CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
Council Meeting Minutes
May 14, 2019
The regular meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held on Tuesday, May 14, 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 – absent
Councilmember Cathi Clark Councilmember Mary Jo Nay
Councilmember Frank Flynn Councilmember Amy Olson
Councilmember Tim Holland – absent Councilmember Tony Weiter
John Singler – St. Matthews Attorney
Jack Ruf – St. Matthews Planning and Zoning Officer
Gary Major – Resident
Fred White – Resident
Janet & Tom Raderer – Resident
Josh Suiter – Chamber of St. Matthews
Members of Scout Pack # 40
Kim Peach – Resident
Scott Schmitt – Resident
Ronald Brackett – Resident
John Nash – Resident
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Pledge of Allegiance was accomplished followed by the roll call vote of attendance.
A motion was made by Councilmember Nay approve to the minutes from the April 23, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
Mr. Kim Peach and Mr. Scott Schmitt, residents of separate properties on Kentucky Avenue, are concerned about speeding on their street. A petition was turned in requesting speed humps. Mayor Tonini explained the established procedure will be followed. Councilmember Nay requested that the city place the smart trailer, which posts vehicle speeds, be placed on the street to make drivers aware of their speed.
Mr. Ronald Brackett of Kentucky Avenue expressed frustration regarding a drainage ditch that runs along his property. The ditch is now too sharp of a slant for him to mow as he did previously before the ditch was deepened. He also expressed concern that his property is now the lowest point of the area so water pools during rain storms. Mayor Tonini said he was aware of this situation. Because the ditch runs along the city boundaries of St. Matthews and Lyndon, both cities will need to work together to remedy the situation. He relayed Kenan Stratman will continue working on this concern.
Resident John Nash of Browns Lane expressed deep appreciation for the newly opened library funded by the City of St. Matthews. As a voracious reader, he very much embraces a George R. R. Martin quote, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” Access to thousands of books provides education for the community and will be here to serve for generations to come. He went on to express the city service has been excellent in his 11 years in St. Matthews.
Josh Suiter from the Chamber of St. Matthews said their office has moved back to City Hall. The Business Expo will be held at The Olmstead on from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2019. The annual Street Festival will be August 3, 2019. Approximately 15,000 people attended the 2018 event.
Mayor Tonini welcome scouts from Cub Scout #40 from St. Paul United Methodist Church. He spoke about the importance of the environment and the responsibility we must protect the earth. The scouts will be planning a park clean-up in the future at Brown Park.
DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE
Mayor Tonini said there was nothing new to report until which time money can be approved in the 2019-2020 budget.
ORDINANCE 19-06 MAINTENANCE STANDARDS and JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
Mayor Tonini relayed Ordinance 19-06 was tabled and no discussion or action would be taken at the May 14, 2019 council meeting.
MUNICIPAL ORDER 19-12 VEHICLE FOOD TRUCKS JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY
Attorney Singler started the discussion by summarizing Municipal Order 19-12. To provide for the safety of the consumer as well as the business personnel, the roadways listed in MO 19-12 will not allow food trucks. Additionally, food trucks cannot be in residential areas. Councilmember Weiter made a motion to amend MO 19-12 adding the portion of N. Hubbards Lane in the City of St. Matthews. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Flynn.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the proposed Municipal Order 19-12 was amended.
Councilmember Bowling then made a motion to approve MO 19-12 as amended. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Nay, Weiter, and Olson.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $280,558.37. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Olson and Nay.
Upon Roll Call Vote: (6-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Weiter, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes: None
· Councilmember Bowling relayed he is working on the 2019-2020 budget.
· Councilmember Nay said approved ordinances in the current calendar year can be found on the city’s website.
· Councilmember Flynn mentioned the property and casualty insurance renews July 1st of each year. He will call for an insurance committee meeting to review proposals. No date has been set for the meeting.
CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Mr. Singler had no additional report but was available for questions.
Mayor Tonini said it appeared a lot of people were happy to experience the library opening held Thursday, May 9, 2019. Shakespeare in the Park was held Saturday, May 11 and 61 people attended. Susan Clark was given tentative permission to schedule a date for the 2020 season. Mayor Tonini went on to say meeting rooms that will be available to the public at City Hall will need identifiers. Please think about names that are appropriate.
