Working Meeting for June 1st 2020

The City of Bellemeade Commission will be hosting its working meeting virtually on June 1st 2020. Residents are welcome to tune in and listen. If you have something you would like to bring up please email me in advance and I will see if we can make time for it.

I will post details for the meeting not less than 24 hours in advance on the Bellemeade City website.

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Road Repaving

I was alerted this morning by a helpful KTC employee, that also happens to be a resident, that the Whipps Mill road repaving is set to begin Monday May 18th.  We knew this was supposed to be done in the spring but this is the first I’ve seen a definite starting date for it.  They are repaving all the way from Shelbyville Rd to Gallant Fox Road (near the YMCA).  This is likely to impact the commute for some of our residents who go out the back of the city so be aware and plan accordingly.

On the same subject we are also moving forward with the repaving efforts for N Chadwick Road following the takeover of the road from Louisville Metro this spring.  We don’t have a definite starting date for this but we expect to have it in the coming weeks and anticipate this work being done before we get into summer.  We will do our best to keep everyone informed as this moves forward.

As always, email me with any questions and I will do my best to get answers!

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May 11th Commission Meeting details

The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Zoom.us. The Zoom meeting will be opened 5 minutes in advance at 6:55 and business will begin at 7:00.

The zoom meeting ID is 771 9006 7024.

To join the meeting point a web browser to zoom.us and click “Join a Meeting” in the top right corner. Then enter the meeting ID above ( 771 9006 7024 ) and click “Join.”

Reminder that only Commissioners and Officers will be allowed to speak during the meeting. If you have an issue you wish to discuss at the meeting reach out to myself or a Commissioner before the meeting so that one of us can raise the issue.

The agenda for the meeting is posted here.

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Commission Agenda – May 11th 2020

Due to the current state of emergency in KY this meeting will be held via telepresence over Zoom with details posted at bellemeade-ky.gov no less than 24 hours before the meeting.

Call To Order –

Approval of Minutes –

Reports –

Treasurer’s Report – Geri Huff

New Business –

Presentation and first reading of the 2020-21 Budget – Andrew Miller

First reading of an ordinance to establish commission meeting policy – Andrew Miller

Open discussion of proposed meeting rules – James Martin

Adjournment – 

The next working meeting is scheduled for June 1st 2020.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for June 8th 2020.

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Regular meeting for May 2020

The Regular Bellemeade Commission meeting for May 2020 will be held via Zoom. The details for the meeting will be posted here no less than 24 hours before the meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 7PM on Monday the 11th.

The agenda will be posted shortly and includes the first reading of the 2020-21 City Budget. The tax ordinance will not be read at this meeting and will be done at a later date.

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Monday May 4th Working Meeting

The Monday May 4th Commission Working Meeting will be held at 7PM on the Zoom telepresence platform. The meeting will be open to anyone who wishes to join but non-City Officials will not be allowed to speak. No final action is taken during working meetings as they are used for discussion and planning not for conducting business.

The Zoom Meeting ID is 797-7806-5133 and the link to join the meeting is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79778065133

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The Future of our City

I let our City Commission know this month that I will not be running for re-election as Mayor in the November elections. My wife has accepted her dream job as an attending NICU Physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital starting in August and we will be leaving Bellemeade late this summer. We bought our house here expecting this to be our forever home but sometimes life doesn’t work out exactly how you planned. I will miss this city and my neighbors greatly.

I also know we have other Commissioners who either do not plan to run again or who cannot run again for various reasons. The filing deadline is Tuesday June 2nd. Applications require filing out paperwork that can be obtained from the KY Secretary of State’s website  (the site has been running slow lately so be patient) or in-person at the Edison Center Jefferson County Board of Elections office.  I would call them to check their hours as I am not sure what they will be on any given day. Our City Clerk also has some copies available.  The paperwork involves some information about yourself, signatures from two other residents of the city and a $50 filing fee. I am happy to provide a signature for anyone who wants to run. 

The candidate requirements for a legislator (Commissioner) are as follows: Must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the city for not less than 1 year prior to his or her election, a qualified voter in the city, and shall reside in the city throughout his term of office.  

I know it feels like we have had a lot of turnover on the Commission lately.  None of this turnover is being caused by conflict or issues within the Commission as we have all gotten along very well for the last 4 years that I have been involved. It has just been a mixture of personal issues and life getting in the way. If we are not able to field a complete Government then it would fall to the remaining Commissioners to seriously consider dissolving the Bellemeade City Government and look into joining Louisville Metro or the City of Lyndon. Certainly we would still receive city services under those scenarios but we would lose a lot of our autonomy and would see much higher tax rates.

If you ever considered being involved in city government, now is the time to get involved.  If you want more information about what is involved in being a city commissioner then reach out to me.  I am happy to have a phone call or virtual meeting to discuss it in detail.  There is a very real possibility we will need to have four new Commissioners filed to run by June 2nd.

We still have a lot of work to get done this spring and summer including our 2020-21 budget.  At this point I anticipate our May meeting will be via telepresence again.  Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks.

Thank you
Mayor Andrew Miller

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April 13th Commission Meeting details

The meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Zoom.us. The Zoom meeting will be opened 5 minutes in advance at 6:55 and business will begin at 7:00.

The zoom meeting ID is 584-718-323.

To join the meeting point a web browser to zoom.us and click “Join a Meeting” in the top right corner. Then enter the meeting ID above (584-718-323) and click “Join.”

Reminder that only Commissioners and Officers will be allowed to speak during the meeting. If you have an issue you wish to discuss at the meeting reach out to myself or a Commissioner before the meeting so that one of us can raise the issue.

The agenda for the meeting is posted here.

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Commission Agenda – April 13th 2020

Due to the current state of emergency in KY this meeting will be held via telepresence over Zoom with details posted at bellemeade-ky.gov no less than 24 hours before the meeting.

City Of Bellemeade

Call To Order –

Approval of Minutes –

Reports –

Treasurer’s Report – Geri Huff

North Chadwick Road Repaving – Andrew Miller

Event Commissioner’s Report – Susan Jarl

New Business – 

None

Adjournment – 

The next working meeting is scheduled for May 4th 2020.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for April 11th 2020.

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April Regular Meeting

April’s Regular City Meeting will be held on Monday the 13th at 7PM. This will be an online only meeting with no in-person meeting place. All commissioners will be using telepresence for the meeting.

The meeting will be hosted on Zoom with the full details of the meeting ID and a link to join the meeting posted no less than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time. Check this website for the details.

The Commission Agenda is available here.

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