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Commission Meeting

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017

 

REGULAR MEETING

October 24, 2017

CITY OF HURSTBOURNE

200 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY

LOUISVILLE, KY

Mayor Mary Schneider called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

 ROLL CALL

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

 Present:            Mary Schneider, Mayor

                        Ben Jackson, Commissioner

                        Norb Hancock, Commissioner

                        Earl Hubbuch, Commissioner                

                        Lois Wagner, Commissioner

Others

Present:             John Singler, City Attorney

                        Chris Crumpton, City Engineer

           
PLEDGE         

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Schneider.

RECOGNITION OF GUESTS

 Anna Vantilburg, project manager for United Parcel Service (UPS) in Louisville, was present to answer any questions or concerns expressed by the Commissioners.  There was discussion about their proposed usage of golf carts later in the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 Commissioner Jackson made the motion that the minutes of the October 10, 2017 regular meeting be approved as distributed to the Commission.  His motion was seconded by Mayor Schneider; motion carried unanimously.

 BUSINESS ITEMS

 Municipal Order 17-39 Relating to Check Register Approvals for September, 2017.  After discussion, Commissioner Wagner made the motion to approve MO 17-39.  Her motion was seconded by Mayor Schneider; motion carried unanimously.

 Ordinance 17-6, An Ordinance Regulating Golf Carts and Low Speed Vehicles for Deliveries at Certain Times of the Year in the City of Hurstbourne was given second reading by summary by

 Attorney Singler.  He stated that the only substantive changes were that the hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the dates of operation will be from November 1 through December 31.  After discussion, Commissioner Jackson made the motion to approve second reading and adoption of Ordinance 17-6; his motion was seconded by Mayor Schneider.  Mayor Schneider called for a roll call vote – Mayor Schneider and Commissioners Hancock, Jackson, and Wagner voted yea.  Commissioner Hubbuch voted nay.  Ordinance 17-6 was thereby enacted 4-1.

 Ordinance 17-7, Series 2017, An Ordinance Relating to Closure of a Portion of Stamford Drive and Cheffield Drive was given second reading by summary by Attorney Singler.  He read the changes that had been made at the first reading.  After other minor changes, Commissioner Jackson made the motion to approve second reading and adoption of Ordinance 17-7, Series 2017; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner.  Commissioner Wagner also expressed her opinion that other roads, specifically Lyndon Lane, may need to be closed in the future. Mayor Schneider call for a roll call vote – Mayor Schneider and Commissioners Hancock, Jackson, and Wagner voted yea.  Commissioner Hubbuch abstained.  Ordinance 17-7, Series 2017 was thereby enacted 4-0-1.

COMMITTEE REPORTS, JOBS IN PROCESS, SPECIAL PROJECTS AND EVENTS

 No reports.

 MAYOR’S REPORT

 Mayor Schneider referred to the recent acknowledgement that the State is planning to widen southbound Hurstbourne Parkway from Shelbyville Road to Linn Station Road and their public meeting regarding that matter.  Mayor Schneider, Commissioner Jackson, and C.A.O. Leidgen met with State Senator Julie Raque Adams to try to determine the driving force behind that proposal and why the I-64 sound barrier is no longer a priority for state funding.  Mayor Schneider presented a draft a letter to Secretary Greg Thomas of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, with copies to other officials, stating that the City of Hurstbourne Commission is in opposition to this project as planned and stating the many reasons for the opposition.  Along with the letter was a draft of Resolution No. 17-2, Series 2017, A Resolution whereby the City Commission makes a Statement of Position to the Proposed Widening of Hurstbourne Parkway Southbound Lanes from Shelbyville Road to Linn Station Road.  After much discussion and several changes being made to both the draft letter and the draft resolution, Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adopt Resolution No. 17-2 with the modifications.  His motion was seconded by Mayor Schneider.  Mayor Schneider called for a roll call vote – Mayor Schneider and Commissioners Hancock, Hubbuch, Jackson and Wagner voted yea.  Resolution No 17-2, Series 2017 was thereby adopted 5-0.  Commissioner Jackson then made the motion to approve the letter to Secretary Greg Thomas as it was modified.  His motion was seconded by Commissioner Hancock.  Motion approved unanimously.

 Mayor Schneider reminded the Commissioners to let the City Office know if they plan to attend the annual Jefferson County League of Cities dinner to be held on November 16.

 ATTORNEY’S REPORT – Attorney Singler

 Attorney Singler brought everyone up-to-date on the installation of Google Fiber.  He advised the Commission to do nothing in that regard at this time. 

 PUBLIC SAFETY – Commissioner Hancock

 Commissioner Hancock reported that school buses are speeding through Hurstbourne. LMPD is on notice and off-duty patrols have been increased to monitor the traffic during school drop off and pick up hours. 

Commissioner Wagner reported there are problems with the traffic lane change on Lyndon Lane at Shelbyville Road

 PUBLIC WORKS—Commissioner Hubbuch

City Engineer Chris Crumpton reported that the paving of the City Hall parking lot is completed and looks good. 

 Municipal Order 17-40 approving a Contract with Precision Concrete up to a maximum amount of $38,835 was placed on the table for discussion.  To a question from Commissioner Hubbuch, there was discussion about the sidewalk shaving to be done by Precision Concrete and it was decided that there would be some changes to the Exhibits to the Contract.  Commissioner  Hubbuch then made the motion to approve MO 17-40; his motion was seconded by Mayor Schneider.  Motion approved unanimously.       

 GENERAL GOVERNMENT REPORT – Commissioner Jackson

Commissioner Jackson reported he had discussed Hurstbourne’s plan to purchase a weather station with Senator Julie Adams and she thought that was a good idea.  He asked that C.A.O. Leidgen continue with this process.

CODE ENFORCEMENT/SANITATION REPORT – Commissioner Wagner

 No report.

 CITY ENGINEER

 No further report.

 TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer Bennett

 In Treasurer Bennett’s absence, C.A.O. Leidgen briefly went over the City’s financial statements.  

 ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT – C.A.O. Leidgen

 C.A.O. Leidgen reported on the recent landscaping on some of the City’s cul de sacs.

ADJOURNMENT   

At 6:18 p.m. Commissioner Jackson made the motion to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Commissioner Wagner; motion carried unanimously.