SPECIAL VIRTUAL Council Meeting Minutes
January 12, 2021

A special meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, January 12, 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

John Singler – St. Matthews City Attorney
Susan Clark – St. Matthews City Clerk/Treasurer
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning & Zoning Officer
Sean Arms – St. Matthews IT Director
Chief Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Police Department
Jim Birch – St. Matthews City Engineer
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Public Works Director

Gary Major – Resident
Pat Chapman – Resident
Elizabeth Cleary – Chamber of St. Matthews
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews


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 December 22, 2021 special council meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.


No one had any comments to add due to special meeting status.



No discussion took place due to the topic being tabled.

                                      2nd Reading

City Attorney John Singler summarized Ordinance 21-01 which repeals codified ordinance Section 74.18 and subsequently sets new guidelines for door-to-door sales as well as charitable solicitations in roadways. Enforcement of said ordinance has been enhanced to further protect residents and business owners as well as solicitors with an enhanced penalty phase. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept this as 2nd reading of Ordinance 21-01 as well as for passage. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Councilmember Monohan was not present for during the roll call vote.

                                       2nd Reading

The summary of Ordinance 21-02 repeals codified ordinance Section 74.18 and adopts a new section 74.18(C) including a violation find of not less than $20 and no more than $100 for each infraction. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept as 2nd reading and passage. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Councilmember Monohan was not present during the roll call vote.


PROPOSAL TO REMODEL ST. MATTHEWS                                               RICHARD TONINI, MAYOR

Mayor Tonini began the discussion informing those present that the Community Center is approximately 30 years old and in need of cosmetic updates. Now appears to present the best timing to accomplish this task. Kenan Stratman, St. Matthews Public Works Director reviewed details of the timeline. Renovations are tentatively scheduled to be completed by August of 2021. Councilmember Monohan made a motion to move to approve engineering and architectural expenses associated the remodeling plan. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Nay and Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.


Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $625,534.91. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Bowling, Clark, Flynn, Holland, Monohan, Nay, Olson, and Weiter.


· Councilmember Nay relayed the newsletter should be in homes and businesses in early February.
· Councilmember Flynn inquired about a resident complaint regarding materials in the alley behind Home Depot and associated noise from the business. Discussion followed regarding this ongoing situation. It was agreed St. Matthews City Attorney John Singler would contact the manager of Home Depot to further discuss these issues.


Mr. Singler had no additional comments to report.


Mayor Tonini discussed the following items:

· The fire alarm at City Hall were activated on January 4th due to smoke generated from the hydraulic lift in the elevator. The elevator was installed in 1982 and now needs significant repairs if not replacement. Kenan Stratman is working with Otis Elevator on estimated repair/replacement costs. St. Matthews City Hall will not have a working elevator at least until April.
· Kenan Stratman said contractor for the Trinity Hills Drainage project will mobilize next week.
· A resident of The Springs Subdivision inquired recently if the City of St. Matthews would complete road improvements. The roads in that subdivision are private and the cities are prohibited from paving private roadways.
· Mr. Stratman gave an update on the St. Matthews Community Center Park sign that is to be erected on Ten Pin Lane. Materials have been ordered but due to increased Christmas season traffic in the area, it was not the best timing to close a lane of traffic. A time will be scheduled in the coming weeks for the sign completion pending weather conditions.
· Chamber representative Josh Suiter relayed speakers have been secured for the 2021 Inspire series including STM City Clerk Susan Clark. Additionally, Independence Bank is partnering with the Chamber to host a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Workshop.


Councilmember Nay made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 8:19 p.m. Councilmember Holland was excused from the meeting at 8:01 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

