CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2019
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, April 23, 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:
Richard J. Tonini
Councilmember Bernie Bowling Councilmember Stuart Monohan
Councilmember Cathi Clark Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn – absent Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland Councilmember Tony Weiter – absent
Carrie Ritsert – St. Matthews Attorney
Chief Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Police Department
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Gary Major – Resident
John Chilko – Resident
Don McCauley – Resident
Stephani Carter – St. Matthews/Eline Library
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.
A motion was made by Councilmember Nay approve to the minutes from the April 9, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
John Chilko of Winchester Road spoke about work on Winchester Road by the Louisville Water Company and/or their contractors. The work has prevented the regular collection of garbage, recycling, and yard waste. Large amounts of dust have been created. He went on to say speeding continues to be a problem. Mayor Tonini relayed after the work has been completed on the water lines, the city will investigate placement of speed signs like ones located on Willis Avenue. Additionally, Mr. Chilko asked about drainage improvement plans for Winchester Road. Mayor Tonini informed Mr. Chilko no plans are currently being discussed but that he would ask St. Matthews Public Works Director Kenan Stratman to follow-up.
Stephani Carter with the St. Matthews/Eline Library thanked the council for use of the Community Center for the library’s children’s programs these last 8 months. Also, from the entire St. Matthews/Eline Library staff, thank you for providing such a beautiful new building.
Resident Gary Major inquired if there will be cameras near the new bathrooms at Brown Park? Mayor Tonini interjected there has been discussions about this and other areas as well. No decision has been made at this time.
DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE
Mayor Tonini said there was nothing new to report.
ORDINANCE 19-01 LOCATION OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY
Attorney Ritsert summarized Ordinance 19-01 moving the location of St. Matthews City Council meeting back to City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue, at the regular time of 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of each month. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept Ordinance 19-02 for passage and 2nd reading. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowling.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Olson. No Votes: None.
There were no new items on the agenda for review and discussion.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $128,483.50. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, and Olson. No Votes: None
· Councilmember Holland inquired if the sewer line had been repaired at one of the rental houses. No one in attendance could confirm the status of the project.
· Councilmember Bowling relayed the police department has made arrests of 2 adults and 2 juveniles related to the recent rash of car break-ins.
· Councilmember Nay mentioned the newsletter is at the printer and due to be in mailboxes by early May. Additionally, she announced Miss Kentucky USA is from St. Matthews and is the daughter of Councilmember Tony Weiter. She will be competing for the national title on May 2 in Reno, Nevada.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Ms. Ritsert had nothing additional to report.
Mayor Tonini said Pete Hammer oversees Christmas lights at Brown Park. He is requesting $10,000 for new lights in order to rotate out worn decorations or replace those which are no longer fully functional. Councilmember Monohan made a motion to accept the request of $10,000 to purchase new decorative lights. The motion was 2nd by Councilmember Nay. Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion passed.
Interested parties related to parking issues at the Community Center Park met recently to discuss how to improve the situation and provide relief to the shopping center. The problem seems to stem from a scheduling problem and once adjustments were made with the baseball game schedules, the situation appears to have improved.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to suspend the regular meeting and convene into Executive Session to discuss a personnel issue. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.
Upon Voice Vote (6-0) the motion passed, and the regular meeting was suspended at 7:33 p.m.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION
At 7:45 p.m. Councilmember Bowling made a motion to adjourn from Executive Session and reconvene into regular session. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion passed, the Executive Session concluded, and the regular session reconvened at 7:45 p.m.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor
|APRIL 23, 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+ Paper Shredding||Police – Shredding||$109.00|
|AT&T||City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones||$125.31|
|Awards Center||Police – Recognition Awards||$100.00|
|Baptist Health Occupational Medicine||Police – Routine Testing||$662.88|
|Belnick, Inc.||Comm. Center – Chairs||$8,297.00|
|Bob Hook Chevrolet||Police – Vehice Repairs||$5,244.80|
|CDW-Government||Admin. – Anti-Virus Software Annual||$1,097.85|
|Computer Projects of Ill, Inc.||Police – Annual License Agreement Fee||$171.60|
|Davis & Stanton Promotions||Police – Awards Banquet Awards||$631.00|
|Dining with Gabor||Police – Annual Awards Banquet||$7,269.66|
|Hall Contracting (MAPS)||Works – Asphalt Patch||$322.35|
|HDR Engineering||Works – Trinity Hills Engineering||$3,452.48|
|John K. Reid & Associates, Inc.||Police – Investigative Tool||$425.00|
|Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police||Police – Annual Dues||$150.00|
|Kiesler’s Police Supply||Police – Annual Ammunition Buy||$14,594.80|
|Lawson Products||Works – Supplies||$14.90|
|Lexus Nexus||Police – Investigative Tool||$220.00|
|LG&E||Works – Street Lights/Electric||$1,708.35|
|Louisville Armory||Police – Range Time||$23.00|
|Miller Company||Police – Copy Machine Charge||$114.86|
|Mirazon||Admin. – Computer Upgrades||$2,842.00|
|Mobile Forensic Solutions||Police – Forensic Examination||$199.00|
|MPI Printing||Police – Banquet Programs||$402.71|
|Police.com (Forfeiture Account)||Police – Training (2)||$990.00|
|RCS Communications||Police – Radio’s and Service||$450.00|
|Southern Tires||Works – Tires||$189.34|
|Spectrum||City Hall – Service||$157.52|
|St. Matthews Exterminating||Comm. Center – Pest Control||$85.00|
|Tony’s Wrecker||Police – Towing||$175.00|
|Total Office Products||Police – Office Supplies||$78.02|
|Towne Post||Admin. Magazine Space||$1,700.00|
|TruGreen||Brown Park – Treatment||$163.00|
|Verizon||All – Cell Phones and MDT’s||$2,585.89|
|Visual Image Systems||Police – Decals for Durango’s||$1,530.00|
|Library City Hall|
|GraybaR||Works – Library/City Hall Project||$71,085.47|
|Reimbursements and Payments|
|Jost, Beth||Admin. – Newsletter||$700.00|
|Kaufman, L. Wayne||Police – K9 Certification||$65.00|
|Keller, Brian||Police – Photographer||$285.00|
|Marasa, Debbie||Police – Certificate Holders||$65.71|