Louisville Metro Government  
Action Summary - Final  
Budget Committee  
Chair Bill Hollander (D-9)  
Vice Chair Kevin Kramer (R-11)  
Committee Member Markus Winkler (D-17)  
Committee Member Jecorey Arthur (D-4)  
Committee Member Paula McCraney (D-7)  
Committee Member Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D-8)  
Committee Member Cindi Fowler (D-14)  
Committee Member Kevin Triplett (D-15)  
Committee Member Anthony Piagentini (R-19)  
Committee Member Nicole George (D-21)  
Committee Member Robin Engel (R-22)  
Thursday, November 17, 2022  
5:00 PM  
Council Chambers/Virtual  
THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD VIA VIDEO TELECONFERENCE  
Call to Order  
Roll Call  
Chair Hollander called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m.  
Chair Hollander introduced the committee and non-committee members  
present. A quorum was established.  
*NOTE: All committee and non-committee members present attended in  
chambers except for Committee Member Arthur, Committee Member  
McCraney, Committee Member Triplett, Council Member Ackerson, Council  
Member Dorsey and Council President James, who attended virtually.  
11 - Committee Member Jecorey Arthur (D-4), Committee Member Paula McCraney  
(D-7), Committee Member Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D-8), Chair Bill  
Hollander (D-9), Vice Chair Kevin Kramer (R-11), Committee Member Cindi  
Fowler (D-14), Committee Member Kevin Triplett (D-15), Committee Member  
Markus Winkler (D-17), Committee Member Anthony Piagentini (R-19),  
Committee Member Nicole George (D-21), and Committee Member Robin Engel  
(R-22)  
Present:  
Non-Committee Member(s)  
Council Member Brent Ackerson (D-26), Council Member Keisha Dorsey (D-3)  
and Council President David James (D-6)  
Support Staff  
LaTonya Bell, Council Financial Analyst  
Hollie Hopkins, Jefferson County Attorney's Office  
Laura Ferguson, Jefferson County Attorney's Office  
Clerk  
Sonya Harward, Clerk  
Pending Legislation  
1.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 233, SERIES 2017, RELATING TO THE  
FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 CAPITAL BUDGET AND ORDINANCE NO. 082, SERIES 2019,  
RELATING TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 CAPITAL BUDGET FOR THE  
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT BY TRANSFERRING  
$129,225 TO AN EXISTING PROJECT TITLED RIVERVIEW PARK MASTER PLAN  
IMPROVEMENTS.  
Sponsors:  
Primary Rick Blackwell (D-12)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this Ordinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- LaTonya Bell, Council Financial Analyst  
The motion carried by the following vote and the Ordinance was sent to the  
Consent Calendar:  
11 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Kramer, Fowler, Triplett,  
Winkler, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
2.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 149, SERIES 2018, ,ORDINANCE NO.  
018, SERIES 2021, ORDINANCE NO. 072, SERIES 2021, AND ORDINANCE NO. 084,  
SERIES 2022 RELATING TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 CAPITAL BUDGET FOR THE  
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT BY TRANSFERRING  
$8,846.72 TO THE EXISTING D7 WESTPORT/HERR LANE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.  
Sponsors:  
Primary Paula McCraney (D-7)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Piagentini, seconded by Committee  
Member Engel, that this Ordinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Committee Member McCraney  
- Chair Hollander  
The motion carried by the following vote and the Ordinance was sent to the  
Consent Calendar:  
11 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Kramer, Fowler, Triplett,  
Winkler, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
3.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 121 OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY  
METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING TRANSIENT ROOM  
TAXATION.  
Sponsors:  
Primary Bill Hollander (D-9)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this Ordinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Angela Dunn, Revenue Commission  
- Chair Hollander  
- Vice Chair Kramer  
The motion carried by the following vote and the Ordinance was sent to the  
Consent Calendar:  
9 - McCraney, Hollander, Kramer, Fowler, Triplett, Winkler, Piagentini, George, and  
Engel  
Yes:  
2 - Arthur, and Chambers Armstrong  
Absent:  
4.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SEVERAL SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 32 OF THE  
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES  
REGARDING LOUISVILLE METRO REVENUE COMMISSION AND USE OF REVENUES  
COLLECTED.  
Sponsors:Primary Bill Hollander (D-9)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Engel, that this Ordinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Angela Dunn, Revenue Commission  
- Chair Hollander  
- Committee Member Winkler  
- Council Member Ackerson  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
The motion carried by the following vote and the Ordinance was sent to the  
Consent Calendar:  
11 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Kramer, Fowler, Triplett,  
Winkler, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
5.  
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A SIXTH ROUND OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN  
(ARP) LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDING TO VARIOUS LOUISVILLE METRO  
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO ADDRESS THE CONTINUED IMPACT OF COVID-19  
ON THE ECONOMY, PUBLIC HEALTH, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS,  
INDIVIDUALS, AND BUSINESS (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION).  
