CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
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
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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.
MUNICIPAL ORDER 18 -01 TAX BOND REQUEST JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
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.
2018 ETHICS STATEMENTS DISTRIBUTION AND COMPLETION RICK TONINI, MAYOR
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.
QUARTERLY REVIEW OF GRANT APPLICATIONS RICK TONINI, MAYOR
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.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
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.
Susan Clark – City Clerk
Richard Tonini – Mayor
|JANUARY 9, 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:|
|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|