CITY OF CRESTVIEW HILLS
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 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, Mrs. Terri Jameson and Messrs. David Kramer, Joe Maloney, Ralph Laird, Harold Ries and Frank Sommerkamp.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA - Mayor Meier desired clarification of item C under Old Business: Second reading of Ordinance 2004-9-3, to create a joint emergency ambulance service district. The district will not include Crescent Springs and Villa Hills. Approved as amended.
Motion: Mr. Ries Second: Mrs. Jameson
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Special meeting minutes of September 9, 2004. Approved as submitted.
Motion: Mr. Maloney Second: Mr. Sommerkamp
Regular council minutes of September 9, 2004 were amended to reflect that Mr. Kramer stated on page 3 item 5 halfway through the paragraph, that the governing board of the joint emergency ambulance service district would set the tax rate that must be levied, not the City.
CITIZENS AND GUESTS
1) The Kenton County Mayor’s meeting will be held Saturday October 16 at Ryland Heights City Building at 9AM.
2) Receptions in Erlanger will host the Tuesday October 19, 7:15 AM meeting of Eggs and Issues. The topic will be the Emerging 30.
3) Municipal Fiscal Conditions in Northern Kentucky will be discussed Wednesday October 27 at the 6 PM NKAPC meeting at Twin Oaks.
4) A recognition dinner for Rep. Jim Callahan will be held at the Coconut Grove in Newport at 6:30 PM on Friday October 29.
5) Saturday November 13 at 6 PM is the date for the Municipal Government League of N. KY’s annual dinner to be held at the Marquise Banquet Center.
6) The City of Independence will hold an open house on Saturday October 23 at 4 PM to showcase their new city building.
Mr. Groth reported on the following:
1. The Kenton County Fall clean up will take place Friday October 22 to Sunday October 24. Tires, trash, appliances, etc. will be accepted at the Kenton County Road Dept. on Richardson Road and at Pioneer Park.
2. The Mayor, City Clerk, and City Administrator attended the KLC annual convention in Owensboro October 6 – 9. Some seminars presented were on the subjects of street maintenance software, preventing potential employee-related lawsuits, KLC finance programs, and how to schmooze.
3. The City Administrator will attend a records management workshop on Friday October 15 from 10 AM to noon at the N. Ky. Area Development District.
4. John Voorhees was awarded the 1997 Ford Taurus, which was declared as surplus property, with a sealed bid of $3,111.
5. The Kenton County Rotary Club will sponsor the annual safe Halloween at the Best Western Ft. Mitchell Sunday October 31 from 2 PM to 4 PM.
6. The Board of Adjustment will hear two cases on Monday October 18 at 7 PM. One involves a rear yard setback for a shed on Campus Drive and the setback for an ATM at the new Town Center.
7. A newsletter will be published and sent next week.
8. Thomas More College homecoming is the weekend of October 23 and will kickoff with a 5 K run that morning.
A. Second Reading of Ordinance 2004-9-1
This ordinance adopts a text amendment that creates a new zone called R1Bd with permitted use of detached single-family dwellings with setbacks, accessory and conditional uses. Motion to approve made by Mr. Kramer, seconded by Mr. Sommerkamp. Ayes carried.
B. Second Reading of Ordinance 2004-9-2
An ordinance amending the official city zoning ordinance, to re-zone an approximate eight- acre area located along the north and south sides of College Park Drive, East of Turkeyfoot Road from R-1Bc to R1Bd. Mr. Sommerkamp motioned passage, seconded by Mr. Kramer. Ayes carried with Mr. Maloney voting nay.
C. Second Reading of Ordinance 2004-9-3
Mayor Meier updated council on the latest with the creation of an emergency ambulance service district comprised of several Kenton County cities. Trans Care would provide the service, at this time. The situation changes frequently but the passage of the ordinance is necessary so the process can continue. The ordinance may be repealed if needed before the July 1, 2005 creation deadline.
Council members expressed concern over having to tax the residents the 2 cents on every hundred-dollar valuation of real property. The taxation on a $150,000 valuation would add $30.00 annually to a tax bill. Mayor Meier noted that the subject would be approached again when the district is more firmly in place.
Mr. Sommerkamp made the motion to approve the ordinance contingent upon the fact that it could be made neutral to taxpayers in the City, seconded by Mr. Ries. Ayes carried with Mrs. Jameson voting nay.
Mr. Sommerkamp brought up the idea that the City of Crestview Hills adopts a military unit serving in Iraq. Other local cities have done similar work by commissioning Boy Scout troops or church groups to collect items needed by the troops, properly boxing the items, and shipping them overseas for usage. Council members thought it a good idea, asking Mr. Groth to investigate the option and find out troops that are in need. Council will decide at the next meeting which troop to adopt and the burden of collection, storage, and shipment would be delegated to staff.
Public Works – Mr. Sommerkamp reported on the following:
1) Eaton Asphalt Paving Co. has constructed the new lane on Thomas More Parkway. All work is complete. 700’ has been added to the lane extending it from Villa Madonna Drive entering Thomas More College to the first entrance to Five Seasons Country Club. Three turn arrows and the word “ONLY” were recently added to the new turn lane.
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 was a meeting on August 20 to review the progress of the project. Plans will be completed by November 25, 2004.
3) The City is 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 guardrail has been removed, the new pole is set, and clearing and excavation will be done by October 25, 2004.
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. Proposals have been received for the work and construction should begin as soon as we have our KDOT permit.
5) There is a storm water drainage problem at the intersection of Rhine Valley Land and Horsebranch Road. The City Engineer is preparing plans to add additional drain structures at this location. In heavy rainfall the water washed out the shoulder on Horsebranch Rd.
6) The City and Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate are sharing the expense to have a 2” black top surface lain on Mall Road, which should be completed within the next two weeks.
Finance – A meeting is scheduled Wednesday October 20 at 4 PM.
Police Authority – Chief Herbst participated in marksmanship training at Ft.Campbell.
Economic Development – Mr. Kramer noted the committee discussed three issues. A) placement of the ATM at the new Town Center and whether it should be considered an accessory building, B) requirements of a ground sign and review of proposal to replace the current Mall sign at Turkeyfoot Road and Mall Road, and C) expansion of the Cinergy substation at Summit Hills Country Club property facing Turkeyfoot Road.
Recreation/Communication – Mrs. Jameson stated that the annual tree lighting would occur on Friday December 3 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM. An adult group from Gloria Dei Church will provide vocal entertainment while Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Jason the Great entertain mature and younger kids. Tickets are still available at the City Building for Danbarry Theater. Trick or Treat hours are from 6 – 8 PM on Sunday October 31.
Building – Mr. Groth informed of a meeting on Wednesday October 20 at 9 AM.
After general discussion, motion to adjourn made by Mr. Laird, seconded by Mrs. Jameson at 8:29 PM.
Mayor Paul W. Meier City Clerk C.R. Wirthlin