MAY 14, 2019
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Pro-Tem Ben 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.
Present: Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion that the minutes of the April 23, 2019 regular meeting be approved; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
C. A. O. Leidgen reported that a walk-thru is scheduled with Cornerstone Landscaping and City Engineer Chris Crumpton regarding the creek clearing of Country Club Branch. Commissioner Hubbuch stated that there was a major clean-up of the detention basin behind Bob Evans restaurant and the entrance to Oxmoor Woods Estate section looks good. He added that the City’s urns and irrigation boxes have been painted.
Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson reported that Kentucky League of Cities has offered investment options if the City has an investment policy and City Attorney John Singler replied that the City does have a policy that he will review. In addition, Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson stated at the last meeting of April 23, 2019 it was voted upon to transfer $100,000 into the special fund for the Storm water account and the transaction will occur in late May or early June. The purpose of this delay is not to disrupt a certificate of deposit for cash flow purposes and the transaction will be completed by June 30th.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported there had been a very productive meeting between himself, Mr. Leidgen and City Engineer Crumpton regarding paving of selected streets and repairs of a couple of sidewalk areas. Mr. Leidgen added that the City will approach Metro Council Member Marilyn Parker for possible funding assistance the sidewalk project.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported that the painted median located between Hurstbourne Parkway at Whittington Parkway will soon have reflectors applied. He discussed a break-in at 710 Nottingham Parkway that occurred on May 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. He distributed a billing report for the month of April from Kentuckiana Law Enforcement in the amount of $4760.00 for 119 hours of police coverage. The report indicated there were a total of 13 citations issued in April and only 2 were Hurstbourne residents.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
C. A. O. Jim Leidgen reported that the City Hall roof replacement has been completed and the roofing company is checking with the manufacturer regarding seams that need to be mended and secured. Concerning the 2019-20 budget, he will be meeting with each Commissioner to discuss their individual departments and agree on the projected numbers and to have the first reading on the budget soon. The renovation on the second floor at City Hall is progressing and the plan is to have it market ready by next week. Commission Hubbuch asked about the executive suites rental agreement and after some discussion, it was agreed that the contract will make the tenants aware that this is a common space to be shared. In addition, rules and regulations will be posted for public viewing.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that the sanitation bids were opened on May 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and a decision will be made by next week. Rhonda Poston, from Anytime Waste Systems located at 3816 Bishop Lane, addressed the Commission regarding their bid. She explained that her company does not offer back-door pick-up because her employees would not encroach private property by approaching the resident’s back door.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler reported the AT&T fiber optics project is progressing, and they plan to attend the May 28th Commission meeting. He added that he spoke with John Baker, attorney for the Bullitt Trust, and they agreed to attend the last Commission meeting in June.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
C. A. O. Leidgen reported on plans for the proposed Hyatt House Hotel as part of the Viking’s development. They applied for a minor variance to accommodate positioning of the building with parking in the interior area of the lot. Detailed plans have been submitted to Louisville Metro.
At 5:40 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made the motion to adjourn. Her motion was seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson; motion carried unanimously.
Mayor City Clerk