CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
SPECIAL VIRTUAL Council Meeting Minutes
April 28, 2020

A special meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. The meeting was held at St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The following people were present:

MAYOR
Richard J. Tonini

CITY COUNCIL
Councilmember Bernie Bowling                                           Councilmember Stuart Monohan – absent
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                                 Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn                                                Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland                                               Councilmember Tony Weiter

OTHER OFFICIALS
Carrie Ritsert – St. Matthews City Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – Chief, St. Matthews Police Department
Susan Clark – St. Matthews City Clerk/Treasurer
Jim Birch – St. Matthews Engineer
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Public Works Director

OTHER ATTENDEES
No other attendees were identified

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

MINUTES

A motion was made by Councilmember Nay to approve the minutes from the April 14, 2020 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Councilmember Holland had not yet joined the meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No one had any comments to add due to special meeting status.

PENDING BUSINESS

DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE – Tabled

No discussion took place due to the topic being tabled.

ORDINANCE 19-10                                      GOLF CART ALLOWANCE – Tabled

No discussion took place on this subject matter.

NEW BUSINESS

MUNICIPAL ORDER 20-03                            APPROVAL DENYING REQUEST         RICHARD TONINI, MAYOR
                                                                  OF RDDDP 3930, 3934,
                                                                  3936 MASSIE AVENUE 

At the April 14, 2020 City of St. Matthews Council meeting, in a unanimous vote, Municipal Order 20-02 representing an application to approve a change in development plans was not approved by a vote by members of the Council. Approval of MO 20-03 officially denies the request for the change in the development plans of 3930, 3934, 3936 Massie Avenue. Councilmember Nay made a motion to approve the denial contained in MO 20-03. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion was approved. Councilmember Holland was not available to vote on this MO.

EXPENDITURES

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $145,527.33. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Weiter, Bowling, Nay, Flynn and Olson. No Votes: None. Councilmember Holland was not available to participate on this vote.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· Councilmember Bowling mentioned he is working on the development of the 2020-2021 budget.
· Councilmember Nay relayed the newsletter is at the printer and will be in homes soon.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Ms. Ritsert had no additional comments.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini discussed the following items:

· A photo of St. Matthews City Hall bathed in green lights was included in the Governor Beshear’s daily COVID-19 TV report on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Mayor Tonini wanted to thank Paul at Phoenix Lighting for proving the shields to enhance the green color signifying unity in fighting the virus during this pandemic.
· Flag will return to full staff. They have been flying at half-staff to honor the first 100 people who succumbed to the coronavirus in Kentucky.
· Mayor Tonini announced he is signing a contract with Dean Dorton CPA’s to serve as new auditors for the 2019-2020 audit that will begin later this summer.
· Mayor Tonini thanked Councilmember Nay and Beth Jost for completing an excellent edition of the newsletter. Councilmember Nay approves the articles for each edition and Ms. Jost is the primary writer for the newsletter. While the writing is always good, the topics and writing are superior for this upcoming edition.
· The hospitals are removing the tents which were erected 6 weeks ago in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 patients.
· Discussion with the original installer of the vinyl flooring of City Hall about the replacement of the floor with new ceramic tiles is taking place.
· Mayor Tonini asked Chief Barry Wilkerson to give an update. Chief Wilkerson noted several arrests have been made due to the unauthorized entry of unlocked vehicles.
· A couple of Public Works employees have created a storage area for the Police Department with the existing building.
· Bids have gone out for drainage work on Massie Avenue, Winchester Road, and St. Germaine.
· Mayor Fischer announced all Louisville Metro library branches will be closed starting May 3 and are expected to remain closed thru August 30th. All library employees will be furloughed during that time. The City of St. Matthews will provide lunch for the St. Matthews/Eline Branch employees before the furlough takes effect. They provide a huge service to the residents of the community and the city wants to support them.
· Many people and organizations have supplied food and drinks for the members of the St. Matthews Police Department. Chief Wilkerson will send thank you notes to all have been so generous.
· Mayor Tonini then mentioned with the updates to the council meeting chambers, a technology device will be included at each station as a convenient access tool.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Weiter made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

APRIL 28, 2020      
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:
Anthem   All – Health Insurance     $72,829.25 
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $1,948.68 
B & K Printing   Police – Note Books $673.73 
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police/Works – Random Drug Testing $599.44 
Best Stamp   Admin. – Invoice Stamp $55.40 
BMS, LLC   All – Health Insurance Administration $1,035.00 
Computer Projects of Illionois, Inc.   Police – License Fee $180.00 
Delta Dental of KY   All – Dental Insurance $5,018.41 
Galls    Police – Uniforms $146.20 
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Short/Long/Life Insurance $8,523.83 
HDR Engineering   Works – Drainage Plan $1,347.80 
Jefferson County League of Cities   Admin. – Annual Dues $1,000.00 
KEMI   Works – Training Cards $72.00 
Kiesler’s Police Supply, Inc.   Police – Holster $118.00 
Knapheide Truck Equipment Center   Works – Truck Bed & Accessories $23,742.60 
Lexus Nexus   Police – Investigative Tool $116.35 
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Electric/Street Lights $1,980.71 
Louisville Toppers Inc   Police – Topper for Vehicle $950.00 
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge $1,045.70 
Mobile Forensic Solutions   Police – Investigative Tool $190.00 
Quality Inn   Police – Training Expense $306.80 
RCS Communications   Police – Radio Work $431.00 
RCS Communications – Forfeiture Account   Police – Lights for Truck $3,176.91 
S&D Coffee   Admin. – Coffee $90.72 
The Courier Journal   Admin. – Legal Notice $170.30 
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $65.00 
Total Office Products & Service   Police – Office Supplies $283.91 
Towne Post Network, Inc.   Admin. – STM Magazine Space $850.00 
TruGreen   Brown Park – Lawn Service $171.15 
Valvoline   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $326.83 
Verizon Wireless   All – Cell Phones & MDT’s $2,670.32 
Wex Bank   All – Fuel for Vehicles $9,072.65 
Library City Hall    
Image Workplace   Works – Wall Stenceling in PD $4,168.98 
Reimbursements and Payments    
Boleyjack, Jermeco   Police – Reimbruse for SWAT Pins $159.00 
Cushman, Larry   Police – Reimburse for N95 Masks $200.26 
Hageman, Rick   Police – Reimbursement for Medical $1,810.40 
TOTAL   $145,527.33