June 10, 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
There were no guests who wished to address the City Commission.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to approve the Minutes of the May 13, 2014 regular meeting of the City Commission; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.
Municipal Order 14-13 Relating to Check Register Approvals for the Month of April 2014. Commissioner Dahlem moved approval of MO 14-13; his motion was seconded by Mayor English. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 14-03, “An Ordinance Relating to the Adoption of the City of Hurstbourne Ad Valorem Tax Assessment and the Levying of Ad Valorem Tax Thereon for City Purposes for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015,” was placed on the table for second reading and adoption. This ordinance adopts the Jefferson County Property Valuation tax assessment for real estate in the City and keeps the city tax rate at $.185 per $100 of assessment. Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to approve second reading and adoption of Ordinance No. 14-03; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Mayor English called for a roll call vote on the adoption of Ordinance 14-03. Mayor English and Commissioners Hubbuch, Dahlem, Jackson, and Wagner voted yea. Ordinance 14-03 was thereby enacted 5-0.
Attorney Singler presented a Municipal Order. The proposed MO included a Letter of Agreement and the terms and conditions pertaining to the potential purchase of part of the building currently being used for City Hall. There was discussion and concern about details included or not included in the documents. It was decided to table this matter at this time.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
Attorney Singler reported he is working on several enforcement issues and he believes that some of those will eventually be presented to the Code Enforcement Board.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Leidgen
C.A.O. Leidgen said that he and City Engineer Chris Crumpton have been working on a follow-up letter to Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) regarding the recent complaints near Blairwood as well as other problems in the City.
The latest draft of the next City newsletter was distributed to the Commission and Mr. Leidgen asked that they read it and get back to him with any final changes.
C.A.O. Leidgen referred to the Service Request Call Traffic Log which was distributed to the Commission. At Commissioner Dahlem’s suggestion, Mr. Leidgen said he would add a column to the report which would advise of the resolutions to the calls that are made.
To a question brought up by Commissioner Hubbuch, the approved emergency warning siren installation site was checked and approved by Metro. The new site shall be at or near the Ken Towery store. The radius is about a mile and a half according to Mr. McKinney of Louisville Metro.
MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor English
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Dahlem
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT – Commissioner Hubbuch
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported on the ongoing matter regarding the installation of a gate in the City. He said that with the Commission’s approval, the resident/owner will be given approval to install the gate as long as he is in compliance with the latest application he submitted and that the gate swings inward onto his property.
Commissioner Jackson also gave an update on the City Hall project. There was some discussion regarding the property located at 329 Whittington Parkway however, there was no decision made on that property.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner and Engineer Crumpton presented their list of road repairs and repaving to be completed in the next fiscal year. The estimation for resurfacing is $112,080 with approximately $90,000 funded by the road fund account. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion that they proceed with the bid process for this project; motion seconded by Commissioner Dahlem. Motion carried.
Mr. Crumpton reported he has received a detailed drawing of the wall to be installed adjacent to Wessex Place. Commissioner Wagner made the motion that Engineer Crumpton be authorized to issue a final approval on this project; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried.
At 5:50 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried.