CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
October 9, 2018

The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Councilman Bernie Bowling due to the absence of Mayor Rick Tonini.  The meeting was held at St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane.  The following people were present:

MAYOR
Richard J. Tonini – absent

CITY COUNCIL
Councilman Bernie Bowling
Councilman Frank Flynn – absent
Councilman Tim Holland   
Councilman Shaun McKiernan
Councilman Mary Jo Nay
Councilman Stuart Monohan
Councilman Tony Weiter
Councilman Pat Wissing   

OTHER OFFICIALS
Susan Clark – City Clerk
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Major Eddie Jones – St. Matthews Police Department

OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident                                              
Ray Barrow – Resident
John Hicks – Candidate for State House District #43
Judi Kassebaum – St. Matthews Business License and Occupational Tax Specialist
Boy Scout from Troop #319
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE                     

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

VOTE FOR MAYOR PRO-TEM

City Attorney John Singler said due to the out-of-town absence of Mayor Rick Tonini, a councilman will need to make a motion to appointment someone to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem and chair the meeting.  Councilman Nay made a motion to appoint Councilman Bernie Bowling as Mayor Pro-Tem.  The motion was seconded by Councilman McKiernan.

Upon Voice Vote:  (7-0) the motion carried.

 MINUTES 

A motion was made by Councilman Nay to approve the minutes from the September 25, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote:  (6-0) the motion carried.  Councilman Wissing abstained from the vote due to his absence from the September 25, 2018 meeting. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 John Hicks, candidate for 43rd House District with the Kentucky General Assembly introduced himself. 

A member of Boy Scout Troop #319 said he was attending to fulfill a requirement for a Citizenship in the Community merit badge.

Josh Suiter with the Chamber of St. Matthews informed those present this Chamber won the state award for the highest percentage of growth in the last year at 21%.  The next closest competitor experienced 12% growth.  Mr. Suiter explained as Membership Director of the Chamber of St. Matthews he has set a goal of 30% growth for the next cycle.  Additionally, the Chamber of St. Matthews is hosting a candidate forum on October 24, 2018 at Whitehall.  All candidates who represent any part of the 40207 zip code are invited to attend and speak.   Lastly, the annual Halloween in Brown Park event will be held on October 27, 2018 with trick-or-treating from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

PENDING BUSINESS

DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE

Mayor Pro-Tem Bernie Bowling reported that representatives of the City of St. Matthews have met with residents and HDR Consulting Engineers to develop a plan to promote effective water flow during heavy rain storms. 

NEW BUSINESS 

ORDINANCE 18-11     2017-2018 BUDGET AMENDMENT                    JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY

                                    1st Reading

Mr. Singler relayed the Police Department expenditures exceeded the allotted amount in the 2017-2018 budget by $ 296,397.00.  A budget amendment is needed, and this serves that purpose.  Councilman Nay made a motion to accept this as introduction and 1st reading of Ordinance 18-11.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Monohan. 

Upon Roll Call Vote:  (7-0) the motion carried.  Yes Votes Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Wissing.  No Votes:  None

DISCUSSION ON BUSINESS LICENSE AND TAX REGULATIONS 

Attorney John Singler said he has been developing ideas of how to update regulations for the St. Matthews Business License and Occupational Tax in Chapter 110 of the St. Matthews Code.  A significant update is needed, and he is seeking input at this time.  First reading of Ordinance 18-10 regarding this matter will likely be on the October 23, 2018 agenda.  Please call or e-mail Mr. Singler with specific scenario’s.

EXPENDITURES

Councilman Nay made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $ 382,112.49.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Wissing. 

Upon Roll Call Vote:  (7-0) the motion carried.  Yes Votes:  Councilmen McKiernan, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Wissing.  No Votes:  None

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Councilman Nay mentioned newsletters should be homes by October 17th.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Mr. Singler had no additional comments.        

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini was absent therefore no report was given.      

ADJOURNMENT

Councilman Holland made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk

Bernie Bowling, Mayor Pro-Tem

OCTOBER 9, 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   Police – Paper Destruction $69.00
AAMCO   Works – Vehicle Repair $248.47
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $755.91
Benovation   All – Health Insurance Addendum $2,494.70
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Repairs $293.95
Central Business Systems   Admin. – Ink Cartridge for Postage $205.42
Chapman Heating and Cooling   Comm. Center/Works – Repairs $763.64
Cundiff Electric   Parks – Electrical Repairs $3,235.93
Delta Dental   All – Dental Insurance $4,870.26
Flynn Construction Services   Comm. Park – Ballfield Expenses $144,923.26
Goodyear   Police – Vehicle Repairs $836.79
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Life/Long/Short Insurance $8,267.61
Gulf States Distributors   Police – Cartridges $2,712.95
HDS White Cap Construction Supply   Works – Gloves and Fencing $227.34
Home Depot   Works – Supplies $36.31
Joe Asher, Inc.   Comm. Park – Stream Restoration $25,000.00
KEMI   All – Workers Comp Invoice $1,114.70
Kentucky League of Cities Trust   Admin. – Unemployment Bill $621.28
KY Secretary of State   Police – 2 Notary Applications $20.00
Leonard Brush & Chemical   Works – Supplies $270.40
Lexus Nexus   Police – Investigative Tool $115.50
LG&E   Works – Gas and Electric $29,446.38
Louisville Tractor   Works – Supplies and Repairs $340.94
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $1,207.60
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies $1,809.34
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Charge $136.00
Miller Company   Admin. – Copy Machine Charge $108.95
Mini Mix   Works – Concrete $338.62
Mirazon   Admin. – Computer Upgrades $5,850.75
Office Depot   Admin. – Office Supplies $88.11
Office Resource Inc.   Police – Dispatch Office Furniture $8,775.41
PB Electronics   Police – Smart Trailer Repair $775.00
PNC Bank   All – Credit Card Charges $3,693.83
RCS Communications   Police – Radio’s and Repairs $358.00
Rumpke   Works/Parks – Garbage and Portalets $94,271.09
Saf-ti-co   Works – Frames $485.00
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – Attorney Fees $3,275.80
Southern Tire Company   Works – Tires $2,973.12
St. Matthews Fire Protection District   Police – Jan.-June SRT Training $3,090.00
Stephen Printing   Admin. – Printing $332.50
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $1,308.09
Treez   Works – Dead Tree Removal $7,200.00
Verizon   All – Service $2,713.81
Wex Bank   All – Fuel for Vehicles $14,174.68
       
       
Library/City Hall      
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      
       
Hancock, Jeff   Police – Reimbursement for Expenses $376.05
Jost, Beth   Admin. – Newsletter Author $700.00
Webb, Ron   Works – Rental Property Repairs $1,200.00
       
TOTAL        ———–
      $382,112.49