Following is the text from the Summer, 2011, City of Indian Hills Newsletter:

"A TROPICAL HEAT WAVE"....FROM WINTER TO SUMMER ALL IN ONE WEEK !

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE Click here for Flyer

Our annual Independence Day Parade in Indian Hills will be held on Monday, July 4, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Tukaho and Merrick Roads. Once again the parade will be led by the Drum and Fife Corps with the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard. The Rascals of Ragtyme will provide entertainment at the end of the parade on Ardsley Road, where there will be light refreshments served. This event continues to grow each year as one of our most popular functions. All Indian Hills residents are welcome to bring guests and any vehicles you want to bring to the parade, such as decorated bikes, wagons, etc.

For those of you who have not been to the parade in prior years, you may go to the Indian Hills web site (www.indianhillsky.org) and under CONTENTS visit "Photo Gallery" to observe photos of past parades.

Councilman Joel Deming is to be thanked, along with families of Abby Jackson, Kelly Seiler, Kristi Levenhagan, Libby Berryman and Bradley Strange, who do all of the work for which Joel takes credit.

FINANCES

At our May Council Meeting we had the first reading of our 2011-2012 Budget, beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012. Once again we are happy to report that we are operating on a balanced budget. We have not raised our tax rate since the merger of our 4 cities in 1999 and have an ample rainy day fund to cover any unforeseen emergencies in our City. In this economy and with the events taking place both nationally and internationally, we are very fortunate to be in such good financial shape

The second reading will take place at our Council meeting of June 16 and once approved will be published in the Courier-Journal and will be available on our Indian Hills web site.

A special thanks to our Councilman Lyle Spalding, whom we affectionately call our Doctor of Dollars. We also give special thanks to Robin Roberts, our CPA who provides us with an extra set of eyes to process all the numbers work so that we operate in a prudent manner.

GARBAGE

A reminder that yard waste and recyclables are picked up every Wednesday, as is our garbage. Please remember to set out your yard waste and recyclables either on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. Our garbage collection starts at 6:00 a.m. Random placing of yard waste and recyclable items on the street several days before pickup creates an eyesore for our City and your neighbors. As always, garbage is collected from the rear of the houses.

Recently we have had a number of complaints about individuals doing yard work on the weekend and setting the yard waste can out at the street where neighbors can view it until it is picked up the following Wednesday. Please be considerate, it is difficult to legislate "good taste."

And as we discuss yard waste, a reminder about mowing restrictions during the week. Please always be considerate of your neighbors. We ask that if you mow your own lawn not to mow after 6:00 p.m. and that you inform your professional lawn services not to mow after 6:00 p.m., and do not mow on Sundays. Please help us with this issue.

VISIBLE STREET ADDRESSES

Our emergency groups such as fire departments, police and EMS who service our community have asked that we have visible addresses on our residences in all areas of our City, especially in the western areas where the houses are numbered according to the original lot numbers. Please be sure that you have your address visible from the street.

IDENTITY THEFT

A reminder that recently in our City, outgoing mail has been stolen from an individual mail box, and an identity theft resulted. If you do not drop your outgoing mail in a registered U.S. mail drop box and instead put it is your home delivery box, you take the risk of having an ID theft.

Think about it. The recent theft was that someone's outgoing mail was taken out of his box and had in it his checking account numbers, signature and other account information which we normally do not want to have publicized.

COPS CORNER
By Chief Kelly Spratt

FIREWORKS

As we approach July, we obviously see an increase in the use of fireworks in the area. The St Matthews Fire Protection District recently passed an ordinance which limits the use of consumer fireworks (See below). Keep in mind that although the use of some fireworks is permissible, inappropriate use (time of day and/or frequency) can be considered disorderly conduct, and will be handled as such by the Police Department.

Consumer fireworks - Fireworks that are suitable for use by the public which are designed primarily to produce visible and audible effects by combustion, deflagration, detonation or ignition, and contain 50 mg or less of explosive composition and if an aerial device, contains 130 mg. or less of explosive composition which comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

CRIME ALERT

The Indian Hills Police Department is investigating a recent spike in thefts of copper gutters and downspouts from area homes. The suspects are driving either a red pickup truck or a red and silver 1995 Chevy pickup truck. At first glance, one may believe that suspects are doing hired_work for a homeowner. If you notice any suspicious behavior, please call 893-2677 or 911 immediately.

FINAL CENSUS REPORT

Attached to this newsletter is information provided to Indian Hills by the U.S. Census Bureau to inform us more than we ever want to know about our City. But we consider this a once-in-every-ten years event so we are providing it to you. As you can see, the women outnumber the men, and the median age is 49.6 years. Enjoy at leisure.

Census info - page 1

Census info - page 2

F.Y.I

  • An Entrance Update - Work on our entrances at Chenoweth Lane and Brownsboro and at Old Brownsboro and Brownsboro has begun after much delay. There will be some inconvenience, but should not be a prolonged process.
  • We mentioned at the beginning of this newsletter that our Independence Day Parade will be held on July 4 beginning at 10:30 a.m.
  • Our Octoberfest is planned for Sunday, October 2, rain or shine. More details will follow in our fall newsletter.
  • Indian Hills annual paper shredding is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m.. This has become a very popular annual event, courtesy of Wilson & Muir Bank.
  • LG&E is still tree trimming in our City which should help in lowering our electrical outages during storms.
  • Poplar Hill property - No significant change in this legal matter.
  • HAVE A GOOD SUMMER !!!!!!!!!!