Minutes of February 7, 2006 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 7, 2006.
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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 Susan Shea

Ward 1

 

 

Ward 1

Alderperson Jim Meyer  

Alderperson Honora Schiller 

Ward 2

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Walt Mixson

Ward 3

Alderperson Scott Schultz Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

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

Alderperson Shea made a motion to switch the order of the Agenda, allowing those representing the 6th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Rockwood School District to speak before the Unfinished Business portion of the meeting.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.     

REMARKS, PETITIONS, COMPLAINTS

Mrs. Phyllis Newmark, who lives in Kehrs Mills Estates Subdivision West, spoke regarding lawn jobs in her neighborhood.  Captain Schicker asked her to telephone Ballwin Police the next time it happens. 

Mrs. Linda Schaper, who resides in Kehrswood Subdivision, asked to speak about Ordinance Numbers 05-04 and 05-05 regarding motorized scooters.  There was confusion on what was passed in June 2005.  Mayor Douglass told Mrs. Schaper she would be contacted with information regarding the two ordinances.  

NEW BUSINESS 

Discussion of Relay For Life:  Mrs. Sheri Slattery made a presentation for the 6th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Rockwood School District.  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to accept the special event application.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  The dates and time of the event will be June 2 and 3, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and will be held at Marquette High School.  Alderperson Schiller reminded Mrs. Slattery that in addition to speaking with residents living in the Dunhill Subdivision, the residents across Kehrs Mill Road (particularly Jennycliffe Lane) should be contacted as well.

REPORTS

Ballwin Police Report: Captain Schicker handed out the Police Summary for January 2006.  He reported that he was faxed a copy of the responses from subdivision trustees directing the police department how to handle reports of snow and/or ice on the subdivision streets.  Those trustees not addressing the issue will be called if the dispatcher receives a report from one of the officers.  If a resident phones in a report, they will be asked to call their individual trustees. 

Mayor’s Report    

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of January 2006 was $12,845.69.   

Old Kehrs Mill Road:  Mayor Douglass reported that the President of Trustees of Kehrs Mill Estates requested that we look into a matter regarding the old Kehrs Mill Road spur to help determine ownership.  He said we should have the answer next month.   

Snow Removal:  Mayor Douglass explained that we e-mailed the subdivision trustees asking how Ballwin Police should handle reports of icy or snowy roadways within their subdivisions.  Five trustees responded. 

Sound Wall Update:  Mayor Douglass stated that on January 20, he and Alderpersons Schiller and Schultz met with MoDOT and came away with great news!  He explained that the paving contractor proposed using a quiet pavement instead of the standard asphalt when Clarkson Road is resurfaced this year.  He then read a letter sent to the twenty-one affected homeowners (attached) written by MoDOT.  This, he explained, is very good news for the people who live along Clarkson Road as we are anticipating a 5dB reduction.  He concluded by saying the lawsuit continues.   

Wildwood to Hear Request for Cellular Tower - Joe's Way:  Mayor Douglass stated there is another request for a cellular tower on Joe's Way, which abuts properties within the Kehrs Mill Estates West Subdivision.  He reminded those present that last year there was a request to increase the height of the existing tower, which was denied.  This time, the request is for a new tower with a setback of 60' instead of the required 95'.  He said it appears we will have to attend another meeting. 

Speed Trap:  An article was printed last month in West Magazine claiming Clarkson Valley a speed trap.  Mayor Douglass said he tried several times to get in touch with Steve Sagarra, the author, but to no avail.  When attempting to contact the editor, he realized she was the sister to Mr. Sagarra.  The reason Mayor Douglass wanted to get in touch with them is Sagarra concluded his article stating, "Phone calls to Clarkson Valley officials concerning the matter were not returned."  They never called in the first place.  They did not return Mayor Douglass' phone calls either.  Mayor Douglass mentioned the e-mails and phone calls we received and the rebuttal article printed in West Magazine - all in favor of ticketing traffic violators. 

Ten Commandments:  Mayor Douglass handed out a Resolution passed recently by the City of Crestwood requesting Congress to adopt S520 and HR1070 to protect the ability of the City of Crestwood to display the Ten Commandments in public buildings and places in their City.  He said he would like the Members of the Board of Aldermen to think about this for possible discussion at a future meeting.  

Alderpersons’ Reports

Management Report from Auditor:  Alderperson Shea mentioned that she, Alderperson Schultz and Mayor Douglass held a meeting to discuss the management report from the auditor, Fine & Associates.

Sewer Hookup from Kehrs Mill Trails to Kingspointe:  Alderperson Shea said she received several phone calls regarding a few residents of Kehrs Mill Trails who have found a way to attach to sewer lines independent of their subdivision.  When the residents of Kehrs Mill Trails were contacted in April 2005 asking their approval for indenture change which would pave the way for a future vote that would allow the MSD issue to be voted on, they thought it was all or none.  Mayor Douglass said we would investigate further. 

Beautification:  Alderperson Mixson said he received a phone call from Joe Pawlowicz of Chesterfield Landscaping, asking if we would like the arborvitae behind the concrete barrier and the blue spruce trees located north of the barrier, sprayed for insects?  The two annual sprays would cost $350.00 each.  Alderperson Mixson questioned the Board saying that he is assuming because of everything going on with the sound wall, we will not be interested in spraying this year?  Everyone agreed.  

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

New Members to Planning & Zoning Commission:  Mayor Douglass directed everyone to the two biographies contained in their packet.  He stated that Paul Mercurio who is in attendance has agreed to serve on this committee, if the Board so desires.  A motion was made by Alderperson Shea to ask Paul Mercurio to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  Mr. Mercurio thanked the Board and said it would be a privilege to serve. 

Alderperson Shea reported that she spoke with Mr. John Cloute and he felt honored to be recommended to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission.  She made a motion to add John Cloute as a member to the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Mayor Douglass said he researched the code, which states the Commission can have as many members as fifteen.  However, nine members constitute a quorum of five, but ten would push a quorum to six.  He said we would stop the Commission at nine members.  Next month we will entertain a motion for the ninth member.  He is recommending Anne Grabner, who is a Trustee of the Pleasant Valley Subdivision.   

BILL NO. 0318 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE III: TRAFFIC CODE, CHAPTER 340: MISCELLANEOUS DRIVING RULES, BY AMENDING SECTION 340.120: ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES, PROHIBITED-EXCEPTIONS, OPERATION OF UNDER AN EXCEPTION-PROHIBITED USES-PENALTY. 

Alderperson Shea made a motion to discuss and pass Bill No. 0318.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read the Bill for the first time.  Two corrections were made.  A motion was made by Alderperson Schiller to further amend the Bill.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken for the amendment and was unanimously passed.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0318 the second time, as amended.  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to table Bill No. 0318, seconded by Alderperson Shea.  A voice vote was taken with four yeas and one nay.  Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0318 as tabled. 

RESOLUTION 06-02 – A RESOLUTION IMPLEMENTING A MORATORIUM ON THE PROSECUTION OF CERTAIN VIOLATIONS OF SECTION 310.040 CONCERNING THE USE OF COASTER, ROLLER SKATES, MOTORIZED PLAY VEHICLES, MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS AND SIMILAR DEVICES RESTRICTED. 

Alderperson Shea made a motion to extend the moratorium through March 7, 2006 and pass Resolution 06-02.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with four yeas and one nay.  Mayor Douglass declared the motion as having passed. 

NEW BUSINESS- Continued from Page 1

BILL NO. 0319 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE III: TRAFFIC CODE, BY DELETING SCHEDULE III. RESTRICTED PARKING, PROHIBITED RIGHT, LEFT OR U-TURNS AND ADDING A NEW SCHEDULE III. RESTRICTED PARKING, PROHIBITED RIGHT, LEFT OR U-TURNS. 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0319.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0319 the first time and stated this will prohibit turn-arounds from Marquette High School on Kehrs Mill Road.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0319 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the result:  Yeas:  Mixson, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Sittser.  Bill No. 0319 was declared passed and is now Ordinance No. 06-01.   

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Shea to have invoices in the amount of $78,442.56 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Sittser made a motion for the Board of Aldermen of Clarkson Valley to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. 

  
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Scott Douglass, Mayor

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ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 
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