City of Clarkson Valley
Missouri

Minutes of June 2007 Meeting
Board of Aldermen

RECORD OF PROCEEDING

A Work Session was held preceding the Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen for questions and answers of the St. Louis County Police Department.  In addition to the quorum of Alderpersons, there were four representatives of the police department present:  Major Terry Roberds; Captain Coreless; Lt. Gary Berra; and Sgt. Jeff Burk.  Colonel Jerry Lee could not attend as he had a prior out-of-town commitment. 
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Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), June 5, 2007.
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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 Susan Shea Ward 1  
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 

Alderperson Young made a motion to amend the Agenda under New Business to add Item (f) Discuss/Approve Forest Hills Country Club's Request for Pyrotechnic Display on July 4th, and to delete Items (b) and (c) for Alizadeh Orthodontics' Request for Signage.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Mayor Douglass explained to those present that at 8:00 p.m. the Board would conduct a Public Hearing. 

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

REMARKS, PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS 

There were no remarks, petitions or complaints. 

REPORTS 

Ballwin Police Report: Captain Schicker presented the May Police Report.

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of May 2007 was $14,356.00. 

Police Contract Negotiations:  Mayor Douglass explained that contract negotiations took place this past month.  It is on tonight's agenda and would be discussed later in the meeting.   

Ongoing Woes with 17 Chippenham:  Mayor Douglass said there would be additional correspondence and he would give an update at the July meeting.   

Building Commissioner:  Mayor Douglass reported the new building commissioner, Jack Schenck, has been very good about following-up on complaints.  Alderperson Young concurred with Mayor Douglass saying Jack Schenck has been helping Westhampton with a siltation issue coming from construction taking place at Fountain Plaza.  The project's stormwater runoff flows into Westhampton's retention pond. 

2007-2008 Budget:  Mayor Douglass asked everyone to review Draft 2 of the proposed Budget that is in the packet.  He stated that with the revision to the police expenses, the budget should be ready for passage at the July meeting. 

Kehrs Mill Road Widening:  Mayor Douglass stated construction of Kehrs Mill Road is scheduled for next year.  The contractor is to be announced this fall.  In discussion with representatives from St. Louis County Highway Department, he reported that during the construction period, trucks and heavy equipment might be stored directly across from 2329 Kehrs Mill Road.  After the contract is let, we will meet with the appropriate parties in an attempt to locate a more reasonable place for this storage.

Alderpersons' Reports 

Tear-Down, Proceeding Well:  Alderperson Schultz reported the tear-down and subsequent new construction project in Forest Hills Club Estates is progressing and so far, the city has received no complaints.   

City Attorney’s Report 

City Attorney, Patrick Butler, gave an update on the sound wall saying that an opinion is still expected in the case to the Appellate Court.   

Because it was not 8:00 p.m. and time for the Public Hearing, the Agenda items were moved in order to continue the Regular Meeting. 

NEW BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0362 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, 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. 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0362.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0362 the first time.  He said St. Louis County Police would give us twenty-four hour a day service and save the City $25,000.  He also noted the additional services the City would receive, i.e. helicopters, neighborhood watch, crime scene units, etc.  He also mentioned the County uses the same radio frequency as Ellisville, Wildwood and Chesterfield.  There were no questions.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0362 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Yeas:  Meyer, Schultz, Shea, Sittser and Young.  Nays: There were none.  Whereby Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0362 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 07-06. 

No Parking Signs at Forest Hills Ridge Court:  Mayor Douglass described the circular street of Forest Hills Ridge Court that houses six properties, one of which is undergoing major construction.  The street currently allows no parking at any time because it is located across the street from the high school and the Mayor explained the homeowner and their cleaning person both received tickets for parking.  Patrick Butler read Section 305.100: Emergency and Experimental Regulations, which allows temporary regulations by order of the Chief of Police for no longer than ninety (90) days.   

Audit:  Alderperson Shea made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Meyer to have invoices in the amount of $82,358.49 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

PUBLIC HEARING 

City Clerk, Michele McMahon read the public notice for the first agenda item that was heard at the Planning and Zoning Hearing the night of June 4:  Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley, Missouri, will at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the Fru-Con Center, 15933 Clayton Road, hold a public hearing to discuss the proposal initiated by Midwest Music to change the zoning on property known as 15977 Clayton Road from "A" Semi-Rural District Regulations to "PC" Planned Commercial District, to change the "PC" Planned Commercial District Code to include "Education Institutions with Ancillary Sales" and to give definition thereof.  Signed Scott Douglass, Mayor, City of Clarkson Valley. 

John King, the attorney representing Jerry Roberts with Midwest Music introduced himself and Mr. Roberts.  He handed Mayor Douglass a letter of intent stating that Mr. Roberts agrees to add to the name of his business the word "academy", "school" or something similar to designate this is a music school as per the request of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  He then stated the differences between the initial ordinances and those being presented tonight.  He concluded by saying everyone is attempting to protect the City's premise of no retail.   

Alderperson Shea, who served as that hearing's Chairperson, stated the Commission unanimously supported these ordinances.  She further explained the main points and differences from the previous attempt:  changing the name of the business to include the word "academy" or "school"; no building to be located any closer than 100' from the property line; and they will not conduct sales on Sunday.   

City Attorney, Patrick Butler, said the ordinances are more restrictive than previously submitted; however, it does allow a limited form of retail as long as it can meet the limitations of hours and days of operation and the restrictions placed regarding the quantity of stock allowed. 

The City Clerk read the remaining agenda item:  Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley, Missouri, will at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the Fru-Con Center, 15933 Clayton Road, hold a public hearing to consider a simple boundary change from three (3) lots comprising property known as 2351 Clarkson Road into one (1) lot.  Signed, Scott Douglass, Mayor, City of Clarkson Valley. 

There was no discussion.  The Public Hearing closed at 8:12. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0356 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE RE-ZONING OF A CERTAIN 3.89 ACRE PARCEL SITUATED WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 15977 CLAYTON ROAD (ST. LOUIS COUNTY LOCATOR NO. 22T430451). 

Alderperson Shea made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0356.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0356 the first time.  Alderperson Shea commented to Jerry Roberts her hope that this is what Mr. Roberts wants, because Clarkson Valley has made the ordinance very restrictive.  Mr. Roberts responded that he is at a point in his life where he is ready to settle-in.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0356 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Yeas:  Meyer, Schultz, Shea, Sittser and Young.  Nays: There were none.  Whereby Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0356 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 07-07. 

BILL NO. 0357 - 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 TWO NEW SUBSECTIONS - SECTION 405.095(B)(6) AND SECTION 405.095(D)(2)(e) TO SECTION 405.095: "PLANNED COMMERCIAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS". 

Alderperson Sittser made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0357.  Alderperson Shea seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0357 the first time.  There were no questions or discussion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0357 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Yeas:  Meyer, Schultz, Shea, Sittser and Young.  Nays:  There were none.  Whereby Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0357 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 07-08. 

BILL NO. 0358 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING REGULATIONS IN TITLE IV LAND USE, CHAPTER 405 ZONING REGULATIONS, ARTICLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI BY ADDING A NEW DEFINITION - "EDUCATION INSTITUTION WITH ANCILLARY SALES" TO SECTION 405.040:DEFINITIONS. 

Alderperson Shea made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0358.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0358 the first time.  There were no questions or discussion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0358 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Yeas:  Meyer, Schultz, Shea, Sittser and Young.  Nays:  There were none.  Whereby Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0358 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 07-09. 

NEW BUSINESS - Continued 

BILL NO. 0361 - AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF THREE LOTS WHICH CURRENTLY COMPRISE THE ROCKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY KNOWN AS MARQUETTE HIGH SCHOOL AND NUMBERED AS 2351 CLARKSON ROAD, INTO ONE LOT DESIGNATED WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY LOCATOR NO. 20T230152. 

Alderperson Shea made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0361.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0361 the first time.  There were no questions or discussion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0361 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Yeas:  Meyer, Schultz, Shea, Sittser and Young.  Nays:  There were none.  Whereby Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0361 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 07-10. 

Request for Pyrotechnic Display:  Alderperson Young made a motion to allow Forest Hills Club Estates to hold its annual fireworks display this 4th of July.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Shea made a motion for the Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen meeting to adjourn.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.


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Scott Douglass, Mayor

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ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk



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