CITY of ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
August 13, 2019

The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 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
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                                 Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn - absent                                   Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland                                               Councilmember Tony Weiter

OTHER OFFICIALS
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – Chief of Police
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer

OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident
Pam Platt - Resident
David White – Resident
John Chilko – Resident
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews

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 to the minutes from the July 23, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

John Chilko, resident of Winchester Road, complained that his yard and the general area around his home were not returned to their original state after recent work done by a contractor for the Louisville Water Company. Mayor Tonini said he believes the contractor will be returning to accomplish seeding and other necessary checklist items to the area. However, to ensure that it is finished properly, he will have Kenan Stratman, Director of Public Works review the area and confirm with the Louisville Water Company contractor.

Josh Suiter, Membership Development Director for the Chamber of St. Matthews, reported the street festival was a huge success. Halloween in Brown Park is next on the community events list and it will be held October 26th. Notices were sent yesterday to Chamber members and already 10 business vendors have signed-up.

PENDING BUSINESS

DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE – Tabled

No discussion took place due to the topic being tabled.

ORDINANCE 19-06                             MAINTENANCE STANDARDS and NUISANCE ORDINANCE – Tabled

No discussion took place due topic being tabled.

ORDINANCE 19-08                             AMENDED 2018-2019 FY BUDGET                    CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY
                                                       2nd reading

Attorney Carrie Ritsert summarized Ordinance 19-08 adjusting the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget to align with actual expenses. The councilmembers reviewed the ordinance. Councilmember Bowling made a motion to accept this as 2nd reading and approval of this ordinance. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

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

ORDINANCE 19-09                             SPRINGWOOD LANE STREET CLOSURE             CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY
                                                       2nd Reading

Ms. Ritsert summarized Ordinance 19-09 closing a small portion of Springwood Lane. The easement was raised to 15 feet from the initial 10 feet at 1st reading. Councilmember Weiter made a motion to accept this as 2nd reading and recommended for passage. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

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

NEW BUSINESS

No additional new business was on the agenda for discussion.

EXPENDITURES

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $368,508.09. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· Councilmember Nay mentioned the next newsletter is being formulated. If anyone has an idea for an article, please send to her or Elizabeth this week.
· Councilmember Bowling relayed there was a large turnout for the National Police Night Out event held August 6th.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Ms. Ritsert had no additional comments.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini stated a judicial decision on the lawsuit between Louisville Metro and the suburban cities sided with the suburban cities.

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 7:32 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk 
Richard Tonini, Mayor

AUGUST 13, 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/Admin. – Paper Destruction $260.00
Anderson’s Sales & Service   Works – Supplies $1,223.22
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $928.48
Auto Plus   Works – Supplies and Materials $69.27
B& K Printing   Police – Envelopes $122.31
Bill Collins Ford   Police – Vehicle Repair $5,545.59
Bluegrass Print of Kentucky   Admin. – Envelopes $1,474.00
Bobcat Enterprises, Inc.   Works – Stump Grinder Repair $1,755.75
Charles Guelda and Sons Plumbing   City Hall – Plumbing Issue $125.00
Clark & Riggs   Admin. – Newsletter Printing $2,119.00
Creative Services of New England   Police – Silver Junior Badges for Kids $268.95
CSX Transportation   Admin. – Parking Space Rental $100.00
Cundiff Electric   Works – 201 Thierman Lane Repairs $2,354.20
Delta Dental of Kentucky   All – Dental Insurance Coverage $4,735.12
Earth Works   Works – Mulch $1,644.00
Goodyear   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $4,518.07
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Life/Long/Short Term Ins. $8,228.82
Hall Contracting   MAPS – Cold Patch $215.25
HDS White Cap Construction Supply   Works – Supplies $134.91
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $211.24
JR Hoe & Sons   Works – Street Grate $129.00
LA Promotions   Police – Special Events Supplies $87.71
Leonard Brush & Company   Works/Comm. Center – Supplies $1,320.87
Lewis Seed Company   Works – Fertilizer $80.00
Lexus Nexus   Police – Investigative Tool $116.00
LG&E   Works – Electric $34,532.33
Louisville Metro EMS   Police – Ecards for Certifications $738.00
Louisville Water   Works – Water $3,334.89
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $609.41
Medly’s Auto & Truck Alignment   Police – Vehicle Repair $1,273.64
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge $234.33
Mini Mix of Louisville   Works – Concrete $610.74
Mirazon   Admin. – IT System Expenses $6,814.00
Mircle Recreation of KY & TN   Browns Park – Balance of Equipment $13,596.70
Mobile Forensic Solutions   Police – Forensic Examination $111.00
Moreno Express   Admin. – Newsletter Processing Fee $2,016.70
MST Awards   Admin. – 2 Name Badges $9.90
NAPA Auto Parts   Works – Supplies $910.24
Nixon Power   City Hall – Generator Maintenance $318.00
Office Depot   Works/Police – Office Supplies $1,060.53
PNC Bank   All – Supplies and Materials $3,036.52
RCS Communications   Police – Radio’s and Radio Repairs $744.10
Rumpke   Brown/Warwick Parks – Garbage/Portalets $93,182.84
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Signs and Cones $1,137.40
Security Pro’s   City Hall – Monitoring $1,004.22
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fee $3,610.50
Site One   Works – Herbisde $108.59
Staples   Works/Admin. – Office Supplies $275.77
Sterling Thompson Insurance Company   Admin. – Bond Renewal $1,601.80
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $326.60
United Healthcare   All – Health Insurance Coverage $75,278.06
Unites States Postmaster (Hasler)   Admin. – Postage for Machine (annual) $10,000.00
Wex Bank   All – Fuel for Vehicles $16,744.23
Library/City Hall      
Burdorf’s Interiors   City Hall – Furnishings $54,914.04
KY Division of Surplus Property   City Hall – Furnishings $2,250.00
Reimbursements and Payments      
Parson, Ed   Police – Materials for Training Class $356.25
TOTAL     $368,508.09