Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), February 3, 2009.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A
roll call was taken with the following results:
|Alderperson Susan Shea||
|Alderperson Jim Meyer||Ward 1|
|Alderperson Wendell Sittser||Ward
Alderperson Scott Schultz
|Barbara Hethcote||Ward 3|
Also in Attendance:
City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon
Hethcote took the oath of office and everyone congratulated and thanked her for
Shea made a motion to accept the Minutes. Alderperson
Schultz seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with an affirmative result and the
motion was declared passed.
PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
There were no remarks, petitions or complaints.
St. Louis County Police Report: Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the January Police Report. Alderperson Shea asked about two accidents she witnessed at Kehrs Mill and Clarkson Road that were not listed on the Police Report, to which Officer Taylor explained it is not Clarkson Valley’s jurisdiction, but rather Chesterfield’s. Alderperson Shea then asked about tickets issued by Wildwood police officers in front of her subdivision, Kingspointe, to which he explained that Wildwood could witness the infraction within Wildwood’s city limits but not have the defendant stop until within Clarkson Valley’s city limits. Alderperson Schiller asked if false alarms could be added to the Police Reports, to which Officer Taylor responded he would do that.
The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the
month of January 2009 was $16,385.50.
Mayor Douglass said that he would like to meet this month to review next
year’s budget. It was decided the
Board of Aldermen would meet for a Work Session on Monday, January 12th at 4:00
Mill Road Construction Chaos:
Alderperson Meyer stated that someone moved the barrels delineating the
lanes for eastbound traffic and he witnessed two cars turning right at the same
time, further stating it is extremely difficult for people to tell which lane to
use. Mayor Douglass asked Officer
Taylor to also check the electric signal on Sunday mornings and Officer Taylor
said he would check it but the signal is set to trigger with vehicular activity
during that particular time of day.
HVAC Unit on Marquette High School:
Alderperson Shea mentioned the HVAC unit is not screened on the new
addition at Marquette High School. Mayor
Douglass said he would direct the Building Commissioner to investigate.
Alderperson Hethcote reported that her neighborhood is putting together a
newsletter and the editor is attempting to include a question directed to the
Board of Aldermen.
Misbehaving Dogs: Alderperson Hethcote inquired about ordinances regarding aggressive animals, to which Officer Taylor stated the County is addressing an issue with aggressive dogs biting.
Attorney, Patrick Butler, reported he received phone calls from contractors
asking about the Board of Adjustment and quashed a false rumor.
Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety: Alderperson Schiller made a motion the City ticket any person in the front seat of a vehicle if found not to be wearing seat belts. Alderperson Shea seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with an objection from Alderperson Shea and Mayor Douglass declared we would look into an ordinance for next month’s meeting.
and Zoning Members:
Mayor Douglass apologized the two members volunteering for the P&Z
Commission were not present as they were unaware of this meeting.
Alderperson Schiller made a motion to accept Mayor Douglass’s
recommendation to fill the two vacancies on the P&Z Commission with Mr.
Jerry Litschgi and Mr. Lin Midyett. A
voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was
Mayor Douglass directed the Alderpersons to the preliminary budget
information in the back of their folders and to please review it before
Monday’s meeting. He mentioned a
high note for this year’s budget that things look better this year due to the
5% of gross receipts (an increase of 2%) from Charter.
Alderperson Meyer made a motion to approve the audit as presented,
seconded by Alderperson Shea to have invoices in the amount of $86,313.84
approved for payment. A voice vote
was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared
& Zoning Seminar:
The City Clerk thanked the Board of Aldermen for allowing her to attend a
P&Z Seminar last Thursday evening in the City of Brentwood.
The session covered a review of planning and zoning laws and practices
with two breakout sessions. The
City Clerk attended the session on rules and procedures of the board of
of Planning & Zoning….:
The P&Z Chairman, Frank Hodgdon, injured his one good eye and is
temporarily blinded. For the next
several months will be unable to serve on the board.
He has asked the City to seriously consider there will be a time when he
can no longer serve.
roll call vote was taken for the motion made by Alderperson Meyer, seconded by
Alderperson Shea to enter a Closed Hearing upon Adjournment with a
unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
Alderperson Shea made a motion to adjourn. Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
Scott Douglass, Mayor
ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk
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