CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
July 23, 2019
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Rick Tonini. The meeting was held at St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue. The following people were present:
Richard J. Tonini
Councilmember Bernie Bowling Councilmember Stuart Monohan – absent
Councilmember Cathi Clark – absent Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland Councilmember Tony Weiter
Susan Clark – City Clerk
Barry Wilkerson – Chief of St. Matthews Police Department
Carrie Ritsert – St. Matthews Attorney
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Director of Public Works
Gary Major – Resident Julie Hedinger – Resident
Pam Platt – Resident Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished following the roll call vote.
SUSPENSION OF REGULAR MEETING
Councilmember Mary Jo Nay made a motion to suspend the regular meeting at 7:01 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried
MUNICIPAL (ROAD) AIDE PROGRAMS (MAPS) PUBLIC HEARING
Councilmember Weiter made a motion to convene to the annual Municipal Aid Program (MAPS) Public Hearing at 7:01 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Nay and Holland.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
Mayor Richard Tonini reviewed the 2019-2020 MAPS budget which included expenditures for improvements to the culvert at Massie Avenue, street widening and drainage improvements on Primrose, and draining on Winchester Road and St. Germaine. The total amount budgeted for the fiscal year is $1,205,000.
Public comments were offered. Discussion took place regarding allowable expenses for MAPS money. There being no further questions, Councilmember Weiter made a motion to accept this as the MAPS budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year and adjourn the Public Hearing. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Nay and Olson.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the MAPS Public Hearing adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
Councilmember Nay made a motion to reconvene to regular session. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried and the regular meeting reconvened at 7:06 p.m.
Josh Suiter relayed all vendor booths for the August 3rd St. Matthews Street Festival have been rented. Bands are listed on the Chamber’s website. A 5K Run/Walk will be held early the same day.
Julie Hedinger, resident of Winchester Road, inquired about speed control. Mayor Tonini relayed digital, solar radar panels have been ordered and will be installed when they arrive. They have been effective in communicating to drivers they are going over the speed limit.
ORDINANCE 19-06 MAINTENANCE STANDARDS and NUISANCE ORDINACE – Tabled
ORDINANCE 19-08 AMENDED 2018-2019 FY BUDGET – Tabled
ORDINANCE 19-09 SPRINGWOOD LANE STREET CLOSURE – Tabled
There was no new business to discuss.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total amount of $328,533.39. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Holland, Weiter, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes: None
· Councilmember Bowling reported the mother of Sgt. Parsons passed away. No service is planned per her request. The St. Matthews Police Department was highlighted in the Kentucky Law Enforcement magazine. National Night Out, a nation-wide event held by police agencies all over America, will be held August 6, 2019. The local event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center Park, 310 Ten Pin Lane. The MRAP will be available to inspect as well as the Rhino. There will be a DJ, vendors, free snow cones and a remote controlled STM police SUV will be given away to a child.
· Councilmember Nay inquired about methods to control speeding in St. Matthews. Chief Wilkerson relayed officers are writing tickets and it is being taken seriously. He further added the (former) SRO officer at Waggener High School will continue to be of service by being the Police Liaison to the community.
· Councilmember Flynn relayed health insurance proposals are being gathered and a decision should be made by September 1st who will provide coverage to city employees.
· Councilmember Olson mentioned a meeting will be held Thursday, July 25th to determine furniture and flooring for City Hall.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Attorney Ritsert had no additional report at that time.
Mayor Tonini said the audio system at the Community Center needs upgrading. Efforts are being made now to accomplish that need. Additionally, prices are being compiled for 2 screens, 6 speakers and 1 microphone for the Council Meeting Room. Additionally, a monitor will be placed in the hallway as a directional tool for the building.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard J. Tonini, Mayor
|JULY 23, 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:|
|A & K Auto Detailing Plus||Police – Wiper Blade Repair||$35.00|
|A+ Paper Shredding||Admin. – Document Destruction||$55.00|
|Aamco||Works – Repairs||$1,151.89|
|Action Technologies Group||Brown Park – Router for Security Camera||$447.00|
|Alex TG’s Alterations||Police – Uniform Alterations||$170.00|
|AT&T||City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones||$1,204.67|
|Auto Plus||Works – Supplies and Materials||$152.30|
|Baptist Health Occupational Medicine||All – Random Drug Screenings||$168.00|
|BMS, LLC||All – Health Insurance Administration||$513.75|
|Carman Landscape Architects||Brown Park – Design Work||$5,780.00|
|Covert Track Group||Police – Investigative Tool||$600.00|
|Cross Chyrsler Jeep||Police – Vehicle Repair||$310.76|
|Designs by Paula Osborne||Police – Contract Work||$400.00|
|Ferguson Waterworks||Works – Supplies||$415.93|
|Galls||Police – Uniform/Parts||$3,869.18|
|Geoghegan Roofing||Works – Roof Repair on Thierman Lane||$663.80|
|Golden West Industrial Supply||Forfeiture Funds/Police – Flares||$299.99|
|Jeff Wyler Nissan||Police – Vehicle Repair||$259.90|
|Jeffeson County League of Cities||Admin. – Annual Dues||$1,500.00|
|Kentucky League of Cities Ins. Services||Admin. – P/C Annual Fee||$175,888.68|
|Leads on Line||Police – Investigative Tool||$2,848.00|
|Lewis Seed Company||Works – Fertilizer||$19.00|
|LG&E||Works – Electric for City Hall||$2,618.25|
|Louisville Water||Works – Water||$3,399.45|
|Medly’s Auto & Truck Alignment||Police – Vehicle Repair||$1,179.54|
|Miller Company||Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge||$265.94|
|Mirazon||Admin. – Fee||$15,684.00|
|Nugent Sand Company||Works – Dense Graded Aggregate||$383.49|
|PB Electronics||Police – Smart Trailer Repair||$1,326.44|
|Pep Boys||Works – Supplies and Materials||$32.82|
|RCS Communications||Police – Radio’s and Radio Repairs||$67.00|
|Reach Alert||Admin. – Annual Fee||$4,500.00|
|ROCIC||Police – Dues||$300.00|
|Rumpke||Works – Garbage Contract||$93,343.02|
|Saf-Ti-Co||Works – Street Signs||$251.70|
|Security Pro’s||Brown Park – Security Camera Work||$2,106.11|
|Security Systems||Police/Works – Monitoring||$74.00|
|Site One||Works – Herbicide||$108.59|
|Sparkle Brite III||Police – Vehice Wash||$224.00|
|Spectrum||Admin/Police – Service and Monitoring||$147.51|
|Spectrum||Works/Police – Monitoring||$179.98|
|St. Matthews Exterminating||Comm. Center – Pest Control||$85.00|
|Tony’s Wrecker Service||Police – Towing||$100.00|
|Total Office Products||Police – Office Supplies||$278.44|
|Trans Union||Police – Investigative Tool||$382.50|
|US Dept of Treasurry||Admin. – Annual PCORI Dues||$129.85|
|Valvoline||All – Vehicle Maintenance||$519.26|
|Verizon||All – Cell Phones and MDT’s||$2,787.95|
|Watch Guard||Police – Repair||$110.00|
|Welder’s Supply||Works – Compressed Air||$32.40|
|Willis Klein||Police – Supplies||$37.25|
|Reimbursements and Payments|
|Bratcher, Josh||Police – CID Clothing Allowance||$386.05|
|Jost, Beth||Admin. – Newsletter||$700.00|
|Richardson, Mark||Police – Training Material||$40.00|