Minutes of June 2015 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), June 8, 2015.
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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 

President Dan King

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Jim Meyer

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 Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

President of the Board, Dan King, explained to those present that Mayor Scott Douglass was unable to attend this evening’s meeting but that he was on the mend and will be back next month. 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the May 5 meeting.  Alderperson Setnicka seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken to accept the Minutes with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

REMARKS, PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS 

A resident of the Kehrs Mill Estates Subdivision, Sue McNamara, spoke about her driveway situation with service vehicles parking across the street from her house which blocks her car from egress.  After lengthy discussion, it was determined the Alderpersons would visit her property and the matter would be further discussed at next month’s meeting. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner gave the May 2015 Activity Report.  Alderperson King commended Alderperson Meyer who assisted in the apprehension of a burglary suspect by giving the police an immediate call with a description of the burglar, a description of his car along with license plate number.   

President’s Report 

President of the Board, Dan King reported on the following items: 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of May 2015 was $9,538.00.   

Mayor Douglass Wrapped-up Year Serving as President of the St. Louis County Municipal League:  Alderperson King reported that Mayor Douglass deserves a lot credit for all his service over the past four years and how much they appreciated his advice, knowledge and leadership.  The induction ceremony was a lovely event attended by Alderpersons King, Schultz and Setnicka and the Mayor gave a closing speech before handing over his duties to Mayor Mike Schneider of Overland.   

Preliminary Budget 2015-2016:  He reported we will be discussing the preliminary budget later in the meeting and hoped everyone received the Mayor’s email which supplied the initial numbers.   

Alderpersons' Reports 

Board of Adjustment:  Alderperson Meyer mentioned he visited the property of a resident that will be requesting a variance at the upcoming June 8 Board of Adjustment Hearing.  In thinking of the duties of the Board of Adjustment, he said his hopes would be that Board Members are consistent in their decisions and they should review their own properties for structures which may require variances.  Alderperson Setnicka stated she, too, had been contacted by this same resident.  A portion of the code regarding swim pool fences was discussed.  

Fourth of July Parade – Forest Hills Club Estates:  Alderpersons Setnicka stated her subdivision once again would be holding a parade on the 4th of July, starting off at the south entrance on Highgrove at 9:00.  She said Mayor Douglass would be riding in the front of the parade with Butch Welsch.  There will be prizes for the most patriotic participants; games; refreshments; and a Monarch fire truck and ambulance.   

City Attorney's Report 

The City Attorney, Patrick Butler, mentioned he would be out of town the first week in July and would not be able to attend the July 7 Board Meeting.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business. 

NEW BUSINESS 

2015-2016 Preliminary Budget:  Alderperson King reported this will be discussed and finalized at the July meeting.  Several line items were discussed: sales tax, engineering and health care costs.   

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

Discuss Possible Memorial Marker to Remember Helicopter Crash Victim, Sgt. Joseph Schuengel:  Alderperson Meyer recently met with state troopers and learned that in the recorded history of Missouri, only 29 state troopers have perished in the line of duty.  He would like the City to somehow remember Sgt. Schuengel with a tree or some remembrance that he died in our City.  Trees, markers and in lieu of that, a “Joe Schunegel Day” were all mentioned as possibilities.  The question was asked of the Board if they were amenable to something like this and if the City should pursue this?  The Board responded affirmatively.   

Audit:  Alderperson Midyett made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $66,787.12 seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Alderperson Meyer 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 8:20 p.m. 

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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