MAY 10, 2022
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
MayorMasickcalled the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
A. O. Jim Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Mary Masick, Mayor
Norb Hancock, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, 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
No guests were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The April 26,2022minutes were presented for approval.CommissionerJacksonmade a motion for approval of theminutesandhismotion was and was seconded by CommissionerWagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick introduced Cari Hylton, the new Financial Assistant, to the Commission and those in attendance.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
A. O. Leidgen distributed a timeline of important events and tasks which included the preliminary tax roll calculation tax bills. He discussed the process of certifying and approval of the 2022 tax bills. City Attorney reviewed the worksheet calculations and how to determine the tax rate. The Commission discussed the future rate and agreed to keep it reasonable. He explained there will need to be a public hearing to allow the residents to voice their opinions prior to the second reading of the tax rate ordinance.
Also, Mr. Leidgen discussed the 2022-2023 budget. He stated he will be meeting with each Commissioner regarding their department expenses, and he will present the City’s revenue and expenseswithin the next ten days. He added that the audit is being completed and should be presented to the Commission by the end of May.
City Attorney Singler reported there has been positive activity regarding a long-term violation located on Nottingham. He stated he will send a letter to the resident as a follow-up. He also discussed a parking issue at the Mormon Church,Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1000 S Hurstbourne Parkway,involving vans/suvs. Mr. Leidgen said he has a contact at the church and will be speaking with him next week to gain information about the vehicles.
Lastly, Mr. Leidgen reviewed the City’s 2022 calendar of events and discussed the upcoming shredding date and the city-wide yard sale. He stated that reminder post cards will be mailed to the residents prior to the events.
Mayor Masick reported that the monthly meeting of the Jefferson County League of Cities will be on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 6 p.m. Senator Julie-Raque Adams andRepresentative Jason Nemeswill speak regarding legislative updates.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock reported a person was sighted staying overnight behind the pool located at Wessex Place. Mr. Leidgen stated he will investigate the problem.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reviewed the April 2022 Greymoor – Devondale police activity report.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton distributed a report on 2022 Public Works/Drainage Updates. He stated that he is waiting to hear from the Jefferson County School System to confirm a meeting with the transportation staff for sidewalk design of the Safe Route to School project to be submitted to KIPDA.
Under the annual storm drainage project involving curbs and gutters, he is prioritizing the remaining catch basins replacements along with this year’s paving.
He reported there has been no response from MSD on a follow-up meeting regarding the American Rescue Project Act. Mayor Masick will send a follow up to MSD.
He gave an update on the stream reviews and he reported that he had walked the southern portion of the stream to finalize the Whittington and Country Club Branch.
Also, he said Geotech provided a proposal to excavate and evaluate a sinkhole on Nottingham-Paddington and that will be scheduled.
With regards to the Seaton Springs Court creek bank reclamation, additional regulatory permit provided by MSD will need to be signed by the floodplain coordinator and returned to the State.
He added that he is working on options for Leighton Circle with HSWAC. He is reviewing main roads Oxmoor Woods, Nottingham, and Linn Station. He will continue to review all secondary roads as well.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer MikeRhodes
At 5:35p.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
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