, as well as parking violators, from Louisville’s roadways.

The first step in the process to move the lot is a Request for Information, seeking properties that fit the city’s search criteria for size, location, and other physical and operational requirements. The Request for Information is here.

Louisville Metro Government will also host three public meetings and conduct two tours of the current impound lot. A list of dates, times, and locations of meetings and tours can be found below.

The public is encouraged to provide suggestions on potential locations for the impound lot, as well as offer innovative solutions for the management of the facility. Public input can be made in-person at a public meeting or through an on-line comment portal.

Louisville Metro Government will close the Request for Information on March 15, 2018. Proposed locations will be evaluated based on their ability to meet operational and locational needs for the impound lot, as well as on their potential cost. If a suitable location is identified, funding for the relocation of the impound lot will be sought in upcoming fiscal years.

Meeting and tour schedule:

  • Tour – Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Metro Impound Lot, 1478 Frankfort Avenue. RSVP to Schroeder@louisvilleky.gov no later than February 12.
  • Public Meeting – Saturday, February 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Main Branch Library, 311 York Street.
  • Tour – Monday, February 19 at Noon at Metro Impound Lot, 1478 Frankfort Avenue. RSVP to Schroeder@louisvilleky.gov no later than February 16.
  • Public Meeting – Tuesday, February 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Oak and Acorn, 631 S. 28th
  • Public Meeting – Thursday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Butchertown Pizza Hall, 1301 Story Avenue, Second Floor.

Cannons Lane Sidewalk Project Meeting – February 7 Tuesday, Feb 6 2018 

Cannons Lane sidewalk

Louisville Public Works Division of Engineering is hosting a public meeting on the Cannons Lane Sidewalk Project at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, at Jewish Family & Career Services, 2821 Klempner Way.

The Cannons Lane Sidewalk Project proposes a new sidewalk along Cannons Lane from Pee Wee Reese Road to Interstate 64. The sidewalk, slightly less than one mile long, will connect Seneca Park to the current shared used path around Bowman Field. Public Works will present the proposed sidewalk alignment for public comment.

This project is in the planning stages and we need your input. Please join us.

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