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File #: O-227-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
File created: 5/8/2021 In control: Parks and Sustainability Committee
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE CREATING A NEW SECTION TO LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTER 76 TO REGULATE TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF THE ROADS WITHIN IROQUOIS PARK TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.
Attachments: 1. O-227-21 SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN 080521 Chp 76 Regulate Temp Closures of the Rd Within Iroquois Pk Vehicular Traff.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. ______________, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE CREATING A NEW SECTION TO LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTER 76 TO REGULATE TEMPORARY CLOSURES OF THE ROADS WITHIN IROQUOIS PARK TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.
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WHEREAS, since April 2020, vehicular access along Rundill Road in Iroquois Park has been prohibited due to public health concerns in connection with COVID-19, which closure had the effect of limiting access to elderly and disable citizens of Metro Louisville; and
WHEREAS, after a public survey and online public input meeting Louisville Metro Parks overwhelmingly heard the public's desire to re-open the roads in Iroquois Park to their pre-pandemic status; and
WHEREAS, the number of cases associated with COVID-19 and the positivity rate have continued to decline in Metro Louisville, with the Governor lifting many of the restrictions on outdoor events imposed in connection with COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, Chickasaw Park, which was also closed to vehicular traffic in April 2020, is currently re-opened to vehicular traffic; and
WHEREAS, on April 16, 2021, Louisville Metro Parks announced its intent to members of the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the "Council") to reopen Rundill Road to vehicular traffic in the very near future, but no action has occurred on the reopening of Rundill Road subsequent to that meeting; and
WHEREAS, the Council wishes to set forth guidelines regarding the vehicular use of the roads within Iroquois Park to (i) restore the pre-pandemic levels of vehicular access to the citizens of Louisville Metro, (ii) provide guidelines regarding any future closures of the roads within Iroquois Park to vehicular traffic, and (iii) allow Metro Parks to retain flexibility in its management of the day to day operations of I...

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