MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 27, 2024       
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL
A. O. Tyler Johnson conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.

Present:
Mary Masick, Mayor
Marc Norton, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Chris Leahy, Commissioner

Others Present:
John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer

PLEDGE
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.

RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Sarah Madson – Lutheran School Parent
Mitch Barnes – DREAM Foundation
Jennifer Birge – Bluegrass Recreation
Jeff Walz – Hurstbourne Resident

BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The February 13, 2024, minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval and his motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Norton. Motion carried unanimously.

DISCUSSION – PLAYGROUND REQUEST

Sarah Madson provided the Commission with an update on the all-abilities playground project at Our Savior Lutheran School. The project was able to secure $34,250 from Councilwoman Marilyn Parker of  Louisville Metro Council. Mayor Masick read a letter of support to from Councilwoman Parker since she could not be in attendance for the meeting. Ms. Madson explained that the project had raised $170,000 to date, with another $450,000 in grant requests that had been submitted to various organizations but not yet approved.

Jennifer Birge of Bluegrass Recreation provided an overview of the constructions plans for the playground project. She explained the process by which the equipment will be installed, why they chose the materials and layout they did, and a timeline of installation once the project was funded. The estimated time of completion is set for October 2024, or the spring of 2025 if weather delays the fall timeline.

Mitch Barnes of the DREAM Foundation spoke to the Commission about previous all-abilities playgrounds that his organization had developed, and any future plans they may have once this project is complete.

Hurstbourne resident Jeff Walz spoke in support of the project as well.

After discussion among the Commission, a motion to award $50,000 in grant funding to the project was made by Commissioner Leavell. There was no second and the motion died.

Commissioner Leavell made a motion to award $35,000 in grant funding to the project and his motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. M.O. 24-13 – A MUNICIPAL ORDER RELATING TO APPROVAL OF GRANT FUNDING FROM THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE FOR THE DREAM FOUNDATION OF KENTUCKY was approved unanimously.

A. O. Tyler Johnson—Management Report

C.A.O. Johnson presented a design to the Commission for review regarding a memorial plaque commemorating former Commissioner Lois Wagner. Once the proof is submitted by Bramer Bros., the Commission will approve and a site location for the memorial tree will be determined by the city’s Horticulturalist.

C.A.O. Johnson reported that the auditors will be presenting at a March Commission meeting regarding the city’s FY23 audit. Johnson reported that he had met with a representative from LG&E and a streetlight will be installed between 8 and 9 Muirfield. Johnson also reported that he would be out of the office Thursday and Friday to attend the state’s city manager’s conference.

COMMISSION REPORTS

MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Masick asked when the city’s shred day was and C.A.O. Johnson replied that it would be held on Saturday, June 8.

PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Norton
No report was given.

GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
No report was given.

PUBLIC WORKS– Commissioner Leavell
No report was given.

CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION– Commissioner Leahy
No report was given.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney Singler gave the Commission an update on vacant properties in the city and the potential for their sale in the coming months.

CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton reported that the culvert has been ordered for the Nottingham culvert project and he expected it to be here in May. He also reported that he should be receiving final cost estimates and documents from MSD regarding the Seaton Springs Court creek project and the Wessex Place ditch project.

TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Treasurer Rhodes was absent; therefore no report was given.

OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
No further actions were taken.

ADJOURNMENT   
At 5:31 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell.  Motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Mary Masick
Tyler Johnson, City Clerk