CITY OF CRESTVIEW HILLS
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2005
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. Dave Thiel, Ralph Laird, David Kramer, Frank Sommerkamp, and David Meier II. Thomas Moser was in absentia.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Agenda approved as submitted.
Motion: Mr. Kramer Second: Mr. Sommerkamp
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Kramer noted on page 1 Mr. Maloney’s name should be stricken from the roll call, Mr. Moser arrived slightly past meeting start time, and on page 3 Mr. Thiel’s name is misspelled.
Approved as amended.
Motion: Mr. Kramer Second: Mr. Thiel
CITIZENS AND GUESTS
Sgt. Chris Schutte from the Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police and Dave Jansen from the Ft. Mitchell Fire/EMS Dept.
1. We have a signed contract for snow removal with the Kenton County Fiscal Court with prices remaining constant. A meeting is forthcoming to rectify areas of concern. Also, a back-up company has been obtained if needed.
2. The complaint list from College Park residents has been updated and reviewed weekly. Megan Thompson, from the NKAPC, has gone through the area as well, to make note of the offending properties. Compliance with letters issued has been high.
3. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Where we stand” reception and legislative briefing at the Ft. Mitchell Country Club Tuesday December 6 from 5:30PM to 7:30 PM. RSVPs are requested by December 1.
4. Mr. Groth has been appointed to the KLC Board of Directors effective October 26, 2005 through the conclusion of the 2007 KLC convention.
5. A memo has been distributed regarding an inquiry about package liquor sales in Crestview Hills. An attorney, Robert Lotz, phoned Mr. Groth stating that a client of his has expressed interest in potentially having a package liquor store at the Town Center. Applications and permits for licensing go through the Kenton County Fiscal Court, since state statute dictates a 5th class city cannot have an ABC administrator. The City has been asked by the Fiscal Court to respond with objections or approvals of such.
6. Robert Cooper, Seasongood and Mayer, printed for each council person a pricing book summarizing the bond issuance and transactions associated therewith.
7. Our adopted troop arrives at Ft. Bragg on Tuesday November 22. A reception is being planned Monday November 28, to which Mayor Meier and Mr. Groth will attend and issue Kentucky “hoodies” to troop members.
A. Ordinance 2005-11-1 Mayor Meier introduced an ordinance which would amend section 90.07 to include within the definition of vicious animals a definition of vicious dogs and to include prohibitions on the possession of or harboring of pit bull dogs within the corporate limits of the City. Veterinarian Earl Neltner, Crestview Hills resident Randy Restle of 9 Winding Way, and Sandy Coy, Chairperson, Responsible Dog Owners of Eastern States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky were present and spoke regarding statistics of dogs that bite, the history of the 3 breeds of dogs commonly referred to as “pit bulls,” and offered potential solutions which would hold dog owners more accountable for the actions of their dogs. After much discussion, council chose to postpone indefinitely first reading of this ordinance, instead opting revision of section 90.07 that would include more specific definitions and fineable offenses for animals running at large and animals that bite.
B. Board of Adjustment Appointment Mayor Meier recommended to council the appointment of Dan Dougherty to the Board of Adjustment to fill the seat vacated by Mr. Thiel. Motion to accept by Mr. Sommerkamp, seconded by Mr. Kramer. Ayes carried.
C. Telecommunication Board Appointment Mayor Meier recommended reappointment of Peggy Sensel to represent Crestview Hills on the Telecommunication Board of Northern Kentucky. Motion to accept by Mr. Laird, seconded by Mr. Kramer. Ayes carried.
Mr. Sommerkamp reported on the following:
1) Referencing the storm sewer for Dixie Heights High School and the Summit Drive area, the contractor has completed the construction of the double 24 inch culvert across Dixie Highway. Highway restoration will be completed by November 12. The west curb and sidewalk area will be completed by November 19. The project will be complete to Summit Drive by November 30.
2) There is a surface water drainage problem at the intersection of Calumet and Lookout Farm Drive. This problem will be eliminated by constructing a small drain line from the area to the nearest storm water catch basin at Shaker Heights. The project is under way and should be complete by December 9.
3) Parkway Drive was resurfaced from Dixie Highway to the high point of the road near Vernon Drive. The paving will be extended to Vernon Drive during the week of November 20.
4) Campus Drive rotomilling and resurfacing will be done by November 20.
5) New signs showing “Crestview Hills next 2 exits” have been installed on I-275 East before the Dixie Highway exit and on I-275 West before Turkeyfoot Road exit. Mr. Sommerkamp thanked Rep. Jon Draud for his assistance in obtaining the permission and signage.
Fire and Safety - Dave Jansen noted that members of the Ft. Mitchell Fire Dept. handed out candy at the Crestview Hills Town Center Halloween event. Permits have been approved for the holiday event fireworks display on December 2.
Economic Development – Mr. Kramer reported that the committee met last week and received updates on the research park, the town center and the NKAPC one stop shop, as well as discussed the pit bull ban ordinance.
CHEER/Recycling – Mayor Meier reminded those present that Christmas tree recycling may be at a different location this year due to the west parking lot not being available for drop off this year.
Recreation – Mr. Meier II noted the following events:
Ć The volunteer appreciation dinner has been set for Saturday November 19.
Ć The November 4 trip to Renfro Valley to enjoy the antics of Carl Hurley was sold out and it appeared everyone had a good time.
Ć The City is teaming up with the Crestview Hills Town Center for a holiday tree lighting ceremony with Mr. and Mrs. Claus riding in on a fire engine and a fireworks display to enjoy.
Communications – Mayor Meier informed council that the open meetings information delivered directly on November 11 needed to be signed and returned to the City Building as those forms had to be sent to Frankfort. Also, a newsletter will be forthcoming before the holidays.
Building – Footers have been prepared and after the floor is poured, Endeavor Construction will check it to make sure it is level, but does not guarantee it. The City can outsource with Thelan Associates for a guarantee level. Mr. Thiel noted that should be the jobs of the architect and contractor.
After general discussion, motion to adjourn made by Mr. Sommerkamp, seconded by Mr. Laird at 8:59 PM.
Mayor Paul W. Meier City Clerk C.R. Wirthlin