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 D ouglass
Alderperson Susan Shea
Alderperson Jim Meyer
Alderperson Honora Schiller
|Alderperson Wendell Sittser||Ward
|Alderperson Scott Schultz||Ward 3||
|Alderperson Paul Young||Ward
Also in Attendance:
City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon
City Attorney, Patrick Butler, was unable to attend due to a previously
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.
PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS
were no remarks, petitions or complaints.
Louis County Police Report:
Sergeant Jeff Burk of the St. Louis County Police handed out the December
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.
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.”
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.
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.