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Upcoming Events

  • 01 Jun
    Code Enforcement Meeting 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM

    Residents that have an appeal regarding a citation should attend this monthly meeting. Bill Ritz is the Chairperson for this committee. He can be contacted at 893-7485. Please call him if you are planning on attending with your appeal.

  • 15 Jun
    City Council Meeting 02:00 PM to 06:59 PM

    City Council meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month beginning at 7:00pm. All residents are encouraged to stop in anytime. Once the meeting begins the front door is locked.

  • 06 Jul
    Code Enforcement Meeting 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM

    Residents that have an appeal regarding a citation should attend this monthly meeting. Bill Ritz is the Chairperson for this committee. He can be contacted at 893-7485. Please call him if you are planning on attending with your appeal.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day
Monday May 25,2015

Reminder
 In recognition of the holiday trash pickup normally scheduled for Monday
will be On Tuesday May 26th this week.

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend.

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 896-8062.

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.

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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City Hall

Please contact Councilperson Greg Claypool if you need to schedule a meeting at City Hall which is located at 4327 Wingate Road. Greg's phone number is 553-0519.  City Hall can hold about 20 people comfortably. There is a kitchen and restroom availability.

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Metro Yard Waste Regulations



Yard waste collection outside theLouisville Metro Urban Service District


Effective January 1, 2015, yard waste set out for collection must be in one of the following containers: reusable bin, paper yard waste bag or compostable plastic bag meeting ASTM D6400 standards.

So what is the best way to handle your yard waste? Louisville's Waste Management District recommends citizens use the following methods for handling yard waste, in order of preference:

• Most Recommended: For a healthier, greener lawn utilize leaf mulch, grass clippings and trimmings by returning them to the turf system.

• Second Best: Place the yard waste in 20-40 gallon reusable containers with handles (old style trash cans) to reduce the need for continual purchase of single-use bags.(Each household is allowed upto to wheeled  trash contrainers for free. You can contact Industrial Disposal for details.)

• Next Best: Place yard waste in paper bags designed for yard waste collection

• Still Works: Place yard waste in compostable plastic bags that meet ASTM D6400 standards

• For large amounts: Reduce the volume by using a lawn mower or leaf shredder before putting them in a container or utilize seasonal drop-off centers for yard waste materials.




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