CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
January 28, 2020

The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 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                                             Councilmember Tony Weiter

OTHER OFFICIALS
Carrie Ritsert – St. Matthews City Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – Major, St. Matthews Police Department
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Susan Clark – St. Matthews City Clerk/Treasurer

OTHER ATTENDEES
Gary Major – Resident
Pat Chapman – Resident
Carolyn Clark – Resident
Kate Leitner – Manager of St. Matthews/Eline Branch
Allen Priest and Scouts – Troop Leader/members/parents of Troop #314 St. Matthews United Methodist Church

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 January 14, 2020 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

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

Councilmember Nay made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 18, 2020 caucus meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Mayor Tonini highlighted members of Boy Scout Troop #314 who were present at the meeting. Each is working on their Citizenship in the Community merit badge. The troop members meet at the St. Matthews United Methodist Church.

Kate Leitner, Manager of the St. Matthews/Eline Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library system, outlined several programs that will be held in the coming weeks. One event is Café Louie, where residents can talk to lawmakers at the library on Saturday, February 29th.

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

REVIEW OF 2018-2019 AUDIT                                                                          MAYOR RICHARD TONINI, MAYOR

Mayor Tonini inquired if any of the councilmembers had any questions about the 2018-2019 audit that was presented at the January 14, 2020 meeting. There being no additional questions, Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept the 2018-2019 audit as performed by Stephens and Lawson, CPA’s. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowling.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Clark, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes: None.

ORDINANCE 20-01                               REPEAL OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES            CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY
                                                           2nd Reading

Attorney Carrie Ritsert summarized Ordinance 20-01 indicating that a review of Chapters 130 to 139 was found to be out-of-date and do not necessarily reflect current criminal law guidelines. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept this as 2nd reading of Ordinance 20-01 and to approve for passage. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Clark and Olson.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Clark, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes; None.

ORDINANCE 20-02                             CLOSING OF HYCLIFFE AVE ALLEY           CARRIE RITSERT, ATTORNEY
                                                         2nd Reading

Ordinance 20-02 allows for the vacating and closing of a public right-of-way 15-foot alley extending southeasterly from Hycliffe Avenue and parallel to Browns Lane. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept this as 2nd reading and to approve for passage. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowling.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Clark, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes: None.

EXPENDITURES

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $352,058.95. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn and Olson. No Votes: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· Councilmember Bowling relayed the police department had 6 new vehicles in the police department budget and 2 have been ordered. Two older police vehicles were transferred to an auction house in Elizabethtown. Several officers were highlighted at the recent annual Police Department Awards Banquet for their accomplishments.
· Councilmember Nay mentioned that newsletters should be in homes shortly. Information about recruiting crossing guards was too late to be in this newsletter but it will be placed on the city’s website and included in the government page of the St. Matthews Magazine.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Ms. Ritsert had no additional comments at that time.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini reported that at a recent meeting with Mayor Fisher and other representatives of Louisville Metro, their police department and several suburban cities, it was communicated there is a critical need for crossing guards in Louisville Metro. St. Matthews will place contact information on the city’s website and include information in the newsletter in case it could be help to area residents.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Weiter made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Clark and Olson

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:19 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

JANUARY 28, 2020      
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 $69.00 
Anthem   All – Health Insurance     $72,222.06 
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $1,405.91 
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police/Works – Random Drug Testing $722.00 
Best Stamp Company   Admin – Date Received Stamp $59.90 
BMS, LLC   All – Health Insurance Administration $345.00 
Bob Hook Chevrolet, Inc.   Police – Vehicle Repair $3,072.52 
Central Business Systems   Admin. Ink Cartridge $170.50 
Chapman Heating and Cooling   Rental Property – Replace Fuse $253.57 
Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing   Works – Rental Property Repairs $2,031.19 
Cuniff Electric   Rental Property  – Repair from new roof $1,797.08 
Davis & Stanton Promotions   Police – Uniform Police Bars $457.00 
Dell    Police – Computer Equipment $6,480.22 
Detectachem   Police – Mobile Pouch for Testing $82.80 
Elite K-9   Police – K-9 Box Materials $744.95 
Freedom Dodge   Police – 2 Police Vehicles $57,388.00 
Geoghegan Roofing Company   Rental Property – Roof Replacement $159,172.00 
Huber Tire   Works – Flat Repair $635.94 
Kentucky Derby Festival   Admin. – Program Support $6,500.00 
Kentucky Shakespeare   Admin. – Program Support $1,500.00 
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Electric/Street Lights $1,078.62 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $3,107.15 
MPI Printing   Police – Awards Invites $78.31 
National Association of Chiefs of Police   Police – Dues and Accredidation Expense $3,975.00 
NeoPost Solutions   Admin. – Rate Change Scale for Postage $453.13 
Norse Tactical   Police – Range Time $5,600.00 
Office Depot   Works/Police – Office Supplies $152.98 
Oxmoor Ford   Works – Vehicle Repair $370.12 
S & D Coffee, Inc.   Works – Coffee $93.61 
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Signs $269.50 
Security Systems   Police/Works – Monitoring $74.00 
Spectrum   Works – Internet $165.54 
St. Matthews Exterminating   Comm. Center – Pest Control $85.00 
St. Matthews Fire Protection District   Police – SRT Training with EMT’s $2,160.00 
Staples   Admin. – Office Supplies $474.77 
Stephens & Lawson, CPA’s   Admin. – Audit $13,300.00 
The Courier Journal   Admin. – Legal Notices $413.32 
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $75.00 
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $43.97 
United Laboratories   Comm. Park – Drain Treatment $228.00 
Valvoline   All – Vehicle Maintenance $1,346.74 
Verizon Wireless   All – Cell Phones & MDT Connectivity $2,671.07 
Welders Supply Company   Works – Compressed Air $33.48 
Library City Hall    
Reimbursements and Payments    
Jost, Beth   Admin. – Newsletter Formation $700.00 
TOTAL   $352,058.95