APRIL 27, 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
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Phil Stone, a resident at 9110 Nottingham, expressed his concerns to the Commission regarding vandalism that occurred over the past few years at his address.
Chief of Police Grady Throneberry of Graymoor-Devondale addressed the Commission regarding the patrolling practices conducted by the officers. Also, he addressed the two-tier police services, the hourly rates, and the benefits of both services. The Commission thanked him for the information and will take it under consideration for budgetary purposes.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The April 13,2021minutes were presented for approval.Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of the minutesand her motion was and was seconded by CommissionerJackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 21-20—Approval of Expenses for March 2021
Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of MO 21-20. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen distributed a management report and discussed choosing a date for the city-wide yard sale. After some discussion, it was decided to be in the month of June. Mr. Leidgen will report to the Commission the chosen date after researching surrounding cities and their designated sale dates.
Mr. Leidgen discussed the potential of creating the City directory in digital form on the website, but after some discussion, it was decided to remain in written booklet form.
He reported he had worked on the preliminary property tax file from the PVA, and the figuresreflect a 3.43% increase in revenue totaling $1,378,844 before discounts. The property tax rate of 0.169% will remain the same
In addition, Mr. Leidgen stated that the Cheshire Way drainage project should start in a couple of weeks.
Lastly, Mr. Leidgen discussed in length the five levels and timelines of a formalized Code of Enforcement process. He described in detail each level and the timeline in which penalties for the violations would be determined and executed by him, the Code Enforcement Officer, and the City Attorney. The penalties ranged from courtesy notices, citations and ultimately property liens and possible foreclosures. The Commission will remain informed of all levels. The Commission thanked Mr. Leidgen on a job well done.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that a certificate of deposit for $240,000had recently matured and will be moved into a 12-month certificate with CUB Bank.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that Bramer Brothers is mulching and placing flowers in the City. She expressed her appreciation for City Horticulturist Andrea Hanlon for her hard work behind the scenes to enhance the City’s appearance.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney Singler distributed a complaint/violation report on offending properties and how the violations are being addressed. In addition, he presented an ordinance draft pertaining to solar installation to be reviewed by the Commission for first reading at the next meeting. He stated he is developing a matrix for drainage issues in the City and the criteria gathered will be presented to the Storm Water Committee to prioritize.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton reported the striping refreshment project at multiple locations was completed; however, the thermoplastic arrows have been delayed for approximately 30 days.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
City Attorney John Singler stated under KRS 61.810 (f) for personnel discussion, Mayor Masick made a motion to close the regular Commissioner meeting and enterinto Executive Session. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. The motion carried unanimously. Upon conclusion of the session,
Commissioner Jackson made a motion to reconvene to the regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
At 6:23p.m.Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn.Hismotion was seconded by CommissionerWagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Jackson James E. Leidgen, City Clerk