City of Clarkson Valley

Minutes of December 2004 Meeting
Board of Aldermen


Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center),
December 7, 2004.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A roll call was taken with the following results:




 Mayor Scott Douglass



Alderperson Susan Shea

Ward 1

Alderperson Jim Sharp  

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2


Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2    

Alderperson Walter Mixson

Ward 3


Alderperson Melinda Twichell  Ward 3 

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

A motion was made by Alderperson Sittser to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson Shea seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.


There were no remarks, petitions or complaints from the citizens.


Ballwin Police Report: Captain Steve Schicker disseminated the Police Summary for November 2004.  He reported there were five motor vehicle accidents, most resulting from the snow and ice experienced on December 2nd and 3rd.  One left the scene at Kehrs Mill and Forest Hills Ridge Road.  He also reported there were four incidents resulting in arrests at Marquette High School.  A felony property damage occurred at Forest Hills Country Club.  The drink hut on hole #16 and two greens were damaged.

Alderperson Sittser asked Captain Schicker to explain and define the seventeen cases of suspicious autos as reported in Clarkson Valley's monthly crime report.  Captain Schicker said they result from phone calls either from residents or patrol officers who feel certain automobiles do not belong in the neighborhood.  

Mayor's Report:

Court Report: The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of November 2004 was $15,932.00.   

Deer Hunt Procedural List Updated:  Mayor Douglass reported that the Procedural List for 2004-2005 Hunting Season was updated.  He explained that going forward, the Notification of Intent to Hunt form will only be accepted from the homeowner, the City would no longer accept that form from the hunter.  He further explained that in this way, the City could speak to the landowner asking them if they understand the ordinance and ascertain they have notified their contiguous neighbors of their intent.  He then read the bulleted items on the procedural list (attached), which will be placed at the website.  He also stated the hunter's certification number is given to the police and will no longer be maintained by the City and that we have created a Complaint Form to identify hunting or carcass removal improprieties. 

Crosswalk to the High School:  Mayor Douglass explained that he telephoned our resident, Phyllis Jones, who was requesting a crosswalk at the west side of the Clarkson Road/Kehrs Mill Road intersection.  At his request, she placed a phone call to MoDOT engineers asking for the crosswalk.  MoDOT installed it this month.  

Alderpersons' Reports:

Clarkson Valley Welcome Signs:  Alderperson Sittser asked that Welcome signs be placed on a forthcoming agenda.  Mayor Douglass agreed that this should be discussed along with other budgetary issues before the February meeting.

West St. Louis County Deer Task Force:  Alderperson Shea said she was going to attend the Deer Task Force meeting tomorrow.  She gave a brief history of the Deer Task Force by stating their commitment.  She said they met for the first time in the fall of 2003 to establish problem and mission statements and determine research needs. The committee's recommended actions will come later, as part of the final report. The Task Force has recently completed a Summary of Findings that the Alderpersons received in their packets and is now available as a link at our website. The Task Force will host two public forums to hear comments on the Summary and residents' attitudes toward suburban deer management. The forums will be on January 26, 2005 at 7pm at Queeny Park in the Warming Room and February 10, 2005 at 7pm at Chesterfield City Hall.  She stated all residents are encouraged to attend.  Based on the “West St. Louis County Deer Task Force Preliminary Report” and public comments, a final report will give recommendations to municipalities, parks and others as a tool to address deer management issues. The report will have recommendations for deer management and will be a guide in managing deer in the West County area.

City Attorney’s Report 

Patrick Butler said that in October, the court reported that MoDOT hired a sound engineer and would have all information put together by November 6.  We have not heard from them and do not expect to.  He said that MoDOT's additional studies of the soundwall project are taking longer than estimated.  After the completion of the sound study, MoDOT plans to review its results and host a public meeting of its conclusions.  The public meeting may take place as late as spring, 2005. 


There was no Unfinished Business.


Mayor Douglass explained the agenda contained an item regarding an application for signage; however, the petitioner was notified the application was not fully completed.  Because the petitioner never contacted City Hall with changes, it was removed from the agenda.  

Audit:  Alderperson Shea made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Twichell to have invoices in the amount of $90,265.27 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson Twichell made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Shea.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk





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