Minutes February 8, 2016


Minutes of Regular Council Meeting
February 8, 2016

The Council and Officers of the City of Windy Hills met at the Sojourn Community Church, 2501 Rudy Lane, at 7:00 P.M. Mayor Ising called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL: The following were present:

MAYOR COUNCIL         MEMBERS                         OTHER CITY OFFICIALS
E. James Ising               Helen Davis                        Sandy Moore
                                      Kate Greer                          Carrie Ritsert
                                      Lou Phillips                         Steve Teaford
                                      Marianne Rademaker
                                      Mike Skelton
                                     Suzanne Spencer


Councilwoman Greer moved to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2016 regular council meeting; seconded by Councilwoman Davis and approved unanimously.


The financial reports for January, 2016 were moved for approval by Councilwoman Rademaker, seconded by Councilman Skelton and approved unanimously.

Councilwoman Greer moved to approve the January bills, totaling $52,639.28 and was seconded by Councilwoman Davis. The motion passed unanimously.



Finance/Ordinances: Councilwoman Davis stated she may have a U of L Law Student Intern for the City to use in the future.

Code Enforcement: Steve Teaford reported he had nothing further than his written report. Councilman Skelton reported the house on Rudy Lane that looks abandoned is in the foreclosure process. It was also reported there are stakes on the Sojourn Church property where additional parking will be added.

Community Caring/Health & Fitness/Welcome to Windy Hills: Councilwoman Spencer stated she had nothing to report in regards to Health and Fitness. She reported that the Community Caring Team has 59 Emergency contact questionnaires to be updated by the residents who were new to the City in 2013/2014. She also reported her team will be meeting to discuss a potential "Disaster Plan" and would like to publish articles in the newsletters or have a handout. She reported that she is waiting on one plaque for the Ellerkamp tree. She stated she has added the new Code Enforcement Guidelines to the Welcome Packets. The City welcomed 7 new residents in January. She stated that the City's demographics may be shifting per her observation of the new residents being younger in age. She also reported the City has had 59 new residents since January 1, 2015 and 54 total new residents for the years of 2013 and 2014.

Community Events/Newsletter/Tree Board: Councilwoman Greer reported that the next newsletter deadline is February 26. She also reported that the Grant that was prepared and submitted for the Tree Board by Cheri Silvey-Slusher was denied. She stated the Tree Board is planning an Arbor Day celebration for April.

Public Works: Councilman Phillips reported the City has received a building permit for a new house at 1002 Westgate and one for renovations for a house on Antrim. He also reported the Sojourn Church new entrance sign is up.

Safety/Real Estate Signs: Councilwoman Rademaker read the report she had prepared and handed out to the Council. She stated that Graymoor-Devondale Police patrolled for 103.46 hours. 13.38 hours of this time was radar enforcement (12.1 on Ambridge and 1.28 on Rudy) resulting in 7 warnings and 2 citations on Ambridge; 1 warning and 1 citation were issued on Rudy Lane. There was a traffic warning on Hubbards Lane at Pin Oak and a citation was issued on Indian Ridge for an expired tag. There was a parking warning on Victoria Place. Parked cars were also investigated on Bonfire and Victoria Place. Also reported were suspicious persons on Rudy at Ambridge and at Two Springs; 2 burglar alarms on Westgate; assistance with a motorist on Ambridge; three residences were on house watch.

Windy Hills Green/City Beautification: Councilman Skelton reported that Adam Vogelsang removed the green mold from all of the City's white board fences.


Ordinance No 4, Series 2015-2016 regarding Communications Services: Councilwoman Rademaker made a motion to have a summary first reading of Ordinance No. 4, Series 2015-2016 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a uniform franchise agreement relating to communications services. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Davis and passed unanimously. Attorney Ritsert read the summary of Ordinance No. 4, Series 2015-2016 into record.

Goal Setting for 2016: Mayor Ising stated that Goal Setting was discussed at the Friday Working Session and would continue at the March working session. Councilwoman Rademaker suggested a goal for her to report on at the March Goal session.


Delinquent Taxes: Attorney Ritsert stated that she will be sending out letters to the residents that are delinquent on their taxes.

ST. Matthews Fire Ambulance Service Resolution: Councilwoman Rademaker made a motion to approve Resolution No. 1, Series 2015-2016 in support of the Certificate of Need application of the St. Matthews Fire Protection District Holding Company, Inc. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Greer and passed unanimously.

ATTORNEY'S REPORT: No report other than the property tax delinquent letters as stated above under New Business.

MAYOR' REPORT: Mayor Ising reported that Sojourn church is progressing with their move into their new property and are addressing parking issues.


Councilwoman Greer moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 P.M., seconded by Councilman Phillips and the motion passed unanimously.