Following is the text from the Fall, 2006, City of Indian Hills Newsletter:

OCTOBERFEST

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.

TAXES

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.

COPS CORNER
By Col. Kelly W. Spratt, Chief of Police

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.

F.Y.I.

Just some information for you from recent City Council Meetings:

  • We have spent the summer sprucing up our City to make it the outstanding place where we all enjoy living. We have done work on the roads: road striping, replacing signs, paving and filling potholes. We have trimmed shrubs and are planting mums for fall.
  • We once again thank Jim Graven for his hard, dedicated work in taking care of the maintenance and code enforcement of our City.
  • At recent City Council meetings there has been much discussion about our deer overpopulation problem. This problem has come about because of several mild winters and unseasonably wet springs. Our vegetation (including the gardens of many of our residents) has been feeding the deer population.
  • We have looked into this problem and Councilman Bruce Madison is working with State and local agencies to see what can be done. We are told that even if we are successful with the project, if the cities around us do not do anything, the deer problem will return to us. It is sort of like your having a boat dock and you dredge your slip, but the people next to you do not dredge their slips, so yours fills up again. We have talked to our Metro Councilman Ken Fleming about the possibility of having a meeting with the Mayors of cities that adjOin us to discuss a cooperative endeavor to reduce the deer population. We will let you know the outcome of this meeting.
  • We do have residents in our City who actively feed the deer and provide salt licks. This only exacerbates the problem and draws the deer farther into our City.
  • CITY ENTRANCES
  • - We are still working with Metro Government, the State Highway Department and our neighboring cities to address these entrances to our City:

    • Old Brownsboro Road/US 42 next to the Highland Cleaners.
    • Chenoweth Lane and US 42.
    • The intersection of Old Brownsboro Road, Pennington and US 42.
    As I am sure you are aware, there have been numerous injury accidents at these locations. Metro recently completed a traffic count at all of these intersections and will come back to us with their proposals. We will keep you advised.

CONDOLENCES

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.
&
Wilson & Muir Bank, October 7 at 130 St. Matthews Avenue, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Coffee & Donuts.


This is a message from our Metro Councilman Ken Fleming:


2006
OCTOBERFEST

ALL RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF INDIAN HILLS
JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR OUR INCOMPARABLE
ANNUAL INDIAN HILLS OCTOBERFEST
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
1:00 -3:00 P.M.
Sagamore Park
FOOD & FUN & FELLOWSHIP
FEATURING

Moon Bounce and Slide
Rides on Antique Fire Engines
Pony Rides

The Harrods Creek Fire Department
&
The St. Matthews Fire Department

GOURMET HOT DOGS & HAMBURGERS
PREPARED BY EXPERIENCED MASTER CHEFS

Parking Available in Second Presbyterian Church Parking Lot
Bring Your Camera & Lawn Chairs If Desired
PLEASE, NO PETS


Reservations by October 4, Please

Name ____________________ Address _______________

#of Adults __________ # of Children __________

Please Return to Mayor Tom Eifier, 4702 Old Brownsboro Ct.
Or Email City Clerk Betty Guelich at bmguelich@insightbb.com.