City of Clarkson Valley

Minutes of November 2007 Meeting
Board of Aldermen


Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Fru-Con Center), November 6, 2007.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A roll call was taken with the following results:




 Mayor Scott Douglass



Alderperson Susan Shea Ward 1  
Ward 1 Alderperson Jim Meyer

Alderperson Honora Schiller 

Ward 2


Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3


Ward 3  Alderperson Paul Young

Also in Attendance: 

            City Attorney:  Patrick Butler

            City Clerk:      Michele McMahon  

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


Mrs. Francis Babb of the Kehrs Mill Estates Subdivision spoke about the possibility of creating a list of e-mail addresses of residents within the city.  


St. Louis County Police Report:  Sergeant Jeff Burk of the St. Louis County Police handed out the October Police Report.  Alderperson Schultz asked how often the police patrol each street?  Officer Taylor said he rides each street at least once a week while performing bike patrol.  Other than that, the streets are patrolled randomly by duty car in each of the three shifts in a 24-hour period.  Alderperson Sittser mentioned that cars continue to make U-turns at subdivision entrances on Kehrs Mill Road west of Marquette High School and asked what could be done to bring about a change?  The response was that signage placement indicating that once inside the subdivision, one may not make a U-turn in the entranceway could not be place except within the entranceway.  If a vehicle's driver gets into the subdivision and initiates the U-turn before reading the sign, it could constitute entrapment if they were given a ticket. 

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of October 2007 was $18,065.00. 

Cell Towers Will Now Require Back-up Power:  Mayor Douglass said the FCC recently mandated that cell towers have back-up power in the event of a major power outage and that local zoning regulations will apply.  He then spoke briefly about auxiliary generators, asking if the Alderpersons would begin thinking about this as the City recently received two requests for these units.  Some issues involved would be safety, aesthetics and noise level.  Alderperson Sittser said he spoke with the Monarch Fire Marshal, who said portable units were cost effective, but the dB levels were high and the units are extremely hard to re-fill with gasoline. 

January's Chronicle:  Mayor Douglass said the January edition of the Chronicle would include an article covering the Revenues being collected in 2008 versus those collected in 2007.  Additionally, there will be photographs covering the year - especially from the Open House.   

AT&T Filed with the Public Service Commission to Service Municipalities in Missouri:  Mayor Douglass said AT&T recently filed with the PSC to enter the video business within the State.   

Open House:  Mayor Douglass reported the Open House only cost the City Fifty Dollars ($50.00).  

Alderpersons' Reports 

Annual Residents Meeting:  Alderperson Schultz mentioned their subdivision would be holding the annual residents meeting Thursday, November 15.  He asked if Thom Taylor, NPO, could attend to which he responded affirmatively. 

Open House - Additional Kudos to St. Louis County Police:  Alderperson Shea thanked those who attended the Open House and thanked St. Louis County Police for making it such a nice event.  The foul weather was unfortunate, she said.   

Deer Count:  Alderperson Shea updated everyone on the deer harvest tally, which is forty-two (42).  She said that number is good and that we are halfway through the hunting season.   

Update on Walter Mixson:  Alderperson Shea said she recently saw Walter Mixson.  She told those in attendance who may not know of Mr. Mixson that he served as an Alderperson for Ward 3 for several years and now that he moved to her ward, he was no longer serving.  She said he looked great and is back to his old self after being seriously ill for the past few months. 

Letter From Eugene Mleczko:  Alderperson Schiller asked Mayor Douglass if he received a letter from Mr. Mleczko?  He said he had and Mr. Mleczko should receive a response within the next week or two. 


Computer for City Clerk:  After much discussion, a motion was made by Alderperson Schultz to give the City Clerk the authority to buy whichever of the two computers proposed by Comm-Tech she felt would best suit the City's purposes.  Alderperson Shea seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with three ayes and one nay and the motion was declared as having passed.  The City Clerk is extremely grateful.   


Audit:  Alderperson Shea made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Sittser to have invoices in the amount of $89,461.45 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Schultz made a motion for the Board of Aldermen of Clarkson Valley to adjourn.  Alderperson Shea seconded the motion.  The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m. 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk

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