August Meeting Agenda

August 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Minutes –

Reports – Each Report Will be Followed by Comments from Each Commissioner Who Wishes to Speak.

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption; Discussion of Proposed Budget Changes – Geri Huff
  • Mayor’s Report – James Martin

Public Comments – In Accordance With Commission Rules

New Business –

  • First Reading of Ordinance to Change Location of Regular Meetings
  • Second Reading of a Ordinance to set the Tax Rate for 2020
  • Consideration of Ordinance to set the Tax Rate for 2020
  • Appointment of Commissioner for Vacant Public Safety Position
  • Appointment of Commissioner for Vacant Public Events Position
  • Discussion of Yard Sale and Rain Date Planning
  • Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for September Meetings

Adjournment –

The next working meeting is scheduled for September 7, 2020 7:00 pm.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for September 14, 2020 7:00 pm.

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Property Tax Hearing

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
Steel Technologies Building
The 700 Room, 1st Floor
700 North Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222The City of Bellemeade is proposing a 2020 tax rate of 6.7 cents per $100.00 valuation of real property. This is a proposed decrease in the property tax rate of 7.1 cents per $100.00 valuation in 2019. The purpose of the hearing at 6:30 p.m. is for the public to comment on the proposed taxation. The room in question is large and will be set up to accommodate social distancing. Masks will be required for all participants. Members of the public may also join via ZOOM. Please be aware that Zoom participants may have difficulty hearing comments from anyone in the live audience other than the meeting chairperson.

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Meeting ID: 870 6611 8542
Passcode: 4427QT

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New Commissioner Appointments 8/10/20

Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Steel Technologies Building
The 700 Room, 1st Floor
700 North Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222

Commissioner Susan Dorten Jarl has recently announced that she is resigning from the Bellemeade Commission. We really appreciate Susan’s work on behalf of the city over the past few years! Mayor Martin’s appointment has also left a vacancy on the commission. These two vacancies will be filled at our regular commission meeting on August 10, 2020. Our normal location at the Library remains closed, so we will be meeting at the above address. The appointed commissioners will serve until December 31, 2020. Anyone wishing to be considered for the commission should arrive before the meeting begins and sign-up to speak or contact a Commissioner in advance and present a written statement to be read at the meeting. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a qualified voter in Bellemeade, and a current Bellemeade resident for at least one year.

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Aug. 3, 2020 – “Working” Meeting via Zoom

The City of Bellemeade Commission will be hosting its monthly “working” meeting virtually on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Residents are welcome to tune in and listen. No formal business is conducted at such meetings. Rather, they are a way for the commissioners to discuss any city matters in compliance with open meeting requirements. If you have some issues you would liked discussed, please email me at mayor@bellemeade-ky.gov.  The meeting log in information is listed below: 

Time: Aug 3, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86217560201?pwd=dmt2Z2FvRFdMdEJIc3gzZTNDZjNOUT09 Meeting ID: 862 1756 0201

Passcode: LJ8uKp

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Mayoral Appointment & Commission Vacancy

On July 13, 2020 a meeting was held to appoint a new Mayor for the City of Bellemeade.  I presented myself as a candidate and was unanimously selected to fill the role for the remainder of 2020. 

I am James Martin and I’ve lived in Bellemeade since 2014.  I began serving on the Commission in September 2019 and I have been responsible for public safety and code compliance during that time.  My wife and I have 5 children (ages 5 to 13) and my wife is an elementary school librarian at Portland Christian School on Westport Road.  I am a civil litigator in the firm Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, which is located just a stone’s throw away in the Steel Technologies building on Hurstbourne Parkway.

The commissioners have recently simplified and clarified our city ordinances and established clearer mechanisms for how the city commission functions and communicates. We did this to encourage community involvement in the commission and make it as easy as possible for residents to serve on the commission.

