CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2017
 
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Mayor Rick Tonini. The meeting was held at St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The following people were present:
 
MAYOR
Richard J. Tonini
 
CITY COUNCIL
Councilman Bernie Bowling
Councilman Frank Flynn – absent
Councilman Tim Holland
Councilman Shaun McKiernan
Councilman Mary Jo Nay
Councilman Stuart Monohan  
Councilman Tony Weiter
Councilman Pat Wissing
 
OTHER OFFICIALS
Susan Clark – City Clerk
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Jim Birch – St. Matthews Engineer
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Director of Public Works
Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Chief of Police
 
OTHER ATTENDEES
Frank Tonini – Resident                                            Tara McGuire – Attorney for Baptist Health   
Mike Small – Resident                                               Jim Morris – VP of Finance for Baptist Health
Ray Barrow – Resident                                              
Ashley McKiernan – Resident
Kelly Brothers – Manager of the Eline Library         
Retired Chief Norm Mayer and Mary Mayer
Anne Birch
Boy Scouts from Troop #8, Hurstbourne Christian Church
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished following the roll call vote of attendance.
 
MINUTES
A motion was made by Councilman Nay to approve the minutes from the November 28, 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. 
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Resident Jerry Rutter of 3823 Elmwood Avenue approached the council members regarding a warning for illegal parking on Elmwood Avenue. Several houses, including his, do not have a driveway and for many years have been parking perpendicular to the street. This angle allows for more cars than parking parallel, which is standard and what the St. Matthews Ordinance mandates. However, the configuration of the street and the residential properties make parking parallel less convenient and in his opinion, impractical. Mayor Tonini asked Jack Ruf, St. Matthews Code Enforcement Officer Daryl Cleary, City Engineer Jim Birch, and Public Works Director Kenan Stratman to look into this situation.
 
PENDING BUSINESS
 
ORDINANCE 17-13     ZONING CHANGE FOR 704 BRECKENRIDGE LANE           JOHN SINGLER,
                                       and RDDDP for 710 BRECKENRIDGE LANE                        ATTORNEY
                                       Second Reading
St. Matthews City Attorney John Singler summarized Ordinance 17-13 which will allow for rezoning of 704 Breckenridge Lane in addition to a Revised Detailed District Development Plan and a change in Binding Elements for 710 Breckenridge Lane. The zoning change moves zoning from R-5 to OR-1. Councilman Nay said she is in agreement with the plan but would like to see sign placement consistent with other signs along Breckenridge Lane. After much discussion, Councilman Nay made a motion to amend the ordinance as it is presently written to include language in element #2 to require a 10-foot set back from the revised front property line. The motion was seconded by Councilman McKiernan
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Councilman Wissing recused himself from voting on any matter related to this matter before the council because he has a financial interest in the property. Ordinance 17-13 will include language regarding a 10-foot set back from the revised property line. 
 
Attorney Singler also pointed out language in binding element #5 regarding a cross-over agreement which reinforces reciprocal parking forever. It is typical language found in these types of cases.  Councilman Bowling made a motion to accept Ordinance 17-13 as amended. The motion was seconded by Councilman McKiernan.
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Councilman Wissing recused himself from voting on this matter because he has a financial interest in the property. 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
MUNICIPAL ORDER 17-38      APPOINTMENT OF                             JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                     RAYMOND BROWN TO THE
                                                     ST. MATTHEWS ETHICS BOARD
Raymond Brown’s current appointment to the St. Matthews Ethics Board expires December 31, 2017. MO 17-38 reappointments Rev. Brown to the board and the new appointment will run thru December 31, 2019. Councilman Weiter made a motion to accept MO 17-38. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
 
MUNICIPAL ORDER 17-38      BOND RENEWAL FOR BAPTIST HEALTH
Tara McGuire, Attorney with Stoll, Keenan, and Ogden representing Baptist Health, stated renewing the tax bond for Baptist Health would save them between $7,000,000 to $9,000,000. The bonds are for new projects as well as refinancing of other projects. The City of St. Matthews does not take on any liability if the tax bond request is approved. Councilman Nay made a motion to accept MO 17-38. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
 
CANCELLATION OF DECEMBER 26, 2017 MEETING
Councilman Weiter made a motion to cancel the December 26, 2017 council meeting due to the proximity to a national holiday.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling. 
Upon Voice Vote:  (7-0) the motion carried. 
 
AMENDMENT TO AGENDA
Councilman Bowling made a motion to add St. Matthews Municipal Order 17-40 to the agenda due to time constraints of an expiring Municipal Order addressing the same issue. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote:  (7-0) the motion carried.
 
