Ordinances

NOTICE:    Original signed ordinances are available for inspection under the provisions of Kentucky Revised Statutes 61.870 to 61.884

CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

ORDINANCE NO. 2019 – 9

AN ORDINANCE CREATING BELLEMEADE CITY COMMISSION STAFF TO ASSIST IN ADMINISTRATION OF CITY FUNCTIONS AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

WHEREAS, the Commission of the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky is authorized and empowered to legislate as necessary and proper for the good of the City.

WHEREAS, the nature of City Government requires sufficient staff for administration of City functions and public services in the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section1: The City Treasurer and City Clerk are hereby designated as part time employee positions of the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky.

Section 2:  A City Attorney shall be retained on a “for fee” basis and shall not be considered as a City employee.

Section 3: Method of hire shall include public notice of vacancy and interview by the Mayor and one Commissioner who shall then present a recommendation to hire to the full Commission.

Section 4:  Compensation of employees shall be determined and ordered by vote of the City Commission.

Section 5: The City Clerk shall perform duties as prescribed by KRS 83A.085.  Additionally, the Clerk shall publish quarterly the Neighborhood News in collaboration with the Mayor and one designated Commissioner.

Section 6: The City Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer of the City and shall be bonded and subject to audit in accord with Kentucky Revised Statutes.  The Treasurer shall present a monthly accounting of city revenue received and monies expended to the Commission, shall assist in budget preparation, and shall perform other duties as established by vote of the City Commission.  The Treasurer shall be authorized to expend monies after receipt of an invoice approved for payment by signature of a Commissioner or the Mayor.  Payment shall first be by City credit card where accepted or second by check signed by the Mayor and the Treasurer.

Section 7:  City Treasurer and City Clerk are authorized to seek legal assistance through Kentucky League of Cities or Bellemeade City Attorney as necessary.

Presented for First Reading July 8, 2019

Presented for Second Reading and Approval on September 9, 2019.

Approved   ____4__ Aye    __0___ Nay

JOHN W MILLER, Mayor                             PATRICIA A. SCOTT, City Clerk

STEPHEN T. PORTER, City Attorney

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CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY    

  ORDINANCE NO. 2019 – 8

AN ORDINANCE CREATING COMMISSION MEMBER EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY FOR ADMINISTRATION OF CITY FUNCTIONS AND OVERSIGHT OF PUBLIC SERVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

WHEREAS, the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky, adopted a Commission form of local government comprised of four Commissioners and a Mayor elected or appointed from the eligible population of adult citizens within the City.

WHEREAS, the Commission of the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky is authorized and empowered to legislate as necessary and proper for the good of the City.

WHEREAS, the nature of a Commission Form of City Government requires specific authority for administration of City functions and oversight of public services in the City.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1:  A Commission Member shall be appointed by the Commission upon recommendation by the Mayor to direct each area of City Government with executive authority as follows:

The Mayor shall be responsible for City administration, response to emergency activity, budget, contracts, and signing articles for payment of City payroll and approved expenditures and other duties as prescribed by Kentucky Revised Statute.

The Mayor pro tempore shall be responsible for for assuming the duties of the Mayor when necessary.

Public Events Commissioner shall be responsible for City events.

Public Lands Commissioner shall be responsible for land owned by the City and all maintenance and improvements thereon to include regulation of the posting of signs on said property..

Public Safety Commissioner shall be responsible for code enforcement and public safety in the City.

Public Works Commissioner shall be responsible for matters of public sanitation to include, but not limited to, trash, recycle, and yard waste collection and for streets and street lights within the City.

Section 2:  Responsibility shall include generation of required activity, public notice and/or advertisement where required, procurement, logistical application, personal supervision, and submission of signed invoice for payment for services and/or products.

Section 3:  Authority to administer activity in area of responsibility shall be restricted only by Kentucky Revised Statute, budgetary limitations, vote of the full Commission, and/or existing or future Bellemeade Ordinance.

Section 4:  Commission Members are authorized to conduct interviews and/or meetings open to the public concerning issues within area of responsibility.  Public Notice shall not be required for said public meetings in which a quorum of Commission members is not present.  Records shall be kept documenting action taken at and by such meeting and forwarded in a timely manner to the City Clerk for inclusion in City records.

