CITY OF ST. MATTHEWS
SPECIAL VIRTUAL Council Meeting Minutes
May 26, 2020

A special meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. 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 – absent                           Councilmember Tony Weiter

OTHER OFFICIALS
Carrie Ritsert – 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

OTHER ATTENDEES
No other known attendees

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 May 12, 2020 special meeting. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Weiter.

Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

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

PENDING BUSINESS

DISCUSSION ON TRINITY HILLS SUBDIVISION DRAINAGE ISSUE – Tabled

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.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business on the agenda to discuss.

EXPENDITURES

Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $44,652.25. The motion was seconded by Councilmembers Weiter and Clark.

Upon Roll Call Vote: (7-0) the motion carried. Yes Votes: Councilmembers Clark, Weiter, Monohan, Bowling, Nay, Flynn, and Olson. No Votes: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

· Councilmember Monohan will schedule a Parks Committee meeting soon.
· Councilmember Bowling is formulating a preliminary budget for the 2020-2021 budget year which will be presented at the next council meeting for 1st reading.

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Ms. Ritsert had no additional comments.

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor Tonini discussed the following items:
· An e-mail was received regarding the purchase of no-contact thermometers. Councilmember Flynn relayed the St. Matthews Fire Department found no-contact thermometers to be less reliable.
· Discussion followed regarding the regulation of outdoor seating at restaurants and serving of alcohol. St. Matthews Alcohol Beverage Control Officer Jack Ruf stated that enforcement of zoning regulations are being deferred at this time in order to help businesses flourish.
· Mayor Tonini mentioned the replacement of the flooring in the 1st floor of City Hall is to commence sometime the week of June 8th. City Hall will open to the public after the flooring has been completed because the work is in a high traffic walking area.
· Work continues on the updates to the Council Chambers including wood finishing and technology implementation.
· Per the governor’s directive, practice for youth sports are allowed to begin on June 15th. Games are allowed to begin 2 weeks later. The directive says one more than 1 parent per youth sport participant both at practice and at games. Additionally, there can be no hand shaking and no congregating in dug outs.
· Restrooms at the parks will open on June 1st per the governor’s directive. Restrooms will continue to be cleaned daily. Signs will be posted reminding people to wash their hands and that people act responsibility in-between the cleanings.
· The Community Center is closed indefinitely. When it reopens, enough time for deep cleaning between all events will have to be scheduled when the governor allows groups of 50 or more. Discussion took place about fogging the center between events. Councilmember Monohan interjected that fogging must be completed by certified specialists and it is not a simple process nor one that is quickly created. The potential of utilizing ultra-violet lights present extra challenges.
· Mayor Tonini asked Chief Wilkerson to give a summary for the Police Department. A shooting did occur over the weekend. It was a targeted event and 2 people have been arrested in connection to this event.
· While Governor Beshear has communicated libraries can open on June 8th, Mayor Fisher has not communicated that the Louisville Free Public Library will open on that date. We will anxiously wait on the directive for the local libraries.
· Kenan Stratman interjected Triumph Construction received the bid for the drainage work on Winchester Road, St. Germaine Court, and Massie Avenue. This same company completed the work on Primrose Drive and did fine job.
· Mayor Tonini congratulated Art Raderer on turning 102 over the weekend. Mr. Raderer is a WWII vet and his picture is found on the walls at Mission BBQ. Mr. Raderer’ s son Tom is a St. Matthews resident.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Upon Voice Vote: (7-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Clark, City Clerk
Richard Tonini, Mayor

MAY 26, 2020      
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 $1,008.46 
BMS, LLC   All – Health Insurance Administration $4.50 
Clark & Riggs   Admin. – Printing of Newsletter $2,212.00 
Earth First of Kentuckiana   Works – Top Soil $1,122.00 
Entemann-Rovin Company   Police – Flat Badges $1,085.90 
HDR Engineering   Works – Drainage Plans $21,901.37 
Johnson Control   Comm. Center – Kitchen Hood Inspection $431.32 
Leads On-Line   Police – Annual Fee Investigative Service $2,848.00 
Leonard Brush & Chemical   Works/Comm. Center – Supplies $1,297.13 
Louisville Gas & Electric   Works – Electric/Street Lights $1,709.94 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $2,943.50 
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies and Materials $698.50 
Miller Company   Police – Copy Machine Charge $36.48 
Moreno Express   Admin. – Newsletter Printing $2,031.50 
Napa Auto Parts   Works – Supplies and Materials $106.96 
Natural Products   Works – Fill Dirt $100.00 
Print Tex USA   Police – Uniform Patches $900.00 
Progressive Microtechnology Inc.   Police – Ribbon Kit $186.62 
Site One   Works – Liquid Herbicide $197.59 
Sparkle Brite III   Police – Vehicle Wash $239.00 
Spectrum   All – Monitoring $165.54 
Trans Union   Police – Investigative Tool $259.80 
Valvoline   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $430.32 
Verizon Wireless   All – Cell Phones & MDT’s $2,669.57 
Reimbursements and Payments    
Sanders, John   Police – Reimburse for Charger $66.25 
TOTAL   $44,652.25