JUNE 8, 2021
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.
Mary Masick, Mayor
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Jim Leidgen, City Administrator
John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The May 25, 2021 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of the minutes and her motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported the newsletter Hurstbourne-Herald and the Hurstbourne City Directory are ready for print. The American Recovery Act verification fund application was signed by Mayor Masick and will be mailed. The advertising for the City financial assistant position was expanded. The audit field work is completed by Stephens & Lawson CPA’s and they will be in contact regarding the completion date. The bridle path located at Nottingham and South Chadwick is under inspection by City Horticulturist Andrea Hanlon for hazardous trees.
Mr. Leidgen reported that Precision Concrete has completed the sidewalk shaving work along Salford, Croydon, Bedfordshire, and other nearby streets and is awaiting City Engineer Chris Crumpton to inspect and sign the approval of the project. The repairs totaled $18, 837 which will be covered by the funds allotted from Metro Council Marilyn Parker. Contractor Jean Henry, from Lawrence and Associates, is scheduled to work on Cheshire Way pending weather improvement. He added that estimates are ongoing for landscaping lighting for the City’s entrances.
In addition, Mr. Leidgen distributed and addressed the Hurstbourne Open Complaints/ Violations form. He discussed the various levels of violations and at what level they were addressed. City Attorney John Singler stated the property on Leicester Circle has been documented with numerous photos and a narrative written on each picture describing the violation. A lawsuit will be filed on this property the day after the Commissioner’s meeting.
George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer, added he has observed and documented the properties in question on the management report.
Mr. Leidgen discussed the upcoming City-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 12 and encouraged the Commission to determine the date for the September City picnic.
Commissioner Hancock reported some vandalism has occurred at Wessex Place. Mr. Leidgen met with Mr. Hancock and agreed to lend assistance in resolving the issues.
Lastly, Mr. Leidgen reported that an end-of-road sign at the end of Cheffield was bent and had been replaced. A decision was made to move all signs and trim bushes in that area to improve visibility and lend clearance for the drivers.
Mayor Masick reported the Jefferson County League of Cities annual dinner will be held Thursday, November 18, 2021.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
In Commissioner Leavell absence, C. A. O. Leidgen distributed and discussed the May police activity report.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Code Enforcement Officer George Stewart stated there had been some grass maintenance and noise issues reported in the past two weeks.
At 5:30 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk