MARCH 12, 2019
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Mary 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
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests spoke.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Jackson made a motion that the minutes of the February 26, 2019 regular meeting be approved; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously.
City Attorney Singler distributed a final version of Ordinance 19-01, Series 2019—AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING CHAPTER 114 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF FEES ON COMPANIES WHO ISSUE CERTAIN INSURANCE POLICIES IN THE CITY. He stated that this ordinance involves an increase in the City’s insurance premium tax and should be approved on the premise that Louisville Metro may decide to increase their insurance premium tax. After some discussion, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to approve Ordinance 19-01; his motion seconded by Commissioner Jackson. A roll call vote was taken—Mayor Masick—yes, Commissioner Jackson—yes, Commissioner Wagner—yes, Commissioner Hubbuch—yes, and Commissioner Wagner—yes. Ordinance 19-01 was enacted with a 5-0 vote.
C. A. O. Jim Leidgen reported that the multi-phase creek clearing project conducted by Cornerstone Landscaping is entering phase two. This area starts from Seaton Springs/Rugby down to the Country Club Branch by Nottingham/Muirfield. After some discussion concerning payment for the clearing, Mr. Leidgen assured the Commission that this phase will not exceed $20,000 and does not need to be let out for bid.
Mayor Masick reported she read to the first graders at Lowe Elementary and enjoyed the experience. She also had the opportunity to speak with Principal Austin Allain when she visited with the children.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell discussed the police report for January and February 2019. After discussing the current pattern of patrolling, he and C.A.O Leidgen outlined a more detailed police coverage plan for each four- hour shift where officers are required to patrol certain assigned areas at certain times.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch discussed the upcoming tree canopy program which will be offered to the residents this year. He also reported that Bramer Brothers and Andrea Hanlon were consulted regarding the program and they suggested that it’s better for the campaign to be conducted in the fall where the trees would be planted during the fall season. Because the program will be initiated in the upcoming 2019-2020 budget, Commissioner Wagner recommended that the Commission defer approval of this action.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson discussed a recent article in Business First regarding the Viking’s development in Hurstbourne. There were a few changes proposed. Vikings will re-submit their plan with those minor changes to Metro Louisville and the City of Hurstbourne.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler reported that he contacted John Baker, attorney for the Oxmoor Trust, and requested a future meeting with him.
CITY ENGINEER—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton distributed a map illustrating the proposed locations of AT&T micro cell nodes and poles. He explained that these locations will supply signals for a 5G network. The new poles will be 30 feet high. After further discussion about removing current poles that have lights and installing new poles nearby, C. A. O. Jim Leidgen recommended that the Commission accept what AT&T recommends but with a plain pole without lights and without removing any existing street lights. Commissioner Wagner suggested that shrubs be placed around the new poles to disguise them; therefore, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to allow AT&T to install the current poles that have a street light and the Commission will have the final say on any location. City Attorney Singler added that the Commission needs to authorize the approval of the encroachment permits and general licensure agreements with the previously mentioned conditions. The motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Commissioner Wagner requested that she would like to see what AT&T would agree upon before the Commission approves this project and Commissioner Jackson agreed. Mayor Masick then made a motion to take the previous motion off the table; Commissioner Hubbuch seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
C. A. O. Leidgen distributed a draft of the Hurstbourne-Herald and asked the Commission if they had any corrections or additions before it is sent for publication.
At 5:50 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch; motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk