March 10th, 2023

6th District Newsletter

A Note From Councilwoman Denise Gray

This past week's wind storm and its aftermath was a reminder about the importance of community. As a community builder, I am committed to strengthening relationships and supporting strong, vibrant, and well-resourced neighborhoods in our district. It was a delight to see many of you on Saturday, March 4th. We did not have electricity, and trees had fallen in our streets and even on some of our homes, but we helped each other. 

The Social Services and Public Safety  Committee is investigating the response to last week's storm. 

6th District Meeting 

Our first District Wide Meeting is at 6 pm on Monday, March 13th, at Mary Todd Elementary.  Confirmed speakers include West Sector Commander Matt Brotherton, East Sector Lieutenant Dillan Taylor, and Nathan Dickerson, Administrative Officer for LFUCG Environmental Quality & Public Works.  I hope to see you there! I want to keep you informed, but most of all, I want to hear your concerns. I am your advocate. 

I'd also like your feedback on how often you would like to meet. 

Connect with the 6th District Office

LFUCG 6th District Website

Council meetings are live-streamed and archived by LexTV. These meetings can also be viewed on cable channel 185 or online on the LexTV YouTube channel.  

District Wide Meeting 

Join Councilwoman Gray and other city officials for a District Wide Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2023. The meeting will be held at Mary Todd Elementary at 6pm. Come meet others who live in the 6th district! 
Snacks Provided! 

Mayor extends hours at storm debris collection site 

The city will continue to take tree and yard debris at the Old Frankfort Pike Landfill through the weekend, and all of next week (March 11-17).
There will be no charge to take debris to the landfill at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. The entrance is off Old Frankfort Pike.
Residents can also drop off yard waste debris for free at the city’s Haley Pike landfill, 4216 Hedger Lane, open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday next week.
There will be no limit on the number of loads of yard waste and storm debris a resident can take to either site this month. The city will recycle the debris and turn it into mulch. A Fayette County driver’s license or other proof of residence in Fayette County is required.
If you live inside the urban service area and are unable to get your tree and yard waste to one of the drop-off sites, it can be left at the curb for collection. Stack your debris between the sidewalk and the curb.
There are two ways to get it picked up:
  • If you have city pick-up, the material you leave at the curb will be picked up as part of your normal weekly service as long as it is cut in 4-foot sections.
  • If you do not have city pick-up, or if you have debris that you cannot cut into four-foot sections, you need to call 3-1-1 and schedule a pick up. The maximum length the City can handle is 12 feet, and material cannot exceed 16 inches in diameter.

Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant 

The Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program (SQPIGP) provides financial assistance for projects that improve water quality, reduce stormwater runoff, and/or educate citizens about stormwater and water quality issues in our community.

Applications are now available on the city’s main website at   
FY 2024 Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grants Application Deadlines:
  • Class A Neighborhood and Class B Education applications are due Friday, May 5, 2023 
  • Class B Infrastructure applications are due Friday, July 28, 2023 
Last, but not least, to help facilitate the application process, staff from the Divisions of Environmental Services and Water Quality are offering two (2) Question and Answer Session opportunities.  The sessions are open to the public, and both will be held virtually using the Zoom platform. The purpose of the sessions is to address the concerns of potential applicants on topics including, but not limited to…
  • Application Deadlines
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Types of Grants Available for Funding
  • Examples of Expenses Eligible to be Counted as Cost-Share
  • Examples of Expenses that are NOT Eligible for Grant Reimbursement and/or Cost-Share
  • How to Use the Sample Project Budget Template
  • Grant Reporting
Q&A – Session #1
Topic: Applying for a Class A Neighborhood – Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant:  Q&A Session #1
Date and Time: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023, 06:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Q&A – Session #2
Topic: Applying for a Class B Education – Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant:  Q&A Session #2
Date and Time: Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

Photo: "Stormwater discharge" by eutrophication&hypoxia is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Hazard Street Tree Cost-Share Program  

The city offers a financial incentive program to remove and replace trees in the public right-of-way easement. The property must be owner-occupied. The program provides a 50% reimbursement to eligible property owners for the cost of tree removal, stump grinding, and planting a new tree to replace the one being removed. There are provisions for 100% funding for low-income assistance for those who qualify. Participation is strictly voluntary, and funding is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. April 1, 2023 is the deadline to submit a signed application and written estimates from approved vendors. Click here for more information. 
Photo: "Neighborhood Trees" by is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Good Neighbor Spotlight

Broncos Advance to the Sweet 16

Way to Go, Broncos! Councilwoman Gray congratulates the Frederick Douglass High School Girls' and Boys' Basketball Teams on their advancement to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament! 

Councilwoman Gray also applauds athletes from Bryan Station High School and Frederick Douglass High School who competed in the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Class AA/AAA 2023 Indoor State Championships!  

Photo: "Basketball Net" by bobert1980 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

Bryanwood Parkway Waterline Improvement Project 

Upcoming Events

  • March 7 to March 11- Mingua Beef Jerky/ KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament 
  • March 11- Lexington St. Patrick's Parade and Festival 
  • March 11- United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 
  • NOTE: Volunteers CANNOT prepare tax returns prior to 2022 or returns with the following 
    • income over $56,000, Rental Property, Depreciation, Casualty Losses, 1099-R with codes 5, 6, 8, 9, A,E, J, K, N, P, R,T, U, W, C, Cancellation of debt other than credit card or main income, Military Income, Farm Income, Business, Schedule K-1, Dual Status, and Non-citizen taxpayers with F, J, M, or Q visas. 
  • March 13: District 6 Meeting; 6pm @ Mary Todd Elementary 
  • March 13 to 18: Jake's Birthday Book Drive (In Honor of the late Jake Gibbs, former 3rd District Council Member) 
  • March 14: Job Club Kentucky
  • March 15 to 18- UK Healthcare/ KHSAA Boys' Basketball Sweet 16 
  • March 17-Summer Youth Job Training Program Worksite Applications Due: DEADLINE EXTENDED!
  • March 21- Lexington Hamlets Presentation                        
  • April 3 to April 7- Fayette County Public Schools Spring Break 
  • April 8- Summer Youth Job Training Program Career Fair (Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders) Registration Form
Request Road Repairs in Your Neighborhood
LFUCG 6th District Website
6th District Contact Information:
Councilwoman Denise Gray - 859-280-8243 -
Legislative Aide Tiffany Duncan- 859-280-8259 -

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