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What are Neighborhood Development Funds?
What is the difference between a registered neighborhood association and a homeowner's association?
Can the city enforce deed restrictions, covenants, etc?
Who do I contact if a streetlight is out in my neighborhood?
Who do I contact to have a dead animal picked up?
What are some important rules for pet owners?
Who do we contact if we want to have a neighborhood-wide clean up?
Who is responsible for maintaining sidewalks in the neighborhood?
Who do you call concerning graffiti removal?
Can streets be blocked for neighborhood events?
Q: What are Neighborhood Development Funds?
A:

Neighborhood Development Funds are monies provided to incorporated non-profit organizations for any lawful public purpose in the best interest of and for the use and benefit of the community. The Urban County Council allocates NDF on recommendation of any member.

For more information, contact LexCall 311

Q: What is the difference between a registered neighborhood association and a homeowner's association?
A:
A registered neighborhood association is a voluntary association that has registered with the city as a group interested in planning projects and referrals for various noticing requirements. A homeowner's association is a mandatory association that usually assesses a fee for the care and upkeep of common facilities, such as landscaping, swimming pool, management costs, etc. 
Q: Can the city enforce deed restrictions, covenants, etc?
A:
The city does not enforce private deed restrictions because they are private agreements. Please consult your homeowner's association representative, property manager or an attorney to learn more about possible legal remedies to enforce deed restrictions or similar private agreements.
Q: Who do I contact if a streetlight is out in my neighborhood?
A:
Call Kentucky Utilities at 1-800-981-0600 or LexCall 311.
Q: Who do I contact to have a dead animal picked up?
A:
Call LexCall 311 or make an on-line request for pick-up.
Q: What are some important rules for pet owners?
A:
All dogs in Fayette County must be on a leash or behind a fence at all times when outside. They cannot run at large (even under voice command) and must wear their current license tags at all times. Don't forget to pick up your animal's waste, it is the neighborly thing to do and most importantly, it's the law! 
Q: Who do we contact if we want to have a neighborhood-wide clean up?
A:

The Division of Waste Management provides a loan-a-box program which can be helpful with large neighborhood clean up projects. A fee of $38.00 is required in advance to cover the landfill disposal cost. The container is delivered to your neighborhood for one weekday or if delivered on a Friday, it can be used for the weekend. It is suggested that these be reserved well in advance because they are loaned on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact LexCall 311.

Q: Who is responsible for maintaining sidewalks in the neighborhood?
A:

Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the public sidewalk in front of their property. A reimbursement program is available to owner occupied residential properties at a rate of $2.25 per square foot on all sidewalks marked for replacement and that are cited by the Division of Code Enforcement. Inspections of existing sidewalks are handled through the Division of Code Enforcement.

For more information, contact LexCall 311.

Q: Who do you call concerning graffiti removal?
A:
Call 311 to report graffiti. The LexCall staff will direct the service request for graffiti removal to the appropriate agency based on the location of the graffti.
Q: Can streets be blocked for neighborhood events?
A:

The Division of Traffic Engineering can authorize that streets or portions of them to be closed for a block party (block public right-of-way for a short time use).

A permit may be issued only:

  • To an adult of the interested neighborhood, neighborhood association president or church pastor;
  • If the neighborhood has been notified of the party;
  • If the neighborhood takes part (no private parties are allowed);
  • If no other laws or ordinances are violated (noise, alcoholic beverage on right of way);
  • If the permit is requested no less than five (5) days prior to the date of the block party;
  • If the permit holder (group representative), is held responsible for supplying, erecting and removing necessary barricades for the event.

For more information, contact LexCall 311.

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