CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
January 8, 2019
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Richard Tonini. The meeting was held at St. Matthews Community Center, 310 Ten Pin Lane. The following people were present:
Richard J. Tonini
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
Susan Clark – City Clerk
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Chief Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Police Department
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Public Works Director
Gary Major – Resident Terri Steinrock – Resident
Carolyn Clark – Resident Leo Hauber – Resident
Kelly Brothers – St. Matthews/Eline Library Manager Jason Tasman – Resident
Don McCauley – Resident Josh Suiter – Chamber of STM
Taylor Jackson and son – Residents Mike Small
Clark Fenimore – Resident Various Unidentified People
Sue Finley – Resident
MOMENT OF SILENCE HONORING DETECTIVE JEREMY MEYER AND DETECTIVE MENGEDOHT
Mayor Tonini asked for a moment of silence to honor the passing of St. Matthews Detective Jeremy Meyer from cancer and Louisville Metro Detective Dede Mengedoht from an accident.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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 11, 2018 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
Sue Finley of Kennison Avenue read a prepared statement regarding the potential development of 12 condominium units on Massie Avenue. Her property is adjacent to part of the proposed development and most of her concerns center around potential drainage problems. A petition of 20 signatures have been collected from neighbors indicating their concerns about drainage. The issue is in part centers around a 18-inch pipe and the stress of carrying water away from the property with the addition of 12 more residential units. Mayor Tonini explained St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer Jack Ruf has not received any materials from discussions or actions taken by the Louisville Metro Planning Commission. St. Matthews Public Works Director Kenan Stratman relayed he has met with representatives of MSD at the location regarding this project. In engineering theory from information gleaned from MSD representatives, drainage could improve due to advancements included in the project. In decades past MSD has not been as diligent about drainage impact from developments but that changed several years ago. Again, representatives of the City of St. Matthews have not received official transcripts from meetings held by Louisville Metro. Attorney John Singler said that any technical issues related to this project should only be discussed in public meetings. Don McCauley, resident of Trinity Hills Subdivision, is concerned that the viability of the 18-inch pipe and the impact of properties downstream. Kenan Stratman said it is possible the development will create improvements downstream. Resident Terri Steinrock of Kennison Avenue also expressed concern about drainage and traffic from the development. Mr. Stratman explained that an underground water tank will be installed that will hold water and release at a measured rate. Leo Hauber said that common sense should be part of the equation when reviewing the plans which in his opinion the Trinity Hills neighborhood problem should be addressed before condos are considered. Jason Tasman, property owner on Kennison Court stated his yard is swampy at times and is concerned about how surface water will be displaced. Councilmember Holland expressed appreciation to the residents for bringing their concerns to the councilmembers at this time. People who live in the area bring valuable information to the table when discussions officially commence. Taylor Jackson, resident of Trinity Hills subdivision, informed the residents concerned about the protentional development of condos on Massie Avenue the city council members and Kenan Stratman have been responsive to concerns of Trinity Hills residents and receptive to making improvements.
DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE
Mayor Tonini relayed HDR Engineering has completed their study and the next step is for committee members to meet and discuss. Don McCauley, Trinity Hills neighborhood representative, said he had read the suggestions and found the study to be comprehensive and calls for action. He is available any day the council members are available.
ORDINANCE 19-01 LOCATION OF ST. MATTHEWS JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
CITY COUNCIL MEETING CHANGE
TO ST. MATTHEWS CITY HALL – 1st reading
Mr. Singler summarized Ordinance 19-01 indicating the council meetings will be moved back to City Hall upon completion of the renovations of City Hall. The change requires an ordinance which is turns requires 2 readings. The 2nd reading will likely be held when a firm date has been identified, mostly likely in February of 2019. Councilmember Weiter made a motion to introduce and accept as 1st reading Ordinance 19-01. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Holland and Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
MUNICIPAL ORDER 19-01 APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
PRO-TEM BERNARD BOWLING, JR.
Mr. Singler explained that by officially naming Councilmember Bernie Bowling, Jr as Mayor Pro-Tem, the temporary appointment at specific council meetings when Mayor Tonini is out of town will no longer be necessary. Councilmember Nay made a motion to accept MO 19-01. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Holland.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) 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 $ 455,148.35. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Weiter, Bowling, Nay, Flynn and Olson. No Votes: None
* Councilmember Holland informed those present the house at 169 St. Matthews Avenue has been rented.
* Councilmember Nay said the newsletter is being written and should be in homes by early February. The website is being updated with 2019 information.
* Councilmember Bowling relayed interviews for both full-time and part-time officer positions will begin in about 2 weeks. There are currently 3 positions open. The police have been practicing on an active shooter simulator provided by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). St. Matthews Police will be training other suburban police departments as well.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Mr. Singler had no formal report.
Mayor Tonini asked Kenan Stratman to give an update on improvements to Brown Park. Mr. Stratman said the contract has been awarded to E-Z Construction and must be completed by mid-June. Mayor Tonini mentioned the park will not close to walkers but the pavilion and playground will be unavailable during construction. Improvements include expansion of the playground area, a new pavilion, and a permanent bathroom structure.
Mr. Stratman went on to say the baseball stadium should be completed by March. A prefab press box will be installed soon.
Chief Wilkerson said the community is pulling together and several fundraisers will be held in the coming months to support the family of St. Matthews Police Detective Jeremy Meyer. His recent passing left a widow and one child. Information will be forthcoming and will be posted on the St. Matthews website.
Mayor Tonini relayed the East Entrance of City Hall is now open. The West Entrance is currently undergoing renovations.
Councilmember Weiter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay. Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.
Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor
|JANUARY 8, 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:|
|301 Interactive Marketing||Admin. – Website Hosting||$360.00|
|A+ Paper Shredding||Police – Document Destruction||$49.00|
|AAMCO||Works – Vehicle Repair||$804.68|
|APCO||Police – Annual Dues for L. Richardson||$92.00|
|AT&T||City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones||$1,693.61|
|Auto Plus||Works – Supplies||$30.38|
|B & K Printing||Admin. – Business Cards||$292.88|
|Baptist Health Occupational Medicine||Works – Routine Testing||$77.00|
|BMS, LLC||All – Health Insurance Addendum||$327.75|
|Bob Hook Chevrolet||Police – Vehicle Repair/Maintenance||$1,942.25|
|Carmen Landscape Architects||Brown Park – Design Work||$11,600.00|
|Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing||Rental House – Plugges Line||$655.00|
|Coca Cola||City Hall – Vending Machine Supplies||$191.00|
|Core & Main||Baseball Stadium – Drain Pipe||$12,421.18|
|Cross Jeep Chrysler||Police – Vehicle Repair||$1,096.31|
|Delta Denta||All – Dental Insurance||$4,620.92|
|Flynn Construction Services||Admin. – Baseball Field||$58,836.52|
|Galls||Police – Uniforms||$283.17|
|Goodyear||Police – Vehicle Repairs||$1,400.95|
|Guardian Insurance Company||All – Life/Long/Short/Term Insurance||$7,743.38|
|HDR||Works – Primose Street Improvements||$1,155.00|
|J R Hoe & Sons||Works – Frame and Grates||$856.00|
|Johnson Controls||Comm. Center – Fire Extinguisher Insp.||$952.80|
|Kentucky League of Cities Trust||Admin. – Quarterly Unemployment Tax||$557.20|
|Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association||Admin. – City Clerk Annual Dues||$45.00|
|KIPDA Clerks Association||Admin. – Annual Dues||$15.00|
|Leonard Brush & Chemical||Works – Supplies||$536.41|
|Lexis Nexis||Police – Investigative Tool||$116.50|
|LG&E||Works – Gas & Electric||$30,114.98|
|Louisville Gas & Electric||Works – Electric for City||$29,952.30|
|Louisville Tractor||Works – Carburetor||$249.11|
|Metropolitan Compounds, Inc.||Works – Stain Compound||$504.95|
|Miller Company||Admin. – Copy Machine Charge||$108.95|
|Mirazon||Admin. – Computer Upgrades||$19,745.93|
|MST Awards||Admin. – (2) Plaques||$189.60|
|Municipal Equipment, Inc.||Works – Repairs on Boom Pump||$828.99|
|Natural Products||Works – Fill Dirt||$75.00|
|PNC Bank||All – Supplies and Materials||$8,601.70|
|Progressive Microtechnology, Inc.||Police – Zebra Resin Ribbon||$99.56|
|RCS Communications||Police – Radio Transmission/Graphics||$5,165.62|
|Redwing Ecological Services||Comm. Park – Stream Restoration||$2,500.00|
|Rogers Group||Baseball Stadium – Stone||$49,905.62|
|Rumpke||Works/Parks – Garbage and Portalets||$94,268.02|
|S & D Coffee||Police – Coffee||$247.11|
|Saf-Ti-Co||Works – Street Sign||$37.98|
|Singler & Ritsert||Admin. – Legal Fees||$3,057.40|
|Sirchie Finger Printing Laboratories||Police – Evidence Materials||$93.18|
|Smith International Truck Center (Forfeiture)||Police – Wiper Assembly||$64.40|
|Sparkle Brite III||Police – Vehicle Wash||$160.00|
|Spectrum||City Hall – Internet and Cable||$153.95|
|St. Matthews Exterminating||Comm. Center – Pest Control||$170.00|
|Staples||Admin. – Office Supplies||$154.97|
|Stationers||Police – Police Pads||$123.29|
|Studio Kremer||Works – Architectural Work for Library||$7,786.80|
|The Courier-Journal||Admin. – Legal Notice Ad||$261.51|
|Tony’s Wrecker Service||Police/Works – Towing||$435.00|
|Total Office Products||Police – Office Supplies||$780.89|
|TruGreen||Brown Park – Treatment||$163.00|
|United Healthcare||All – Health Insurance||$73,915.74|
|Valvoline||All – Oil Changes||$289.22|
|Verizon||Police – MDT Connectivity||$1,560.45|
|Wex Bank||All – Fuel for Vehicles||$14,567.75|
|Sullivan & Cozart||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Foundation Building Materials||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Graybar||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Louisville Lumber||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Plumbers Supply Company||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Valcom Enterprises||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Willis Klein Commerical||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Reimbursements and Payments|
|McCarly, Aaron||Works – Reimbursement||$63.49|