Special Meeting to Appoint a New Mayor

As many of you have heard, our Mayor, John W Miller, passed away recently. His leadership on the Commission is dearly missed. The Commission, pursuant to KRS 83A.040, has 30 days to appoint a new Mayor. The appointed Mayor will serve until November of 2020 when we are able to have an election for a new Mayor. At that time, the newly elected Mayor will serve the remaining two years of the current Mayoral term, and a new election will occur as normal, in 2022.

The new Mayor will be appointed in a special meeting on January 27th at 7:00 PM in the NE Regional Library at 15 Bellevoir Cir, Louisville, KY 40223. The meeting will be held in the “Kitchen” room.

Anyone wishing to be considered for the position should arrive before the meeting begins and sign-up to speak and be considered.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a qualified voter in Bellemeade, a current Bellemeade resident and have been a Bellemeade resident for at least one year. Current Commissioners will also be considered for the position. This is a special meeting and no other business will be conducted

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Arrangements for John W Miller

There will be a visitation for our Mayor, John W Miller, at 12:00 PM on Saturday January 18th at Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church.  The service will follow at 1:00 PM.  John’s family has extended the invitation to the residents of Bellemeade who would like to attend.  

The full obituary can be found here.

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Commission Agenda for January 13th 2020

Call to Order

Presentation of Minutes for Approval – City Clerk Patrica Scott


Treasurer’s Report – City Treasurer Geri Huff

General Government Report – Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Miller.

Unfinished Business


New Business 

Second Reading and Vote “Regular Meeting Protocol for Presentation of Proposed Legislation and the Records and Minutes Thereof.”

Second Reading and Vote “An Ordinance to Codify the Bellemeade City Ordinances.”

First Reading “2020 Property Tax Ordinance.”

Citizen Concerns


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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.

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