FEBRUARY 25, 2020
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
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Bill Bennett, City Treasurer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Hunt Rounsavall, Jr., 7204 Wood Briar Circle, Louisville, Ky 40241, addressed the Commission regarding his campaign for State Representative of District 32.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The February 11, 2020 minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner Hubbuch and was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 20-17—Relating to Check Register Approvals for January 2020. Motion to approve MO 20-07 was made by Commissioner Wagner. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Don Lawson, managing director of Stephens & Lawson, Certified Public Accountants, presented the June 30, 2019 audit report. He reported that the City of Hurstbourne ended fiscal year 2019 in a very strong position showing an increase in the net worth of the City. City Treasurer Bill Bennett added that the City is in great financial shape. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to accept and approve the June 30, 2019 audit. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Singler presented Ordinance #20-01, Series 2020 for introduction and first reading—AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING CITY ORDINANCES RELATING TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE STANDARDS AND NUISANCES. He discussed Chapter 92 in this ordinance regarding nuisances and signs. Commissioner Wagner had numerous suggestions and Mr. Singler stated he would make those changes to the ordinance and print a new version. After some discussion about the suggested changes, Commissioner Wagner made a motion for introduction and first reading of Ordinance #20-01, Series 2020. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Attorney Singler presented for introduction and first reading Ordinance #20-02, Series 2020—AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND UPDATING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CITY’S SIGN ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 153. Commissioner Wagner had several suggestions and Mr. Singler stated he would make those changes to the ordinance and print a new version. After some additional discussion, Commissioner Wagner made a motion for introduction and first reading of Ordinance #20-02, Series 2020. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported that the creek located near Skyline Chili and Wessex Place is being cleared out. C. A. O. Leidgen added that the project is going well, and Cornerstone Landscaping is doing a good job. The sidewalk drainage program is dependent on clear and warm weather conditions. City Engineer Chris Crumpton distributed a plat of the Williamsburg Office Park Plaza and described the area where Wessex and Williamsburg converge with this area being the location where an access agreement is under control of two property owners. The owners have agreed to transfer ownership of the right of way to the City. The timeline is uncertain because the requirement to work with the Louisville Metro Planning Commission. However, the hope is to have everything resolved by road paving season.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that a couple of certificates of deposits have matured and another one will mature on Thursday, February 27, 2020. He asked if City Treasurer Bill Bennett, Commissioner Bill Leavell, C. A. O. Jim Leidgen will be available soon for a Finance Committee meeting to decide where to invest the money. In addition, he asked about the status of the delinquent property tax bills.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported he will be meeting with City Engineer Chris Crumpton and C. A. O. Jim Leidgen to discuss the intersection of Nottingham at Linn Station.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
No report: however, Commissioner Wagner did thank C. A. O. Jim Leidgen for the monthly Code Enforcement report from George Stewart and the field notes containing recommendations from Andrea Hanlon, Horticulturist.
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
No further report.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
Nothing was brought before the Commission.
At 6:22 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Jackson James E. Leidgen, City Clerk