CITY OF CRESTVIEW HILLS
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2004
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.
ROLL CALL - Present were, Messrs. David Kramer, Joe Maloney, Ralph Laird, Harold Ries and Frank Sommerkamp. Mrs. Terri Jameson was absent.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Mayor Meier desired addition of item A under New Business: First reading of Ordinance 2004-8-1, to set the property tax rate for calendar year 2004. Approved as amended.
Motion: Mr. Kramer Second: Mr. Maloney
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approved as submitted.
Motion: Mr. Kramer Second: Mr. Ries
CITIZENS AND GUESTS
1) Government Forum will be held at the Metropolitan Club in Covington on Friday, August 13 with Jim Bunning as the featured speaker.
2) Mayors meeting will be held Saturday, August 21 at the Elsmere Senior Center at 9AM.
3) Tuesday, August 24 at Receptions in Erlanger will be the site of the next Eggs and Issues featuring the State of N. Ky. address by the Judges Executive of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties.
4) The September Government Forum will feature Congressman Ken Lucas on Friday, September 10 starting at 11:30PM at the Metropolitan Club.
5) Reservations are currently being accepted for the Northern Kentucky Chamber’s annual dinner to be held Thursday, September 16 at the N. Ky. Convention Center starting at 5:30PM.
6) The Kentucky League of Cities conference runs from October 6 – 9 in Owensboro, KY.
7) The Crestview Hills Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be held Saturday, November 6 at Summit Hills Country Club.
8) Municipal Govt. League of N. Ky. will hold their annual dinner at Receptions in Erlanger on Saturday November 13.
9) A press release was received from Ft. Mitchell regarding citizen’s emergency response training (CERT) classes beginning Wednesday, September 1 through October 20. The training is an 8-week commitment and residents from Crestview Hills, Lakeside Park, and Ft. Mitchell are encouraged to participate.
Mr. Groth reported on the following:
1. The N. Ky. Area Development District will hold their annual awards dinner on Monday, August 16 at 6PM at Receptions in Erlanger.
2. A newsletter will be published and sent next week.
A. First Reading of Ordinance 2004-8-1 – Mayor Meier noted that although the Finance Committee has not formally met to discuss the rate, This will be considered first reading of this ordinance which provides for the levy, apportionment, and collection of property taxes.
Public Works – Mr. Sommerkamp reported on the following:
1) Eaton Asphalt Paving Co. is constructing the new lane on Thomas More Parkway. The work should be completed by the end of August. All work is complete except for part of the sidewalk and the final course of asphalt paving. 700’ will be added to the lane extending it from Villa Madonna Drive entering Thomas More College to the first entrance to Five Seasons Country Club. .
2) The City is working with the Kenton County Board of Education and the Kentucky Department of Transportation to construct a new storm sewer from the Dixie Highway to a point in the rear of Caywood School. This will help relieve the storm water ponding problem in the rear yards of our residents on the south side of Summit Drive. There is a meeting scheduled for August 20 to review the progress of the project.
3) The City will be improving the northeast side of the Dixie Highway and Winding Way intersection by moving back the steel pole for the traffic signal, removing part of the guardrail and building board fence to match the southwest side of the intersection. The City has obtained the permit from KDOT so work can begin.
4) The City is considering the possibility of extending the turning lane storage on Turkeyfoot Road and Dixie Highway to accommodate additional traffic that will be generated after the reconstruction of the Crestview Hills Mall Area.
5) Contractors are currently doing small curb and gutter renovation in the College Park subdivision and upon completion will commence small jobs in Summit Lakes.
Police Authority - Mayor Meier noted that Officer Dagenhart was available before the start of the council meeting to demonstrate the new MDTs (mobile data terminals). Officers now can expedite information inquiries and daily paperwork requirements.
Fire/EMS – Mayor Meier reiterated the CERT training information.
Economic Development – Mayor Meier informed council that the zone change request for E. College Park from R1Bc to R1Bd was approved by KCMPZC by a 14 to 3 vote. An ordinance for the creation of the new zone and appropriate text will be presented at the September meeting for a first reading.
Recreation/Communication – Mr. Groth reported on the success of the annual picnic held Tuesday August 10 at Summit Hills Country Club. 76 golfers, 24 card players, 10 swimmers, and 155 diners participated. A reminder was stated for the Renfro Valley trip to see Carl Hurley on Friday, November 5. There are 21 spots available.
Building – Mr. Berling reported the topographical survey of the west parking lot was complete and a report will be issued next week. Mayor Meier looks for the committee to have a recommendation next month.
Mr. Sommerkamp noted concern over possible improper landscaping at 330 Thomas More Pkwy. Mr. Groth replied that many full trees have been ordered, however they will not be planted until August or September to ensure better survival.
Discussion ensued regarding how Crestview Hills property tax rate compares to other cities and the ALS tax.
Motion to adjourn made by Mr. Laird, seconded by Mr. Sommerkamp at 7:59 PM.
Mayor Paul W. Meier City Clerk C.R. Wirthlin