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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
November 25, 2014

November 11, 2014
4:30 PM


Mayor Bob English called the meeting to order.


C.A.O. Leidgen conducted the roll call. A quorum of the Commission was present.

Present: Bob English, Mayor
Ed Dahlem, Commissioner
Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner
Ben Jackson, Commissioner
Lois Wagner, Commissioner

Others: Jim Leidgen, C.A.O.
John Singler, City Attorney
Chris Crumpton, City Engineer
Faye Tanner, Recording Secretary


The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor English.


Mr. Kevin Young of Land Design and Development presented his landscaping plans for the proposed Skyline Chili restaurant which have also been submitted to Louisville Metro. After discussion, Commissioner Jackson made the motion to accept the proposed landscaping plan; his motion was seconded by Mayor English. Motion carried.

Betsy Kettle of 1234 Inverary Ct. reported that the drainage ditches and culverts near the Inverness of Hurstbourne Condominiums are blocked because they are filling up with leaves. She asked who is responsible to clean and maintain those areas. City Engineer Chris Crumpton informed her that MSD is the responsible party and this issue has already been reported to MSD and some work has been completed. He will contact them again, but advised Ms. Kettle to also call them to hopefully expedite the cleanup.

Mr. Rusty Wells of 503 Croydon expressed his appreciation to Mayor English and Commissioner Ed Dahlem for their many years of service to the City of Hurstbourne.



Commissioner Jackson made the motion to approve the minutes of October 28, 2014; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett

Treasurer Bennett said the City Auditor is working on the audit and it should be completed in the near future.


No Business Items.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler

Attorney Singler reported that the house on Parkington Court sold at the Louisville Metro Commissioner Auction. The buyer’s title company requested a payoff from the City of Hurstbourne for the total amount of liens and taxes due. It was also reported that the home could be demolished in the near future.

Attorney Singler had been asked to do research on nuisance liens and he read from KRS 413.120 pertaining to the length of time that the liens are enforceable.

Regarding fines and penalties due from the owner at 9101 Nottingham Parkway, Attorney Singler reported he advised the attorney for the owner the Commission declined their offer of a partial payment and is awaiting a response.


C.A.O. Leidgen had been asked to check with other municipalities that provide a curbside leaf removal program for residents. He met with the mayor of Lyndon and presented details of how their program works and the approximate cost. The Commission will consider the merits of the program in the future.

The Jefferson County League of Cities Annual Dinner will be held on December 4 at the Jeffersontown Community Center. C.A.O. Leidgen distributed reservation forms to the Commissions and asked that they be filled out and returned to him as soon as possible.

C.A.O. Leidgen referred to the light fixtures that were taken down from the entrance at Oxmoor Woods. He presented one of those fixtures that had been cleaned up and painted by the electrician and said that the six lights could be completely refurbished at a cost of $200 each. Commissioner Wagner was concerned with where these lights would be stored and questioned why they would be refurbished before it is determined where they will be placed. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to approve the expenditure of $1,200; his motion was seconded by Mayor English. After discussion, Mayor English called for a vote on the motion. The motion carried 4-0-1 with Commissioner Wagner abstaining.

MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor English

No report.

PUBLIC WORKS REPORT –Commissioner Wagner

Commissioner Wagner reported that the holiday decorations will be installed beginning Thursday, November 12. She was concerned about how the decorations will be placed since some of them did not face the road last year in order to keep the entrance signs visible. It was decided that she should have them placed where they look best.


Commissioner Jackson reported that two residents have contacted him. A resident on Peterborough has had 3-4 or more cars parked on the street at night. He asked that C.A.O. Leidgen send a letter to the source of the violation including a copy of the applicable ordinance so they are made aware of the violation. He also requested the resident who contacted him also be notified of action taken. After a discussion, it was decided that Attorney Singler will send the letter.

He also stated that a lawn service company has been blowing leaves into the drainage ditch located off Whitegate Court. After a discussion, it was decided that the homeowners should be notified of the violation and Commissioner Jackson was to forward C.A.O. Leidgen the specific addresses for notification.

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT – Commissioner Hubbuch

No report.


No report.


At 5:30 p.m. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to adjourn; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Dahlem. Motion carried.