City of Bellemeade
The City of Bellemeade: A History
In the early 1950’s, two bedroom communities were growing up together along Shelbyville Road. They were Bellemeade and Moorgate, and both had neighborhood associations.
On September 24, 1956, Bellemeade petitioned the Commonwealth of Kentucky to become the sixth class City of Bellemeade. The legislature voted to approve and the Governor signed it into law. It soon began to annex areas from the west border of Moorgate to Wood Road.
The Moorgate neighborhood association began to feel the threat of being annexed by Lyndon or Hurstborne so they worked out an agreement to join Bellemeade but kept the Moorgate identity as a neighborhood. On December 1, 1973, Moorgate was annexed by Bellemeade.
By April 1976, the present boundaries of the City of Bellemeade were completed with the annexation of homes along Wood Road and Whipps Mill Road.
2010 Census Information
As of the census of 2010, there were 865 people and 412 households, residing in the city. The population density was 3,065.8 people per square mile (1,201.1/km²). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 1,517.1/sq mi (594.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.51% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.11% Asian, 0.57% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races.
There were 412 households out of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.58.
In the city the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 34.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 82.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $54,375, and the median income for a family was $66,477. Males had a median income of $48,269 versus $32,031 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,651. About 1.4% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
Home Rule Class City Government
The City of Bellemeade is now a “Home Rule Class” city Commission with a Mayor and and four Commissioners. The mayor is the presiding officer who can make motions and vote. The Commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 PM in the city hall of Lyndon. It is an open meeting, and citizens are invited to attend and speak to issues.
The 2016 Property Tax is 7.5 cents per hundred dollars valuation.
Garbage, Yard Waste, and Re-cycle are picked up on Tuesdays except when Monday or Tuesday is a major holiday. Then it is picked up on Wednesday. NOTE: Re-Cycle is now picked up every other week.
You may sit your garbage, yard waste, and re-cycle by the street the night before pickup and then move the empty containers out of sight the night of the pickup.