Section 5:  Commission members shall observe the statutory stipulations governing open meetings when collaborating on any matter concerning more than one City service.

Section 6:  Each Commission Member shall inform the full Commission of activity in area of responsibility on a quarterly basis in writing.

Section 7:  Commission Members are authorized to seek legal assistance through Kentucky League of Cities or Bellemeade City Attorney as necessary.

Section 8:  Vacancies on the Commission shall be filled by according to the provisions of Kentucky Revised Statute 83A.040 with first consideration given to the non-elected candidate with highest votes in the last past election provided that the candidate is still a resident of the City, still available to serve, and eligible to be appointed.

Presented for First Reading on July 8, 2019.

Presented for Second Reading and Approval on September 9, 2019.

Passed:     ____4__ Aye    ____0_ Nay,

John W Miller, Mayor                                    Patricia A. Scott, City Clerk

Stephen Porter, City Attorney

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CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

ORDINANCE NO. 2019 – 7

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AD VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT FOR THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY, AND THE LEVYING OF AN AD VALOREM TAX THEREON FOR CITY PURPOSES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR JANUARY 1, 2019 TO DECEMBER 31, 2019.

Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the City of Bellemeade is authorized for city tax purposes, to fix the tax levy and the due dates to levy and collect said taxes.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED BY THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE:

Section 1.      January 1, 2019, is hereby set as the assessment date for all property subject to city taxation within the boundaries for the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky.

Section 2.      The county assessment of the property situated within the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky, is hereby adopted as the City assessment for City and such ad valorem taxes as apply for the calendar year January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

Section 3.      The City Clerk is directed to obtain a true copy of the county assessment of property within the corporate limits of Bellemeade and cause tax bills to be made out therefrom  and mail same in the month of September to coincide approximately with the tax bill schedule of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Each bill shall show lot, total assessment of the real property and improvements, the name of the supposed owner, the ad valorem tax rate, and the total tax bill amount.

Section 4.      Upon delivery of such bills, the City Treasurer of Bellemeade shall have the responsibility of supervising the collection of same. Collection of delinquent taxes shall be made in the manner prescribed by law.

Section 5.      The proceeds of such taxes are to be used for the general operation purposes of the City.

Section 6.      The ad valorem tax rate for the calendar year 2019 shall be and is hereby fixed at seven and one tenth (7.1) cents per $100.00 valuation of the property as assessed for taxation. Full amount of said tax shall be due December 1, 2019 and payable as follows:

  • Prior to December 1, 2019: Face amount of bill less discount of two percent (2%)
  • December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019: Face amount of bill
  • January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2020: Face amount of bill plus penalty of 5%
  • After January 31, 2020: Face amount of bill plus penalty of 10%, plus interest at the rate of 12% per annum from February 1, 2020, until paid.

Section 7.      This ordinance shall take effect from and after passage by the City Commissioners and publication as required by law.

First Reading this 8th day of July, 2019.

Second Reading passed and approved this 9th day of September, in the year 2019;

JOHN W MILLER, Mayor

Patricia Scott, City Clerk

Stephen Porter, City Attorney

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CITY OF BELLEMEADE

    ORDINANCE NO. 2019-01

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CITY OF BELLEMEADE ORDINANCE # 2, SERIES # 2008, AS AMENDED OCTOBER 11, 2010, AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BEAUTIFICATION IN THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of KRS 83A.060, et seq., the City of Bellemeade is authorized and empowered to enact ordinances of a general and permanent nature and enforceable as a local law,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BELLEMEADE, KENTUCKY:

City of Bellemeade Ordinance #2, Series 2008, as amended October 11, 2010, an ordinance relating to Beautification in the City of Bellemeade, Kentucky, is hereby repealed and is no longer in effect.

This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage by the Bellemeade City Commission and signature of the Mayor of the City of Bellemeade and publication as required by law.

Passed and approved this 11th day of February, 2019

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JOHN W MILLER; Mayor, City of Bellemeade

ATTEST:

_______________________________      Patricia A. Scott, City Clerk

Prepared and Approved by:

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Stephen T. Porter

Attorney for the City of Bellemeade

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