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:

Richard J. Tonini

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

John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Chief Barry Wilkerson– St. Matthews Police Department
Susan Clark – City Clerk
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning & Zoning Officer

Gary Major – Resident
David White – Resident
Gabriella Olson – Resident
Pam Platt - Resident
Josh Suiter – Director of Membership, Chamber of St. Matthews


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 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.



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.


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.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

JULY 9, 2019      
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
TOTAL     $252,237.30