Minutes of November 2013 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 4, 2013.
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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 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 

There were no remarks, petitions or complaints.   

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner gave the October 2013 Activity Report.   

Presidentís Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of October 2013 was $9,951.50.   

Employee Health Insurance:  President of Board, Lin Midyett stated the employee health insurance issue would be on the agenda later in the meeting.   

Alderpersons' Reports 

Deer Harvest Update 2013-2014 Season:  Alderperson Meyer reported that 13 does were harvested so far this year with the majority taken in the Kehrs Mill Trails subdivision.   

Board of Adjustment Hearing Results and Procedure Questions:  Alderperson Schiller reported having attended the most recent Board of Adjustment Hearings and found it very interesting.  It was mentioned that at that meeting a swim pool fence was approved which extended 26' beyond the building line with a side-note that the Board failed to acknowledge it would also extend 11' into the side yard; however, a decorative rock landscaping wall no taller than 2' which was being requested to extend 28.5' into a required front yard was denied.   

Mention was also made that when contacting the required quorum of five Board of Adjustment Members, the City Clerk allowed an Alternate to attend in the place of a Regular Member.  The City Clerk apologized and reported that through discussion with Mayor Douglass, a new policy is in place and she will only call the regular Board Members.  If unable to obtain a quorum, she can then contact the Alternates. 

A question was then asked of the City Attorney, Patrick Butler, what happens when a Petitioner objects to any Member or Members of the Board of Adjustment, to which Mr. Butler responded the Hearing could take place with only four Members present but only if the Petitioner approved.  It would still take four affirmative votes in order to receive the desired variance.  If there were objections for more than one Board Member, the meeting could not be called to order. 

Fence Ordinance:  Alderperson Schiller prefaced the conversation, saying that Mayor Douglass was onboard with the discussion, then asked the Board Members present to entertain changes to the fence ordinance disallowing privacy and semi-privacy fences.  City Attorney, Patrick Butler, said this should be added to the Agenda for Planning and Zoning to consider at its upcoming meeting on November 25th.  The other agenda item is to hear a petitioner's request for thirty solar panels to be located on the back roof of a house in the Dunhill Subdivision. 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

Discuss Employee's Health Insurance:  President of Board, Lin Midyett, explained the proposal concluding it looks reasonable.  There was no discussion.  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the bid from Anthem for one year to begin December 1, 2013, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A roll call vote was taken with the following results:  Ayes: King, Meyer, Midyett, Schiller, Schultz, and Sittser.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, President of the Board, Lin Midyett declared the motion as having passed.   

Audit:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $69,358.03 seconded by Alderperson Sittser.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Alderperson King made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  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 7:55 p.m. 

Lin Midyett, President of the Board of Aldermen

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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