CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS 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
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 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.
DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE – Tabled
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
ST. MATTHEWS LITTLE LEAGUE
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.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
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.
Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor
|JULY 14, 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|
|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|