MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor Mary Masick called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
A. O. Tyler Johnson conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.
Mary Masick, Mayor
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Marc Norton, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests were present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The August 22, 2023 minutes were presented for approval. Commissioner Jackson made a motion for approval of the minutes and his motion was and was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. Motion carried unanimously.
A. O. Tyler Johnson—Management Report
A. O. Tyler Johnson reported that all the debris from the August 25 storm had been cleared from the roadways. C.A.O. Johnson reported that 6 trees had fallen across the roadways in Hurstbourne, and 5 of those had been cleared the night of the storms, with the final one cleared the next day. A portion of the fence on Linn Station Road was damaged in the storm and the city is currently looking for a contractor to repair it.
C.A.O. Johnson reported that information had been sent to the City Attorney regarding any unpaid property taxes from 2022. Liens will be placed on those properties in the coming weeks. C.A.O. Johnson reported that city staff had compiled a list of residential properties in Hurstbourne whose mailing address differed from the property address. These owners were sent letters reminding them of the home rental fee if they are indeed rent those properties out.
C.A.O. Johnson reminded the Commission that the family picnic would be held Sunday, September 24, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at Lowe Elementary. The city will be providing catered food, live music, face paintings, and ice cream.
Mayor Masick reported that she attended the swearing-in of the Louisville Metro Police Chief.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Norton
Commissioner Norton had no report.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that the city had a prospective tenant for the last open office space in City Hall. The Commission discussed several rate options and leasing terms.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported on the August activity of the Lyndon Police, as provided by the Chief Schroeder.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
Commissioner Wagner reported that LG&E continues to replace the streetlights in Hurstbourne and commented on the improvement in look with the new installations. Commissioner Wagner reported that the new landscape lighting installation is complete at the intersection of Oxmoor Woods and Lyndon Lane. New lettering is being created for the brick entrance at the intersection, and the lighting company will adjust the lighting installation once the lettering is complete.
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
City Attorney John Singler reported that he mailed correspondence to McDonald’s corporate office to request a commercial vehicle be removed from the restaurant property that was repeatedly parking overnight in violation of City Ordinances. The vehicle was moved and had not been parked in the location again.
City Attorney John Singler reported on code enforcement measures, including cleanup, on various properties in the city.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
City Engineer Chris Crumpton reported that the paving and striping project was completed in the city, and his inspection showed no visible corrections needed at this time. He reported that the wall had been ordered for the Nottingham culvert replacement project and that he would be meeting with MSD on Thursday for a site walk. He stated that he would have more information on the Seaton Springs creek reclamation and Wessex Place ditch projects after the Thursday meeting.
Commissioner Jackson inquired about the status of the AT&T 5G pole installations and whether the poles will be utilized by the company in the near future. Commission Jackson requested that C.A.O. Johnson contact AT&T to get an update.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
City Treasurer Mike Rhodes was absent; no report was given.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
At 5:02 p.m., Mayor Masick made a motion to close the Regular Meeting and enter Executive Session under KRS 61.810 (1)(f) to discuss personnel. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
At 5:14 p.m., Commission Jackson made a motion to exit the Executive Session and re-enter the Regular Meeting. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adopt the employment agreement between the City of Hurstbourne and C.A.O. Tyler Johnson, to begin on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. Mayor Masick seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.
At 5:19 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick Tyler Johnson, City Clerk