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

Your Mayor and City Council wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS and a HEALTHFUL NEW YEAR.

We have had another stellar year in Indian Hills. No major storms, no major cleanup. We have a lot for which to be thankful.

F.Y.I.

  • Board Change

    The Transition on our Board from Council woman Nancy Stablein's leaving and Chip Hancock's arrival has worked extremely well. While we miss Nancy Stablein, she is certainly still in our community and we are able to draw from her vast knowledge of the history of our City. Councilman Chip Hancock has been a resident of our City for many years and has certainly done a great job of becoming involved in the issues of Indian Hills.

  • Octoberfest

    This event was a HUGE SUCCESS with more participants than have ever attended before in the history of Indian Hills. There were more activities to be enjoyed by our residents. Your City Board worked hard to make this such a successful event.

    We extend special thanks to Jim Graven, our Public Works Director, who made it all happen with what seems to be such ease. He always does a great job and has new surprises for us each year.

    Also there is special thanks to Sashee Gaslin, who, as you may know, worked for Doll's market and catered the Octoberfest on her own for the first time. We think you will agree that the food was the best we have had.

    Sunday, October 7, 2012 should be marked on your calendars as Indian Hills' annual Octoberfest for the new year.

  • Shredding

    This event is not as popular as the Octoberfest, but is gaining popularity with each year. We continue to attract more residents, and this year's shredding consisted of over 4 tons of documents. Special thanks to Wilson Muir Bank, who not only came to us with this idea, but sponsors it for us each year. While we do not advertise in this newsletter, if you happen to use the services of this bank, please let them know that you live in Indian Hills.

  • Tax Bills

    Not nearly as popular as the first two events of F.Y.I., but certainly a necessity in our City, the tax bills were sent to homeowners in mid-October. In order to receive the 12-1/2% discount bills need to be paid by January 1, 2012.

    These bills are sent to the address as it appears with the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA), so if you have a mortgage company or someone besides yourself paying this bill, please be sure it is sent to the appropriate party.

  • Finances

    Discussion of tax bills prompts just a note from your Council indicating that Indian Hills is in great financial shape, always operating within our budget and have a very adequate rainy day fund to handle emergencies. We extend a special thanks to Councilman Lyle Spalding, who oversees our finances and to Robin Roberts, our Accountant, who gives us good direction.

ENTRANCES

As of the writing of this newsletter, our entrances at Old Brownsboro Road at Highland Cleaners and at Chenoweth Lane have been repaved. All the signage and directive arrows will be installed at these entrances. As soon as this takes place, we will rigorously enforce the right turn in and the right turn out at the Highland Cleaners, so please make your left turns onto Brownsboro Road at the turn light at Chenoweth Lane.

ATTACHMENTS

Garbage Collection and City Board Meeting Schedules: both of these items are attached to this newsletter. Eco-Tech Garbage Collection Schedule will identify holiday collection dates for 2012. Indian Hills Council Meeting Schedule will list the Board meeting dates for the new year. We always meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Louisville Boat Club at 6:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome, and are given the privilege of the floor at the beginning of each meeting.

METRO COUNCIL REDISTRICTING

Probably you have read in the Courier-Journal that as a result of the 2010 Census the Metro Districts have been redrawn. We are pleased that Indian Hills has not been affected by this change. We are still represented by Councilman Ken Fleming (District 7) on the west side of our City from Blankenbaker Lane west and Councilman Kelly Downard (District 16) from Blankenbaker Lane east. These two gentlemen do a good job of representing us and have been most responsive and helpful to anything that we have asked them to do. You may already know that Councilman Fleming has been instrumental in the improvements to the City entrances, for which we thank him.

POPLAR HILL PROPERTY

We reported in the fall, 2011, Newsletter that a homeowner is attempting to develop 10 plus acres on the east side of Blankenbaker Lane at Poplar Hill Road and build 12 homes on land where there are currently only two homes. The Metro Zoning Commission approved the development and a nearby property owner, joined by the City, appealed the Planning Commission's ruling to the Jefferson Circuit Court. The Jefferson Circuit Court found that the Planning Commission acted within its authority and denied our appeal. The homeowner and the City have appealed to the Court of Appeals of Kentucky. Appeals in civil cases are drawn out affairs, and this case is no exception. It will probably be at least another six months, and possibly longer, before the Court of Appeals rules on this case.

COPS CORNER
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.

At home:

  • 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 your 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 burglary)
  • If parking outside, park your vehicle near an exterior light of your home

If you haven't 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 safe and prosperous 2012!!!!


ECO-TECH

RESIDENTIAL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2012

NEW YEARS DAY - Sunday January 1st - NO CHANGE IN PICK UP
MEMORIAL DAY - Monday, May 28th - Will be one day late, on Thursday
INDEPENDENCE DAY-Wednesday, July 4th-Will be one day late, on Thursday
LABOR DAY - Monday, September 3rd - Will be one day late, on Thursday
THANKSGIVING DAY-Thursday, November 22 -NO CHANGE IN PICK UP
CHRISTMAS DAY - Tuesday, December 25th - Will be one day late, on Thursday


CITY OF INDIAN HILLS
2012 MEETING SCHEDULE
6 P.M. LOUISVILLE BOAT CLUB
THIRD THURSDAY EACH MONTH

JANUARY 19, 2012

FEBRUARY 16, 2012

MARCH 15, 2012

APRIL 19, 2012

MAY 17, 2012

JUNE 21, 2012

JULY 19, 2012

AUGUST 16, 2012

SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

OCTOBER 18, 2012

NOVEMBER 15, 2012

DECEMBER 20, 2012