NOVEMBER 13, 2018
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Mary Schneider called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
C.A.O. Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Present: Mary Schneider, Mayor
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Norb Hancock, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Mary Schneider.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Several citizens attended the Commission meeting regarding the potential development of Top Golf at the Oxmoor Shopping Center. Of those residents, the following addressed the Commission and conveyed their individual opinions. Ed Binzel, Renea Briggs, Parker Curtis, Peggy Barber, Dave McLaughlin, Gerald Nicolas, Bob Helfrich, Amy Craft, and Jean Corwin expressed their opposition of Topgolf at Oxmoor and requested that the City of Hurstbourne financially support the opposition effort.
Kyle Justice, Michael Tabor, Sean Miranda, Brian Forrest, and Beth Zangari are in favor of Topgolf and don’t want tax dollars spent on a lawsuit against the development. Attorney John Singler thanked the citizens for their presentations and stated that the Commission will not take any action at tonight’s meeting regarding Top Golf. He further advised the Commission that according to KRS they should go into Executive Session to discuss any pending litigation or other legal matters.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Wagner made the motion that the minutes of the October 23, 2018 regular meeting be approved; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 18-36— Expenses for October, 2018. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to approve MO 18-36; his motion seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
C.A.O. Jim Leidgen reported that the Metro NDF funded $30,000 for sidewalks, grates, and curb and gutter projects. Those funds must be used within 90 days. Also, he reported that phase 1 of the creek clearing had been completed.
Commissioner Jackson reported that a certificate of deposit will mature at the end of November 2018 and CD was reduced by $5,559.72 to make the principal $245,000 and keep it below FDIC limits. The City will be obtaining new rates at the end of the month.
Mayor Schneider asked C. A. O. Jim Leidgen to notify the residents living in the cul-de-sacs around Lowe Elementary that there will be an upcoming meeting with the school.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock reported there were no major incidents regarding public safety. He stated that he has enjoyed working on the Commission and congratulated Bill Leavell on his win. He offered his assistance at any time, and Mayor Schneider thanked him for his service on the Commission.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported the entrance to Linn Station has been completed with new tree and bush plantings. Christmas decorations are going up throughout the City and should be completed by Thanksgiving. Also, $27,000 was spent to purchase bulk salt for the 2018-2019 season and is stored at Bramer’s facility.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
City Attorney Singler reported that the City needs to hire a code enforcement hearing officer and he hopes to have a contract by the next meeting. With regards to street closures, he stated that the City may have a committee hearing with LD&T.
CITY ENGINEER—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
No report. However, Commissioner Jackson asked if reports of certain revenues such as Property Taxes, Insurance Premium Taxes and Bank Deposit Taxes can be expanded. i.e., create a reflection of the revenue side – year over year – actual vs. budget. On the expense side he had a question regarding City Hall depreciation of $930,000 – where is it expensed? Mr. Leidgen stated that answers should come from the auditor or Mr. Bennett, City Treasurer.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported that the City Hall roof replacement is scheduled for December 1-15, 2018 and the wall adjacent to City Hall is scheduled to be repaired in the next three weeks. Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to dispense with the second meeting in December due to the holidays and to have the swearing in of the Commissioners on December 11, 2018 meeting. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
At 5:38 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner; motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Schneider James E. Leidgen, City Clerk