July 8, 2014
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
304 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY / SUITE 100
Mayor Bob English called the meeting to order.
C.A.O. Leidgen conducted the roll call. Present were: Mayor Bob English; Commissioners Ed Dahlem, Earl Hubbuch, Ben Jackson, and Lois Wagner; Attorney John Singler; and C.A.O. Jim Leidgen. A quorum of the Commission was present.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor English.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Ann Richard of Land Design & Development, Inc., Mr. Tom Longshore and Mr. Colin Underhill were in attendance to present a plan to construct a 4,300 square feet Skyline Chili Restaurant on 340 Whittington Parkway. Mr. Longshore is the owner of the local Skyline Chili restaurants. He is looking to relocate one on Linn Station Road. Ms. Richard explained that they are hoping to have the plan on the Planning Commission docket in September and that the construction would be completed within a year. They will return to the Hurstbourne Commission for approval after recommendation by the Planning Commission.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Jackson made the motion to approve the minutes of the June 24, 2014 regular meeting of the Commission; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
Attorney Singler reported that one resident who is in violation of city ordinances will have his case presented to the Code Enforcement Board for review. He also reported on other violations in the City.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Leidgen
C.A.O. Leidgen reported that the office personnel are working on closing out the City’s fiscal year.
The ad valorem tax bills have been mailed and several have already been paid.
C.A.O. Leidgen reported that one of the sprinkler systems had burst and explained that several others in the City are aging and may have to have extensive repair or replacement.
He also reported on a recent fire in a home on Wimborne.
MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor English
Mayor English said he has been receiving a number of compliments from residents about the way the city looks and the improvements that have been made.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Dahlem
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT – Commissioner Hubbuch
Attorney Singler and Commissioner Hubbuch advised the Commission that Lyndon Fire Department and Metro Louisville Fire Department are working to finalize an interlocal cooperation agreement.
Commissioner Hubbuch also said his reports indicate that Hurstbourne is a low crime area.
Commissioner Hubbuch presented a proposal from Eagle Signs for $2,052 to upgrade the speed hump signs on S. Lyndon Lane. Commissioner Wagner made the motion to accept the quote but to also include frames and finials on all of the proposed signs. After a brief discussion, her motion was seconded by Commissioner Dahlem. Motion carried. Commissioner Hubbuch explained that the installation will not be completed for at least 6-8 weeks.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
To a question from Commissioner Jackson, C.A.O. Leidgen explained the on-going procedures used to locate, identify and invoice all businesses in the city for payment of the required annual business license fee.
Commissioner Jackson reported there were a number of young folks who were not members on the Hurstbourne Country Club property on the night of the large fireworks display.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner said the entrance signs on Nottingham should be completed in the near future.
City Engineer Chris Crumpton recommended the bidding process for the paving contract be completed within the next few weeks.
Hurstbourne will be receiving $20,000 from Metro Louisville for Phase 4 of the ADA sidewalk construction, and Mr. Crumpton will work on the plans for that project to include another $20,000 of matching funds from Hurstbourne.
Engineer Crumpton presented a drawing which detailed where the utilities are at the proposed Linn Station entrances. After a discussion, Mr. Crumpton said he would present to the Commission the finalized plans for their approval.
At 6:30 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried.