AUGUST 25, 2020
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
City Attorney John Singler conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Mary Masick, Mayor
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, body temperatures were taken of each guest.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The August 11, 2020 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval. His motion was and was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order No. 20-22-Approval of June 2020 Expenses
After some discussion about Verizon Wireless payments, Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval of MO No. 20-22. His motion seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick reported at the last Jefferson County League of Cities meeting, Mayor Bill Dieruf of Jeffersontown serves as the current president of the Kentucky League of Cities, encouraged the cities to apply often for reimbursement for their COVID-19 expenses through the CARES Act.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported the creek clearing project continues, the entrance wrought iron painting on South Lyndon entrance and South Chadwick is waiting on the painter, and the storm grade upgrades on the streets to be paved are being reviewed. The Days Inn basin clearing is under construction and the street paving bid opening will occur on September 8, 2020. He added that there has been drilling in certain areas in the City for the AT&T 5G. City Engineer Chris Crumpton added that he looked at the drainage problem at Hurstwood Court and will have a meeting with Joe Exley from MSD to gain insight for a solution. He added that the stop signs for Linn Station and Nottingham has been ordered. e added u
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson introduced the new City Treasurer, Mike Rhodes and requested him to meet with C. A. O. Jim Leidgen and Trisha Sikkema, Financial Assistant for Hurstbourne, and inquire why the Commission cannot have current financial information at the monthly meetings. Also, he discussed the office space that is empty at City Hall. After much discussion, it was decided to offer it as it is currently designed and advertise in the Hurstbourne-Herald plus place a sign located outside City Hall.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported that some fire hydrants have been painted courtesy of St. Matthews. He stated that as of this date in August only 6 warnings and no citations have been issued. He reported that he along with C. A. O. Jim Leidgen and Mayor Masick met with Grady Throneberry from the City of Graymoor-Devondale. They discussed procuring police services from their department and was advised that a decision may take two or three months.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Rhodes
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen’s report was distributed and discussed.
At 5:25p.m., Commissioner Wagner made the motion to adjourn. HerHis motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk