Minutes of December 2013 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), December 3, 2013.
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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 Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:


City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson Meyer 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 

Mrs. Frances Babb, who resides in the Kehrs Mill Estates Subdivision, commended the Miller's for their pursuit of solar panels and recommended the Board of Aldermen approve the Miller's proposal. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Sergeant Warner introduced Captain Tim Cunningham to the Board Members.  The Captain spoke briefly and said prior to his arrival in this precinct, he worked undercover in the drug unit for over twelve years.  Officer Wehner gave the November 2013 Activity Report.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of November 2013 was $12,234.00. 

Kehrs Mill Trails Lake Issue:  Mayor Douglass reported the trustees of Kehrs Mill Trails are hoping to find a resolution this month with the lake issue. 

Employee Dental Insurance:  Mayor Douglass stated the employee dental insurance issue would be on the agenda later in the meeting.   

Disaster Planning:  Mayor Douglass said he would get together with Sergeant Warner in January to discuss planning for certain emergencies that might arrive within the City such as tornadoes, etc.  

Alderpersons' Reports 

Planning & Zoning Hearing:  Alderperson Schiller reported she served on the Board for the P&Z Hearing, which will be discussed later during the meeting.   

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

Discuss Employee's Dental Insurance:  Alderperson Meyer raised an interesting point with regard to the dental insurance stating that to pay almost $800 for $2,000 maximum insurance isn't the best use of funds and suggested other possibilities such as self-insuring, spending accounts or flex-accounts.  Mayor Douglass agreed we should look into it.  After further discussion, a motion was made by Alderperson Midyett to go with the less expensive insurance, Humana, unless the two employees find their dentist does not work with that insurance company, in which case we will pay $3 more per month and stay with the existing insurer, United HealthCare.  The motion was seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

       Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $76,386.28 seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

PUBLIC HEARING 

There being no further business on the agenda, the Public Hearing was called to order at 7:55 p.m. opposed to 8:00 p.m. as posted. 

SUP - Solar Panel Energy System:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.  Mayor Douglass explained the Planning and Zoning Hearing was held Monday, November 25 whereupon the Commission Members recommended unanimously the Board of Aldermen find favorably for the Miller's proposal.  There were no comments. 

Fence Ordinance:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.  Mayor Douglass explained the reasoning for the revisions to the fence ordinance, saying we've heard several remarks about existing stockade fences - especially when they come into disrepair and are rebuilt.  This ordinance will remedy the situation.  There were several comments from Mr. Babb. 

The Public Hearing closed at 8:05 p.m.  

BILL NO. 0443 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO MR. AND MRS. BRADLEY MILLER TO LOCATE A BUILDING-MOUNTED SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM AT PROPERTY KNOWN AS 16598 KEHRSGROVE DR. IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI. 

A motion was made by Alderperson King to discuss and pass Bill No. 0443.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0443 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0443 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Midyett, Schiller, Schultz, and Sittser.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0443 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 13-06.  Alderperson Schiller commended the Miller's for removing two panels and fully cooperating with the City when they found the project was not in keeping with the City ordinance.   

BILL NO. 0444 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE V: BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS, BY DELETING SECTION 500.190: FENCE REGULATIONS, AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 500.190: FENCE REGULATIONS. 

A motion was made by Alderperson Sittser to discuss and pass Bill No. 0444.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Scott Douglass read Bill No. 0444 for the first time.  Mayor Douglass asked the City Attorney, Patrick Butler, if he reviewed the ordinance to which he had and said he found no fault with it.  Alderperson Schiller explained the reason the proposed code states under Definition. Privacy Fence and Semi Privacy Fence:  is a fence over 3' tall, stating this is for those homes with low patio walls.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0444 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Midyett, Schiller, Schultz, and Sittser.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0444 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 13-07.  Mayor Douglass thanked Alderperson Schiller for all her work on this Bill. 

Alderperson Meyer made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  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 8:10 p.m.   

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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