OCTOBER 22, 2019
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Mary Masick 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.
Mary Masick, Mayor
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney, Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guest spoke.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
With a minor correction, the October 8, 2019 minutes were moved for approval by Commissioner Jackson and seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 19-26—Relating to Check Register Approval for September 2019
Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of MO 19-26; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Masick reminded the Commission that the Jefferson County League of Cities dinner will be on Thursday, November 21, 2019 with Dr. Tori Murden, President of Spalding University as speaker.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch deferred the public works report to City Engineer Chris Crumpton who made a presentation regarding storm grate replacements. He explained phase one of the program which includes the areas of Colonel Anderson and South Lyndon. The estimated total project cost is $22,880.00 After a discussion, Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to approve Municipal Order 19-27—A Municipal Order Relating to Approving Storm Grate Upgrades for the City of Hurstbourne. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Hubbuch added that a significant number of trees within the City were removed and Andrea Hanlon, horticulturist, will be recommending certain species of trees for replacements. C.A.O. Leidgen added that the City irrigation system is being prepped for seasonal shutdown, 43 trees have been ordered for the Tree Canopy project with plantings to take place in November and fall flowers have been planted throughout the City.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that he had contacted the Executive Director of the Jefferson County School System transportation department regarding the speeding buses at Lowe Elementary and warned him that tickets will be issued for speeding buses. In addition, Commissioner Jackson reported that the finance committee had met and recommended for the City to participate in the Kentucky League of Cities Pool Plus Investment Program. After a discussion about transferring City funds and with input from the City Attorney John Singler, it was decided that in order to participate in the KLC investment pool, certain actions must be taken by the Commission at the next meeting.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported that Kentuckiana Law Enforcement has been instructed to have an officer at Lowe Elementary for two to three days weekly to patrol traffic.
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
C.A. O. Leidgen asked that the Commission to review the last draft of the Hurstbourne Herald prior to its printing.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
Nothing was brought before the Commission.
At 5:25 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk