SEPTEMBER 25, 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
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
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
Mr. Doug Voet, 616 Hatherleigh Lane, addressed the Commission and stated that he had read City minutes as well as the Hurstbourne Herald. He noticed that the City had donated money for an attorney to represent the opposition to the Top Golf development and for rental fee for the public meeting to be held at Shelby Campus. He asked why the Commission supported the opposition to the Top Golf development without asking the residents for their opinion. Mayor Schneider replied that a Hurstbourne resident organization entitled “Louisville Neighbors for Responsible Growth” approached the Commission and requested support. The Commission discussed and voted unanimously to support them because of the negative impact the development would have on the City. She added that the majority of the residents that have approached the Commission oppose the development and where it is being built. The rental fee was for the convenience of our residents to be able to attend the public meeting locally versus driving downtown. Commission Jackson stated that rather than $1000 for the rental it was $650 and that allows all residents whether they are for or against the development to attend. He added that the reason for the Commissions’ support was the impact this development would have on property values and the future development of the Oxmoor Farm.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Jackson made the motion that the minutes of the September 11, 2018 regular meeting be approved; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried unanimously.
Municipal Order 18-33–Expenses for August, 2018. Commissioner Wagner made a motion for approval of MO 18-33; her motion was seconded by Commissioner Jackson. Motion carried unanimously.
Commissioner Jackson distributed a list of certificates of deposit presented in order by their maturity dates. He thanked C. A. O. Jim Leidgen and Trisha Sikkema for their assistance in compiling this list.
Mayor Schneider reported that the annual Kentucky League of Cities conference held a reception hosted by Jefferson County League of Cities at the Old Forester Distillery at 119 West Main Street on September 17, 2018. She also stated that several education sessions were offered at the conference. “Bio-Hazard Sharps Receptacles” were also distributed for use by cities. A kit was given to C.A.O. Leidgen to keep at City Hall.
PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Hancock
PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch
Commissioner Hubbuch complimented Hall Contractors for the outstanding job on the street paving this past week, and for City Engineer Chris Crumpton’s quick response for evaluation of existing road problems. Commissioner Wagner commented on the speed bumps on South Lyndon and the notable difference when driving over them since the paving. Engineer Crumpton explained that due to additional sub-base restorations and the application of a thicker layer of surface asphalt to extend the life of the surface, the slope from street surfaces to the speed humps increased by an inch or more.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson
Commissioner Jackson reported that here is a leak in the City Hall’s roof and the estimate to repair it is less than a thousand dollars. C. A. O. Jim Leidgen stated that an invitation to bid has been placed and opening bid is October 9, 2018. Commissioner Jackson added that there are two spaces available for lease at City Hall.
CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner
ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler
Attorney Singler reported that there has been no response from the Planning Commission regarding his letter mailed to them on August 28, 2018. He explained to the Commission that they may want to consider opting out of the Telecommunications agreement and then directly bill for cable franchise fees. The current budget is $28,000 and that will increase by $20,000.
CITY ENGINEER—Chris Crumpton
Mr. Crumpton distributed a map of Lowe Elementary and the surrounding streets and cul-de-sacs. He pin-pointed certain areas across from the school that may benefit with placement of stop signs. C. A. O. Jim Leidgen stated that there is a meeting planned on October 5, 2018 with Lowe Elementary Principal Austin and others from JCPS. Mayor Schneider added that she wanted the residents directly affected by the management of on-street parking to have the opportunity to voice their opinions prior to placing signs. Also, she wants the school to present their plans for traffic control. Commissioner Jackson asked if curb painting would be better than signs; however, after much discussion by the Commission it was decided the curb painting may be problematic.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Jim Leidgen
Mr. Leidgen reported that LG&E is repairing the electrical problems at City Hall and all outdoor projects are delayed due to the rain. He met with the property management representative from the American Heart Association to discuss the leaning wall next door to City Hall. They informed him that their construction experts will inspect the site to determine what needs to be done to repair the wall and bordering parking lot on their property.
At 5:50 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner; motion carried unanimously.
Mayor Mary Schneider James E. Leidgen, City Clerk