Minutes of March 2010 Meeting
Board of Aldermen


Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), March 2, 2010.

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 Susan Shea

Alderperson Jim Meyer

Ward 1


Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Midyett took the oath of office and everyone congratulated and thanked him for volunteering.

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


Mayor Scott Douglass read the Proclamation that was presented to Andrew Meyer February 21, 2010.  Andrew is a member of Boy Scout Troop #631, which is sponsored by St. Mark Presbyterian Church in the New Horizon District.  Andrew was found to be worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest achievement in Scouting and represents years of continuous dedication and effort.  Mayor Douglass congratulated Andrew, his mother, Donna who was present and father Jeff, who was unable to attend this meeting but whom he has known for years.  The Meyers reside in Kehrs Mill Estates West.  A round of applause was given for Andrew’s accomplishment. 


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

He gave an update on the water runoff problem crossing Kehrs Mill Road at the bottom of the hill saying St. Louis County Highway Department is shooting for spring break to fix it.  They are going to lay drain-plates at the side of the newly renovated road on the upper portion where the daycare is located.   

Officer Taylor reported they would hold a DWI checkpoint for six hours on the night of March 12 that will work in both directions of Clarkson Road.  Alderperson Meyer stated this is at zero cost to the city. 

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of February 2010 was $14,797.00. 

St. John’s Signage:  Mayor Douglass said he spoke with representatives from St. John’s regarding signage and they will be bringing plans to the city.  We’ll plan to have a Planning and Zoning Hearing this month and it will come before you at the April 6 Board meeting. 


Housing Nuisance Issues:  Mayor Douglass reported that per directive of the prosecuting attorney, April Porter, the building commissioner met with Mrs. Gregory Monday evening to determine what needs to be accomplished on her house to bring it into compliance.  Jack Schenck will write a summary report for the city this week. 

Mobile Ticketing:  Mayor Douglass reminded the Board that last month a request to purchase one printer with mountings and installation for two vehicles with a cost of just over $1,000 was approved.  The printers are on back order for four-to-five weeks he reported.  The cost has increased due to an additional purchase of two cradles that will protect the printer when being transferred from one vehicle to the other.  This brings the cost up to $1,436.  There were no objections, and Alderperson Meyer stated he would like to make a motion to proceed with the purchase seconded by Alderperson Schiller.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Alderpersons' Reports 

Trash Out Early:  Alderperson Schultz stated people are still taking out their trash early.  Mayor Douglass reminded everyone they need to call the City Clerk with the addresses and she will mail letters. 

Prescription Drug Take-Back:  Alderperson Meyer thanked the Council for supporting the take-back program and said it was an extremely positive event.  He reported it took place February 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and they took in over 118,171 pills, inhalers and ointments.  He also thanked the St. Louis County Police, some of whom were working on their day off.  The Rockwood Drug Free Coalition paid some of the officers the equivalent of their overtime pay.  Officer Taylor mentioned the other cities involved (Ballwin, Ellisville and Fenton) took - on average - 3 boxes of drugs.  The joint venture between the cities of Wildwood and Clarkson Valley held at the Fru-Con Center took in over 17 boxes.  Alderperson Meyer said Missouri American Water Co. would include over 15,000 stuffers in their bills this month to include information on the second take-back date, which is April 17.   

Solicitors:  A question was raised regarding the best place or person to call when one witnesses a solicitor in their subdivision, whereby Officer Taylor said it’s best to call the dispatch non-emergency number.  He mentioned that flyers left on the mailboxes or doorknobs should be reported to City Hall. 

City Attorney’s Report 

Patrick Butler spoke of several ways to obtain additional monies through court charges.  Mayor Douglass said he would send the Board Members information as soon as it becomes available.  He also said if there are any ideas one might have, to give him a call. 


There was no unfinished business.   


There was no new business.   

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve the audit, seconded by Alderperson Meyer to have invoices in the amount of $80,020.11 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Schiller made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:05.


Scott Douglass, Mayor


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