Following is the text from the Winter, 2014, City of Indian Hills Newsletter:
As 2014 comes to an end we wish all of you and your Families a very Happy Holiday Season and a safe and health filled New Year.
2014 has been a good year for our City and we end the year with a feeling of accomplishment, having been able to have our July 4th Parade and our Octoberfest this year without any weather issues. If you remember, both of these events were rained out last year.
A word about this year. We think it was the largest picnic in the almost 30 years that we have hosted this event and of course the weather is a huge factor. This year our Public Works Director, Jim Graven, "Pulled out all of the stops". We had many venues for our young people including a mini-zoo. Thanks to Jim for the great work. You might want to mark your calendar for the 2015 Octoberfest which will be on Sunday, October 4, 2015.
CITY ELECTION RESULTS
In the November election all nine of your City Councilmen and Mayor were re-elected. The Council Members were elected for two years and the Mayor for four years. Thanks to all who voted.
Metro Council - Race
In the November election a new Metro Council - Person representing our City was elected. Her name is Angela Leet and she replaces Ken Fleming who decided not to run for re-election. Our City is divided between two Metro Council Districts, District 7 which is roughly the part of our City west of Blankenbaker Lane and District 16 east of Blankenbaker Lane. Kelly Downard is our Representative for District 16 and was not up for reelection this year. We have an excellent relationship with both Kelly Downard and Ken Fleming.
They have both been very responsive to any requests that we have had of Metro and it's been a pleasure to work with them. We look forward to the same relationship with Angela Leet who attended two of our City Council meetings during her campaign. She has excellent credentials, is very active in many organizations, and we are sure she will be a great asset to the Metro Council. As for Ken Fleming, we thank him for always being there for us, we will miss him and we wish him only the best for the future.
Speaking of Leaving
We regret that our longtime City Clerk and great friend of the City, Betty Guelich, has decided to retire. Betty has been involved with our City for many years, probably thirty or more. She remembers the Indians! Several years ago after the death of her husband Bruce, Betty moved out of the City but asked if she could stay involved and we were delighted. Betty was always a delight to work with and never seemed to have a bad day. She knew a lot of the City's history and was a great resource. We will miss her but wish her well. A GREAT LADY!
Just a friendly reminder once again that tax bills were mailed mid-October and are due by January 1, 2015 in order to get the 12 % discount. After January 1, until February 1, the face amount of the bill is due, and after February 1, 2015, a 10% penalty and interest applies.
We completed our second round of paving this fall and are very pleased with the outcome. We received many compliments. This spring we will identify additional areas that might need attention. As always, if you see a pot hole or other areas that need work please let us know.
Shredding & E-Cycle Event
Thanks to Councilman Chip Hancock, an Officer of Republic Bank, the bank will once again this year sponsor our Indian Hills Shredding Event. It will be March 14, 2014, from 9-11 a.m. Chip has prepared the attachment to this letter which outlines what the shredding company and E-Cycle Company will take. Please read it carefully.
In addition to the shredding information, there is information on our City Council Meeting Schedule for 2015 and the Holiday Schedule for our sanitation company - Eco -Tech.
The Indian Hills Police Department has had success with our crime alert e-mail list which was created several years ago. This feature has allowed us to share crime and important information with the communities we serve. To improve upon that communication, we have created the Twitter account of @ihpdky to share crime information, department news, and relevant information to its subscribers. The account will only follow local news organizations and government agencies, but we encourage everyone to follow us and share the information passed along from the account.
Rudy Lane Fountain
In the last several Newsletters we have talked about the Fountain beinž demolished. In this Newsletter we want to again tell you the Fountain will come down. But we want to have the plan for its replacement finalized before we begin
ECO-TECH RESIDENTIAL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2015
NEW YEARS DAY - Thursday January 1st - no change in pickup
CITY OF INDIAN HILLS
2015 MEETING SCHEDULE
6 P.M. LOUISVILLE BOAT CLUB
THIRD THURSDAY EACH MONTH
JANUARY 15, 2015