Minutes of March 2014 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 (Clarkson Executive Center), March 4, 2014.
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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 Jim Meyer

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Dan King

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

 

Alderperson Amy Setnicka Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:


City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

 Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson King seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken to accept the Minutes 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:  Officer Wehner gave the March 2014 Activity Report.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of March 2014 was $17,461.52.   

Ameren Franchise Fee:  Mayor Douglass reported last month that the AmerenUE portion of the Utility Fees was down and he was going to investigate and report the outcome at tonight's meeting.  He said there would be a new contract and he expects to hear from them this coming month. 

New Fiscal Budget:  He reported we will be looking at the new fiscal budget figures this month and will have the preliminary figures to the Board Members soon. 

State Legislative Update:  Mayor Douglass said Governor Nixon signed legislation taking away the authority for cities to regulate cell towers within their communities despite letters from him and many other mayors around the state.  It was very disappointing. 

Chesterfield's Request for Redistribution of St. Louis County Sales Tax Pool:  Mayor Douglass referred to a March 2014 Chesterfield Newsletter article in which Mayor Nation put forth a call to action: speak up for your city's right to a fair share.  In the article he states they are asking for help from their state legislators to fix an outdated tax system and asked Chesterfield residents to contact their legislators.  If this were passed, it would in effect, eliminate 1/3 of Clarkson Valley's revenue.  Mayor Douglass went on to explain some of the Bills being posed in Jefferson City over the past two years and which is sure to be revisited again next year; such as reducing pool cities' share of the tax so at the end of ten years the pool would be zero. 

Better Together:  Mayor Douglass explained how this organization's stated goal was to examine the ways in which governments within St. Louis City and County deliver municipal services to their residents.  There is a growing concern that the study could result in a recommendation to combine the City and County.  He encouraged all to have more patience to see the end result. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Warrant Disposition:  Alderperson Meyer asked how many warrants remained uncollected and asked if the City should consider contracting with a collection agency?  Mayor Douglass stated he would get updated figures and report back next month.   

New Construction:  Alderperson Schultz reported there were three new construction sites in progress in Forest Club Estates - one demolition due to fire and two teardowns.  He was pleased to report the construction is progressing and so far there are no problems. 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

A RESOLUTION issuing A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO JAMES BABB and Frances Babb TO LOCATE SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS AT PROPERTY KNOWN AS 2001 KEHRSDALE CT. IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI. 

A motion was made by Alderperson King to discuss and pass Resolution 14-01.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read the Resolution for the first time.  For clarity's sake, Alderperson King posed the question that the City received a court order to issue this resolution.  Mayor Douglass responded that it was part of the agreement.  The City Attorney stated that our Special Counsel advised it be passed.  Mayor Douglass read the resolution the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Schiller, Schultz, and Sittser.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared the resolution as having passed and is now Resolution 14-01.   

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $71,809.53 seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Alderperson Sittser made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson King.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The Meeting of the Board of Aldermen adjourned at 7:50 p.m. 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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