Minutes of December 2016 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 6, 2016.
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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

Ward 3 Alderperson Lin Midyett

Also in Attendance:

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

Alderperson King made a motion to accept the Minutes from the November 1st meeting.  Alderperson Schultz 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 reported on the November 2016 Activity in the City.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of November 2016 was $4,617.00.  

Minimal Standards - Municipal Court:  Mayor Douglass reported the new laws on municipal courts require full compliance by July 1, 2017 and municipalities must show progress toward full compliance beginning January 1st.  We've met with the Judge and Prosecuting Attorney and feel we're in the right time frame toward fulfilling these requirements.  Concluding by saying the new laws are hard to interpret.  

Meeting with Waste Management:  Mayor Douglass reported that on October 4th, he and the City Clerk met with Waste Management officials to address some of the issues we are having - particularly billing problems for valet and yard waste service and missed pickups.  We will meet again for further discussion and keep you informed.

Dental Insurance for Employees and General Liability Insurance for the City:  The employee’s dental insurance is on tonight’s agenda and Mayor Douglass indicated where in the packet the information is located.  He also mentioned the City would be considering passing the general liability insurance as quoted by MoPERM. 

Police Contract - Request for Proposals:  Mayor Douglass explained we will be sending a letter to St. Louis County this week notifying per contract, we are going out for bids.  Discussion took place as to how long we should give to respond.  It was determined, the effective date of July 1, 2017 requires the RFP's be received by mid-March and will be discussed at the April 4th Meeting of the Board of Aldermen.  The letter will go out at the end of this month. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Restriping Baxter Road:  Alderperson Meyer attended the recent meeting of the St. Louis County Council and spoke against St. Louis County's plans to stripe Baxter Road to eliminate a traffic lane in each direction and replace them with bicycle lanes.  The results are to be determined.   

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Employee’s Dental Insurance:  Alderperson King made a motion that we accept Humana’s bid for a 6.5% increase to the employees’ dental insurance, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken to approve the motion with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

General Liability Insurance:  Alderperson King made a motion to accept MoPERM's bid for the City's General Liability Insurance, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  Mayor Douglass said the combined rates for insurance (liability, health and dental) were 8.5% below the budgeted amount.  A voice vote was taken to approve the motion with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Amending Budget:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to amend the 2016-2017 Budget to reflect the changes that are now known regarding Health and Dental Insurance and the City's General Liability Insurance, seconded by Alderperson King.  A voice vote was taken to approve the motion with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $76,650.84, seconded by Alderperson King.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson Schiller made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  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 8:00 p.m.   

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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