OCTOBER 23, 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
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Mary Schneider.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Attorney Steve Porter distributed to the Commission a sample resolution requesting that the Louisville Metro Council Planning, Zoning, and Annexation Committee to hold a public hearing on this case whereas each side of the issue gets thirty minutes to present its case for or against the rezoning issue. Mayor Schneider replied that she would prefer to gather more information and discuss this issue with the city attorney since there is not a full Commission tonight. C. A. O. Jim Leidgen added that the Commission will discuss this proposed resolution with City Attorney John Singler and will contact Attorney Porter at a later date. Commissioner Hubbuch asked Attorney Porter if Metro Council does approve Top Golf, are there plans to go forward with a lawsuit and what would it cost? Mr. Porter stated there are some people who think that a lawsuit is a good alternative and the cost could average between ten to fifteen thousand dollars.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Wagner made the motion that the minutes of the October 9, 2018 regular meeting be approved; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 18-35— Expenses for September, 2018. Commissioner Wagner made a motion to approve MO 18-35; her motion seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 18-36—A MUNICIPAL ORDER AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A UNIFORM FRANCHISE AGREEMENT. City Attorney John Singler explained that MCI and Verizon are requesting to install cellular fiber within the right-of-ways within the City. This is a city-wide project and they have already obtained their permits from Metro Louisville under terms of their franchise for the project. Commissioner Hubbuch made a motion to approve MO 18-36; his motion seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
C.A.O. Jim Leidgen reported that Cornerstone Landscaping started the creek clearing project this week and City Engineer Crumpton will conduct an inspection.
Mayor Schneider reported that she had recently attended an Inverness homeowner’s association meeting where several questions were asked regarding the services they receive from the City. C. A. O. Jim Leidgen confirmed that they receive snow removal service but are not included in street paving projects since they are private roads. Mayor Schneider also reported there is an issue on a front lawn involving a certain storm grate and it might be an MSD issue. The Jefferson County League of Cities dinner is scheduled for November 15, 2018 and C. A. O. Leidgen will contact the Commissioners regarding their attendance.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Hancock
Commissioner Hancock reported an ongoing problem with a resident at Wessex Place which involved the police. City Attorney John Singler stated he will follow up on this issue.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported the entrance to Linn Station has been completed and trees will be planted soon after they are selected. With the recent frost, the annuals will soon be removed. City Engineer Chris Crumpton added that the retaining wall adjacent to City Hall should be repaired soon; however, he has not received the plans nor a confirmation from the engineer involved with the project.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported on the unsightly appearance of a residence on Leicester Circle. After much discussion of the property’s violations, City Attorney John Singler stated he will review the situation and give an update at the next meeting.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
CITY ENGINEER—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported that the Hurstbourne Herald was mailed. The roof replacement project at City Hall should start between December 1st and 15th . A portion of the wooden barrier fence wall in Oxmoor Woods off Linn Station was removed by a resident but the City will not repair or replace any fencing located behind resident’s properties.
At 5:58 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