JANUARY 26, 2021
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
MayorMasick 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
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Jennifer DeHope of 501 Seaton Springs Court, addressed the Commission regarding creek flooding and fallen trees at her address. After some discussion, City Engineer Chris Crumpton stated the problem had been reported to MSD earlier with no response. Therefore, he will take pictures of the problem and obtain estimates from contractors to be presented to the Commission. They in turn will see if the drainage problem can be resolved and addressed by the Storm Water Advisory Committee.
Also in attendance was Chief Grady L. Throneberry from Graymoor-Devondale.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The January 12, 2021minutes were presented for approval. With a minor addition,Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of the minutes and her motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 21-16—Relating to the Check Register Approvals for December 2020. After a couple of questions, Commissioner Jackson moved for approval of MO 21-16. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick reported she had recently attended a Jefferson County League of Cities meeting where a presentation was given from Louisville Gas and Electric on the benefits of LED lighting. She stated that City Engineer Chris Crumpton, Commissioner Wagner, and C. A. O. Jim Leidgen will meet with them to discuss some lighting opportunities in the City.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson referred to the January 14, 2021 meeting regarding the Storm Water Drainage Fund. He stated the balance of the account as of November 30, 2020 was $388,268. Also, he noted that a Certificate of Deposit in the amount of $248,815 at Republic Bank will mature on February 13, 2021and of that amount $43,000 will be deposited in the Operating Account for expenses incurred. After additional discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion to fund the Storm Water Drainage Fund with a $100,000 contribution for the fiscal year of 2020/2021. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
In addition, he reported that a second-floor tenant at City Hall will be moving by the end of January 2021.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell introduced Chief Throneberry from Graymoor-Devondale and complimented the activity and visibility of the police officers throughout the City. Chief Throneberry addressed the Commission and reported the officers are enjoying working for the City and they appreciated the friendliness of the residents. He stated that he keeps in communication with C. A. O. Leidgen in order to address any concerns.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported she had met with City Engineer Chris Crumpton to discuss future projects in the City. Also, City Horticulturist Andrea Hanlon, had ordered flowers for Spring planting.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney John Singler discussed the encroachment permits for AT&T and stated they had posted their required $25,000. Mayor Masick made a motion to approve the next phase for AT&T in various locations and her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
In addition, Mr. Singler presented for second reading Ordinance 20-02—AN ORDINANCE REPEALINGAND UPDATINGCERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CITY’S SIGN ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 153. After a very lengthy discussion, Mr. Singler reviewed each section of the ordinance with the Commission obtaining their suggestions, additions, and corrections. He stated he would present a revised edition of the ordinance at the next meeting for their approval.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton reported he should have some pricing for pavement striping in the near future.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes reported he had completed filing the claim for CARES Act in the amount of $58,000. Also, he stated there is over $500,000 in the Operating Funds account.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported the Spring issue of the Hurstbourne – Herald is being outlined and asked for any ideas.
He had spoken with David May of Stevens and Lawson regarding the audit and they should start very soon. He consulted with Commissioner Wagner about the City’s guidelines regarding snow removal. The Cheshire Way drainage project is approved pending the engineer specs.
At 6:10p.m.Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn.His motion was seconded by CommissionerWagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk