JANUARY 22, 2019
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
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Mary Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guest speakers
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion that the minutes of the January 8, 2019 regular meeting be approved; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 19-10 Relating to Establishment of an Expense Approval Policy for the City of Hurstbourne for the Calendar Year of 2019—Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to table MO 19-10 until there was a full Commission present; his motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. The motion carried unanimously.
City Engineer Chris Crumpton distributed the latest update on flood mapping created by MSD and FEMA which included some areas in the City of Hurstbourne. Commissioner Hubbuch suggested if a resident had any concerns regarding the maps to contact City Hall to speak with C. A. O. Jim Leidgen or Mr. Crumpton.
Mayor Masick reported that she and Commissioner Leavell attended a training session last week conducted by the Kentucky League of Cities in Lexington. She also attended the Jefferson County League of Cities meeting. There was a presentation on budgeting at the monthly meeting. She added that there will be a social gathering for Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf on February 21, 2019. He is the outgoing President of JCLC and the incoming President is Mayor Bonnie Jung of Douglass Hills. She then reported on the renewal of the lease agreement for Neel Schafer, a tenant located in City Hall. They agreed to an 18-month lease at a slight increase in payments. Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to accept the offer as presented; seconded by Commissioner Leavell. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Crumpton also reported on the roof replacement project.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported that he enjoyed attending the training at the Kentucky League of Cities in Lexington and meeting the attendees from other cities. He inquired about the progress of the City of Hurstbourne logo trademark and City Attorney Singler distributed a handout explaining that it would not be difficult to apply for the trademark and it is relatively inexpensive. Renderings with pictures of the lions on the logo will be required along with the application. Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to authorize City Attorney Singler to proceed with the process of trademarking the City logo; seconded by Commissioner Leavell. The motion carried unanimously.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch complimented the City’s recent snow removal by Bramer Brothers and Pro-Turf. City Engineer Crumpton added that AT&T will be upgrading their plans to replace poles and that involves three in the City.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
City Attorney Singler reported there was a meeting of the Land Development and Transportation Committee regarding the proposed City road closures. There will be a public hearing on February 21, 2019.
CITY ENGINEER—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton has no additional reports.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
No report; Mayor Masick reported a resident’s concerns about safety with regard to certain homes in the Cromwell Hill and Ayrshire area. She will share the information with Mr. Leidgen.
At 5:28 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell; motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk