Minutes of February 2010 Meeting
Board of Aldermen


Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), February 2, 2010.

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



Ward 1

Alderperson Jim Meyer  

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Vacant Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

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


Ms. Debbie Erickson, VP of Communications with Metro spoke about the half-cent request on Aprilís ballot. 

Mr. Mark Schweide, on behalf of State Senator Jane Cunningham who could not attend tonightís meeting, presented the City of Clarkson Valley with a copy of the Missouri State Blue Book.  Everyone thanked him and wished our District 7 representative well.


St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the January Police Report. 

Mayorís Report

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of January 2010 was $17,781.25.

Ongoing Court Cases:  Mayor Douglass gave an update he received from the Prosecuting Attorney, April Porter. 

Recommendation for New Board Member:  Mayor Douglass reported that he spoke with Lin Midyett this week and he is recommending that he fill the vacant position left in the 3rd ward with the relocation of Alderperson Hethcote.  There were no objections and everyone congratulated and thanked Mr. Midyett. 

St. Johnís Signage Update:  Mayor Douglass met with representatives from St. Johnís to discuss the placement of temporary and permanent signage on the new building.  Mr. King, one of the representatives, offered a possible ordinance change to facilitate the approval process.  The Aldermen read the request for text change and Alderperson Schiller made the recommendation that the City not change the language because the Board should have the opportunity to review all requests for signage.  Everyone agreed. 

Meridian Waste:  Mayor Douglass stated the trash contract is due to expire April 1st.  In speaking with Chuck Barcom, he found that Meridian would not increase their price from that of last yearís.  Mayor Douglass made a recommendation the City add this to next monthís agenda and that we do not go out for bids.

Yard Waste:  When the change in yard waste pickup was made, Mayor Douglass said he received ten-to-fifteen calls from residents requesting yard waste pickup to resume on March 1st rather than in April.  Alderpersons Shea and Schiller both commented that residents of Clarkson Valley have the opportunity to receive yard waste pickup for $10 per month.  The City would have to pay $7,000 for that one month extra pickup.  The suggestion died for lack of interest.

Deer Harvest:  Mayor Douglass said the bow-hunting season ended January 15 and read the final tallies. 

Ticket Printers:  Mayor Douglass said he met with Captain Coreless, Captain Dierkes and Sgt. Burk to discuss printers.  They are supportive of the printer purchase.

Alderpersons' Reports

Trash Out Early:  Alderperson Schultz stated it appears the ordinance regarding trash out early needs to be better enforced.  After discussion it was decided the City Clerk should mail letters.


There was no unfinished business. 


Mobile Ticketing:  Alderperson Sittser made a motion to discuss purchasing one printer for mobile ticketing.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  There was much discussion about the City not having the money to do it.  Pros and cons for getting the printer were discussed.  In the end, there was some wiggle room found within the budget and a roll call vote was taken with the following results.  Ayes: Schiller, Schultz, Shea, and Sittser.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared the City could begin the process of purchasing one printer with two mounts. 

Court Statistics:  Mayor Douglass directed the Board Members to the front of their folders where new court reports will be located each month.

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve the audit, seconded by Alderperson Schultz to have invoices in the amount of $69,306.37 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson Shea 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.


Scott Douglass, Mayor


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