October 8, 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
There were no guests who wished to speak to the Commission.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 24, 2013 regular meeting of the City Commission; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
Attorney Singler placed on the table and gave second reading to Ordinance #13-06, Series 2013, An Ordinance Relating to Changing the ABC Licenses and Fees to Comply with KRS 243.070, as Amended by Senate Bill 13. Commissioner Wagner made the motion to approve second reading and adoption of Ordinance #13-06; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Mayor English called for a roll call vote on the motion. Mayor English and Commissioners Wagner, Jackson, Dahlem and Hubbuch voted yea. Ordinance #13-06 was thereby enacted 5-0.
Attorney Singler placed on the table and gave second reading to Ordinance #13-07, Series 2013, An Ordinance Defining a Notice Process for Proposing City Commission Action. Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to approve second reading and passage of Ordinance #13-07; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Mayor English called for a roll call vote on this motion. Mayor English and Commissioners Wagner, Jackson and Dahlem voted yea; Commissioner Hubbuch voted nay. Ordinance #13-07 was thereby enacted 4-1.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
Attorney Singler reported that he had contacted the Property Valuation Office about the Kaylor property on Rugby and the assessed value is $750,000. He explained the procedure that will be followed if an appeal to the assessed value is made.
Foreclosure proceeding; on the Kaplan property and defendants are being served.
The Code Enforcement Board will meet on October 11 regarding one violation, and Attorney Singler has heard from an attorney regarding another one and they were given an extra week to comply.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen presented the latest draft of the next Hurstbourne Herald, and after a few minor changes are made it should be ready for layout, printing and distribution in the near future. There was discussion about signs that are being placed on the City’s new traffic signs and light posts. When some of them have been removed, paint also came off. There was discussion about the penalty to be assessed to the offending individuals, including a fine as well as a bill for the payment to repair the damage. This information will be included in the next Hurstbourne Herald.
Regarding the $30,000 grant received from Louisville Metro for the ADA Sidewalk Improvement Project; all work and invoicing must be completed by October 30 to retain the funds. Engineer Chris Crumpton reported that several additional sidewalks panels have been identified as needing to be replaced or repaired.
C.A.O. Leidgen reported on some of the damage that was done in the recent record rain storm. There were several locations where there was water damage inside the homes and MSD has been notified of those specific areas. There were also several areas of concern that were previously reported to MSD but no action had been taken. After discussion, it was decided to request MSD officials, other Metro Louisville officials, and affected residents to a future Commission meeting for the purpose of resolving many long-time storm water runoff and drainage issues within the city.
MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor English
Mayor English said he had received a report from a resident that there is an unusual amount of trash along the City streets, and she was asking for trash cans to be placed in certain locations. C.A.O. Leidgen said he will police the streets more often, but he felt that additional trash cans probably will not help.
Mayor English also reported on some of the water issues during the recent rain storm.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Dahlem
PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT – Commissioner Hubbuch
There has been another break-in at the vacant restaurant building on the Vinings property.
Commissioner Hubbuch said there will be additional police coverage in the City on Halloween night.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
To a question from Commissioner Jackson, C.A.O. Leidgen said he has talked with bank officials about the large monthly bank service charges, and he is hoping to have this issue resolved soon.
Commissioner Jackson expressed his appreciation to Attorney Singler for his help in resolving or beginning the process to resolve some of the code enforcement issues the City has been trying to solve.
Mr. Crumpton stated he doesn’t yet have all of the information from the Kentucky Department of Transportation about the placement of utilities now that the construction work is almost completed along Hurstbourne Lane.
Commissioner Jackson reiterated that he wants to be involved in any discussion with officials about the sound barrier wall to be constructed along I-64. C.A.O. Leidgen said he will continue to push for a meeting to be held in the near future.
PUBLIC WORKS – Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that some of the new lights have been installed and the remainder should be installed within a couple of weeks.
At 5:45 p.m. Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to adjourn; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried.