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
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
Mayor Masick led the Pledge of Allegiance.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Tim Buckley, candidate for Circuit Court Judge, addressed the Commission.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The April 12, 2022, minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval of the minutes and his motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 22-16—RELATING TO CHECK REGISTER APPROVALS FOR MARCH 2022
After some inquiries, Commissioner Wagner made a motion to approve MO 22-19 for March 2022 expenses. Commissioner Jackson seconded her motion. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
- A. O. Leidgen distributed a resume regarding Cari Hylton who applied for the City’s Financial Assistant position. He explained there had been meetings with Ms. Hylton, Mayor Masick, Commissioner Jackson, City Treasurer Mike Rhodes and himself for an interview. Her references were checked, and she received positive recommendations. Following those procedures, it was recommended to the Commission to hire her as an individual contractor rather than an hourly employee. Her hours will be 24 hours a week at $30 per hour which equates to three days a week in the office. After some additional discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion to authorize Mayor Masick to enter into an acceptable contract with Cari Hylton for the Financial Specialist with the effective hiring date of Monday, May 2, 2022. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously. Trisha Sikkema, former financial assistant, will assist by training Ms. Hylton on a month-to-month basis.Mr. Leidgen distributed a Property Valuation Administrator’s Recapitulation of Real Property Tax Roll. He explained the process of 2022 City’s taxable assessments which will include additions and deletions to determine a taxable number. He added when he has completed the process he will email Commissioners the preliminary numbers for their review.
In addition, he reported he is working with City Treasurer Mike Rhodes on the upcoming budget, and he is making necessary adjustments. He will contact the Commissioners regarding each department.
Regarding the AT&T poles in the City, he will be speaking with Hank Mangeot pertaining to the poles’ appearance. The poles do not appear as they were promised when the plans were introduced to the Commission.
Mr. Leidgen and Mayor Masick agreed to meet for the final submission online to KIPDA regarding the April 30, 2022, reporting date for the American Rescue Plan Act.
Mr. Leidgen reported he had attended a meeting at Middletown City Hall regarding elections for Home Rule Cityand spoke with a representative from the Jefferson County Clerk’s office and the State of Kentucky. The only change is to fill out the financial form online. He added that he would be happy to help anyone needing assistance.
Mr. Leidgen added that there is no longer a geese problem at City Hall.
City Attorney added that the violations occurring at a resident’s home on Seaton Springs is in the process of being corrected. Mr. George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer, was given the latest information.
Mr. Leidgen reported he had met with the hotels on site within the City of Hurstbourne with the two latest ordinances; The Extreme Nuisance Ordinance, and the Ordinance regarding guest registrations and proper identifications and license. and he was accompanied by Chief Grady Throneberry, a patrolling officer, and Code Enforcement Officer George Stewart. In meeting with hotel management, there was a clear understanding that these ordinances will be vigorously enforced using both manpower and technology.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell was absent; therefore, there was no report.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported the Lyndon Lane entrance has been contracted with Landscape Lighting. Also, LG&E was contacted, and the streetlight lanterns will be changed from the old Colonial style to the new Acorn style with a less bright light. Mr. Leidgen stated he will follow-up with the original time promised which was six to eight weeks to replace all bulbs throughout the City.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton was absent; therefore, there was no report. However, Mr. Leidgen distributed an April 2022 Public Works drainage report provided by Mr. Crumpton.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes stated the label in the balance sheets, should read money market account with its very low rate vs. Certificate of deposit.
At 5:20 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to adjourn. Her motion was seconded by
Commissioner Hancock. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk