JULY 14, 2020
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Jackson called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
- A. O. Jim Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Ben Jackson, Mayor Pro-Tem
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
All guests signed in and had their temperatures taken and recorded.
Commissioner Jackson acknowledged that we had several guests here to speak on different topics, the ATT 5G Cell Poles and golf cars in the City of Hurstbourne. Commissioner Jackson said that we would address the ATT Cell Poles first. He further commented that since our last Commission meeting, he had been involved in 3 impromptu meetings with neighbors at the Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire and Stockport locations along with ATT representatives and Chris Crumpton, city engineer. At these meetings, Commissioner Jackson encouraged the homeowners to come to the Commission meeting to be heard. He has also asked Commissioner Wagner to meet with her neighbors regarding the 4th location on South Lyndon Lane.
Mike Smith of 1101 Oxmoor Woods Parkway spoke first on the ATT 5G Cell Poles, followed by JP Delaney of 706 Oxmoor Woods Parkway and Tom Burdette of 800 Oxmoor Woods Parkway. Their main concerns were the actual locations selected by ATT and wondering why they were not utilizing existing light poles. After this discussion, city attorney John Singler was asked to communicate these concerns to ATT and ask that they re-visit the locations and possible use of existing light poles.
Ryan Miranda of 1313 Leighton Circle and Edward Burke of 8903 Denington Drive addressed the Commission regarding their position in favor of allowing street ready, per federal and state regulations, to be permissible in the City of Hurstbourne. He was followed by Edward Burke who also was in favor of street approved golf carts.
After a discussion by the residents and the Commission, Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson made a motion for introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 20-06, Series 2020. AN ORDINANCE ALLOWING LOW SPEED VEHICLE TRAVEL AND ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR GOLF CARTS AND ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES USE ON PUBLIC STREETS. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously. City Attorney Singler stated that changes to the ordinance will occur at the second reading to be voted on. He added that according to Kentucky statutes, Cities own the right of way and can pass an ordinance to allow these types of vehicles to operate on certain streets. The way the statute is written and adopted; the public understands how everything works from a legal standpoint. This ordinance contains all the standard safety measures required for golf carts.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The June 9, 2020 minutes were presented. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval and her motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 20-19, Series 2020—Authorizing Application for Coronavirus Relief Fund.
Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson made a motion for approval. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson stated that an application for the City’s allotted funds from the CARES Act along with the documentation showing $42,700 currently in expenses should be submitted in about a month in order to obtain reimbursement. He added that the Finance Committee agreed not to enter into the CARES grant program.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch referred his report to C.A.O. Leidgen. ubbu
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Pro-Tem Mayor Jackson
Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson reported the Finance Committee met on Monday, July 13, 2020 and made the following recommendations:
$240,000 in a 6 month CD at BB&T Bank,
$240,000 in a 9 month CD at Central Bank,
$248,000 CD for 13 months at PNC Bank.
$100,000 in Storm Drainage in a 12 month CD at US Bank,
He also stated that two certificates of deposit will come due in in July and December of 2020.
Mr. Jackson also reported that City Treasurer Bill Bennett resigned his position and will remain to assist in finding a replacement. The Commission discussed a list of the duties and responsibilities of that position and will use this as a guideline when reviewing the applications.
Mr. Jackson and C.A.O. Jim Leidgen believe the office space that Neel-Shafter occupied at City Hall could be converted into smaller office spaces and rented out as part of the office suites and asked Mr. Leidgen to follow up on that matter.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported that there were 15 warnings and 15 citations issued in June 2020. He stated that is an exploratory search for other police vendors and he will report the findings to the Commission at a later meeting.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler asked for clarification on which AT&T pole locations are of concern and Mr. Jackson provided additional details regarding Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire for Attorney Singler.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen presented an architectural rendering submitted by City Engineer Chris Crumpton of a proposed pool at 8911 Salford Way. After some discussion, Commissioner Wagner made a motion to deny the request as presented due to insufficient information nor a set of plans submitted on an application. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously.
At 6:35 p.m. Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mary Masick, Mayor James Leidgen, City Clerk