City of Clarkson Valley
Missouri

Minutes of September 2007 Meeting
Board of Aldermen

RECORD OF PROCEEDING

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Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), September 4, 2007.
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The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A roll call was taken with the following results:

PRESENT

Ward

ABSENT

 Mayor Scott Douglass

 

 

Alderperson Susan Shea Ward 1  
Alderperson Jim Meyer Ward 1

Alderperson Honora Schiller    

Ward 2

Ward 2      Alderperson Wendell Sittser

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

  

Alderperson Paul Young Ward 3 

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson Shea seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

REMARKS, PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS 

There were no remarks, petitions or complaints. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Sergeant Jeff Burk of the St. Louis County Police said Captain Corless was on vacation and was unable to attend this meeting.  Burk handed out the August Police Report. 

Mayor’s Report

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of August 2007 was $12,524.75. 

Contract Renewal of Sanitation Removal:  Mayor Douglass said Chuck Barcom was attending this evening's meeting to answer questions regarding the sanitation contract.   

Electric Signal for Vehicles Eastbound on Kehrs Mill Road Turning Left onto Clarkson:  Mayor Douglass said he placed a call to the traffic engineer for St. Louis County Highway Department in an attempt to fix the signal to go north on Clarkson Road from the eastbound Kehrs Mill Road.  He stated, unfortunately the engineer and he were playing phone tag but should get together this month.  Alderperson Shea related that whatever the problem is and however they fix it, she would like to know the signal would remain the same and not change from one cycle to the next. 

Linda Vista Property:  Mayor Douglass said last month he was asked to look into what was proposed for the property known as the old Linda Vista School?  In a conversation with the City Administrator of Chesterfield, it was found they were planning to build a subdivision of 100 upscale homes. 

PSC Attempting New Strategy:  Mayor Douglass said with all the recent power outages, the PSC developed a tree-trimming strategy and the MML has been asked for their input. 

Watering Planted Median Strips on Clarkson/Olive Road:  Mayor Douglass reminded the Board that last month he was asked to check with the City of Chesterfield to see if they could develop a watering schedule that could be posted to the website.  He reported the City Administrator is going to look into it.   

Lake in Kehrs Mill Trails:  Mayor Douglass updated those present on the lake situation in Kehrs Mill Trails Subdivision at Dr. Brown's home.  For those that were not aware, he said the lake was lowered in an attempt to place a boulder seawall on the Brown's property and rebuild a floating dock.  The contractor just submitted engineered drawings and received all entities permission and they were granted a permit from the City. 

Soundwall Update:  Mayor Douglass said he received a letter when he arrived home from vacation that indicated how MoDOT was going to redesign and modify the sound wall in order to lower the cost: they were removing the sound-proofing material from the inner side of the wall (facing the roadway).  Bids will reopen in December. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Children Driving Golf Carts:  Alderperson Schiller reported that a neighbor told her they witnessed a child, seven-to-eight years old, driving a golf cart with other children onboard on Chippenham Lane.  When the neighbor asked the children where they lived, they wouldn't respond and drove away.  The NPO said the best line of attack would be to find out where they live by trying to follow them then either report it to the police or have a talk with the parents. 

Concrete Problem at Subdivision Entrance:  Alderperson Schultz reported a problem with the concrete at the south entrance of Forest Hills.  There appears to be water leaking through; creating cracks in the cement.   

Accentuating the Positive:  Alderperson Meyer spoke of the positive comments he has received about the new police department handling Clarkson Valley and was exceptionally happy to see the diversity of the officers.   

Attorney's Report 

City Attorney, Patrick Butler, reported he would be attending court this Friday, September 7th at 1:30 p.m.  In the interim, he has been requesting a Sunshine Law Subpoena to review bids previously submitted ($18k per wall vs. $35k per wall).  MoDOT is refusing to give us this information saying it is confidential.  Missouri policy states that MoDOT can't deviate from a maximum of $30k per household.  He concluded by saying he will update everyone by e-mail after Friday's court appearance.  It was requested that Patrick present the Board with the total dollar amount invoiced to the City regarding the appeals process of the Appellate Court. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business. 

NEW BUSINESS

BILL NO. 0368 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, TO ESTABLISH A PROCEDURE TO DISCLOSE POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND SUBSTANTIAL INTERESTS FOR CERTAIN MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS. 

A motion was made by Alderperson Shea to discuss Bill No. 0368.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0368 for the first time.  There were no questions.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Meyer, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Young.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0368 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 07-15.   

Postage Meter:  The City Clerk explained the city's current postage meter decertifies in 2008 and that prices have come down from the time we began this lease agreement in 2002.  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the request for the MarXham postage meter and scale.  Alderperson Young seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was considered as having passed. 

BILL NO. 0369 – AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT FOR COLLECTION OF RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE, RECYCLABLES, COMPOSTABLES AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI. 

A motion was made by Alderperson Schiller to discuss and pass Bill No. 0369.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0369 for the first time.  Chuck Barcom spoke about St. Louis County's mandate for one-time per week recycling and trash service that was voted on January 8th 2007 and takes effect January 8th 2008.  He spoke of available grant money to get 65 gallon recycling bins with the City's logo.  Alderperson Meyer asked, "If we are agreeing to a three-year contract, are we locked into a twice-weekly trash pickup schedule?"  Mayor Douglass said we would discuss that at a later time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Meyer, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Young.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0369 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 07-16.   

Audit:  Alderperson Shea made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Meyer to have invoices in the amount of $82,920.73 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Schultz made a motion for the Board of Aldermen of Clarkson Valley to adjourn.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. 


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Scott Douglass, Mayor

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ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk



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