I am writing to inform you all of my decision to resign from my position as President of the Southland Association effective immediately.
I have proudly served on the board since 2005 and served as President since 2011. During that time, I have maintained my business and overseen, with the Board’s help, the development of bike lanes (with some sidewalks), “Welcome to Southland” sign, Southland Street Fair’s first 3 years, the annual meeting planning, 10 years of Tree Lightings, neighborhood relations for various construction projects and so much more.
I’m glad to have served this community with all of you. I am proud of our collective achievements and the significant progress and initiative made toward improving the Southland area.
Melissa Gayheart is interim VP and becomes interim president until someone else is elected. I have hopes that the board will come together with a plan to elect someone quickly but thoughtfully who is willing, eager and able to continue to carry out the mission statement of the Southland Association:
“Making the Southland Area a safe, attractive and welcoming place to shop, eat, do business and live.”
I will assist in transitioning the board with any existing paperwork and account information needed. A more detailed email will be going to the current board members as well.
EDIT: Apparently it’s been so long even I got the dates slightly wrong on something with the Southland Association. I went back over my notes and I joined as a member in 2005 and became a board member in 2006 and president 2011 it looks like … oops…
These are the un-photoshopped pictures I took at today’s Concourse d’elegance at Keeneland in Lexington Kentucky.
A few of these will look a lot better once I crop and adjust them. I’ll post them separately when I do that. I may not be an amazing photographer but there’s some in here I can work with and make better.
UPDATE AUGUST 2010: Someone recently mentioned to me that they changed where you enter the lot for the Electronics Recycling. It may now be from Versailles Road but I haven’t gone to check personally yet. It’s like they want to make this particularly hard. The website says “1306 Versailles Rd (old Furrows bldg).” http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=1766
Look for this sign to turn in off Versailles Road:
Versailles Road Government Campus
Then past the ATM (yes, past the ATM.) Past the gate and you’ll start seeing official looking Recycling center signs. Then you’ll see this less official sign:
And you’ll be pulling into the building where it will be unloaded.
UPDATE May 23 2011 Expanded hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For additional questions regarding recycling, call LEXCALL 859-425-2255
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Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 8am – 12 noon
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12 noon- 4pm
Drop-off entry off of Nancy Hanks Road, Lexington KY
I had some electronics that need to be recycled and remembered that the most recent trash pick-up flyer mentioned that the recycling center would be open year round instead of just quarterly. I went and looked it up on the web but it still says that it’s quarterly: http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=814
I went to my fridge where I found the flyer to double check, sure enough it said beginning December 1st 2008 the recycling center would be open Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm and Saturday 8am – noon.
The flyer was wrong, I went, they were closed and the sign outside read:
Sorry about the bit of tree branch covering the sign – I took this quickly after my trip back to the recycling center in the afternoon.
Since the TV transition to digital is coming up in February, they really should update their website with accurate information and driving directions. I’m going to e-mail them but just in case they don’t update it, I’m posting the info here because I would rather see electronics recycled than have them go in the landfill.
Some other bits of useful information:
1) the mailing address may in fact be 1306 Versailles Road but where you actually go for drop off is down Red Mile Road, turn onto Nancy Hanks at it’s at the very end. View Larger Map
2) when you’ve gone past the gate, it’s not the building in front of you but the second building. It can be confusing with all of those blue bins stacked up and signs that are semi-hidden behind things. I took another quick photo as I was leaving that afternoon.
I did find one other link on the LFUCG website finally but it looks more like a press release but it does contain some info: http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?recordid=126&page=24
There is a good list of what they will accept under the second photo. However it doesn’t say what businesses are supposed to do. Sorry LFUCG, I’m going to use your electronics recycling for my business electronics anyway until I figure out what I’m technically supposed to do with it.