CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
January 23, 2018
 
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  The meeting was called to order at 7:03 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
Councilman Mary Jo Nay
Councilman Stuart Monohan – absent
Councilman Tony Weiter
Councilman Pat Wissing
 
OTHER OFFICIALS
Susan Clark – City Clerk
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Chief of Police
Dave Beyer – Major St. Matthews Police
Tony Cobaugh – Major St. Matthews Police
 
OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident                                               Billy Cundiff – St. Matthews Police Officer
Patrick Chapman – Resident                                    Alex Lee – St. Matthews Police Officer
Mike Small – Resident                                               Unnamed Visitors
Dwayne Fleck – Resident
Fred White – Resident
Kelly Brothers – Manager of the Eline Library         
Don Lawson – Auditor
Nancy Stearman, CPA – St. Matthews Consultant
 
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 January 9, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
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
 
MUNICIPAL ORDER 18 – 02    APPT. OF OFFICER BILLY CUNDIFF     JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
St. Matthews Chief of Police Barry Wilkerson introduced Officer Billy Cundiff saying Officer Cundiff came highly recommended from LMPD. He most recently was assigned to work with a federal gang task force unit. Councilman Nay made a motion to accept MO 18-02. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
 
MUNICIPAL ORDER 18-03      APPT. OF OFFICER ALEX LEE                 JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
Chief Barry Wilkerson introduced Officer Alex Lee indicating Officer Lee was also most recently with LMPD.  During his tenure he mainly was assigned to the 4th Division. He also came highly recommended and worked well in the community as well as in the training area of LMPD. Councilman McKiernan made a motion to accept MO 18-03. The motion was seconded by Councilman Holland.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
 
SWEARING-IN OF MAJOR TONY COBAUGH                                            JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
Chief Wilkerson introduced Major Tony Cobaugh who has been with the St. Matthews Police Department since 2011. He was originally hired as an officer, rose to the rank of Sargent and recently was appointed to Major with the department. Attorney John Singler gave Major Cobaugh the Oath of Office. Because this is an internal promotion, a municipal order is not needed. 
 
REVIEW OF 2016-2017 AUDIT                                                                     DON LAWSON, CPA
Don Lawson, Managing Partner with Stephens and Lawson, CPA’s recently completed the financial audit for fiscal year 2016-2017. The annual audit found no mismanagement of public funds. The review produced what is called a clean audit using industry terminology. Total assets have risen as have total liabilities. Most of the liability is due to the pension funding burden being placed by the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Even though the City of St. Matthews has paid every single cent it has been billed, every government agency participating in the Kentucky Retirement System is now being held liable for the lack of contributions not made by the state. The liability is required to appear on each audit although payments are not required to be made at this time. Mr. Lawson reiterated the City of St. Matthews remains in a strong financial position as it has for decades. About 75% of the revenue remains from Occupational Taxes and Property Taxes collected. Major fixed assets such as vehicles and paving are depreciated. Councilman Wissing inquired if the financial reporting is in good shape. Mr. Lawson reiterated the financial records are good and there are no reportable conditions. 
 
There were no significant reportable weaknesses. Councilman Nay made a motion to accept the 2016-2017 audit as reported. 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 $145,079.60. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Weiter, Bowling, Nay, Wissing and Flynn. No Votes: None.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Councilman Holland relayed the Rental Committee have worked out details of the new lease agreements and walk-thru schedules. Notification letters were mailed and Councilman Weiter met personally with each current tenant. Each tenant is to notify the city by February 1 of their intentions. A walk-thru will be completed in approximately 14 days of the beginning of the lease due to begin March 1. Mayor Tonini added recommendations will be formulated concerning the Community Center property soon.
  • Councilman Weiter asked for an update on the MS4 project. Kenan Stratman will follow-up to this request. Additionally, Jack Ruf will be tasked to follow-up on rules and regulations for the placement of garbage toters/cans and the length of which they can stay roadside.
  • Councilman Bowling informed the council members a long-time officer has announced his retirement in March of 2018. Another officer will be selected from a current working list of previous applicants. If anyone on the council is interested in attending KLC’s City Nights, it is going to be February 7. A council member from Audubon Park is requesting other suburban councils review and possibly approve a resolution encouraging the recruitment of a NBA and WNBA team to Louisville. City Clerk Susan Clark will send the resolution passed by Audubon Park to the council members for consideration.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Attorney Singler expressed that the City of St. Matthews has one less pending lawsuit as it was settled on Monday of this week.
 
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 7:39 p.m. 
 
Respectfully submitted,         
                                                                                                           
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Susan Clark – City Clerk
 
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Richard Tonini – Mayor

JANUARY 23, 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 Destruction $120.00
Aamco Center   Works – Antifreeze and Hose $162.79
All-State Ford   Works – Part $14.94
AT&T    City Hall/Comm. Center – Phone Service $242.16
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police – Drug Testing $227.00
Beck PC   Admin/Works – Computer Repair $360.00
Chapman Heating and Cooling   City Hall – Repair Heat Blower Motor $329.07
Doo Wop Shop   Admin. – Grant Funding/Westport $3,686.00
Galls   Police – Uniforms $2,856.82
HDR Engineering   Works – Primrose Study $1,998.21
International Association of Chiefs of Police   Police – Dues  for D. Beyer $150.00
J. Edinger & Sons   Works – Coupler $135.00
Lexus Nexus   Police – Investigative Tool $281.50
Louisville Water   Works – Water $1,211.94
Manning Equipment   Works – Supplies     $391.30
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Rental $136.00
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charges $362.82
Nanz & Kraft   Admin. – Flowers for Jerry Schade $125.00
Nixon Power   City Hall – Generator Maintenance Check $318.00
Nugent Sand Company   Works – Sand $67.10
Office Depot   Police/Admin. – Office Supplies $292.58
Precision Mounting Technologies   Police – Police Vehicle Set-Up $5,768.75
Rumpke   Works – Garbage Collection $90,644.01
S & D Coffee   Police – Coffee $359.24
Schardein Mechanical   Works – 2nd Floor Repair $835.00
Security Systems   Police/Works – Monitoring $74.00
Simplex Grinnell   City Hall/Comm Center – Monitoring $1,180.00
Sirchie Fingerprint Lab   Police – Evidence Supplies $334.34
Sparkle Brite III   Police – Vehicle Wash $208.00
Spectrum   City Hall – Internet $153.95
St. Matthews Exterminating   City Hall/Comm. Center – Pest Control $85.00
Stephens and Lawson   Admin. – 2016-2017 Audit $12,800.00
The Courier-Journal   Admin/Police – Legal Notices $933.72
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $445.00
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $65.98
TransUnion   Police – Investigative Tool $287.95
Valvoline   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $388.82
Verizon Wireless   Police – MDT Connectivity $1,560.41
Welder’s Supply   Works – Compressed Air $32.24
Wex Bank/Thornton’s   All – Fuel for Vehicles $14,188.28
Windstream Communications   City Hall – Telephone Service $771.37
       
Reimbursements and Payments      
Kaufman, Wayne   Police – Police Dog Reimbursement $80.00
Newman, Jennifer   Police – Insurance Reimbursement $31.69
Tonini, Frank   Works – Reimbursement for Expenses $383.62
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TOTAL     $145,079.60