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CITY OF RIVER BLUFF

MAYOR-COMMISSION BOARD

MINUTES OF JULY 26, 2022

The Mayor-Commission Board for the City of River Bluff met on June 28, 2022 via Zoom due to health concerns.

Attendees: 

Residents: Paulette Bryant, John Marstiller, Bill Fedou, Craig Dykes, Tamara Dykes, Mike Haas, Kyle Haas

Board members Present: Mayor Dillon, Charlie Gilson, Lynn Grossman, Bill Bell, James Coke

Board members absent: None

Appointed Official: Katie Buhts, Clerk

OCPD Report

Due to scheduling conflicts, Sgt. Brown was unable to attend the meeting. Sgt. Brown provided Katie Buhts with a brief update via email. In recent weeks, vehicles were stolen from Hillcrest. All vehicles were unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle at the time of theft. 

Commissioner Charles Gilson made a motion to approve 40 hours of contracted details for the months of August and September. Lynn Grossman seconded the motion. 

Rollcall Vote

Voting Yea: Bryan Dillon, Bill Bell, James Coke, Charles Gilson, Lynn Grossman

Voting Nay: None.

This motion passed by unanimous vote.

Questions/Comments from Residents

Resident Paulette Bryant and Katie Buhts presented a proposal to the board to form a welcoming committee for the City of River Bluff. Mrs. Bryant presented a sample gift bag that the new committee would deliver to new homeowners in the City. Included is a welcome packet and a custom River Bluff tumbler. Mrs. Buhts will contact the Oldham County PVA office on a monthly basis to determine which residence(s) have changed ownership. At that time, Mrs. Bryant will deliver a gift to the new resident. As part of the proposal, Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Buhts requested funding for an initial 10 gifts. 

Commissioner Bill Bell made a motion to approve the expenditure of $288.46 as presented. Charles Gilson seconded.

Rollcall Vote

Voting Yea: Bryan Dillon, Bill Bell, James Coke, Charles Gilson

Voting Nay: Lynn Grossman

This motion passed by 4:1 vote.

Resident Mike Haas addressed the board regarding the nuisance motorbike and ATV on Raintree Court. Discussion regarding the issue took place. Resident Craig Dykes also expressed concerns about dirt bike activity on Apple Tree Lane. Continued discussion on the matter took place. 

Mayor Dillon addressed all attendees regarding the Kentucky League of Cities legal guidance. Without an adopted ordinance, the City cannot intervene in civil concerns. 

In the upcoming weeks, City Clerk Katie Buhts will research sample nuisance ordinances and provide her findings to the board for review. Additionally, the City’s website and official Facebook page will communicate the intent to discuss a nuisance ordinance at the August 2022 meeting. 

Minutes – The June 2022 minutes were approved as sent. 

Treasurer’s Report – The June 2022 treasurers report was approved as presented. 

Katie Buhts recommended that the PNC CD maturing on 7/29/2022 be moved to Stock Yards Bank into a penalty-free CD. The board agreed and Mrs. Buhts will withdraw the funds upon maturity at PNC and deposit them at SYB. 

Old Business

Motornbike and ATV on Raintree

As a continuation of the residents’ concerns, the board discussed the nuisance on Raintree Court. 

Community Pride

At this time, Mrs. Grossman did not have anything new to report. All attendees agreed that the yellow lantana look beautiful at the City’s entrance. The board thanked Mrs. Grossman for her continued efforts.

Drainage Issues

Commissioner Bill Bell stated that the concern on Apple Tree (Justin Howell/Craig Dykes properties) still needs to be addressed. Charles Gilson will coordinate with the residents to involve the county in this project. Oldham County offers a 50/50 program that would provide financial assistance in this repair.

Commissioner Gilson received all necessary permits to begin the city-wide drainage improvement next week. John Turner has 50% total payment for materials and equipment. Katie Buhts created a completion log that Mr. Gilson will ensure is filled in as John Turner completes each phase of the project. Mr. Turner will be paid upon completion of Phases 1-4 as milestones are met. 

Other Old Business – Discussion regarding the City Directory took place. Katie Buhts will seek legal advice from KLC to determine if the City should continue this service. 

New Business

Accounts Payable  The following expenditures were submitted for approval:

Oldham County Fiscal Court Emergency Notification System $164.59

Brammell Law OfficesAnnexation Representation$2708.00

James Coke motioned to approve the first two expenditures. Charles Gilson seconded.

Rollcall Vote

Voting Yea: Bryan Dillon, Bill Bell, James Coke, Charles Gilson, Lynn Grossman

Voting Nay: None.

This motion passed by unanimous vote

KLC6 copies of City Officials Legal Handbook$300.00

Charles Gilson motioned to approve this expenditure. Lynn Grossman seconded. The Board discussed the necessity and contents of these handbooks. 

Rollcall Vote

Voting Yea: Bryan Dillon, Bill Bell, James Coke, Charles Gilson, Lynn Grossman

Voting Nay: None.

This motion passed by unanimous vote

Tax Prep Supplies

Amazon.comBlack Toner$94.22

USPS3 Rolls of Stamps$180.00

Amazon.comColor Toner & Copy Paper$317.45

James Coke motioned to approve the tax prep expenditures. Charles Gilson seconded.

Rollcall Vote

Voting Yea: Bryan Dillon, Bill Bell, James Coke, Charles Gilson, Lynn Grossman

Voting Nay: None.

This motion passed by unanimous vote

Other New Business  Katie Buhts will research “.Gov” email addresses and present findings to the board.

 

A motion was made by James Coke to adjourn the meeting. Charles Gilson seconded .

Rollcall Vote

Voting Yea: Bryan Dillon, Bill Bell, James Coke, Charles Gilson, Lynn Grossman

Voting Nay: None.

This motion passed by unanimous vote

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Katie Buhts, City Clerk ______________________

Attested: Bryan Dillon, Mayor________________________________

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