Sponsors:Primary Markus Winkler (D-17), Primary Anthony Piagentini (R-19) and Primary  
David James (D-6)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Engel, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this ORdinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Monica Harmon, Office of Management and Budget  
- Chair Hollander  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this Ordinance be amended as shown in the attached  
document titled "O-338-22 PROPOSED CAM 111722 Year-End Budget  
Transfers Between Agencies.pdf" and additionally changing funds allocated  
to Parks & Recreation to hire a national firm to assist with hiring a new  
Director from $80,000 to $24,000, which changes the amount in SECTION X  
from $13,670,000 to $13,725,000.  
The following spoke to the proposed amendment:  
- Chair Hollander  
- Aaron Jackson, Office of Management and Budget  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Council Member Ackerson  
- Monica Harmon, Office of Management and Budget  
- Committee Member Fowler  
- Committee Member Winkler  
The motion to amend carried by a voice vote.  
Committee Member Piagentini spoke to this item.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Piagentini, seconded by Vice Chair  
Kramer, that this Ordinance be amended.  
11 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Kramer, Fowler, Triplett,  
Winkler, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
6.  
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A SIXTH ROUND OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN  
(ARP) LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDING TO VARIOUS LOUISVILLE METRO  
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO ADDRESS THE CONTINUED IMPACT OF COVID-19  
ON THE ECONOMY, PUBLIC HEALTH, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS,  
INDIVIDUALS, AND BUSINESS.  
Attachments:  
Sponsorship has been withdrawn.  
7.  
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING YEAR-END OPERATING BUDGET TRANSFERS  
BETWEEN VARIOUS AGENCIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 AND TO PROVIDE  
VARIOUS TRANSFERS AS DETAILED HEREIN (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION).  
Sponsors:  
Primary Bill Hollander (D-9) and Primary Kevin Kramer (R-11)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Engel, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this Ordinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Monica Harmon, Office of Management and Budget  
- Chair Hollander  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, second by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this Ordinance be amended as shown in the attached  
document titled "O-338-22 PROPOSED CAM 111722 Year-End Budget  
Transfers Between Agencies.pdf," and additionally changing funds allocated  
to Parks & Recreation to hire a national firm to assist with hiring a new  
Director from $80,000 to $24,000, which changes the amount in SECTION X  
from $13,670,300 to $13,726,300.  
The following spoke to the proposed amendment:  
- Chair Hollander  
- Aaron Jackson, Office of Management and Budget  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Council Member Ackerson  
- Monica Harmon, Office of Management and Budget  
- Committee Member Fowler  
- Committee Member Winkler  
The motion to amend carried by a voice vote.  
Committee Member Piagentini spoke to the amended Ordinance.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Piagentini, seconded by Vice Chair  
Kramer, that this Ordinance be amended to add the following language:  
"The department of Corrections shall begin work as soon as possible on a  
report including a detailed plan to build a new corrections facility intended to  
replace our current facility. The department should use their current  
deparment budget to fund this report. If they prove that they are experiencing  
a department budget shortfall that would not cover the cost of this report, the  
department shall make a request of Metro Council to fund that report via our  
current uncommitted funds."  
The following spoke to this proposed amendment:  
- Chair Hollander  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Council Member Ackerson  
- Committee Member McCraney  
The motion to amend failed by the following vote:  
5 - Kramer, Fowler, Winkler, Piagentini, and Engel  
Yes:  
No:  
6 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Triplett, and George  
Committee Member Arthur spoke to the amended Ordinance.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Arthur, seconded by Committee  
Member Chambers Armstrong, that this Ordinance be amended to include  
$1.2M to the Homeless Services Division as needed for emergency shelter for  
families.  
The following spoke to this proposed amendment:  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Committee Member Arthur  
- Committee Member Triplett  
- Chair Hollander  
- Committee Member Chambers Armstrong  
- Vice Chair Kramer  
A motion was made by Vice Chair Kramer, seconded by Committee Member  
Engel, that this Ordinance be tabled.  
The motion to table failed by the following vote:  
4 - Kramer, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
No:  
7 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Fowler, Triplett, and Winkler  
The discussion on the proposed amendment continued and the following  
spoke to this item:  
- Vice Chair Kramer  
- Committee Member McCraney  
- Councilman Ackerson  
- Committee Member Winkler  
- Committee Member George  
- Committee Member Arthur  
- Committee Member Fowler  
- Committee Member Chambers Armstrong  
The motion to amend failed by the following vote:  
5 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, and Triplett  
Yes:  
No:  
6 - Kramer, Fowler, Winkler, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
President James spoke to this item and proposed an amendment.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Arthur, seconded by Chair  
Hollander, that this Ordinance be amended to provide $179,000 to the Office of  
Management and Budget to hire personnel to assist with the new Workday  
system and the processing of invoices and appropriations.  
The following spoke to the proposed amendment:  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Monica Harmon  
- Committee Member McCraney  
- Committee Member Winkler  
The motion to amend failed by the following vote:  
3 - Arthur, Hollander, and Triplett  
Yes:  
No:  
8 - McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Kramer, Fowler, Winkler, Piagentini, George,  
and Engel  
Committee Member Engel spoke to the amended Ordinance.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Engel, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this Ordinance be tabled.  
