Minutes of August 2016 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), August 2, 2016.
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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 

 

 

 

Ward 1

 Alderperson Jim Meyer

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 S. Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the July 5th meeting.  Alderperson Midyett 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 

Mr. Jack Hauser of the Kehrs Mill Trails Subdivision asked how the trash hauler change was going and mentioned he had not received his refund from Meridian Waste, as yet.  Mayor Douglas said we would place a call to Meridian to inquire.  Mayor Douglass mentioned he spoke with Dan Hannah, the Community Municipality Relations Manager at Waste Management to find how things were going from their prospective.  At last month's meeting, Alderperson Schiller mentioned she noticed residents not placing their carts in the correct manner.  We also received a phone call from a resident, stating the same.  The metal bar placed on the container should face toward the street and the containers should not be placed one behind the other.  Alderperson Schultz mentioned the City should take into account the size and weight of the trucks the next time we enter into a contract with a new hauler.  The trucks have apparently hit trees on Forest Club Drive. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner reported on the July 2016 Activity in the City.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of July 2016 was $11,090.60. 

Electric Signal at Clarkson and Clayton Roads:  Mayor Douglass reminded everyone that last month a resident attending the meeting mentioned the electric signal while on south-bound Clarkson changed too quickly when attempting to make a left turn onto Clayton Road.  He reported that he called MoDOT and spoke with a representative in an attempt to remedy it. 

Mercy Medical Office Building:  Mayor Douglass said he reached out to Mercy to offer them a direct contact number for the police should they need it.  They have staff working in the building until 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  They appreciated the gesture. 

Coffee with the Mayor:  He asked the Alderpersons to consider this next proposition and give their input.  He said he would like to start a new program - open communications with the citizens.  He said the constituency has changed and we have younger families with children.  He is proposing a program:  Coffee with the Mayor.  The first agenda item would be "Get to know your Police Officers".  Our citizens have to understand that our police are there for them.  He mentioned meeting time possibilities; with a few in the morning and at 7:00 p.m. and asked the Alderpersons what they would think is a good time to hold these "Coffees".  He also mentioned that he added the City's two main officers' biographies in the September issue of the Living Newsmagazine.  He concluded by saying going forward, there is no agenda.   

Olympic Games:  Mayor Douglass reported the Olympic Games will be broadcast on Bounce TV at Charter. 

Municipal League Dues:  Mayor Douglass directed everyone's attention to the letter in the back of the folder saying the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis is identifying how they utilize the monies they collect from dues. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Forest Hills Club Estates - Website:  Alderperson Schultz mentioned their subdivision is hoping to have their website completed within the next few months.  They hope this can help the City with disseminating information.   

Coffee with the Mayor:  Alderperson King stated he thinks the initial idea to hold the focus on the police for the first "Coffee" is good.  He sated further, he can't imagine a better enforcement than what we have.  If it's open to the Board Members, he said, he plans to attend.  Alderperson Setnicka stated she, too, thinks the police officers have done a very good job.  They are very approachable to all the residents.   

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

"Welcome Sign" Needs Repair:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, handed out pictures of the "Welcome Sign" on the south side of Kehrs Mill Road across the street from Mr. Dierberg's property saying the sign was apparently hit by a car or truck and needs repair.  The City received a bid of $639 and she asked permission to have the damaged posts and finials replaced.  Alderperson King made a motion the City have the sign repaired, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken to approve the sign repair with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $79,352.78, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson King made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  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 8:05 p.m. 

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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