Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), August 1, 2006.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A
roll call was taken with the following results:
|Alderperson Susan Shea||
|Alderperson Jim Meyer||Ward 1|
|Alderperson Wendell Sittser||Ward
Alderperson Scott Schultz
|Alderperson Walter Mixson||Ward 3|
Also in Attendance:
City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon
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
REMARKS, PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS:
Jim Kohoutek, Forest Hill Estates Subdivision, said that he has been in contact
with the project manager responsible for the resurfacing of Clarkson Road.
Police Report: Captain
Schicker handed out the Police Summary for July 2006. He
said Dr. Muench, Marquette High School’s Principal, spoke with him regarding
the vehicles using the emergency entrance as a turn-around and drop-off point
for their children. She agreed that in order to stop cars from going around the
gate, this week they would install poles into the ground.
The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the
month of July 2006 was $23,180.56.
Mayor Douglass stated that tomorrow he planned to attend a meeting with
the project manager for the asphalt company responsible for paving Clarkson
Road. He said he would learn more about the two types of paving
material they plan to use. Apparently
they will be using the Arizona-type material on Clarkson Road from Manchester
Road to Kehrs Mill Road. From Kehrs
Mill to north of Baxter Road, they plan to use a different type of quiet paving.
Sign Replacement in Subdivisions:
Mayor Douglass asked all present to take a moment to observe the stop
signs in their subdivisions to see if they are in appropriate condition.
He also asked the Aldermen to look at the stop signs in their wards or
speak to the trustees about this to find if there are any in need of replacing.
Gas Contracts For Automatic Meter Readers To Be Installed:
Mayor Douglass informed those present that Clarkson Valley homes have
seen a change to the way gas meters are read.
They have gone from someone physically reading meters to an automatic
Mayor Douglass said he and the other Mayors in the Lafayette Mayors Group
met with St. Louis County Health, Division of Communicable Disease Control and
Emergency Preparedness Commissioner, Michael P. Williams, Ph.D. last month. He explained how the virus is transmitted between birds and
the mutation process from birds to other animals and humans.
He described the precautions cities are taking to prepare themselves.
Following Too Closely – Kehrs Mill Road: Alderperson Walt Mixson reported that he has witnessed numerous incidents of vehicles following too closely on Kehrs Mill Road and asked if we have ordinances prohibiting this? Captain Schicker explained that Ballwin Police frequently write tickets for following too close when vehicles are involved in accidents. He said the general rule is one should allow one car length for every ten miles per hour. Captain Schicker also said the police have a better success at controlling speed than issuing tickets for following too closely because the officers have to witness the violation.
City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.
Mayor Douglass explained the City was authorized to collect 12.9 cents
per $100 valuation for real estate, which is one-thousandth of a cent higher per
$100 valuation than we were able to collect last year.
Public Hearing closed at 8:05 p.m.
NO. 0334 - AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW DEFINITION OF GOLF
CART TO SECTION 300.030; ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH 6 TO SECTION 385.020 TO
PROHIBIT OPERATING A GOLF CART WITHOUT
A PROPER LICENSE; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 342.030.A. AND 342.040.A. TO REFER TO GOLF CARTS IN ADDITION TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
Mixson made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0334.
Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.
Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0334 the first time.
He said there have been instances where eight, nine, and ten-year-olds
were seen driving the golf carts on the streets in Forest Hills Subdivision.
Alderperson Schultz also mentioned the number of privately owned golf
carts has increased tremendously.
Schiller made a motion to amend Section 2 of the Bill at Paragraph 6 to include
the words “… unless the person has a valid license as required by Chapter
302, RSMo.” Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.
A roll call vote was taken to approve the amendment with the following
Meyer, Mixson, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Sittser.
Whereby Mayor Douglass declared amending of Bill No. 0334 passed.
Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0334 the second time as amended.
A roll call vote was taken with the following result:
Yeas: Mixson, Schiller,
Schultz, and Sittser. Nays: Meyer
and Shea. Whereby Mayor Douglass
declared Bill No. 0334 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 06-13.
Mayor Douglass explained that the last time the City codified its
ordinances was November 2001. Alderperson Shea made a motion to use Sullivan Publications
to codify the ordinances. Alderperson
Meyer seconded the motion. A voice
vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared
Force Week Proclamation:
Mayor Douglass read the proclamation, which declares August 6th
to August 13th as Air Force Week. A
motion was made by Alderperson Schultz to pass the Proclamation. Alderperson Shea seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result
and the motion was declared passed.
No. 0336 – Repealing Three Ordinances:
Alderperson Shea made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0336. Alderperson
Meyer seconded the motion. Mayor
Douglass read Bill No. 0336the first time.
Alderperson Schiller asked the City Attorney if the repeal should also
contain a proviso to re-establish the definition of Structure and Building
Lines to which Patrick Butler responded affirmatively.
Alderperson Shea withdrew her motion.
Alderperson Meyer withdrew his second.
A new bill will be presented next month.
NO. 0337 - AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AND ESTABLISHING THE ANNUAL RATE OF TAXES ON ALL
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, AGRICULTURAL REAL ESTATE, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AND
PERSONAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY TO BE COLLECTED AND USED FOR
MUNICIPAL PURPOSES IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, FOR THE YEAR JULY
1, 2006 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2007.
motion was made by Alderperson Shea to discuss and pass Bill No. 0337. Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.
Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0337 for the first time.
There was no discussion. Mayor
Douglass read Bill No. 0337 for the second time.
A roll call vote was taken, with the following results. Ayes: Meyer, Mixson, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Sittser.
Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0337 as having passed and is
now Ordinance 06-14.
Alderperson Schiller made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Sittser to
have invoices in the amount of $86,287.02 approved for payment.
A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion
was declared passed.
Alderperson Schultz made a motion for the Board of Aldermen of Clarkson Valley to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Shea. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Scott Douglass, Mayor
ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk
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