Mayor Lonnie Falk; Council Members Raymond Burse, Nan Milliman, Harold Smith, Alan Simon, Lee Zimmerman, Sandra Tucci; City Attorney Grover Potts, City Administrator Ann Simms; Police Lt. Larry Johnson; Recording Secretary Phyllis A. O’Donnell.
Mayor Falk called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
DISTRIBUTION OF BALLOTS FOR BEACH CRAIGMYLE AWARD
Mayor Falk passed out ballots to Council Members asking that they nominate someone for the annual Beach Craigmyle Award and return the sealed ballots to him by the end of the meeting.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Council Member Smith moved approval of the minutes of the regular City Council Meeting of November 15, 1999; Council Member Simon seconded; passed unanimously.
COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS
Mr. Stephen Frockt, a resident of Fox Harbor, addressed the Mayor and Council questioning the need for the proposed decal identification for all vehicles in the City of Prospect and expressing his opposition.
Mayor Falk presented the monthly police report. Lt. Larry Johnson was in attendance to answer any questions or concerns, of which there were none.
Council Member Milliman gave Second Reading, Ordinance No. 400, Series 1999:AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION STICKER PROGRAM IN THE CITY OF PROSPECT. Council Member Tucci seconded. Council Member Burse declared his strong opposition against this program stating that the decals were not justified or warranted. Other Council Members stated that they have heard from several residents that did not think the decals would be a good idea. Defeated unanimously on roll call vote 6-0. Mayor Falk asked Council Member Burse if he objected to a voluntary program and he indicated he felt if the Mayor thought it would work, he should go ahead with it.
Council Member Smith read RESOLUTION NO. 5, SERIES 1999: A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE LOUISVILLE AND JEFFERSON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE REQUESTS OF THE CITY OF PROSPECT, KENTUCKY, TO REPEAL SECTION 9.7 OF THE DEVELOPMENT CODE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY AS THE SAME IIS APPLICABLE WITHIN ITS CITY LIMITS. Council Member Burse seconded; passed unanimously on roll call vote 6-0.
Mayor Falk spoke briefly on the City of Prospect's Y2K preparations saying that we will have extra police officers on duty on New Years Eve to handle any emergencies which will include special patrols of businesses and all subdivisions. Harrods Creek Fire Dept. will have the fuel pumps on generator and will provide us with space for our police department command center in the event that the electricity should go down. Lt. Johnson stated that Prospect Police will have fuel on hand to assist stranded motorists if needed and presented a memo outlining other plans in the department's strategy.
Mayor Falk also informed the Council and residents that they are able to have a free personal e-mail address through the City's internet server and will advise residents in the next newsletter.
Council Member Burse stated that he is very concerned about the quality of the City's trash and recycling service. He is very unhappy with Rumpke, as are other residents. Burse asked what could be done to force Rumpke to do a better job including withholding payment for missed pick-ups. Mayor Falk said the City has met with Rumpke already, but he would arrange another meeting to work out the problems.
Council Member Burse moved adjournment; Council Member Milliman seconded; passed unanimously. Mayor Falk declared the meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.