Thank You!

As this year’s Greenbrier Dues Appeal wraps up, the GB Board is happy to announce that once again 170 neighbors voluntarily contributed to our operating fund. That means 70% of GB residents (236 properties according to Fayette County PVA Search site: Greenbrier Estates) will allow the Board to undertake major projects such as the new Directory, Spring planting and updated Security Cameras that will benefit ALL residents.

Your GB Board is grateful for the participation of our dues-paying neighbors, and we work hard to ensure your dues go to make our neighborhood one of Fayette County’s best. Thank you!

Red Cross Launches Campaign to Halt Home Fires

The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.
Do You Need a Smoke Alarm?
The Red Cross and its partners can test existing smoke alarms and install up to three free smoke alarms for those that need them.
Ask the Lexington Fire Dept to check your Smoke Detectors. Call (859) 231-5662.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, visit:  The American Red Cross

City Sewer Cleaning Set for April

For the week starting Monday, April 1st through Saturday, April 6, 2019 Robinson Pipe Cleaning Co. (an LFUCG contractor) could be cleaning and inspecting sanitary sewers in Greenbrier. Certain conditions may call for an alteration of this schedule.

NOTE: Work is underway as of Thursday, April 4,

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Spring Business Meeting Set for Monday, April 8

All residents are invited to attend the Spring Business Meeting of the Greenbrier Residents, Inc.  This by-law mandated event will be held at the home of Sarah and Carl Lee, 1805 Bahama Road.  Drinks and snacks will be served at 6.30pm; the program will start promptly at 7pm. 

Our keynote speaker is Mr. Rob Bartley, Regional Sales Manager over Lexington with Metronet, the fiber optic network that began construction in parts of Lexington this past year.  Mr. Bartley will be available to answer any questions you may have about this new internet option. Also on the agenda,will  be Kathy Plomin, our 12th District Councilmember and neighbor,  to present highlights of Council activity this past quarter.  So take this opportunity to catch up on GRI detailed budget info as well as other neighborhood news. Mingle with your neighbors and friends! 

Don’t miss the Spring Business Meeting of the Greenbrier Residents, Inc. Monday, April 8th, at 6.30pm.


Bill Would Upend Lexington Planning


Please oppose House Bill 346, Senate Floor Amendment 1.  

The bill as amended would take away the LFUCG Planning Commission’s authority over final development plans, would greatly harm Lexington’s new Comprehensive Plan, and would have the practical impact of opening Lexington’s Urban Services Boundary.  Essentially, new land would have to be made available for development at a rate consistent with development over the past ten years.  Please help to oppose this bill by objecting to its passage immediately!     

The easiest way to oppose the Senate Floor Amendment would be to call 800-372-7181 and leave a message for all Senators that you object to it.  You can use the language in the first paragraph above if you wish, or you can simply state that you oppose it.  Either method registers your objections.  

After that, be alert to find if the Senate passes the bill with the Floor Amendment, and if so, call the same number again and leave the same message for all House members.

You can also contact your own Senator and House Member by emailing them via  Look at the key on the bar at the top page and click on “Legislators.”

The SFA sponsor is Senator Jared Carpenter from Berea.   A small part of his district is in Fayette County.

Please also contact your neighbors and friends and ask that they also protest the legislation.  This bill would represent a terrible setback to the interests of planning and reasonable development in Fayette County.    Thank you for your prompt action.  

Walt Gaffield, President, Fayette County Neighborhood Council

Spring 2019 Events

This spring, the GRI Board is hosting several exciting events.  These activities benefit all Greenbrier residents, and everyone has a responsibility to contribute to these shared costs through paying their voluntary dues of $100 per year – a mere $8 per month.  If you have not yet paid your dues,or want to know more of what activities your dues help provide, please contact Treasurer John Schmidt, at 3556 Antilles Drive (299-5656) or visit our Dues web page to pay by PayPal, credit card or e-check.

On March 27th, you have an opportunity to sit in “On the Table” and speak about what’s on your mind! Co-hosted by neighbor and Councilmember Kathy Plomin, this civic initiative will be held at 2pm in the Greenbrier Country Club.  RSVP to if you wish to attend. This event, now in its 3rd year, offers citizens of Fayette County a chance to discuss what concerns them most about life in the Bluegrass. Past topics included equity, social inclusion and race relations.  Bring your ideas to “On the Table” this month! Log on to for more details.   

Monday evening, April 8th, will be the GRI Spring Business meeting held at the home of Sarah and Carl Lee, 1805 Bahama Road. Snacks and drinks are served at 6.30pm ; the meeting will begin at 7pm.  Speakers will include representatives from Metronet; a detailed budget report and news of neighborhood interest. We will also gauge interest in offering another “Coffee with a Cop” in the neighborhood at the meeting.

The GRI- sponsored Spring Garage sale will take place April 26 & 27, though homeowners can choose to open only on Saturday the 27th if they prefer.  This is your golden opportunity to clean out those closets and clear out the garages.  Your unwanted, outgrown, and unloved items may be someone else’s coveted treasures.   As always, further details will be provided closer to the upcoming event!

We encourage you to attend our meetings and welcome any suggestions as to how the GRI may better serve its members! If you are unable to attend, feel free to use our Contact web page for any questions of concerns.


Ladies Tea 2018

Hey GB Ladies!

Our annual Ladies Tea will be held this Sunday, February 24th from 2-4 pm at the home of Lynn Gaunce, 2227 Bahama Road. ALL Greenbrier ladies who have paid their annual dues should have already received their invites, and have RSVP’d to Lynn at 421-9420. If you are a paid member and have NOT received your invitation to the Tea, please call Lynn today. See you there!


Emma Tibbs

Emma Tibbs passed away on New Year’s Day, 2019. Emma, along with husband Sonny, was one of the neighborhood’s original homeowners, having lived on Tabago Court for decades. An organizer of the first Greenbrier Residents, Inc. Board, her passion to preserve and protect this neighborhood will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 7, with a funeral mass to follow at noon.

Cathedral of Christ the King , 299 Colony Boulevard, Lexington, KY 40502

Link: Cathedral of Christ the King

Herald Leader Link: Emma Tibbs made the world a better place

Herald Leader Link: Mayor Jim Gray called her the ‘Oracle of Lexington.’

Update – Herald Leader Link: Emma Tibbs Obituary

Holiday Lights

Seasons Greetings Greenbriarians,

Santa was pleased by the overall Holiday Spirit that the Greenbrier neighborhood conveyed this Christmas Season.  This evening, the Elves have had a successful canvassing of the neighborhood.  They have determined there are indeed worthy winners of the coveted Neighborhood Lighting awards.  A special note for those who have not won or have been disenchanted by Elves decisions in the past:  Be not embittered by past decisions of the Elves.  You can win, it’s not too late.  Do not turn your Lights off in dark protest, come back, display your Christmas Cheer!  Light it up.

Special shout out:  the Hiltons, the Andrews, and the Nativity Scene at the Fresh residence across from the Club.

Official winners are:
Most Whimsical:  Newlands 2122 Bahama
Entryway:  3201 Tabago (Big Tree) Wirth/Wardrop
Overall:  2148 Antigua (Brian and Lisa Sarrett)

Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of year again!

Already, many Greenbrier neighbors have decked their doorways, trees, front lawns, roofs and mailboxes with colored lights and festive trimmings in anticipation of jolly old St.- wait!wait! – what they’re really waiting for is the stealth visit by anonymous GB elves judging “Most Whimsical”, “Best Entryway”, “Best Overall Display” and any other display they think should be applauded!

Last year, winners were chosen – and awarded gift certificates to their fav restaurants in Hamburg – at 3512 Trinidad (Hamms); 3637 Antilles (Vettrainos), and 1772 Bahama (Price/Higgins).

Who will be the lucky winners of coveted elf selections this year? Judging will be completed by December 21st at 11.30pm, so there is lots of time to show and share your festive flair with the rest of the neighborhood. Good luck and Happy Holidays to all!