MINUTES REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 9, 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
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The January 26, 2021minutes were presented for approval.Commissioner Jacksonmade a motion for approval of the minutesand his motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick reported she had recently met with Commissioner Wagner to discuss Public Works issues.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported a Certificate of Deposit had matured at the end of January 2021 at BB&T & was rolled over to Eclipse Bank in the amount of $240,000 at .50% for 12 months. Also, he noted that a Certificate of Deposit in the amount of $248,815 at Republic Bank will mature on February 13, 2021. This was the Storm Water Fund CD. From these funds we reimburse the Operating Fund for expenses incurred during the fiscal year and then redeposit the remaining funds. He reported there was no activity regarding the rental space at City Hall.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reviewed the January 2021 police activity report submitted from Graymoor-Devondale. There were no citations or warnings given during that time and the Commission complimented the detailed report.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that she and Mayor Masick met with LG&E representatives regarding the City’s lighting. Currently, the existing bulbs are being replaced with LED bulbs. She stated that further information will be presented to the Commission for their approval.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney John Singler presented for second reading Ordinance 21-02—AN ORDINANCE REPEALINGAND UPDATINGCERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CITY’S SIGN ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 153. After a discussion about the length of time a contractor’s sign may remain on the resident’s property, Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve Ordinance 20-02. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Voice roll call was taken—Mayor Masick—yea, Commissioner Hancock—yea, Commissioner Jackson—yea, Commissioner Leavell—yea, Commissioner Wagner—yea. Ordinance 20-02 was enacted with a 5-0 vote.
Also, Mr. Singler presented for introduction and first reading Ordinance 21-03—AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A POLICY FOR PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE. After some discussion, Mayor Masick made a motion to approve the first reading of Ordinance 20-03. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion passed unanimously.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes reported that the CARES Act claim has been finalized.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported the Spring issue of the Hurstbourne-Herald is outlined and requested any additional input. Also, he stated that he will meet with Mayor Masick and Commissioner Wagner this week to discuss landscape lightning at the City entrances.
At 5:15 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
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