OCTOBER 12, 2021
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Jackson called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
C.A.O. Jim Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Ben Jackson, Mayor Pro-Tem
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Mike Rhodes, City Treasurer
Rheba Roten, Recording Secretary
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Pro-Tem Ben Jackson.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Ms. Jennifer De Hope addressed the Commission and thanked them for the Seaton Springs restoration.
- A. O. Jim Leidgen stated he would contact City Engineer Chris Crumpton to obtain and communicate any updates on the project and forward the information to her.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The September 28, 2021, minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of the minutes and her motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
C.A.O. Leidgen distributed a letter illustrating a Request for Proposal for three-year professional services to audit the City’s financial records ending in the years June 30, 2021, 2022, and 2023. After some discussion, Pro-Tem Jackson made a motion of approval of the letter to be mailed to obtain proposals. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Mr. Leidgen reported the Marilyn Parker NDF grant agreement has been signed and submitted. This $30,000 grant has been allocated for sidewalks and storm drain repairs. The “Safe Route to Schools” grant has been completed and submitted. The Lowe Elementary principal Sean Russell will be kept apprised of the process.
Also, he reported the American Rescue Plan Act reporting deadline has been moved to April 30, 2022.
In the area of Public Works, Cornerstone will submit a proposal to remove dead trees abutting the green fence off Linn Station. In Public Safety, a streetlight will be ordered which was requested by a resident.
In the area of Code Enforcement, Mr. Leidgen reviewed the Open/Active permit log. For review and discussion purposes, City Attorney John Singler distributed a proposed ordinance addressing multiple and sustained criminal activities at properties that would be deemed to be a public nuisance. After some discussion, the ordinance will be introduced for first reading at an upcoming Commission meeting.
Mr. Leidgen stated that AT&T is currently marking the areas where fiber optics will be installed, and the homeowners affected will be notified by mail and ReachAlert. Installations will take about eight weeks.
In addition, Mr. Leidgen reported the October picnic event notifications have been mailed. The vendors have been contacted and Skyline Chili will supply the food. The event is posted on the City’s website, Reach Alert and on signs distributed throughout the City.
City Attorney John Singler and C. A. O. Leidgen discussed a violation on Cromwell Hill.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Mayor Pro-Tem Jackson
Mr. Jackson discussed the latest rental agreements at City Hall.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Mr. Leavell distributed and discussed the September police activity report.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
At 5:17 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to adjourn. Her motion was seconded by
Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor James E. Leidgen, City Clerk