Council Meeting Minutes
August 10, 2021

A meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held in-person on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. The following people were present:

Richard J. Tonini

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

John Singler – St. Matthews City Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – Chief, St. Matthews Police Department
Susan Clark – St. Matthews City Clerk/Treasurer

Pat Chapman – Resident
Howard Hardin – Resident
Elizabeth Cleary – Chamber of St. Matthews
Kate Leitner – Manager of St. Matthews/Eline Library
Member of Boy Scout Troop #325


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


A motion was made by Councilmember Monohan to approve the minutes from the July 27, 2021 council meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Councilmember Nay abstained from voting due to not having attended the meeting.


St. Matthews/Eline Library Branch Manager Kate Leitner gave an overview of upcoming events at the library. The monthly movie discussion will be held August 12th at 2:00 p.m. A class on how to sell items on eBay will be held on August 16th also at 2:00 p.m. Teen Downtime will be held every Thursday starting September 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning September 2nd. The Pint-Size Play Date program will be held Saturday, September 4 from 10:30 – 12 noon. Science-based STEAM Club for kids ages 5-12 will be held every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. starting on September 7th. An animated story time Wild About Books program will be held September 13th at 3:30 p.m. for ages 2-5. Library Book Bingo will be held September 11 for family and teens from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Elizabeth Cleary from the Chamber of St. Matthews mentioned the 1st movie in a series of 4 will be held August 20 at Community Center Park at Voll Field. Seating will be in the bleachers, weather permitting.

About 15 boy scouts from Troop #325 attended to meet their Citizenship and the Community merit badge. One scout inquired about the experience Mayor Tonini and Councilmember Bowling had in the troop. Councilmember Bowling is a charter member of the same troop.



Mayor Tonini relayed utility placement has been approved and we are waiting on parts coming from overseas.


There was no one new business to discuss.


Councilmember Flynn questioned an item listed in the amount of $30,988.37 attributed to an expense with Leonard Brush and Chemical. City Clerk/Treasurer Susan Clark noted that was a clerical error and the $30,988.37 is for an LG&E invoice for the city. The total expenditure amount is correct on the list of bills, but it does need to be updated to reflect attributing the allocated money to LG&E and not Leonard Brush and Chemical.

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed updating the above-mentioned issue and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of
$282,490.20. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Bowling, Clark, Flynn, Holland, Monohan, Nay and Olson and . No Votes: None.


· Councilmember Holland mentioned one of the rental houses will be opening at the end of the month.
· Councilmember Bowling relayed the attendance was good for the annual national Police Night Out on August 3rd. Additionally, the annual Police Awards banquet was held on August 8th, and it is impressive to hear what the St. Matthews Police Department accomplishes in the course of a year.


Mr. Singler stated that KIPDA will oversee the program requirements for the American Relief Plan. There is a charge of 1% of the payment to administer the federal requirements should the City of St. Matthews choose to participate.


Mayor Tonini asked the council members for their input regarding mask regulations for city buildings. Governor Beshear and Mayor Fisher have issued executive orders requiring masks for all people in their respective government buildings. Councilmember Nay stated she felt requiring masks for all, either vaccinated or unvaccinated is a reasonable request because we do not know the vaccination status of each individual. Councilmember Olson agreed.


Councilmember Monohan made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Bowling and Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

AUGUST 10, 2021      
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
A+ Paper Shredding   Admin/Police – Document Destruction $189.00 
Alex TG’s Alterations   Police – Uniform Alterations $477.00 
American Planners Association  KY   Admin. – Conference for Jack Ruf $175.00 
Anderson Sales and Service   Works – Lawnmower Parts $1,197.75 
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $2,037.10 
Atco   Works – Herbicide $1,848.00 
Axon Enterprise   Police – Training $375.00 
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Works – Testing $152.00 
Bobcat Enterprises, Inc.   Works – Repairs $1,574.16 
CDW-Government   Admin. – Computer Maintenance $8,684.00 
Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing   Works – Repairs $570.00 
Clifford Distributing   Comm. Center – Supplies $828.19 
Davis & Stanton Promotions   Police – Uniform Police Bars $845.00 
Earth First   Works – Top Soil $1,088.00 
Evident   Police –    Pouches $566.00 
Flynn Brothers (MAPS)   Works – Cold Patch Pot Hole Repairs $137.00 
Galls   Police – Uniform Components $400.00 
Goodyear Auto Service   Police – Vehicle Repairs $898.01 
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $90.92 
Identogo   Police – Fingerprinting $180.00 
Johnson Controls   City Hall/Comm Center – Repairs $2,817.42 
KEMI   All – Workers Compensation Fee $20,126.48 
Kentucky League of Cities, Inc.   Admin. – Clerk Annual Training $375.00 
Kiesler’s Police Supply   Police – Supplies & Materials $1,068.40 
LeadsOnLine   Police – Investigative Tool $101.44 
LG&E   Works – Electric $30,988.37 
Lewis Seed Company   Works – Straw $58.50 
LG&E   Works – Electric $3,109.58 
Linear Services (MAPS)   Works – Street Striping $650.00 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $643.15 
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $304.07 
Lynn Imagining (American Rescue Act Funds)   Works – Bid for Drainage Project $315.00 
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Rental $136.00 
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge $337.03 
Napa Auto Parts   Works – Supplies $60.78 
Office Depot   Admin. – Office Supplies $58.03 
Oxmoor Ford   Police – Repairs $2,717.35 
PNC Bank   All – Supplies and Materials $894.09 
Premier Fleet Graphics   Police – Decals $9.60 
RCS   Police – Radio’s/Service Plan $754.50 
Roundstone Insurance   Admin. – Deposit and Collateral $78,758.80 
Rumpke   Works – Garbage Collection $95,363.90 
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Sign $269.50 
Security Systems   Works – Monitoring $38.00 
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fees $3,116.00 
Spectrum   Works – Monitoring $89.99 
St. Matthews Ace Hardware   Works – Supplies and Materials $118.05 
St. Matthews Exterminating   Comm. Center – Pest Control $88.00 
Stephens and Lawson   Admin. – CPA Consulting $661.25 
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $85.75 
Tree Care   Works – Mulch $184.00 
TruGreen   Brown Park – Service $171.15 
Valvoline   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $659.54 
Welder’s Supply   Works – Compressed Air $38.67 
Wex Bank (Thornton’s)   All – Fuel $14,567.54 
Wilson Equipment   Works – Repairs $318.14 
Reimbursements and Payments    
Bratcher, Mark   Police – Investigative Services $125.00 
TOTAL   $282,490.20