MARCH 9, 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.
Mary Masick, Mayor
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, 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
Ms. Jennifer De Hope, a resident at 501 Seaton Spring Court, was in attendance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The February 23, 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.
Mayor Masick reported there was a recent meeting of the Storm Water Advisory Committee regarding the Seaton Springs creek issues. The committee decided to resolve the problem and make it a pilot project. In the future, the City Engineer will analyze creeks throughout the City and will prioritize plus give rankings to similar problems such as Seaton Springs. City Engineer Crumpton presented a bid from Culver Construction, Inc. for $29,950.00 for creek restoration at 501 Seaton Springs Court. After some discussion, Commissioner Wagner made a motion to accept the bid from Culver Construction, Inc. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson with the understanding that this is a pilot project. Motion carried unanimously. Ms. De Hope thanked the Commission for their prompt attention to the creek restoration at Seaton Springs.
Mr. Crumpton agreed to take inventory every two years of the City’s creeks especially after storm events and document the areas notating with pictures. In addition, he distributed a fact sheet about healthy streams and riparian zones provided by the Kentucky Division of Water.
The Pilot Project will be evaluated and criteria will be developed for rankings of potential future projects. The information will be presented to the Commission for further consideration.
Mayor Masick also stated she had spoken with Metro Councilmember Marilyn Parker regarding improvement projects in the City of Hurstbourne for 2021. City Engineer Crumpton stated he will meet with C. A. O. Leidgen to discuss such projects as gutter improvements and catch basins replacements.
Marilyn indicated we need to submit the improvement projects by March 19, 2021.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock reported that he, Mayor Masick, and C. A. O. Leidgen had a very productive meeting with Rumpke earlier that morning. The topic of discussion was collection and proper placement of the garbage totes by the residents, as well as Rumpke employees not placing totes at the house level in the driveways. Rumpke will monitor performance and take corrective action. Rumpke invited Mr. Hancock and those that were interested to visit their facility and the landfill.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson referred the report to Commissioner Leavell and he stated that $250,000 has been invested in the S&P 500 Index Fund and Dividend Focus Fund with another $100,000 placed in money market fund bringing the total to $350,000.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reviewed and discussed the February 2021 Graymoor-Devondale police activity report. There were no warnings or citations given. The Commission complimented them on the comprehensive coverage they have provided.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton reported he will be meeting with the company that will stripe the City’s intersections and will report the estimated costs. Also, he stated he had received a call from the engineer that is conducting the McDonald’s renovation. They requested specifications regarding a sidewalk near the restaurant. Commissioner Jackson asked Chris Crumpton about the gutter by the Circle K which he said was on the list.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes reported he will file the CARES Act expenses by the end of March 2021.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported that the mulch shipment will be delayed until April due to shipping issues. After much discussion about placing pet stations in the City, the Commission decided to reject the concept due to lack of residents requests. Mr. Leidgen added that vendors decline to service them.
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