Commission Agenda — Monday, May 9, 2022

Regular Meeting Agenda

May 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Previous Minutes –

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

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption
  • Mayor’s Report – James Martin
    • Working meeting was held via Zoom at 7:00 PM on May 2nd.    The meeting was attended by James Martin, Geri Huff, Halle Brumleve, Sandra Walker, and resident Vicki Frantz who mentioned that LGE contractors left debri in the drainage ditch.
    • Bellemeade City Election will occur November 8, 2022 – The candidate filing

deadline is Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

  • American Rescue Plan Funding Update – total amount of  $132,864.00 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).    The Bellemeade Commission wants input on how those funds should be spent.  All costs must be incurred by December 31, 2024.  Eligible uses are now greatly expanded since there is now a presumed amount of lost revenue up to $10,000,000 for each city.  Only 4 or 5 cities in the Commonwealth received more than $10,000,000.  All other cities can use their full amounts for traditional governmental services. 

Therefore, we are no longer limited to the following categories.

(1) Household Assistance – including food assistance; rent, mortgage, or utility assistance; counseling and legal aid; cash assistance to households are allowed, but they must be proportional to the negative economic impact on the household.

(2) Investing in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure and Public Safety

(3) Special-Purpose Districts –.

We may not use the funds for:

  • Pay for debt service or financing expenses
  • Replenish financial reserves (e.g., rainy day fund)
  • Satisfy obligations under a settlement agreement, judgment, consent decree, or debt restructuring
  • Violate existing federal, state, or local laws; regulations; or the intent, terms, and conditions of ARPA

Reporting Requirement

Current Commission Discussions Have Focused on:  

  • Drainage Ditch clearing behind South Hamptom
    • Partial Reimbursement for Resident Home Camera Installation
    • Updating the streetlights – LED and adding more between.
    • Police security increase.
    • Tree Planting
  • Commissioner Reports
  • Public Works –
  • Public Safety –
    • Discussion of Video Surveillance at Entrances.
  • Public Events –
    • Yard Sale  – 8/20/22
    • Block Party   – May 28, 22  – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Public Comments – In Accordance with Commission Rules

New Business –

  • Second Reading – Street Closure for Block Party Ordinance
  • Discussion, Consideration, and Possible voting on Street Closure for Block Party Ordinance
  • First Reading of July 1 2022 – June 30, 2023 City Budget
  • Discussion of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 City Budget
  • Second Reading of Proposed Canopy Tree reimbursement ordinance
  • Discussion, Consideration, and Possible voting on Proposed Canopy Tree reimbursement ordinance
  • Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for future Meetings  – Ask City Attorney to Confirm limits of virtual meetings since state of emergency has ended.

Adjournment –

The next working meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2022 7:00 pm. Via Zoom.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday June 13, 2022 7:00 pm. in person.  

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Bellemeade Working Meeting via Zoom May 2, 2022 @7:00 PM

The Bellemeade City Commission “Working” Meeting will be held via Zoom Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to join in to discuss any concerns or thoughts they may have. See you there via Zoom.

Time: May 2, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 846 2596 6907

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Commission Agenda – Monday, April 11, 2022

Regular Meeting Agenda

April 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Previous Minutes –

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

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption
  • Mayor’s Report – James Martin
    • Bellemeade City Election will occur November 8, 2022 – The candidate filing

deadline is Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

  • American Rescue Plan Funding Update – total amount of  $132,864.00 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).    The Bellemeade Commission wants input on how those funds should be spent.  All costs must be incurred by December 31, 2024.  Eligible uses are now greatly expanded since there is now a presumed amount of lost revenue up to $10,000,000 for each city.  Only 4 or 5 cities in the Commonwealth received more than $10,000,000.  All other cities can use their full amounts for traditional governmental services. 

Therefore, we are no longer limited to the following categories.

(1) Household Assistance – including food assistance; rent, mortgage, or utility assistance; counseling and legal aid; cash assistance to households are allowed, but they must be proportional to the negative economic impact on the household.

(2) Investing in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure and Public Safety

(3) Special-Purpose Districts –.

We may not use the funds for:

  • Pay for debt service or financing expenses
  • Replenish financial reserves (e.g., rainy day fund)
  • Satisfy obligations under a settlement agreement, judgment, consent decree, or debt restructuring
  • Violate existing federal, state, or local laws; regulations; or the intent, terms, and conditions of ARPA

Reporting Requirement

Current Commission Discussions Have Focused on:  

  • Drainage Ditch clearing behind South Hamptom
    • Partial Reimbursement for Resident Home Camera Installation
    • Updating the streetlights – LED and adding more between.
    • Police security increase.
    • Tree Planting
  • Commissioner Reports
  • Public Works –
    • Stop Sign Replacement –
  • Public Safety –
    • Discussion of Video Surveillance at Entrances.
    • Discussion of KLE scheduling of overnight patrols
  • Public Events –
    • Yard Sale  – 8/20/22
    • Arbor Day Event –  4/23/22
    • Block Party   – May 28, 22  – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Public Comments – In Accordance with Commission Rules

New Business –

  • Street Closure for Block Party Ordinance – First Reading
  • Discussion of Budget Planning for 2022 – Including areas where budget may be decreased or increased.
    • Discuss Budget Changes for remainder of 2022
    • Discuss Projected Budget for July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
  • Second Reading of Proposed Canopy Tree reimbursement ordinance
  • Discussion of Proposed Canopy Tree reimbursement ordinance
  • Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for future Meetings  – Ask City Attorney to Confirm limits of virtual meetings since state of emergency has ended.

Adjournment –

The next working meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2022 7:00 pm. Via Zoom.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday May 9, 2022 7:00 pm. in person.  

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Commission Agenda – Monday, March 14, 2022

City Of Bellemeade

Regular Meeting Agenda

March 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Previous Minutes –

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

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption
  • Mayor’s Report – James Martin
    • Bellemeade City Election will occur November 8, 2022 – The candidate filing deadline is Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Anne Palmer Los Arboles Condominiums 8625 Shelbyville Road 40222 – says trash is often missed weekly. 
    • Investment Update and Discussion –
    • Peddler’s Ordinance License Application
  • American Rescue Plan Funding Update – total amount of  $132,864.00 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).    The Bellemeade Commission wants input on how those funds should be spent.  All costs must be incurred by December 31, 2024.  Eligible uses include now greatly expanded since there is now a presumed amount of lost revenue up to $10,000,000 for each city.  Only 4 or 5 cities in the Commonwealth received more than $10,000,000.  All other cities can use their full amounts for traditional governmental services. 

Therefore, we are no longer limited to the following categories:

(1) Household Assistance – including food assistance; rent, mortgage, or utility assistance; counseling and legal aid; cash assistance to households are allowed, but they must be proportional to the negative economic impact on the household.

(2) Investing in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure and Public Safety

(3) Special-Purpose Districts –.

Current Commission Discussions Have Focused on:  

  • Drainage Ditch clearing behind South Hamptom
    • Partial Reimbursement for Resident Home Camera Installation
    • Updating the streetlights – LED and adding more between.
    • Police security increase.
    • Tree Planting
  • Commissioner Reports
  • Public Works –
  • Public Events – Discussion of date, plan, and appropriation for Arbor Day Event
    • Discussion of Yardsale date.

Public Comments – In Accordance with Commission Rules

New Business –

  • Discussion of Budget Planning for 2022 – Including areas where budget may be decreased or increased.
    • Discuss Budget Changes for remainder of 2022
    • Discuss Projected Budget for July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
  • Discussion of Tax rate changes for 2022 —
  • Discussion of possible reimbursement/rebate for canopy tree replanting
  • Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for future Meetings

Adjournment –

The next working meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 4, 2022 7:00 pm. Via Zoom.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday April 11, 2022 7:00 pm. in person.  

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Bellemeade Working Meeting via Zoom March 7, 2022 @7:00 PM

The Bellemeade City Commission “Working” Meeting will be held via Zoom Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. All members of the public are welcome to join in to discuss any concerns or thoughts they may have. See you there via Zoom.

