MARCH 22, 2022
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
- A. O. Jim Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Norb Hancock, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Mayor Masick led the Pledge of Allegiance.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf addressed the Commission regarding his 2022 campaign for Louisville Metro Mayor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The February 8, 2022, minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval of the minutes and his motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
MUNICIPAL ORDER 22-18—Relating to Check Register Approvals for February 2022
Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve MO 22-18. Commissioner Wagner seconded his motion. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
- A. O. Leidgen reviewed the updated version of the Open/Active permits. In addition, he also discussed another property that has ongoing complaints and violations. He stated that many attempts have been made to contact the resident with no success. Mr. Leidgen is working with Attorney Singler and George Stewart on the case. He will go on site with a Police officer to further determine the next action and report to the Commission.
He added that the latest version of the Hurstbourne-Herald is on the City’s website. With regards to the financial assistant’s position, Mr. Leidgen reported he has scheduled an interview with a candidate.
In Public Works, the wrought iron repair on South Lyndon Lane is progressing. Also, large trees have been removed by Cornerstone concerning the Seaton Springs creek reclamation.
He reported that he is revising certain portions of the City’s solicitation permitting process as well as the solicitation ordinance and will present proposed changes to the Commission at the next meeting. He felt there needed to be extensive requirements enforced in order to solicit in the City.
In addition, Mr. Leidgen distributed and proposed for discussion and consideration an ordinance to set the compensation rate for the next Commission and Mayor that will take office in January 2023. After much discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion for introduction and first reading of Ordinance 22-04, which calls for the Commissioners’ and the Mayor’s salaries to be set effective January 2023. Commissioner Wagner seconded his motion. Motion carried unanimously.
In addition, Mr. Singler discussed for second reading Ordinance No. 22-03—AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER TO TITLE 11, BUSINESS REGULATIONS TO ADD REGULATIONS TO HOTELS, MOTELS, AND SIMILAR BUSINESSES INCLUDING A RESTRICTION ON HOURLY RENTALS AND THE ADDITION OF MANDATORY GUEST REGISTRATION. After some discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion with modification it is for a 24-hour period with the stated posted room rate. Commissioner Wagner seconded his motion. Roll call vote was taken, Mayor Masick—yea, Commissioner Hancock—yea, Commissioner Jackson—yea, and Commissioner Wagner—yea. Ordinance No. 22-03 was enacted 4-0 vote.
Mayor Masick discussed House Bill 314 and asked if you support this bill, call 1-800-372-7181. This bill would allow other qualified communities to become Home-Rule cities.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell was absent; therefore, there was no public safety report.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton was absent; therefore, there was no report.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
At 5:35 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk