CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
September 11, 2018
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Mayor Rick 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 – Chief, St. Matthews Police Department
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Gary Major – Resident
Don McCauley – Resident
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews
Robert Orr – Resident
Ashley Jackson – Resident
Kelly Brothers – Manager, St. Matthews/Eline Library Branch
Kent Hall – Candidate for 7th District Louisville Metro Council
James Craig – 3rd District Candidate for JCPS Board
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.
A motion was made by Councilman Weiter to approve the minutes from the August 28, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
Christine Trudeau of Lake Terrace expressed lack of satisfaction with the dumpsters being overfilled at Westbury Apartments. Mr. Ruf mentioned he had received a previous complaint on this issue. Westbury Apartments deal directly with their trash hauler and the City of St. Matthews is not involved with their arrangements. Pictures were distributed for verification of the condition. Chief Wilkerson said he would have officers drive thru and Mayor Tonini said he would have Code Enforcement follow-up.
Alma Hardin of S. Hubbards Lane complained about possible renters moving in to 309 S. Hubbards Lane. The home is owned by Oxford House and is intended to be occupied by recovering addicts. Jack Ruf did obtain details about this situation and the home can be shared by up to 8 adults with possible children. Currently Oxford House plans to house 7 men. Ms. Hardin inquired about the sufficiency of the driveway for 7 adults. Mr. Ruf said the driveway can handle up to 4 vehicles maximum. A representative of Oxford House said most of their residents do not drive and rely on public transportation. John Singler, Attorney for the City of St. Matthews said the federal 1988 Fair Housing Law protects people in this situation. Numerous challenges to the law have only upheld the law. Councilman Monohan said he had a similar situation next door to his home for about 6-7 years and the residents presented no problems for his family or the neighborhood. Another resident inquired if resident names are compared to a sex offender list. It is unknown what criteria Oxford House uses to place residents. Mr. Ruf said air b-n-b rules do not apply and they would be monitored following the rules and regulations of any other renter.
DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE
Mayor Tonini reported the rainwater from the storm on Saturday night, September 8th breached the berm at the rear of the property on Trinity Hills Lane. Neighbors have been invited to attend a meeting to be held September 19 to discuss water runoff in this neighborhood. An open format will be observed and people can come and go as their schedule permits.
HONORING 12-YEAR OLD ST. MATTHEWS LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Mayor Tonini read a proclamation honoring the achievements of the members of the St. Matthews Little League 12-year-old baseball team who had a District 2 Title win. They were interviewed by ESPN and had an overall 12-2 record. Mayor Tonini then presented each team member with a letter congratulating the individual.
MUNICIPAL ORDER 18-19 LIBRARY GRANT APPLICATION JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
Mr. Singler summarized MO 18-19 which would approve a grant request from the Louisville Metro Library for the new library addition. Louisville Metro has $ 300,000 in a separate account which is going to the library addition. The $ 700,000 is to be donated directly from Louisville Metro. Councilman Monohan made a motion to accept MO 18-19. The motion was seconded by Councilman Holland.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
ORDINANCE 18-08 2018 AD VALOREM TAX JOHN SINGER, ATTORNEY
The tax rate for property tax must be set each fiscal year. Additionally, councilmembers for the City of St. Matthews review and approval a possible discount. The tax rate for the 2017-2018 fiscal year was 20 cents for every $100 of PVA asses value. The discount was set at 45% to give people a chance to recover from the rather large property value hikes received by the Office of the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator. Councilman Monohan asked to see a comparison of revenue generated by corresponding discounts. City Treasurer Susan Clark responded it would be made available tomorrow. Councilman Weiter made a motion to approve a tax rate of 20 centers per every $100 of PVA assessed value with a corresponding
40 % discount if paid by October 31, 2018. The motion was seconded by Councilman Bowling.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and this completed the 1st reading of Ordinance 18-08.
