May 13, 2014
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
304 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY / SUITE 100
Mayor Bob English called the meeting to order.
Attorney Singler conducted the roll call. Present were: Mayor English; Commissioners Ed Dahlem, Earl Hubbuch, Ben Jackson, and Lois Wagner; and Attorney John Singler. C.A.O. Jim Leidgen and Treasurer Bill Bennett were not in attendance. A quorum of the Commission was present.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor English.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Ms. Pam Miller of 9205 Whitegate Court and Ms. Mary Ann Moore of 9203 Whitegate Court were present to discuss with the Commission the water, erosion and trash in the creek behind their houses. Hurstbourne Engineer Chris Crumpton and several individuals from MSD have previously looked into the matter and MSD has placed large rocks in the ditch, but the amount of water has increased significantly and the problem has not improved. After discussion, Attorney Singler said he would send a message to Mr. Crumpton to get his input on the situation, and then the City can determine the right course of action.
Mr. Kyle Mathison of 1238 Inverary Ct. asked when the damage to greenery caused by AT&T when they installed new cable boxes would be repaired. Since this is in a utility easement, Commissioner Wagner said AT&T would be contacted to see what they can do to plant new trees and other vegetation in that location.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Jackson made the motion to approve the Minutes of the April 8, 2014 regular meeting of the Commission. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Dahlem. Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
Commissioner Jackson had questions regarding how the income from insurance premium taxes and alcoholic beverage license fees are recorded in the financial reports. C.A.O. Leidgen will be asked to clarify this with the City Treasurer.
Municipal Order 14-11 Relating to Check Register Approvals for March, 2014. Commissioner Wagner moved approval of MO 14-11; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
Attorney Singler has filed twelve (12) liens for delinquent 2013 city taxes.
He also mentioned that this is the time of year that weeds and property conditions become problems and the Code enforcement Board will become involved in some of those resolutions.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Leidgen
MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor English
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Dahlem
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT – Commissioner Hubbuch
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported one house with tall grass that needs to be mowed.
To a question from Commissioner Jackson, Commissioner Wagner said she would look at a couple of areas to determine if street signs should be installed or changed in some way.
Commissioner Dahlem asked how the Commission can be sure that yard waste is not just going to the landfill. Attorney Singler said there are regulations regarding how much yard waste can go in the landfill with the regular trash, but Commissioner Jackson will contact Rumpke to make certain it is being separated appropriately.
PUBLIC WORKS – Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that work is still being performed at the entrances. The irrigation system will be started up very soon.
At 5:15 p.m. Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to adjourn; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.