Minutes of July 2004 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 (Fru-Con Center), July 13, 2004.
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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

 

 

Alderperson Jim Sharp

Ward 1

 

Ward 1

Alderperson Susan Shea

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2    

Ward 3

Alderperson Melinda Twichell 

Alderperson Walt Mixson Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to accept the Minutes as mailed.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

Mayor Douglass explained to those present that a Public Hearing would be held at 8:00 p.m. to discuss the recommendations made on June 29 by the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the Discovery Group's proposal to build a medical office building on the Fru-Con property; Rockwood School District's request for a fifty-meter above-ground pool; an updated floodplain management ordinance; and a new definition of special events to allow trailers.

REMARKS, PETITIONS, COMPLAINTS

Mrs. Laurie Engleman spoke to those present regarding her thoughts on the neutering of deer.  She explained that in speaking with her friend, Dr. Doug Pernikoff, a veterinarian and leading animal reproductive specialist, he feels the best manner of birth control of the deer population is by castration.  She also said that he feels the most humane way to cull the deer population is by a rifle shot to the head opposed to shooting them with an arrow.  She concluded by saying the City should take into account the feelings of the residents.  She stated that allowing hunting one week a year would be preferred to spreading it over a six-week period of time.  She also asked if it were possible for the hunters to use silencers.

REPORTS

Ballwin Police Report: Captain Rick Wise disseminated the Police Summary for June 2004.  There were no comments.

Mayor's Report:

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of June 2004 was $17,310.35.

Alderpersons’ Reports

There were no reports.

City Attorney’s Report 

Patrick Butler gave an update on the sound wall issue by saying the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) was in the process of contacting every affected homeowner in order to reassess the necessity of a sound wall.  They are going to conduct a sound study, an engineering study, and a full evaluation of the alternatives to sound walls.  The experts will have a full analysis of this project and make it public in September of this year.  Mayor Douglass went on to explain the advantages of rubberized asphalt.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

BILL NO. 0276 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ALLIED SERVICES, LLC d/b/a MIDWEST WASTE SERVICES OF ST. LOUIS FOR COLLECTION OF RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE, RECYCLABLES, COMPOSTABLES AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderperson Schiller to discuss and pass Bill No. 0276.  Alderperson Sharp seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0276 for the first time.  He explained that Midwest Waste increased this year's contract by 2% over that of last year.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0276 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Mixson, Schiller, Sharp, and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0276 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-05.

BILL NO. 0277 – AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF BALLWIN, MISSOURI, FOR RENDITION OF POLICE SERVICES AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0277.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0277 for the first time.  He stated that Ballwin Police has always done a great job for our city.  He then read Bill No. 0277 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0277 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-06.

Increasing Schedule of Traffic Fine:  Mayor Douglass stated that while in discussion with Judge Lusser regarding the necessity to increase the safety of the residents of Clarkson Valley, it was determined that they look at the fines currently collected by the City on traffic-related matters.  The fines were found to be woefully low.  A motion was made by Alderperson Mixson to ratify our fee schedule to the amounts suggested by Judge Lusser.  Alderperson Sharp seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous, affirmative result and the new schedule of traffic fines goes into effect August 1, 2004.

Budget 2004-2005:  Mayor Douglass explained that our fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30.  He explained that this proposed version of the Budget showed a deficit substantially less than last year's budget.  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to adopt the Budget as submitted tonight.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous, affirmative result and the (attached) Budget was passed.

Alderperson Sharp reminded those present that an attempt was made several years ago to ask the voters to consider passing an increase to the various utility taxes.  This, he explained, was turned down by the voters.  He stated that the city's income has not been able to keep up with the expenditures.

Note:  Because the Public Hearing did not begin until 8:00 p.m. and most issues in New Business required a Public Hearing, this next Agenda item was taken out of order to keep the meeting progressing.

Audit:  Alderperson Sharp made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Sittser, to have invoices in the amount of $80,775.62 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

PUBLIC HEARING 

Discovery Group:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon read the first legal notice.  Mayor Douglass explained the scope of their request.  Alderperson Schiller inquired about the stone wall at the main entrance and asked for the particulars.  Those representing the Discovery Group responded by first stating that they attempted to capture the look of Clarkson Valley by taking photographs of the various subdivision entranceways.  They said it was pre-cast stone using glazing and that the stoneware is of metal stud construction using Georgia Pacific sheeting and tie bars with a layer of 5/8" sheeting.  There were no further questions.

Rockwood School District's Request for an Above-ground Swimming Pool:  Alderperson Sittser asked when construction might begin should they be granted their request, to which they responded late August.  A resident, Janet Young of Kehrs Mill Trails, asked what the project looked like?  The City Clerk showed the architectural drawings. 

Special Events/Trailers:  Mayor Douglass reminded those present of the LPGA and how we utilized St. Louis County to grant permits for the trailers during that special event.  He said the City is going to have requests from time to time for these and that we should have ordinances in place to host such events.

Floodplain Management Ordinance:  Mayor Douglass explained that he and Frank Hodgdon, Planning and Zoning Chairman/Floodplain Management Chairman, met with Roger Connell, SEMA (State Emergency Management Association) Floodplain Management Officer a few months ago.  Together they reviewed several homes in the city, particularly the lots lying in the floodplain or contained partially within the floodplain.  He explained that one could not receive flood insurance without passing this Ordinance. 

