I hope this finds all of you doing well. It is hard to believe that summer is halfway over and that schools start next month. I hope all of you have enjoyed family, friends, and neighbors during this great time of year.
Since school will be starting, that means there will be increased traffic in our city. This brings up a topic that the council hears about regularly –SPEEDING THAT TAKES PLACE IN OUR CITY. Councilman Jeff Weis will be presenting a motion at the August meeting to install two (2) speed humps in the 4300 blocks of St. Regis Lane, Lincoln Road, Dannywood Road, Mount Vernon Road and Foxy Poise Road, near the Lynnbrook Drive intersection. I highly encourage residents to contact Mr. Weis or attend the August meeting to discuss their opinions and the pros and cons regarding the installation of speed humps.
I would like to thank Councilman Louie Schweickhardt for overseeing the US Flags that were put out this year (and every year) for the 4th of July. It is a great way to celebrate the holiday, be reminded of our independence, and it makes the city look beautiful. The following people were big contributors to helping Councilman Schweickhardt put out the flags: Bud and Judy Campbell; Jason, Laura, Avery and Aiden Lewis; Joe, Terri, John, and Samantha Bowling; Mary Hammer; Kelly and Sam Schweickhardt. Again, thank you to all who participated.
The tree board has now completed their Spring planting season. That means that the City has now planted 210 trees!!!! That is simply amazing. I would still encourage us all to keep moving forward on this initiative. As I mow my yard, I am reminded weekly of the lack of tree canopy we have. Even though I have planted a tree in my yard, it still obviously takes a while to get to the size where it can create a lot of shade. As I drive the city, I still see plenty of yards that could use a new tree or tree maintenance in order for our great city to remain “park-like.” The tree board is also asking everyone to keep their new trees watered, even if they are a few years old. With this extremely hot weather, it is vital.
Angela Leet, the Republican candidate for Mayor of Louisville, will be attending our August meeting.
Last, but not least, the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. All seven (7) City Council seats and the Mayor position will be on the ballot. I have informed the council that I will be running for Mayor one last time. Council Members are elected every two (2) years and the Mayor is elected every four (4) years. Candidates must file their forms at the Jefferson County Election Center no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. For information on candidate filing procedures, qualifications for the office, filing fees and sample filing forms, you may call the Jefferson County Election Center at 502-574-5886 or 502-574-5889 or download the “Declaring Your Candidacy” publication at www.sos.ky.gov/elections. The ordinance requirements for a person to be qualified to run for office are the following: 18 years of age; Qualified to vote in the city; Lived in St Regis Park for more than 1 year; and Must reside in St. Regis Park throughout their term.
The City of St. Regis Park is a great place to live. Together, we will make it even better!
Brandt Davis, Mayor