Following is the text from the Fall, 2006, City of Indian Hills Newsletter:
It is that time of the year again - Octoberfest, October 8, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m, Sagamore Park, rain or shine. This is our biggest annual event in the City, and once again you have the opportunity to come and meet many old and new neighbors. We will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers and serving additional delectable foods that we purchase from Doll's Market.
Please be sure to make reservations for you and your family by October 4 so that we can have adequate food for everyone. This event continues to grow. This will be our 22nd year of celebrating Octoberfest and we try to offer festivities for everyone to enjoy.
OCTOBER 7, 2006 - ANOTHER IMPORTANT DATE FOR INDIAN HILLS RESIDENTS
Do you have in your house old check registers, checks, tax returns and other things that you would like to dispose of in a safe manner? Well, here's your opportunity! On Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at their headquarters at 130 St. Matthews Avenue, Wilson & Muir Bank has offered and we have accepted the opportunity to shred anything we wish. Wilson & Muir Bank is offering this service only to the residents of the City of Indian Fulls. Coffee and donuts will be served.
If you would like to come and bring your bag of disposables and watch them be shredded, that's fine; and if you would like to bring your bags and drop them off, our Indian Hills Police Officers will be onsite to make sure that everything is shredded.
Shred-It is a local company that has been hired by Wilson & Muir Bank for this service. As City Council members, we certainly plan to take advantage of this opportunity. Any questions? Call Councilwoman Joyce Duckwall or any of the City Council members.
ELECTION DAY - November 7, 2006
This fall your Mayor and City Council will be up for reelection. We, fortunately or unfortunately, are running unopposed. As Mayor, I will tell you that I think that we have the finest City Council in this area. These are all very caring people who come together to make Indian Hills a better place for us to live and provide us with a wealth of knowledge from their respective fields. All of us serve without taking a stipend and are pleased to work for the betterment of our community.
Even though we are running unopposed, please exercise your privilege to vote for your representatives and for candidates for the Metro and State Governments.
Just a reminder that City tax bills will be mailed around the middle of October. These taxes are for the fiscal year 2006-07, and we once again remind you that these bills are mailed to the address on record with the PVA, who prepare City tax bills for us. Therefore, these bills are not sent to mortgage companies, banks, insurance companies or whoever pays a resident's mortgage. It is your responsibility to send the tax bill to the proper party.
As always, we express our appreciation to Councilman Lyle Spalding for keeping us on a straight financial road, operating within our budget. As I am sure you are aware, we have not raised the tax rate in Indian Hills since our 4-City merger, even though our expenses have increased at a rate greater than the 4% allowable increase in our tax revenue.
Since our last newsletter, two Officers have left the Indian Hills Police Department. Officer Mike Thomas retired and accepted a position with the Prospect Police Department. Officer John Stivers accepted a position with the St. Matthews Police Department. Officer Tom Coin joined our Department on August 1st, bringing 20 years of experience with the City of Louisville/Louisville Metro Police Departments. Another Officer will be joining us October 1st. I will give you more information on him in our next newsletter.
Update - In June, I informed you of a recent rash of car break-ins in the surrounding areas, with one primary suspect. That person was arrested in the Shively area after a residential burglary. He has been charged by several departments with various crimes ranging from thefts from autos to burglaries. Our Department charged him with 3 thefts from autos from Poplar Hill Road and Tribal Road. He is currently incarcerated and awaiting indictment by the Jefferson County Grand Jury.
Just some information for you from recent City Council Meetings:
Many of you remember our Police Officer Larry Sanders. He passed away on September 4. Larry was with our department for a number of years and was actually the Chief of the Indian Hills Cherokee Police Department before our merger. Larry was a great officer in our City, well liked, well mannered and courteous; even though he retired several years ago, we certainly miss him. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family.
We will see you at the Octoberfest, October 8 at Sagamore Park, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.