CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
June 12, 2018
 
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, June 12, 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:
 
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
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Chief Barry Wilkerson – Chief, St. Matthews Police Department
Kenan Stratman – Public Works Director, City of St. Matthews
 
OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident                                                                      
Frank Tonini – Resident
Kelly Brothers – Manager of the St. Matthews–Eline Library                       
Nancy Stearman, CPA – St. Matthews Consultant
David Gray – President of Baptist Health Louisville
Mark Franklin – Attorney for Baptist Health Louisville
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.

MINUTES
A motion was made by Councilman Nay to approve the minutes from the May 22, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. 
 
A motion was made by Councilman Weiter to approve the minutes from the May 29, 2018 caucus meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
 
A motion was made by Councilman McKiernan to accept the minutes from the June 9, 2018 caucus meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
St. Matthews resident Gary Major of S. Church Way asked why a cross walk has not been painted on Bowling Blvd. after recently being repaved. Mayor Tonini explained that Bowling Blvd. is a Louisville Metro road but that Kenan Stratman and/or Jim Birch will make an inquiry to obtain a status or make a request. Additionally, Mr. Major invited all council members to attend a ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of the newly expanded emergency room at Baptist Health St. Matthews campus on Wednesday, June 13, at 8:45 a.m.
 
Ms. Tina Bojanowski, candidate for State Representative District #32, introduced herself to the council members. She is a St. Matthews resident and a public school teacher.
 
PENDING BUSINESS
 
ORDINANCE 18-04              APPROVAL OF THE 2040                       JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                LOUISVILLE METRO
                                                COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
                                                2nd Reading
Mr. Singler stated St. Matthews Ordinance 18-04 supports Louisville Metro’s plan for year 2040.  The first reading of Ordinance 18-04 was accomplished at the May 22, 2018 council meeting. 
Councilman Nay made a motion to accept Ordinance 18-04 and this as 2nd reading. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Weiter, Bowling, Nay, Wissing, and Flynn. No Votes: None. 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
MUNICIPAL ORDER 18-13      REFINANCING OF BOND                  JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                     BAPTIST HEALTH LOUISVILLE
Mark Franklin, attorney representing Baptist Health, addressed the council members at this time. The purpose is to ask the council to adopt a municipal order requesting the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) to issue new bonds for the benefit of Baptist Health. The bonds will refinance existing improvements at the Baptist Health Louisville/St. Matthews campus and its support services. The City will not issue the bonds, will have no obligation with respect to the bonds, and the bonds will have no impact on the City’s borrowing capacity, including its annual $10,000,000 bank qualified limit under the federal tax code. State law requires the City to request KEDFA to issue the bonds before the facilities in St. Matthews can be included in KEDFA’s bond issue. Councilman Nay made a motion to accept MO 18-13.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion passed. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Weiter, Bowling, Nay, Wissing and Flynn. No Votes: None.
 
ORDINANCE 18-05                 2018-2019 BUDGET                            NANCY STEARMAN, CPA
                                                   1st Reading
Nancy Stearman, CPA summarized the 2018–2019 proposed budget. The total amount of expenditures is $19,831,562. It does include a 3% increase for garbage, yard waste, and recycling expenses. The proposed property tax discount is 40%. Projects included are sidewalks on Massie Avenue, improvements to Primrose Drive, permanent restrooms at Brown Park and vast improvements including expansion of the children’s playground at Brown Park. It also includes 5 new police vehicles and 15 new computers. Kentucky Retirement Systems is requiring an additional percentage amount to be paid each month in order to stabilize the Kentucky Employee Retirement System. Councilman Bowling made a motion to accept this as 1st reading of Ordinance 18-05. Councilman Nay seconded the motion. 
 
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 of $1,087,785.56. 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 Nay. No Votes: None
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Councilman Holland relayed the waterproofing is nearly complete for the basements of the rental homes on St. Matthews Avenue.
  • Councilman Weiter inquired if progress is being made on the regulations regarding garbage toters. Mr. Ruf and Mr. Singler both confirmed it will be introduced soon for the council member’s consideration. Councilman Weiter then inquired about the regulations for fallen tree limbs in yards. Mr. Singler said that needs to be addressed in the Nuisance Ordinance.
  • It was noted Councilman Monohan was absent due to the passing of his mother-in-law this week.
  • Councilman Nay inquired to the timeline of when the new street identification signs would be erected in the Camelot/Warwick neighborhoods. Mr. Stratman, St. Matthews Public Works Director, said the Cherrywood area was the first to receive them. The project will be moving east to the Camelot and Warwick neighborhoods for installation.
  • Councilman Wissing said a new committee addressing the possible construction of a ball field will meet soon.
  • Councilman Flynn said the Insurance Committee will need to meet soon regarding the 2018-2019 property and casualty insurance rates.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Mr. Singler relayed he had no additional comments but was open to questions of any existed. 
There was a brief discussion relating to the trees that Masonic Homes of Kentucky recently removed. Mr. Ruf said that to his knowledge while some of them where in St. Matthews, none were on public property.
 
MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Tonini asked Mr. Singler about progress on the proposed personnel policy manual. Mr. Singler mentioned he is completing research to verify current law on specific pieces of the HR law and it would be ready for review shortly. Mayor Tonini then mentioned that Major David Beyer tendered his resignation recently and his last day on the job was last week. The council may want to honor Major Beyer at a future council meeting. The Police Department has moved to their new offices and the transition has gone smoothly.
 
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 7:47 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Susan Clark, City Clerk
 
Richard J. Tonini, Mayor

JUNE 12, 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 & K Auto Detailing   Police – Window Tinting $225.00
Aamco   Works – Vehicle Repair $198.45
AT&T    Comm. Center/City Hall – Phones $531.57
Atco International   Works – Supplies and Materials $465.70
Benovation   All – Health Insurance Addendum $943.50
Bill Collins Ford   Admin. – Vehicle Repair $2,079.47
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Repair $3,506.41
Catholic Charities   Police – Interpretation Services $90.00
Champion Waterproofing   Works – Rental Home Waterproofing $7,194.00
Charles Guelda & Sons   Rental Prop. – Plumbing 169 St. Matt $1,195.59
Coca Cola Distributing   City Hall – Supplies  for Machine $168.00
Frank Otte Nursery   Works – Trees and Plants $2,645.85
Goodyear Auto   Police – Vehicle Repair $3,126.66
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Life Insurance/Life/Short Term $7,542.14
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $730.67
KEMI   All – Unemployment Insurance $31,023.66
Lewis Seed   Works – Fescue $174.00
Lexus Nexus   Police – Investigative Tool $102.00
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Utilities for City $30,688.64
Louisville Roofing   Works – Rental Home Roof $6,967.00
Louisville Tractor   Works – Supplies for Repairs $961.37
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water   $491.81
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $1,393.17
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Rental $136.00
Miller Company   Admin. – Copy Machine Charge $135.15
Mirazon Group   City Hall – Computer System  $13,690.24
Municipal Revenue Solutions   Admin. – CPA Consultant $12,954.00
NAPA Auto Parts   Works – Materials for Repairs $616.16
Neopost   Admin. – Postal Machine Fee $251.85
PNC Bank   All – Credit Card Charges/Supplies $2,223.84
RCS Communications   Police – Radio’s and Radion Repairs $77.10
ROCIC   Police – Annual Membership $300.00
Roy’s Body Shop   Police – Window Repair $65.00
Rumpke   Works/Parks – Garbage and Portalets $91,531.39
S & L Lighting   Works – Bulbs $85.80
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – Legal Services $3,284.40
Spectrum   Police/Works – Monitoring $179.98
Studio Kremer   Works – Architect Fee $4,687.20
United States Postal Service   Admin. – PO Box Annual Rental Fee $214.00
Verizon Wireless   All – Cell Phone Service $1,033.98
Willis Klein   Works – Supplies and Materials $209.70
       
Library/City Hall      
Allied Technologies   Works – Library/City Hall Project $18,215.00
GAF Materials Corporation   Works – Library/City Hall Project $57,454.70
Gilford Johnson Flooring   Works – Library/City Hall Project $32,867.00
Graybar   Works – Library/City Hall Project $4,766.31
Nexgen Building Supply   Works – Library/City Hall Project $3,861.80
Plumbers Supply Company   Works – Library/City Hall Project $10,224.81
Precision Wall Systems   Works – Library/City Hall Project $3,425.00
Sullivan and Cozart   Works – Library/City Hall Project $610,778.22
The Window & Door Center   Works – Library/City Hall Project $99,767.00
Thermal Equipment Sales   Works – Library/City Hall Project $8,000.00
Triad Metals International   Works – Library/City Hall Project $3,328.50
       
Reimbursements and Payments      
Napier, Eddie   Police – CID Clothing Allowance $250.00
Tonini, Frank   Works – Reimbursement $726.77
      ————————–
TOTAL     $1,087,785.56