Minutes of December 2015 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 (Clarkson Executive Center), December 1, 2015.
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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 Amy Setnicka Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney:  Patrick S. Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the November 3rd meeting.  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 

There were no remarks, petitions or complaints.   

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner gave the November 2015 Activity Report.  Alderperson Jim Meyer asked the Board Members to consider purchasing LIDAR for the city's patrol cars.  Officer Wehner and Alderperson Meyer described LIDAR as being a detection system that works on the principle of radar, but uses light from a laser.  It measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser, analyzes the reflected light, and then accurately determines the speed of the targeted vehicle.  City Attorney, Patrick Butler mentioned Eureka police have been using them and the testimony holds up solidly in court. 

Mayor’s Report 

Mayor Scott Douglass reported on the following items: 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of November 2015 was $10,276.00.  

Insurance:  Mayor Douglass reminded the Board Members the employee's health insurance increased by 3% beginning November instead of the 14.5% budgeted amount.  The city's liability insurance is included on this month's audit report.  It is $234 above the budgeted amount of $6,100 with an increase over last year of 9.2%.  The employee's dental insurance quote also came in this month with an increase of 6.8%.  The employee's health and dental and the city's liability insurance came in $1,073 below the budgeted amount. 

Distribution of County Sales Tax - St. Louis County Municipal League's Proposal vs. Chesterfield's Proposal:  Mayor Douglass explained the merits of the Municipal League's proposal and said it would have to go before the voters.   

Forest Hills Country Club Board of Directors Unhappy with Variance Granted:  Mayor Douglass described the house in Forest Hills and the homeowners request for a variance that was granted in October.  The Club's General Manager let it be known that because there were issues in the past with that property regarding errant golf balls and the Club went to great lengths to remedy the situation, they are sending a letter to the city stating they will not be responsible for any damage the new owners might suffer.   

Alderpersons' Reports 

Center Turn Lane Abuse:  Alderperson Midyett mentioned they recently held their Annual Subdivision Meeting.  He reported that a Westhampton resident was concerned with the way people abuse the two-way left-turn lane and asked him if he could mention it to police and request they monitor this portion of Clarkson Road.  

Sgt. Shuengel's Memorial:  Alderperson Setnicka reported she is researching possibilities for the memorial and has a few people making phone calls for her.  She intends to meet with Alderperson King, who chairs that committee, to review some of those ideas. 

Metal Roofs:  Alderperson Schiller reported that right after the Aldermanic Meeting November 3rd whereby the Moratorium for metal roofs passed, the general contractor for a resident of Kehrs Mill Trails submitted plans that included metal roofs on two out-buildings.  She explained that the process for this building permit application to be approved would require approximately 4 month's time; giving further explanation that the Planning and Zoning Commission would meet December 16th to discuss metal roofs and the Alderpersons will vote at the January 5th meeting.  Then the residents would have to go before the Planning & Zoning Commission with their request whereby the Commission's recommendation would go to the Board of Aldermen for its vote of yea or nay.  Alderperson Meyer stated he visited the property proposing the two metal roofs and the buildings are set back very far within the subdivision; that no one would be impacted; and the existing buildings already have metal roofs, albeit very rusty.   

Kudos:  Alderperson Meyer mentioned that Board President, Dan King did an outstanding job at last month's meeting, whereupon Alderperson King stated he was glad Mayor Douglass was back.  Alderperson Meyer also thanked the Board Members for passing the Marijuana Proclamation. 

Deer Harvest:  Alderperson Meyer reported there were 29 does and 6 bucks harvested so far this bow hunting season. 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

Rescinding the Moratorium on Metal Roofs - Resolution No. 15-05:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to pass Resolution No. 15-05 rescinding Resolution No. 15-02, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken to approve Resolution No. 15-05 with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Amending Sanitation Ordinance and Contract - Resolution No. 15-03:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to discuss and pass Resolution No. 15-03, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  A voice vote was taken to approve Resolution No 15-03 with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Adopting the St. Louis Regional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015-2020 - Resolution No. 15-04:  Alderperson Meyer made a motion to discuss and pass Resolution No. 15-04, seconded by Alderperson King.  Patrick Butler stated this stemmed from the St. Louis outgrowth of the Clean Water Act.  A voice vote was taken to approve Resolution No. 15-04 with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Audit:  Alderperson King made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $72,473.35 seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Volunteerism:  Mayor Douglass thanked Alderpersons Schiller, Meyer, King and Setnicka for being involved and volunteering.   

Alderperson Midyett made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  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 8:05 p.m. 

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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