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.

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)

KYTC Road Announcements Sunday, Jun 11 2017 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has sent the below announcements for D9 the week of June 11.

Pothole patching, sweeping, drain & ditch cleaning, pavement marking, and maintenance crews may work on major interstates in the Louisville Metro area only during non-peak daytime hours and at night.  Motorists should watch for roadside maintenance and pavement marking crews on interstates and highways throughout the rest of the district on a daily basis.

Jefferson County:

US 60 (Shelbyville Road): Lane closures and delays possible between Bowling Boulevard and Hurstbourne Parkway (mile markers 5.0 to 7.8) due to roadway resurfacing and pavement marking installation.  Lane closures are possible in the evenings 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning. In addition, lane closures are possible between Breckenridge Lane and Hurstbourne Parkway (mile markers 3.5 to 7.8) due to drainage structure adjustments. Lane closures possible weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

KY 1932 (Breckenridge Lane): Lane closures and delays possible between Kresge Way and Shelbyville Road (mile markers 4.2 to 5.5) due to drainage structure adjustments. Lane closures possible weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Log on to goky.ky.gov for the latest in statewide traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Mellwood Avenue One Lane Closure Monday, Jun 5 2017 

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One lane of Mellwood Avenue between the Mellwood Arts Entrance (just west of Delmont Ave), and Muncie Avenue is now closed. The closure is to accommodate continued work on MSD’s Clifton Heights Combined Sewer Overflow Basin and associated projects.  Access to Muncie Avenue will remain open.  The west bound lane of Mellwood Avenue will remain open for through traffic.  Temporary traffic signals are in place to direct traffic flow.  The one lane closure is anticipated to continue through September 1, 2017. Please drive carefully in the area.

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Block Watch Workshop on May 24 Monday, May 22 2017 

LMPDPatchAs a way to help Metro Police and keep homes and families safe, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8), Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) are partnering with officers of the LMPD Fifth Division to sponsor a Neighborhood Watch Workshop and Drug Toss on Wednesday, May 24th.

This workshop is a focused effort to increase the number of Neighborhood Watch Programs in both districts.

The workshop will be held at the Douglass Community Center Gymnasium, 2305 Douglas Blvd, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The event will teach individuals how to organize effective block watches and mobilize neighborhoods to work with police to keep everyone safe. Residents and business owners will get a chance to meet some of the officers who patrol their area while they train on how to form a good neighborhood watch program.

The workshop will also provide an opportunity for citizens to drop off old and unneeded prescription drugs to LMPD at the event for safe disposal.

DOWNTOWN CROSSING: OVERNIGHT CLOSURES NEXT WEEK Friday, Apr 21 2017 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 21, 2017)The following overnight closures and lane restrictions are scheduled next week to accommodate punch list items in connection with work on the Downtown Crossing.

Overnight closures scheduled Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25

  • Ramp from Story Avenue to I-64 West
  • One lane closed on I-64 West near Story Avenue

The closures are scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. and end by 5 a.m. each day.

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Please Join the 5th Division Police for Coffee With A Cop Thursday, Apr 20 2017 

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Date: Tuesday, April  25, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:  Vint Coffee, 2309 Frankfort Ave. 

Reduction in LG&E Monthly Basic Service Charge Increases A Win for Low-Income Individuals and Energy Conservation Wednesday, Apr 19 2017 

Earlier this year, when LG&E requested significant gas and electric rate increases – including an enormous increase in monthly basic service charges – Metro Council urged Louisville Metro to intervene in the case.   I introduced a resolution urging intervention, which noted that “increased fixed charges sought by LG&E have the potential to undermine energy efficiency and disproportionately impact low-income Louisville Metro residents”.  The resolution attracted multiple co-sponsors and was ultimately passed 20-0.  Louisville Metro intervened in the case.

Yesterday’s announcement of a proposed settlement in the case is a significant improvement from LG&E’s request. The overall increase is substantially reduced and the monthly basic service charge increases are slashed.  Under the proposed settlement agreement, LG&E agreed to a basic service charge increase of less than $4.00 per month next year, as opposed to the requested increase of almost $22.00 per month.

Louisville Metro should be at the table whenever a utility seeks an increase in its charges to our residents.  That’s particularly important when a utility is proposing an increase in monthly basic service charges that disproportionately affects low income individuals and reduces incentives for energy conservation.

The agreement is subject to approval by the Public Service Commission. The PSC is scheduled to consider the case on May 9.

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