Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), December 2, 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
|Ward 3||Alderperson Paul Young|
Also in Attendance:
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 passed.
PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
Schultz made a motion to amend the Agenda under New Business due to receipt
yesterday of a letter of resignation from Paul Young creating a vacancy in Ward
3. Alderperson Meyer seconded the
motion. A voice vote was taken with
a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
Louis County Police Report:
Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the
November Police Report.
The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the
month of November 2008 was $14,517.50.
Coalition for Roadway Safety:
Mayor Douglass read an e-mail he received several weeks earlier from the
Missouri Safety Council asking the City to consider supporting a change to the
current secondary safety belt law and to advocate PSB, Primary Safety Belt.
Alderperson Meyer asked the two officers present what they thought of it?
NPO, Thom Taylor, stated his belief that it is more effective as a
warning. Sergeant Burk said that it
is a great “probable cause” tool. Through
discussion it was determined to be too gray of an area regarding if it is driver
only or passengers, too. Mayor
Douglass asked the Board if it mattered who could be pulled over if found not to
have on their seat belt? One
Alderperson said she would like to see all passengers wearing seatbelts.
Alderperson Shea said she would like to see just drivers being required
to wear seatbelts, in addition to those juveniles currently mandated to wear
seatbelts. Mayor Douglass said that
with that conflict in mind, he would like to check it out and have this matter
tabled to a later date.
Mayor Douglass reported he received a letter from the St. Louis County
Public Health Coordinator, Shirley Scatcherd, requesting the City consider
placing a telephone call to St. Louis County Council Member Greg Quinn, who
represents us in District 7, to state Clarkson Valley’s position on an amended
ordinance that goes before the Council now through December 9th, requiring
juveniles in all areas of St. Louis County to wear helmets during wheeled
sports. After some discussion a
motion was made by Alderperson Sittser, seconded by Alderperson Meyer, to let
Mr. Quinn know that Clarkson Valley is opposed to a mandatory helmet law.
Mayor Douglass said he would make the phone call To Mr. Quinn.
Mayor Douglass reminded the Board Members that in September the City
received a letter stating Missouri Petroleum would be interested in inventorying
the streets in Clarkson Valley free of charge.
Per the letter, they were going to conduct this survey before the end of
the year. As it turns out, due to an overwhelming response, they have
pushed the date back to April.
Mayor Douglass said the City should receive the final report from the CPA
firm this month. The City Clerk
received a compliment for her management of the books.
Mayor Douglass stated the City received a request to learn from the
Missouri Department of Conservation if they have an update of the deer
population in this area. What we
found, he said, is the MoDOC can
no longer do aerial surveys because they do not have permission to fly that low
nor are they allowed to fly slowly enough to allow them to do a count.
It apparently poses a hazard and the pilot can lose his/her license.
Another way of monitoring the deer population is by carcass removal and
reported deer/vehicle collisions. It
was reported that the number of deer harvested so far this year in Clarkson
Valley is 33.
Douglass explained the City’s general liability/errors and
omissions/employment practice liability provider is Missouri Public Entity Risk
Management Fund and the good news is they lowered the cost to the City this year
were no reports.
Butler stated that applicants for the Board of Adjustment should be reminded of
the necessity of proving hardship to the land.
was no unfinished business.
Alderperson Schiller made a motion to pass Resolution 08-02.
Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.
Mayor Douglass read Resolution 08-02.
A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion
was declared passed. Mayor Douglass
said someone would be appointed in January and that he would be happy to consult
with any of the Alderpersons if they have a suggestion.
The City Clerk was directed to place a notice in the paper with mention
of the vacancy in Ward 3.
of Yardwaste Bags Limited:
Mayor Douglass asked if anyone received phone calls other than
Alderperson Schiller, with complaints regarding a limit to the number of
yardwaste bags that will be picked up? There
was no affirmative response.
Alderperson Shea made a motion to approve the audit as presented,
seconded by Alderperson Sittser to have invoices in the amount of $91,647.83
approved for payment. A voice vote
was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared
roll call vote was taken for the motion made by Alderperson Shea, seconded by
Alderperson Meyer to enter a Closed Hearing upon Adjournment with the following
result: Ayes: Meyer, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Sittser.
Alderperson Shea made a motion to adjourn. Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
Scott Douglass, Mayor
ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk
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