Minutes of February 2016 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 2, 2016.
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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 

 

 

 

Ward 1

 Alderperson Jim Meyer

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 Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the January 5th meeting.  Alderperson Schiller 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

Rick Stream introduced himself, stating he is running as a candidate for the 15th District State Senate race.  Eric Schmidt currently holds that seat but has reached his term limit.  He concluded by requesting our support.

Chris and Deanna Ley spoke about the possibility of a city-wide resident directory, stating it would be optional if the individual subdivisions participated.  They gave an overview and handed out examples of directories from other states.  Alderperson Schultz said the amount of work and dollars they would be investing comes no where close to the amount of time that is incumbent of the trustees in order to obtain this information.  He reported his subdivision is in the process of revising its directory and his residents deem this information sensitive and are reluctant to forward it.  He said he would rather opt out.  Mayor Douglass asked for a motion to authorize this directory.  Upon hearing none, it was determined the City would opt out of the directory.

REPORTS

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner gave the January 2016 Activity Report. 

Mayor’s Report

Mayor Scott Douglass reported on the following items:

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of January 2016 was $14,014.50.

Letter from Concerned Citizen:  Mayor Douglass mentioned the city received an anonymous letter stating many trash receptacles were visible from the street.  He concluded by saying, if you see any to let us know.  The police officer will also be looking for these.

Alderpersons' Reports

Forest Hills Club Estates - Street Improvements:  Alderperson Schultz reported his subdivision completed contract negotiations for street improvements.

Definition - Family:  Alderperson Schiller reported a resident in her ward brought to her attention the City's outdated definition of Family.  She read the definition from our Code and stated the modern-day interpretation is different.  Mayor Douglass appointed a committee consisting of Alderpersons Schiller and King to work with the City Attorney.

Contractors' Vehicles Parked on Street:  Alderperson Setnicka reported she has witnessed many vehicles parked on Forest Club Drive all due to the construction project at 110 Forest Club Drive.  She inquired as to the possibility of an ordinance prohibiting this type of parking and possibly requiring a gravel pad on the front lawn for parking.  Alderperson King, who is familiar with this type of issue, stated it might be better to ask the homeowner to have contractors park in the driveway.

Sgt. Schuengel's Memorial:  Alderperson Setnicka reported the total price for the granite memorial bench; delivered, installed and engraved, is $1,890.  Both she and Alderperson King, who also serves on that committee, stated either the area in front or to the side of the guard house would best suit the bench and that it requires 4' to install.  Alderperson Setnicka was going to contact the Kehrs Mill Trails trustees.

City Attorney's Report

There was no report. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business. 

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business. 

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $64,721.86 seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

Alderperson King 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 legal ramifications as per RSMo 610.(1) and personnel as set out in RSMo 610.(3).  The motion was seconded by Alderperson Midyett. 

Upon conclusion of the closed hearing, Alderperson King 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 8:25 p.m.  A voice vote was taken to adjourn with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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