MARCH 23, 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.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor, Ben Jackson, Commissioner, Norbert Hancock, Commissioner, Bill Leavell, Commissioner, Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others Present: John Singler, City Attorney, Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer, Chris Crumpton, City Engineer, Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Ms. Jennifer De Hope, a resident at 501 Seaton Spring Court, thanked the Commission for acting so quickly to resolve the creek drainage issue behind her home. She questioned the permit process and City Engineer Crumpton explained that the survey of the project and the design plan will be submitted to MSD. Also, the timing of the approval will be approximately six months.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The March 9, 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.
Municipal Order 21-18—Relating to Check Register Approvals for February 2021.
After a few questions, Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Hancock. Motion carried unanimously.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that as of this date $350,000 has been invested in KLCIP and has increased in value by an additional $12,700.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported that he, C. A. O. Jim Leidgen, and Mayor Masick met with Chief of Police Grady Throneberry from Graymore-Devondale recently regarding their method of patrolling in the City. He stated the meeting was very cordial and productive.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney Singler stated that he will meet with Mr. Leidgen, Commissioner Wagner, plus Commissioner Hancock to discuss city properties that are in violation. Mayor Masick added that she would like a process designed illustrating timelines of violation notices that are sent to the residents.
In addition, there was a lengthy discussion regarding delinquent property taxes at 8916 Lippincott Road
and the possibility of foreclosure. Commissioner Jackson requested that all liens, penalties, and interest on this property be presented at the next Commissioner’s meeting for review.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton presented an estimate from Bluegrass Group Pavement Maintenance to strip certain intersections in the City which totaled $4201.00. Also, he stated he was working with the engineer conducting the McDonald’s renovation, and that he committed to making the sidewalk ADA compliant located at the restaurant. He added that application to Council Member Marilyn Parker for NDF funds has been submitted for use on sidewalk improvements as well as repairing curbs, gutters and storm grates.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes reviewed the February 2021 balance sheet. He stated he will file the CARES Act expenses by the end of March 2021 which will include the January and February invoices for Graymoor-Devondale police protection.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported that the City audit will begin next week. He distributed a resident’s building application request for solar panels to be installed at their home. The Commission discussed the project and decided to research the quality of the materials and the process of installation. Mr. Leidgen stated he will contact the resident to gain further information.
At 5:33 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