MINUTES REGULAR MEETING
MAY 24, 2022
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
City Attorney John Singler conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Norb Hancock, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Others Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
George Stewart, Code Enforcement Officer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Code Enforcement officer George Stewart gave an updated activity report on violations and stated that
those residents that are listed as violators are now in compliance. He discussed a property located on
Nottingham which may be in potential violation. He stated he will be contacting the resident soon.
Mr. Drew Holman from Baldwin, CPA, presented a detailed report of the 2021 City Audit. After much
discussion, Mayor Masick directed the Commission to send their questions to City Treasurer Mike
Rhodes before the end of May regarding the audit. She thanked Mr Holman for his report and extensive
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The May 10, 2022 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for
approval of the minutes and her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried
Municipal Order 22-19 MUNICIPAL ORDER RELATING TO CHECK REGISTER
APPROVALS FOR APRIL 2022.
Commissioner Wagner made a motion to approve MO 22-19. Her motion was seconded by
Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mayor Masick stated that due to Mr. Leidgen’s absence, she requested that each Commissioner give a
report from their own department. She added that she will provide an update at the next meeting after
reviewing with City Treasurer Mike Rhodes and Administrative Assistant Nichol Young. Also, since the
audit services are completed there will be a first reading of the tax rate at this meeting.
After some discussion by the Commission and City Attorney John Singler, Commissioner Wagner made a
motion to approve the 2021 City Audit. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Hancock. Motion
Lastly, Mayor Masick reviewed the Call Log report and stated that most of the calls regarded sanitation
and public works issues.
Mayor Masick reported that the postcard notifications will be mailed to the residents announcing the City-
Wide Yard sale on June 10 th and 11 th beginning at 8 a.m. until ? The notice will also be placed on Reach
Alert and in a newspaper ad.
In addition, she reported she had been notified by Attorney Bill Bardenwarper requesting a meeting with
the Commission to discuss a future apartment development on Christian Way in the City of Louisville.
Commissioner Leavell made a motion to hold a Special Meeting on June 7, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. at City
Hall. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Hancock. Motion carried unanimously. This meeting is
being held prior to the public announcement stating there will be a new apartment development on the
soccer field located on across from Top Golf at the curve on Christian Way.
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CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler presented Ordinance No. 22-05 for first reading and introduction—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, 2023. After some discussion,
Commissioner Wagner made a motion for the ad valorem tax rate to be .145 per hundred ending on June
30, 2023. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton and Commissioner Wagner stated they had met to review the preliminary paving estimates
and will meet with Treasurer Mike Rhodes to discuss the paving budget.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes stated he is continuing to work on projected numbers for the upcoming 2022-2023 budget.
He added that he will have them prepared for the June 14, 2022 meeting in order for the first reading of
the budget ordinance.
In accordance with KRS 61.810 (1)(f), Commissioner Leavell made a motion to close the Regular
Meeting and enter into Executive Session to discuss the appointment of personnel. His motion was
seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
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At 5:45 p.m., Commissioner Ben Jackson made a motion to terminate the executive session and return to
regular session, where no votes were taken, motion seconded by Commissioner Bill Leavell and the vote
in favor was unanimous. Commission came out of Executive Session and into the Regular Meeting.
Commissioner Leavell made a motion to accept the proposal made by Kentucky League of Cities to
perform a search for a new City Administrator and not to exceed $14,000. His motion was seconded by
Commissioner Hancock. Motion carried unanimously.
In addition, Commissioner Leavell made a motion to appoint a project team to work with Kentucky
League of Cities on this project and the team will comprise of Mayor Mary Masick and Commissioner
Lois Wagner. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Hancock. Motion carried unanimously.
At 5:50 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to adjourn. Her motion was seconded by
Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick