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Solicitation Process

All solicitors must apply for a permit to solicit in the city of Woodlawn Park. In some cases, there are certain fees and times that will apply. Please read ordinance below:

CITY OF WOODLAWN PARK, KENTUCKY

 

ORDINANCE NO. 3, SERIES 2012-2013

 

                                    AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR

                                    UNINVITED SOLICIATIONS OF CONTRUBUTIONS, SALES

                                    OF GOODS AND SERVICES, PLEDGES, SUBSCRIPTIONS,

                                    ORDERS AND OFFERS THEREFOR, AND ESTABLISHING

                                    PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF.

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Woodlawn Park has a significant and legitimate governmental interest in the protection of the security and privacy of the residents and residences thereof, including, without limitation, the peace and quiet engagement thereof; and

            WHEREAS, there have been recent occurrences of uninvited residential solicitation in the City that have been unreasonable and at unusual hours of the day and night, and causing anxiety, disruption and concern among the residents thereof; and

            WHEREAS, the City has a significant governmental interest in the safety of residents and safety of motor vehicle traffic on the City's streets therein,

            NOW, THEREFORE, in order to protect the privacy, safety and security of the residents and residences of the City, and the safety of motor vehicle traffic on the streets and highways thereof;

            BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF WOODLAWN PARK, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.0 – Definitions

            As used herein, the following words and phrases have the meanings indicated below:

            1.1      Anti-Solicitation Property:   The words “anti-solicitation property” mean any property in the City, which has been either:

                        a.         Posted with signs with the words “No Solicitors”, or, “No Trespassing”, or other words of similar import thereon; or

                        b.         Registered by an owner or occupant thereof with the City Clerk as property to which uninvited solicitors are prohibited.

            1.2       Person: The word “person” means any human being, or organization or combination thereof in the form of a corporation, partnership, joint venture, unincorporated association or otherwise.

            1.3       Registered Solicitor: The words “registered solicitor” shall mean a solicitor who has registered with the City by completing a Solicitor Registration Form which is available online at www.woodlawnpark.com and/or City Hall, 4327 Wingate Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40207, and who has been issued a Solicitation Permit. The Solicitor Registration Form shall provide the following information about the solicitor:

                        a.         Legal name and all aliases;

                        b.         Date of birth;

                        c.        Residence address and telephone number;

                        d.         Name, address and telephone number of the principal for whom the solicitation is                          sought;

                        e.         A copy of the solicitor's license to operate a motor vehicle or other acceptable

                                    photographic identification, and

                        f.          A description of the proposed soliciting activity, including the goods or services                                         to be sold, or contributions to be solicited.

            1.4       Solicitation:    The word “solicitation” shall mean the solicitation of contributions, the attempted sale of goods or services, or pledges, orders or subscriptions therefor, including, without limitation, the activities of those historically known and identified as peddlers, hawkers, canvassers, itinerant vendors and transient merchants. Visits by sales representatives pursuant to invitation, or as part of a continuing business relationship, shall not be deemed solicitation.

            1.5       Solicitor:         The word “solicitor” means any person who engages in solicitation.

            1.6       Uninvited Residential Solicitation:   The words “uninvited residential solicitation” shall mean a solicitation at a residence in the City, without a prior appointment or other invitation therefor by an owner or occupant of the residence.

SECTION 2.0 - Prohibitions

            2.1       It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in solicitation in the City of Woodlawn Park without first obtaining a Solicitation Permit. Permits shall be issued by the Mayor, upon satisfactory completion of a Solicitation Registration Form. Permits shall be issued for one (1) day only, and may be renewed upon application and payment of the applicable permit fee.     

 

            2.2       No person shall cause, permit, promote, allow, aid, assist, encourage or engage in any of the following described solicitations:

                        a.         Uninvited Residential Solicitation by any person other than a registered solicitor; or

                        b.         Uninvited Residential Solicitation upon any anti-solicitation property; or

                        c.         Uninvited Residential Solicitation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.                          EST Monday through Friday, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST Saturdays and between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST Sundays.

Section 3.0 - Exemption

            The provisions of this ordinance which require a Solicitation Permit shall not apply to any person or entity engaged in religious proselytizing, political speech, or distribution of handbills, leaflets, or other printed advertisements when such delivery of handbills, leaflets or advertisements is accomplished without making contact with the owner or occupant of any residence within the City, and all such persons or entities shall be exempt from the requirements and penalties contained herein.

Section 4.0 - Fees

            Solicitation permits for weekday solicitation shall cost Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00) per day. Saturday solicitation permits shall cost Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per day. Sunday solicitation permits shall cost One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) per day.

Section 5.0 – Exemption from Fees

            There shall be no fee for solicitation permits issued to persons making solicitations for charitable or bona fide non-profit organizations.

Section 6.0 – Criminal Penalties

            Each violation of this ordinance shall be a class “B” misdemeanor for which any person convicted thereof in a court of competent jurisdiction shall be sentenced to pay a criminal fine not to exceed the amount of $250.00.

Section 7.0 – Civil Penalties

            Each separate violation of this ordinance is hereby classified as a civil offense, for which:

                        7.1       The maximum civil fine required by K.R.S. 65.8808(2)(b) that may be imposed for each separate violation of this ordinance, is hereby established as $100.00;

                        7.2       The specific civil fine required by K.R.S. 68.8808(2)(c) that shall be imposed for each separate offense and violation of this ordinance if the person who has committed the violation and offense does not contest the citation, is hereby established as $50.00;

                        7.3       Any law enforcement officer may, in lieu of immediately issuing a civil citation, give notice that the violation of this ordinance shall be remedied within a specific period of time.

Section 8.0 – Provisions Severable

            The provisions of this ordinance are severable. The invalidity of any provision of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other provision thereof and such other provisions shall remain in full force and effect as long as they remain valid in the absence of those provisions determined to be invalid.

Section 9.0 – Conflicting Ordinances Repealed

            All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

 

Section 10.0 – Effective Date

            This ordinance shall be effective as soon as possible pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

            This ordinance was given first reading on the 19th day of March, 2012, and passed and approved following the second reading given on the 16th day of April, 2012.

                                                                                    _________________________________________

                                                                                    MIKE BROWN, MAYOR

                                                                                    Date: April 16, 2012

ATTEST:

___________________________________

CHANA ELSWICK, CLERK

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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)
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        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.

City Hall

If you would like to schedule a meeting at City Hall. Please contact Greg Claypool. Greg's can be reached by phone at 553-0519 or by email at; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . City Hall is located at 4327 Wingate Road and can hold about 20 people comfortably. There is a kitchen and restroom availability. Use restricted to City of Woodlawn Park Residents only.

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City of Woodlawn Park Contacts

City of Woodlawn Park Contacts

Your Woodlawn Park City Council and staff are here to serve.

Mayor Larry Lewis
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812 Stivers Road
502-468-8265

City Council Greg Claypool
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4318 Kinloch Road
502-553-0519

City Council Scott Horn
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6865 Green Meadow Circle
502-817-9125

City Council George Langford
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6845 Green Meadow Cir.
502-897-1915

City Council Thomas Nunn
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6914 Ambridge Cir.
502-893-0810

City Council Doug Watson
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4405 Alicent Ct.
502-894-9694

City Council
 Shannon Seidt
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6702 Green Meadow Court
502-895-9853

City Treasurer Gloria Curran
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2527 Nelson Miller, Suite 205, Room 103, 40223
502-244-5043

City Clerk Chana Elswick
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4253 Westport Terrace
502-899-9749

Code Enforcement Chair Mike Brown
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4243 Westport Terrace
502-643-3175

Police Chief Bob Heaton
Chief's Mobile: (502) 439-6545
Sheriff's Dispatch: (502) 574-5471 (Call for House Watch)
Fax Number: (502) 384-0199
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