Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City of Northfield Council
February 25, 2019

Pursuant to written notice, the regular meeting of the City of Northfield Council was held on Monday, February 25, 2019, at the Fenley Office Park, 4965 U.S. Highway 42. Council members present: Sharon Berger, Alan Birch, Steve Levy, Clark Rhea, Brandon Smith and Tracy Walker. City officials present: Mayor Randolph Chappell, Police Chief Richard Frank, Treasurer Charles Veeneman, City Engineer Phil Hasselwander and City Clerk Phyllis Onachilla.

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


Minutes of the January 28, 2019, meeting and the Minutes of the Special Meeting held on February 18, 2019, were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

Council members reviewed the Income Statement for the General Fund for the month ending January 31, 2019, the Balance Sheet and the City’s List of Investments for the General Fund as of January 31, 2019. They also reviewed the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet for the Road Fund for the month ending January 31, 2019, the General Ledger and the Check Register from January 1 through January 31, 2019.

City Clerk's Report

Josh and Kat Abner, 2236 Wynnewood Circle, Stephen “Taylor” and Laura Canfield, 2003 Newmarket Drive, and Wesley and Lori Orr, 6012 Hunting Road, are new residents in Northfield.

Police Report

Police Chief Richard Frank briefed council members on recent activities throughout the city and reported that there were four citations issued this month.

Old Business

Louisville VA Medical Center

Mr. Birch reported that work on the VA project will begin this summer.


Mayor Chappell previously discussed with City Attorney John Singler Ordinance 2019-01 of the City of Northfield, Kentucky, amending and supplementing Ordinance No. 90-04, Series 1990, relating to the imposition and administration of license fees upon insurance companies doing business in the city. Following a second reading of this ordinance and discussion by the council members, it was moved by Mr. Levy and seconded by Ms. Berger that this ordinance be adopted. Council members voting in favor of this motion: Berger, Birch, Levy, Rhea, Smith and Walker. Motion carried.

Speed Hump Policy

Mayor Chappell again recommended that the City of Northfield adopt a Speed Hump Policy which would provide rules and regulations regarding any and all speed humps located within the City. He asked for a volunteer to study Louisville’s Speed Hump Policy and Northfield’s proposed Speed Hump Policy of 2010 and then draft a new proposed policy for Council’s consideration. Any council member interested in this assignment will contact Mayor Chappell.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Northfield City Council will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019.


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

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