JANUARY 24, 2023
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Marc Norton, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Hank Davis, a Hurstbourne resident, addressed the Commission inquiring if there were regulations
regarding carports. After much discussion, City Attorney Singler stated there are no current guidelines on
carports and suggested the Commission create a design standard to be added to the existing ordinance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The January 10, 2023 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for
approval and her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 23-15—Relating to Check Register Approvals for December 2022.
Commissioner Wagner made a motion to approve MO 23-15. Her motion was seconded by
Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson—Management Report
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson reported the fifth Flock camera had been installed and if the Commission
approves, there will be eight more cameras installed which would cover each entrance into the City. Mr.
Johnson added that he, Mayor Masick and Commissioner Leavell met with Major Wampler with the
LMPD 8 th Division. The major’s opinion of the cameras was very favorable.
C. A. O. Johnson stated there had been an increase in lost pet signs attached to the City’s posts and he
thought the current fines should be increased to deter the problem. In addition, the offenders should be
charged for damages to the posts. He added that the pets’ owners are called but they rarely return to
retrieve their signs. This subject will be placed in the Hurstbourne-Herald.
With regards to the Kentucky League of Cities Official Academy, Mr. Johnson stated he enjoyed the
classes January 18 thru 21, 2023. He summarized that the academy encouraged creating a disaster
recovery plan which he intends to develop soon. Another topic dealt with Public Records. He explained to
the Commission an Outlook account will be created for each Commissioner and the City’s IT
(information technology) contractor will help set up the accounts on the Commissioner’s devices if they
Lastly, C. A. O. Johnson distributed draft copies of a personnel policy for the Commission to review. The
current policy had not been updated since 2011. City Attorney Singler added he had reviewed the draft
using the Kentucky League of Cities policy as a critical guide.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Norton
Commissioner Norton reported he enjoyed the Kentucky League of Cities Official’s academy and quoted
some adages from some of the classes. In addition, he stated he will be meeting with Code Enforcement
Officer George Stewart to confer with him regarding his duties which may include a ride along with Mr.
Stewart to observe some reported violations.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson stated that reformatted financials for November and December 2022 has been
inserted into tonight’s meeting booklet and City Treasurer Mike Rhodes will discuss them during his
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported he enjoyed meeting Major Wampler from District 8 and will share with
the Commission any new ideas that may develop from their future meetings.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton was not in attendance; therefore, no report was given.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes reviewed the newly reformatted version of the November and December 2022 financials. He
discussed the current balances of the Road Fund and the Storm Water Fund. The American Rescue Plan
Act is separate from the City’s regular funds and of the total funds granted to the City, $661,000 has been
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson distributed draft copies of Calendar Events for 2023. After some discussion of
possible dates for events, the Commission decided to finalize the calendar at the next meeting.
At 5:29 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