MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
JUNE 13, 2023
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Mary Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Marc Norton, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The May 23, 2023 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of the minutes and her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
ORDINANCE NUMBER 23-02—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
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson explained the tax rate will remain the same at $1.49 per $100.00 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance 32-02. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
ORDINANCE 23-03—AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2023 TO JUNE 30, 2024.
The Commission reviewed the budget in detail and discussed the potential sanitation and public safety expenses. City Attorney John Singler emphasized that no expense in the 2023-2024 budget is approved without the consent of the Commission. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve the introduction and first reading of Ordinance 23-03. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner.
Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Masick requested that all contracts with the beginning and ending dates be provided with the budget at the next meeting.
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson—Management Report
C. A. O. Tyler Johnson reviewed the financial results of the sanitation bid and stated there will be a meeting with Rumpke to discuss the details. (meeting will include the Commission?) In addition, he reported there will be a Zoom call or an in-person attendance by the representative of the Flock cameras at the next Commissioner’s Meeting on June 27, 2023.
Mayor Masick had no report.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Norton
Commissioner Norton had no report.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson had no report.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell discussed the May 2023 police activity report. There were ten citations issued and one hundred sixty stops for various incidents.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner had no report. However, she did compliment the appearance of the flowers and landscaping throughout the City. In addition, she inquired about the upcoming walk through regarding the
damages left by AT&T and how soon they can be repaired. C. A. O. Tyler Johnson reported there was an ongoing conversation with AT&T to schedule a date for the walk.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney John Singler distributed copies of complaints to foreclose on two properties in the City. Commissioner Norton made a motion to approve litigation to foreclose on 710 Nottingham and 811 Rugby. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Chris Crumpton was absent; therefore, there was no report.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
City Treasurer Mike Rhodes reported the Kentucky League of Cities Money Market account is currently yielding 4.75% ( do you want to mention administrative fees?)
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
At 5:42 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick
Tyler Johnson, City Clerk