Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain… Continue reading Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD
The Harbor at Harrods Creek received a grant of $562,000 and will begin construction next week to fight erosion in the eastern Louisville community. “It’s eroding the shore line toward the homes. So it’s a matter if time, if not already, where you’re going to have erosion of foundations. It’s pretty close. There’re some of… Continue reading Harrods Creek Community Gets Grant for Erosion
Metro Councilman Kelly Downard says the soon-to-be-open city auditor position should be filled by someone with the right amount of experience and with independence from both branches of government.
For years, reports of inhumane treatment of animals, mistreatment of employees and poor management have surrounded LMAS. Mayor Greg Fischer says that must be fixed.
Former Judge Executive Rebecca Jackson says there’s still too much confusion about merger, especially with the urban services district. Residents of the old city pay an extra tax in exchange for services such as garbage collection. Everyone else pays small cities or private companies.
The Metro Council could decide this week to spend an additional 22 thousand dollars to attract a professional basketball team to Louisville.
Councilman Dan Johnson led the efforts to put 60 thousand dollars from the current city budget toward the NBA search.
A resolution calling for an end to all non-essential animal euthanasia will be introduced in the Metro Council Thursday. The resolution is not binding, but encourages Metro Animal Services to work with outside organizations to increase animal adoptions and neutering, among other things.
A group of Louisville Metro Council members gave a final warning to delinquent property owners Friday. A list of owners who have not properly maintained or paid fines on their vacant properties will be published in the newspaper in about two weeks.
Several councilmembers praised this year’s process of revising and amending the mayor’s initial budget proposal. For the eight time in a row, Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins voted against the plan.
Through land sales, revised revenue forecasts and other means, the council found an addition 5.9 million dollars to spend in the budgets. The committee passed amendments Wednesday allocating all but about 3 million of those dollars. Committee chair Jim King says the leftover funds are not entirely secure and should not be counted on to fund city operations.