CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS 
Council Meeting Minutes 
August 24, 2021

 

A meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held in-person on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. 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

OTHER ATTENDEES

Pat Chapman – Resident
Gary Major - Resident
Elizabeth Cleary – Chamber of St. Matthews
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 the minutes from the August 10, 2021 council meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Elizabeth Cleary from the Chamber of St. Matthews relayed approximately 75 attendees enjoyed movie night at Voll Field recently. The next movie night is September 10th when Zootopia will be played.

Chamber of St. Matthews Membership Director Josh Suiter mentioned he has been appointed to the Membership Advisory Board of the National Chamber program. He has also been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of St. Matthews is the only Jefferson County representation on that board.

PENDING BUSINESS

DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE

Mayor Tonini stated we continue waiting for components that are delayed due to supply chain problems. Advancement on ditch improvements will be bid separately next year with anticipation of work being completed during a dry season.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business to discuss.

EXPENDITURES Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $54,870.20. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· There were no committee reports made.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

· Attorney Ritsert relayed she had nothing additional to report.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini made the following report:

· Plaques for the library, Brown Park, Voll Field, Children’s Garden etc. will be erected this week.

· MSD cancelled previously scheduled work on Kentucky Avenue but has now placed it back on the agenda for completion.

· MSD is addressing a drainage issue at 4048 Ormond Road.

· HDR is working on preliminary plans to expand the walking paths at Brown Park. The city will remove undergrowth and dead or unhealthy ash trees in the process.

· A master plan for additional improvements to Warwick Park are being developed. The plans may include a permanent restroom on the Kentucky Avenue side, possible splash park, possible pickleball court and additional parking.

· Precision Concrete is addressing possible tripping hazards on sidewalks around the city.

· Members of the Louisville Metro Council are considering closing bars at @ 2:00 a.m. instead of 4:00 a.m. which has been in affect for years. Mayor Tonini suggested St. Matthews should consider following suit. An ordinance is likely to be on the next St. Matthews agenda concerning this issue.

· Mayor Tonini named the week of August 8, 2021 as Health Care Professionals week in the City of St. Matthews.

· The city employee Vision Insurance will be moving from Anthem to Guardian beginning October 1, 2021.

· The city Delta Dental Insurance will be renewing October 1, 2021 but will contractually conclude on June 30th, 2022 in order to match the fiscal year budget.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Olson 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 7:31 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

“AUGUST 24, 2021
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 – Vision Insurance Coverage $775.94 
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $1,796.79 
Awards Center   Police – Annual Police Banquet Expense $319.95 
Baptist Health Occupation Medicine   Police/Works – Testing $37.00 
Bob Hook Chevrolet Inc   Police – Vehicle Repair  $275.00 
Center for Education & Employment Law   Police – Reference Tool $119.00 
Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing   Works – Valve Testing $135.00 
Cintas   Works – Supplies and Materials $666.63 
Clark & Riggs   Admin. – Newsletter Printing $2,256.00 
Cross Chrysler Jeep   Police – Vehicle Repair  $680.40 
Cundiff Electric   Comm. Center Park – Electrical Repairs $146.25 
Fun Master   Police – National Night Out Expense $200.00 
Galls   Police – Uniform Components $606.41 
Kentucky Tactical Officers Association, Inc.   Police – Annual Dues $1,200.00 
Leonbard Brush & Chemical   Works – Supplies and Materials $101.44 
Lewis Seed Company   Works – Fescue $130.12 
Lexis Nexis   Police – Investigative Tool $242.00 
LG&E   Works – Electric $5,341.86 
Metropolitan Compounds, Inc.   Works – Primer $648.85 
Miller Company   Police – Copy Charge $37.85 
Mobile Forensic Solutions   Police – Investigative Tool $910.00 
Moreno Express   Admin. – Newsletter Production $2,033.78 
MPI Printing   Police – Printing for Police Awards Mtg. $446.78 
Murphy’s Camera   Police – Battery for Camera $49.99 
Nfocus Images   Police – Annual Banquet Photos $285.00 
Nixon Power Service Company   Works – Generator Maintenance $310.00 
Nugent Sand Company   Works – Crushed Stone $132.00 
Open Range   Police – Range Time $18.10 
Precision Collision   Police – Body Repair $355.00 
Security Pro’s   Works – Monitoring $1,215.56 
Sparkle Brite   All – Vehicle Wash $184.00 
Spectrum   Works – Monitoring $165.52 
Staples   Admin. – Office Supplies $36.86 
Sterling Thompson Company   Admin. – Admin. Bonding Insurance $4,581.00 
The Courier-Journal   Admin. – Legal Ad’s $654.23 
Tonini Church Supply   Works -Placques $9,045.00 
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $150.00 
Total Office Supplies   Police – Office Supplies $609.77 
Verizon   All – Cell Phones and MDT’s $2,536.42 
Wex Bank (Thornton’s)   All – Fuel for Vehicles $15,434.70 
TOTAL   $54,870.20