Time: Mar 7, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 860 7565 8473

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Commission Agenda – Monday February 14, 2022

Regular Meeting Agenda
February 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM
The 700 Room, 1st Floor
700 North Hurstbourne Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Previous Minutes –

Reports – Each Report Will be Followed by Comments from Each Commissioner Who Wishes to Speak.
● Treasurer’s Report and Adoption
● Mayor’s Report – James Martin
o Discussion of at least 3 resident concerns regarding the overnight parking ordinance and whether commissioners believe repeal or amendment is advisable. Also discuss social media and email notices.
o Code of Ordinances has been updated to include newly passed ordinances – and will be available for review by all those present and signed by city treasurer for publication on the website.
o American Rescue Plan Funding Update – total amount of $132,864.00 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Bellemeade Commission wants input on how those funds should be spent. All costs must be incurred by December 31, 2024. Eligible uses include:

(1) Household Assistance – including food assistance; rent, mortgage, or utility assistance; counseling and legal aid; cash assistance to households are allowed, but they must be proportional to the negative economic impact on the household.

(2) Investing in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure and Public Safety

(3) Special-Purpose Districts –.

Current Commission Discussions Have Focused on:

▪ Drainage Ditch clearing behind South Hamptom
▪ Partial Reimbursement for Resident Home Camera Installation
▪ Updating the streetlights – LED and adding more between.
▪ Police security increase.

● Commissioner Reports
● Public Works – House numbers visibility, snow removal.
● Public Events – Discussion of date, plan, and appropriation for Arbor Day Event
o Discussion of Yardsale date.

Public Comments – In Accordance with Commission Rules

New Business –
● Discussion of Budget Planning for 2022 – Including areas where budget may be decreased or increased.
● Discussion of Tax rate changes for 2022 —
● Discussion of possible reimbursement/rebate for canopy tree replanting
● Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for future Meetings

Adjournment –
The next working meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 7, 2022 7:00 pm. Via Zoom. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday March 14, 2022 7:00 pm. in person.

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Commission Agenda – Monday, January 10, 2022

Regular Meeting Agenda

January 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Previous Minutes –

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

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption
  • Mayor’s Report – James Martin
    • American Rescue Plan Funding Update – total amount of  $132,864.00 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).    The Bellemeade Commission wants input on how those funds should be spent.  All costs must be incurred by December 31, 2024.  Eligible uses include:

(1) Household Assistance – including food assistance; rent, mortgage, or utility assistance; counseling and legal aid; cash assistance to households are allowed, but they must be proportional to the negative economic impact on the household.

(2) Investing in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure and Public Safety

(3) Special-Purpose Districts – including school districts, water districts, or fire districts – will not receive funding allocations; however, cities may transfer money to these districts to further goals of the act. Similarly, cities may transfer funds to county governments and vice versa.

Current Resident suggestions are

  • Drainage Ditch clearing behind South Hamptom
    • Partial Reimbursement for Resident Home Camera Installation
    • Updating the streetlights – LED and adding more between.
    • Drainage issues on north chadwick 100 block
    • Security cameras at entrances.
    • Twice year large junk pick up.
    • Broadband access for City of Bellemeade
    • Hotspots or broadband for NERL library branch
    • Helping low income Bellemeade residents with sewer bills
    • Removing old trees on Shelbyville road and planting new ones.
    • Pipeline on the South Hampton Woodcleft Ditch
    • Autumn leaf composting
    • Teaming with other small cities to fund a solar array.
    • Community ministry food pantry
    • Library donation
    • Fire district donation
    • Water pressure increase
    • Police security increase.
  • Commissioner Reports

Public Comments – In Accordance with Commission Rules

New Business –

  • Discussion of possible reimbursement/rebate for Ring doorbell installment
  • Discussion of possible reimbursement/rebate for canopy tree replanting
  • Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for future Meetings

Adjournment –

The next working meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2022 7:00 pm. Via Zoom.  The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday February 14, 2022 7:00 pm. in person.  

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Commission Agenda – Monday, December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Previous Minutes –

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

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption
  • Mayor’s Report – James Martin
    • American Rescue Plan Funding Update – total amount of  $132,864.00 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).    The Bellemeade Commission wants input on how those funds should be spent.  All costs must be incurred by December 31, 2024.  Eligible uses include:

(1) Household Assistance – including food assistance; rent, mortgage, or utility assistance; counseling and legal aid; cash assistance to households are allowed, but they must be proportional to the negative economic impact on the household.

(2) Investing in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure and Public Safety

(3) Special-Purpose Districts – including school districts, water districts, or fire districts – will not receive funding allocations; however, cities may transfer money to these districts to further goals of the act. Similarly, cities may transfer funds to county governments and vice versa.

Current Resident suggestions are

  • Drainage Ditch clearing behind South Hamptom
    • Partial Reimbursement for Resident Home Camera Installation
    • Updating the streetlights – LED and adding more between.
    • Drainage issues on north chadwick 100 block
    • Security cameras at entrances.
    • Twice year large junk pick up.
    • Broadband access for City of Bellemeade
    • Hotspots or broadband for NERL library branch
    • Helping low income Bellemeade residents with sewer bills
    • Removing old trees on Shelbyville road and planting new ones.
    • Pipeline on the South Hampton Woodcleft Ditch
    • Autumn leaf composting
    • Teaming with other small cities to fund a solar array.
    • Community ministry food pantry
    • Library donation
    • Fire district donation
    • Water pressure increase
    • Police security increase.
  • Commissioner Reports

Public Comments – In Accordance with Commission Rules

New Business –

  • Second Reading of Investment Policy Statement
  •  Discussion and Possible Approval of Investment Policy Statement
  • Second Reading of Front Yard Fencing Ordinance
  • Discussion and Possible Approval of Front Yard Fencing Ordinance
  • Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for future Meetings

Adjournment –

The next working meeting is scheduled for Monday January 3, 2022 7:00 pm.   The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday January 10, 2022 7:00 pm.

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Commission Agenda – Monday, November 8, 2021

City Of Bellemeade

Regular Meeting Agenda

October 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

The 700 Room, 1st Floor

700 North Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville, KY 40222

Call To Order –

Approval of Previous Minutes –

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

  • Treasurer’s Report and Adoption
  • Mayor’s Report – James Martin
    • Increase in Patrol Officer Costs from $45 to $50 per hour.
    • American Rescue Plan Funding Update – total amount of  $132,864.00 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).    The Bellemeade Commission wants input on how those funds should be spent.  All costs must be incurred by December 31, 2024.  Eligible uses include:

(1) Household Assistance – including food assistance; rent, mortgage, or utility assistance; counseling and legal aid; cash assistance to households are allowed, but they must be proportional to the negative economic impact on the household.

(2) Investing in Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure and Public Safety

(3) Special-Purpose Districts – including school districts, water districts, or fire districts – will not receive funding allocations; however, cities may transfer money to these districts to further goals of the act. Similarly, cities may transfer funds to county governments and vice versa.

Current Resident suggestions are

  • Partial Reimbursement for Resident Home Camera Installation
    • Updating the streetlights – LED and adding more between.
    • Drainage issues on north chadwick 100 block
    • Security cameras at entrances.
    • Twice year large junk pick up.
    • Broadband access for City of Bellemeade
    • Hotspots or broadband for NERL library branch
    • Helping low income Bellemeade residents with sewer bills
    • Sewer improvements – drainage ditch clean out
    • Removing old trees on Shelbyville road and planting new ones.
    • Pipeline on the South Hampton Woodcleft Ditch
    • Autumn leaf composting
    • Teaming with other small cities to fund a solar array.
    • Community ministry food pantry
    • Library donation
    • Fire district donation
    • Water pressure increase
    • Police security increase.
  • Commissioner Reports

Public Comments – In Accordance with Commission Rules

New Business –

  • First Reading of Investment Policy Statement
  • Discussion of Investment Policy Statement
  • First Reading of Front Yard Fencing Ordinance
  • Discussion of Front Yard Fencing Ordinance
  • Discussion of Virtual or Physical Meeting Location Date for future Meetings

Adjournment –

The next working meeting is scheduled for Monday December 6, 2021 7:00 pm.   The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday December 13, 2021 7:00 pm.

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POSTPONED – Halloween Parade Route Road Closure

The City of Bellemeade Halloween Parade has been POSTPONED to Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.!  Please click here for details.   We look forward to seeing you there!

The parade route will be closed to traffic from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking will also be prohibited on both sides of the street during that time.   The parade route will start at 8600 Charing Cross, turn right on Holliswood Road, turn right on Holston Road, turn right on Blaine Road, and end at 8600 Charing Cross Road as depicted below:

A big THANK YOU to Commissioner Halle Brumleve for planning this event! 

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