CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
June 26, 2018
 
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, June 26, 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 – absent  
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
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          
Fred White – Resident                                                           
Kelly Brothers – Manager of the St. Matthews–Eline Library
Kenny Schindler – Clark & Riggs       
 
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 June 12, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. 
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS
No one from the public choose to speak to the council at this time.
 
PENDING BUSINESS
 
ORDINANCE 18-05    CHANGEABLE MESSAGE SIGN DISPLAYS     CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY
                                      Second Reading
Councilman Weiter made a motion to let this serve as second reading of Ordinance 18-05. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
Discussion began by Councilman Weiter asking for clarification of the parameters of illumination per square footage of sign. Discussion followed with more questions being raised.  Councilman Monohan made a motion to defer the vote on Ordinance 18-05 until which time the wording can be clarified. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried the vote on Ordinance 18-05 was deferred.
 
ORDINANCE 18-06    2018-2019 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET                CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY
                                      Second Reading
Councilman Weiter made a motion to accept this as summary second reading of Ordinance 18-06. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
Ms. Ritsert summarized the proposed budget indicating funding has been allocated for all 3 departments and includes capital projects. Examples of some of the projects were:  the continuation of the library expansion, permanent bathrooms at Brown Park, the repaving of Primrose Drive and sidewalks along Massie Avenue. The allocations include a transfer of $4,020,788 to the Operating Account to complete the expansion of the library and necessary remodeling of City Hall. The 2018-2019 budget totals $19,831,563. Councilman Nay made a motion to accept Ordinance 18-06.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
QUARTERLY REVIEW OF GRANT APPLICATIONS                           RICK TONINI, MAYOR
Mayor Tonini directed the council members to review the grant applications before them. Each one is for consideration of funding from the 2018-2019 budget cycle. All are to be reviewed individually and if approved, will be distributed in four, equal, quarterly disbursements starting in September of 2018. 
 
Senior Care Experts, located in St. Matthews, requested funding of $40,000 for the next fiscal year. Councilman Flynn made a motion to fund Senior Care Experts annually at the same amount as last fiscal year which was $36,000. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
      Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
St. Matthews Area Ministries (St. MAM’s) submitted a request for funding thru the grant program in the amount of $20,000. Councilman Bowling made a motion to fund this grant request increasing the annual amount to $17,500 from the previous fiscal year donation of $15,000. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
      Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
The Chamber of St. Matthews requested annual funding matching the last fiscal year in the amount of $74,000. Councilman Monohan made a motion to accept this funding request. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter. 
 
    Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
Honor Flight Bluegrass submitted a funding request of $1,000 to honor a St. Matthews resident and WWII vet with a trip to Washington, DC. A motion was made by Councilman Nay to approve this request. The motion was seconded by Councilman Flynn.
 
    Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
Kentucky Derby Festival submitted a funding request in the amount of $6,500 to sponsor the Float of Champions during the parade. Kentucky Derby Festival takes responsibility for decorating the float and the City of St. Matthews has no other involvement. Councilman Bowling made a motion to fund this request. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
    Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
 
Second Chance at Life requested funding of $1,000 to sponsor a person to attend the Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. Councilman Bowling made a motion to fund this grant application. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
 
    Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) 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 $901,099.06. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay. 
 
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Wissing, and Flynn. No Votes: None
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Councilman Monohan said he is pleased that the permanent bathrooms at Brown Park have been approved and looking forward to the day when residents can enjoy the convenience of that facility. The expansion of the playground will allow specific space for younger kids and older kids. An expanded walking path is planned in the near future. Tentative plans are being discussed to possibly develop an amphitheater for summer entertainment opportunities. 
  • Councilman Bowling said a window has been repaired on the MRAP. Also, the Kentucky League of Cities will be hosting the annual conference this year in Louisville. The Jefferson County League of Cities will be considered the host city, not just Louisville. As such, the City of St. Matthews will be involved in the opening night reception on September 17. Details will be forthcoming.
  • Councilman Nay relayed the August, September, and October newsletter is being compiled at this time. Additionally, the Woman’s Club of St. Matthews is donating $1,000 towards the costs associated with the library expansion at City Hall.
  • Councilman Wissing said discussions continue regarding the possible new baseball stadium at Community Center Park.
  • Councilman Flynn mentioned the Insurance Committee met and has accepted the package presented by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). The number of proposals received was three. KLC came under the proposed cost of the current policy holder.

 
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Ms. Ritsert relayed all bank tax deposits have been received.  One local business has made restitution for the backlog of occupational taxes owed.
 
MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Tonini asked the council members for approval to purchase more Christmas displays for Brown Park. The projected cost is $13,375.00. If purchased prior to July 1, there is no shipping charged to encourage summer purchases. Councilman Monohan made a motion to move forward with the purchase of additional Christmas displays for Brown Park. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.

