Minutes of January 2015 Meeting
Board of Aldermen


Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), January 6, 2015.

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




 Mayor Scott Douglass 



Alderperson Jim Meyer

Ward 1


Alderperson Dan King

Ward 1



Ward 2

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Alderperson Amy Setnicka Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the December 2nd meeting.  Alderperson King seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken to accept the Minutes with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 




Patti Duwell, a resident of Forest Hills Club Estates whose property backs up to Clarkson Road, spoke about the traffic noise.  She asked the city to contact MoDOT the next time Clarkson Road is slated to be paved to request “quiet pavement”.  Mention was made of MoDOT’s decibel tests back in 2007 and a suggestion to ask MoDOT to perform another noise test.




St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner gave the December 2014 Activity Report. 


Mayor’s Report


Mayor Douglass reported on the following items:


Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of December 2014 was $10,009.00. 


Board of Adjustment’s Decision:  Mayor Douglass mentioned the Ferry’s request to maintain an outdoor fireplace that was constructed beyond the building lines.  He reported their attorney called the City Attorney, Patrick Butler, asking if the City could do anything for the Ferrys?  Since only the Board of Adjustment can grant variances to the code and the construction of the fireplace is against the code, the Aldermanic Board’s hands are figuratively tied and can not do a thing to help.


Alderpersons' Reports


Forest Hills Club Estates – Streets Require New Surface:  Alderperson Schultz reported the streets in his subdivision need to be resurfaced.


Deer Harvest:  Alderperson Meyer reported the number of harvested deer has decreased over the past ten years.  The first season we allowed hunting was 2004-2005.  There were 81 does and 8 bucks harvested.  The season ends January 15th this year, and the numbers so far are 17 does and 3 bucks. 


Sidewalks Being Replaced on South Side of Kehrs Mill Road:  Alderperson King reported that St. Louis County began replacing slabs of concrete on the sidewalks along Kehrs Mill Road.


Classified Ads – Buy, Sell, Give Away:  Alderperson Setnicka told the Board Members that she received a suggestion from a resident that the city host information in the newsletter and on the website advertising items for sale.  She like the idea and stated it should be for Clarkson Valley citizens only – which would eliminate using Craig’s List and making these types of transactions safer.  It might also decrease the number of garage sales in our subdivisions.  Lastly, the city could potentially acquire additional email addresses of its residents.  She mentioned the Clarkson Valley Living monthly magazine used to have a page dedicated to advertising items to buy, sell or give away.  The City Attorney suggested we have a disclaimer of some descript.  Mayor Douglass asked Alderperson Setnicka to put something together to see what it would look like and asked the Board Members for their opinion. 


City Attorney's Report


There was no report.




There was no unfinished business.




There was no new business.


Audit:  Alderperson King made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $63,558.790 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 Midyett made a motion for the Board of Aldermen of Clarkson Valley to hold a closed meeting immediately after the adjournment of the regular open meeting to discuss matters falling under the provisions of RSMO Section 610.022(2), seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.


Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk


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