CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2019

The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Richard Tonini. The meeting was held at St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane. The following people were present:

MAYOR
Richard J. Tonini

CITY COUNCIL
Councilmember Bernie Bowling                             Councilmember Stuart Monohan
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                   Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn – absent                     Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland                                 Councilmember Tony Weiter – absent

OTHER OFFICIALS
Carrie Ritsert – St. Matthews Attorney
Chief Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Police Department
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer

OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident
John Chilko – Resident
Don McCauley – Resident
Stephani Carter – St. Matthews/Eline Library
Mike Small
Unidentified Guests

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilmember Nay approve to the minutes from the April 9, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

John Chilko of Winchester Road spoke about work on Winchester Road by the Louisville Water Company and/or their contractors. The work has prevented the regular collection of garbage, recycling, and yard waste. Large amounts of dust have been created. He went on to say speeding continues to be a problem. Mayor Tonini relayed after the work has been completed on the water lines, the city will investigate placement of speed signs like ones located on Willis Avenue. Additionally, Mr. Chilko asked about drainage improvement plans for Winchester Road. Mayor Tonini informed Mr. Chilko no plans are currently being discussed but that he would ask St. Matthews Public Works Director Kenan Stratman to follow-up.

Stephani Carter with the St. Matthews/Eline Library thanked the council for use of the Community Center for the library’s children’s programs these last 8 months. Also, from the entire St. Matthews/Eline Library staff, thank you for providing such a beautiful new building.

Resident Gary Major inquired if there will be cameras near the new bathrooms at Brown Park?  Mayor Tonini interjected there has been discussions about this and other areas as well. No decision has been made at this time.

PENDING BUSINESS

DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE

Mayor Tonini said there was nothing new to report.

ORDINANCE 19-01              LOCATION OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING        CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY

Attorney Ritsert summarized Ordinance 19-01 moving the location of St. Matthews City Council meeting back to City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue, at the regular time of 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of each month. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept Ordinance 19-02 for passage and 2nd reading. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowling.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Olson. No Votes: None.

NEW BUSINESS

There were no new items on the agenda for review and discussion.

EXPENDITURES

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $128,483.50. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Olson. No Votes: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· Councilmember Holland inquired if the sewer line had been repaired at one of the rental houses. No one in attendance could confirm the status of the project.
· Councilmember Bowling relayed the police department has made arrests of 2 adults and 2 juveniles related to the recent rash of car break-ins.
· Councilmember Nay mentioned the newsletter is at the printer and due to be in mailboxes by early May. Additionally, she announced Miss Kentucky USA is from St. Matthews and is the daughter of Councilmember Tony Weiter. She will be competing for the national title on May 2 in Reno, Nevada.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Ms. Ritsert had nothing additional to report.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini said Pete Hammer oversees Christmas lights at Brown Park. He is requesting $10,000 for new lights in order to rotate out worn decorations or replace those which are no longer fully functional. Councilmember Monohan made a motion to accept the request of $10,000 to purchase new decorative lights. The motion was 2nd by Councilmember Nay. Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion passed.

Interested parties related to parking issues at the Community Center Park met recently to discuss how to improve the situation and provide relief to the shopping center. The problem seems to stem from a scheduling problem and once adjustments were made with the baseball game schedules, the situation appears to have improved.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to suspend the regular meeting and convene into Executive Session to discuss a personnel issue. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Voice Vote (6-0) the motion passed, and the regular meeting was suspended at 7:33 p.m.

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

At 7:45 p.m. Councilmember Bowling made a motion to adjourn from Executive Session and reconvene into regular session. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion passed, the Executive Session concluded, and the regular session reconvened at 7:45 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

APRIL 23, 2019    
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE MAYOR DRAW WARRANTS on the City Treasury,
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
A+ Paper Shredding   Police – Shredding $109.00
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $125.31
Awards Center   Police – Recognition Awards $100.00
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police – Routine Testing $662.88
Belnick, Inc.   Comm. Center – Chairs $8,297.00
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehice Repairs $5,244.80
CDW-Government   Admin. – Anti-Virus Software Annual $1,097.85
Computer Projects of Ill, Inc.   Police – Annual License Agreement Fee $171.60
Davis & Stanton Promotions   Police – Awards Banquet Awards $631.00
Dining with Gabor   Police – Annual Awards Banquet $7,269.66
Hall Contracting (MAPS)   Works – Asphalt Patch $322.35
HDR Engineering   Works – Trinity Hills Engineering $3,452.48
John K. Reid & Associates, Inc.   Police – Investigative Tool $425.00
Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police   Police – Annual Dues $150.00
Kiesler’s Police Supply   Police – Annual Ammunition Buy $14,594.80
Lawson Products   Works – Supplies $14.90
Lexus Nexus   Police – Investigative Tool $220.00
LG&E   Works – Street Lights/Electric $1,708.35
Louisville Armory   Police – Range Time $23.00
Miller Company   Police – Copy Machine Charge $114.86
Mirazon   Admin. – Computer Upgrades $2,842.00
Mobile Forensic Solutions   Police – Forensic Examination $199.00
MPI Printing   Police – Banquet Programs $402.71
Police.com (Forfeiture Account)   Police – Training (2) $990.00
RCS Communications   Police – Radio’s and Service $450.00
Southern Tires   Works – Tires $189.34
Spectrum   City Hall – Service $157.52
St. Matthews Exterminating   Comm. Center – Pest Control $85.00
Tony’s Wrecker   Police – Towing $175.00
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $78.02
Towne Post   Admin. Magazine Space $1,700.00
TruGreen   Brown Park – Treatment $163.00
Verizon   All – Cell Phones and MDT’s $2,585.89
Visual Image Systems   Police – Decals for Durango’s $1,530.00
       
Library City Hall      
GraybaR   Works – Library/City Hall Project $71,085.47
       
Reimbursements and Payments      
Jost, Beth   Admin. – Newsletter $700.00
Kaufman, L. Wayne   Police – K9 Certification $65.00
Keller, Brian   Police – Photographer $285.00
Marasa, Debbie   Police – Certificate Holders $65.71
       
TOTAL     $128,483.50