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.

No Garbage, Recycling or Yard Waste Pickup Friday, Dec 22 2017 

Solid waste collection services will be altered under the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weeks:

Garbage/yard waste/recycling:

There will be no residential garbage, yard waste or recycling collection on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1 within in the Urban Services District (former Louisville city limits). Residents who normally have garbage/yard waste/recycling collection on Monday will have service instead on Tuesday, December 26 and Tuesday, January 2. The Tuesday-Friday schedule will also be delayed by one day.

Collections in St. Matthews will not occur on Monday, December 25 and service will be delayed one day for the rest of the week. There will be no delays in St. Matthews on January 1 and Rumpke will follow the regular schedule.

Residents normally serviced by private waste haulers should check with those companies for holiday collection schedules.

Staffed Recycling Centers:

These centers will be closed Saturday December 23, Monday December 25, Saturday December 30 and Monday January 1.

  • East District Public Works Yard 595 N. Hubbards Lane
  • Metro Parks Landscaping 9300 Whipps Mill Road
  • Southwest Government Center 7219 Dixie Highway
  • Central Government Center 7201 Outer Loop

Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue

  • Closed Saturday December 23, Monday December 25, Saturday December 30, and Monday January 1.

HAZ BIN Hazardous Waste Facility, 7501 Grade Lane

  • Closed Saturday, December 23 and Saturday December 30

Metro Parks Public Meeting – December 6 Friday, Dec 1 2017 

Louisville Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting on Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at the Joe Creason Park Administration Building. Come and share opinions and ask questions about parks and recreation-related topics with Director Seve Ghose.

RSVP here. For questions, e-mail parks@louisvilleky.gov.

Don’t Forget to Turn Back Clock on November 5 Saturday, Nov 4 2017 

daylight-savings-time-is-scheduled-for-this-sunday-november-2nd-smevMQ-clipartSunday, November 5 at 2:00 a.m. clocks need to be turned backward one hour. Also, don’t forget to reset lighting timers, thermostats, security systems and other clocks in your household.

Put pumpkins in with yard waste Monday, Oct 30 2017 

wintersquash-pumpkin.jpg.653x0_q80_crop-smartDon’t junk that jack-o-lantern or trash that pumpkin. Instead, put pumpkins in with other yard waste on your regular yard waste collection day once you’re done using them as seasonal decoration.

That will allow us to recycle the pumpkins, along with yard waste, into mulch to be reused in landscaping and gardening. It will help make Louisville look good and prevent the gourds from taking up landfill space.

Pumpkins must be free of decoration other than coloring.

This program applies to residents of the Urban Services District (old City of Louisville boundaries). Customers of other Jefferson County municipalities and of private haulers should check with them regarding pumpkin disposal.

Yard waste is collected on the same day as recycling. To find the recycling date for a particular address, type the address into the MyLouisville tool at the bottom of the Louisvilleky.gov website or click here.

S. Hubbards Ln. CLOSED to through traffic between Winchester Rd. and Alton Rd. until 5pm Friday Tuesday, Oct 24 2017 

MSD has closed South Hubbards Lane to through traffic between Winchester and Alton roads to allow a sewer line repair. Local access is permitted for residents and use of the parking lot at Waggener High School. 

 

S Hubbards

After excavation was completed, it was determined that both lanes must be closed for the duration of the re

pair for the safety of motorists and the repair crew. 

Repairs are expected to be completed by 5pm Friday, October 27.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the work taking place, please contact Sheryl Lauder with MSD at 540-6552 or Sheryl.Lauder@LouisvilleMSD.org.

Coffee with a Cop – Tonight! Friday, Oct 20 2017 

Coffee with a Cop

Street Closures for the Urban Bourbon 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 21 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 

The following streets will be closed between 6:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for the 2017 Urban Bourbon 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, October 21.

All street closure information is posted online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/public-works/services/road-and-street-closures.

  • Main Street from First Street to Ninth Street
  • Witherspoon Street from First Street to River Road
  • River Road from Witherspoon Street to Witherspoon Street
  • Roy Wilkins from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Main Street
  • Clark Memorial Bridge (2nd Street Bridge) – northbound until the last runner in done, southbound traffic will be diverted to Third Street
  • Preston Street from Witherspoon Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Muhammad Ali Boulevard from Roy Wilkins to Chestnut Street
  • I-65 North at the Muhammad Ali Boulevard exit ramp
  • South Wenzel from East Liberty Street to Muhammad Ali Boulevard
  • Baxter Avenue from East Chestnut Street to Broadway
  • Lexington Road from East Liberty Street/Baxter Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Lexington Road (southbound lanes only) from Grinstead Drive to Alta Vista
  • Cherokee Park/Scenic Loop – entire length of roadway
  • Alexander Road from Scenic Loop to Willow Avenue
  • Cherokee Parkway from Willow Avenue to Grinstead Drive
  • Grinstead Drive from Etley Avenue to Cherokee Road
  • Cherokee Road from Grinstead Drive to Baxter Avenue

Paper Shredding and Drug Toss Event – Oct. 28 Friday, Oct 13 2017 

Louisville residents are invited to bring unneeded documents and prescription drugs to be shredded and disposed of at a free event on October 28, 2017. The Drug Toss/Shredding Event is in partnership with Louisville Metro Police.

Citizens can protect themselves from identify theft and divert unused medications from the waste stream or misuse by bringing items to:

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Lot W on Phillips Lane
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Businesses may not participate in this event. All paper materials will be shredded on site and recycled. Shredding donated by the Louisville Branch of Shred-It Louisville. The Drug Toss will be done as a drive-through event.

Black out all personal information on all medication containers that will be tossed. For safety reasons, we cannot accept sharps, needles, lances, cosmetics, personal care or hygiene items. Medication products should never be flushed down the toilet or drain, burned in the open or thrown in the trash because they can contaminate the environment if they get into the drinking and ground water.

Councilman Hollander reminds drivers MSD construction will change traffic flow on Mellwood Avenue until December 1st Monday, Oct 2 2017 

MellwoodBeginning Monday, October 2nd, a section of Mellwood Avenue will be closed to traffic as MSD continues its work on the Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow Basin.

 “Drivers need to be aware of the change, which is expected to last until December 1,” says Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9). “At the same time, we want to make sure that everyone knows that all shops along the construction area remain open and accessible.”

The construction area is Mellwood Avenue, between Brownsboro Road and Muncie Avenue.

All shops at the Mellwood Arts Center (www.mellwoodartcenter.com), Mellwood Antiques & Interiors (http://www.mellwoodantiques.com) and Mom’s Music (www.momsmusic.com) will remain OPEN throughout the closure.

For those traveling from Brownsboro Road, new signs direct local traffic to the businesses via Drescher Bridge and Thompson Avenues. The businesses are also accessible from Zorn Avenue and from River Road via Edith Road.

Muncie Avenue remains open.

The Clifton Heights CSO Basin will capture seven million gallons of combined sewer overflow, in an average rainfall year. This underground-covered basin will offer the public and Beargrass Creek protection from combined sewer overflows during periods of wet weather. When completed, the project will be largely invisible to the public.

Underground storage is part of MSD’s larger endeavor to prevent sewage from overflowing into Louisville’s waterways. These underground storage areas retain the mixture of rainwater and sewage until the rain subsides and capacity is available for treatment, then gradually release it back into the sewer system.

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