Following is the text from the Summer, 2005, City of Indian Hills Newsletter:
A HOT SUMMER
Your City Council has been busy over the last few months sprucing up the city - filling pot holes and planting shrubs, trees and flowers. Also in this process we have restriped numerous roads for safety reasons, especially the stop bars and some striping along the edges of the roads.
We have also spend a great deal of time the last few weeks watering all of the plantings due to the extreme heat and lack of rain. Our City appears to be in great shape, and we extend thanks to all of the residents who have cleaned and spruced up their properties.
At our last City Council meeting we approved the budget for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006. This budget Ordinance 05-01 was published in the Courier Journal Neighborhoods Section on Wednesday, June 22 and a copy is attached (click here) to this newsletter. The budget is a balanced one and we do not anticipate any funds being removed from our reserve accounts to use for operating expenses.
In addition we also passed and published Ordinance 05-02 covering the tax rate for the City, which remains at 20 cents per $100 with a discount of 12-1/2% if paid on or before December 31, 2005. A copy of this ordinance is attached (click here) to this newsletter.
The tax bills for the 05-06 fiscal year are usually mailed in the middle of October. We will remind you of this mailing in the fall newsletter, possibly including the exact mailing date.
Once again our thanks to Councilman Lyle Spalding for his great work on our finances!!
Also at our last Council Board meeting we set a date for our annual City of Indian Hills Octoberfest and that date is October 9, rain or shine. Please put this date on your calendar - a fun time for everyone and a great opportunity to meet both new and old neighbors. More information will be published in your fall newsletter.
As the summer continues, and everyone spends more time outside, we would like to remind everyone of some basic security tips. First, remember to keep valuables out of your cars parked overnight. Second, remember to secure your home while working in the yard. Though it's been a few years since widespread "gypsy" burglaries in Indian Hills, these tactics remain successful.
We would also like to remind all residents of the Department's KidPrint Child Identification Program. To have your children's ID card made or updated, please call our office at 893-1375. For gun owners, the Department has partnered with the US Department of Justice's "PROJECT CHILDSAFE" in offering free gunlocks to anyone interested. These gunlocks are distributed by the Department, and are on-hand. Please call our office at 893-1375 to request your free gunlock
Have a great summer. Keep cool.