JULY 12, 2022
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
Acting City Clerk/City Treasurer Mike Rhodes conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Norb Hancock, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Miss Laurel Haase, Mayor Masick’s great niece from Florida, was in attendance to observe a city
Mr. Paul Doyle, President of Wessex Place, addressed the Commission regarding a long-term parking
violation. After some discussion, it was suggested that Mr. Doyle will contact George Stewart, Code
Enforcement officer for further assistance regarding this problem.
Mr. George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer, reviewed the 2022 Hurstbourne Open
Complaints/Violation list. After reviewing the list, he agreed to stay in contact with City Attorney Singler
to discuss if any further action needs to be taken on these violations.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The June 28, 2022 minutes were presented for approval. With an addition to the minutes, Commissioner
Jackson made a motion for approval of the minutes as amended. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick discussed a recommendation to hold one City picnic event rather than two. After
discussion, Sunday, September 18, 2022. from 2-5 p.m. was chosen and quotes from the vendors are
being obtained. After much discussion, it was decided to hold two picnic events; the first being held in
September of 2022 and the other in June of 2023 which will be conducted in the same fiscal year. The
first picnic will be held at Lowe Elementary and the second at the City park.
Mayor Masick reported the Hurstbourne Country Club will be hosting a city-wide swim meet July 14-17,
2022. There will be directional signs on some streets to assist with traffic flow and a flyer will be sent to
those residents that will be affected. There will be transportation from Shelby Campus to the Hurstbourne
Country Club. The City will pay for the directional signs and any additional police patrolling.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock reported he is still observing youths driving golf carts throughout the City. He
inquired if a letter had been sent to the golf cart offenders and Attorney Singler requested their address
and he will send a letter to their parents.
In addition, there was a discussion of conducting a golf cart inspection by the Sheriff Department at the
City Hall parking lot. Afterwards, the owners will be informed they are to apply for the City permit as
required. This plan will be discussed at a future meeting.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
After some discussion regarding current low interest rates for certificate of deposit rates involving the
ARPA funds, Commissioner Jackson made a motion from the reference of the Finance Committee that
the City take $600,000 available liquid cash and move it from a non-FDIC insurable account into a US
Treasury account for five months duration. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reviewed the June police report. After some discussion regarding warnings and
citations, the Commission discussed the concept of riding with the officers occasionally. There is a
meeting scheduled with Police Chief Throneberry to discuss the City’s nuisance ordinance and when it
should be enforced.
Commissioner Leavell distributed an informational sheet regarding Flock Safety cameras. He reported a
representative from the company will attend a meeting to explain the camera process and how the
technology provides officers valuable information to assist them in investigations.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner referred her report to City Engineer Crumpton. Mr. Crumpton stated he had
contacted Michael Baker Corporation to conduct a traffic count in September of 2022 after school is in
session and again in the Spring of 2023 after Top Golf opens. Another traffic count is planned after the
construction of the proposed apartments on Christian Way which is a two-to-three-year timeframe. After
the data is collected, the Commission can make further determinations. Pricing of this project will be
discussed at the next meeting. Also, by the next meeting a road paving bid package will be compiled
meeting the ARPA federal guidelines. In addition, he reported the mapping of the City’s catch basins will
be completed by next month.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
No further report.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
City Treasure Rhodes stated the tax bills had been mailed.
In accordance with KRS 61.810 (1) (c), Commissioner Leavell made a motion to close the regular
meeting and enter into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
At 5:30 p.m., Commissioner Jackson made a motion to close the Executive Session and re-open the
regular meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
At 5:50 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to adjourn. Motion was seconded by Commissioner
Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick Mike Rhodes, Acting City Clerk