Metro Council looks at county-wide storm cleanup, money for storm victims - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Metro Council looks at county-wide storm cleanup, money for storm victims

From storm debris pick-up county-wide to money that will help storm victims -- those are just some of the topics Louisville city leaders will consider Thursday night.

The Metro Council will hear a couple of emergency ordinances.  Council members are hoping they get passed, to provide storm victims some relief.

As a landlord of homes in Valley Station, Thomas Hylton told his tenants to cut down the trees and he'll pick them up.  But he'd rather have the city take care of storm debris curb-side.

Right now, people have been taking much of their debris to drop off locations.  But on Thursday night's Metro Council agenda, Doug Hawkins is hoping to push through an ordinance where Metro Government would be required to pick up storm debris county-wide during natural disasters like the windstorm on September 14th.

Debris pick-up previously was just for the old city limits, which is the Urban Services District.  Hawkins says if passed, the debris ordinance will help during future storms.

Councilwoman Madonna Flood is sponsoring the the ordinance to appropriate money to MUSCL from her neighborhood development fund.  If approved by the Metro Council, the money would go into effect immediately.

But MUSCL says $10,000 is a good start, but simply not enough money to help all the families in need.

Thursday night the Metro Council is also voting on a resolution on reformulated gas.  It asks that the Governor and the Metro Air Pollution Control District study clean fuel options to RFG and report back to Metro Council within 90 days.

The meeting starts Thursday night at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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