Minutes of August 2011 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), August 2, 2011.
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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

 

 

Ward 1

  Alderperson Jim Meyer

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon   
     

Alderperson Schiller made a motion to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson Sittser 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 

Mary Swearingen from the Clarkson Farm Subdivision requested she be placed on record that members of Lifetime Fitness continue to create noise from the outdoor swim pool. 

Senator Cunningham re-introduced herself and our liaison, Mark Schweider.  She spoke about the bills that might be before the senate next year and some that passed this year. 

Mayor Douglass mentioned a public hearing would take place at 8:00 p.m. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the July Police Report.   

Mayor’s Report

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of July 2011 was $19,930.30.   

2009 International Code:  Mayor Douglass thanked Alderperson Schiller for meeting with him and seeing that everything contained in the ordinance was ready for a vote at tonight's meeting.   

Wooded Areas:  Mayor Douglass stated he met with Alderpersons Schiller and Sittser several weeks ago and together they walked the area behind the retaining wall.  Based on the ordinance, the grass and weeds on their properties have to be maintained.   

Real Estate "For Sale" Signs:  Mayor Douglass reported that nine of the ten signs whose realty companies received letters stating the signs exceeded the allowable square footage of 4 feet, replaced the signs in the appropriate size - including that of the original complaint.  Mayor Douglass said the realtor whose sign remains in excess promised to have it changed by Thursday of this week.   

Newsletter:  Mayor Douglass asked the Board Members to look at the drafted newsletter in their packets.  He pointed out the budget change, explaining we were using Meridian's lower cost per home when in fact, that does not go into effect until next month.  Further explaining the budget expenses increased by $1,665.  He concluded by stating the Newsletter will go out on Friday via e-mail for which the city has 600 e-mail addresses of its 900 homes.  The survey will be mailed with postage to each address in the city. 

PUBLIC HEARING 

Marquette Signage:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.  Frank Hodgdon stated the Planning and Zoning Commission met without a full quorum with the petitioner's approval.  The Commission's recommendation was that the Board of Aldermen approves the signage requested and paid by the graduating class of 2011.  The school principal, Gregg Matheson and the senior class principal, Carl Hudson were both present to answer any questions and concluded by requesting a positive vote from the Alderpersons. 

The Public Hearing closed at 8:15 p.m. 

Point-of-Sale "A" City - "B" Pool City:  Mayor Douglass reminded the Board of past discussions of the difference between an "A" City and a "B" City and stated the two groups are still talking. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Brush Hog Used To Trim ROW on Kehrs Mill Road:  Alderperson Sittser reported the County chopped everything down on the right-of-way but did not finish the job.   

Planning and Zoning Hearing:  Alderperson Shea reported she attended the Planning and Zoning Hearing this month. 

Street Repairs:  Alderperson Schultz reported that he met with trustees of the Westhampton Subdivision and spent half an hour with them regarding street improvements. 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0421 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE V: BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS, BY DELETING ARTICLE I. BUILDING CODE, AND ADDING A NEW ARTICLE I. BUILDING CODE. 

A motion was made by Alderperson Schiller to discuss and pass Bill No. 0421.  Alderperson Midyett seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0421 for the first time.  There were no questions or comments.   Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0421 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Midyett, Schiller, Schultz, and Sittser.  Nays:  Shea.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0421 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 11-02.   

NEW BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0422 - 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 Shea to discuss and pass Bill No. 0422.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0422 for the first time.  There were no questions or comments.   Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0422 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Midyett, Schiller, Schultz, Shea, and Sittser.  There were no nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 04221 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 11-03.   

BILL NO. 0423 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZING THE LOCATION OF LETTERING AT 2351 CLARKSON ROAD IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI. 

A motion was made by Alderperson Schultz to discuss and pass Bill No. 0423.  Alderperson Shea seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0423 for the first time.  There were no questions or comments.   Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0423 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Midyett, Schultz, Shea and Sittser.  Nays:  Schiller.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0423 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 11-04.   

Audit:  A motion was made by Alderperson Shea to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $68,523.04, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Shea.  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 8:35 p.m.   

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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