Minutes of February 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 (Fru-Con Center), February 3, 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

Ward 3 Alderperson Lin Midyett

Also in Attendance:


City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Meyer made a motion to accept the Minutes from the January 6th meeting.  Alderperson King 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:  Sergeant Warner reported that Officer Wehner was on vacation and gave the January 2015 Activity Report.  Alderperson Meyer asked about the dog bite listed on the police report and reported he personally had several issues with the same dog.  He asked how he could file a complaint.  City Attorney, Patrick Butler, informed him of the process.

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Mayor Douglass reported on the following items:

 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of January 2015 was $7,557.00. 

 

Sanitation Contract:  He informed the Alderpersons that Meridian Waste has begun discussions for next year’s contract and the City is anticipating a 1% increase.  Alderperson Meyer mentioned the lowering fuel costs might help in our negotiations. 

 

Chesterfield’s Lawsuit:  Mayor Douglass and Patrick Butler discussed the lawsuit filed recently by the City of Chesterfield declaring the “B” Pool sales tax is unconstitutional.  Other cities might join in the law suit.  St. Louis County is formulating the defense and Ballwin has joined with them. 

 

St. Louis County Sales Tax:  He stated sales taxes are coming in higher than in previous years, mentioning we were 10% higher this year than in 2013.  He indicated several reasons for the increase; TIF’s being paid off and an increase in consumer spending.

 

Reliance Bank:  Mayor Douglass reported that he and the City Clerk discussed changing banks this month and are entertaining a bid from Reliance Bank, who has promised to save the City $600 or more annually. 

 

Alderpersons' Reports

 

Classified Ads – Buy, Sell, Give Away:  Alderperson Setnicka asked the Board Members if they had a chance to view the links on the website for the classified ads, to which everyone responded affirmatively.  Mayor Douglass asked the Board Members to call Alderperson Setnicka if they had any suggestions.  One idea was discussed regarding the placement of merchandise on the website in order to initiate the program.  Alderperson Setnicka mentioned she had items she was going to place at the website along with additional items from the Bomkamps, who were the residents first suggesting this.  The last item mentioned regarding this was the City would acquire additional email addresses of its residents. 

 

City Attorney's Report

 

Patrick Butler reported he has been in touch with the Ferry’s attorney and they may come back to the Board of Adjustment with a modification to the fireplace.  The attorney will attempt to prove hardship to the property which was lacking with the first application.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

There was no unfinished business.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

There was no new business.

 

            Audit:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $63,052.340 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 King.  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 7:55 p.m. 

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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