MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 8, 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, Bill Leavell, Commissioner, Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others Present: John Singler, City Attorney, Chris Crumpton, City Engineer, Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer, Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Susan Tyler Witten introduced herself to the Commission and stated she is running for State Representative for District 31 in the 2022 General Election.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The February 22, 2022, minutes were presented for approval. With a minor change, Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of the minutes and her motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported the City’s audit is being conducted and is currently on time with the pre-audit work to be completed by the imposed April 30th deadline. Trisha Sikkema has agreed to extend her contract with the City from March 1 through April 30th as the Financial Assistant. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to accept Mrs. Sikkema’ s extension on her contract. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously. In addition, Mr. Leidgen referred to an upcoming ordinance where the Commissioners have the option to set the compensation rate for the next Commission and Mayor.
Mr. Leidgen discussed Administrative Assistant Nichol Young having served the City for six months. Due to Ms. Young’s overall exemplary performance, it was recommended that she receive a merit increase to her pay. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to increase her current salary by $3.00 per hour. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Lastly, Mr. Leidgen discussed the Junk Pick-Up Day on the City’s calendar event. He suggested that the first option be April 30, 2022. There was further discussion pertaining to the next junk pickup day which could follow the City’s yard sale.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reviewed the February 2022 police activity report.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney Singler introduced Municipal Order 22-17, Series 2022. A MUNICIPAL ORDER RELATING TO PAYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL FEES FOR COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE WITH THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) FUNDS. After some discussion, Commissioner Wagner made a motion to pass MO 22-16. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
In addition, Mr. Singler distributed for introduction and first 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 Wagner made a motion for introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 22-16. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton distributed the Public Works and Drainage updates and reported the Safe Route to School grant was approved and the money will not be appropriated until Fall 2022. There will be an on-site inspection in March to prioritize and update the inventory for catch basin replacements/curb repairs with Lawrence and Associates. MSD has offered to meet the last week of March with the Hurstbourne Stormwater Committee regarding the ARPA project. The value rating system for storm drainage types is being applied. He discussed several areas of the City that need repair, and he will begin street paving reviews in April.
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