Councilmember Bowling made a motion to suspend the regular meeting and convene into Executive Session to discuss litigation. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Flynn.
Upon Voice Vote (6-0) the motion passed, and the regular meeting was suspended at 7:40 p.m.
It was noted no action was taken during the Executive Session.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION
At 7:58 p.m. Councilmember Nay made a motion to adjourn from Executive Session and reconvene into regular session. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Flynn.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion passed, and Executive Session concluded, and the regular session reconvened at 7: 58 p.m.
Councilmember Weiter made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Clark.
Upon Voice Vote: (6-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.
Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor
|MAY 14, 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:|
|AT&T||City Hall/Comm. Center – Phones||$1,990.74|
|Awards Center||Police – Banquet Plaque||$40.00|
|Baptist Health Occupational Medicine||Works/Police – Routine Testing||$2,203.64|
|Bauman Paper||Parks – Doggie Bags||$1,031.00|
|Bill Collins Ford||Police – Supplies||$464.34|
|Bob Hook Chevrolet||Police – Vehicle Repair||$137.14|
|Central Business Systems||Admin. – Mail Machine Charge||$170.50|
|Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing, inc.||Works – Rental Home Drain||$555.00|
|Clark & Riggs||Admin. – Newsletter Printing||$2,119.00|
|Coca Cola||City Hall – Supplies for Machine||$82.50|
|Cross Jeep||Police – Vehicle Repair||$4,002.69|
|Delta Dental of Kentucky||All – Dental Insurance||$4,928.13|
|Earth First||Works – Mulch||$3,030.00|
|Entemann- Rovin Co.||Police – Badges||$294.25|
|General Rubber & Plastics||Works – Supplies||$88.50|
|Goodyear||Police – Vehice Repairs||$2,357.93|
|Guardian Insurance Company||All – Long/Short/Life Ins.||$8,000.25|
|Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services||Works – Vehicle Ins. For Truck||$126.35|
|Leonard Brush & Chemical||Works – Supplies||$170.12|
|Lewis Seed Company||Works – Fescue||$177.24|
|Louisville Gas & Electric||Works – Electric for City||$28,514.99|
|Louisville Water Company||Works – Water/Brown Park Install||$6,745.47|
|Lowe’s||Works – Supplies and Materials||$779.13|
|Marlin Business Bank||Admin. – Copy Machine Charge||$136.00|
|Miller Company||Admin./Police – Copy Machine Charge||$198.18|
|Mobile Forensic Solutions||Police – Phone Examinations||$276.00|
|Moreno Express||Admin – Newsletter Production||$2,015.00|
|Office Depot||Admin. – Office Supplies||$159.59|
|Old Dominion Brush Company||Works – Supplies||$2,035.00|
|PNC Bank||All – Supplies and Materials||$2,004.02|
|RCS Communications||Police – Outfit Police Vehicle||$1,578.25|
|Riverfarm Nursery||Works – Trees||$9,306.00|
|Rumpke||Parks – Port-a-lets||$94,243.02|
|Security Systems||Works – Monitoring and Repair||$139.00|
|Site One Landscape Supply||Works – Liquid Herbicide||$108.59|
|Southern Tire Service, Inc.||Works – Tires||$189.34|
|Sparkle Brite||Police – Vehicle Wash||$200.00|
|Spectrum||Works/Police – Monitoring||$337.50|
|Staples||Admin. – Office Supplies||$110.84|
|The Courier-Journal||Admin. – Legal Ads||$536.05|
|Tony’s Wrecker Service||Police – Towing||$260.00|
|Total Office Products||Police – Office Supplies||$262.12|
|Trans Union||Police – Investigative Tool||$193.15|
|United Healthcare||All – Health Insurance||$80,822.37|
|Valvoline||All – Vehicle Maintence||$370.32|
|Verizon||All – Cell Phones and MDT’s||$2,652.55|
|Welders Supply||Works – Compressed Air||$32.40|
|Wex Bank||All – Fuel for Vehicles||$14,195.37|
|Willis Klein||Works/Police – Supplies||$156.00|
|Library City Hall|
|Sullivan Cozart, Inc.||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Dri-Design Wall Systems||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|KV Flooring||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Louisville Lumber||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Valcom||Works – Library/City Hall Project|
|Reimbursements and Payments|
|Hackel, John||Police – Reimbursement||$32.80|