Minutes of November 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 (Fru-Con Center), November 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 

 

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

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 from the October 7th meeting.  Alderperson Midyett 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 

Judge April Porter gave the Board an overview of the Municipal Court and touched on the latest headlines with the County.  The Court Clerk, Susan Prichard reviewed the state of the court and gave further explanation of the warrants pending in the city.  The Judge answered questions ranging from DWI’s to warrants.    

Rachel Saffold, a resident of Forest Hills Club Estates, spoke about a house on her street with unruly dogs and a few housing issues.  The City will send letters regarding the housing issues and the police will ascertain if the street parking is a safety issue. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Sgt. Warner gave the October 2014 Activity Report.  Mention was made by Alderperson Meyer that another mobile ticket printer might be necessary to which NPO Wehner responded affirmatively.  Mayor Douglass said we would look into that. 

Mayor’s Report 

Mayor Douglass reported on the following items: 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of October 2014 was $14,794.50. 

Health Insurance for Employees:  The employee’s health insurance is on tonight’s agenda and Mayor Douglass reminded the Board of the ACA and last year we went from a February 1st beginning period to December 1st for a lower rate.    

SEMA’S Flood Plain Management Ordinance:  He mentioned that he and the city clerk attended SEMA’s presentation this past month and stated per Missouri Statute, we have to update the flood management ordinance and will have that for next month. 

Revenue:  He explained the revenue has been high for the past three months and expressed that it appears a TIFF has been paid. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Kehrs Mill Road Issues:  Alderperson King commented that when traveling east bound on Kehrs Mill Road after crossing Clarkson, the lanes go from one to two; positioning the vehicle between the two lanes and wondered if this is what St. Louis County Highway Department intended when they constructed the new lane for the Schnuck’s store ingress?  Alderperson Setnicka mentioned there were a lot of signs on Kehrs Mill and a particularly large sign on Marquette’s tennis courts concluding that it was beginning to look trashy.  She also mentioned that a resident recently complained to her about the speed limit on Kehrs Mill Road, saying 30 mph might be too slow. 

Park Grant Information:  Alderperson Setnicka handed out information from the Municipal Park Grant Commission of St. Louis County and asked if anyone had any thoughts on the issue to please call her.  Ownership of rights-of-way was discussed and it was mentioned that MoDOT might be flexible to allow us to construct a trail on their land. 

Municipal Officials Training Academy:  Alderperson Setnicka reported she attended a webinar sponsored by the St. Louis County Municipal League, entitled: 50 Ways to Stay out of Trouble: Ethics and Mandates for Public Officials.  She said it was enlightening and Mayor Douglass thanked her for attending.         

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Recognizing Jim and Linda Shubert:  Alderperson Meyer made a motion that we recognize the Shubert’s at next month’s meeting, seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken to approve the motion with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Employee’s Health Insurance:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion that we accept Anthem’s bid for a 9.5% increase to the employees’ health insurance, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken to approve the motion with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Dunhill Subdivision’s Request for Signage:  After some discussion, it was decided the Board would prefer that Dunhill Subdivision Trustees not install the No Trespassing signs they were requesting, but would pay for No Soliciting signs to be installed at the front of the subdivision.  The Board Members would like the other subdivisions to be aware the city will pay for signs indicating Private Streets – No Solicitation if they would like them. 

Audit:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $72,514.80 seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit 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 9:15 p.m. 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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