January 28, 2020
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
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
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests were present.
BUSINESS ACTION ITEMS
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The January 14, 2020 minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner Jackson and was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 20-16 Relating to Check Register Approvals for December 2019.
Commissioner Jackson moved for approval of MO 20-16 and was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously. After some discussion regarding the November 2019 check details from the previous Commissioners’ meeting, City Financial Assistant Trisha Sikkema clarified some questions. In addition, there was a discussion on the list of delinquent property taxes and she stated that notices will be sent to the residents for late payment.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported that there had been meetings with Andrea Hanlon, horticulturist. Trees along with flowers and plants have been ordered.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT—Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that there was nothing new to report on the office leases at City Hall. He stated that PNC Bank had quoted rates for the Kentucky Leagues of Cities Market Fund at 1.5%, the Government Bond at 2.1% and the Corporate Bond Fund at 1.75%. The $250,000 which was approved at the last Commissioner’s meeting was deposited today in the Money Market Fund, and City Financial Assistant Trisha Sikkema, will now be able to utilize the online banking. In addition, there is another certificate of deposit at US Bank in the amount of $248, 862.79 which matured on January 27, 2020 and they are only offering .75% for one-year, so it will be deposited in the Money Market Fund. In the near future, C. A. O. Leidgen, Commissioners Jackson and Leavell along with City Treasurer Bill Bennett will have a discussion about other available funds.
PUBLIC SAFETY—Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported there will be a meeting with City Engineer Chris Crumpton to discuss a round-about and he will report about it at the next meeting.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT—Attorney John Singler
After some discussion about property violations, City Attorney Singler stated he will follow up on the delinquent property tax issues.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT—Treasurer Bill Bennett
No report. Commissioner Jackson added that a Storm Drainage certificate of deposit will mature on February 13, 2020 and that will roll over as well as $100,000 from the Storm Drainage checking account into a new Storm Drainage account with the Kentucky League of Cities Investment Pool.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT—C. A. O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen’s report was distributed and there was a discussion on the type of paint to use on the South Lyndon entrance on Shelbyville Road.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS-ACTION ITEMS
Nothing was brought before the Commission.
At 5:15 p.m., Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk