Where do you Live?
The Council Redistricting Committee has released a drafted map of potential council district changes as a result of the Lexington 2020 Census data. The Redistricting Committee now invites the public to provide their input on the drafted changes before presenting this to the Council for approval.
You can view the drafted map and use additional GIS features by visiting the 2021 LFUCG Council Redistricting webpage: https://data.lexingtonky.gov/pages/redistricting.
For public input, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comments will be shared with the Redistricting Committee for further consideration.
READY TO COMPOST?
Have you heard? Lexington is launching a compost pilot for Fayette County residents with city waste collection. You must attend a free workshop led by Seedleaf to enroll. The class will cover composting basics, the types of composters we’re offering and Q&A. Attendees qualify for a discounted compost unit; prices range from $10-$30, depending on the type of composter selected. Space is limited. Register for the November workshop today!
Lexington offers residents three ways to dispose of leaves. Use your gray “Lenny” yard cart. Lennys are picked up on the same days as your Herbies (green carts) and Rosie Recyclers (blue carts). You may also use paper yard waste bags. And don’t forget, the city’s leaf vacuum service begins Monday, November 8.
NEIGHBOR, CAN YOU SPARE A TREE?
Do you have a large evergreen tree that is nicely shaped that you want removed from your property? If so, consider donating it for the city to use for Lexington’s holiday season celebration.
Bring holiday magic to the entire city of Lexington by having your tree chosen as the beacon of cheer and merriment. City officials will evaluate all trees and select the two chosen for the city Christmas trees. If your tree is chosen, the City and Kentucky Utilities will coordinate with the property owner to remove it in early November. There’s no financial compensation, however removal of the tree and stump grinding is free.
The chosen trees will be placed in Triangle Park and in front of the KU building on Quality Street. They will be decorated and lit Sunday, Nov. 28, as part of Luminate Lexington presented by Kentucky Utilities and Baird. Help your tree live out its Christmas destiny!
The trees need to meet the following guidelines:
- 40- to 50-feet high
- 20- to 25-feet wide
- Be a Norway spruce; Colorado blue spruce; or a Douglas fir
- Have a pyramidal shape, with fullness especially at the bottom
- The body of the tree should have few or no holes
- The tree should not be growing into houses or into other trees
- Access must be provided with clearance of at least 10 feet in width, with no power lines growing in the trees
- There should be no other obstacles, such as buildings that may prevent access
- Must be able to back a low-boy trailer up to the tree and place KU trucks on either side
Property owners should call LexCall at 311 or Victoria Hamm at (859) 277-8703 if they want to donate a tree and will be contacted by the city if their tree is chosen
NOV 4-6: Tire Roundup
NOV 6: City Leaf Collection begins
NOV 13: Paper Shred
This article also appears on page 20 & 21 of the November 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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