OCTOBER 8, 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.
Present: Mary Masick, Mayor
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Present: John Singler, City Attorney, Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mayor Masick welcomed Hank Mangeot and other associates from AT&T who were attending the meeting in order to answer any questions the Commission may have as they review the second reading of Ordinance 19-04 regarding cell towers.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
September 10, 2019 minutes were presented in short and long version for approval, Mayor Masick stated in keeping with KRS guidelines she made a motion to approve the short version of the minutes. Commissioner Jackson stated that within the General Government report the words “the City would pay for moving expenses” should be added. Her motion to approve the amended minutes was seconded by Commissioner Bill Leavell. Motion carried with Commissioner Wagner opposing and Commissioner Hubbuch abstaining.
September 24, 2019 minutes were presented for approval. Mayor Masick made a motion for approval of September 24, 2019 as presented; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 19-22—Relating to Check Register Approval for August 2019
Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval of MO 19-22; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
City Attorney John Singler presented Ordinance No. 19-04–AN ORDINANCE CREATING AN APPLICATION PROCESS AND POLICY FOR INSTALLATION OF SMALL CELLULAR TOWER SITES IN THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE for second reading and after some discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Hubbuch to approve Ordinance 19-04 as presented; his motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Roll call vote was taken with Mayor Masick and Commissioners Hubbuch, Jackson, Leavell and Wagner unanimously voting yea. Ordinance 19-04 was enacted 5-0.
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 the guest speaker. Also, on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. she was invited by Metro Council member Marilyn Parker to participate in a round table discussion for mayors of suburban cities in district 18 where there will be an open dialogue regarding interests to the cities.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch reported that a significant number of trees were removed within the City due to infection and Andrea Hanlon, horticulturist, will be recommending a species of trees for replacement.
C.A. O. Leidgen added that the tree canopy program was very successful with an order of 45 trees and they will be planted at a later date. He also stated that the City street paving project is complete with a couple of minor repairs to be completed. Mr. Leidgen also mentioned that the total cost of full depth repairs was lower than projected.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that there were two new tenants upstairs at City Hall. With regards to investments, he worked up a cash flow projection and will meet with C. A. O. Leidgen next week. Also, the finance committee will meet to review the reinvestment of certificate of deposits and to discuss other options such as the Kentucky League of Cities Investment Pool.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell discussed the September 2019 police report for warnings and citations which averaged the same as the rest of the year. He stated that C. A. O. Leidgen had written a letter to Kentuckiana Law Enforcement concerning an officer who is not issuing citations during his shift. During a discussion about speeding at Lowe Elementary, it was decided to place an officer in the morning and afternoons for visibility and ticketing if needed. City Engineer Chris Crumpton reviewed the request for directional turning lanes going south on Linn Station Road and he found it to be favorable. It was decided that a professional striping company should perform the job. On Seaton Springs Parkway, residents had requested their leaves be removed by the City. After a discussion, no action was taken.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler distributed a letter from Yarger Engineering regarding a proposal for a traffic study to quantify the likely cut-through traffic of the stub streets to Oxmoor Farms were to remain open. In addition, he stated that he had also contacted Neel Shaffer for a proposal.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Crumpton reported that he is working with C.A.O Leidgen on prioritizing catch basin upgrades in the City.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
C.A. O. Leidgen discussed the City’s crime rate report for August and September 2019. He also requested that additional security measures be added for City Hall. After a discussion, he was instructed by the Commission to investigate viable options for further review and consideration.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
Nothing was brought before the Commission.
At 5:50 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson; motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk