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Leaf Pickup

Proposed Curbside Leaf Pickup

The Woodlawn Park City Council recently researched the possibility of implementing curbside leaf pickup in the city. After weighting all the pros and cons the Council decided that due to the logistics, timing, along with financial considerations it was best to table until next year. 

History of Woodlawn Park

HISTORY OF WOODLAWN PARK

Once our area thundered with the sounds of horses' hooves. Crowds of people called their favorite horses on to victory. Our city of Woodlawn Park was the site of the world famous Woodlawn Race Course!

The earliest history of the area is rather vague. A Jefferson County land grants map shows the Woodlawn Park included in a grant to Col. William Christian, I.W. Blagg and William Bradley dated June 7, 1774; also, however, it has been said to have been given to a Col. Grey by the king of England. Col. Grey is said to have lost it by gambling.

The property later was purchased by several gentlemen, who started Woodlawn Race Course and the Woodlawn Association in 1858. They subscribed for a total of 50,000 in stock. The first Woodlawn races were held in the fall of 1859.

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Fence & Building Permits

        CONTACT:
       
City Councilperson Scott Horn
       
(Fence and Building Permits)
        Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
        6865 Green Meadow Circle
        Phone: 502-817-9125

Fencing FAQ's

Do I need a fence permit if I am replacing an existing fence?

Yes, per Section 2 Paragraph A, any person desiring to construct a fence, boundary or privacy area screen shall submit their request to the person responsible for issuing fence permits.

How do I know who that I submit a fence permit request to?

The WP newsletter, which is emailed monthly to the distribution list for the city and mailed once a year, (fall) lists the person identified for this process. The city website www.woodlawnpark.com also provides the contact person. You can also contact the city at 895-6620 or the city clerk at 899-9749.

What happens if I neglect to get a permit and I have completed the fence project?

Per Section 4, you are in violation of the Ordinance and can be fined. Fines for uncontested violations are $25 for the 1st offense, $50 for the 2nd offense and all others are $100. Fines for contested violations are $75 for the 1st offense, $150 for the 2nd and all others are $300. Continuing violations shall be considered a separate offense for each day the violation continues following a Code Enforcement Board Order.

Steps for correcting the infraction:  

- Send a $10.00 check to the City of Woodlawn Park with a permit request and fence design drawing immediately to avoid being turned over to the Code Enforcement Board. Provided that the fence design is in compliance, the permit may be provided without further action.

- If the fence is not in compliance, a variance can be requested of the council at a regularly scheduled council meeting. It should be noted that the council has 30 days to review the request. If the variance is not granted, the matter is turned over to the Code Enforcement Board and the property owner is directed as to the modifications and allotted timeframe required to get the fence into compliance. If this timeframe passes without corrective action, fines are imposed.  

How long does it take to get a fence permit issued?

- Per Section 2, paragraph A, a fence permit will be issued within 30 days after receipt of the $10.00 fee, permit request, and concise fence drawing, and if it is determined that the request is in compliance with the provisions of the fence ordinance. The construction permit will be issued to the applicant and signed by both parties. A copy is kept for WP records.

- If the request is not in compliance with the provisions of the fence ordinance, the applicant will not be granted a permit.

What if the permit request is not granted because the design is not in compliance with the fence ordinance?

Per Section 2, Paragraph E, the applicant has the opportunity to submit their request in front of the council for a possible variance. The council will make a decision no later than the following council meeting.

What happens if I built a fence on an existing easement?

Per Section 2, Paragraph C, the fence will need to be removed immediately upon request of the city or owner of the easement.

What happens if I built a privacy fence with the posts, supports and braces on the outside of the fence ?

Per Section 2, Paragraph B, the fence is not in compliance with the provisions of the ordinance and the fence must be modified to be in compliance in order to avoid fines.

How long is a fence permit valid?

Per Section 2, Paragraph F, the permit is valid for 60 days and may be renewed for an additional 60 days.

Does the permit cover disputes over property boundaries?

No, the ordinance governs fence design only; boundary disputes must be resolved between the property owners.

When was the fence ordinance first adopted?

The first fence ordinance was adopted in 1976. A fee was established in 1981.The ordinance was subsequently amended to permit enforcement by the Code Enforcement Board.

Door to Door Solicitors

Door to Door Solicitors

Although the City of Woodlawn Park has a NO Solicitation without a permit ordinance. Solicitors find their way into our city on occasion. If you encounter a solicitor without a Woodlawn Park permit (the cities DO NOT KNOCK LIST superedes a permit) remind them a permit is required and ask them to leave. Report the incident to Chief Heaton (439-6545).

Below are additional recomendations from LMPD 5th District should you encounter a solicitor legal or otherwise.
  Although most of these solicitors are legitimate and associated with legitimate companies some are not.  We have already received some reports of door to door solicitors in 5th Division neighborhoods.   We have not associated any criminal incidents related to door to door solicitors but we did want to pass on these tips for your.

    • First and foremost do not let them into your home for any reason.  Do not allow them to use your phone or restroom.  
    • Do not give them money.
    • If you have any doubts they are legitimate ask for identification or credentials.  


    • Do not provide any personal information. 


    • You have the right to tell them no thank you, ask them to leave and close the door. 


  • Call us if you have any reason to believe they are not legitimate or refuse to leave.  Also if you observe them looking in windows, trying doors or entering peoples back yards call us immediately.  If they become aggressive, irate or hostile you can call 911 immediately. 
  • Please call us when the activity is occurring so officers can respond to the area and try to locate the subject and determine if they are legitimate. 
Metro Ordinance 115.361 lists some general rules about solicitors.  Here is the web address.  

 http://www.amlegal.com/codes/client/louisville-jefferson-county_ky/  ;

 
 

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