Storm debris accepted through July 7 Thursday, Jun 28 2018 

UPDATE 06/29/18:

Louisville Metro Public Works is providing free drop-off service for residential storm debris through next week at two locations. Eligible debris includes tree limbs and other compostable materials. No construction or demolition materials, shingles, municipal garbage or manmade materials will be accepted.

Locations and schedules:

Metro Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue through July 7

Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Roads Division East District Center, 595 Hubbards Lane through July 6

Tues – Friday only, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The free service is available to Jefferson County residents only. Contractors or persons for hire must pay according to the posted fee schedule. They are not included in the free service. To qualify for the free drop-off residents must present the attendant government issued identification verifying Jefferson County residency.

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Some People Have No Home During the Hottest Part of the Year Monday, Jun 18 2018 

Coalition for HomelessAs the temperature starts to rise and the sun gets hotter, its important for the community to share their compassion with neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and to work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger and/or homelessness. For most of us, the summer means trips to the lake, vacations with the family, pool parties, and neighborhood cookouts. For the people who are living on the streets of Louisville, extreme summer heat can mean life or death. Operation White Flag has already been issued several times this summer, which means that the heat index has reached 95 degrees or higher and all participating agencies open their doors, so people can remain inside, even if they don’t have a reserved bed. The Coalition for the Homeless has identified a few ways in which members of our community can help those who are less fortunate:

  1. Volunteer to join a local group like The Forgotten Louisville or Fed With Faith to help distribute food and other items to the homeless. They particularly need help during the summer with bottled water and sunblock.
  2. Volunteer with Dare to Care’s Summer Meals for Kids program, which provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for children across our community during the summer months.
  3. Join the Coalition for the Homeless‘ “Five Bucks A Month Club,” which helps fund Operation White Flag, to get one person off the streets and into shelter for one night each month during hot weather.
  4. Volunteer your time or plan a compassionate team building experience by contacting Metro United Way at (502) 583-2821, or RAK (Random Acts of Kindness), to find out what volunteer opportunities are available around the city.
  5. Advocate for more affordable housing through more community investment in the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
  6. The Center for Women and Families accepts donations of used cell phones, so that their clients always have a way to make a call in an unsafe situation. They can be dropped off at any of their locations. For more information call (502) 581-7200.
  7. Help by joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and educating your networks on homelessness in our community. Use the hashtag #TakeAStandLou to join the Coalition’s conversation about how you’ll take a stand for the homeless during the hot summer months.
  8. Make a difference in the life of a disconnected young adult by joining the Web of Support. Meetings are held at YMCA Safe Place Services on the fourth Thursday evening of each month. For more information, contact Corbin Hannah at HCorbin@ymcalouisville.org.
  9. Host a homeless young adult for a short period of time while they work with a case manager on a permanent housing solution. For more information, contact Liza Smith at esmith@homeoftheinnocents.org.

For more information, please visit www.louhomeless.org or call (502) 636-9550.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day – June 2 Thursday, May 31 2018 

wear orangeJune 2 marks the fourth annual observance of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, also known as “Wear Orange Day.”

Wear Orange started in 2015, two years after 15-year-old high school honor student and drum majorette Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed on Jan. 29, 2013, in Chicago — just one week after she performed with her high school marching band at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

An accidental casualty of gang violence, Pendleton was shot in a South Side park where she and friends had taken shelter from the rain.

Refusing to stay silent about her death, and the gun deaths of so many others, Pendelton’s friends decided to wear orange to commemorate her life and raise awareness. Why orange? It’s the color that hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from gunfire.

The Louisville commemoration of the day is Saturday, June 2 at 11:30 am at Sheppard Park, 1601 Magazine Street. It features a community walk to demonstrate a commitment to gun safety, followed by a free picnic in the park. Enjoy music, games, face painting, group yoga and exercise classes, and more. Gather important information about keeping you and your family safe from gun violence. And, please, WEAR ORANGE!

Story & Frankfort Avenue Repaving Thursday, May 31 2018 

Frankfort RepavingThe D9 office been alerted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) that resurfacing will begin today on Story Avenue from Frankfort Avenue to Main Street and one block of Frankfort Avenue between Mellwood and Story Avenue. The plan is to mill the roadways Thursday – Saturday nights and begin paving next week, weather dependent. Thanks for your patience while driving this stretch of roadway during your daily commutes.

Responsible Recycling THIS SATURDAY! Thursday, May 10 2018 

DSC_3986The D9 Annual FREE Responsible Recycling event is THIS Saturday, May 12, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road.

This is a FREE drive-through event open to residents in Louisville Metro and it’s time to clean out your garage, basement and attic. Most of the same partners have joined us again this year, including Metro Public Works, which will be accepting many hazardous materials that normally must be taken to the Haz Bin site.

Please click on the flyer link for a list of items that will be accepted: 2018 Responsible Recycling Flyer. Attached to the initial flyer is a complete listing of all accepted items. Please read it and note: TVs will not be accepted this year onsite, but may be recycled at the Waste Reduction Center at 636 Meriwether Avenue, https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/electronics-recycling.

Thank you to our recycling vendors for participating in this year’s event.

All Shred
Genie E-Waste Recycling
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Louisville Metro Police Department
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works
Supplies Over Seas
WaterStep

 

April D9 Community Conversation Focuses on Louisville’s Budget Friday, Apr 20 2018 

Councilman Bill Hollander invites the community to attend a D9 Community Conversation on Louisville’s budget.

The meeting  is Monday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, 2115 Lexington Road.

“Mayor Fischer will be presenting his proposed budget on April 26 and the Council’s Budget Committee, which I chair, will spend the next two months working on it,” says Hollander. “As that process begins, I’ll have some comments on the proposal at our D9 meeting but mainly I want to hear from Louisville residents about their views on how we should be spending their money.”

As with all D9 Community Conversations, discussion of any other subject is also welcome and Councilman Hollander 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.

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).

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

pothole

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.

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.

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