DECEMBER 10, 2019
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Mary 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.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The November 12, 2019 minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner Wagner and seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Singler presented for second reading Ordinance 19-05—AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING THE INVESTMENT AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY SECTIONS 33.30 THROUGH 33.39 FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE. After a discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion for second reading and passage of Ordinance 19-05; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Roll call vote was taken: Mayor Masick—yea, with Commissioners Hubbuch, Jackson, Leavell and Wagner voting yea. Ordinance 19-05 was enacted with a 5-0 vote.
Municipal Order 19-28—Relating to Check Register Approvals for October 2019. After a few questions and a discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve MO 19-28; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Masick reported that long-time resident and former Hurstbourne Mayor, David Beckman passed away. A proclamation on behalf of the City declaring the month of December in his memory was presented to his wife at a celebration of his life event. In other news, she reported that Scott Brinkman of Governor Bevin’s Executive Cabinet discussed the status of 1-64 sound barrier wall project with her.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported that the storm drains upgrade project is one-third complete; however, there is currently a back order on the new style grates. Also, tree replacements will be planted in the Spring and the resident Tree Canopy program is completed. He added that the placement of the City’s Christmas decorations is complete and if there are any comments or suggestions please contact C.A.O. Leidgen. Mr. Hubbuch also stated that a retainer for the upcoming snow removal services was given to Bramer Brothers Landscaping.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell distributed the latest monthly crime report which showed only five incidents for the entire period. He added that the number traffic stops average about twenty-eight per month.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney Singler discussed details regarding the potential foreclosure on a property where several years of back taxes, interest and penalties are owed to the City. A demand letter for delinquent taxes will be sent immediately.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
No report; however, if the Commissioners had any questions regarding the October 2019 financials, they were encouraged to contact Mr. Leidgen who in return would contact City Treasurer, Bill Bennett.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
C.A. O. Leidgen requested of the Commission, ideas for articles in the upcoming issue of the newsletter. He then stated that the City’s audit will begin in two to three weeks. He outlined a potential plan that would include penalties/fines to encourage the residents to dispose of their leaves properly. Upon inquiry regarding the status of the Nottingham-Linn Station intersection, Mr. Leidgen reported that he and City Engineer Chris Crumpton are reviewing options to improve traffic flow at that intersection.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
Nothing was brought before the Commission.
At 5:45 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk