CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
- A. O. Jim Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Norb Hancock, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
Mayor Masick led the Pledge of Allegiance.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Flint Breckinridge addressed the Commission regarding his 2022 candidacy for District 31 as State Representative.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The March 22, 2022, minutes were presented for approval. With a correction, Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval of the minutes as amended and his motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
- A. O. Leidgen reported the City’s audit is being conducted in a timely manner and will be completed by the designated date of April 30, 2022. He stated the Commissioners will receive a questionnaire from Baldwin, CPA regarding the audit.
He reported there is no progress in filling the Financial Assistant position and he is seeking other methods to find a qualified candidate.
Mr. Leidgen and City Engineer Crumpton discussed potholes in the City and as well as working with Metro Councilperson Marilyn Parker’s office to fill the pothole on Christian Way.
Mayor Masick reported that Jack Wills, Executive Director of Jefferson League of Cities, notified her of an upcoming meeting on April 21, 2022, at Middletown City Hall. At this meeting, there will be a representative to discuss the Home-Rule candidate filing process. C. A. O. Leidgen stated that he will attend the meeting.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock along with Mr. Paul Doyle, President of Wessex Place Board, expressed their concern regarding a wooden fence located by Panera Bread restaurant which was destroyed by fire. City Attorney Singler explained that the fence is the responsibility of Wessex Place since they built the fence several years ago. Also, Mr. Hancock stated that people had been staying behind the clubhouse and after some discussion, it was agreed to contact the police to patrol this area. In addition, he also reported that there is excessive speeding in Wessex Place.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reviewed the March 2022 police activity report. He added that the Graymoor-Devondale police patrol more hours monthly than they charge and they have received positive reviews.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that streetlight fixtures throughout the city will be upgraded to the Acorn style fixtures. The entrance lighting fixtures will be upgraded as well with work starting at the S. Lyndon Lane entrance. LG&E is also switching out all of the old bulbs to LED lights. Long term, the change to LED lighting will be cost effective and provide a safer pathway for residents.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler presented for second reading Ordinance 22-04 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FIXING THE COMPENSATION OF ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS OF THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE A comparative data sheet illustrating local Commissioners/Council salaries was provided by Mayor Masick. After a lengthy discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion for the upcoming 2023 Commissioners to be paid $800 monthly and the upcoming 2023 Mayor’s salary to be $1,000 monthly. Roll call vote was taken, Commissioner Hancock—yea, Commissioner Jackson—yea, Mayor Masick—yea, Commissioner Leavell—nay, and Commissioner Wagner—yea. Ordinance 22-04 was enacted with a 4-1 vote.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton distributed a fiscal year 2022 Public Works/Drainage update. He reported that the Safe Route to School project is approved; however, a meeting with the Transportation staff of JCPS is needed for approval of the design before submitting the plan to KIPDA. The annual storm drainage project is delayed awaiting a meeting with Lawrence and Associates and the project may have to be placed for bid. Regarding the ARPA project, MSD agreed to a 50/50 grant for funding of major projects. There will be a follow-up meeting.
Mr. Crumpton reported he will be walking the major stream areas in the next few weeks to determine damage. Also, he is waiting for the State to send back to MSD for permit approval for the Seaton Springs Court creek bank reclamation. He discussed several upcoming projects that are needed throughout the City and reported he will begin road paving reviews in April.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
At 5:47 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk