FEBRUARY 23, 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
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Bob Myers, a resident at 304 Canton Court, addressed the Commission regarding the activities at 305 Canton Court which is owned by Clemons Properties I, LLC. After much discussion, City Attorney Singler suggested that this facility, while does offer a community service, is subject to laws just as other residents and will be cited for violations.
Ms. Jennifer De Hope, a resident at 501 Seaton Spring Court, addressed the Commission regarding the creek clearing behind her home. City Engineer Chris Crumpton presented pictures of the area and described the problems to the Commission. The next step is to have a contractor look at the area and give his solution plus an estimate. His suggestions will be submitted to the Storm Water Advisory Committee for review.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The February 9, 2021 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval of the minutes and his motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 21-17—Relating to Check Register Approvals for January 2021.
After a couple of minor questions, Commissioner Leavell made a motion for approval of MO 21-17. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick reported she had recently attended a Jefferson County League of Cities meeting where Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields introduced herself. She shared that there is currently a hiring freeze within LMPD, and diversity is inadequate, technology needs improvement and behavioral modification is needed. She stated she wants to meet with other police chiefs in the smaller cities. Also, she expressed interest for a member of the Commission to attend future Citizens Advisory Board meetings.
Mayor Masick added that during last week’s snow event there were a few complaints and many compliments on the snow removal conducted by Pro-Turf and Bramer Bros. A citizen wrote a thank you note expressing their gratitude for the essential worker who conducted a superior job in removing the snow during the middle of the night while the residents slept.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson stated there was no activity regarding the rental space at City Hall. Commissioner Leavell added that $500,000 has been set aside for the Kentucky League of Cities Investments and of that amount $50,000 was invested in November 2020. Recently, the Finance Committee decided to invest another $50,000, $25,000 in the S&P Index Fund and $25,000 in dividend stock fund. Another $100,000 was moved to the KLC Investment Pool. City Treasurer Mike Rhodes stated he had contacted Pudacah Bank of Kentucky for rates concerning the Storm Water certificate of deposit which will soon mature.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that Rumpke delayed their garbage collection from Tuesday until Wednesday of last week due to the snow event.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney John Singler presented for second reading Ordinance 21-03—AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A POLICY FOR PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE. Mayor Masick made a motion to approve the second reading of Ordinance 21-03. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Voice roll call was taken: Mayor Masick—yea, Commissioner Hancock—yea, Commissioner Jackson—yea, Commissioner Leavell—yea, and Commissioner Wagner—yea. Ordinance 21-03 was enacted with a 5-0 vote.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton reported that McDonald’s on Hurstbourne Parkway will renovate their restaurant and they will be submitting their plans for review.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes reported that the CARES Act claim has been finalized; however, he received a memo that an extension has been given through at least March 2021. He will keep the Commission updated.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen distributed a draft of the Spring issue of the Hurstbourne-Herald. He stated that he is staying in contact regarding the upcoming audit. Also, a list of potholes is being compiled and they will be repaired when weather permits. Regarding speeding in the City, Nottingham has two radar speed detectors placed.
At 5:55 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk