Public Safety

 

Dog Leashes

Please remember to keep your dogs on a leash when walking in the neighborhood. Almost all of you do this already. Leashes are required by law and also show consideration for your fellow neighbors who may be afraid of dogs.

Open Fires 

I’ve received two complaints regarding open bonfires recently. In response, I sent a letter to the homeowner in question. Please be aware of the following:
1) Recreational fires on the ground (and not contained in an acceptable fire pit or fireplace) require a permit.
2) Although recreational fires in acceptable pits are generally allowed without a permit, state fire code requires fire pits to be located at least 50 feet from buildings, property lines, and combustible materials.
3) Fires should be no more than 3 feet wide by 3 feet long by 3 feet high.
You may use Louisville Metro’s website to report an open fire if you believe such a report is warranted:
Click on “Report Issues” and you click “Report Online Now” and there is a specific section for “Open Burn” under the Environmental Tab.
 
You can also dial 311 to report an open fire to Louisville Metro.
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns regarding open fires. 
 
James Martin, Commissioner for Public Safety
(502) 489 – 0827
james.martin@bellemeade-ky.gov

Public Safety – Coronavirus Information

As the Commissioner for Public Safety, I appreciate Governor Beshear’s leadership in the Coronavirus response and keeping us all calm and informed.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) has created an online resource which contains an updated situational summary on COVID-19. A link to that the website can be found here:

Criminal Activity – Report to Louisville Metro Police Department

A picture or video on a smart phone would be very useful to an officer investigating suspicious or suspected criminal activity.

Law Enforcement and Police Protection:  Neighborhood Security and Asset Protection officers (off-duty LMPD officers) are employed by Bellemeade ONLY for a certain numbers of hours each month to augment the services provided by Louisville Jefferson County Metropolitan Government.  They are not on-call for Bellemeade.  The City of Bellemeade is under the law enforcement jurisdiction of Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD).  We are served by LMPD Division 8, 200 Juneau Drive, 40243; phone 503-574-2258, FAX 502-245-1249.  911 – Please immediately report all suspicious behavior and suspected or known criminal activity to Louisville Metro Police Department by calling 911.  You can call 502-574-2111 Option 5 with as much detail as you can provide to file a delayed report.

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911 – Please immediately report all suspicious behavior and suspected or known criminal activity to Louisville Metro Police Department by calling 911.  You can call 502-574-2111 Option 5 with as much detail as you can provide to file a delayed report.

Public Safety for Bellemeade is overseen by Commissioner James N. Martin.

SNOW REMOVAL POLICY:  Bellemeade has a contract for Bellemeade streets to be plowed when accumulation is in excess of three inches with other factors considered such as an accumulation of ice under the snow.  In the latter case, removal of the snow down to the ice will make the street even more hazardous.  North Chadwick Road, Wood Road, and Whipps Mill Roads are not maintained by Bellemeade.  They are maintained by Metro or Lyndon.  The Public Safety Commissioner and the Public Works Commissioner jointly recommend if the plows need to be called in and will use their judgement to determine when hazardous or special circumstances exist as part of their recommendation.