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Welcome to the City of Meadow Vale


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This is the web site for the City of Meadow Vale, Kentucky. If you have ideas or comments regarding this site or concerns that involve the neighborhood, please use the Contact page to submit the comment or issue. Your input will be read and dealt with in a responsible and timely manner. Also, be sure to check the News | Other Information tab (above) for the latest details related to life in Meadow Vale and our area of Louisville Metro (District 17).

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Meet Our Police Chief


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The City of Meadow Vale moved to accept the application of Ray Spann to serve as the next Police Chief. Spann is a graduate of the University of Louisville and served with Jefferson County Police as well as the Sheriff’s department. For a relatively brief period, he served as a teacher with Jefferson County Public Schools. Download/view a brief biographical sketch of Chief Spann who will start April 1, 2019.

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AS A REMINDER, please observe the speed limit through the residential portions of Meadow Vale. Now that warmer days are here,
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those who walk throughout the area will appreciate drivers observing the limit. The speed limit is, primarily, a safety issue. That that speed drivers can better keep their vehicles under control, especially when pedestrians (including those walking their pets) are present on the streets.

PEDESTRIANS are also reminded that they are to walk on the side of the road facing traffic. Bicycle riders should be on the side flowing with the traffic (the opposite side of the pedestrians). When walking, go against the traffic. When riding, go with the traffic.

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Emergency Contacts for Kentucky Drivers

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has teamed with the Kentucky State Police and the Department of Criminal Justice Training to launch a new online service that allows state license, permit, and ID holders to designate a preferred contact so law enforcement can notify the contact in the event the cardholder is involved in a vehicle crash or emergency situation. The service is free and citizens can take advantage of this program either online, over the phone, or in person.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTICE
  1. Visit drive.ky.gov, click the Driver Services menu, and select Emergency Notice.
  2. Enter the license number, birth date and full name listed on your unexpired Kentucky license, permit or personal ID.
  3. Enter the name, relationship, and telephone number of the person you would like law enforcement to contact in the event you are involved in a critical emergency.
  4. Your submitted information will become available to law enforcement officers the same say.

Those with limited internet access may call KYTC at (502-564-1257 or provide emergency contact information in person at the Circuit Court Clerk office in your county of residence.


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Fraudulent Medical Billing Scams Targeting Kentuckians

Following reports from Kentuckians, Attorney General Andy Beshear has issued a scam alert to warn of medical billing scams targeting families.

Louisville residents have reported a suspicious van driving around paying Medicaid participants $20 for a DNA sample and health insurance information, while other senior Kentuckians are receiving calls offering medical devices through Medicare. One Warren County senior reported $1,300 in medical bills for back braces that were not medically necessary.

Beshear said in both scenarios scammers try to steal the victim’s insurance and personal information in order to receive reimbursement for services or medical devices that were not provided or medically necessary.

To read more about the issue, click here.

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MV Mayor Note
Summer is almost here and there are many things on the agenda for Meadow Vale.

The City Commission has been working on the budget and tax rate for the upcoming year. We are pleased to have done the first reading and the tax rate will be .124%, which is a fraction less than the past year. With all the tax increases proposed by Metro Louisville, MSD, LGE and JCPS, we elected to not raise our rates to the 4% allowed annually. The budget is balanced and will include the hiring of an additional part-time police officer, codification update of ordinances (as required by law) and the biennium financial audit of city funds. We have been fortunate to keep spending below the budget. This has also allowed us to continue building reserves during the past few years. The new tax and budget ordinances will be available on the website after the second readings, their acceptance, and notice of publication in the Courier-Journal is made. The audit report will also be published on the website after completion at the end of the calendar year.

Chief Spann, Commissioner Jones, and I will be meeting to evaluate the current standing of the Police Department and to establish a five-year strategic plan. We have applied for several grants to help offset the costs of operating the Department. The safety and well-being of our officers are a priority for Meadow Vale. Please show them your support with a smile and “thank you” when seeing them around the neighborhood.

With Metro Louisville cutting services, it will be more important to insure we are able to fill the gap to residences with the services that we can. Our City is a CERS (County Employees Retirement System) participant in the Kentucky Retirement System. We will be required to continue carrying pension debt, like all other cities and counties, who are in the state system. The City’s participation was established when the Police Department was formed and regulated by state statutes.

Commissioner Morrow and the social committee are hard at work planning the Picnic in the Park for September. If you have time to spare or ideas to share, please contact her soon. If you have a flag that is no longer usable, you may take it to City Hall for proper disposal.

Meadow Vale is a wonderful, caring community. Though challenging at times, it is a pleasure to be serving you.

~ Mayor Hornek

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Worth Quoting

It costs so little to teach a child to love, and so much to teach him to hate.

Father Flanagan

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BookOrdinances

As a reminder, ordinances for City of Meadow Vale may be found at Ordinances under the Governance tab in the navigation menu provided at the top of this page.

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Planting a Tree: What Know for No Problems

On a warm sunny day, we all appreciate having a tree for shade. Trees also help our environment, provide a decorative touch to our yards while increasing the value of the property. However, trees, when located incorrectly, can present problems when they grow to maturity. To get the maximum benefit from trees, they need to be in an appropriate location. The biggest mistakes arborists and landscapers see are young trees and shrubs planted where they will present a problem when they reach maturity.

If you are planing to plant new trees this spring, make sure you understand how much space the require at maturity and other facts about the tree. As important as knowing where to place one is knowing where not to put it. For instance, for larger trees that will reach 30 feet or more, be sure to plant them clear of sewer lines and underground utilities. Their root system can cause damage that may result in an inconvenience as well as loss of service. Likewise, a tree planted under an overhead utility line (electric or communications) can also present a problem when heavy snows or ice storms hit.

If you need help determining a tree type that will work well for your yard, go to lge-ku.com/right-tree-right-place to download their brochure. Also, call 811 (Before You Dig) prior to starting any digging project.


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