Meeting Minutes


May 28, 2024

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City of Northfield Council.
The regular meeting of the City of Northfield Council was held on Tuesday May 28, 2024 via Zoom.

  • Council members attending: Tim Martin , Clark Rhea, Steve Levy, Brandon Smith, Sharon Berger, and Tracy Walker.
  • Council members absent: None.
  • City officials present: Mayor Randolph Chappell, City Engineer Adrian Oliver, Police Chief Tom David, Treasurer Charles Veeneman and City Clerk Lucy Martin.
  • City officials absent: None.

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



Minutes for the April 2024 meeting were approved. (No March meeting).


City Administration Reports

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer distributed financial reports prior to the meeting for activity ending April 30, 2024. They included:

  • General Fund Income Statement & Balance Sheet
  • Northfield Schedule of Investments
  • Road Fund Income Statement & Balance Sheet


  1. What to do with the decommissioned police vehicle. Charlie will ask the attorney’s advice.
  2. Telecom Tax, Charlie will follow-up on this.
  3. Charlie will move snow removal to the road fund.
  4. Randy will check on sanitation costs.

City Clerk’s Report

  • Memorial for the Lime Ridge site, in progress.
  • Northfield Social’s latest event schedule has been posted to the web site.

Police Report


  • 14 calls for service from Northfield Neighbors
  • 7 calls for service transferred over from LMPD
  • 7 House watch requests
  • 5 Citations
  • 5 Non-injury accidents
  • 2 Fraud reports non-residents
  • 1 Theft report Paul's Market items left outside
  • 1 Found Handgun turned over LMPD
  • 1 Public Service Project with Metro Councilwoman
  • Fire damage in front of Kroger's reported to the Louisville Water Co.
  • Tree down in front of AT&T entrance State Hwy notified
  • We blocked a car caravan from getting in to the residential area after Thunder


  • Multiple calls from Northfield Neighbors most referencing coyotes and the recent property crimes in the east end
  • 7 Calls were transferred over from LMPD
  • 4 House watch requests
  • 5 Citations
  • 5 non-injury accidents
  • 1 Hit and Run accidents w/ minor injuries the run vehicle and driver were located
  • 1 Check fraud report non-resident
  • 1 Stolen License Tag at the Downs residence
  • 2 Vehicles stolen from Stannye Drive and several vehicles were ransacked suspects hit areas all over the east end
  • 1 Wallet stolen at Kroger non-resident
  • A dual assault at Kroger employee vs customer
  • We also handled issues with car and motorcycle caravans passing through our area

Note: The Chief advised that they are covering more evening shifts due to increased activity.

City Engineer's Report

No Update

  • Repaving completed: Baylor Dr., Fox Creek Ct., Jeness Ct, Northfield Ct., Rhodes Ct., Rhodes Drive. Striping still needs to be completed. As a result of the repaving, the contractor will:
    • Replace two mailboxes
    • Repair multiple driveway aprons
  • Crack sealing in progress: Baylor Ct., Keewood Ct., New Market Dr., Northfield Dr., Stannye Dr.
  • Sidewalk repair. In progress
  • City street and stop signs to be painted and straightened. In progress

Old Business

  • In Progress: Lime Ridge Sidewalk, continuing to work with Dr. Raja on documentation and design of sidewalk landscaping.
  • In progress: NF Main Entrance signage update (Tracy).
  • In Progress: Flock Security cameras: 5 are in place, 4 other locations are being assessed. The cameras are $650 each to install and then there is a recurring cost of $3K each per year. A Municipal Order (#2) was approved.

New Business

  • Digital signs: The Mayor presented the signs and their features. Pros and cons were discussed. More research on the signs is required.
  • Fence down along US42. City attorney has confirmed that Northfield may replace the fence.
    • Tracy has the completed survey of the affected area to determine property line.
    • Tracy will get some cost estimates.
    • A permit will be required to proceed further.
    • Fence design to be determined after a decision is made to replace/repair parts of the fence, or to rebuild the entire fence.
  • In progress: Could Northfield sponsor a citywide leaf pickup, Tracy is attempting to identify a vendor, further discussion at that point.
  • Budget for 2024-2025 Fiscal year
    • The Mayor reviewed the first draft of the budget
    • Ordinances required:
      • 24.01 Amends budget to cover the cost of the new police car (amends 2023-2024 budget)
      • 24.02 New Budget
      • 24.03 Ad Valorem Tax Rate

Parking Lot

  • NF Elected and Appointed Official pay evaluation for FY24.
  • Speed Hump Policy: Second Reading on hold pending Traffic Engineer input, and final report. Randy has contacted two engineers.

  • Ky Transportation Coop Signup.
  • Small Cellular Site Ordinance: Distributed for review to all council members. Discussion scheduled tabled for a future meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m. The next meeting of the Northfield City Council will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024.

Lucy Martin, City Clerk. Randolph L. Chappell, Mayor City of Northfield