Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City of Northfield Council
August 28, 2017

Pursuant to written notice, the regular meeting of the City of Northfield Council was held on Monday, August 28, 2017, at the Fenley Office Park, 4965 U.S. Highway 42. Council members present: Sharon Berger, Alan Birch, Steve Levy, Clark Rhea, Tracy Walker and Bill White. City officials present: Mayor Randolph Chappell, Police Chief Richard Frank, Treasurer Charles Veeneman, City Engineer Phil Hasselwander, City Attorney John Singler and City Clerk Phyllis Onachilla. Also present: Angela Leet, Louisville Metro Councilwoman, District 7.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m., by Mayor Chappell.

Metro Councilwoman

Angela Leet, Louisville Metro Councilwoman representing District 7, spoke to council members about various issues affecting the Northfield area including the traffic situation, infrastructure, the proposed VA Medical Center and Google Fiber. She is working to stay in touch with her constituents and to improve our community.

Treasurer's Report

Council members reviewed the Income Statement for the General Fund for the month ending July 31, 2017, and the Balance Sheet and the City’s List of Investments for the General Fund as of July 31, 2017. They also reviewed the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet for the Road Fund for the month ending July 31, 2017, and the General Ledger and the Check Register from July 1 through July 31, 2017.

Clerk's Report

The 2017 Northfield Tax Report was distributed showing taxes due on or before October 31, 2017, of $333,216. Dan and Whitny Lally, 6108 Baylor Court, and James and Suzanne Siegel, 2300 Newmarket Drive, are new residents in Northfield.

Police Report

Police Chief Richard Frank briefed council members on recent activities throughout the city. Two citations were issued this month.

City Engineer's Report

Mr. Hasselwander informed the council that the street repaving has been completed. The new street signs and stop signs have been ordered at a cost of $20,817.

Old Business

Northfield's Tree Program

Mr. Walker gave an update on the Tree Program. To date, 26 trees have been requested.

Northfield Nursing Home Property

City Attorney John Singler informed council members that the Northfield nursing home property is under deed restrictions which limit the use of the property to “skilled nursing”. The current owner is asking the City to ease these restrictions to make the property more marketable. The Dominion Development Group has contracted to purchase this property, and they have requested City approval for renovation and modification of the existing structure along with approval to possibly construct a second building on the property.

Council members are reluctant to grant relief of the deed restrictions to the current owner; and, before giving any approval to the prospective buyers, Mayor Chappell will invite Dominion Development Group representatives to a council meeting to clarify their plans for this facility.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Northfield City Council will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017.


Phyllis Onachilla, City Clerk
Randolph Chappell, Mayor
City of Northfield

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