JULY 26, 2022
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
Acting City Clerk/City Treasurer conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
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
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Lt. Chris Thomas of the City of Lyndon Police addressed the Commission and those in attendance
regarding benefits of merging the Graymoor-Devondale police with the Lyndon police department. He
addressed many concerns expressed from the residents regarding the prevention of crime and how the
police are assisting in this effort. Later in the meeting, Police Chief Grady Throneberry addressed the
Commission on the new merge and how they plan to increase their police force.
Mr. Nick Bloom, of Flock Safety from Mt. Juliet Tennessee, addressed the Commission and those in
attendance regarding the flock safety camera system. He explained the benefits of the system which
include fixed license plate reading cameras and software that can access footage. He added that several of
cities in Jefferson County have ordered and installed the system as another tool to use for crime
prevention and investigations. At the end of the presentation, Commissioner Leavell made a motion to
purchase the Flock Safety system. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried
unanimously. The areas of installation will be determined at a later date.
A resident expressed her concern to the Commission regarding another Nottingham residence that is not
in compliance with the City’s ordinances. She has observed several violations along with her neighbors.
Mr. Singler suggested she document them and relay the information to the City.
A resident, recently moved to Hurstbourne, expressed to the Commission his concern when he discovered
he had moved next door to an Oxford House which houses individuals who receive treatment off-site for
drug or alcohol addiction. City
Attorney Singler distributed literature explaining the concept of the dwelling and there are 30 of these
houses in Louisville and nationwide. However, while he explained there can be no action taken to remove
these homes they must abide by the same ordinances as their neighbors.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The July 12, 2022 minutes were presented for approval. After a minor addition, Commissioner Jackson
made a motion for approval of the minutes as corrected, and his motion was seconded by Commissioner
Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 22-20-20 A MUNICIPAL ORDER RELATING TO CHECK REGISTER
APPROVALS FOR JUNE 2022.
Mayor Masick suggested that MO 22-20-20 be reviewed and voted on at the next meeting.
Mayor Masick stated that the call log and active permit log will be reviewed and discussed at the next
Mayor Masick reported the annual Jefferson County League of Cities dinner will be on November 17,
2022, at 5:30 at the Jeffersonian. No guest speaker has been chosen.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock expressed his concern regarding the youth he has seen driving a golf cart
throughout the City. Attorney Singler stated he will follow up his concern with a letter addressed to their
parents when the individual is identified.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson inquired if the golf cart inspection by the Sheriff’s Department had occurred at the
City Hall parking lot. Acting City Clerk Mike Rhodes responded that it had, and it was a positive
experience. Mr. Jackson inquired about the paving bid packet and City Attorney Singler replied he would
contact City Engineer Crumpton to obtain the status.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton was not in attendance; therefore, there was no report.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes apologized for the late financial report, and he stated will supply an updated version at the
In accordance with KRS 61.810 (1) c, Mayor Masick made a motion to close the Regular Meeting and
enter into Executive Session to discuss a personnel issue. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner
Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
At 5:50 p.m., the Commission came out of Executive Session and into the Regular Meeting. Mayor
Masick made a motion to extend Jim Leidgen’s salary until September 30, 2022. Her motion was
seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
At 6:00 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick Mike Rhodes, Acting City Clerk