CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
November 13, 2018
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 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:
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 – absent
Susan Clark – City Clerk
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Chief Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Police Department
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Director of Public Works
Judi Kassebaum – St. Matthews Business License and Occupational Tax Specialist
Gary Major – Resident
Don McCauley – Resident
Amy Olson – Resident and Councilman Elect
Cathi Clark – Resident and Councilman Elect
Kelly Brothers – St. Matthews/Eline Library Manager
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 October 23, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Monohan.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
Mayor Tonini thanked the members of the City Hall Administration Staff for working under difficult circumstances during the building remodel.
Dan Lane, Executive Director of Dominion Senior Living, announced there will be a grand opening soon and are currently accepting resident applications. The address is 6000 Hunting Road in the City of Northfield. Northfield is located at Kentucky State Road 42 and the Watterson Expressway.
Mayor Tonini introduced Ms. Amy Olson and Ms. Cathi Clark who were elected as councilmembers on November 8, 2018. Their term of office will begin on January 1, 2019.
Mark Heidinger, a resident of Winchester Road, asked for continued assistance with speeding. Busses have been documented going 40-50 miles per hour by the St. Matthews Police. He is willing to have a permanent speed limit sign placed in his yard. Mayor Tonini said he will have the flashing speed trailer placed at that location to remind people to slow down as a temporary way to address speeding. The smart trailer is effective in reminding people they are going over the speed limit. Mr. Heidinger also asked for someone to review drainage issues in the dip in the road. During sudden heavy rains events, water pools.
DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE
Mayor Tonini relayed there will be a committee meeting regarding this matter on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor conference room at City Hall. A final draft is expected to be available in December.
ORDINANCE 18-10 CHAPTER 110 REVISIONS JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
BUSINESS LICENSES AND OCCUPATIONAL TAX 1st Reading
Mr. Singler began the discussion relaying the document before the councilmembers updates an ordinance that originated in the 1950’s. It is an attempt to simplify and seek clarity on a topic that has many individual circumstances. It also needs to follow modern law. A policy document was created to deal with individual issues as they arise. Criteria was developed to make determinations of applicability going forward. Judi Kassebaum, St. Matthews Business License and Occupational Specialist reminded those present business license renewals reminders are mailed in January of each year.
Councilman Weiter made a motion to accept this and introduction and 1st reading of Ordinance 18-10. The motion was 2nd by Councilman Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
MUNICIPAL ORDER 18-25 JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OF BRIAN RIDGEWAY
The employees of the St. Matthews Public Works Department accomplish a variety of tasks including leaf pick-up, snow removal, grass cutting, storm debris clean-up, landscaping and general maintenance of the parks and city owned building. Currently, the department is down 4 employees. Two employees are on Worker’s Comp, one employee recently retired, and another employee resigned after accepting another position. Being down 4 employees during leaf pick-up season is problematic and the city wants to do the best job possible for residents during this time. Terry Ridgeway, Supervisor of the Public Works Department, recommended the son of his cousin who is looking for temporary work. Mayor Tonini previously suggested this scenario go before the members of the Ethics Committee for their recommendation. After their review, all 3 members concurred that this is acceptable within current guidelines for temporary employment but that it should be approved by members of the city council. Councilman Monohan made a motion to accept MO 18-25. His motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling and Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) 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 of $ 653,371.81. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Flynn. No Votes: None
- Councilman Holland mentioned a person who indicated interest in renting the house at 169 St. Matthews Avenue backed out of the agreement. He has some other ideas on recruiting additional candidates.
- Councilman Monohan said the bid prices for the Brown Park playground and park improvements came back much higher than expected. The plan is to wait until the spring of 2018 and renegotiate. The baseball stadium is progressing. It should be completed by March of 2018. Mayor Tonini relayed he would like come sort of covering blocking the view of the Public Works yard.
- Councilman Bowling mentioned that the St. Matthews 911 Police Dispatch office was moved with no problems. The number of applications received for 1 opening as a police officer was 47. Of those applications, 33 will be interviewed between December 26th and December 28th. A high-end car thief was apprehended by the St. Matthews Police Department. Approval was given to order 5 Dodge Durango’s because the Ford Explorers will not be ready until 2020. There will be savings of about $4,500 per vehicle by going with the Durango’s.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Mr. Singler had nothing additional to report.
Mayor Tonini relayed acquisition of property for use as a right-of-way on Primrose is taking place. There is no definitive timeline for the purchase of the property. The tenant of the rental property at 201 Thierman Lane is requesting a new floor and ceiling panels. The flat roof has drainage problems and will need to be remedied before a new ceiling is installed. John Singler will review the lease before the city commits to repairs. Volunteers from half-way houses will be utilized during leaf season. A city vehicle was purchased from the state contract. A very nice letter was received from a resident thanking the city council members for all the services supplied to the residents and business owners.
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 8:10 p.m.
Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor
|NOVEMBER 13, 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 Plus Paper Shredding||Admin. – Paper Destruction||$415.00|
|AAMCO||Works – Vehicle Repair||$570.55|
|All State Ford||Works – Repair||$141.03|
|American Legion Post – Zachary Taylor||Admin. – Grant Funding Request||$1,000.00|
|ASHE Derby City||Works – Annual Dues for Stratman||$45.00|
|AT&T||City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones||$756.74|
|Baumann Paper Company||Works – Canliners||$2,497.04|
|Bill Collins Ford||Police – Vehicle Repairs||$404.32|
|Bob Hook Chevrolet||Police – Vehicle Repairs||$3,632.82|
|Christmas Done Bright||Brown Park – Decorations||$13,028.00|
|Cincinnati Bell Inc.||Admin. – Maintenance Contract||$280.92|
|Citation Equipment, Inc.||Works – Parts||$15.60|
|Coca Cola Distributors||City Hall – Soda Machine Drinks||$381.25|
|Core & Main||Stadium – Drainage Piping||$2,215.18|
|Dukes A & W||Works – Hydraulic Auger Motor||$267.78|
|Foxy Manufacturing Inc.||Works – Industrial Rakes (24)||$484.61|
|Frank Otte Nursery||Brown Park – Chrysantemums||$35.70|
|Geoghegan Roofing Corporation||Rental – Chimney Cap for 179 St. Matt||$562.00|
|Goodyear||Police – Vehicle Repairs||$1,872.83|
|Guardian Insurance Company||All – Life/Long/Short Insurance||$7,854.75|
|Home Depot||Works – Supplies||$36.44|
|Jefferson County League of Cities||Admin. – Annual Meeting Invoice||$495.00|
|Jefferson County PVA||Admin. – Tax Assessment Invoice||$50,000.00|
|JR Hoe and Sons, Inc.||Works – Grate and Frame||$476.00|
|KEMI||All – Worker’s Comp Invoice||$11,101.68|
|Kentucky Municipal Clerk’s Association||Admin. – Diploma for City Clerk||$100.00|
|Kentucky Shakespeare||Admin. – Program for Community||$1,500.00|
|KIPDA Clerk’s Assocation||Admin. – Annual Luncheon Meeting||$33.00|
|KY League of Cities Insurance Services||Police – Add vehicle to Ins. Pool||$62.40|
|Leonard Brush and Company||Comm. Center – Supplies and Materials||$929.84|
|LG&E||Works – Gas and Electric||$675.11|
|Louisville Gas & Electric||Works – Streetlights/Electric||$29,155.33|
|Louisville Tractor||Works – Supplies and Materials||$334.75|
|Louisville Water Company||Works – Water and Fire Hydrant||$7,937.35|
|Lowe’s||Works – Supplies||$1,420.49|
|Marlin Business Bank||Admin. – Copy Machine Charge||$136.00|
|Miller Company||Admin./Police – Copy Machine Charge||$481.46|
|Mirazon||Admin. – Computer Upgrades||$55,312.46|
|MST Awards||Admin. – Name Plates for Attorneys||$16.00|
|Musco Sports Lighting||Admin. – Grant Funding Request||$229,900.00|
|Napa Auto Parts||Works – Supplies and Materials||$716.61|
|Office Depost||Admin./Police – Office Supplies||$760.40|
|PNC Bank||All – Credit Card Charges||$4,298.69|
|RCS Communications||Police – Dispatch Radio Move||$1,908.50|
|Rumpke||Works/Parks – Garbage and Portalets||$94,240.34|
|S & J Lighting||Works – Supplies||$69.84|
|Saf-Ti-Co||Works – Signs and Cones||$500.35|
|Security Systems, Inc.||Works/Police – Monitoring||$74.00|
|Singler & Ritsert||Admin. – City Attorney Fees||$3,707.40|
|Spectrum Business||Works/Police – Monitoring||$179.98|
|Studio Kremer Architects||Library – Architect Invoice||$6,150.60|
|Sweep All, Inc.||Works – Street Cleaning||$712.50|
|The Courier-Journal||Admin. – Annual Subscription||$411.14|
|Tony’s Wrecker Service||Police – Towing||$306.00|
|Total Office Products||Police – Office Supplies||$186.93|
|Trans Union||Police – Investigative Tool||$232.45|
|Treez||Works – Tree Trimming||$200.00|
|United Healthcare||All – Health Insurance||$94,222.46|
|Verizon||All – Service||$1,697.13|
|Welders Supply||Works – Compressed Air||$33.48|
|Wex Bank||All – Fuel for Vehicles||$15,138.44|
|Wilson Equipment||Works – Service on Hoe||$1,017.37|
|Windstream||City Hall – Telephone Charge||$15.87|
|Foundation Building Materials||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Graybar||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|KV Flooring, Inc.||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Plumbers Supply Company||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Precision Wall Systems||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Sullivan & Cozart||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Valcom Enterprises||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Willis Klein||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Reimbursements and Payments|
|Jones, Eddie||Police – Reimbursement for Notary Seal||$26.90|