Minutes of May 2016 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), May 3, 2016.
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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 Jim Meyer

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Dan King

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

 

Alderperson Amy Setnicka Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Ward 3 Alderperson Lin Midyett

Also in Attendance:


City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

 Alderpersons King and Setnicka took the oath of office and received hearty congratulations for their re-election! 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the April 5th meeting.  Alderperson Meyer 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 

Mayor Scott Douglass introduced Dr. Eric Knost, Superintendant of Rockwood School District; Special Agent, James Schroba who is in Charge of the DEA, along with his associate in the St. Louis Division, Karin Caito; and Laurie Gunderson, the Interim Director of the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition.  He then said we are here tonight to recognize a group of outstanding 8th grade students from Crestview Middle School.  Their health class teacher, Tammy Becker, assigned them to a drug and alcohol awareness project and was so impressed with their work on this project that she began sharing it across our community -- with the Superintendant of the Rockwood School District, with the Drug Enforcement Administration and with many folks who are interested in what we as a community can do to prevent drug and alcohol abuse among our children.  Laurie Gunderson shared it with our Alderperson Jim Meyer who also serves on the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, and that is how we became aware.  Before he went further, he asked Mrs. Gunderson to show the video.  It was a powerful, six-minute video and afterward he asked the five girls to stand.   

James Schroba called each of the five girls to receive a certificate and Alderperson Meyer handed each girl a Proclamation granting each student a day in their honor.  The girls' names and achievement would be announced at school on their significant day and they each would receive a bouquet of flowers from the City.  The girls' teacher, Ms. Becker, also received a Resolution. 

The meeting then broke for refreshments.REPORTS

 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner reported on the April 2016 Activity in the City.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of April 2016 was $13,435.50. 

Reappointing Board of Adjustment and Planning and Zoning Members:  Mayor Douglass reported there were two Board of Adjustment Members that he would ask the Board to reappoint and one on Planning and Zoning.  He did make calls to them and they all said they would be interested in serving again.   

Requesting Bids for Auditor:  He said we are going out for bids this month for a new auditing firm and RFB's were mailed. 

Trash Bids:  He said we are going out for bids this month for the sanitation contract and RFB's were mailed. 

Trustee Meeting:  He informed those present we will be holding a Trustees Sharing of Information Meeting on May 17th and invited the Alderpersons to attend. 

Snow Removal Invoices:  He said we received snow removal invoices from the various subdivisions and this is included on this evening's audit. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Sgt. Schuengel's Memorial:  Alderperson Setnicka reported she contacted the Kehrs Mill Trails Home Owners Association President, Donna Ginsberg, who reported their subdivision was not keen on the idea of the memorial bench.  She asked the Board Members how they felt about a tree being planted in honor of Sgt. Schuengel and said Zick's could plant one for $300.  She also received a quote on a plaque from a local company.  Other ideas for potential memorials came from the Alderpersons along with ideas for where the plaque could be safely mounted.  Mayor Douglass stated he attended the Kehrs Mill Trails Subdivision meeting held last month and the residents didn't seem that interested in a memorial.  There was also further discussion of the vandalism that occurred in that subdivision this year.   

Alderperson King said he would like to defer to the subdivision and if there are any qualms, this would be the last attempt.  Mayor Douglass asked if there were any objections and there were none.  Alderperson Meyer thanked Alderpersons Setnicka and King for their work in trying to find a solution to honor Sgt. Schuengel.   

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0455 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE V: BUILDING CODE, CHAPTER 505: SIGN REGULATIONS, SECTION 505.035: GARAGE SALES BY DELETING THE WORD "BALLWIN". 

A motion was made by Alderperson King to discuss and pass Bill No. 0455.  Alderperson Meyer seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0455 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0455 a second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Schiller, Schultz and Setnicka.  There were no nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0455 passed and is now Ordinance No. 16-03. 

President of the Board of Aldermen:  Alderperson Meyer made a motion to nominate Alderperson Dan King as President of the Board.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  Upon hearing no dissentions, Mayor Douglass declared Alderperson King as its Board President and congratulated him.   

Approval of Appointments:  Mayor Douglass referred those present to the Appointment Schedule placed in their packets.   

Board of Adjustment:  Mayor Douglass mentioned how this Board has become very important to the City over the past years.  Alderperson King made a motion to reappoint Darryl Brody and Jack Hauser, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and Mayor Douglass declared it approved and passed. 

Planning & Zoning Commission:  Alderperson King made a motion to reappoint Alderperson Schiller for another term on the Planning & Zoning Commission, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and Mayor Douglass declared it approved and passed. 

City Clerk:  Alderperson King made a motion to re-appoint the City Clerk, Michele McMahon, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and Mayor Douglass declared it approved and passed. 

Audit:  Alderperson King made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $43,302.78 for snow removal and $68,584.01 for the regular audit for a total of $155,189.57, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  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 King.  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 9:40 p.m. 

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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