Mayor Tonini asked City Clerk Susan Clark to explain the Kentucky RX program. Ms. Clark relayed the program is endorsed by the Kentucky League of Cities and other cities in the Commonwealth offer this benefit to their citizens. The Kentucky RX is an either/or addendum to personal health insurance. Should an insured person find their prescription to be costly while using their own insurance card, they may be able to substitute the Kentucky RX card and receive the prescription at a lower cost. The Kentucky RX card is a substitute for personal insurance when the co-pay is more than the person wants to pay. The card is issued to the household and each member of the household can use the same card. There is no cost to the city and yet there may be a benefit to the resident/user. Councilman Flynn asked if there was a conflict with other companies. Councilman Nay interjected this company has been endorsed by the Kentucky League of Cities which indicates it has been found to be credible. Further discussion is to take place on this subject before a decision will be made.
 
Mayor Tonini mentioned that many people in St. Matthews have been valued for their contributions to this community. Because the new library is being erected, rooms will be named in honor of such people. He asked the council members to begin thinking of people who should be honored for their service to the community.
 
John Singler continues to work on the Washington Square road closure.

ADJOURNMENT
Councilman Weiter made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
 
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
                                                                                   
Susan Clark, City Clerk
 
Richard J. Tonini, Mayor

JUNE 26, 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   Police – Document Destruction $69.00
Aamco   Works – Vehicle Repair $2,189.28
Alex TG Alterations   Police – Uniform Adjustments $520.00
Anthem Health Insurance   All – Health Insurance    $84,215.42
AT&T    Comm. Center/City Hall – Phones $1,069.37
Baptist Health   Works/Police – Random Drug Screens $380.00
Benovation   All – Health Insurance Addendum $109.60
Chamber of St. Matthews   Admin. – Program Support $18,500.00
Charles Guelda & Sons   Comm. Center – Plumbing Repair $361.96
Cincinnati Bell   City Hall – Maintenance Plan $280.92
Clifford Distributing   Works – Supplies and Materials $420.94
Criss Cross Directories   Police – Investigative Tool $528.00
Cross Jeep Chrysler   Police – Vehicle Repair $2,132.13
Crown Trophy   Police – Plaque $75.00
Earth First   Works – Top Soil $1,599.00
HDR   Works – Massie Sidewalk/Primrose $1,279.05
Huber Tire   Works – Flat Tire $139.50
Jefferson County Clerk   Police – Notary Recording Fees $57.00
Kentucky Derby Festival   Admin. – Community Support $6,500.00
Leonard Brush & Chemical   Works – Supplies and Materials $298.33
Lexus Nexus   Police – Investigative Tool $114.50
Louisville Roofing   Works – Rental Home Roof $8,263.00
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $251.92
Magruder Heating and A/C   Works – Duct Work on Rental Home $4,363.00
Miller Company   Admin./Police – Copy Machine Charge $317.61
Mirazon Group   City Hall – Computer System  $2,355.10
Mobile Forensic Solutions   Police – Media Storage $167.00
PoliceOne.com   Police – Taser Training $650.00
RCS Communications   Police – Radio’s and Radion Repairs $291.00
Rogers Group   Works – Materials     $516.81
RSL Enterprises – Forfeiture Account   Police – Analysis on Account $962.50
S & D Coffee   Police – Coffee $90.36
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Pavement Markers $97.50
Security Systems   Works – Monitoring $74.00
Senior Care Experts   Admin. – Program Support $9,000.00
Shively Animal Clinic   Police – Drug Dog Booster $30.00
Sparkle Brite   Police – Vehicle Wash $304.00
Spectrum   City Hall – Internet Service $153.95
Staples   Admin. – Office Supplies $136.97
St. Matthews Area Ministries   Admin. – Program Support $3,750.00
St. Matthews Exterminating   Comm. Center – Pest Control $85.00
Sweep All   Works – Street Cleaning $1,400.00
The Courier Journal   Admin. – Legal Publication of Ordinance $248.48
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Works/Police – Towing $1,138.00
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $344.95
Treez   Works – Tree Removal $4,500.00
TruGreen   Brown Park – Service Work $163.00
Valvoline   Works – Vehicle Maintenance $350.02
Verizon   Police – MDT Connectivity $1,560.39
Welders Supply   Works – Compressed Air $33.48
Wex Bank   All – Fuel for Vehicles $16,384.15
Windstream   City Hall – Telephones $777.33
       
Library/City Hall      
Allied Technologies   Works – Library/City Hall Project $26,355.00
Foundation Building Materials   Works – Library/City Hall Project $9,908.96
GAF Materials Corporation   Works – Library/City Hall Project $13,792.45
Graybar   Works – Library/City Hall Project $8,320.47
KV Flooring   Works – Library/City Hall Project $21,942.00
Louisville Lumber and Millwork   Works – Library/City Hall Project $12,677.06
Nexgen Building Supply   Works – Library/City Hall Project $3,841.00
Plumbers Supply Company   Works – Library/City Hall Project $2,121.06
Sullivan and Cozart   Works – Library/City Hall Project $593,492.08
Valcom Enterprises   Works – Library/City Hall Project $14,193.00
Willis Klein Commercial   Works – Library/City Hall Project $13,953.00
       
Reimbursements and Payments      
Hackel, John – Forfeiture Account   Police – MRAP Wind Down Expense $56.18
Tonini, Frank   Works – Reimbursement $848.28
      ——————–
TOTAL     $901,099.06