City of Clarkson Valley
Missouri

Minutes of March 2009 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), March 3, 2009.
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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

 

 

Ward 1 Alderperson Susan Shea
Alderperson Jim Meyer Ward 1

 

Ward 2

Alderperson Honora Schiller 

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

  

Barbara Hethcote Ward 3 

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Meyer 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 

Mr. Jack Hauser, a resident of Kehrs Mill Trails and serving on the Board of Adjustment, spoke regarding the construction on Kehrs Mill Road in front of Marquette High School whereby the dividing lines appear to have washed off since the time when they were temporarily striped.  Officer Taylor said he would speak with Paul Sneed, Project Manager. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the February Police Report.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of February 2009 was $18,315.75.   

Sanitation Pickup Change:  Mayor Douglass reported he has been busy getting information to the residents regarding the change of schedule for the City’s trash pickup. 

Banking Discussions:  Mayor Douglass said he spoke with two banking companies this past month.  They have questions for which we’ll be responding this month.  

Alderpersons' Reports 

Notification of Occupancy:  Alderperson Schultz stated he received a phone call from a resident of Forest Hills Club Estates who witnessed several times moving vans and/or trucks experiencing trouble navigating a turn in the Herworth cul-de-sac.  He went on to explain that when a home in Clarkson Valley changes owners, neither the subdivision nor the city is made aware.  Nor can they find that information until it shows on the county DOR records and that is only if one is looking to find the change of ownership.  He feels it would be nice to know in advance when someone is moving out or moving in.  He then spoke of a Clarkson Valley resident who sells real estate that might be able to get that information electronically to us as soon as the house is sold. 

Online Traffic Payments:  Alderperson Meyer mentioned the court took 15% of its payments online this past month.  He then inquired if the city was looking into changing the way it purchases postage?   

Portable On Demand Storage:  Alderperson Hethcote reported that she received a complaint about a storage box container on the front lawn of a resident.  She asked what is Clarkson Valley’s criterion for having such unit – especially if construction is ongoing? 

City Attorney’s Report 

City Attorney, Patrick Butler, reported he received a phone call from Jerry Robert’s attorney who stated that Midwest Music has an ambitious program with four-to-five hundred students.  They requested information on how to proceed with expanding the current building? 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0384 – AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT 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 Meyer and seconded by Alderperson Schultz to discuss and pass Bill No. 0384.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0384 for the first reading.  Mayor Douglass explained this ordinance changes language in the current contract with Meridian Waste taking us from twice weekly trash pickup to once-weekly pickup and skips the months of December through March for yardwaste pickup.  Residents who desire to continue those services can enter into a separate agreement with Meridian.  There were questions from the audience, which Mayor Douglass answered and some discussion between the Board Members.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Ayes:  Meyer, Schultz, Sittser and Hethcote to which Mayor Douglass stated Bill No. 0384 passes and is now Ordinance No. 09-01.  

Audit:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to approve the audit as presented, seconded by Alderperson Meyer to have invoices in the amount of $82,811.03 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Meyer made a motion to adjourn.  Alderperson Sittser seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 


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Scott Douglass, Mayor

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ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk



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