Minutes of November 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), November 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

Alderperson Susan Shea 

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Jim Meyer

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Honora Schiller

Ward 2

Ward 2      Alderperson Wendell Sittser

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Ward 3 Alderperson Barbara Hethcote

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Schiller 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.

President Jim Meyer announced the Board would hold a Public Hearing at 8:00 p.m. to hear the outcome and recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission for which a Hearing was held November 2, 2009. 

State Senator Jane Cunningham introduced the District 7 liaisons that will represent this area, Mark Schwiede and Kit Crancer and defined their responsibilities.  She went on to explain a new Bill proposed by affiliates of the grocery store teamsters union requesting public notice expanded from 2 days to 5 days regarding taxes, TIF’s, TCC’s and eminent domain. 

REPORTS

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Thom Taylor of the St. Louis County Police handed out the October Police Report.  Board President Jim Meyer asked about the protest at the high school, which NPO Taylor described as a non-event.  Officer Taylor reported that beginning Monday, the Kehrs Mill Road high school entrance was opened and that appeared to be a non-event as well.  Alderperson Shea asked if the electric signal at Kehrs Mill and Clarkson was adjusted since the opening of the new entrance, to which Officer Taylor reported it was.  The hours for the entrance being open are 7:30 to 8:30 and 1 hour in the evening with someone monitoring the gate.

Officer Taylor reported the Kehrs Mill Road reconstruction as being near complete.  Jack Hauser, a resident and member of the Board of Adjustment, mentioned the newly positioned portion of Kehrs Mill Road still has a ponding situation at the bottom of the hill.  He reminded those present how there used to be water that would pond at the bottom of the hill, where signs were posted that it was a dangerous situation - especially during icy conditions.  President Meyer said the City would look into the matter before the finish of construction. 

A complaint was made about the danger aspect regarding the pole that remains at Clayton Road at the St. John’s/Fru-Con exit along with the orange plastic netting.  Officer Taylor said he would identify the two entities the wires belong to that are still connected to the pole and City Hall can then make contact to have them removed.

President’s Report

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of October 2009 was $10,289.75.

Ceasing Yardwaste Pickup December Through April:  President Meyer reported the City received fifteen calls regarding yardwaste pickup.

AmerenUE To Relocate Power Lines:  An e-mail was sent to Trustees of the subdivisions in Clarkson Valley alerting that AmerenUE will be relocating power lines and in so doing, they will attempt to do as little damage as possible and remove as few trees as possible.

Take the Community Leader Pledge:  As a member of the Rockwood Drug Fee Coalition, President Meyer urged those present to take the Community Leader Pledge indicating that as a Rockwood Community Leader, you pledge to take responsibility for the community and support the students of the Rockwood School District by forming a collaborative partnership with the Drug-Free Coalition to promote safe, healthy schools and neighborhoods for our children.  The web link is http://www.rockwood.k12.mo.us/drugfree/communitypledge.htm

Prescription Medication “Take Back”:  President Meyer reported he was volunteering this Saturday, November 7th at the Eureka Police Department from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  He went on to say this program was conducted in September and they collected over 11,000 pills from 70 individuals.  Because this program has gone well, he said, they are interested in expanding.  Alderperson Shea stated she thought this was an excellent idea. 

Automated Ticketing:  President Meyer stated he has held discussions with Mayor Douglass about the value of automated ticketing, saying it is something the City should consider.  City Attorney Patrick Butler said there is something called a Secondary Fund, something like an officers training and equipment fund that the City might be able to use and he would look into it further.

Alderpersons' Reports

Forest Club Drive – Seven Oaks:  Alderperson Schiller reported a sign missing at Seven Oaks and the City Clerk said it was ordered and will be installed this week. 

Schnucks Store:  Alderperson Schultz stated he attended a meeting with six other trustees regarding the Schnucks lawsuit. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

BILL NO. 0399 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE II: PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE, ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL, SECTION 215.010: ENUMERATION, BY DELETING PARAGRAPH 18 AND ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH 18.

A motion was made by Alderperson Shea to discuss and pass Bill No. 0399.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  President Jim Meyer read Bill No. 0399 for the first time.  Alderperson Shea made a motion to substitute “allow” for the word “suffer”.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  President Meyer read Bill No. 0399 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Meyer, Schiller, Schultz and Shea.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, President Meyer declared Bill No. 0399 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 09-16. 

PUBLIC HEARING

City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley, Missouri, will hear a request to consider temporary construction signage larger than 4 square feet for McCarthy Construction at property known as 15959 Clayton Road.  President Meyer mentioned Frank Hodgdon who chaired the meeting, was present tonight to answer any questions, as was Alderperson Shea, who served at that meeting.  Alderperson Shea said there was no discussion at the meeting because the signs were installed at the beginning of construction as part of OSHA requirements.

The Public Hearing closed at 8:02 p.m. 

NEW BUSINESS

BILL NO. 0401 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, IN TITLE III: TRAFFIC CODE, BY DELETING SCHEDULE III. RESTRICTED PARKING, PROHIBITED RIGHT, LEFT OR U-TURNS AND ADDING A NEW SCHEDULE III. RESTRICTED PARKING, PROHIBITED U-TURNS.

A motion was made by Alderperson Shea to discuss and pass Bill No. 0401.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  President Jim Meyer read Bill No. 0401 for the first time.  President Meyer explained the necessity for amending the traffic schedule that with the new middle lane on Kehrs Mill Road, there is no need to prohibit left turns into or out of the Early Childhood Center parking lot at Marquette High School.  There was no discussion.  President Meyer read Bill No. 0401 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Meyer, Schiller and Schultz.  Nays:  Shea.  Whereby, Board President Meyer declared Bill No. 0401 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 09-17. 

BILL NO. 0402 – AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO MCCARTHY CONSTRUCTION AND VISDEV VENTURES AUTHORIZING THE LOCATION OF TEMPORARY SIGNAGE AT 15945 CLAYTON ROAD IN THE “PC” DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderperson Shea to discuss and pass Bill No. 0402.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  President Meyer read Bill No. 0402 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  President Meyer read Bill No. 0402 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: Meyer, Schiller, Schultz and Shea.  There were no nays.  Whereby, President Meyer declared Bill No. 0402 as having passed and is now considered Ordinance No. 09-18. 

Yardwaste Ending December 1st:  President Jim Meyer stated yardwaste pickup provided by the City would cease during the months of December 2009 through April 2010.  Residents desiring continued pickup should contract with Meridian for a fee of $10 per household.  The City Clerk was directed to make this known both on the website and in the Living magazine.  It was also mentioned it would be nice to include in the magazine the number of properties that contracted for the second pickup per week of household trash.

Declaring a Vacancy in Ward 3:  Resolution No. 09-04 was read in its entirety.  The Board Members stated they would miss Barbara Hethcote and wished her well with her new location.  Recommendations would be welcomed.

Audit:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to approve the audit, seconded by Alderperson Shea to have invoices in the amount of $77,571.34 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

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Jim Meyer, President of the Board of Aldermen

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