FEBRUARY 11, 2020
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Mary 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: Mary Masick, Mayor
Earl Hubbuch, 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 spoke.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The January 28, 2020 minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner Wagner and was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Singler presented two ordinances for preliminary review: Chapter 92 regarding nuisances and Chapter 153 regarding signs. After some discussion, he stated that both ordinances will be presented for further review, discussion and possible first reading at upcoming Commission meetings.
He then reported that there is a section of road located at the end of Williamsburg Plaza just past Wessex Place that is owned and maintained by two office building property owners at that location. Historically the City has maintained the road, median, turf grass and irrigation system. In order to continue maintenance of this section of road, it is recommended to properly transfer ownership and be incorporated as part of the City of Hurstbourne’s roadway system. The owners are willing to make such transfer. However, it also requires approval from the Metro Planning Commission which will incur expenses to the City. After some discussion, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to obtain the proposed right of way at Williamsburg Plaza with expenses not to exceed $3,000. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion passed unanimously.
Mayor Masick reported the Jefferson County League of Cities will have an annual meeting and social hour to be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Tway House located in Plainview at 7 p.m. If anyone is interested in attending, they should contact her.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported that City Engineer Crumpton will walk the City ditches soon and give an update. The flowers and mulch have been ordered for Spring.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell distributed the January 2020 police activity report showing 14 warnings and 0 citations. This number is slightly lower than average for the year 2019 which was 18 warnings and 8.5 citations. The invoice for Kentucky Law Enforcement for January 2020 was $5400.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
No report. Commissioner Hubbuch requested that Rumpke be made aware that sometimes the recycle totes are not being returned to the front of the houses as required by their contract.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
Nothing was brought before the Commission.
At 5:40 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