MAY 26, 2020
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Due to the Covid 19 health emergency, the City of Hurstbourne is conducting its regular City Commission meetings via teleconference. This is occurring under the authority of Kentucky Revised Statutes and the orders of the Governor of Kentucky. Residents and news media may participate in the teleconference meeting. The login information for each meeting will be posted and distributed so that any person or member of the media wanting to participate may participate.
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: Mayor Mary Masick
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests were present.
Attorney John Singler presented Ordinance No. 20-01, Series 2020 for introduction and first reading —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, 2021. After some discussion, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to keep the ad valorem tax rate at .0169 per hundred ending on June 30, 2021. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously. A second reading and passage will occur on June 9, 2020 Commissioner’s meeting.
Attorney Singler also introduced Ordinance No. 20-02, Series 2020 for introduction and first reading—AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AN ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2020 TO JUNE 30, 2021 BY ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT. After some discussion, Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 20-02, Series 2020. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously. The second reading and passage will occur on June 9, 2020 Commissioner’s meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The April 14, 2020 minutes will be distributed by e-mail to the Commissioners to be reviewed and presented for approval at the next meeting.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
City Attorney Singler explained that if a Commissioner is interested in re-election this year, an on-line filing is required by next week. He added that he would send each Commissioner an e-mail the next day illustrating how to file electronically.
Mayor Masick reported she had attended a Jefferson County League of Cities meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and the CARES Act was discussed. It was explained that Kentucky cities that qualify will have an opportunity to receive a certain amount of relief funds due to the COVIC-19 outbreak. Those related expenses will need to meet certain criteria. The City of Hurstbourne has qualified for $316,604 and an application must be filed to highlight the expenses incurred during the pandemic. Commissioner Jackson inquired if the tenants at City Hall had asked for renter’s abatement and if that might qualify as an expense.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch thanked Cornerstone, Pro-Turf and Bramer Brothers for the great job in preparing the City for the Spring planting and he reported that a large tree had been removed on Seaton Springs.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported he will be meeting with C. A. O. Leidgen to discuss the use of golf carts in the City, complaints about the traffic lights on Hurstbourne Parkway onto Linn Station and the potential round-about on Linn Station and Nottingham. There was no police report for April 2020. He added that there will be a solicitor’s sticker campaign discussed at the next meeting.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
At 5:00 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk