Minutes of February 2018 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), February 6, 2018.
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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 King made a motion to accept the Minutes from the January 2nd meeting.  Alderperson Midyett 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 

Chesterfield Police Report   

Captain Thompson gave the January Police Report.  He stated the police have now been trained to use the body cameras and 85 officers were issued the cameras this month.  Officer Tony Lucchesi was present at tonight's meeting and the Board Members were able to look at his camera.  Captain Thompson reported that police supervisors audit the data for training purposes and the video is retained a minimum of 90 days.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of January 2018 was $9,510.00. 

March Edition of Clarkson Valley Living:  Mayor Douglass stated his Mayors Corner will be due this Friday and asked Board Members for ideas.  Alderperson King suggested the Mayor could begin with the news of the police cameras and segue into options available for home surveillance/security.  He mentioned he and his wife bought a system for their house along with remote lights - all operated through the cell phone.  Sue McNamara also brought up HD-Wi-Fi Video Alarms and how well they work.  Captain Thompson mentioned the Mayor could conclude his article with a new policy Chesterfield Police are developing and will initiate within the next three months.  It's a program called "Community Camera" and they will be asking residents to consider letting them know when these surveillance systems are connected and operable.  It will keep a database of addresses to aid with home surveillance video in future investigations. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Pickle Ball:  Alderperson Setnicka said she was contacted by several homeowners in Forest Hills regarding the proposed pickle ball courts.  At that time, she was told by those present the trustees approved of the plan.  Whereupon Alderperson Schultz said the only trustee that saw the plans was Matt Ott, who is the Club Representative.  He said the trustees will be meeting with the potentially affected homeowners and the Club on February 13th.   

Mayor Douglass mentioned research he did and spoke about sound barrier fencing and using a softer ball.  Alderperson Schiller mentioned using a softer paddle too.  Alderperson Meyer said he called his friend who is a pickle ball aficionado and, in his friend's opinion, the camaraderie that comes from the game is what generates the most noise.  Noise and decibel levels were then discussed and the City Attorney stated the City does not have a noise ordinance.  Alderperson Setnicka suggested the club move the courts farther from the houses and Alderperson Schiller mentioned that she heard if pickle ball courts are at a lower grade than houses, the noise is accentuated.  Mayor Douglass concluded we would like to see what the residents have to say and how the Club plans to respond before we can go any further. 

Deer:  There were 30 deer harvested this year.  Alderperson King said he is interested in hearing the outcome of Town and Country's deer management.  There was further discussion on how best the City can get our numbers up next year.   

Neighborhood Drone:  Alderperson Schultz mentioned he was outside one day recently and a neighbor that received a drone for Christmas was testing it around the neighborhood.  It flew over his house several times and was noisy.  Mayor Douglass said we would have to look at our ordinance to see if that is addressed.   

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0471 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE V: BUILDING CODES AND REGULATIONS, BY ADDING A NEW DEFINITION FOR TEMPORARY BARRIERS TO PARAGRAPH B. DEFINITIONS IN SECTION 500.190: FENCE REGULATIONS, AND DELETING PARAGRAPH D AND ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH D TO SECTION 500.190: FENCE REGULATIONS. 

A motion was made by Alderperson King to discuss and pass Bill No. 0471 to allow temporary barriers to protect young trees from deer rut.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0471 for the first time.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0471 the second time.  Alderperson Setnicka mentioned that Jerry Claycomb called her.  He was very pleased last month the Board Members heard his testimony but now is concerned the removal date of February 28th doesn't give enough time and would prefer March 10th.  He mentioned to her that she had even asked during the course of last month's meeting if he would be alright with the dates mentioned; to which he was.  He wants to thank the Board for its kind consideration but is now asking they extend that date to March 10.  Alderperson Meyer called for the vote, seconded by Alderperson King.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  A vote was then taken to approve Bill No. 0471.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Midyett, Schiller, Schultz and Setnicka.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0471 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 18-02. 

NEW BUSINESS 

There was no new business. 

Audit:  Discussion took place regarding an invoice to remove a deer carcass from subdivision common ground.  Alderperson Meyer made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $63,824.56, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson Setnicka made a motion to enter a closed hearing at the conclusion of business of the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen.  This is to discuss personnel as set out in RSMo 610.(3).  The motion was seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken to adjourn with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Upon conclusion of the closed hearing, 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 8:35 p.m.   

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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