Minutes of April 2015 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), April 7, 2015.
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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 from the March 3rd meeting.  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

 

Chris Ley introduced himself to the Board of Aldermen along with his wife, Deanna and his daughter, Alyssa.  He stated he would like the City to consider allowing N2 Publishing to bring the residents of the city a new publication, much like the newsmagazine from 2007 which was then known as the Clarkson Valley Chronicle and later changing the name to Clarkson Valley Living.  He said this would be a full-color publication and handed out a list of the types of articles they would showcase each month.  After discussion, Alderperson Meyer made a motion to allow N2 Publication to use the name Clarkson Valley Living reserving the right to withdraw at any time, seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken to allow N2 Publication to use the name Clarkson Valley Living with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

 

Mr. Jack Hauser spoke about the parking situation and lack of handicapped parking spaces for voters at Marquette High School with the election that took place today.  This was confirmed by Alderpersons Schiller and King, and Mayor Douglass.  Alderperson Meyer suggested the City write a letter to the election board and to Dr. Eric Knost, Rockwood School District Superintendent.

 

REPORTS

 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Sgt Jenifer Williams introduced herself stating she recently replaced Sgt. Warner’s duties when he was transferred to another division.  She said she has been a sergeant with the 7th Precinct and was onboard when we first contracted with St. Louis County Police in July 2007.  She concluded by stating if ever there is a question for her, to please call.  Officer Wehner gave the March 2015 Activity Report. 

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Mayor Douglass reported on the following items:

 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of March 2015 was $10,934.50. 

 

Senate Bill 05:  Mayor Douglass reported he would be in Jefferson City Wednesday morning to testify on what is being referred to as the “Macks Creek Law”.  He spoke of some of the modifications and what it would mean to our city.  He mentioned the recent LAMO (Lafayette Area Mayors Organization) meeting hosted by our city and the various legislators that attended, including Senator Eric Schmitt, who authored and introduced SB05.  He discussed details of the Bill along with other court reform issues.

 

Dog Bite Follow up:  Mayor Douglass handed out a letter intended to go to the owner of the dog that bit Tom Sommers’s son and asked the Board Members to please read and give their opinion.  Board Members felt this was a good first step. 

 

Alderpersons' Reports

 

Kehrs Mill Estates Subdivision Establishes Neighborhood Advisory Board:  Alderperson King reported his subdivision began an advisory board and are currently looking for volunteers to assist the trustees in their day-to-day activities. 

 

Use of “Ballwin” on Letterhead:  Alderperson Schiller asked why the City’s letterhead states Ballwin instead of Clarkson Valley as its address and through additional comments from the Alderpersons, it was determined we should revisit this issue with the Ballwin Postmaster. 

 

City Attorney's Report

 

There was no report. 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Dog Bite - Letter:  Alderperson Setnicka reported that Dr. Sommers wanted to attend this evening’s meeting but was unable.  Alderperson King made a motion to discuss the letter addressed to the owner of the dog, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  Discussion ensued.  A voice vote was taken to approve sending the letter with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

 

Sanitation Contract:  Mayor Douglass reminded the Board Members that At Your Service (d/b/a/ Meridian Waste) agreed to a 1% increase last month.  He then mentioned the letter he received several weeks ago that he emailed to the Alderpersons from Al Heinerman with Progressive Trash Services (formerly known as IESI) and asked if the Board desires to go out to bid?  Alderperson Setnicka asked what harm it would cause the city to go out for bids and said Republic would like to bid for the city’s contract, too.  Discussion ensued with the majority stating Meridian does a great job.  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to continue with Meridian for a 1% increase, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with five affirmative votes to continue services with Meridian and one against.  Mayor Douglass stated he would notify Meridian.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

There was no new business.

 

Audit:  Alderperson Meyer made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $63,932.55 seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

 

Alderperson Midyett 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 8:25 p.m. 

 

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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