Monday, October 20, 2008

Oct. 2008 Glenview Hills City News

City News

At the regular monthly meeting of the City Commissioners held in October, 2008, Treasurer Bill Galloway reported that all City real estate property taxes for this fiscal year have been collected. Fortunately, the recent wind storm did minor damage to common areas and did not require significant expenditures.

A new streetlight was approved for installation on Carlingford Drive between Wagram Way and Burlington Avenue.

City Attorney Doug Farnsley is continuing his work with (Metro Police Sgt.) Jamey Schwab who provides security services for Glenview Hills to obtain cost effective professional liability coverage while performing his duties for the City.

One additional “junk day” will be scheduled with Rumpke before the end of the year. Advance notice will be provided to the residents.

Katie Carnazzo has graciously agreed to update the Glenview Hills resident directory. However, there remains a vacancy in the appointed position of City Clerk. Anyone interested in assisting the City by assuming these duties should contact any Commissioner or Mayor Fred Simon.

Candidates for election of Glenview Hill’s four Commissioners for the next term will appear on the ballot on November 4, 2008. Those residents who have registered are (in alphabetical order) Jason Dusch, Deborah Fulks, Al Gustafson, Robert McGonnell, and Virginia Schulte.

Glenview Park Update

After the Planning Commission approved the Glenview Park Subdivision plan on May 29, 2008, a decision was made by a group of neighbors, with the support of the City of Glenview Hills, at about 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 28, 2008, to file an appeal of that decision. The deadline for filing was Monday, June 30, 2008, and the appeal was filed that day. Named as Defendants were the Planning Commission, Fincastle Group, LLC (the owner and developer), and Eugenia Falls (owner). A motion was made by the Defendants to dismiss the case because the Appeal did not include as a Defendant the Canfield Development Corporation, the initial “applicant”. On September 30, 2008, after memorandums were filed by both sides and a hearing was held, Circuit Judge James Shake dismissed the appeal for not listing Canfield as a Defendant. A Notice of Appeal of Judge’s ruling will be filed in the Kentucky Court of Appeals by October 30, 2008. Attorney Steve Porter believes that he has good grounds for a successful appeal, but appeals are always difficult.

At the same time, negotiations are continuing to try to reach a compromise with the developer/owners of the property.