August 13, 2019
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
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others: John Singler, City Attorney, City Engineer Chris Crumpton
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests addressed the Commission.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
After making some amendments, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion that the minutes of the July 23, 2019 meeting be approved. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
SMALL CELL INSTALLATIONS
As a follow up from the previous meeting, Attorney Singler distributed and outlined information and a sample Ordinance for use to regulate and permit the installations of small cell poles and equipment. After some questions and discussion it was determined that Mr. Singler was to bring back more information and answers to specific questions before the Commission would entertain a first reading of the Ordinance. Commissioner Hubbuch then distributed a news article regarding the recent law suit towards small cities from Metro Mayor Greg Fischer. After which a discussion followed.
Mayor Masick reported on the issue concerning the possibility of school crossing traffic guards being removed from certain locations in certain small cities by Louisville Metro. Additional updates will be forthcoming. There were some additional discussions noting the upcoming August 29th town hall meeting held by Metro Councilperson Marilyn Parker.
Commissioner Hubbuch, Public Works
Commissioner Hubbuch and C.A.O. Leidgen reported on several ongoing and future public works projects.
Commissioner Jackson, General Government
Commissioner Jackson reported on investment of funds with Commonwealth Bank for the amount of $243,000.00. The Investment Committee recommended that, barring no objection, the funds is to be invested for 15 months drawing an annual percentage rate of 2.28%. No other Commissioners objected to this action. Mr. Jackson then instructed C.A.O. Leidgen to make the investment. He also mentioned that KLC has a new investment fund for municipalities. He and Commissioner Leavell will research the investment product further.
Commissioner Leavell, Public Safety
Commissioner Leavell distributed and discussed the most recent KLE patrols, activities and crime incident reports. He also reported that he and C.A.O. Leidgen met with John Aubrey with KLE to go over discuss patrol activities and that he is meeting with off duty Officers to go over the patrol zone program.
Commissioner Lois Wagner, Code Enforcement
No Report. However, Code Enforcement Field Officer George Stewart presented an enforcement activity report to the Commission. To questions from the Commission, Mr. Stewart and Mr. Leidgen addressed the status of a number of active cases.
CITY ATTORNEY REPORT
CITY ENGINEER REPORT
CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REPORT
C. A. O. Leidgen reviewed the contained report on current projects which was then followed by a brief discussion. Mayor Masick then reported that in response to complaints regarding speeding on Nottingham Parkway by Denington Drive, Commissioner Leavell, C.A.O. Leidgen and she will conduct research on the possibility of the placement of two stop signs at that intersection. Mr. Jackson commented that this would be similar to the installations of stop signs on Nottingham at Marlboro Circle.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS / ACTION ITEMS
After a motion by Commissioner Hubbuch and a second from Commissioner Jackson the Commission adjourned to closed executive session to discuss pending litigation. Afterwards, Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to return to the regular meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell.
At 6:14 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mary Masick, Mayor Jim Leidgen, C.A.O / City Clerk