November Minutes

Toonerville Trolley Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes

November 20th 2014

Welcome of neighbors and a big thank you to Smokey’s Bean for hosting this month’s meeting once again.

Dan opened the night by calling for approval of the Oct abbreviated minutes.  Doug Humble put forth the motion, Mari Lively 2nd, the motion passed unanimously.

Dan Introduced Major Kim Kraeszig 4th Division Metro Police Commander.

Kim Kraeszing:

-          4th division is the busiest of all the regions in Metro PD.  Over the past 5 years overall crime has decreased by 21% with violent crime falling in higher proportion.

-           12th,13th, & 14th blocks of 1st, Brook street have reported a much higher increase in petty theft and car break ins.  Crimes of opportunity are on the rise. 

-          Rise in this type of crime is a suspected result of increased heroin use in the district.  Tougher enforcement other drug related offences has pushed heroin use to levels on par with the 1970s.

-          Street robberies (personal robberies) have also shown an uptick in the UofL areas.  Many students do not pay attention to their surroundings and are easy targets for many criminals.

o   Keep your eyes out.  Do not walk looking down, make eye contact with individuals you pass on the street. 

-          New task force has been established to reduce public street prostitution, especially along areas of Floyd/Preston.

o   It has been brought to the attention of Metro PD that marked police cars are not helping alleviate this pervasive and obvious problem.

-          Many neighbors have expressed concern regarding speeding along 1st street and many one way streets. 

-          Several neighbors identified areas of obvious drug use in our neighborhood and were encouraged to contact Kim with other known locations.

-          Be smart during the holidays.  There is always increased break-ins and vandalism.  Keep lights on and doors locked.  Report any suspicious activity.  Do not keep your Christmas tree in a location that can be seen from the street.

-          Contact Kim via e mail with any personal concerns:


-          OLNC Meeting Recap:  C2 business establishment is in flux.  The proposal was to change the zoning of Old Louisville from TNZD to C2, essentially relaxing some of the business requirements to open shops/restaurants in OL.  Work is currently being done to narrow the definition of the C2 proposal to be taken up for a vote in early 2015.  Contact Doug with specific questions.

-          501c3- Almost complete.  A few final signatures and requirements are needed.  The hard work is complete.

-          Doug asked for a motion to have him represent TTNA on the 501c3 Application with the IRS.

o   Ray Robinson 2nd, the motion passes


-          Toonerville Park.  Phase 1 set to be complete by year end.  The St James Art fair fundraising allowed for several new benches to be installed ($1400 apiece).  3 benches are currently set to be installed.

-          Springtime – fundraising effort to complete the playground.  Currently $4,600 has been funded with several grants pending 501c3 approval.  Over $80k needs to be in place before playground equipment can be built.

-          Toonerville now owns Spring Fest.  100-130 vendors take over several blocks of 1st street for a weekend in May.  All profits go to Toonerville.  Last year 7k people attended.  Look for more information with how you can help.

-          LG&E have added power to Ft George.  Lights for the flag pole should be up this spring.

-          Flag for Toonerville set to be flown over the capital in DC on Dec 29th.

-          Contact Dan if you are interested in helping with the Holiday Home Tour.


Doug Humble closes the meeting 8:01 PM.

October Minutes (Abridged)

  • The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Dan Mason
  • We raised $1736.00 in net profit at the St. James Art Show - $100 was a donation from Michael Mawood
  • Mathew bought a bench fro the park ($1400)
  • Roger Davis and his partner are hosting a holiday party on 12/12 at 7PM (130 W Ormsby)
  • Howard Rosenberg, Andrew Owen, and Leah made a presentation regarding the proposal for the OLNC to recommend that the city council change the allowed usage list in the TNZD zoning (the zoning for most of Old Louisville) as follows
    • The neighborhood center, transition zone, neighborhood edge, and corner commercial areas throughout Old Louisville would have their allowed usage list changed to match the list for C-2 zones.
    • The main benefit of this would be that it would be less confusing for business owners and local government to understand weather or not a particular type of business is allowed to operate in old Louisville
    • Major concerns in opposition to the proposal were that there are certain items within the C-2 allowable usage list that would be undesirable
    • it was moved by Doug Humble and seconded by Aaron that the TTNA vote to reccomend the proposal.  The vote was 10 Aye to 2 Nay
  • The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM

Sept Update

Toonerville Trolley Neighborhood


September Update!

 Our next neighborhood meeting will be 7:00 PM September 25th @ Smokey's Bean located at 1451 S 1st St  (Location Subject to Change)

We will be hosting  Vanessa Burns, Director from Public Works for this meeting.  She will be there to take questions regarding her interaction with our neighborhood, street cleaning, Metro 311 Processes and what we can do to help her as a neighborhood.

Member Information:

August Minutes: CLICK HERE

BrightSide and Community Services Newsletter:  CLICK HERE

Street Cleaning Schedule:  CLICK HERE

Monday (9-22-14)

Area 6 Routes 1-2

Area 6 Routes 3-4

Tuesday (9-23-14)

Area 6 Routes 3-4

Area 6 Routes 5-6

Wednesday (9-24-14)

Area 6 Routes 5-6

Area 6 Routes 7-8

Thursday (9-25-14)

Area 6 Routes 7-8

Area 5 Routes 9-10

Friday (9-26-14)

Area 6 Routes 9-10

Area 6 Routes 11-12

Monday (9-29-14)

Area 6 Routes 11-12

Area 7 Routes 1-2

Yard Waste Containers: 


All indications from retailers and waste haulers are that some residents of Louisville Metro have already begun switching to approved containers for their yard waste ahead of the January 1, 2015 start of mandatory compliance with the new Yard Waste Container Regulation. This is great news that can help us build momentum going into the full awareness and education campaign. It is energizing to see residents already on board with this important initiative.


As you probably know, the regulation prohibits the use of regular household plastic bags for yard waste. Several no-cost and low-cost alternatives that can actually lead to healthier lawns are prescribed.


To continue this great start and to encourage all residents to use these alternatives during the 2014 fall leaf season we have attached to this email a flyer detailing the Changes to Yard Waste Collection and listing Helpful Hints for Handling Yard Waste at Home.  The flyer provides information both on how to make your yard healthier by using your leaf mulch and grass clippings and, if you need to have yard waste collected, detailed information on what your options are for the service.


More information, along with tools for promoting the campaign are on our website,  The site is being built out with public service announcements, short messages that can be inserted into newsletters and e-blasts, scripts and pre-recorded files for phone messaging, and more. We also have links to detailed information and videos from Michigan State University’s Turfgrass Sciences Extension. Michigan State is a national leader in training young professionals in maintaining golf courses, athletic fields, and home lawn care programs.


We also want you to know we can attend and speak at your community meetings, help with newsletter articles, or provide other educational services at your request.


We would like to make this a smooth transition for Jefferson County residents.  In order to help spread awareness of this regulation we are asking that you post our website link to any websites with which you are affiliated. We also request that you distribute this material at events in your community.


If you need additional information, have any questions about the new regulation, or would like to request the service of the Education Coordinator, please visit our website at, or contact Louisville Metro Government’s Solid Waste Management Services Division at (502) 574-3571.

Ghost Walk

This Friday, September 19, there will be a casting call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park for anybody interested in having a part in this year's Victorian Ghost Walk.  You don't need to be there the whole time; come and go as you like.


There are still lots of parts to fill, from non-speaking parts to two-line parts to five-minute monologues, so spread the word and come prepared to share your talents! We need people who can commit to all three nights (October 17, 18, 19).


Please come and help us out!

Alley Cleanup

Hey Everyone,

Alley Cleanup this Saturday, September 20, 2014!!!!

Meet at the Center of the Court at about 9am...we will be cleaning the Alleys, weeding and trimming trees!!!!

Dismis will be here...

Brightside will furnish brooms , bags, gloves...and whatever else I can find when Craig and I go get the tools on Friday!!!

PIZZA at the end of the Cleanup!


For those of you who can not work on Saturday...PLEASE have the Alley behind your home clean before Saturday Morning...this will enable those of us who are working to concentrate on the areas we normally do not get to work on for lack of time.  


It is getting really close to dues paying time!!!  We have accomplished much this Summer...Trees, painting flowerpots, painting light poles, cleaning alleys, trimming trees, paying for Liability Insurance, having fundraisers, contributing to the National Night Out, contributing to Central Park Cleanup, being active in OLNC (paying dues)...having cookouts, having FUN...and even MORE!!!

Please pay your 2015 dues (and your 2014, if you have not paid them!!!) asap...$25.00 for the YEAR!


Thanks for all you do to make our Neighborhood the best it can be...and if you do not do anything...then please START!!!

Joan Stewart

August Update

Toonerville Trolley Neighborhood

 August Update!


Our next neighborhood meeting will be 7:00 PM August 28th @ Smokey's Bean located at 1451 S 1st St  

Member Information:




The Louisville Dog Run Association is happy to announce a series of dog obedience courses with Top Dog Training ( that will take place at the Sawyer Dog Park.

Top Dog Training's FOUR POINTS OF BASIC OBEDIENCE covers the basic rules of the house and will help you better communicate with your dog. In four weekly classes we will cover: loose leash walking, greeting visitors, respecting boundaries and feeding strategies. We will also introduce commands including sit, down and recalls. The FOUR POINTS are the building blocks for a successful relationship with your dog.

 Classes will be held outside of the Sawyer Dog Park each Wednesday evening from5:30-6:30pm. The first class is Wednesday August 27th.  The cost is $55 for dog park members.  Please call 409-2640 or email to register.  The class size will be limited to 10 people (only one dog per person for these classes please.)