We need your participation.  My appointment to Mayor has left us one Commissioner short of a full Commission.  We now have 30 days to appoint and swear in a new Commissioner.  We intend to do this at our next regular city meeting on August 10, 2020. We anticipate that this meeting will be held at the Steel Technologies Building since our regular meeting location at the NE Regional Library will most likely remain closed.  If you are interested, please reach out to me at  Mayor@bellemeade-ky.gov (or text/phone at 502-489-0827).  Being part of the commission is a great opportunity to learn about local government and be involved in your community. It is also a good experience builder and a chance to get to know people in the city and learn how Metro and State Government work.

Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Mayor James Martin

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Bellemeade City Commission Meeting Agenda for July 2020

July 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Steel Technologies Building

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222 

Call To Order –

Approval of Minutes –

Reports – Each Report Will be Followed by Comments from Each Commission Who Wishes to Speak. 

Treasurer’s Report and Adoption – Geri Huff

Mayor’s Report – James Martin 

Public Safety Report (New Police Contract) – James Martin

Public Works Report – (Discussion of Milestone Engineering)

Public Comments – In Accordance With Commission Rules 

New Business –

Second Reading of an Ordinance related to Closing Charing Cross and clarification of Codification Ordinance. 

Consideration of Ordinance related to Closing Charing Cross and clarification of Codification Ordinance.  

First Reading of LGPT Tax Rate Ordinance

Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location for August and September Meetings

Selection Mayor (To be presided over by Commissioner, Bob Elliott)

Selection of  Mayor Pro Tem 

Recognition of and Thank You to Former Mayor, Andrew Miller  

Adjournment – 

The next working meeting is scheduled for August 3, 2020 7:00 pm.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for August 10, 2020 7:00 pm..

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Working Meeting for July 6 2020

The City of Bellemeade Commission will be hosting its working meeting virtually on July 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Residents are welcome to tune in and listen. If you have something you would like to bring up please email me in advance and I will see if we can make time for it.

A Zoom meeting invitation is listed below.

Topic: July Bellemeade Working Meeting
Time: Jul 6, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 854 8250 7556
Password: Bellemeade

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SPECIAL MEETING – CITY OF BELLEMEADE COMMISSION

  • June 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Steel Technology Building
  • The 700 Room, 1st Floor, 700 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

Due to the resignation of Commissioner Mike Dyer, the commission, pursuant to KRS 83A.040, has 30 days to appoint a new Commissioner to fill the slot. The appointed Commissioner will serve until December 31st 2020.  The new Commissioner will be appointed in a special meeting on June 25th at 7:00 PM in the Steel Technologies Building. Anyone wishing to be considered for the position should arrive before the meeting begins and sign-up to speak and be considered OR contact a Commissioner in advance and present a written statement to be read at the meeting. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a qualified voter in Bellemeade, a current Bellemeade resident, and have been a Bellemeade resident for at least one year. This is a special meeting and no other business will be conducted.  If you come to the meeting please consider wearing a mask.

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Bellemeade City Commission Meeting June 2020 details

The Bellemeade City Commission will be meeting remotely again this month. The meeting will begin at 7PM on Monday the 8th of June. Hopefully this will be our last virtual meeting and the library will be open for in-person meetings again in July. However we do still anticipate there may be a need for virtual meetings periodically over the next year and we will continue to post information here to keep people informed.

The meeting will be hosted on Zoom at the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86793370936

Or by opening zoom and joining meeting ID 867 9337 0936

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Bellemeade City Commission Meeting Agenda for June 2020

Regular Meeting Agenda

June 8th 2020 

Call To Order –

Approval of Minutes –

Reports –

Treasurer’s Report – Geri Huff

Mayor’s Report – Andrew Miller

Public Safety Report (New Police Contract) – James Martin

New Business –

Second Reading of a Budget Ordinance for FY 2020 – 2021

Consideration of Budget Ordinance for FY 2020 – 2021

First Reading of an Ordinance to set the Tax Rate for 2020

Consideration of a Municipal Order to set the Compensation for non-elected City Officers

Adjournment – 

The next working meeting is scheduled for July 6th 2020.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for July 13th 2020.

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