Following is the text from the Winter, 2015-16, City of Indian Hills Newsletter:

SHREDDING & E-CYCLE EVENT

Thanks to Councilman Chip Hancock, an Officer of Republic Bank, the bank will once again sponsor a recycling event for the residents of Indian Hills. It will be Saturday, March 26, 2016, from 9-11 a.m. Note that the location has been changed to Dunn Elementary School which is located at 2010 Rudy Lane. Please see the attached flyer for details regards what items will be accepted, and take special note of the restriction to include only personal items. Some of the difficulties we experienced in past events resulted from the inclusion of volumes of documents and materials from residents’ businesses.

COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

Our thanks go out to Councilman David Kraft who recently resigned from the Council to better to attend to family needs. David provided valuable input and he will be missed. Per state law, the Council has activated a search committee in order to identify a replacement to fill the remainder of his now vacant term.

TAXES

Once again the City is in an enviable position with few tax assessments in arrears, having only 10 land parcels for which 2015 property taxes are now past due. Per our taxing ordinance, these unpaid amounts will be assessed a 10% penalty and 1 1/2% per month interest until paid. The City appreciates the good citizenship of the overwhelming majority of our residents and property owners who pay their taxes in a timely manner. In doing so, you serve yourself and your neighbors.

POPLAR HILL PLACE SUBDIVISION

You will recall that in 2013 the Kentucky Court of Appeals affirmed the Jefferson Circuit Court's decision in favor of the Louisville Metro Planning Commission's approval of this development on the Turner property at Blankenbaker Lane and Poplar Hill Road. The developers are now moving forward on this project and, once the necessary bonding requirements are satisfied, expect that site development work will begin sometime this year.

ORDINANCE 15-04

At the January, 2016, meeting, the council approved Ordinance 15-04 which set the security deposit for new home construction to $7,500 and for swimming pool construction to $3,500. The city's experience with increasing construction and restoration costs indicated that these amounts were more appropriate to ensure that such projects are completed in a proper and timely manner. Note that these amounts are refunded in full when the permitted construction work is completed in accordance with the approved plans, and any applicable restoration work on adjacent properties is also completed.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

The last available extension to our contract with Eco-Tech expires at the end of this fiscal year and so, as required by state law, we will be rebidding this contract in the next few months.

MSD AGREEMENTS

ARROWHEAD ROAD DRAINAGE
Great thanks go out to resident Larry Sloan who has been on top of this issue of late on our behalf with MSD. Larry reports that MSD will be putting out bids for improvement work within the next two weeks and will be requesting expeditious responses. MSD’s intent is to have the work completed by the end of March “before the April rains come”.

The planned project will take 3 to 5 days and will require closure of the road during this time as the existing single pipe culvert will be replaced with two pipes. The project includes additional work items but this is the single biggest item. Final grading and grass planting will not be completed until after the spring rains subside.

Residents in this area will be notified of dates for this work when they are finalized.

GOOGLE FIBER

In the January, 2016, meeting the Council approved a resolution authorizing an Interlocal Agreement that provides for Metro Louisville government to manage the bidding process for all cities in Jefferson County. This agreement allows Metro to address only ministerial aspects, not legislative aspects, i.e., the City retains authority over approval for Indian Hills of any agreement that might be reached. This was seen as necessary to secure Jefferson County's ability to deal with Google on this possible undertaking as Google was reluctant to consider an area in which they'd have to deal individually with multiple government jurisdictions.

COP’S CORNER
By Chief Kelly Spratt

PHONE SCAM

There have been several recent reports of residents receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The caller states that the resident has a warrant for their arrest, either due to a missed court date for a violation or missing jury duty. The caller requests bank or credit card information to post bond so that the resident does not get arrested. The caller may have personal information (maiden name, address, place of employment), but that information can be found by searching the internet.

If you receive one of these phone calls, hang up immediately, or don’t return a call based on a voicemail message. Members of law enforcement will never call you in reference to an outstanding warrant, and will never request bank or credit card information from you. Do not be fooled by any information the caller gives, or even by the caller ID information, as it can be “spoofed” to appear legitimate.

COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE 2016

The City Council's regularly scheduled meetings are at 6:00 PM on the third Thursday of every month at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Road. Dates for 2016 are:

January 21
February 18
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15
Note that this schedule is also posted on our website.

ECHO-TECH REMAINING 2016 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Memorial Day. Monday, May 30, 2016. Service for this week will be on Thursday, June 2nd.

Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016. Service for this week will be on Thursday, July 7th.

Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2015. Service for this week will be on Thursday, September 8th.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2016. Service for this week will be on Wednesday, November 25th.

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2016. Service for this week will be on Wednesday, December 28th.

New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1, 2017. Service for this week will be on Wednesday, January 4th.

Note that this schedule is also posted on our website.