The motion to table failed by the following vote:  
5 - McCraney, Kramer, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
No:  
6 - Arthur, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Fowler, Triplett, and Winkler  
Vice Chair Kramer spoke to the amended Ordinance.  
A motion was by Vice Chair Kramer, seconded by Committee Member  
Piagentini, that this Ordinance be amended to appropriate $2.5M to Harbor  
House of Louisville's Adult Day Care from Section IX for the project titled "U of  
L Health - Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Birthing Center."  
The following spoke to this proposed amendment:  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Vice Chair Kramer  
- Committee Member McCraney  
There was a discussion about making another motion to table and it was  
decided that the motion was out of order.  
Committee Member Chambers Armstrong spoke to this proposed amendment.  
Committee Member Winkler asked for a point of personal privilege to  
determine whether the agency representatives at the meeting needed to  
remain in attendance.  
The discussion on the proposed amendment continued and the following  
spoke:  
- Committee Member Engel  
- Vice Chair Kramer  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Fowler, to call the question.  
The motion to call the question carried by a voice vote.  
The motion to amend failed by a voice vote.  
The following spoke to the amended Ordinance:  
- Committee Member Arthur  
- Committee Member Hollander  
- Committee Member Chambers Armstrong  
A motion was made by Committee Member Chambers Armstrong, seconded by  
Chair Hollander, that this Ordinance be amended to set aside $600,000 from  
the Deferred Maintenance allocation for the shoring or demolition of the  
Cherokee Park Pavilion.  
The following spoke to the proposed amendment:  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
- Chair Hollander  
Committee Member Fowler asked if the proposed amendment could be  
changed to allocate $100,000 rather than $600,000, and Committee Member  
Chambers Armstrong agreed to the revision.  
The discussion on the proposed amendment continued and the following  
spoke:  
- Committee Member Chambers Armstrong  
- Committee Member Winkler  
The motion to amend carried by a voice vote and the Ordinance was amended  
as follows: "Parks and Recreation shall set aside and reserve $100,000 of the  
Deferred Maintenance allocation for the shoring or demolition of the Cherokee  
Park Pavilion."  
Vice Chair Kramer spoke to the amended Ordinance.  
A motion was made by Vice Chair Kramer, second by Committee Member  
Piagentini, that this Ordinance be amended to set aside $1.4M to demolish the  
Fiscal Court Building.  
The following spoke to this proposed amendment:  
- Chair Hollander  
- Jeff O'Brien, Louisville Forward  
- Committee Member Winkler  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Triplett, to call the question.  
The motion to call the question carried by a voice vote.  
The motion to amend failed by a voice vote.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that the Ordinance be amended by removing $1.2M from  
the amount in SECTION X as requested by the Office of Management and  
Budget because the funds are no longer available due to the cost Metro  
Government is responsible for in regards to the pension plan.  
Monica Harmon spoke to the proposed amendment.  
A motion was made by Chair Hollander, seconded by Committee Member  
Winkler, to amend the Ordinance by changing "directed" to "committed" in  
SECTION X.  
Chair Hollander spoke to the proposed amendment.  
The motion to amend SECTION X to change "directed" to "committed" carried  
by a voice vote.  
Monica Harmon spoke to the proposed amendment regarding the total in  
SECTION X.  
The motion to amend regarding the total in SECTION X carried by a voice vote  
and the amount was amended to $12,526,300.  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Fowler, to call the question.  
The motion to call the question carried by a voice vote.  
The motion to recommended for approval carried by the following vote and the  
amended Ordinance was sent to Old Business:  
11 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Kramer, Fowler, Triplett,  
Winkler, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
8.  
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 072, SERIES 2020, RELATING TO THE  
FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 CAPITAL BUDGET, ORDINANCE NO. 088, SERIES 2021,  
RELATING TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022 CAPITAL BUDGET, AND ORDINANCE 084,  
SERIES 2022, RELATING TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 CAPITAL BUDGET FOR THE  
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT BY REALLOCATING  
$1,400,000 FROM THE FISCAL COURT BUILDING DEMOLITION PROJECT TO FUND  
EXISTING CAPITAL PROJECTS.  
Sponsors:Primary Bill Hollander (D-9)  
Attachments:  
A motion was made by Committee Member Winkler, seconded by Committee  
Member Piagentini, that this Ordinance be recommended for approval.  
The following spoke to this item:  
- Monica Harmon, Office of Management and Budget  
- Mark Zoeler, Facilities and Fleet  
- Vice Chair Kramer  
- Committee Member Winkler  
- Committee Member Piagentini  
The motion carried by the following vote and the Ordinance was sent to the  
Consent Calendar:  
11 - Arthur, McCraney, Chambers Armstrong, Hollander, Kramer, Fowler, Triplett,  
Winkler, Piagentini, George, and Engel  
Yes:  
Adjournment  
Without objection, Chair Hollander adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.  
Note: Items sent to the Consent Calendar or Old Business will be heard before the full  
Council at  
the Metro Council meeting on December 1, 2022.