Council Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2018
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Rick Tonini. The meeting was held at St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The following people were present:
Richard J. Tonini
Councilman Bernie Bowling
Councilman Frank Flynn – absent
Councilman Tim Holland
Councilman Shaun McKiernan
Councilman Mary Jo Nay
Councilman Stuart Monohan  
Councilman Tony Weiter – absent
Councilman Pat Wissing
Susan Clark – City Clerk
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Chief of Police
Ray Barrow – Resident                                              
Gary Major – Resident
Kelly Brothers – Manager of the Eline Library         
Mike Chesser – ED Chamber of St. Matthews
Luke Ervin – Stites and Harbison
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished following the roll call vote of attendance.
A motion was made by Councilman Nay to approve the minutes from the December 12, 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Holland. Upon Voice Vote:  (6-0) the motion carried. 
Mike Chesser, Executive Director of the Chamber of St. Matthews, invited the council members to attend the annual Chamber Awards Dinner/Meeting to be held Thursday, January 25, 2018. The reception begins at 5:05 and the dinner portion will begin at 6:30 with the awards portion following dinner. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn East, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway.
Kelly Brothers, Manager of the Eline/St. Matthews Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library relayed it is exciting to see progress on the new library.
There was no pending business to discuss.
                                                     FROM WALDEN SCHOOL      
Each calendar year, every city is given an allotment of $10,000,000 in tax exempt bonds that can be offered to non-profits within each community. Luke Ervin, attorney for Stites and Harbison representing Walden School, is requesting tax relief on a $1,300,000 project allowing for the expansion of the school library and the refinancing of old debt from a bond issued in 2002. Approval of this request places no liability on the city. MO 18-01 authorizes the mayor to sign the Memorandum of Agreement which is the first step in completing this process. Councilman Nay inquired if this request subtracts from the $10,000,000 allotment. It was confirmed that it does. Councilman Wissing made a motion to accept MO 18-01. The motion was seconded by Councilman Monohan.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay and Wissing. No Votes: None.
Each council member is required to complete an ethics form each year disclosing sources of income. The form was distributed for completion by all current members of the St. Matthews Council. 
Only 2 applications have been received in the last quarter. The Kentucky Derby Festival is requesting $6,500 to sponsor the Champions float at the Derby Festival and the Louisville BATS is requesting $1,760. Councilman Nay suggested the grants be reviewed separately. 
Because the Derby floats are enjoyed by the community, Councilman Nay made a motion to approve the grant request. The motion was seconded by Councilman McKiernan. 
Upon Voice Vote:  (6-0) the motion carried. 
Councilman Wissing said he is not comfortable with the request to fund a request for Louisville BATS tickets. Councilman Nay made a motion that this grant application not be approved.  Councilman Wissing seconded the motion. 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes (in favor of the non-support of the request) Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Wissing. No Votes: None.
Councilman Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total amount of $197,894.57. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Wissing. No Vote: None.

  • Councilman Holland relayed the Rental Committee has formulated a letter which was approved at the December meeting. Walk-throughs will need to be scheduled prior to each move-in. A decision will need to be made on who represents the city on the walk-throughs.
  • Councilman Monohan stated no public money has been spent on capital projects related to the parks in this fiscal year.
  • Councilman Bowling said discussions have taken place on uniforms, platoon organization, radio’s, new vehicles, and carbon monoxide detectors. Home Depot has been generous and has made a donation. The PD will have 2 additional officers start work on January 20. Chief Wilkerson interjected the St. Matthews Police are attempting to provide assistance to brides who were customers of Crystal Wedding Gowns which closed abruptly. The Commonwealth’s Attorney has jurisdiction of such cases.
  • Councilman Nay verbalized articles for the February newsletters are being formulated now.