JANUARY 12, 2021      
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
301 Interactive Marketing   Admin. – Annual Fee Website Hosting $450.00 
A+ Paper Shredding, Inc.   Police – Document Destruction $49.00 
Alex TG’s Alterations   Police – Alterations to Uniforms $328.00 
Anderson’s Sale & Service   Works – Supplies and Materials $72.85 
Anthem BCBS   All – Insurance Coverage $95,091.42 
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $2,575.05 
ATCO International   Works – Supplies $825.00 
B & K Printing   Admin/Police – Business Cards $727.73 
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police – Physicals and Vaccinations $1,880.88 
Best Equipment Company, Inc.   Works – Supplies and Materials $796.73 
BMS, Inc.   All – Insurance Addendum $360.00 
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Repairs $1,677.17 
Bobcat Enterprises, Inc.   Works – Supplies $16.60 
CDW – Government   Admin. – Computer Maintenance $2,180.53 
Center for Education & Employment Law   Police – Annual Dues $159.00 
Cintas   Works – Uniform Pieces $770.57 
Cintas   Works – Uniform Pieces $37.11 
Coca Cola Bottling   Admin. – Drinks for Machine $196.00 
Criss Cross Directories   Police – Investigative Tool $528.00 
Cundiff Electric   Brown Park – Christmas Decorations $742.52 
Dean Dorton CPA   Admin. – Final – Audit Work $4,000.00 
Delta Dental of Kentucky Inc.   All – Dental Insurance $5,020.00 
Evident   Police – Evidence Supplies $332.00 
Galls   Police – Uniform Components $2,200.58 
Goodyear Auto Service   Police – Vehicle Repairs $3,175.95 
Hall Contracting (MAPS)   Works – Mill & Resurface Streets $196,782.94 
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $102.36 
International Assoc. of Chief’s of Police   Police – Chief’s Membership $190.00 
International Institute of Municipal Clerks   Admin. – Annual Dues for Susan Clark $200.00 
Interstate All Battery Center   Police – Batteries $36.96 
Jefferson County Clerk   Police – Duplicate Title for Police Car $8.00 
Johnson Controls   Comm Center/City Hall – Repairs $1,338.72 
KEMI   All – Workers Compensation Fee $16,094.26 
KIPDA Clerk’s Association   Admin. – Annual Dues for Susan Clark $15.00 
KY Municipal Clerks Association   Admin. – Annual Dues for Susan Clark $45.00 
Labor Works   Works – Contract Employees $3,517.80 
Leonard Brush & Chemical Co.   Comm. Center – Cleaning Supplies $160.98 
Lexus Nexus   Police  – Investigative Tool $113.50 
LG&E   Works – Electric $35,770.25 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $20.09 
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $157.04 
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Rental $136.00 
MaxCare Carpet Cleaning   Works – Carpet Cleaned in City Hall $770.00 
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge $277.84 
Mobile Forensic Solutions   Police – Investigative Tool $89.00 
NAPA Auto Parts   Works – Supplies and Materials $574.79 
National Association of Chiefs of Police   Police – Annual Dues $60.00 
Naturally Slim   Admin. – Wellness Program $10,400.00 
Office Depot   Admin. – Office Supplies $51.34 
Open Range, Inc.   Police – Range Time $53.90 
Plumbers Supply   Works – Supplies $3.52 
PNC Bank   Works/Admin. – Supplies and Materials $2,017.89 
PNC Bank   All – Supplies and Materials $1,405.93 
Premier Fleet Graphics   Police – Decal Replacement $178.00 
Print Tex USA   Police – Uniform Parts $445.00 
Quaident   Admin. – Postage Machine Maintenance $251.85 
RCS Communications   Police – Forfeiture Funds MDT Repairs $1,191.00 
Rumpke   Works – Garbage Collection $92,312.86 
Security Systems   Works – Monitoring $38.00 
Sherwin Williams   Works – Paint $53.22 
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fees $2,978.00 
Sparkle Brite III   All – Vehicle Washes $133.00 
Sparkle Brite III   Police – Vehicle Wash $168.00 
Spectrum   Works – Monitoring $255.83 
St. Matthews Exterminating Company   Comm. Center – Pest Control $88.00 
Stephens & Lawson, PSC   Admin. – CPA Consultants $3,277.50 
The Courier-Journal   Admin. – Annual Subscription $405.73 
The Courier-Journal   Admin. – Legal Ad $400.47 
Thermal Equipment Sales Inc.   Works – Equipment Repairs $816.55 
Tonini’s Church Supply   Works – 6 Flags $424.80 
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police/Works – Towing $205.00 
Total Office Products & Service   Police – Office Supplies $70.95 
Total Truck Parts   Works – Parts $188.05 
Towne Post Network, Inc.   Admin. – Sept.2020 Ad Space $850.00 
TruGreen   Brown Park – Lawn Maintenance $171.15 
Uland Supply Company   Works – Straps for Leaf Pick-Up Tarps $294.00 
United Laboratories   Works – Supplies $423.74 
Valvoline   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $469.98 
Verizon   All – Cell Phones and MDT’s $3,131.78 
Voiance   Police – Interpretation Services $2.25 
Welders Supply Company   Works – Compressed Air $37.55 
Wex Bank (Thornton’s)   All – Fuel $11,718.05 
Willis Klein   Police – Supplies and Materials $92.12 
Wilson Equipment   Works – Materials $35.56 
Library City Hall    
Sullivan Cozart, Inc.   City Hall – Final Retainage Invoice $34,256.13 
Reimbursements and Payments    
Hilliard, Jason   Police – Uniform Reimbursement $84.99 
ABC License Holders per STM MO 20-17   Admin. – Refund to those who qualify $75,500.00 
TOTAL   $625,534.91