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:
Richard J. Tonini
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
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
No other attendees were identified
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.
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.
No one had any comments to add due to special meeting status.
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.
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.
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.
· 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 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.
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.
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|