CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
May 8, 2018
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, May 8, 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
Councilman Tim Holland
Councilman Shaun McKiernan
Councilman Mary Jo Nay
Councilman Stuart Monohan
Councilman Tony Weiter
Councilman Pat Wissing
Susan Clark – City Clerk
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Chief of Police
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Paula McLemore – Resident Ann Richard – LD&D
Gary Major – Resident Dr. Sean McGuire
Dwayne Fleck – Resident
Mike Small – Resident
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews
Kelly Brothers – Manager of the Eline-St. Matthews Library
Cliff Ashburner – Representing Dr. Sean McGuire
Jeff O’Brien – Director of Develop Louisville
Joe Haberman – Louisville Metro Planning & Design
Deborah Bilitski – Waterfront Development Corporation
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.
A motion was made by Councilman Nay to approve the minutes from the April 24, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Monohan.
Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Nay to approve the minutes from the May 1, 2018 caucus meeting.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Councilman Weiter abstained from voting because he was not present.
Develop Louisville Director Jeff O’Brien stepped forward to address the council members regarding the status of the Louisville Metro 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The fruition of 2 years’ worth of input from the community-at-large, elected officials, and business leaders are coming to the crescendo as the Louisville Metro 2040 Comprehensive Plan held a public hearing on April 16th. By Kentucky statute, there is a 90 day window for the governing legislative authority of Louisville Metro and 12 other municipalities in Jefferson County with zoning authority to approve the plan. Mr. O’Brien further explained the 2040 Comprehensive Plan is the big-picture map that will be referenced for planning purposes. This plan replaces Cornerstone 2020.
Resident Gary Major asked the council who is responsible for the cemetery at Brown Park. Mayor Tonini explained the land was donated to the city years ago and St. Matthews Public Works mows the grass etc. Mr. Major relayed that there had been some discussion on social media that is needs some repairs. Councilman Stuart Monohan, Chairman of the Parks Committee, said that discussion had already taken place about the need to address some issues with the cemetery wall. Mayor Tonini said he would have St. Matthews Public Works Director Kenan Stratman make an assessment of action items for the plot for repair and maintenance.
Paula McLemore said a nearby house on Oxford Place has had a large dumpster in the driveway since November 2017. Her son Griffin McLemore has been in contact with St. Matthews Code Enforcement Officer Jack Run on this issue. Mr. Ruf said there are no time limits currently in the St. Matthews Ordinance regarding dumpsters. Apparently the resident passed and the family is disposing of contents of the house. It is believed that the dumpster has been emptied 4 times since November. Mr. Ruf also interjected that he is working with Attorney John Singler to strengthen the ordinance addressing dumpsters and it will include a time-frame for drop-off and removal. He is working towards having a draft prepared to the council members by May 22, 2018.
There was no pending business on the night’s agenda.
MUNICIPAL ORDER 18-11 RDDDP – 224 CHENOWETH LANE JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
Cliff Ashburner representing Dr. Sean McGuire, owner for Physicians Center for Beauty, came forward to address the council members. Dr. McGuire has purchased the property at 224 Chenoweth Lane formerly known as Thorpe Interiors. The area currently used for parking and the current green space will be flipped. The current cinder block building in the rear of the property will be demolished. Landscaping will be planted along Elmwood. Councilman Nay inquired about drainage. Ann Richard from Land Development and Design and representing Dr. McGuire said a basic yard drain will be implemented but the drainage will follow its current pattern to a nearby vacant lot. It was learned the dumpsters will be along the back alleyway. Mr. Ashburner did request relief from Binding Element #4 to allow the applicant to apply for a demolition permit. Binding element # 4(d) is redundant and does not appear to be needed. Councilman Monohan made a motion to accept MO 18-11 removing demotion permit from binding element #4 and deleting 4(d). The motion was seconded by Councilman Holland.
Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.
Councilman Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total amount of $ 209,779.80. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Weiter, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Wissing, and Flynn. No Votes: None.
- Councilman Holland relayed he received quotes for waterproofing the basements of both houses owned by the City of St. Matthews on St. Matthews Avenue. The assessment of the house at 169 St. Matthews indicates only half of the basement needs to be waterproofed. The house at 179 St. Matthews Avenue apparently needs to have the entire house waterproofed.
- Councilman Weiter asked that an updated garbage ordinance be included with the dumpster ordinance. Mr. Ruf replied he is also developing an ordinance addressing garbage concerns and that it may or may not be included in the same ordinance. Both issues will be available for council review very soon.
- Councilman Bowling said the MRAP is undergoing updates. Costs associated with the MRAP will be shared equally with the City of Jeffersontown. Chief Wilkerson is working on an updated employee handbook.
- Councilman Nay mentioned the newsletters should be in homes now.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Mr. Singler had nothing further to report.
Mayor Tonini had nothing further to report.
Councilman Bowling made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter. Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Susan Clark – City Clerk
Richard Tonini – Mayor
|MAY 8, 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:|
|Alpha Card||Police – Panel Ribbon||$212.39|
|AT&T||Comm. Center/City Hall – Phones||$538.09|
|Benovation||All – Health Insurance Addendum||$1,053.10|
|Central Business Systems||Admin. – Postage Machine Maintenance||$863.00|
|CH20||City Hall – Maintenance on Water System||$318.00|
|Charles Guelda & Sons||City Hall – Plumbing Problem||$269.96|
|Clark & Riggs||Admin. – Newsletter Printing||$1,936.00|
|Coca Cola Distributing||City Hall – Supplies for Machine||$518.25|
|Cross Chrsyler Jeep||Police – Oil Change||$42.13|
|Galls||Police – Uniform Parts||$4,340.59|
|Goodyear Auto||Police – Vehicle Repair||$1,875.30|
|Home Depot||Works – Supplies and Materials||$120.92|
|Kiesler’s Police Supply||Police – Annual Ammo Purchase||$18,727.97|
|Lawrence and Associates||Wors – Curb and Gutters on Sears Ave.||$16,938.75|
|Leads On-Line||Police – Annual Fee Investigative Tool||$2,848.00|
|Lewis Seed Company||Works – Fescue||$154.24|
|Louisville Gas & Electric||Works – Utilities for City||$32,949.76|
|Louisville Tractor||Works – Tubing||$11.76|
|Louisville Water Company||Works – Water||$199.21|
|Lowe’s||Works – Supplies and Materials||$3,411.59|
|Magruder Heating & Air||Works – Rental House Repair||$204.00|
|Miller Company||Police/Admin. – Copy Machine/Copies||$8,853.70|
|Mini Mix||Works – Concrete||$210.56|
|Mirazon Group||City Hall – Computer System||$2,061.25|
|Mobile Forensic Solutions||Police – Examination||$225.00|
|MPC Promotions||Police – Uniform Parts||$17.00|
|NAPA||Works – Supplies and Materials||$715.43|
|Office Depot||Admin. – Copy Paper||$83.97|
|PrintWorx||Admin. – Saint of STM Proclamations||$175.00|
|RCS Communications||Police – Radio’s and Radion Repairs||$7,666.36|
|Rumpke||Parks – Port-a-lets||$91,545.31|
|S & D Coffee||Police – Coffee||$154.01|
|Security Systems||Admin. – Repair on Panel||$208.00|
|Sherwin Williams||Works – Paint||$196.75|
|Singler & Ritsert||Admin. – Legal Services||$4,417.20|
|Sirchie Fingerprinting||Police – Currency/Coin Bag||$145.18|
|Spectrum||Police/Works – Monitoring||$179.98|
|Thoroughbred Engineering||City Hall – Engineering for Expansion||$2,545.00|
|Total Office Products||Police – Office Supplies||$262.86|
|Verizon Wireless||All – Cell Phone Service||$1,060.05|
|Welders Supply||Works – Compressed Air||$32.40|
|Willis Klein||Works – Supplies and Materials||$99.77|
|Reimbursements and Payments|
|Jost, Beth||Admin. – Newsletter||$700.00|
|Tonini, Frank||Works – Reimbursement||$642.02|
|Wilkerson, Barry||Police – Reimbursement for Power Strip||$49.99|