CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
February 27, 2018
 
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The meeting was called to order at 7:01 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
Councilman Tim Holland
Councilman Shaun McKiernan – absent
Councilman Mary Jo Nay
Councilman Stuart Monohan
Councilman Tony Weiter
Councilman Pat Wissing
 
OTHER OFFICIALS
Susan Clark – City Clerk
Carrie Ritsert – St. Matthews Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Chief of Police
 
OTHER ATTENDEES
Patrick Chapman – Resident                                     
Frank Tonini – Resident
Gary Majors – Resident
Mike Chesser – Executive Director, Chamber of St. Matthews
Kelly Brothers – Manager of the Eline Library         
 
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 February 13, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Holland.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. 
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
No one from the public choose to speak at this time.
 
PENDING BUSINESS
There was no pending business to discuss.
 
NEW BUSINESS
There was no new business to discuss.
 
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 $1,102,231.91. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.  This list of bills includes the first payment of the new library addition, as well as the expense of 6 new police vehicles.
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Wissing and Flynn. No Votes: None.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Councilman Holland relayed the walk-thru has taken place on the rental property where the tenant is staying. The other two properties are to be vacated by March 6th. Naturally, both will need to be painted and repairs completed before the next rental can take place. Councilman Weiter said he was impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of St. Matthews Code Enforcement Officer Daryl Cleary. Mr. Cleary has expertise in home inspection matters and was instrumental in the walk-thru. Councilman Holland further related he was thankful for Mayor Tonini’s willingness to engage a nearby business owner on a plumbing issue when the rains were coming down heavily last Saturday. Had it not been for his involvement and interaction, a water situation on MacArthur would have turned out much differently. The resident was very appreciative of Mayor Tonini’s efforts on his behalf. 
  • Councilman Monohan said he would like to have a Parks Committee meeting specifically to hear what the needs of the St. Matthews Little League are regarding the ball fields. Additionally action should start soon on the construction of the permanent restrooms at Brown Park.

 
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Attorney Ritsert inquired about regulations pertaining to dumpsters and pods. Councilman Monohan and Councilman Nay both stated they believe they are separate issues and should be treated as such.
 
MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Rick Tonini said a request has been received to install a charging station at City Hall for electric cars. Councilman Wissing mentioned he thought it would be logical for a car dealership to sponsor something such as this. The approximate cost of installing a charging station is between $5,000 and $7,000. Discussion followed briefly regarding the expense of usage and maintenance. Mayor Tonini will gather more details and report back to the council members.
 
Mayor Tonini then mentioned a council member from Audubon Park is requesting other suburban cities to sponsor a resolution in supporting of bringing a NBA team to Louisville. 
Councilman Bowling relayed he believes the Audubon Park council member would like to attend a council meeting and speak to this issue. It was agreed if someone wants to speak to this issue, they are willing to listen.
 
The 2018 General Assembly has been presented with Senate Bill 1 regarding the pension reform. The bill is 289 pages in length. More information will be forthcoming.
 
The contract with Brightside has been renewed for $2,500 annually. Brightside will maintain the St. Matthews quad at the intersection of Westport Road and the Watterson Expressway.   
 
ADJOURNMENT
Councilman Weiter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m. 
 
Respectfully submitted,         
                                                                                                           
Susan Clark – City Clerk
 
Richard Tonini – Mayor

FEBRUARY 27, 2018      
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   Admin/Police – Paper Shredding $240.00
American Legal Publishing   Admin. – Annual Supplement $2,207.00
Anthem Insurance Company   All – Health Insurance $85,811.99
AT&T    City Hall/Comm Center – Service $287.52
Atco International   Works – Epoxy Glue $152.40
B & Printing   Police – Business Cards (2) $50.00
Brightside   Works – Expressway Corner Upkeep $2,500.00
Chapman Heating and Cooling   Comm. Center – Furnace Repair $96.74
Clark & Riggs   Admin. – Newsletter  Printing $1,936.00
Clifford Distributing   Works – Supplies $218.35
Cross Chrysler Jeep   Police – Vehicle Repair $183.02
Earth First Kentuckiana   Works – Soil $336.00
Flynn Brothers   Works – Cold Patch $210.00
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Long/Short Term Life Insurance $7,856.50
Jefferson County League of Cities   Admin. – Legal Fees for JCLC $1,000.00
Lawrence & Associates (MAPS)   Works – Cub & Gutter on Sears Avenue $4,995.00
Leonard Brush & Chemical   Works – Supplies $128.68
Lewis Seed Company   Works – Fescue and Fertilizer $166.99
Miller Company   Police  –  Copy Machine Rental $224.20
Morena Express   Admin. – Newsletter Mailing $2,039.11
Motorola Solutions, Inc.   Police – Annual Fee $7,566.38
Nanz & Kraft   Police – Flowers $67.90
Nugent Sand Company   Works – Sand $128.70
Oxmoor Ford   Police – 6 New Patrol Vehicles $176,706.00
Plumbers Supply   Library – Library Construction $2,197.99
Precision Concrete Cutting   Works – Sidewalks $5,230.75
RCS Communications   Police – Radio and Radio Repairs $300.75
S & D Coffee   Police – Supplies     $107.78
S & J Lighting   Works – Flood Lights & Regular Lights $444.59
Sherwin Williams Company   Works – Paint $54.92
Sparkle Brite   Police – Vehicle Wash $232.00
Spectrum   City Hall – Internet Service $153.95
St. Matthews Exterminating   Comm. Center – Pest Control $85.00
Studio Kremer Architects   Works – Library Design Expense $5,658.76
Sullivan & Cozart   Library – Library Construction $778,938.53
The Courier Journal   Admin. – Legal Advertising $9,533.70
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $65.00
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $595.89
Valvoline   Police/Works – Vehicle Maintenance $697.25
Verizon Wireless   Police – MDT’s $1,560.39
Windstream   City Hall – Telephone Service $773.62
       
Reimbursements
     
Tonini, Frank   Works – Reimbursement for Expenses $492.56
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TOTAL     $1,102,231.91