Minutes of March 2014 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 (Clarkson Executive Center), March 4, 2014.
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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 Jim Meyer

 

Ward 1

  Alderperson Dan King

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 Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson Sittser 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 

Darby Arakelian and Eileen Tyrrell, candidates for the Rockwood School Board, spoke separately regarding their campaign and issues relating to the school district. 

Mrs. Molly Quirin, a resident of the Kehrs Mill Estates Subdivision, spoke regarding the requirements for an application before the Board of Adjustment when building a 28" tall stacked stone landscape wall.  She asked the Board of Aldermen if they would consider allowing the Subdivision Trustees to rule on issues such as these.  She also stated Members of the Board of Adjustment should recuse themselves from voting if they have similar issues outside the scope of the law. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner gave the January and February 2014 Activity Report.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of February 2014 was $12,742.00.  Mayor Douglass stated the Court Clerk emailed the Alderpersons asking if they found the monthly statistics beneficial and asked if they want to continue receiving the information?  He stated he would continue to receive the report. 

Kehrs Mill Trails Lake Issue:  Mayor Douglass reported the Building Commissioner would meet with Scott Underwood regarding the lake dredging. 

State Legislative Update:  Mayor Douglass said the State Legislature is discussing the possibility of eliminating the County sales tax pool, which would take approximately ten years - the dollar amount per capita to be reduced annually to zero.  The Speaker is to make the decision today.  Mayor Douglass concluded by saying if it is not assigned; it will die this year.   

Revenue and Expense Report:  Mayor Douglass reported the AmerenUE portion of the Utility Fees is down.  He intends to investigate and will report the outcome next month. 

Emergency Preparedness:  Mayor Douglass reported that while looking at updating emergency preparedness and evacuation plans with the Lafayette Mayors Organization, he came across an older plan from 2004 put together by the Chief of Police from Chesterfield with input from Ballwin.  The group liked the format and concept and asked the Chief of Chesterfield Police to review and update the information. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Utility Flags Along Kehrs Mill Road:  Alderperson Sittser commented he placed a call to City Hall several weeks ago regarding the flags along the right-of-way on Kehrs Mill Road - both sides.  He was told they were there due to Laclede Gas Company's need for an aboveground utility compound.  Mayor Douglass confirmed that report and said there were no plans that he is aware, for the widening of Kehrs Mill Road. 

Snow:  Alderperson Schultz thanked Officer Wehner for informing the Trustees when their roads might require additional plowing.  He found it to be helpful. 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

Traffic Fine Schedule:  Mayor Douglass stated that approximately every eighteen months, we attempt to review the fees compared to other cities to see if our fines remain appropriate.  Upon review of the fine schedule, Judge Porter has made a revision to the schedule, which is before the Board of Aldermen tonight.  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve the fine schedule.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $66,142.87 seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Alderperson Schultz 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 8:15 p.m. 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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