Windy Hills Government Basics

The Windy Hills government is composed of a 6-member Council presided over by a Mayor. Council members are elected every 2 years and the Mayor is elected every 4 years. All elections are held on the November election day of even years.

The Council has an open Public Meeting the evening of the second Monday of the month. It is usually held at Sojourn Church on Rudy Lane and begins at 7:00 PM. Citizens may speak at these meetings at certain designated times. Our monthly calendar on this website will reflect any schedule changes.

In addition, there is an open Caucus Meeting held the Friday morning prior to the Monday meeting at the City offices in Summit Executive Suites. This facility is in the upper Summit office building, suite 110, 4350 Brownsboro Rd. at the corner of U.S. 42 and Hubbards Lane. This meeting begins at 10:00 AM. Upcoming City business is discussed but no votes are taken by the Council. Citizens may attend but are not allowed to speak unless permission is granted.

The City operates on a fiscal year of July 1 to June 30. The City obtains the bulk of its operating funds through City property taxes and insurance premium taxes. The State contributes to our Road fund for street maintenance and the City receives monies from other sources such as cable franchise fees and Rental Ordinance fees. Our budget is published and available for viewing. Our most recent property tax rate is 17 cents per every $100 of property value. The City uses the property valuation set by the Metro Louisville Property Valuation Administration. If tax bills are paid by the stated deadline, the City offers a discount. The discount for the 2017-18 fiscal year was 40%. The City’s tax rate is among the very lowest found in Jefferson County.

Any resident of Windy Hills may run for any City office and are highly encouraged to do so. You must file with Metro Louisville’s Election Commission, usually before the early part of August of election year, to appear on the ballot in November. Information to file and run for City office and the required forms are available in the office. The Mayor currently receives a $15,000 annual salary and the Council is unpaid.