Minutes of January 2008 Meeting
Board of Aldermen


Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), January 8, 2008.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A roll call was taken with the following results:




Mayor Scott Douglass 




Ward 1

Alderperson Susan Shea 

Alderperson Jim Meyer  

Ward 1


Ward 2

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     
Alderperson Scott Schultz Ward 3

Alderperson Paul Young Ward 3  

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon   

The City Attorney, Patrick Butler, was unable to attend due to a previously scheduled meeting.   

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


There were no remarks, petitions or complaints.   


St. Louis County Police Report:  Sergeant Jeff Burk of the St. Louis County Police handed out the December Police Report.   

Mayor’s Report  

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of December 2007 was $14,425.75.  

Budget:  Mayor Douglass said this past month he spent most of his time working on the 2007-2008 Budget and also had an opportunity to look at the 2008-2009 Budget.  He thanked Alderperson Schultz for his assistance with both.  He explained that in the back of the packets there was a handout for Aldermanic review.  Also included was an article scheduled for the February edition of the Clarkson Valley Chronicles and asked everyone to look at that as well.  He concluded by stating to the Alderpersons that we’ll be talking later this month about the budget.  

Alderpersons' Reports 

Kehrs Mill Trails/MSD Public Hearing:  Alderperson Meyer said he and Alderperson Shea attended the Public Hearing last month at Marquette High School and stated the results were a disaster.  He said it was an unprofessional presentation made by MSD and the meeting was not well run.  There were serious questions asked at the meeting that went unanswered.  The outcome was 39 affirmative votes; of which fifty “yes” votes were necessary for passage.  

Ongoing Problem With Drop Offs/Pickups on Forest Hills Ridge Ct. Across the Street From Marquette High School:  Alderperson Meyer asked if the police could initiate additional surveys on Forest Hills Ridge Ct. with people picking up their children in the afternoon?  Thom Taylor, NPO, said they assign a car every morning and that they receive so few complaints compared to the beginning of the school year.  He shared the ongoing discussion he’s been having with Forest Hills Ridge Trustees with their pursuit of a gate to close off the street.  Mayor Douglass concluded by asking St. Louis County Police to assign additional coverage to that street in the afternoon.  

Sound Wall Update:  Alderperson Young asked if there was anything new to report regarding the sound wall; to which Mayor Douglass said there was not.  “We’re still awaiting a decision from the Judge.”  


There was no unfinished business.


Audit:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Sittser to have invoices in the amount of $86,217.46 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Young made a motion for the Board of Aldermen of Clarkson Valley to adjourn.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.   



                                          Scott Douglass, Mayor