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Council Meeting Minutes
NOVEMBER 14, 2023

A meeting of the St. Matthews City Council was held in-person on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Tonini.  The following people were present:  

Richard J. Tonini   

Councilmember Bernie Bowling                                   Councilmember Tim Holland   
Councilmember Cathi Clark                                         Councilmember Sarah Landes   
Councilmember Frank Flynn                                        Councilmember Amy Olson  
Councilmember Mary Jo Nay                                       Councilmember Nathan Hernandez                             

John SinglerSt. Matthews City Attorney  
Rheba Roten – St. Matthews City Clerk  

Gary Major, Resident
Patrick Chapman, Resident
Ashley Wells, Resident
Jackie and Tony Vanetti, Residents 
Chief Barry Wilkerson – St. Matthews Police Department 
Major Eddie Jones—St. Matthews Police Department  


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 October 24, 2023, Council Meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Olson. 

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


Mr. Gary Major addressed the Council questioning the removal of Trinity crosswalk located on Shelbyville Road while Walden School crosswalk remains. Mayor Tonini explained that a crosswalk can only be located at a controlled light and is regulated by the State of Kentucky.     


City Attorney John Singler reported no pending business.  


MUNICIPAL ORDER 23-27                                            JOHN SINGLER, ATTORNEY 


Chief Barry Wilkerson read the impressive biography of Officer Adam Huber.  Councilmember Nay made a motion to approve Municipal Order 23-27. Her motion was seconded by Council member Holland.  

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

City Attorney John Singler conducted the Oath of Office to Officer Adam Huber.  Afterwards, Mayor Tonini and the Council congratulated the officer.    


Councilmember Bowling made a motion to approve the expenditures listed and have checks drawn on the city’s treasury in the total of $602,911.39. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nay.   

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


  • Councilmember Hernandez reported on the birth of his baby.  In addition, he reported under Planning and Zoning that three Tarc bus stops were selected in St. Matthews for Jena Walker and her son’s project called “The Rain Spot”. This concept supplies used umbrellas at the bus stops.   
  • Councilmember Clark had no report.   
  • Councilmember Olson stated that the recipient of the November “Outstanding Neighbor Award” was Carolyn Dean.  
  • Councilmember Holland had no report. 
  • Councilmember Bowling had no report and referred to the Chief of Police Barry Wilkerson.  Chief Wilkerson stated the body cams have arrived and are awaiting implementation.  In addition, radio consoles have been ordered.   
  • Councilmember Flynn discussed a phone call he received regarding speed humps at The Springs. After much discussion, City Attorney Singler suggested reviewing Municipal Order 05-07 relating to the leasing of the streets within the Springs subdivision.  
  • Councilmember Nay reported approximately 3,335 pieces of candy were distributed at the Halloween event at Brown Park.  There was a refund for some remaining candy and the rest was donated to the Eline Library along with a small amount to the city office.
  • Councilmember Landes had no report.   


No report.  


Mayor Tonini discussed a memo from Josh Suiter, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Suiter described various details of the upcoming Light Up Brown Park event to be held on December 2, 2023. In addition, Mr. Suiter requested that the $25,000 repayment to the city, from the  Chamber of Commerce, as reimbursement towards the cost of the Brown Park Christmas Lighting, be divided into two equal payments of $12,500 each. Zeppa lighting company is expected to begin the installation of the lights in Brown Park the day after Thanksgiving.   

Mayor Tonini discussed a tree on Norbourne Boulevard that needs to be removed. The resident has been notified by Code Enforcement to remove the tree, as it poses a possible hazard to the public. The Council discussed if the tree met the criteria for removal. City Attorney John Singler stated he would contact the homeowner to discuss the matter.  

In addition, Mayor Tonini discussed an indoor year-round batting facility proposed by Trinity to be constructed at the ballpark located at the St. Matthews Community Center.  He stated the project will be on the next Council meeting agenda.  The plans must be approved by the Council.   

Lastly, the television station WDRB will be conducting mini segments on Wednesday morning, November 29, from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., regarding the Light Up Brown Park for Christmas. He asked if any of the Council were interested in participating, and if so, to contact Kenan Stratman, Public Works Director.  


Councilmember Holland made a motion to adjourn the regular meeting.  The motion was seconded by Councilmember Flynn.       

Upon Voice Vote: (8-0) the motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.  

Respectfully submitted,  

Rheba Roten, City Clerk
Mayor Richard Tonini  

NOVEMBER 14, 2023      
counter-signed by the City Clerk authorizing payment of the below listed invoices:
All About You Heating & Air   Works – Service Call – Thierman $117.50 
AT&T   All – Telephone Service $7,620.41 
Baptist Health Occupational Medicine   Police – Police Physicals $1,024.44 
Baumann Paper Company   Works – Trash Bags $1,468.20 
Best Equipment Co., Inc.   Works – Equipment Repairs $513.00 
Bob Hook Chevrolet, Inc.   Police – Vehicle Mechanical Repairs $1,165.39 
CDW-Government   Police – Body Camera Project/Power Strips $12,526.56 
CDW-Government   IT – Equipment/Support/Licensing $3,436.27 
Charles Guelda & Sons Plumbing, Inc.    Works – Service Call $585.50 
Charter Communications   Works – Monitoring $101.54 
Chenoweth Appliances   Works Refrigerator 524 Kentucky $679.00 
Cintas   Works – Supplies & Materials $928.27 
Clark &Riggs   Admin. – Newsletters $2,887.00 
Cross Chrysler Jeep   Police – Vehicle Repairs &  Routine Main.  $2,278.82 
Dae Lynn Combs   Police – Training Makeup $370.00 
DC Elevator   Works – Elevator Service $120.00 
Dean Dorton   Admin. – Audit Progress Bill $15,000.00 
Delta Dental of Kentucky, Inc.    All – Dental Insurance $207.36 
Derby Fire Services   Police – Equipment Repairs & Maintenance $66.00 
Earth First of Kentuckiana   Works – Supplies & Materials $330.00 
Evident   Police – Supplies & Materials $510.52 
First Financial Bank   All – Multiple $3,616.15 
Galls   Police – Uniforms $101.87 
Goodyear Auto  Service   Police – Vehicle Repair $784.56 
Great American Financial Services   Admin. – Copy Machine Contract $246.49 
Guardian Insurance Company   All – Long/Short/Life Insurance $10,105.08 
Harris Computer Systems   Admin . – Printing Checks $459.28 
HDR Engineering, Inc.   Works – Girard Drive Drainage Work $1,672.24 
Home Depot Credit Services   Works/Admin./Ctr.- Supplies & Materials $1,649.28 
IdentoGo   Police – Fingerprinting New Hire $20.00 
Integrity Auto Repairs, LLC   Works – Vehicle Repairs/Maintenance $1,140.00 
Interstate All Battery Center   Police – Supplies & Materials $69.70 
J. Edinger & Sons, Inc.    Works – Two Dump Beds $106,854.00 
Jefferson County PVA   Admin – 2023 Assessment/Bills $50,000.00 
Jim’s Body Shop, Inc.   Works – Body Repair-Ins. Claim $5,152.20 
KEMI   All – Worker’s Comp. Installment $17,516.77 
Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police   Police – Annual Dues (3) $300.00 
Kevin Bowling   Police – Pre-Employment Polygraph $150.00 
Kiesler Police Supply   Police – Sock Bean Bags $3,620.00 
Lewis Seed Company   Works – Straw $112.00 
LG&E   Works – Gas/Electric Services $36,226.72 
Louisville Water Company   Works – Water $1,794.67 
Lowe’s   Works – Supplies & Materials $184.27 
Manning Equipment, LLC   Police – Vehicle Repairs  $53.50 
Marcum’S Auto Sales   Police – Investigative Services $525.00 
Miller Company   Police – Service Contract – Copies $259.81 
Moreno Express   Admin. – Processing/Postage Newsletters $2,878.81 
Morton Salt   Works – Salt for Street Maintenance $10,799.08 
Nelson & Company   Police – Swat Team Supplies $10,394.48 
Norse Tactical   Police – Contract Services $7,550.00 
OFO, LLC   Works – Dumping Materials $1,430.00 
PNC   All – Multiple $4,894.43 
Quality Inn   Police – Travel/Training $780.00 
RCS Communications   IT – Dispatch Maintenance $582.00 
Rumpke   Works – Garbage Services $131,549.89 
Saf-Ti-Co   Works – Supplies & Materials $314.42 
Security Pros, LLC   Works – Monitoring $2,430.92 
Security Systems, Inc.   Works – Monitoring $38.00 
Singler & Ritsert   Admin. – City Attorney $2,196.00 
Southern Tire Service Inc   Works – Supplies & Materials $2,565.60 
Sparkle Brite Car Wash   Police – Vehicle Maintenance $456.00 
St. Matthews Ace Hardware   Works – Supplies & Materials $220.73 
Stephens & Lawson PSC   Admin. – Professional Fees $8,250.00 
Taylor Siefer Williams   Works – Warwick Park Project $43,499.00 
Thomas Reuters – West   Police – Criminal Law Set $547.40 
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police – Towing $875.00 
Trans Union   Police – Contract Services $210.20 
Tony’s Wrecker Service   Police/Works – Towing & Repairs $2,779.06 
Total Office Products   Police – Office Supplies $813.45 
Trugreen   Parks – Service Contract – Brown Park $191.39 
Valvoline   All – Vehicle Maintenance $446.91 
Verizon Wireless   All – Telephone Service $2,828.25 
Welders Supply Company   Works – Supplies & Materials $31.85 
Wex Bank   All – Gasoline $18,561.15 
Willis Klein   Works – Supplies & Materials $194.94 
Wilson Equipment   Works – Equipment Repairs $652.96 
Zeppa’s   Admin. – 1/2 Cost Christmas Lights $45,644.50 
Reimbursements and Payments    
Austin, Elizabeth   Admin. – Contract Services $555.00 
Casey, Tim   Works – Reimbursement for Boots $150.00 
Emerson, James   Works – Reimbursement for Boots $150.00 
Fisher, Thomas   The Arterburn – Custodial Fee $1,364.67 
Jetter, George   Police -Reimbursement Duty Belt $31.79 
Jones, Eddie   Police – Reimbursement Meals/Lodging $373.04 
Kassebaum, Judi   Works – Reimbursement Postage $31.14 
Olson, Amy   Admin. – Reimbursement Photos $129.07 
Ratliff, Scott   Police – Reimbursement Meal Expenses $560.56 
Shepard, Barbara   Police – Reimbursement Training Equip.  $89.33 
Wilkerson, Barry   Police – Reimbursement Training Expenses $321.00 
TOTAL   $602,911.39 


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