Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), August 5, 2008.
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 Paul Young||Ward 3|
City Attorney, Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon
Schultz 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 having passed.
PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
John Sprague, Director of Operations for Metropolitan Sewer District spoke
regarding Clean Rivers, Healthy Communities.
Mark Roberts and Marty Carrow introduced themselves and spoke regarding bamboo
as an invasive plant. They
introduced Tim Grossman, general manager of Forest Hills Country Club, Josh
Kelley, chief horticulturalist with Missouri Botanical, and Attorney Dennis
Devereaux, who represents Mr. Roberts. Mr.
Kelley spoke about Yellow Groove Bamboo growing on grounds adjacent to the
Roberts and Carrow’s property stating it can be a nuisance to the public and
the environment. Mayor Douglass
thanked everyone for taking the time to bring us this information.
City Clerk, Michele McMahon,
read the Notice of Public Hearing. Mayor
Douglass explained the City was authorized to collect 10.6 cents per $100
valuation for real estate. Mayor
Douglass went on to explain how the Hancock Amendment works.
Public Hearing closed at 8:10 p.m.
St. Louis County Police Report: Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the June and July Police Reports.
The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the
month of June 2008 was $14,909.50. The
total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of July
2008 was $15,119.00.
Lusser to Speak Next Month to Board Members:
Mayor Douglass stated that Judge Lusser is scheduled to attend a
pre-meeting to explain court procedures and will entertain questions from Board
Issued to Two Residents: Mayor
Douglass stated the City issued a summons to two residents of Forest Hills Club
constructing driveway monuments without a building permit.
from Charter Allowing 5% Utility Tax:
Mayor Douglass explained the 5% franchise fee and mentioned the letter
Charter wrote for Mayor Douglass’s signature as an agreement for allowing the
of Survey: Mayor
Douglass said the results of the survey on the number of times per week for
trash pickup would be included in the October Chronicle.
Additional Complaints on Ellisville Construction:
Alderperson Schultz reported he received four or five more complaints
about construction at the former CitiMortgage property.
Dead Trees on Berm: Alderperson
Schultz reported Dowco cleaned the berm of most of the smaller dead trees.
AmerenUE took out some of the larger trees.
He reported that vines are growing in the spruce trees along Clarkson
Road and he was going to contract for their cleanup.
Report of the Green Space Committee:
Alderperson Schultz mentioned the Green Space Committee met this past
month and they were not considering bamboo as a noxious weed.
After hearing the information at the beginning of tonight’s meeting, he
thinks bamboo should be included in the definition of a noxious weed, to which
Mayor Douglass responded by saying the committee should meet again and asked
everyone to review the Bill.
Start-up Date for Kehrs Mill Road Construction:
Alderperson Meyer received a question from a resident wondering about the
starting date for construction on Kehrs Mill Road.
Mayor Douglass responded he received a verbal from St. Louis County
Highway they will begin construction in mid-September.
Planning and Zoning Hearing Cancelled:
Alderperson Shea reported the P&Z Commission was scheduled to meet
the preceding evening for signage approval, but the hearing was cancelled.
The petitioner required approval from one of its subsidiaries, who owns
the building on which the sign was requested to be constructed.
Children Driving Golf Carts: Alderperson Schiller mentioned she continues to see children driving golf carts in Forest Hills. She asked if the City could request Forest Hills Country Club to place an item in its newsmagazine mentioning our code restrictions.
Butler had no report for the months of June or July but asked the Board if we
could teach the deer to eat bamboo instead of hostas?
was no unfinished business.
NO. 0381 – 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, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30,
motion was made by Alderperson Shea to discuss and pass Bill No. 0381.
Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.
Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0381 for the first time.
Alderperson Schiller asked if anyone checks the figures the state gives
us? Mayor Douglass read Bill No.
0381 for the second time. A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.
Ayes: Meyer, Schiller, Schultz, Shea, Sittser and
Young. There were no Nays.
Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0381 as having passed and is
now considered Ordinance No. 08-06.
Auditor: Alderperson Meyer made a motion to accept the proposal from
Fine & Associates to conduct Clarkson Valley’s audit. Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.
A voice vote was taken with a unanimous, affirmative result and Fine
& Associates’ proposal was accepted.
of Alizadeh Monument Sign:
After reviewing the Special Use Permit granted to Alizadeh and finding
the sign to be the same size and in the same location as presented at the
November 2007 Planning and Zoning Hearing and that nothing has changed but the
name and logo, Alderperson Shea made a motion to approve the alteration of
lettering on Alizadeh’s monument sign. Alderperson
Schiller seconded the motion. A
voice vote was taken with a unanimous, affirmative result and the motion
was declared passed.
Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve the audit as presented,
seconded by Alderperson Schultz to have invoices in the amount of $82,695.13
approved for payment. A voice vote
was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared
ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk
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