JUNE 14, 2022
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
Acting City Clerk/City Treasurer Mike Rhodes conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was
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
No guests spoke.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The May 24, 2022 minutes were presented for approval. With a minor correction, Commissioner Wagner
made a motion for approval of the minutes as amended and her motion was seconded by Commissioner
Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
The June 7, 2022 Special Meeting minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Jackson made a
motion for approval of the minutes. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried
Mayor Masick reviewed the administrator’s report and stated the tax rate will be approved at this meeting
so the tax bills can be created and mailed soon. In addition, the proposed 2022-2023 budget will be
presented for approval.
Under Public Works, Commissioner Wagener reported that she and City Engineer Crumpton are
reviewing the road upgrades. The street light upgrade is awaiting a field review. She presented field notes
prepared by horticulturist Andrea Hanlon. Fiber optic installation damage is being repaired by Braemer
Brothers. Also, she added that a contractor was contacted regarding the wrought iron repair on South
Mayor Masick asked the Commission to review their areas of the report and contact Mike Rhodes with
In addition, Mayor Masick reviewed the city’s calendar of events and stated that the June 2022 city picnic
will be postponed until September. She reported she is working on a project involving the Hurstbourne
County Club swim meet in mid-July. Some of the city’s street will require no parking signs for better
traffic flow and the residents involved will be notified.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock reported that a youth has been sighted driving a golf cart with excessive speed
and disregarding the stop signs in the City. In addition, there was a discussion about other golf carts seen
with no permits. Commissioner Jackson requested that Code Enforcement Officer George Stewart send a
letter to the residents notifying them of the ordinance and the required permits.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported an office space had been leased upstairs at City Hall.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reviewed the May police activity report. Also, there was a discussion about the
proper usage of Reach Alert and what qualifies as an emergency or notification.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler presented Ordinance No. 22-05 for second reading—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, 2023. After some discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a
motion to adopt the ordinance as amended at a rate of .149 for the ad valorem tax rate and to note the rate
had dropped from .169. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Roll call vote was
taken—Mayor Masick—yea, Commissioner Hancock—yea, Commissioner Jackson—yea, Commissioner
Leavell—yea, and Commissioner Wagner—yea. Ordinance 22-00 was enacted with a 5-0 vote.
City Attorney Singler introduced for first reading Ordinance 22-06—AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING
AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY
1, 2022 TO JUNE 30, 2023 BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND
APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT.
City Treasurer Mike Rhodes reviewed the proposed budget in detail. After some discussion,
Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve Ordinance 22-00. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Jackson thanked Mr. Rhodes for his
dedication and hard work on the budget.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton was not in attendance and therefore there was no report.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
At 5:35 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn. Her motion was seconded by
Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick Mike Rhodes, Acting City Clerk