MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 28, 2023
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masickcalled the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
A. O. Tyler Johnsonconducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Mary Masick, Mayor
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Marc Norton, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
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
No guests were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The March 14,2023minutes were presented for approval. CommissionerWagnermade a motion for approval of the minutes and her motion was and was seconded by CommissionerLeavell. Motion carried unanimously.
AN ORDINANCE ADDING TO CHAPTER 72 OF ITS PARKING REGULATIONS BY REQUIRING PARKING TO BE ON A HARD SURFACE MADE OF A CONCRETE OR ASPHALT SLAB was presented by City Attorney John Singler. Mr. Singler stated that section (1) There is hereby established the following chapter of the City of Hurstbourne Ordinance to add item (1) in 72.03 LIMITATIONS OF STOPPING AND PARKING. On grass or any surface that is not a solid, continuous hard surface, slab of asphalt or concrete.
After some discussion, Commissioner Wagner made motion for introduction and first reading of Ordinance 2023-23-01. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
A. O. Tyler Johnson—Management Report
A. O. Tyler Johnson distributed his report to the Commission. He reported that he, Commissioner Norton, and Mayor Masick met with Rumpke Sanitation on March 20, 2023. The company stated there will be an estimated forty-percent increase in their next bid. After some discussion concerning the increase, the Commissioner decided to hold two Town Hall meetings at City Hall on April 13 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and May 11 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. so the residents can voice their opinion and discuss possible options. He added that notifications will be mailed to each resident regarding the dates.
Mr. Johnson stated there will be a Meet and Greet for Lyndon’s new Chief of Police Rob Schroeder on April 12, 2023 at City Hall from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Also, he reported that three vehicles had been stolen in a ten-day period; therefore, three more Flock cameras will be ordered this fiscal year. Mr. Johnson stated that safety tips will be included in the upcoming newsletter regarding car thefts.
A. O. Johnson reported that Stephanie Kellerman was hired as the new City Bookkeeper, and she will begin her duties on April 10, 2023. He added thatshe has experience in municipal accounting and bookkeeping.
Mayor Masick reported she attended the Jefferson County League of Cities meeting on March 16, 2023. David James, Deputy Mayor of Emergency Services along with Director Jody Meinam stated that suburban citiescouldbe reimbursed for their cleanup expenses from the March 2023 storm. After reviewing the expenses, the City of Hurstbourne currently has around $2000 eligible for reimbursement.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Norton
Commissioner Norton discussed the recent meeting with Rumpke regarding their upcoming bid and he looks forward to hearing the residents’ opinions at the town hall meetings.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson was absent; therefore, there was no report.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported having a meeting with LG&E for a proposal of $106,600 for light replacement in the City. This project will take six to eight weeks and will include LED lighting which will result in savings for the City. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to approve the project for $106,600. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney Singler discussed a plan to conduct a walk around the City to discover any damages concerning electrical boxes that reflect work done by AT&T or LG&E. A meeting with Hank Mangeot from AT&T will be scheduled to inquire about the status of the current 5 G installation.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton reported onthe meeting with Principal Russell from Lowe Elementary regarding the Safe Route to Schools grant. He stated the applications had been completed and will be submitted to Louisville Metro soon.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
City Treasurer Rhodes reported that Treasury Bills have been purchased for six months at 4.91 percent. He added that hewill continueto research for the best rates regarding the upcoming Stormwater certificate of deposit.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
A. O. Tyler Johson stated that tonight’s agenda was amended to include the February 2023 check register. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to approve the February 2023 register. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
At 5:17 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made the motion to adjourn. Her motion was seconded by CommissionerLeavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick Tyler Johnson, City Clerk