CITY OF CRESTVIEW HILLS
June 9, 1994
Mayor Harold A. Ries called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM and led those assembled in a silent prayer and pledge of allegiance.
The roll was called by C. R. Monhollen City Clerk/Treasurer. Present were: Messrs. John Drummey, Paul Meier, Dr. Leo Oppenheimer, Ms. Beverly Draud and Mr. Joe Maloney. Ralph Laird arrived at 7:35.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Item V - "Citizens and Guests" - Miami Business Interiors should be changed to Loth/MBI in accordance with that company's merger.
Item VII - under section B, add item B2) " Dr. Oppenheimer will discuss the need for weed control in a section of Lookout Farms."
Item VIII - add Section A) Discussion by Ralph Laird about the possiblity of licensing cats.
Item VIII - add Section B) Discussion of zoning issue for a bath house.
Motion to approve agenda as corrected was made by Dr. Leo Oppenheimer and seconded by Mr. Paul Meier.
Yes 6 No 0 Absent 0
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
There were no changes made to the minutes from council meeting of May 12, 1994. The Mayor made a motion to approve as submitted, seconded by Joe Maloney.
Yes 6 No 0 Absent 0
CITIZENS AND GUESTS
The Mayor introduced Jennifer Scroggins from the Kenton County Reporter.
C.R. Monhollen introduced her relatives, by Mayor's request, who had flown in from Arizona.
C.R. also introduced Jody Steinhilber of Loth/MBI, who made a presentation on a plan to redesign the office area of the city building. She spoke about the merger of their companies, what they did, what types of products they carried, the design we worked out and how it will improve efficiency in the office as well as make a better overall visual presentation of the building.
Joan Weingartner, city administrative officer, reported that the following correspondence had been received:
- There is a recycling convention in Berea.
- Tuesday June 21 - Eggs and Issues will be held at Quality Inn in Covington. Information covered will include consolidation of services as identified by The 2000 Committee. Topics of discussion: sanitation, water, planning and zoning, public safety, solid waste and roads.
- Chamber's 25th Anniversary Annual Dinner spotlighting a quarter century of Nothern Kentucky civic leadership to be held Thursday September 22 at 7:30pm.
- McAlpin's will be building in the mall soon a furniture store that will be where the Walden Books store is now. Discussion ensued on how they will build, when, etc.
Solid Waste Contract
Ralph Laird turned the floor over to chair person Ky Webb who gave a presentation on all the different options the city can go with and the prices that each of the bidders turned in. CSI, Rumpke, Bavarian and BFI were the vendors that bid on the project for the upcoming year. In summation, CHEER recommended Option 3, which is garbage pickup once a week, recycling pickup once a week. They feel this will encourage and further educate citizens on how much waste they produce as well as types of things that can be recycled. This is the type of program that the city needs to adopt, if not at this time, then to consider moving towards in the near future. Option 7, which is our current system, was recommended if we wish to keep status quo.
There was discussion among Mr. Webb, Mr. Laird, and Mr. Maloney over whether these recommendations could accommodate leaf pickup in the fall and whether any of these would actually limit service. It was made known that none of these should limit service to the citizens and leaf pickup could be dealt with in the fall with a budget amendment to the solid waste account if we need to have a special run set up.
Mr. Laird made a final recommendation of Option 7, which is the current system, Mr. Drummey seconded.
Yes 6 No 0 Absent 0
B) Recreation Program
Mr. Meier explained a concept the city recently put into the budget which is having a recreation program. Ms. Weingartner is looking into the different possiblities which could include swimming lessons, tennis, art sessions, gymnastics, etc. This will hopefully include sessions for adults, senior citizens and children. The budget committee has added a line item and reserved 5000.00 to start.
B2) Weed Control in Lookout Farm
Dr. Oppenheimer is disturbed over weed growth on the public right-aways in Lookout Farm and Shinkle Rd near I-275. The Homeowner's Association takes care of much of this. The formula that is used to figure the city's portion is 1:2.5. It was suggested sending someone out to remeasure the right-aways in question and to make sure we have enough to take care of the possible extra expense, that the city double what we have budgeted currently. Mr. Laird motioned, Dr. Oppenheimer seconded that we double the current figure listed in the budget for public works - lawn mowing. This will bring the apportionments to $2000 for Old Crestview Hills and $5000 for Lookout Farms area.
Barry Wehrman gave the second reading of the proposed budget for 94-95. The new totals for the Lawn Cutting services were put in, the new totals read and the ordinance passed.
Yes 6 No 0 Absent 0
Mr. Drummey - Yes, Mr. Meier - Yes, Mr. Maloney - Yes, Mr. Laird - Yes, Ms. Draud - Yes, Dr. Oppenheimer - Yes.
D) Engineering Report
Jim Berling was absent so the report will commence with the next council meeting.
E) Invitation to Sanitation District
The Mayor proposed inviting the Sanitation District to the July council meeting and it was agreed upon by all present. The purpose is to discuss the sewer consolidation bill which the city must vote upon in August. We will have an emergency meeting to be announced at a later date regarding discussion of this.
F) Report on Tuesday Night meeting regarding Charter Commission
Ms. Weingartner reported on a meeting that was held July 7 by Kenton County Officials to discuss HB913, which was approved earlier by the General Assembly. This bill would allow cities to merge services with the county or a complete merger of cities with the county. A judge, appointed by the fiscal court, will establish a committee composed of 20 to 40 members, 55% of which are county appointments and 45% of which are city officials, to study and make recommendations as to which services should be consolidated. These suggestions will then go to the general public for a vote. 51% of the cities must pass an ordinance to grant permission to launch the study. This is basically an all or nothing situation; a city cannot opt out. Analysis followed on which services might be better handled by the cities, with most agreeing cities can provide more personalized and overall better service.
A) Licensing of Cats
Ralph Laird reported on an incident that happened to a neighbor where the neighbor had to replace a screen door due to a cat spraying it. The neighbor was upset because the owner had refused to accept responsibility for the animal's action. He pointed out an ordinance passed by Villa Hills which required licenses for cats. Deliberation ensued on whether the city or county should handle this type of matter. Mr. Wehrman was asked to review the ordinance and make a recommendation.
B) Zoning Issue regarding Bath House
Joan Weingartner described a problem with a bath house that a resident wishes to put on their property. It is bigger than a 10' x 10' accessory structure that is defined in our ordinance. There was some discussion on exactly what the resident proposed and it was decided that we could approve or deny the Planning Commission's recommendation. Ms. Weingartner was advised to apply for an amendment to the zoning text to include a definition for pool or bath house under the section of accessory building. Dr. Oppenheimer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Drummey.
Yes 5 No 1 Absent 0
Mr. Drummey reported that there are no changes at this time.
Mrs. Draud said there is nothing to report right now.
Dr. Oppenheimer said there would be a meeting June 29 of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Council at Ft. Mitchell Country Club.
Fire and Safety
Mr. Meier is hoping the new ladder truck will be in for the 4th of July parade. He was also wondering about the recycling of phone books, suggesting we maybe could schedule it along with a regular recycle date or just drop them off at Kroger. Ms. Weingartner promised to investigate.
Motion was made to adjourn at 9:17 PM, by Mrs. Draud seconded by Mr. Maloney.
Yes 6 No 0 Absent 0
Harold A. Ries
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