CITY OF PROSPECT
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
July 24, 2006
(A complete transcript of this meeting is available at City Hall and on the City's Web Site, HTTP://www.PROSPECTKY.COM )
Mayor Joe Kehlbeck; Council Members Nan Milliman, Alan Simon, Todd Eberle, Lee Zimmerman, Harold Smith, Sandy Tucci; Attorney Grover Potts, City Administrator Ann Simms; Chief Marvin Wilson; Recording Secretary Ann Melton; Court Reporter Bruce Handy.
Mayor Kehlbeck called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Kehlbeck thanked the Council Members, Police Department and the staff at City Hall for all their help on the July 4 th Celebration. Mayor Kehlbeck told the Council that he had appointed a committee who will be working with Willo Falk to come up with means to improve Reading Center. Green Springs did not desire to be put on our agenda nor us on theirs and that the Cell Tower would be delayed a short time longer as he had an investigator working on gathering more information.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Council Member Milliman moved approval of the minutes of the regular City Council Meeting of June 19, 2006; Council Member Simon seconded; passed unanimously.
COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS:
Dr. Stuart Miles head of the Prospect Green 2010 Committee; told the Council that he wanted to present them with an update on how the Committee was coming along. Dr. Miles informed the Council he had a meeting with the owner of Putney Pond who wants to sell the 26 acre land. He asked the Council if the committee were able to acquire a grant from the KY Heritage Land Fund to purchase this land; would the Council commit to $55,000.00 for improvements. After a brief discussion Council Member Zimmerman propose to allocate up to $55,000.00 dollars to support Putney Pond Project; seconded by Council Member Simon, passed unanimously on a 6-0 roll call vote.
Mr. Joe Henry, President of the Estates of Hunting Creek Homeowners Association told the Council their Board has recognized the need for clarification for building a gazebo, and are asking that Ordinance # 456 be amended to include the specifications he presented for a gazebo and that a gazebo should be used as a lawn or garden decoration, to sit and enjoy the open space and beauty of the landscape.
Chief Wilson gave the Police Report. There were no questions. Chief Wilson advised the Council that Officer Loeser and Timmons were getting ready for the women's self-defense class on September 19, 2006 at 7:30 PM. This year the age would be 14 and up. Council Member Zimmerman and Simon commended Chief Wilson on a fine job for the 4 th of July Celebration and Council Member Zimmerman commented that it's always a pleasure to read the comments received regarding our police officers.
Cliff Ashburner, attorney for the Harrods Creek Overlook Condos advised the Council that they were still waiting on approved recommendations from Metro and understood no action could be taken without the Planning Commissions approved minutes. The developers presented some issues and wanted to correct the information going around about the concrete slab being poured backwards. It was poured correctly. The turret's (towers) were put in backwards on Building 1, but they can easily be corrected, by putting turrets on both sides. If you look the plans show the bow of the building is exactly the same as it is now and has been on every plan we have presented to both Planning Commission and the City of Prospect. Attorney Grover Potts explained to the Council when they do a rezoning, they have to submit a development plan and the plan will have the foundation footprint, but will have very little detail about how the building finished will look. Consequently, over the last few years the Planning Commission added binding elements to ensure what is shown on the rendering is what actually is built. It is not uncommon to have changes to the construction aspect of a development that require the development plan to be revised and that's what they have done now with this particular situation. The way the development plan was originally set out with the general configuration of the buildings is the same as originally provided except they have tweaked it to the extent of adding that architectural feature of the turrets on the courtyard side as an additional amenity on those buildings that are along US Highway 42. John Korfhage of Korfhage Nursery showed the Council Members his landscaping plan, what he had planted and what will be planted. The Council asked Mr. Korfhage if he would commit to a bond over a period of time if any of the trees were to die. Mr. Ashburner said they could not discuss that at this time.
Pursuant to a discussion regarding amending the existing Fence Ordinance to include commercial and agricultural areas of the City. FIRST READING, ORDINANCE NO. 470, SERIES 2006: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 152.02 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF PROSPECT RELATING TO FENCE STANDARDS.
After a lengthy, lively discussion; FIRST READING, ORDINANCE 471, SERIES 2006: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 31.21(E) AND 32.01(C) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF PROSPECT SO AS TO ESTABLISH THE COMPENSATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS.
At City Attorney Potts request, Council Member Eberle moved the Council go into executive session to discuss potential litigation; Council Member Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
The Council went into Executive Session at 10:25 PM.
Following the Executive Session the Mayor announced for the record no potential action taken.
Council Member Milliman moved adjournment; Council Member Simon seconded; passed unanimously.
Mayor Kehlbeck declared the meeting adjourned at 10:55 PM.
Ann R. Simms
Joseph H. Kehlbeck