SEPTEMBER 24, 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
Bill Leavell, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner
John Singler, City Attorney
Bill Bennett, City Treasurer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Masick.
RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
Mayor Masick welcomed Mr. Hank Mangeot with AT&T and invited him to discuss questions or concerns the Commission may have on small cell towers that AT&T proposes to place in the City of Hurstbourne. He explained the site plans and locations for towers 32 through 35. City Attorney John Singler added that he had a prior meeting with the AT&T attorneys regarding concerns about their application. After the presentation, Mayor Masick thanked the representatives for attending and answering the Commission’s questions.
City Attorney John Singler stated that Ordinance No. 19-04–AN ORDINANCE CREATING AN APPLICATION PROCESS AND POLICTY FOR INSTALLATION OF SMALL CELLULAR TOWER SITES IN THE CITY OF HURSTBOURNE had a first reading and it would be better to vote on an ordinance with a full Commission. Commissioner Wagner asked if City Engineer Chris Crumpton had approved these site plans and Mr. Singler replied that Mr. Crumpton had attended the meeting with the attorneys from AT&T and agreed with the site locations. A motion was made by Mayor Masick to approve the structure of site locations 32 through 35 contingent upon compliance with the finalization of Ordinance 19-04 at the next meeting. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. The motion passed unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
After some discussion, it was decided to present the September 10, 2019 minutes for approval at the
October 8, 2019 meeting when there will be a full Commission present.
CITY ATTORNEY JOHN SINGLER
Attorney Singler presented Municipal Order 19-21—Relating to Check Register Approvals for June and July 2019.
City Treasurer Bill Bennett added that the year-end financials are included and will be submitted to the auditors soon. Also, the 2019 fiscal year began healthy due to the collection of property taxes and the City has an excess of over 2 million dollars. After an inquiry from Mayor Masick about a certain check expense, a motion was made by Commissioner Wagner to approve Municipal Order 19-21. Her motion was seconded by Commissioner Leavell. The motion passed unanimously.
City Attorney Singler stated in addition to Ordinance 19-04, he will be presenting a new application and permit package for small cell towers at the next Commissioners’ meeting.
Mayor Masick reported that the Jefferson County League of Cities dinner will be on Thursday, November 21, 2019 with Dr. Tori Merden, President of Spalding University as the guest speaker.
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Leavell
Commissioner Leavell reported that three stop signs on Nottingham and Dennington has been installed and the stop bars are now in place. Also, last month’s hours and billings for police coverage remained the same; however, he felt there needed to be a discussion with Kentuckiana Law Enforcement about the amount of citations issued because some of the officers are consistent while some give none on their shifts. There was discussion about placing directional turning lanes going south on Nottingham Parkway at the intersection of Linn Station Road. That matter will be further discussed with City Engineer Crumpton. The residents on Seaton Springs requested for curb-side leaf removal by the City and after some discussion, it was decided to contact other cities to gain information on their leaf and yard waste removal programs.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney John Singler
CITY ENGINEER’S REPORT—Chris Crumpton
C.A. O. Jim Leidgen summarized a report written by City Engineer Crumpton regarding paving repairs. He explained that while full depth repairs were greater than expected, the costs associated with the work came in less than expected.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
C.A. O. Leidgen distributed his report and stated that there are two new tenants in the office suites upstairs in City Hall and the small room next to the Commission room will be rented. Mayor Masick requested that a rendering of the Viking’s development be placed in the upcoming newsletter illustrating the hotel, retail stores, and apartments. She added that the Blairwood basin, which has recently been cleaned, looks much better.
OTHER NON-BUSINESS/ACTION ITEMS
Nothing was brought before the Commission.
At 6:50 p.m. Commissioner Wagner made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Mayor Masick; motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Masick James E. Leidgen, City Clerk