OF CRESTVIEW HILLS
- REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
July 13, 2000
CALL TO ORDER
- With the Pledge of Allegiance and a silent prayer, Mayor
Paul W. Meier called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
- Present were Messrs. Ralph Laird, Harold Ries, Joe
Maloney, Frank Sommerkamp and Mrs. Robin Huller.
Mr. David Kramer was in absentia.
Mr. Jason Glass, representing Capital Software,
was added for a short presentation under Citizens
and Guests. Approved
as amended. Ayes
MINUTES - For
the regular council meeting of June 8, 2000.
Accepted as written.
Mr. Jason Glass, representing Capital Software, thanked
council for approving the purchase of the property tax
program last year and the accounting program this June.
Mr. Glass noted that it has been a successful
partnership as staff at Crestview Hills had been
instrumental in assisting other cities with implementation
and improvements in design and procedural issues of the
CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Mr. Celarek reported on the following:
Effective with the upcoming election on November 7,
2000, Crestview Hills will have a third precinct at Atria
Summit Hills, 2625 Legends Way.
August 8, 2000 is the filing deadline for those who
wish to run for City Council.
Petitions must be filed with the Kenton County
The Ft. Mitchell golf outing will be held Friday,
July 28, 2000 at Twin Oaks.
Formal invitations will not be sent out.
It will be a shotgun start at 10:30 AM.
The City Attorney filed the land use deed
restriction for the Gallenstein Mall Road project on July
restriction notes Board of Adjustment recommendations.
Manor Care Assisted Living facility wrote the City
asking them to please honor a “hold” on their project
as the company is in the process of restructuring.
The project needs to show significant progress by
December 10, 2000 or it will be in jeopardy of losing the
conditional use permit for the RP-1 zone.
Sanitation District No. 1 will begin a five million
dollar project to replace sanitary sewer pipe.
The project will start at Springside Drive and will
include other areas in Old Crestview Hills and the Lookout
The next newsletter will be mailed by the end of
the month and will contain information on the new voting
precinct, neighborhood watch, and recreational events.
July Eggs n Issues will occur on Tuesday the 25th
at 4 Seasons SCC. The
Judges-Executive from Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties
will be in attendance to give the State of Northern
Kentucky address. The
session begins at 7:15 AM.
The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission is
requesting all cities update their area-wide comprehensive
update is requested from each city every five years.
The Kentucky League of Cities annual convention
will be held in Louisville, KY from September 27 – 30.
Mayor Meier made special notice of Councilman
Harold Ries’ receipt of the Vision Award from St. Luke
Hospital for 18 years of service.
Mayor Meier informed council that with the passage
of HB 148 that all assisted living facilities now have to
be certified through the State of Kentucky Board of
requirement takes effect July 15, 2000.
On Saturday, July 15th, the Kenton
County Mayor’s Group will meet at the Lakeside Park City
Building at 9AM.
Mr. Celarek explained an access and lane-control plan for Mall Rd. conducted by Parsons Brinckerhoff Ohio, Inc. The purpose of this analysis was to determine what left-turn lane lengths are required at Turkeyfoot Road and the new access point for the Gallenstein project, whether or not they can both fit into the 352’ currently available, and if not, what changes should be make in the plan to accommodate both left-turn movements while still maintaining the current eastbound left-turn lanes for Applebees and TGI Friday’s restaurants.
Long-term traffic counts were made from a Friday to a Wednesday on eastbound Mall Road at Turkeyfoot Road to determine maximum left-turn demand. The results showed that the daily peak occurs at mid-day as people come into the area at lunch time then depart.
The recommendation is as follows:
· The Gallenstein development access point should be located opposite TGI Friday’s drive, approximately 352’ west of Turkeyfoot Road.
· A 100’ westbound left-turn land should be provided for the Gallenstein access point with a 50’ transition, leaving a 202’ eastbound left-turn lane for Turkeyfoot Road.
· The remainder of Mall Road should be re-striped, as per the attached, to provide 90’ eastbound left-turn lanes for Applebees and Friday’s driveways, an approximate 60’ eastbound left-turn land for the Municipal Building, and a transition to the existing westbound through lane and right-turn lane at Crestview Hills Mall.
Mr. Laird inquired whether it would be possible to make Mall Road a 4-lane road. Mr. Berling replied that with the 15’ right-of-way on either side, it could be possible, however, the sidewalks would then be on private property and proper agreements would have to be drawn with all landowners involved.
Mayor Meier introduced Ordinance 2000-5-3, which would clarify section 110.04 of the Crestview Hills Code of Ordinance to state that the withholding of local taxes shall apply to employees, appointed, and elected officials of the City of Crestview Hills. Mr. Laird made the motion to accept Ordinance 2000-5-3 as submitted, seconded by Mr. Sommerkamp.
Mr. Laird – Yes, Mrs. Huller – Yes, Mr. Ries – Yes, Mr. Maloney – Yes, Mr. Sommerkamp – Yes, Mr. Kramer – absent
Yes – 5 No – 0 Absent – 1
Mr. Celarek introduced Ordinance 2000-7-1, which amends section 72.06 (B) of the Crestview Hills Cod of Ordinances, pertaining to parking on City streets. The revision allows residents to apply for exemption from the overnight parking ordinance for extraordinary circumstances. This was considered first reading.
Meier noted that a text amendment was needed under section
9.18 A 9b, which originally allowed a 500 sq. ft. outdoor
the Economic Development committee meeting of July 11, it
was decided that an amendment was needed when a building
permit was submitted for a 240 sq. ft. bathhouse.
The recommendation from the committee was to amend
the zoning code to 250 sq. ft.
Much discussion ensued regarding a fair size for an
outdoor bathhouse. Mr.
Maloney made the motion that City staff submit a zoning
text amendment limiting the size of an outdoor bathhouse
to 200 sq. feet in section 9.18 A 9b and to double check
upon submission of a building permit that there is either
an accessory building or bathhouse but not both per street
Huller seconded the motion.
Mr. Celarek informed council that the matter would
come before the KC/MP/ZC at their August 3rd
Mr. Celarek suggested the addition of a definition under section 9.22 of the Zoning code pertaining to parking or storing of trailers, mobile homes, campers, inoperable vehicles, and other such type equipment. The City currently allows seasonal storage of such property, however considering the fact that Americans have more time for recreational pursuits, more Crestview Hills residents are acquiring these items. Discussion ensued over whether the City could regulate the size of equipment that could be stored and would storage be more aesthetically pleasing in the side yard or back yard in the residential zones. It was decided that the issue would be postponed until further research could be conducted.
Celarek stated that the Economic Development committee
discussed the allowance of a conditional use permit for a
design studio in the HCC zone.
intent of this text amendment is to carefully expand the
potential uses of this area in a manner that compliments
the existing bank use and residential condominiums.
Representatives of the adjacent property owners
have endorsed this text amendment.
This text amendment adds a “Conditional Uses”
category to the existing text.
Below is the recommended text amendment:
building or occupancy permit shall be issued for any of
the following nor shall any of the following uses be
permitted until and unless the location of said uses shall
have been approved by the Board of Adjustment, as set
forth in Section 9.14 of this ordinance.
Studios for the following:
building or area for the uses listed above shall exceed
5,500 sq. ft. in area.
No processes and/or equipment shall be used
or goods sold which are objectionable by reason of odor,
dust, smoke, fumes, noise, and vibration.
No use shall have more than ten employees.
Hours of operation shall be limited to 9am
to 9 pm.
Merchandise shall be new and sold at retail.
There shall be no storage of merchandise.
Mr. John Finnan, representing People’s Bank, who owns
the Shinkle Mansion, made a statement supporting Design
Consortium and notified council that the desire between
the two companies was a 5-yr. lease with a 5-yr. option.
Design Consortium, represented by Judy Holland, and
Mr. Finnan approached Mansion Place HOA and Lookout Farm
HOA with the design for the studio, the terms of the
lease, anticipated daily customers, and the possibility of
sponsoring five art shows a year.
It was reported that both HOA groups wholeheartedly
supported the plan.
Mr. Sommerkamp reminded council that they would
ultimately have control over hours of operation, size, and
conditions of the studio through the conditional use
permit process and recommendations to the Board of
Mr. Sommerkamp made the motion to accept the text
amendment as proposed to the KC/MP/ZC, seconded by Mr.
Mr. Sommerkamp commented that KDOT sent a letter to the
City saying they cannot provide funding for a temporary
solution regarding noise on I-275, nor do they have the
funding for a permanent structure.
Other projects at this time include:
Lookout Farm Drive has been repaired in several
locations with a combination of blacktop and concrete.
The Dixie Hwy. sidewalk project has been bid.
Michels Concrete Constuction was the low bidder
with $108,371.91. Work
will begin in August.
State of Ky. approved grant money for this project.
Repair paving and slopes on small portions of
Horsebranch Rd. Also,
KDOT will begin construction on a right-turn lane when
Cinergy completes the repositioning of utility poles near
Construct a catch basin at the cul-de-sac on
Install a drain at the entrance to 4 Seasons to
eliminate ponding. This
project to begin this month.
Second right-turn lane from Thomas More Pkwy. onto
Turkeyfoot Road. Advertisement
for acceptance of bids will commence this month.
Appreciation was expressed for
the assistance of Rep. Jon Draud in acquiring state
funding for two projects (Dixie Hwy. sidewalk and Thomas
More Pkwy. turn lane).
Authority – Mrs.
Huller reported that a new officer, Brad Dagenhart, has
completed the Police Academy and has begun patrolling.
The accreditation process continues. Three new
cruisers have been purchased and are being striped at the
Kenton County Garage.
The Interlocal agreement has been signed and is
effective for the new fiscal year.
Meier enlightened council that the committee is looking at
issues regarding adult businesses.
– Mrs. Huller reminded residents that recreational
opportunities for the summer are available in gymnastics,
scuba, snorkeling, and ice-skating.
Also offered is a trip to Shaker Village at
Pleasant Hill. The
cost is $20, which includes bus, admission and tour of
village, and riverboat excursion.
Lunch will also be served for an additional cost of
are being accepted.
After general conversation, motion to adjourn made by Mr. Laird, seconded by Mr. Maloney at 8:56PM.
Mayor Paul W. Meier City Clerk C.R. Monhollen