November 12, 2013
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
304 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY / SUITE 100
Mayor Bob English called the meeting to order.
C.A.O. Leidgen conducted the roll call. Present were: Mayor English; Commissioners Ed Dahlem, Earl Hubbuch, Ben Jackson and Lois Wagner; Attorney John Singler; and C.A.O. Jim Leidgen. A quorum of the Commission was present.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor English.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mr. Phil Moffett of 812 Brookhill Road was present to introduce himself as a candidate for the open House seat in District 32 which is currently held by Julie Raque Adams who will be running for a Senate seat.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to approve the minutes of the October 22, 2013 regular meeting of the City Commission; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
Attorney Singler reported that the hearing of the Code Enforcement Board regarding a home on Leicester circle. Commissioner Hubbuch had attended the meeting as a visitor and expressed his admiration for the efficiency of the process.
The Kaplan foreclosure case is proceeding.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Leidgen
The Hurstbourne Herald has been sent to the printer and will be distributed to residents as soon as that process is completed.
Mr. Leidgen said he has received a response from the Bullitt Trust regarding the sound barrier wall and hopes to set up a meeting with local and state officials as soon as possible on this issue.
Commissioner Hubbuch reported he had five recent power outages at his home and contacted LG&E about the matter.
Commissioner Hubbuch complimented those responsible for the recent repairs to some of the city’s sidewalks. He said he has also received phone calls from residents praising the repairs, and he thinks the city should continue to be proactive in this matter. C.A.O. Leidgen said that when the City becomes aware of a potentially dangerous situation, those repairs will be done immediately. City Engineer Chris Crumpton reported that the sidewalks have been prioritized for future maintenance.
Commissioner Hubbuch expressed his dissatisfaction with the holiday decorations which have been placed on city entrance signs. He said it covers the City’s name, and he felt it should not be covered for approximately two months while the decorations are in place Commissioner Wagner responded by stating that the company that places the decorations just started with the process. After a discussion, some of the Commissioners that have not seen the decorations would do so and then give their input on the matter.
MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor English
Mayor English had received a call regarding Hurstbourne’s representation on the Board of the Jefferson County League of Cities. He has previously been serving in that role, and said he would continue to serve if the Commission chooses, but he thought someone else might like that opportunity. Commissioner Dahlem made the motion that Mayor English continue to serve as the city’s representative on the Board of the Jefferson County League of Cities. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Dahlem
Commissioner Dahlem referred to an article in the Louisville Courier Journal regarding a lawsuit filed by heirs of the Bullitt Trust against PNC Trust for delaying the development of that property.
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT – Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch said there has been a recent robbery on Oxmoor Woods Parkway. He asked residents to be more cautious – Don’t leave homes or cars unlocked, and don’t leave valuables in cars that are parked outside a garage.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC WORKS – Commissioner Wagner
At 5:15 p.m. Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to adjourn; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.