Minutes of July 2016 Meeting
Board of Aldermen


Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Clarkson Executive Center), July 5, 2016.

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 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 June 7th meeting.  Alderperson Midyett seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken to accept the Minutes with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   


Mrs. Anne Gassel introduced herself as a candidate running for the 101st district.   

Mr. Rick Stream introduced himself as candidate running for state senator. 

Mary Swearingen, a resident of Clarkson Farm Subdivision, spoke about the noise emanating from the Lifetime Fitness pool.  She wants it on record that Clarkson Farm residents are not happy and said 3 nights out of 7 are noisy.  On a different note, she mentioned that Daniel Boone Library is slated to close for remodeling soon and this might interfere with the location of the election when voting in the Primary.  She strongly suggested you look at the address on the reminder postcard mailed by the Board of Election. 

Terry Knox, a resident of Westhampton, spoke about turning left from southbound Clarkson Road onto westbound Clayton Road and asked if the timing could be changed to allow more than 3 cars.  There was also discussion regarding the middle turn lane and how two subdivisions have to share that middle lane to turn into and out of Westhampton and Forest Hills. 

Mark Boswell, a resident of the Kehrs Mills Estates Subdivision was there tonight to discuss the request from DeShetler Homes to maintain the garage while the new construction is underway.  He said he would like to see the garage be torn down along with the house.  Alderperson King mentioned the City could consider taking a Performance Bond in addition to the Construction Bond.  Mayor Douglass read the sentence added to the Construction Bond document which reads:  Before occupancy is issued, the Moratorium passed by Resolution 16-02 and dated July 5, 2016 must have been adhered to

Deb Boswell introduced herself and said she has always heard there were possibly 2 gas tanks buried on the property known at 2215 Kehrs Mill Road and wanted the city to be aware. 

Jack Hauser, a resident of Kehrs Mill Trails Subdivision, expressed unhappiness with the City at the lack of planning regarding the change of trash haulers.   

Dale Waltz, a resident of Clarkson Farm Subdivision, had questions regarding trash pickup. 


       St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner reported on the June 2016 Activity in the City.    

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of June 2016 was $17,403. 

End of Year Revenue/Expense Report:  Mayor Douglass asked everyone to look at the sale tax figure of $411,636 with the budgeted amount of $425,000 and explained why we are projecting $409,000 this coming fiscal year.  He also mentioned the amount of money the City will save on the new trash contract.  The biggest increase, he concluded, was to police. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

E-Mail Addresses:  Alderperson Schultz mentioned the need for e-mail addresses is very apparent.  The only residents that were notified of the change in trash haulers were those for whom the City had e-mail addresses.  Alderperson King followed up on that point saying this caused a bit of short-term pain and was chaotic, but the City saved a lot of money.  He asked that we all have patience and moving forward, it will get better.


Trash Cans Visible From Street:  Alderperson Schiller asked that the residents be made aware of the rule for placing waste receptacles so they cannot be seen from the street.  She also mentioned a big advantage with the new hauler is they'll take bulk goods more frequently than Meridian.  Alderperson Schultz agreed and said this should be addressed all the time in the City. 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report. 


There was no unfinished business.   


RESOLUTION NO. 16-02 - Alderperson King made a motion to discuss and pass Resolution No. 16-02.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Resolution No. 16-02 for the first time saying this places a moratorium on the prosecution of violations pertaining to the preservation, maintenance, and continued use by DeShetler Homes of an existing detached garage until thirty (30) days after the date of completion of the residence, or until such further action by the Board of Aldermen with notice to DeShetler Homes.  Then Mayor Douglass re-read the sentence added to the Construction Bond document which states:  Before occupancy is issued, the Moratorium passed by Resolution 16-02 and dated July 5, 2016 must have been adhered to.  Discussion ensued about adding an end date but there were many variables to pre-determine completion: it could take at least 90 days to get a demo permit approved by St. Louis County and could take longer if they find a lot of asbestos; it takes 12-18 months to build a new house; he has 5,000 to 6,000 square feet of trimming which could take more than 6 months.  In the end, the Board agreed that leaving it to the discretion of the Board opposed to an end hard-date was better.  A roll call vote was taken to pass the moratorium with the following results:  Ayes:  King, Midyett, Schiller, Schultz and Setnicka.  There were no nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Resolution No. 16-02 as having passed. 

Audit:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $74,518.47, seconded by Alderperson King.  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 adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  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 8:40 p.m. 


Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk


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