Attorney Singler expressed 3 of the 6 pending lawsuits have been resolved. A judge in Franklin Circuit Court determined the solid waste lawsuit affecting all Jefferson County suburban cities are allowed to have representation on the Solid Waste Board. 
Councilman Bowling made a motion to suspend the regular meeting and adjourn into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter. The motion was seconded by Councilman Monohan. 
Upon Voice Vote:  (6-0) the motion carried and the regular meeting was suspended at 7:27 p.m.
At 7:46 p.m. Councilman Nay made a motion to conclude the Executive Session and reconvene into regular session. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried and the regular meeting reconvened at 7:48 p.m.
It was noted no definitive decisions were made during Executive Session.
Councilman Nay made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Monohan. Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted,         
Susan Clark – City Clerk
Richard Tonini – Mayor


JANUARY 9, 2018      
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
301 Interactive Marketing   Admin. – Annual Fee $360.00
AD Plus   Admin. – Shirts $75.40
Anthem Insurance Company   All – Health Insurance $79,418.17
AT&T    City Hall – Telephone Service $608.71
B & K Printing   Police – Business Cards $50.00
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Works – Drug Testing/Physical $105.00
Benovation   All – Insurance Supplement $1,129.75
Bill Collins Ford   Police – Vehicle Repair  $135.93
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Repair $2,492.75
Chamber of St. Matthews   Admin. – Program Support $18,500.00
Chapman Heating and Cooling   Works – Repair at 201 Thierman Lane $744.62
Citation Equipment   Works – Power Washer $52.36
Clifford Distributing   Works – Super Heavy Paper Towels $241.36
Delta Dental   All – Dental Insurance $4,870.29
Evident   Police – Evidence Security Tape $103.65
Fleetone   Police – Fuel for Police Vehicles $71.86
Galls   Police – Supplies and Materials $1,223.33
Goodyear Auto   Police – Vehicle Repairs $7,329.85
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Life Insurance $7,485.54
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $201.80
Jeff Wyler Nissan   Police – Battery $68.01
KEMI   All – Workers Comp Insurance $13,350.83
Kentucky Municipal Clerk’s Association   Admin. – Clark Membership Dues $45.00
LG&E   Works – Lights/Electricity for City $908.84
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $1,272.43
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Rental $69.37
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charges $246.70
MPC Promotions   Police – Materials $410.53
Napa Auto Parts   Works – Supplies     $1,154.15
Natural Products   Works – Dirt/Rock Fill $100.00
Northern Kentucky Clerk’s Association   Admin. Clerk’s Spring Conference $200.00
PNC Bank   All – Supplies and Materials/Credit Card $5,179.76
RCS Communications   Police – Radio Charges $425.00
Rumpke   Parks – Port-a-lets $660.00
S & J Lighting   Works – Clear Bulbs $59.00
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Street Signs $1,262.56
Saunders Small Engine Repair   Works – Equipment Repair $70.00
Schardein Mechanical   City Hall – Heat Pump Repair $585.09
Senior Care Experts   Admin. – Program Support $9,000.00
Sherwin Williams   Works – Paint $43.95
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fees $2,147.40
Sirchie Fingerprints   Police – Ink Pads for Fingerprinting $96.35
Sophicity   Admin. – Annual Computer Backup Fee $1,982.40
Spectrum   Police/Works – Monitoring $179.98
St. Matthews Area Ministries   Admin. – Program Support $3,750.00
St. Matthews Exterminating   City Hall/Comm. Center – Pest Control $365.00
Staples   Admin. – Office Supplies $147.47
Studio Kremer   City Hall – Delivery of Site Plan Report $5,984.78
Tactical Armour Group   Police – Point Blank Armor $639.99
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $1,362.29
Verizon Wireless   All – Cell Phones $2,703.23
Wex Bank/Thornton’s   All – Fuel for Vehicles $14,188.28
Windstream Communications   City Hall – Telephone Service $768.55
Reimbursements and Payments      
Carron, John   Comm. Center – Carpet Laid $500.00
Hageman, Rick   Police – CID Clothing Allowance $473.03
Napier, Eddie   Police – CID Clothing Allowance $250.00
Parsons, Ed   Police – Reimbursement/ Travel $414.62
Smith, Jonathan   Police – Reimbursement/ Travel $419.98
Tonini, Frank   Works – Reimbursement for Expenses $1,209.63
TOTAL     $197,894.57