REGULAR MEETINGAPRIL 13, 2021
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
C.A.O. Jim Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Mary Masick, Mayor
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: Jim Leidgen, City Administrator
John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Bob Myers, a resident at 304 Canton Court, expressed his concerns to the Commission regarding a residence on Canton Court he reported to be in violation of several ordinances. After much discussion,
Commissioner Leavell agreed to stay in contact with Mr. Myers regarding this property.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The March 23,2021minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of the minutes and her motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 21-19—Relating to the Approval of a Category 2 Plan on Property Located at 1110 South Hurstbourne Parkway in the City of Hurstbourne.
City Engineer Chris Crumpton distributed the development plans for McDonald’s renovation located at this address. He reported McDonald’s had agreed to upgrade the current sidewalk to ADA standards. After a brief discussion, Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of MO 21-19 and her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
In addition, Mr. Crumpton discussed a recent application by a resident requesting a permit for installation of solar panels. After some research, Mr. Crumpton reported that the company to perform the work is Pure Power Solar, and they are registered in the State of Kentucky and are highly qualified. He added that the company will apply for a permit from Louisville Metro which will ultimately return to the City of Hurstbourne for approval. City Attorney John Singler stated that the City does not have an ordinance for solar energy installation and discussed several provisions to create one. He will have an ordinance prepared for first reading at the next Commission meeting.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavel lreviewed the March 2021 police activity report which had five warnings and no citations. The average time of a patrol is thirty-four minutes performed seven times daily. There was a discussion regarding a rate increase effective July 2021 and the Commission decided to invite Chief of Police Grady Throneberry of Graymoor- Devondale to the next meeting to discuss the potential increase.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney Singler distributed information on the foreclose at 8916 Lippincott Road. After some discussion on the City’s potential actions, Commissioner Jackson requested that the foreclosure be on the docket monthly so the Commission can follow the progress.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton reported the striping refreshment project at multiple locations was completed. The Cheshire Way drainage design work was given to Jean Henry of Lawrence and Associates. AT&T has begun to install poles. Commissioner Jackson asked Engineer Crumpton to check out holes left on asphalt pavement from equipment used by AT&T. Lastly, roadway inspections will begin for future street repaving.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes filedexpenses to the CARES Act and the reimbursement check was deposited in the amount of $18,000. There are certificate of deposits maturing soon and he is checking for the best rates.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported that one half of the mulch order has arrived and will be placed. The irrigation system was started this week. With regards to budget financing, he stated the preliminary tax roll report from PVA will arrive April 23 and he will have a better perspective on the anticipated amount of money expected for 2021. In addition, he distributed a code enforcement process form illustrating five levels of violations. Commissioner Jackson asked Mr. Leidgen categorize code enforcement violations and have a time frame between level of actions. After much discussion, the Commission requested that Mr. Leidgen contact George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer, to gain insight on recommendations for levels of action.
City Attorney John Singler stated under KRS 61.810 (f) for personnel discussion, Mayor Masick made a motion to close the regular Commission meeting and enter into Executive Session. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. The motion carried unanimously. Upon conclusion of the session, Mayor Masick made the motion to reconvene to the regular meeting. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
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