** Our Mayor… **
It is with tremendous sadness that I must tell everyone that our Mayor, John W Miller, passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind a legacy in the City of Bellemeade that will be hard for the rest of us to live up to. He served on the Bellemeade Commission for 7 years. He was a mentor to everyone on the Commission and continued to serve the city for as long as he was physically able. His guidance and leadership will be greatly missed.
On a more personal note, I considered John a dear friend and he has done more to inspire my civic participation than any one else. John had a way of taking a complicated problem and breaking it down to its simplest pieces. He pushed me out of my comfort zone by setting a high standard and then just waiting for me to match it. I miss him tremendously. Ralph Waldo Emmerson, in the last work he published, wrote “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” John lived with more depth than anyone I’ve known.
We will let everyone know when funeral arrangements have been made for anyone who wishes to pay their respects.
As a result, the January Meeting will be adjourned from its regular location and resumed at 7PM at the NE Regional Library in the Purple Meeting Room. If you wish to attend the meeting, that is where you should go. No business will be conducted before the meeting resumes at 7PM at the NE Regional Library. the NE Regional Library is located at 15 Bellevoir Cir, Louisville, KY 40223.
On Sunday October 27th from approximately 5:00 – 5:15 PM parts of Bellemeade Rd and Woodcleft Road will be blocked for the Halloween Parade. Please see the events page for details.
**********NOTICE: Bellemeade City Commission shall conduct a Special Called Meeting at 107 North Chadwick Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40223, on September 16, 2019, at 6:00 pm for sole purpose of First Reading of a proposed change to the 2019 Tax Ordinance amending due and past due dates. The Order of Business shall be devoted entirely to reading a proposed amendment into the Record without discussion at that time.
CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY
ORDINANCE NO. 2019 –
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2019 – 7 ADOPTING THE JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT FOR THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY, AND THE LEVYING OF AN AD VALOREM TAX THEREON FOR CITY PURPOSES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR JANUARY 1, 2019 TO DECEMBER 31, 2019.
WHEREAS, the Commission of the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky is authorized and empowered to legislate as necessary and proper for the good of the City.
WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the City of Bellemeade is authorized for city tax purposes, to fix the tax levy and the due dates to levy and collect said taxes.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE:
That Ordinance Number 2019 – 7, be amended to read
CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY
ORDINANCE NO. 2019 – 7
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT FOR THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY, AND THE LEVYING OF AN AD VALOREM TAX THEREON FOR CITY PURPOSES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR JANUARY 1, 2019 TO DECEMBER 31, 2019.
Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the City of Bellemeade is authorized for city tax purposes, to fix the tax levy and the due dates to levy and collect said taxes.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE:
Section 1. January 1, 2019, is hereby set as the assessment date for all property subject to city taxation within the boundaries for the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky.
Section 2. The county assessment of the property situated within the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky, is hereby adopted as the City assessment for City and such ad valorem taxes as apply for the calendar year January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
Section 3. The City Clerk is directed to obtain a true copy of the county assessment of property within the corporate limits of Bellemeade and cause tax bills to be made out therefrom and mail same in the month of September to coincide approximately with the tax bill schedule of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Each bill shall show lot, total assessment of the real property and improvements, the name of the supposed owner, the ad valorem tax rate, and the total tax bill amount.
Section 4. Upon delivery of such bills, the City Treasurer of Bellemeade shall have the responsibility of supervising the collection of same. Collection of delinquent taxes shall be made in the manner prescribed by law.
Section 5. The proceeds of such taxes are to be used for the general operation purposes of the City.
Section 6. The ad valorem tax rate for the calendar year 2019 shall be and is hereby fixed at seven and one tenth (7.1) cents per $100.00 valuation of the property as assessed for taxation. Full amount of said tax shall be due December 1, 2019 and payable as follows:
- Prior to December 1, 2019: Face amount of bill less discount of two percent (2%)
- December 1, 2019 through (January 12, 2020) (December 31, 2019): Face amount of bill
- (January 13, 2020) (January 1, 2020) through (February 12, 2020) (January 31, 2020): Face amount of bill plus penalty of 5%
- After (February 12, 2020) (January 31, 2020): Face amount of bill plus penalty of 10%, plus interest at the rate of 12% per annum from February 1, 2020, until paid.
Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect from and after passage by the City Commissioners and publication as required by law.
First Reading this 16th day of September, 2019.
Second Reading 17th day of September, in the year 2019
JOHN W MILLER, Mayor Patricia Scott, City Clerk
Stephen Porter, City Attorney
**********NOTICE: Bellemeade City Commission shall conduct a Special Called Meeting at 107 North Chadwick Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40223, on September 17, 2019, at 6:00 pm for sole purpose of Second Reading of a proposed change to the 2019 Tax Ordinance amending due and past due dates. The Order of Business shall be devoted entirely to Second Reading, adoption, amendment or rejection of the proposed amendment.
************* NOTICE: The 2019 Bellemeade Tax Ordinance shall be presented for Second Reading and Public Hearing on September 9, 2019 in Regular Monthly Meeting. City Commission Regular Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the Second Monday of each month at Louisville Jefferson County Metro Northeast Regional Library, 15 Bellevoir Circle, Louisville, Kentucky 40223.
******* City Commission of Bellemeade, Kentucky, Regular Monthly Meetings are open to the public at 7:00 pm 0f the Second Monday of each month at Louisville Jefferson County Metro Northeast Regional Library, 15 Bellevoir Circle, Louisville, Kentucky 40223.
********Yard sale: August 17 – Rain date: August 24
*******NOTICE: In Special Called Meeting on June 21, 2019, the City Commission of Bellemeade, Kentucky, voted to move the location for Regular Monthly Meetings to Louisville Jefferson County Metro Northeast Regional Library, 15 Bellevoir Circle, Louisville, Kentucky 40223. Meetings shall continue to be open to the public at 7:00 pm on the Second Monday of each month.*
****** Yard waste collection: Rumpke is NOT obligated to pick up overweight containers, containers with debris sticking out two feet above the top of the container, and numerous containers per residence. Construction materials and torn out shrubbery left behind by commercial contractors should NOT be placed out for collection. We have a good contract with Rumpke and, unlike Metro and some other cities, we collect all waste every week rather than every other week or once a month. Let’s not abuse that contract and force Rumpke to abide by the letter of the contract. Thank you.
************STREET PARKING: Metro Ordinance states that vehicles parked on a street in a residential area must be parked in the direction of travel on that side of the street with all four wheels on the pavement within six inches of the edge of the pavement. Do NOT park on the grass. Vehicle may not park or idle within thirty feet of a stop sign or within four feet of a driveway. O
*******YOUR ATTENTION IS NEEDED: Please do not dump debris,and yard waste into the drainage ditch west of the even numbered houses on South Hampton Road. This is not acceptable; it is a public health and safety issue in addition to creating a flooding problem.
********Recycle, trash, and yard waste are collected by Rumpke under the terms of a municipal contractual agreement with the City of Bellemeade (This is NOT a Metro service.). Please report any problems with collection immediately by phone call to the Mayor, City of Bellemeade, 502-439-1519. The mayor has a direct line to Rumpke. Collection is every Tuesday with the following holiday adjustments:
********The Agenda for the regular City Commission meeting shall be posted on this website one week prior to the meeting. If you want something considered by the Commission, please contact a Commissioner or email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
********Metro Ordinances pertaining to unlicensed vehicles, over-sized vehicles, dual rear axle vehicles, trailers, RV’s, and inoperable vehicles apply to Bellemeade. Parking those type vehicles in residential areas is prohibited by Metro ordinance. Small non-motorized trailers are allowed, but must be parked to the rear of the facade of the house. Violation of the ordinance can result in civil court action, impoundment of the vehicle(s), and a large fine. It is the responsibility of the property owner to abide by the ordinance regardless of who owns the vehicle(s). Call MetroCall (311) with complaints / violation reports.