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There is a new group called “City of Wellington, KY”. This is a closed group, so only residents of Wellington will be accepted into the group, and the general public will not be able to read anything that anyone posts to the page. This group page was created so neighbors can keep each other informed about community events, block watch news, and other helpful information. We encourage you to Join the Group! (Please Note: We do not use or respond to NextDoor.com)
For Metro Police Information: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/police/fifth-division
Recently many unlocked cars have broken into through the Metro area. Please rest assured that the City is just as concerned as you are. In the interest of transparency, here are a few things we are currently doing. The City:
- Contracts with a Metro Officer for approximately ten patrols per month. The City sets the schedule and adjusts based on current situations. The City works with one dedicated Officer who does regular foot patrols of the City.
- Receives and review regular 6th Division LMPD Crime Notifications
- Maintains a log of everything that is brought to our attention and this is discussed in detail at our monthly meetings with the Officer present.
- Has a dedicated City email address and City of Wellington Facebook page that is a closed group that is monitored and actively post to. We shoot out alerts when necessary. (Next Door is not recognized as an official means of communication for the City as it is an Open site.)
- Is in contact with the Mayors of the adjacent cities and monitor their Facebook pages, etc.
- Provides house checks by our Officer upon request when residents are out of town.
- Most importantly, we are in process of forming a Block Watch Committee. Please reach out to to the committee chairs below, if you are interested in getting involved.
Block Watch Chair:
- Carol P. – 2230 Wadsworth Ave. – Email – 345-3429
- Many of you have inquired about recent door-to-door sales activity in our neighborhood. You will be pleased to know that Wellington has a No-Soliciting Ordinance, and even if the salesperson carries a Metro Permit, it is void in our City. In the rare case of exceptions, we will notify residents in advance. Please call LMPD at 574-7636 if you notice door-to-door soliciting or related activity in Wellington.
- NOTE: This ordinance does not apply to non-profits, as Wellington supports our residents’ fundraising efforts.
MSD offers two voluntary programs under our Plumbing Modification Program, to reduce basement backups and remove improper connections to the sewer system. This program has helped thousands of property owners prevent basement flooding, decrease sewer system overflows to our streams and river and improve water quality within Jefferson County. MSD offers this voluntary program, usually at NO CHARGE TO YOU. To protect your home and the community’s streams from overflows of untreated sewage, we invite you, as the property owner, to participate in these voluntary programs.
Basement Backflow Prevention Program
Offers help to MSD customers who have experienced a sewer related backup in their basement or live in an area with a history of wet weather basement backups.
Sump Pump / Downspout Disconnection Program
Offers help to MSD customers to remove improper connections from the sewer system.
Operations and Maintenance Information for Installed Devices
If you are already a program participate or have one of the devices (listed below), learn how to properly operate and maintain it by downloading operations and maintenance information. The information covers the following devices:
- CANPLAS BACKWATER VALVE
- CHEMTROL BALL SHUT OFF VALVE
- SUMP PUMPS AND WASTEWATER EJECTOR PUMPS
To learn more about these voluntary programs, please call MSD’s Customer Relations at (502) 587-0603.
The City of has committed to rebuilding the tree canopy that was so much a part of our lovely city for decades. In the course of the past years, age and Mother Nature have caused us to lose many of those beautiful trees. The city is offering a limited number of free trees and installation to any homeowner who is willing to have one planted in their front lawn and will commit to caring for it. A local arborist has suggested four different types of trees that will one day enhance our city with tree-lined streets again. All trees must be planted in the front yard (not the easements). It is the residents responsibility to make sure a safe location is chosen. Stay away from underground pipes and wires.
If you are interested in helping to build up our tree population and would like to receive one of these trees, please contact Sara Sievert or email. Trees are first come first serve. Planting will occur sometime in November or December.
- Insurance Premium Taxes account for 25% of Wellington’s annual operating budget. Please make sure the taxes you pay are being sent to “Wellington” and not to Jefferson County or any other municipality.
- Please check your home and auto Policy Declaration page (your most recent bill). You get this even if you pay insurance through escrow. “Wellington” should be listed next to the 5% insurance premium tax. (See below)
- If not, contact your insurance agent today. Download an Insurance Authorization Form that you request your agent to confirm Wellington is receiving this insurance tax.
- Please contact Lois Roby, City Clerk, if you have any questions – 502.494.9062 (text) or email.
Each of us pays an Insurance Premium Tax when we buy or renew any of these insurances: policies:
- Homeowners (property and casualty)
- Fire and allied perils
- Business Insurance
- Inland marine
Our insurance companies then send this tax money to the City of Wellington, where it makes up about 25% of our City’s operations budget. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect system, and the insurance companies sometimes send the tax dollars to the wrong municipality. This is why we need your help.
Please check the first two pages of your annual Insurance Policy Declaration Pages and look for the 5% Insurance Tax Premium – aka Kentucky local tax, License Fee or possibly another name. Next to it, is the name of the municipality currently receiving the tax. If it does not indicate “City of Wellington” or “Wellington,” please call or mail the attached form to your insurance companies as soon as possible and ask them to correct the error and send you verification.
Show us that Wellington is designated as the recipient of your taxes, and we will enter your name in the drawing one time for each policy you present. All information is confidential and you may redact your any info that does not apply.
Keep your taxes in Wellington. Send verification to Lois Roby, City Clerk, at email@example.com, text 502-494-9062 or mail to 2310 Manchester Rd.
So it takes an affirmative action on your part to redirect these funds to our City. With this in mind, please notify your insurance agent. He/she will know what you are talking about. Or better yet download a Insurance Authorization Form that you can enclose in your next payment – and please make sure to request an acknowledgement to confirm Wellington is receiving this insurance tax.