Just a reminder that our next general meeting is tomorrow, July 25th, from 7 to 8 pm at the Kenwick Center (313 Owsley Avenue). We will be holding board elections and having open discussion time. Beth Engel and Jordan Johnson have put their names in as new board members, if there is anyone else who is interested let me know at kenwickneighbors. We hope to see you there!
From Commander Maynard of the Lexington Police:
With July 4th quickly approaching I wanted to provide some information regarding fireworks safety and rules. The Lexington Police Department will have 2 officers specifically designated to respond to firework complaint calls on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night this week for Central Sector from 9pm – 2am. Complaints should be directed to 258-3600 unless it is an emergency.
Listed below is a link that provides good firework safety information along with a description of what is legal to use under LFUCG RCO.
Hope you have a great holiday weekend!
Commander Brian Maynard
Bureau of Patrol - Central Sector
Lexington Police Department
150 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
The Kenwick Community Center will be hosting an egg hunt for kids ages 12 and under tomorrow (Thursday, April 24th) from 6 to 8 pm. Ages 3 and under at 6-6:30, ages 4-6 6:30-7, ages 7-9 7-7:30, ages 10-12 7:30-8. Over 200 eggs have been filled and prizes will awards to the child in each group that finds the golden egg.
The Center will also be hosting a Craft & Vintage sale on Saturday April 16th from 8 am to 4 pm. If you would like to sell items, registration is $7 and is due April 9th.
The Spring Carnival will be held Thursday, April 21st from 6 to 8 pm There will be food, games, bouncy houses, music and more. The second block of Owsley will be closed during this event.
Contact 266-6405 with any questions.
At the last general meeting, it was determined that Richmond Ave, Owsley Ave, and the Sherman Ave (1st and 2nd block) had the most issues with speeding. As the city no longer offers speed bumps or humps, only speed tables, the issue of loss of street clearing and emergency vehicle service will no longer be a problem. As a side note, Sherman did not qualify for stop signs at the intersection with Monroe a few years back and stop signs cannot be placed at the intersection of Owsley and Monroe.
The protocol for the requesting traffic studies for speed control measures (specifically speed tables) are as follows:
1. Each block effected that desires speed control measures completes a petition with 65% resident approval to have a traffic/feasibility study performed (such as the first block of Richmond Avenue).
2. Traffic engineering performs the study (during non-summer traffic which is low) and makes an assessment whether or not the street qualifies bases on traffic volumes and speeds. If the block qualifies, then traffic engineering makes an assessment of cost sharing with the neighborhood based on median property value or media household income. Our understanding from the meeting is that this is scaled and that it would be less than half of the cost and probably more like 10%-30% of the total. For reference from the last communications:
- Owsley: approximately $18,000 for 4 speed tables between Richmond Rd and Cramer Ave
- Sherman Ave: approximately $13,500 between Richmond Rd. and Monroe Ave; approximately $13,500 Monroe Ave to Menifee Ave;
- Richmond Ave Potential Cost: approximately $18,000 between Richmond Rd and Cramer Ave
* Please note the cost share can be from just the owners on the block, or from a wider territory, and funds may also be available from other sources so the suggestion is to at least perform the study even if funding is a concern.
3. The neighborhood receives notification of the traffic assessment and cost. IF the block still wishes to proceed, they need to provide a 65% owner approval of the proposal and then LFUCG needs one check covering the cost share from the neighborhood.
We have neighbors already covering Richmond Avenue and Owsley Avenue, so people on those blocks can expect to see people knocking on doors to see if they would like to sign soon.
We need volunteers (preferably that live on Sherman) to help bring the petition door to door on the first and second blocks of Sherman. For the first block we would need 25 signatures of the 39 homeowners to achieve 65%. For the second block we would need 29 of the 44 homeowners achieve 65%. Please message me or email kenwickneighbors if you are interested. We will provide the petition form supplied by traffic engineering.
The Arboretum's Founders' Lecture is this Wednesday, February 10 at 7 pm at Gluck Auditorium. Owen Dell, a landscape architect from Oregon, will be talking about "Sidewalk Salads: Beautiful Front Yard Vegetable Gardens". See the link to the Herald Leader article below.
By all predictions, Lexington is forecasted to receive 8-10" of snow during the next few days. If you must be out on the roads traveling this weekend, Councilman Bill Farmer's office has provided us with maps (attached) showing which streets and roads are cleared first (ranked 1 through 4) so that you can better plan your route. Please travel safe and as always, keep an eye out for your neighbors.
The Kenwick Annual Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, September 19th from 8 am to 2 pm rain or shine. There are 48 households participating this year!
1009 Cramer Avenue
311 Memory Lane
4, 8, 10, 18, 42, 51, 308 Richmond Avenue
126, 132, 137 Victory Avenue
112, 133, 204, 208, 217, 223, 299, 308 Owsley Avenue
165, 203, 332, 329 Lincoln Avenue
161 (apt 2), 201, 216, 229, 245, 260 Preston Avenue
150, 174, 179B, 182, 201, 211, 228, 223, 247, 272, 277B, 300, 305 Bassett Avenue
119, 152, 160, 211, 273, 309 Sherman Avenue
Please pass this along to to anyone you know that enjoys yard sales!
The Semi-Annual Flyer with the Yard Sale Sign Up and Annual Dues Form is ready. These should have been delivered to all homes in Kenwick, please email me at kenwickneighbors if you did not receive a printed flyer. Yard Sale signups are due by Monday, September 14th.
One Saturday August 8th, the Kenwick Neighborhood Association and Victory Christian Church helped host a sign painting party that was suggested and planned by Jarah Jones. There was great turn out and kids made 40 signs to help remind drivers to slow down with the start of the 2015 school year.