MUNICIPAL ORDER 17-40    EXTENSION OF SIGN MORATORIUM     JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
A sign moratorium was previously approved and due to expire on December 31, 2017.  Information related to the measurement of light from electronic signs is proving to not be standardized and is causing a delay in formulating definitive regulations. It is the recommendation of St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Administrator Jack Ruf that an extension be allowed up to March 31, 2018. Councilman Bowling made a motion to accept MO 17-40 as it is currently written. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
 
EXPENDITURES
Councilman Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total amount of $237,887.71. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Wissing. No Votes: None. 
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
There were no committee reports made at the meeting. 
 
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Attorney Singler relayed there was nothing specific to report.    
 
MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Tonini relayed Chief Wilkerson is making a few changes to the building renovation plans for the Police Department. Mayor Tonini also asked the council members to consider if Kevlar and/or a door should be added to the council chambers. Further discussion will take place in subsequent meetings.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Councilman Weiter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay. Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m. 
 
Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                                     
 
 
Susan Clark – City Clerk
 
Richard Tonini – Mayor

 

DECEMBER 12, 2017      
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:
Alex TG’s Alteration   Police – Alterations to Uniforms $92.00
APCO International   Police – Dues for Lisa Richardson $92.00
AT&T    City Hall – Telephone Service $241.92
Automated Living LLC   Comm. Center – Audio Repair $1,861.98
B & K Printing   Police – Stationary $269.54
Ballou’s Rent-All   Admin. – Rental Supplies $799.00
Beck PC   Admin/Police – Computer Repair $940.00
Best One Giant Tire   Works – Flat Tire Repair $210.00
Bill Collins Ford   Police – Vehicle Repair  $16.96
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Repair $2,703.11
CH20   City Hall – Cooling Tower Maintenance $300.00
Cincinnati Bell   City Hall – Move Phones for Detectives $903.00
Clifford Distributing   Works – Super Heavy Paper Towels $63.02
Coca Cola Bottling   City Hall – Drinks for Machine $336.00
Cross Chrysler Jeep   Police – Vehicle Repair $161.94
Delta Dental   All – Dental Insurance $4,814.70
FESCO   Police – Reload Extinguisher for Car $70.00
FleetOne   All – Fuel for Vehicles $2,633.58
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99   Police – Range Fees 8 x $1,600.00
Galls   Police – Supplies and Materials $1,022.72
Goodyear Auto   Police – Vehicle Repairs $3,914.44
KEMI   All – Workers Comp Insurance $13,350.83
Kentucky League of Cities   Admin. – Membership Dues $5,116.00
L A Promotions   Police – (2) Tactical Polo Shirts $65.40
Lewis Seed Company   Works – Straw $128.00
Lexis Nexus    Police – Investigative Tool $148.00
LG&E   Works – Lights/Electricity for City $29,836.59
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water for City $57.60
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $291.03
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Rental $144.16
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charges $324.45
Naimen’s Catering   Admin. – Catering $4,916.75
Napa Auto Parts   Works – Supplies     $236.65
National Association of Chiefs of Police   Police – Annual Dues/Wilkerson $110.00
Natural Products   Works – Dirt/Rock Fill $25.00
NeoPost   Admin. – Meter Maintenance $251.85
Nugent Sand Company   Works – Sand $366.04
Office Depot   Police – Office Supplies $223.96
Pep Boys   Works – Battery $15.00
Plehn’s Bakery   Admin. – Reception Items $2,106.76
PNC Bank   All – Supplies and Materials/Credit Card $1,122.97
RCS Communications   Police – Radio Charges $433.00
Riverfarm Nursery   Works – 100 Trees $15,000.00
Rumpke   Works/Parks – Garbage and Portalets $91,636.63
Security Systems, Inc.   Police/Works – Monitoring $74.00
Simplex Grinnell   Comm. Center – Alarm Repair $559.00
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fees $3,403.20
Sparkle Brite   All – Vehicle Wash $200.00
Spectrum   Works/Police – Monitoring & Internet $333.93
Sterling Thompson Company   Admin. – Property Insurance $37,999.00
Tactical Armour Group   Police – Rifle Plates $734.00
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $140.00
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $504.70
Valvoline   Police/Admin. – Vehicle Maintenance $708.80
Verizon Wireless   All – Cell Phones $1,023.97
Welders Supply   Works – Compressed Air $31.20
Willis Klein   Works – Materials $12.68
Works Department   Works – Clothing Allowance $2,447.40
       
Reimbursements and Payments      
Kaufman, Wayne   Police – Supplies for Drug Dog $80.00
May, Jeff   Police – Clothing Allowance $104.23
Meyer, Jeremy   Police – Boots for Evidence Retrieval $75.19
Tonini, Frank   Works – Reimbursement for Expenses $503.83
      ——————–
TOTAL     $237,887.71