MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 23, 2024
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Jackson called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.

Present:
Ben Jackson, Mayor Pro-Tem
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Chris Leahy, Commissioner

Others Present:
John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary

PLEDGE
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson.

RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
John May, a Hurstbourne resident, was present.

BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The April 9, 2024 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Leavell made a motion for
approval of the minutes and his motion was seconded by Commissioner Leahy. Motion carried
unanimously.

C. A. O. Tyler Johnson—Management Report
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson reported the power washing of the Oxmoor Woods entrances is to begin
tomorrow, April 24, 2024. He stated the Hurstbourne-Herald newsletter will go to the printers this week
and then be sent out. With regards to the City directory, a second letter has been mailed to the residents
and if there is no response, the City will assume they do not want to be listed.

C. A. O. Tyler Johnson stated the contract between the City of Hurstbourne and MSD will be discussed at
the next meeting when there is a full Commission. There was a discussion regarding a job completion
deadline, and Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson stated for the minutes that he wants a deadline date for the job
completion added to the contract. He added that no action will take place tonight on the contract until
there is a full Commission present.

C. A. O. Johnson added that Commissioner Norton had requested to change the contract from
reimbursing MSD the estimated cost to reimbursing the actual cost of the project. City Engineer Chris
Crumpton explained that MSD always comes in over budget; therefore, we should stay at an estimated
cost. C. A. O. Johnson stated he will contact Commissioner Norton to inform him of the decision to stay
at estimated cost since the City is capped at $100,000.

For discussion purposes, C. A. O. Tyler Johnson supplied copies of the City Hall Rental Agreement
policy. Commissioner Leahy suggested when a renter removes signage, which may cause damage to the
building, the renter should be obligated to repair the damage. Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson stated that no
action will be taken on the policy until the next Commission meeting.

Lastly, C. A. O. Johnson reviewed the ARPA Funds history and reported approximately $300,000 is
remaining and this will be committed to paving. City Engineer Chris Crumpton is prioritizing a list of
streets for the Commission to review and Whittington will be included.

COMMISSION REPORTS

MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Masick was absent; therefore, there was no report.

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT – Commissioner Norton
Commissioner Norton was absent; therefore, there was no report.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson
Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson had no report; however, he briefly discussed the Metro rental registry which will
be a public record. These rentals are now open to inspections. Since rental properties in the City of
Hurstbourne will now be identified, it will be easier to enforce code violations, should any occur.

PUBLIC WORKS – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell had no report.

CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION—Commissioner Leahy
Commissioner Leahy had no report.

CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Chris Crumpton reported he is prioritizing a list of catch basin failures and following up on
drainage issues.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney John Singler distributed copies of an amendment to the Louisville Metro Land
Development Code called Middle Housing Development Standards. Middle Housing is a term used to
describe a range of housing options between single-family homes and larger apartments. In summary, he
stated that this will not be in effect until March 2025 and the City of Hurstbourne would have to adopt
this amendment in order to enforce it.

TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
City Treasurer Mike Rhodes was absent; therefore, there was no report.

OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
No further actions were taken.

Prior to adjournment, resident John May asked if the rental inspections could occur without
announcement?

City Attorney Singler answered yes, Louisville Metro has the right.

ADJOURNMENT
At 5:07 p.m. Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Mary Masick
Tyler Johnson, City Clerk