NEW BUSINESS

BILL NO. 0279 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING REGULATIONS IN TITLE IV LAND USE, CHAPTER 405 ZONING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE II DISTRICTS AND DISTRICT REGULATIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 405.095:  PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0279.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0279 for the first time.  Mayor Douglass found that on Page 9, certain text needed to be removed.  Everyone agreed that the text on resubdivision would be removed.  He then read Bill No. 0279 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0279 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-07.

BILL NO. 0280 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE RE-ZONING OF LOT 2 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT ENTITLED CLARKSON VALLEY ASSOCIATES RECORDED AT BOOK 278, PAGE 94 ON AUGUST 10, 1988, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderperson Schiller to introduce and pass Bill No. 0280.  Alderperson Sharp seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0280 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  He then read Bill No. 0280 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0280 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-08.

BILL NO. 0281 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SUBDIVISION OF LOT 2 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT ENTITLED CLARKSON VALLEY ASSOCIATES RECORDED AT BOOK 278, PAGE 94 ON AUGUST 10, 1988, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0281.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0281 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  He then read Bill No. 0281 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0281 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-09.

BILL NO. 0282 - AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR LOT 2 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT ENTITLED CLARKSON VALLEY ASSOCIATES RECORDED AT BOOK 278, PAGE 94 ON AUGUST 10, 1988, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.  

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0282.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0282 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  He then read Bill No. 0282 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0282 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-10.

A RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZING CONSTRUCTION OF A FIFTY-METER, EIGHT LANE, FIVE FOOT DEEP ABOVE-GROUND SWIMMING POOL AT THE CRESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Resolution No. 04-03.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read the Resolution for the first time.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous, affirmative result and the Resolution passed. 

BILL NO. 0284 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE IV: LAND USE, CHAPTER 405: ZONING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS, SECTION 405.040: DEFINITIONS BY ADDING A NEW DEFINITION OF SPECIAL EVENTS.

A motion was made by Alderperson Schiller to introduce and pass Bill No. 0284.  Alderperson Sharp seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0284 for the first time.  He then read Bill No. 0284 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0282 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-11.

BILL NO. 0285 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE IV: ZONING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE IV. SPECIAL USE REGULATIONS; PARAGRAPH B, BY ADDING A NEW SUB-PARAGRAPH 11.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0285.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0285 for the first time.  He then read Bill No. 0285 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0285 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-12.

BILL NO. 0287 - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ALL PRIOR LEGISLATIVE ACTS WHICH CONTAIN REGULATIONS FOR BUILDING IN SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND ADOPTING A NEW FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0287.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0287 for the first time.  He then read Bill No. 0287 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0287 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-13.

BILL NO. 0288 - AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ARCHITECTURAL AND BUILDING DESIGN FOR LOT 2 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT ENTITLED CLARKSON VALLEY ASSOCIATES RECORDED AT BOOK 278, PAGE 94 ON AUGUST 10, 1988, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0288.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0288 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  He then read Bill No. 0288 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0288 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-14.

BILL NO. 0289 - AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE LANDSCAPE PLAN FOR LOT 2 AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT ENTITLED CLARKSON VALLEY ASSOCIATES RECORDED AT BOOK 278, PAGE 94 ON AUGUST 10, 1988, IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderperson Sharp to introduce and pass Bill No. 0289.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0289 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  He then read Bill No. 0289 for the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes:  Mixson, Schiller, Sharp and Sittser.  Whereupon Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0289 as having passed and is now Ordinance 04-15.

Alderperson Sharp made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Mixson.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

  
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Scott Douglass, Mayor

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ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk

BUDGET 2003-2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Revenue Fund

 

 

Special Revenue Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVENUE

 

 

REVENUE

 

 

 

Sales Tax

      360,000.00

 

Sewer Lateral Tax

 

        24,500.00

Personal Property Tax

        17,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Real Estate Tax

      108,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Permits & Inspection

        35,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Utilites/Franchise Tax

        47,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Cigarette Tax

         9,750.00

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Income

        12,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Gasoline Tax

        79,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic Fines

      287,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Fee Increases

        14,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

          1,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Adjustment

          1,200.00

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL REVENUE

      972,450.00

 

TOTAL REVENUE

 

        24,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

Beautification

          4,000.00

 

Sewer Lateral Repairs

 

        22,500.00

Dues

          2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Office Expense

          3,250.00

 

 

 

 

 

Postage

          3,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Expense

          1,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone

          3,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Fees

        50,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Fees

        45,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Election Expenses

          1,200.00

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Notices

            800.00

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries

        76,200.00

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries/Mayor & Aldermen

        12,600.00

 

 

 

 

 

Police Protection

      354,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Rent

          7,140.00

 

 

 

 

 

Bonds and Insurance

        16,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Sanitation

      302,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Signs and Installation

          3,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Removal

        50,000.00

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

        15,000.00

Miscellaneous

          4,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Mosquito Spraying

          1,750.00

 

 

 

 

 

Taxes - Payroll

          6,800.00

 

 

 

 

 

Court Expenses

        37,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Codification

                   1,200.00  

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

      988,440.00

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

        15,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCESS REVENUE/EXP

        (15,990.00)

 

EXCESS REVENUE/EXP

         9,500.00

 
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