ORDINANCE 18-09 CHAPTER 92 REVISION OF JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
CONNECTION to STREETS and SIDEWALKS – 1ST Reading
The purpose of this ordinance is to update Chapter 92 regarding regulations for connection streets and sidewalks. Councilman Monohan made a motion to accept this as first reading of Ordinance 18-09. The motion was seconded by Councilman Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and this completed the requirement for 1st reading.
Councilman Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $ 153,300.09. 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 the property at 169 St. Matthews Avenue is currently available. The driveways of both rental houses will be paved in the coming weeks.
- Councilman Bowling mentioned the 911 Dispatch office is schedule to move to their new location on or about September 21st. The Police Department will be hiring 2 new part time dispatchers and 1 full-time dispatcher.
- Councilman Nay interjected the deadline to have information to her for the fall newsletters is Friday, September 14, 2018. A recommendation will be forthcoming for a part-time person to hire to aid with communication projects.
- Councilman Flynn will set an insurance committee meeting for some time soon.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Mr. Singler had nothing to report.
Mayor Tonini said the Kentucky League of Cities annual conference will be next week in Louisville.
Councilman Weiter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilman Monohan.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard J. Tonini, Mayor
|SEPTEMER 11, 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:|
|Atco International||Works – Soap||$174.60|
|B & K Printing||Police – Business Cards||$75.00|
|Best Stamp Company||Admin. – Endorsement Stamps||$39.05|
|Bound Tree Medical||Police – Narcan Spray||$1,288.10|
|Chapman Heating and Cooling||Works – Rental Home Repairs||$188.10|
|Coco Cola Refreshments||City Hall – Cola Machine Drinks||$722.00|
|Earth First||Works – Top Soil||$200.00|
|Galls||Police – Uniform Parts||$2,390.28|
|Home Depot||Works – Supplies and Materials||$221.42|
|Jefferson County League of Cities||Admin. – Annual Dues||$1,000.00|
|JR Hoe & Sons||Works – Drainage Grates||$452.00|
|Kentucky Emergency Services Conference||Police – Training for J. Newman||$100.00|
|Kiesler’s Police Supply, Inc.||Police – Supplies||$1,035.60|
|Louisville Gas & Electric||Works – Electric for City||$29,366.94|
|Lowe’s||Works – Supplies and Materials||$1,250.00|
|Marlin Business Bank||Admin. – Copy Machine Rental||$136.00|
|Miller Company||Admin./Police – Copy Machine Charge||$200.08|
|Mirazon||Admin. – Computer Upgrade Expenses||$3,138.75|
|Office Depot||Admin. – Office Supplies||$120.97|
|Pep Boys||Works – radar machine||$62.41|
|PNC Bank||All – Credit Card Charges||$3,789.03|
|RCS Communications||Police – Radio and Radio Repair||$291.00|
|RSL Enterprises ( Forfeiture Account)||Police – Forfeiture Analysis||$1,382.50|
|Rumpke||Works – Garbage and Portalets||$94,390.34|
|Singler & Ritsert||Admin. – August 2018 Invoice||$3,321.30|
|Southern Police Institute||Police – Investigation Training for 2||$2,590.00|
|Sprigler Door Service||Works – Door Repair||$469.50|
|Trans Union||Police – Investigative Tool||$236.95|
|Treez||Works – Tree Removal after Storm||$1,700.00|
|TruGreen||Brown Park – Treatment||$163.00|
|Valvoline||All – Vehicle Maintenance||$544.38|
|Willis Klein||Works – Supplies and Materials||$843.68|
|Sullivan & Cozart||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Willis Klein||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Valcom Enterprises||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Thermal Equipment Sales, Inc.||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|The Window & Door Center||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Precision Wall Systems||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Plumbers Supply Company||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Graybar||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Studio Kremer Architects||Works – Library/City Hall Project||$2,397.60|
|Reimbursements and Payments|
|Mapid, Mario||Police – National Night Out Expense||$132.00|
|May, Jeff||Police – Reimbursement for Cuff Case||$63.94|
|Smith, Jonathan||Police – CID Allowance||$585.53|
|Tonini, Frank||Works – Reimbursement||$238.04|