Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), April 1, 2008.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A
roll call was taken with the following results:
Mayor Scott Douglass
Alderperson Susan Shea
Alderperson Jim Meyer
|Alderperson Wendell Sittser||Ward
Alderperson Scott Schultz
|Paul Young||Ward 3|
Also in Attendance:
City Clerk: Michele McMahon
Patrick Butler was not present. Alderperson
Shea made a motion to accept the Minutes. Alderperson
Sittser seconded the motion. A
voice vote was taken with an affirmative result and the motion was declared as
PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
Douglass introduced Kurt Hammerschmidt as a special guest and asked him and his
family to come to the front of the room to accept a Proclamation (attached).
Mayor Douglass read the Proclamation and everyone applauded Kurtís
achievement of being awarded a football scholarship to Iowa State.
Cranston, Director of Communication, introduced herself along with David Glaser,
Chief Financial Officer, both with the Rockwood School District. They disseminated handouts regarding the district and
additional flyers about Proposition 3, the districtís current $74.5 million
dollar, no-tax increase bond issue slated for the April 8 ballot. Both spoke briefly about the issue and answered questions
from the Alderpersons. They
concluded by thanking everyone for their time and mentioning additional
information could be gleaned from their website.
Louis County Police Report:
Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the March
Police Report. Alderperson Shea and
Jack Hauser mentioned to Officer Taylor the problems that exist with the light
at Kehrs Mill Road while attempting to turn left onto Clarkson Road.
Sometimes an arrow appears and then again, sometimes it does not Ė
making it extremely confusing to motorists.
It was deemed a MoDOT issue, who continue to report they are working on
Report: The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs
for the month of March 2008 was $14,017.75.
Johnís Mercy Health Center Update:
Mayor Douglass stated, as reported last month, the group currently
representing St. Johnís, Navvis Consulting Agency, is seeking a new driveway
off Clayton Road and are in the process of talking to MoDOT for their approval.
As soon as Navvis has enough information, they will request a hearing
with Planning and Zoning.
Communications: Mayor Douglass stated the City has received a request from
Cricket Communications to install a new monopole-type wireless tower with three
antennae adjacent to the AmerenUE substation off Clarkson Road.
The property is owned by Rockwood School District.
with Chronicle Staff:
Mayor Douglass explained that he met with the staff members of the
Chronicle. He asked everyone
present to look for someone in each of their subdivisions to write articles
regarding current happenings within their neighborhoods.
He reported that this month the editor would be interviewing the
Crestview School Resource Officer.
Schiller asked Mayor Douglass if he spoke with the Chronicle staff about the
possibility of including a tear-out survey, as was mentioned at last monthís
meeting? Mayor Douglass said we
would aim for the June edition for the survey.
It was mentioned that Kehrs Mill Trails Subdivision was having its annual
meeting. Jack Hauser, who resides
in Kehrs Mill Trails, said he canít attend that meeting because of a Clarkson
Valley Board of Adjustment commitment but he is going to tell people in his
subdivision the City is considering once weekly trash service.
This would greatly affect their residents because they are, for the most
part, on septic systems and require twice-weekly pickup service to handle food
waste. Further suggestions from
Alderpersons Shea and Schiller were made regarding the survey.
to St. Louis County Police and to Officer Taylor:
Mayor Douglass read the letter from Ernie Patti regarding the good job
the County Police are doing for Clarkson Valley residents. He also read a meritorious service award given to Officer
Taylor from Norwood Court, which is the city he worked before coming to Clarkson
Evergreens on Clarkson Road:
Alderperson Schiller mentioned that a constituent whose house backs to
Clarkson Road has several dead evergreens planted by the City with funds from a
grant many years ago. The resident
asked Alderperson Schiller if the City could ask MoDOT to remove the dead trees
since it is on MoDOTís right-of-way. Mayor
Douglass asked for time to see what he can do.
Alderperson Young volunteered to work on the Security Task Force.
Mayor Douglass thanked him. Mayor
Douglass said that reminded him that he would be putting together a list of
was no unfinished business.
NO. 0374 Ė AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON
VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE V: BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION, CHAPTER 500: BUILDING
CODES AND REGULATIONS, ARTICLE VI. FEE SCHEDULE BY DELETING SECTION
500.301 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 500.301.
Schiller made a motion to discuss and pass Bill No. 0374.
Alderperson Young seconded the motion.
Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0374 the first time.
Alderperson Shea asked why this was being requested?
Mayor Douglass explained the increase for inspection charges would help
offset the cost of inspections. Mayor
Douglass read Bill No. 0374 the second time.
A roll call vote was taken with the following result:
Ayes: Schiller, Sittser and
Young. Nays: Shea. It was
declared Bill No.0374 failed.
Shea asked to amend the Agenda to include an item, which would transfer Jack
Hauser from the Planning and Zoning Committee to the Board of Adjustment to fill
a vacancy. Alderperson Sittser
seconded the motion. Ayes:
Schiller, Shea, Sittser and Young. Planning
and Zoning Chairman, Frank Hodgdon thanked Mr. Hauser for serving on that
Audit: Alderperson Shea made a motion, seconded by Alderperson
Sittser to have invoices in the amount of $84,013.90 approved for payment.
A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion
was declared passed.
motion was made by Alderperson Young to adjourn.
Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result
and the motion was declared passed. The
meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.