SPECIAL VIRTUAL Council Meeting Minutes
June 9, 2020

A special meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, June 9, 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
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                                 Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn                                                Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland                                               Councilmember Tony Weiter

John Singler – St. Matthews City Attorney
Barry Wilkerson – Chief, St. Matthews Police Department
Susan Clark – St. Matthews City Clerk/Treasurer
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Jim Birch – St. Matthews Engineer
Kenan Stratman – St. Matthews Public Works Director
Sean Arms – St. Matthews IT Director

Nick Pregliasco – Attorney for Baptist Health
Elizabeth Cleary – Chamber of St. Matthews
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews
Will Warner


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 May 26, 2020 special meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.


No one had any comments to add due to special meeting status.



No discussion took place due to the topic being tabled.

ORDINANCE 19-10                                      GOLF CART ALLOWANCE – Tabled

No discussion took place on this subject matter.


MUNICIPAL ORDER 20-05                            RDDDP – 4000 KRESGE WAY            JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY

Mr. Singler summarized MO 20-05 requesting to modify a conditional use permit originating from 1966 and still currently in place. Baptist Health, formally known as Baptist East Hospital at 4000 Kresge Way, submitted a request to create a 6,950 addition to the existing emergency room to be used for observation rooms and to enlarge the waiting room. Additionally, Baptist Health is requesting approval to expand by 4,000 square feet a 2nd floor waiting room by enclosing a roof garden. No objections were raised by Louisville Metro’s Board of Zoning Adjustment. Members of the City of St. Matthews council have the authority to grant final approval or denial. Councilmember Mary Jo Nay inquired if additional signage would be needed. Nick Pregliasco, attorney for Baptist Health said no additional exterior signage would be needed. Councilmember Nay inquired about the subtraction of parking spaces in order to expand the emergency room. Councilmember Monohan mentioned that the current area affected by the expansion are bays for ambulances and not regular car parking spaces. Kenan Stratman, St. Matthews Public Works Director inquired about drainage issues potentially caused by enclosing an outdoor garden. MSD has already reviewed the plans and raised no objections. Councilmember Flynn made a motion to accept MO 20-05. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Monohan.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried.

ORDINANCE 20-04                                      BUDGET FOR 2020-201                   BERNIE BOWLING, COUNCILMEMBER
                                                                  FISCAL YEAR – 1st Reading

Councilmember Bowling, chair of the Budget Committee, reviewed the budget formulated for the next fiscal year. Because of Covid-19, revenue is likely to be substantially reduced. Adjustments either up or down can be made to the budget once quarterly tax receipts for the fiscal year 2020-2021 are due and received. At this time, only $3,700 would be secured from funds in a reserve account. Councilmember Bowling then made a motion to accept this as 1st reading of Ordinance 20-04. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Weiter and Nay.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried for acceptance 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 $331,246.96. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Holland.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (8-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Weiter, Holland, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes: None.

· Councilmember Nay mentioned the city will have an article in the July edition of the St. Matthews magazine.
· Councilmember Flynn stated the property Insurance quote for the next fiscal year has increased due to the library addition and improvements to City Hall.


Mr. Singler had no additional comments.


Mayor Tonini discussed the following items:
· Members of the police department are keeping a watchful eye on houses that appear to be vacant.
· Councilmember Weiter inquired about need of the legislative body members to use e-mail addresses associated with the City of St. Matthews. IT Director Sean Arms stated that it is included in the policy of best practices for all elected city officials nationwide.
· Mayor Tonini reported that protestors marching in St. Matthews have been peaceful. No significant destruction was reported or found unlike other parts of Louisville Metro. Some groups even cleaned up after themselves when there were larger numbers of people. Mayor Tonini commended the Police command staff for being so proactive and accessible.
· Mayor Tonini asked Chamber representatives to give an update on the Chamber. Josh Suiter relayed the Chamber of St. Matthews is now the 2nd largest Chamber in the region second only to GLI. Discussion on the implementation of annual 2020 city events put on by the Chamber are taking place. More information will be forthcoming.
· Specifics for the operation of youth sports are being addressed with the St. Matthews Little League. The game schedules have not been set at this time.


Councilmember Nay made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowling.

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

JUNE 9, 2020      
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
A+ Paper Shredding   Admin./Police – Document Destruction $55.00 
All-State Ford   Works – Vehicle Repair $153.26 
Anthem BCBS KY Group   All – Health Insurance $72,829.25 
AT&T   City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones $981.71 
Bob Hook Chevrolet   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $669.84 
Brightside   Works – 2020 Sponsorship $2,500.00 
CDW-G Government (Forfeiture Funds)   Police – Laptops $22,193.82 
CDW-G Government      Admin. – Annual Software Maintenance $3,917.92 
Coca Cola Bottling   Admin. – Cokes for Vending Machine $268.00 
Delta Dental   All – Dental Insurance $4,988.97 
Goodyear   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $2,770.29 
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Short/Long/Life Insurance $8,514.48 
Home Depot   Works – Supplies and Materials $296.27 
KEMI   All – Worker’s Compesenation Invoice $44,215.48 
Kirk & Blum   Works – Leaf Box Truck Repair $2,108.58 
Leonard Brush & Chemical   Works – Supplies $253.00 
Lexis Nexis   Police – Investigative Tool $138.50 
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Electric/Street Lights $30,792.30 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $517.02 
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $1,133.37 
Lynn Imaging   Works – Bid Specs $26.97 
Marlin Business Bank   Admin. – Copy Machine Charge $136.00 
Miller Company   Admin/Police – Copy Machine Charge $240.84 
Oxmoor Ford   Works – Vehicle Repair $2,330.41 
PNC   All – Credit Card Charges $4,724.18 
Quadient   Admin. – Postage Machine Maintenance $251.85 
Rumpke   Works – Garbage & Portalets $92,245.55 
Security Systems   Police/Works – Monitoring $74.00 
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney Fees $5,195.00 
Stephens & Lason   Admin. – CPA Review $1,092.50 
Trans Union   Police – Investigative Tool $259.80 
TruGreen   Brown Park – Lawn Enhancement $171.15 
US Postal Service   Admin. – PO Box Annual Rental Fee $254.00 
Welders Supply   Works – Compressed Air $34.72 
Wex Bank   All – Fuel for Vehicles $8,519.97 
Willis Klein   Works – Materials $177.12 
Library City Hall    
River City Glass & Mirror, Inc.   Glass Top for Conference Room Table $490.92 
KV Flooring   Release of Floor Retainer $15,724.92 
TOTAL   $331,246.96