SPECIAL VIRTUAL Council Meeting Minutes
July 14, 2020

A special meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. 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 – absent
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                                 Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn                                                Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland – absent                                  Councilmember Tony Weiter

John Singler – St. Matthews City Attorney
Susan Clark – St. Matthews City Clerk/Treasurer
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Public Works Director
Sean Arms – St. Matthews IT Director

Gary Major – Resident
Patrick Chapman – Resident
Elizabeth Cleary – Chamber of St. Matthews
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews
Jeff Schaftlein – St. Matthews Little League President
Chris Gadansky – St. Matthews Little League Executive Director
Officer George Jetter – St. Matthews Police


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 June 23, 2020 special council meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

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

A motion was made by Councilmember Nay to approve the minutes from the June 23, 2020 annual Municipal Aide Program (MAPS) public hearing. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) 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.

ORDINANCE 20-05                          REVISION OF SOLICITATION                   RICHARD TONINI, MAYOR
                                                      ORDINANCE – 2nd Reading (then Tabled)

Mayor Tonini asked that Ordinance 20-05 to be tabled in order to review additional materials. Councilmember Bowling made a motion to table Ordinance 20-05. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

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


GRANT APPLICATION CONSIDERATION FOR                                                 RICHARD TONINI, MAYOR

Mayor Tonini started the discussion by informing councilmembers a grant application request had been received from the Jeff Schaftlein, President of the St. Matthews Little League. In a previous conversation with Mr. Schaftlein and other Little League representatives, it was learned that due to Covid-19, some players were no longer available to participate in this year’s games. Many area leagues canceled their league season altogether. St. Matthews Little League determined their league would play making necessary adjustments and following CDC guidelines as well as those of the Governor Beshear’s. However, after refunds and loss of sponsorships, the revenues and expenditures do not currently balance. The league is requesting a one-time grant of $35,000 in order to balance their budget. Much discussion took place regarding this request. Ultimately, Councilmember Nay made a motion to defer a vote on this request until which time the City of St. Matthews could make a more reasonable determination of revenue for the city. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Weiter and Olson.

Upon Voice Vote: (5-1) the motion carried to defer the vote on the request for funds.

ORDINANCE 20-06                          GOLF CART REGULATIONS                    JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
                                                      2nd Reading (then Tabled)

During the 1st reading of Ordinance 20-06, questions arose about the inspection process of golf carts. The inspection process is set by state statute. St. Matthews will need to develop a permitting process and the distribute a sticker or flag for each person who is approved. Councilmember Nay asked that additional streets to be added to the restricted access list due to roads being heavily traveled. The streets suggested are Washburn Avenue, Rudy Lane, Massie Avenue and Willis Avenue. Councilmember Nay then asked for a traffic count on these streets for safety considerations. Discussion followed regarding option #5 which mandates a hearing by the council members for all infractions to the rules. It was determined that would not be included in the ordinance. Councilmember Nay then made a motion to defer the vote on Ordinance 20-06 until the July 28, 2020 council meeting for there to be sufficient time to complete a traffic study. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion passed for the deferment of the vote.


Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $196,883.76. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson.

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

· Councilmember Nay is working on the next newsletter. She also suggested a Reach Alert be sent regarding the altered schedule for the annual St. Matthews Street Festival.
· Councilmember Flynn mentioned the medical insurance will renew in October. More information will be forthcoming concerning the renewal.


Mr. Singler relayed a lawsuit has been filed regarding an incident during a protest. St. Matthews insurance carrier has appointed defense counsel. No additional comments were made.


Mayor Tonini discussed the following items:

· Josh Suiter said the annual street festival will be held virtually this year. Plans are being made for Halloween in Brown Park. Alterations from past years are to be expected. Additionally, 24 new members were added to the membership of Chamber of St. Matthews in June of 2020. This Chamber is ranked #9 in the United States for membership growth.
· Mayor Tonini relayed the police department has been aiding Louisville Metro in protests.
· Several employees have been tested for Covid-19.
· Officer Jetter requested the City consider offering a wellness program called Naturally Slim to city employees. Mayor Tonini believes the idea has merit. The program is built around behavior modification. Councilmember Nay inquired about assistance through Anthem. Councilmember Flynn said he would investigate and confirm if the current health insurance plan offered a program at no additional cost. No decision was made at that time regarding Naturally Slim.


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

Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

JULY 14, 2020      
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
A+ Paper Shredding   Police – Document Destruction $69.00 
Aamco   Works – Vehicle Repair $403.01 
Anderson’s Sales & Service   Works – Supplies and Repairs $662.02 
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $1,725.19 
Central Office Supplies   Admin. – Annual Maintenance Contract $1,006.56 
Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing   Comm. Center Park – Restroom Repair $847.28 
Coca Cola   Admin. – Drink Machine $236.50 
Cross Chrsyler Jeep   Police – Vehicle Repair $727.63 
Dean Dorton   Admin. – Partial Payment for Audit Fee $2,000.00 
Delta Dental   All – Dental Insurance $4,989.74 
Earth First   Works – Top Soil $890.00 
Galls   Police – Uniform Parts/Equipment $100.99 
Goodyear   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $2,523.90 
Grainger   Works  – Supplies $70.07 
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Short/Long/Life Insurance $8,510.17 
HDR Engineering   Works – Engineering Work $5,270.06 
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $901.77 
Huber Tire   Works – Flat Repair $48.00 
Internal Revenue Service   Admin. – Annual PCORI Fee $122.50 
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Electric/Street Lights $31,502.33 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $249.80 
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $108.45 
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Charge $136.00 
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge $259.51 
Napa Auto Parts   Works – Supplies and Materials $571.04 
Natural Products   Works – Fill Dirt $158.00 
Plumbers Supply   Works – Supplies $26.23 
PNC   All – Credit Card Charges $3,134.91 
Premier Fleet Graphics   Police – Graphics Repair $136.00 
RCS Communications   Police – Radio Connectivity $291.00 
ROCIC   Police – Annual Dues $300.00 
Rod’s Automotive Repair   Works – A/C Maintenance $100.00 
Rumpke   Works – Garbage $92,235.01 
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Street Signs $12,060.55 
Security Systems   Works – Monitoring $74.00 
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fees $4,103.00 
Sparkle Brite III   Police – Vehicle Washes $173.00 
Spectrum   Works/Police – Monitoring $194.98 
St. Matthews Exterminating   Comm. Center – Pest Control $88.00 
Staples   Admin. – Office Supplies $269.24 
Stephens & Lawson   Admin. – CPA Professional Fees $920.00 
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $656.42 
Treez   City Hall – Tree Removal $2,300.00 
United Laboratories   Works – Urinal Renovator $1,260.26 
Wallitsch Nursery   Works – Flowers $149.92 
Welder’s Supply   Works – Compressed Air $33.60 
Wex Bank   All – Fuel for Vehicles $12,447.86 
Wilson Equipment   Works – Equipment Repair $1,538.98 
Reimbursements and Payments    
Hageman, Rick   Police – CID Clothing Allowance $72.04 
Richardson, Mark   Police – CID Clothing Allowance $229.24 
TOTAL   $196,883.76