CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
December 10, 2019

The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, December 10, 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                                               Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland – absent                                 Councilmember Tony Weiter – absent

OTHER OFFICIALS
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – Major, St. Matthews Police Department
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Public Works Director
Jim Birch – St. Matthews City Engineer
Susan Clark – St. Matthews City Clerk/Treasurer

OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident
Scouts from Troop #319 with leaders and parents
Mary Kay Monohan – Resident
Anne Birch
Beth Loeffler
Ashley Bartley – QK4 representing Jack Dulworth

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 November 26, 2019 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Clark and Olson.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Gary Major, resident, mentioned a few of the lights were out on one of the decorations at Brown Park. Public Works Director Kenan Stratman will address the issue.

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 due to topic being tabled.

NEW BUSINESS

Mayor Tonini introduced members of Boy Scout Troop #319 from St. Leonard’s Church who are working on their citizenship in the community merit badge.

MUNICIPAL ORDER 19-20          RDDDP – 6460 DUTCHMANS PKWY                     J. SINGLER, ATTORNEY

Attorney John Singler reviewed MO 19-20 mentioning there was a limit to the square footage in binding element #2. Councilmember Monohan inquired if the binding elements were similar and learned per Jack Ruf, they are similar but binding elements no longer relevant were removed. Signage is regulated thru the St. Matthews ordinance addressing signs and a St. Matthews municipal order specifying sign sizes in The Springs and not this municipal order.

Councilmember Monohan made a motion to accept MO 19-20. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.

MUNICIPAL ORDER 19-21          REAPPOINTMENT OF REV. RAYMOND                 J. SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                BROWN to the ETHICS COMMITTEE

Mayor Tonini and Mr. Singler explained Rev. Brown has been a member for several years and members are appointed and then reappointment in staggered terms. This is a normal rotation of appointment for Rev. Brown. Councilmember Nay made a motion to approve MO 19-21. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowling.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.

DISTRIBUTION OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS                                          SUSAN CLARK, CITY CLERK

City Clerk Susan Clark directed the councilmembers to complete the annual financial disclosure statements included in their packets. The forms will need to be returned by the years end.

EXPENDITURES

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $222,196.95. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn and Olson. No Votes: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· Councilmember Bowling reported that a shoplifting blitz resulted in 13 arrests, 7 citations and $1,900 of merchandise returned. The Police Department also received a AAA Gold Community Traffic Safety award for bicycle safety.
· Councilmember Nay mentioned the city will have space in the St. Matthews Magazine every other month in 2020 starting in January.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Mr. Singler had no additional comments at that time.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini gave the following report:

· Senior Care Experts will host an Open House on Thursday, December 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
· Josh Suiter, Membership Director for the Chamber St. Matthews submitted a written report in his absence due to illness. The    Chamber will host their annual dinner meeting on Thursday, January 16th at The Olmstead.
· There will be no 2nd meeting of the month for the council due to it falling on Christmas Eve.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Nay made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Bowling and Olson.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

DECEMBER 10, 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 – Document Destruction $207.00
Alex’s TG Alterations   Police – Alterations $518.00
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $745.40
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Repair $4,834.75
Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing   Comm. Center/Old City Hall – Repairs $751.19
Delta Dental   All – Dental Insurance $4,957.89
Gall’s   Police – Uniform Parts $800.96
Goodyear   Police – Vehicle Repair $912.67
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Short/Long/Life Insurance $8,419.26
Hall Contracting (MAPS)   Works – Cold Patch for Pot Hole Repair $153.30
HDR Engineering   Works – Primrose Improvements $12,021.68
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $466.62
KEMI   All – Workers Comp Insurance $14,791.64
Leonard Brush and Chemical   Works/Comm. Center – Supplies $546.79
Less Lethal, LLC   Police – Pepper Gun Supplies $6,503.35
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Electric/Street Lights $30,620.28
Louisville Water   Works – Water $70.58
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $891.94
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Rental $136.00
Medley’s Auto   Works – Brakes & Calipers $2,235.35
Midwest Sprinkler Corp.   Comm. Center – Repair $319.50
Mirazon   City Hall – Computer Contract $4,718.43
NAPA Auto Parts   Works – Supplies and Materials $1,462.61
NeoPost USA   Admin. – Postage Machine Maintenance $251.85
Neutz Upholstrey (Forfeiture)   Police – SRT Van Work $800.00
Norse Tactical (Forfeiture)   Police – Training for 44 Officers $5,940.00
Northern Safety & Industrial   Works – Gloves $222.56
Plehn’s Bakery   Admin. – Catering $2,201.68
RCS Communications   Police – Radio’s and Radio Repairs $825.35
Rumpke   Brown/Warwick Parks – Garbage/Portalets $93,025.16
S & J Lighting   Works – Bulbs $167.88
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Signs $98.91
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fee $7,097.50
Sparkle Brite   All – Vehicle Wash $168.00
Spectrum   Works – Police – Monitoring $194.98
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $75.00
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $203.04
Upland Supply Company   Works – Tarps for Leaf Trucks $42.90
Voiance   Police – Interpretive Need $3.54
Wex Bank   All – Fuel for Vehicles $12,977.19
Wilson Equipment Company   Works – Backhoe Repair $816.22
Library City Hall      
Reimbursements and Payments      
Mayer, Norm II   Police – Reimbursement for SPI Test $40.00
Sanders, John   Police – Reimbursement for Rifle Stand $75.00
TOTAL     $222,196.95