JULY 23, 2019
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick 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
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others: John Singler, City Attorney, City Engineer Chris Crumpton
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Matt Bullock of the local KYTC Office addressed the Commission. Mayor Masick summarized the preceding actions regarding the incomplete section of the I-64 Sound Barrier Wall. She then announced that Mr. Scott Brinkman from the Executive Cabinet to Governor Matt Bevin informed her that the Governor decided in favor of funding this project. Afterwards, Mr. Bullock explained the timeline of the project. The Bids should be opened in November with Awards to follow in December and construction to start in early 2020.
Mr. Hank Mangeot, Regional Manager for AT&T came before the Commission to give details regarding the residential fiber optic build and the small cell installation project. Other individuals from AT&T also came before the Commission to provide additional details. Currently the fiber optic build project is paused due to resources, scheduling and other factors. Regarding the small cell installations, Mr. Mangeot outlined how the small cell nodes would be mounted on thirty foot poles; four of which are planned to be located at, or near, addresses on Colonel Anderson Parkway, Oxmoor Woods Parkway and S. Lyndon Lane. After a discussion, Attorney John Singler recommended that anyone that has comments regarding the proposed locations should forward them to Engineer Chris Crumpton. He then stated that he would bring sample Ordinances written to permit this type of activity to the next meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
After making some amendments, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion that the minutes of the July 9, 2019 meeting be approved. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
M.O. 19-24 – Approval of 2019 Tree Canopy Incentive Program
After some questions and discussion, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion for passage with a second coming from Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick distributed an outline regarding the upcoming City Picnic. She reviewed the concept of an Ice Cream Social & Music. A vendor would provide the ice cream, a band has been booked and a date has been proposed. Commissioner Leavell suggested that the event be located at Lowe Elementary to encourage more participation from younger residents. C.A.O. Leidgen reported that the ice cream vendor, the band, the police and fire department have all been set up. It was proposed to move the date to later in the month. Mr. Leidgen would look at the following couple of weeks to hold the event.
Commissioner Hubbuch, Public Works
Commissioner Hubbuch reported that he met with C.A.O Leidgen, Engineer Crumpton regarding paving, the Blairwood basin and upcoming sidewalks projects. Mr. Crumpton then reviewed the basin clearing project. Two contractors were asked to submit an estimate to do the work. The EZ Construction estimate was in excess of $32,000. Culver Construction came in at $11,800. While this project is managed under Public Works, C.A.O. Leidgen requested that it be ultimately paid with drainage funds. Commissioner Hubbuch then made a motion for approval of the project and funding thereof. Commission Jackson seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Commissioner Jackson, General Government
Commissioner Jackson said he had no report. Regarding Code Enforcement, he brought up a certain Leighton Circle address where Metro Code Enforcement was active regarding the condition of landscaping at that address. He then requested that C.A.O. Leidgen find out the status of the case and inform George Stewart of the same. In response to a question from Commissioner Hubbuch, it was decided to send a thank you letter on behalf of the Commission to Mr. Brinkman and Governor Bevin.
Commissioner Leavell, Public Safety
Commissioner Leavell reported that he and C.A.O. Leidgen will meet with John Aubrey with KLE to go over the patrol activities and other related issues.
Commissioner Lois Wagner, Code Enforcement
CITY ATTORNEY REPORT
Attorney Singler said that he will bring the discussed sample ordinances to the next meeting.
CITY ENGINEER REPORT
CITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER REPORT
C.A. O. Leidgen reviewed the contained report on current projects which was then followed by a brief discussion.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS / ACTION ITEMS
Nothing to come before the Commission.
At 6:22 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mary Masick, Mayor Jim Leidgen, C.A.O / City Clerk