Another year almost over, and what a good year it has been for the City of Indian Hills. No major storms, no massive cleanup, and the City seems to have recovered from the storms of 2009.
YOUR MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL WISH ALL OF YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HEALTHFUL NEW YEAR.
The results are in, and all of our incumbents have been reelected. As your Mayor, I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with them for another term. This group works well together, and because of their dedication we all enjoy an outstanding community in which to live.
Our 26th annual Octoberfest was very successful. The food and camaraderie could not have been better. The weather cooperated, and much thanks to our Board, our City Clerk, Betty Guelich and our Public Works Director Tim Graven, who all did outstanding work to make this such a successful event.
We want to thank Wilson Muir Bank on St. Matthews Avenue for once again sponsoring our what-has-become annual shredding event. A record number of residents used this service to destroy approximately 3-1/2 tons of documents.
- Tax Bills
Tax bills have been sent to homeowners and were mailed early in October. Just a reminder that the due date for the discount of 12-1/2% is by January 1, 2011, and after February 1 taxes are considered delinquent. One interesting note is that the City has one delinquency for 2009 taxes and no other delinquencies for prior years.
Our finances continue to be in excellent shape and and we always operate within our budget. An item that cannot be totally budgeted in snow removal, but we do have a rainy-day fund to handle anything unforeseen.
Councilman Lyle Spalding does an outstanding job of overseeing the finances.
- Garbage Collection
Eco Tech continues to do a good job for us and their holiday schedule for 2011 is attached to this newsletter.
Christmas trees will be picked up on any of the regular garbage collection days.
For those of you who have a yard waste pickup contract, this season will end on December 31. It will begin again on March 1, 2011 for those of you who care to subscribe.
- Christmas Decorations
You may have noticed that we have enhanced the Christmas decorations throughout the City and if you are pleased with them, be sure to thank Councilwoman Bukowski for her ideas and input and Public Works Director Jim Graven for help with the execution of the plan.
- Panera Bread is due to open in mid-December and should be a great asset to the development at Rudy Lane and US 42.
- Azalea Property - No update at this time.
- The property at the southwest corner of Rudy Lane and US 42 that has been such an eyesore to us over the last few years has been purchased by the City of Windy Hills and the cleanup measures which are much appreciated. Windy Hills is in the process of entertaining ideas for this property that the city can use.
- We understand that the vacant space at the triangle on the northwest corner of Chenoweth Lane and Brownsboro Road where the Rite Aid and PNC Bank are currently located has been leased to a real estate office. We think this will vastly improve the looks of this area.
- LG&E and MSD
Both utilities continue to work in our City. MSD is working on some major drainage projects, and LG&E continues to trim trees and replace gas mains. These two companies have been great to work with, and are doing an excellent job of restoration once they complete their work.
- City Meetings for 2011
Finally, attached to this newsletter is a schedule of the City meetings for 2011. We generally meet on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Louisville Boat Club, and these are all open meetings that anyone can attend. We take pride in the fact that we have no separate caucus meetings, and that all of the business of our City is conducted and approved at these monthly meetings.
By Chief Kelly W. Spratt
During the holiday season, it is typical for our area to see an increase in certain crimes, such as car break-ins and residential burglaries. Although it is always important to follow the tips listed below, it may be more so during this time. Criminals will take every advantage available; therefore we must make it as difficult as possible.
Use your burglar alarm system while you are away and when
you are in for the night
Make sure all doors and windows are locked
Leave an interior light on while you are out for the evening
Use exterior lighting at night
If you are going out of town, request a house watch from the
Indian Hills Police.
In your vehicle:
Make sure the doors are locked at all times
Remove any valuables (purse, briefcase, cell phone, holiday
gifts), or secure them in your trunk
Secure your garage door openers (to prevent residential
If parking outside, park your vehicle near an exterior light of
If you have not done so already, please enroll in the
Department's Crime Alert System by visiting our website
(http://www.ihpd.org) and clicking on the "Crime Alert" tab.
HAVE A WONDERFUL 2011 !!!!!!!!!
CITY OF INDIAN HILLS
2011 MEETING SCHEDULE
6 P.M. LOUISVILLE BOAT CLUB
THIRD THURSDAY EACH MONTH
JANUARY 20, 2011
*FEBRUARY 10, 2011 * Special Meeting
MARCH 17, 2011
APRIL 21, 2011
MAY 19, 2011
JUNE 16, 2011
JULY 21, 2011
AUGUST 18, 2011
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
OCTOBER 20, 2011
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
DECEMBER 15, 2011
ECO-TECH RESIDENTIAL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2011
NEW YEARS DAY - Saturday, January 1st - Will pick up normal schedule the week before and normal schedule the week after. NO CHANGE IN PICK UP
MEMORIAL DAY- Monday, May 30th - Will be on a 1 day delay schedule picking up Tuesday to Saturday
INDEPENDENCE DAY - Monday, July 4th - Will be on a 1 day delay schedule picking up Tuesday to Saturday
LABOR DAY- Monday, September 5th - Will be on a 1 day delay schedule picking up Tuesday to Saturday
THANKSGIVING DAY-Thursday, November 24-Will pick up Thursday's route on Friday and Friday's route on Saturday.
CHRISTMAS DAY, Sunday, December 25th - Will run normal schedule the week before and the week after. NO CHANGE OR DELAY IN PICK UP
Corrected from printed newsletter