REGULAR MEETINGMAY 11, 2021
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor-Pro-Tem Jackson 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.
Ben Jackson, Mayor Pro-Tem
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Ms. Jennifer De Hope, residing at 301 Seaton Springs Court, thanked the Commission for the creek restoration behind her home and asked about the timeline of completion. City Engineer Chris Crumpton explained the application process and stated the timeline could be approximately six months.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The April 27, 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 Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Ordinance No. 21-04—Property Tax Rate
City Attorney John Singler presented Ordinance Number 21-04—AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT AND THE LEVYING OF AD VALOREM TAX THEREON FOR CITY PURPOSES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022. The tax rate will remain the same at .169 per $100.00. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of introduction and first reading of Ordinance No. 21-04. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
- A. O. Jim Leidgen presented Ordinance Number 21-05—AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE FOR THE YEAR JULY 1, 2021 TO JUNE 30, 2022 BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT. Mr. Leidgen discussed in length total resources and expenses available for appropriations for the next fiscal year. After his summary of Ordinance No. 21-05, Pro-Tem Mayor Jackson made a motion for approval for introduction and first reading of Ordinance Number 21-05. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
City Attorney John Singler presented Ordinance Number 21-06—AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING LETTER OF COMPLIANCE/APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLAR INSTALLATIONS. After some discussion, Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson made a motion for approval for introduction and first reading of Ordinance 21-06. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen distributed a management report and stated that Saturday, May 15th is the City Shredding Day from 9 a.m. until noon at City Hall. In addition, the city-wide yard sale is set for Saturday, June 12th. He stated that a draft of the upcoming Hurstbourne Herald has been emailed to each Commissioner for review. He reported the 2020 city audit is ongoing. He stated the City Directory is being compiled and he will email a format for the Commission to approve prior to publishing.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson reported that signature cards have been signed for CUB Bank. Commissioner Leavell distributed an outline of the KLCIP Investment returns and discussed consideration of bond funds for future investments.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
For discussion and consideration, a draft of a Municipal Order regarding an interlocal agreement with Graymoor-Devondale for the provision of police services was presented. Attorney John Singler asked the Commission to review the agreement which includes a new rate of $56.00 per hour for service as the prime responder.
The Commission also discussed potential violations on Canton Court and reported that Code Enforcement Officer George Stewart is compiling an ongoing log. C. A. O. Leidgen stated he will draft a letter to the concerned resident on Canton Court keeping him informed of the progress.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner expressed her appreciation on the City’s appearance with mulch and new flowers.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
At 6:03 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to adjourn. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor James E. Leidgen, City Clerk