SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
CITY OF HURSTBOURNE
200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY
Mayor 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
Norbert Hancock, Commissioner
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 Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
No guests were present.
C.A.O. Jim Leidgen then introduced the new Administrative Assistant Nicol Young to the Commission.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The August 24, 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 Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported that Shawn Bailey signed a one-year lease and Steve Baldwin signed a three-year lease. Both leases were for upstairs office space at City Hall. The first-floor rental space will be advertised soon.
The American Rescue Plan Act grant was signed by Mayor Masick and the one percent fee was paid to KIPDA for their assistance. The grant from Metro Council member Marilyn Parker for infrastructure is approved and will be signed.
The fall issue of the Hurstbourne Herald newsletter is placed on the City’s website, and it will be delivered to the residents by September 18, 2021.
In the area of Public Works, the brush behind the green wall has been cleared. Also, the street paving has been scheduled and approved for late September and early October. The golf course bridle path is scheduled to be inspected on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
In the area of Code Enforcement, Mr. Leidgen reviewed the ongoing open complaints and violations with efforts being taken to resolve them.
Also, Mr. Leidgen reported that AT&T has not set a date in September to install fiber optics to 485 homes. Door hangers will be placed at the residents’ home prior to the beginning of their project.
In addition, Mr. Leidgen discussed the upcoming family picnics in September and October and reported that notifications had gone out to the residents. The vendors have been contacted and all plans are in place for a successful event.
Mayor Masick reported there had been a Stormwater Advisory Board meeting on August 13, 2021, and they agreed to meet on a monthly basis. Mr. Chris Dickerson, a former member of the committee, has agreed to serve on the committee. City Engineer Chris Crumpton will conduct a presentation to Metropolitan Sewer District on new projects and include a previous 2016 project as well. This meeting will occur in two to three weeks.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Hancock
Mr. Hancock discussed a golf cart he observed which was driven by a minor. The golf cart had no permit nor had been inspected by the City. The family was notified of this violation and the perils it presents for the children.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT –Commissioner Jackson
Mr. Jackson complimented Mr. Leidgen on the Open/Active Permit log he created for the Commission.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Mr. Leavell reviewed the August 2021 police activity report in detail.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
Mr. Singler distributed for discussion a potential ordinance regarding chronic nuisances dealing with criminal complaints. He asked the Commission to review the ordinance for future discussion.
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Mike Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes discussed the American Rescue Plan Act funds and how best to invest them. He is continuing to search for the best rates for the certificate of deposits.
At 5:35 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made a motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick. Motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk