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:

MAYOR
Richard J. Tonini

CITY COUNCIL
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

OTHER OFFICIALS
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

OTHER ATTENDEES
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.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

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.

OLD BUSINESS

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

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business to discuss.

EXPENDITURES

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS
· 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’S REPORT

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.

ADJOURNMENT

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.

Respectfully submitted,

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
       
TOTAL     $328,533.39