CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
July 9, 2019
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Richard 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 Councilmember Cathi Clark Councilmember Mary Jo Nay Councilmember Frank Flynn Councilmember Amy Olson Councilmember Tim Holland Councilmember Tony Weiter - absent OTHER OFFICIALS John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney Chief Barry Wilkerson– St. Matthews Police Department Susan Clark – City Clerk Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning & Zoning Officer OTHER ATTENDEES Gary Major – Resident David White – Resident Gabriella Olson – Resident Pam Platt - Resident Josh Suiter – Director of Membership, Chamber of St. Matthews PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance. MINUTES
A motion was made by Councilmember Nay to approve the minutes from the June 25, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.
Josh Suiter, Membership Director for the Chamber of St. Matthews mentioned the annual Chamber’s Business Expo will be held July 11, 2019 at Trinity High School. The Street Festival will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. A ribbon cutting for new business OsteoStrong will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Pam Platt, resident of Winchester Road, brought up for discussion speeding on Winchester Road. Mayor Tonini explained a solar-powered, radar sign will be ordered and installed once the water company work on Winchester Road is completed. The speed hump policy is located on the city’s website. Councilman Monohan interjected that specific area of Winchester Road is considered an emergency route and may not be eligible for speed humps. Resident Gary Major mentioned speeding on that road has been a problem since he lived there 35 years ago.
TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE – Tabled
ORDINANCE 19-06 MAINTENANCE STANDARDS and NUISANCE ORDINANCE – Tabled
ORDINANCE 19-08 AMENDED 2018-2019 BUDGET – Tabled
ORDINANCE 19-09 SPRINGWOOD LANE JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY STREET CLOSURE – 1st Reading
Mr. Singler summarized Ordinance 19-09 saying this would close 150 feet of right-of-way to the end of the street. Councilmember Bowling inquired if the city needs to designate a right-of-way in order to gain access to the creek for any needed brush removal. Resident David White said that an easement was granted to LG&E. John Singler said that it could be include or other work as an easement for the city. Councilmember Bowling made a motion to accept this introduction and 1st reading for Ordinance 19-09. The motion was 2nd by Councilmember Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried as completion of 1st reading.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $252,237.30. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Olson and Holland.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes: None
· Councilmember Monohan relayed that it appears the upgrades to Brown Park are appreciated by residents and users of the park. He suggested the fall season may be the best time to begin improvements to Draut Park due to fall being a drier season than spring.
· Councilmember Bowling mentioned the St. Matthews Police Department will be providing assistance during the St. Matthews Street Festival scheduled for August 3rd. The Police Department will be participating in the National Night Out on the evening of August 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center.
· Councilmember Nay mentioned the newsletter is at the printer. Information about the Street Festival and the National Night Out program has been included.
· Councilmember Olson revealed furnishings for City Hall and the community meeting rooms have been discussed. Flooring for the 1st floor entry hall will likely be changed. Decisions will be forthcoming.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Mr. Singler declared the Beverage Warehouse litigation was dismissed under summary judgement.
· A request has been received to purchase city property.
· A caucus meeting will need to be held regarding property on Shelbyville Road. Mayor Tonini asked councilmembers to contact him regarding availability on Tuesday’s at 5:00 p.m. or Saturday’s at 10:00 a.m.
· Louisville Metro has not issued payment to the City of St. Matthews for the portion of their financial commitment to the Eline/St. Matthews library.
· Councilmember Nay requested that someone from the city contact 2 Kentucky Avenue residents that recently attended a council meeting regarding speeding.
Councilmember Holland made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Bowling and Nay.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m. Councilmember Flynn departed the meeting at 7:25 p.m.
Susan Clark, City Clerk Richard Tonini, Mayor
|JULY 9, 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:|
|Aamco||Works – Repairs||$1,007.67|
|AT&T||City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones||$856.93|
|B& K Printing||Admin. – Business Cards||$84.00|
|Bob Hook Chevrolet||Police – Vehicle Repair||$619.09|
|Chamber of St. Matthews||Admin. – Quarterly Contribution||$18,500.00|
|Coca Cola||Admin. – Supplies for Machine||$264.75|
|Delta Dental||All – Dental Insurance||$4,956.68|
|EZ Construction||Brown Park – Park Improvements||$99,907.56|
|Ferguson Waterworks||Works – Grab Hooks||$215.40|
|Goodyear||Police – Vehicle Repair||$4,022.32|
|Guardian Ins. Company||All – Short/Long/Life Ins.||$7,725.78|
|Hartlage Fence Company||Works – Megacode Transmitters||$120.00|
|HDS Construction Supply Co.||Works – Supplies and Materials||$91.00|
|Home Depot||Works – Supplies and Materials||$359.54|
|Johnson Controls||Comm. Center – Repair||$1,023.45|
|Lexus Nexus||Police – Investigative Tool||$116.00|
|Louisville Metro EMS||Police – Certification Card||$13.00|
|Lowe’s||Works – Supplies and Materials||$331.83|
|Marlin Business Bank||Admin. – Copy Machine Rental||$136.00|
|Napa Autoparts||Works – Supplies and Materials||$1,008.20|
|Natural Products||Works – Fill Dirt||$174.00|
|Office Depot||Comm Center – Lecturns (2)||$379.98|
|Pep Boys||Works – Supplies and Materials||$32.82|
|PNC||All – Supplies and Materials||$1,943.25|
|Security Pro’s||Works – Monitoring||$1,004.22|
|Senior Care Experts||Admin. – Quarterly Contribution||$9,000.00|
|Shively Animan Clinic||Police – Police Dog Expense||$359.00|
|Singler & Ritsert||Admin. – City Attorney Fees||$1,976.50|
|St. Matthews Area Ministries||Admin. – Quarterly Contribution||$4,375.00|
|United Healthcare||All – Health Insurance||$77,112.99|
|Wex Bank||All – Fuel for Vehicles||$14,520.34|