Minutes of August 2009 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 4, 2009.
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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

  

Alderperson Jim Meyer 

Ward 1

 

Ward 2

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Barbara Hethcote Ward 3

Also in Attendance:
City Attorney:  Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson 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 passed.

 REMARKS, PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS

 The President of Westhampton Subdivisions Homeowners Association, Terry Knox, spoke about an MSD issue and the proposed Schnucks store in Ballwin. 

Mrs. Linda Bennett, a resident of Forest Hills Club Estates also spoke about the Schnucks store along with Mr. Jack Hauser, a resident of Kehrs Mill Trails.

REPORTS

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the July Police Report.  He also stated that Lt. Berra was re-assigned and that Mike Dierkes is taking his place.

Mayor’s Report

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of July 2009 was $15,583.25.

Ground-Breaking Ceremony:  Mayor Douglass mentioned the recent ground-breaking ceremony with St. John’s and stated his belief the building will be a nice addition to Clarkson Valley.

Social Hosting Ordinance:  Mayor Douglass reported that a drafted version of Wildwood’s social hosting ordinance would be handed out at tonight’s meeting for Aldermanic review and consideration.

Visit With Resident About Pool:  Mayor Douglass said he visited a resident regarding a certain pool situation and in the course of their conversation, learned they are using salt water for mosquito control. 

Revisit Yard Waste Pickups:  Mayor Douglas explained the fall season will shortly be upon us and we need to begin thinking about the four months the City will not be picking up yardwaste.  He asked the Alderpersons to give some thought to picking up one additional month, which would cost the City $7,849.

Collection Agency for Non-Payment of Court Fines:  Mayor Douglass reported the City is continuing to look into collection agencies. 

Mailbox Issue Remains in Judicial System:  Mayor Douglass reported that upon reading the case regarding one household with two mailboxes, the Judge asked the defendant, “where is your attorney?”  Upon hearing there was none, he advised that one be retained and the court date was set back to October.

Kehrs Mill Road Construction - Update:  Mayor Douglas stated that construction on Kehrs Mill Road in front of Marquette school property is anticipated to be completed in October per St. Louis County Highway. 

Alderpersons' Reports

Weeds Behind Retaining Wall – Kehrs Mill Road:  Alderperson Shea mentioned there are weeds growing behind the retaining wall and vines growing on the wall and asked if the City could make a call regarding this. 

Skateboard Ramps:  Alderperson Shea asked if the City has any regulations regarding skateboard ramps, half-pikes, etc.?  Someone asked if this could be treated like a derelict vehicle and asked if the City should try to do something to eliminated these from sitting on the driveway for long periods of time?

Forest Hills Club Estates – North Entrance:  Alderperson Schultz stated his subdivision would be undergoing an entrance re-paving and he explained that for safety’s sake, both sides of the north entrance would be closed.

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business. 

NEW BUSINESS

The item slated for discussion at this evening’s meeting, Bill No. 0392 – Allowing Habitable Basement Space (Other than Sleeping Rooms) Without Additional Means of Egress, could not be adopted tonight because the City Attorney explained it requires a public hearing with proper notification. 

 Audit:  Alderperson Shea made a motion to approve the audit, seconded by Alderperson Schultz to have invoices in the amount of $82,029.29 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Shea to convene to a Closed Hearing upon adjournment of the regular open meeting.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  Alderperson Meyer made a motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m., seconded by Alderperson Shea.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

 
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Scott Douglass, Mayor

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ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk



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