CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
March 26, 2019

The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Richard Tonini. The meeting was held at St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane. The following people were present:

MAYOR
Richard J. Tonini

CITY COUNCIL
Councilmember Bernie Bowling                                            Councilmember Stuart Monohan
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                                  Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn                                                 Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland                                                Councilmember Tony Weiter

OTHER OFFICIALS
Susan Clark – City Clerk - absent
Carrie Ritsert – St. Matthews Attorney
Chief Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Police Department
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer and substitute for City Clerk, Susan Clark

OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident
Don McCauley – Resident
Ray Barrow – Resident
Diana Reuther
Stephanie Horne – Candidate for Lt. Governor


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.

MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilmember Nay approve the minutes from the March 12, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.
Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Stephanie Horne, candidate for Lt. Governor, asked to speak during the Public Comments portion of the meeting. Her comments emphasized the importance of local governments and their ability to provide services quickly and efficiently.

Gary Major inquired of the pension obligation for the City of St. Matthews. Mayor Tonini replied the city will be required to pay an additional 12.5% annual increase. At that time, the percentage will double for the following year. The increase is to cover insufficient funds that were not paid by the Commonwealth of Kentucky for their portion of state government employees for several years. Even though St. Matthews has paid every single cent in a timely manner invoiced throughout the years, this city as well as other government agencies are required to cover the lack of funding by state government from previous years.

PENDING BUSINESS

DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE

Mayor Tonini relayed there will be a Trinity Hills Subdivision Drainage meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthews City Hall.

NEW BUSINESS

ORDINANCE 19-05              TIMES FOR SETTING OUT          CARRIE RISTERT, ATTORNEY
                                          GARBAGE TOTERS – 1st reading

Attorney Ritsert summarized Ordinance 19-05 related to the time parameters that garbage toters, recycling toters, and yard waste bins can be set out for pick-up and then removed from the street after pick-up. St. Matthews Code Enforcement Officer Jack Ruf pointed out that bagsters are included in the ordinance and that a specific company allows for a 3 days window for pick-up. Concerns were expressed by council members about the length of time they are in sight. Councilmember Monohan asked about penalties. Jack Ruf will follow-up after conferring with John Singler. Councilmember Holland asked if port-a-lets were included in this ordinance. Mr. Ruf believes port-a-lets at construction sights are covered under another ordinance, but he will confirm with Mr. Singler. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept this as first reading of Ordinance 19-05. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.

EXPENDITURES

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $ 81,238.94. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn and Olson. No Votes: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· Councilmember Monohan announced the new baseball field is operational. A few loose ends are pending. Improvements at Brown Park are expected to be completed by June 3rd. There will be a Parks Committee meeting on Thursday, March 28th at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall.
· Councilmember Bowling relayed the police department is running smoothly and the new officers are doing well. There will be a Police Department Awards Banquet on Saturday night.
· Councilmember Nay is looking for articles to include in the spring edition of the newsletter. On March 25th, Councilmember Olson and Nay presented a proclamation to the Trinity High School Basketball players for winning the 2019 Basketball State Championship.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Ms. Ritsert gave no additional report.

MAYOR’S REPORT

A pick-up and dump truck have been ordered for the Works Department. A delivery date has not been scheduled. The pick-up will have a factory install snow plow and the dump truck is a Ford F-450.

Chairs are in the process of being ordered for the newly remodeled Council Chambers, Police Training Room, and Community Center. Stackable chairs appear to be more practical. With the additional conference room, another conference table will be needed.

Friends of the Library are working with an artist to design a bench for placement somewhere outside of the library.

SUSPENSION OF REGULAR SESSION to CONVENE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to suspend the regular session and convene into Executive Session to discuss a personnel issue. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. The regular session was suspended at 7:35 p.m. and the Executive Session commenced at 7:36 p.m.

ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION to RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION

Councilmember Weiter made a motion to adjourn from Executive Session at 7:42 p.m. and to Reconvene into Regular Session. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowling.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried, and the Executive Session adjourned, and they moved directly into Regular Session. It was noted no votes were taken during the Executive Session.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Weiter made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Holland.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk, for Jack Ruf Who Was Present for Meeting

Richard Tonini, Mayor

MARCH 26, 2019      
       
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+ Shredding   Police – Shredding Service $69.00 
Alex’s TG Alterations   Police – Uniform Alterations $233.00 
All-State Ford   Works – Repair $35.02 
APA-KY   Admin. – Planning Conference J. Ruf $175.00 
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police – Officer Physicals $2,925.08 
BMS, LLC   All – Health Insurance Addendum $318.75 
Chamber of St. Matthews   Admin. – Community Program Support $18,500.00 
Chapman Heating & Cooling   Works – Repars at City Hall $900.47 
Citation Equpiment, Inc.   Works – Supplies $121.65 
Cross Chrysler Jeep   Police – Vehicle Repair $511.48 
Hall Contracting of Kentucky, Inc.   MAPS – Ashpalt Green Patch $521.85 
HDR Engineering   Works – Trinity Hills Relief Options $5,076.42 
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Electric for City Hall $1,351.72 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $4,312.38 
Miller Company   Police – Copy Machine Charge $32.95 
Mobile Forensic Solutions   Police – Forensic Examination $95.00 
Murphy’s Camera   Police – Camera’s for Vehicles $1,043.94 
Natural Products   Works – Fill Dirt $50.00 
Nugent Sand Company   Works – Sand $568.92 
Office Depot   Police – Office Supplies $86.85 
Print Tex   Police – Uniform Parts $282.50 
RCS Communications   Police – Outfit new Police Vehicles $27,364.26 
Senior Care Experts   Admin. – Program Support $9,000.00 
St. Matthews Area Ministries   Admin. – Program Support $4,375.00 
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $299.86 
Verizon   All – Cell Phones anad MDT’s $2,919.48 
       
       
Library/City Hall      
Sullivan & Cozart   Works – Library/City Hall Project  
KV Flooring   Works – Library/City Hall Project  
Louisville Lumber   Works – Library/City Hall Project  
Nexgen Building Supply   Works – Library/City Hall Project  
Reading Rock   Works – Library/City Hall Project  
The Window and Door Center   Works – Library/City Hall Project  
       
Reimbursements and Payments      
Marasa, Debbie   Police – Reimbursement $68.36 
       
TOTAL     $81,238.94