Minutes of November 2015 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, 2015.
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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 

President of Board, Dan King

Ward 1

 

Alderperson Jim Meyer

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 S. Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 
 

Alderperson King explained that Mayor Douglass was unable to attend and he would chair the meeting tonight. 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the October 6th 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 

Mrs. Frances Babb, a resident of Kehrs Mill Estates, spoke in opposition to the agenda item regarding the moratorium on accepting applications for metal roofs   

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Wehner gave the October 2015 Activity Report.  He then introduced Sgt. Dave Price, who will be serving the City of Clarkson Valley.  He was given a round of applause from those present along with a sincere "Welcome!" 

Presidentís Report 

President Dan King reported on the following items: 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of October 2015 was $9,432.00.  

Alderpersons' Reports 

Forest Hills Club Estates:  Alderperson Scott Schultz, who also serves as President of Trustees for the Forest Hills Club Estates Subdivision, announced they were holding their annual subdivision meeting November 11th.   

Deer Harvest Report:  Alderperson Meyer reported 19 does and 2 bucks were harvested so far this year.  He concluded by saying the bow hunting season began September 15th and ends January 15th.   

Follow-up on the McNamara/Digirolamo Driveway Situation:  President Dan King commended the Digirolamo's for coming up with the remedy for the driveway dilemma they were experiencing.  At their expense, they are removing the landscaping at the end of their driveway and have hired an asphalt contractor to extend the flair at the end of the drive on both sides.  He concluded by giving them kudos.   

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

Snow Removal Reimbursement Policy - Resolution No. 15-01:  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to discuss and pass Resolution No. 15-01, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  President King reported the Snow Removal Formula Committee met during the month of October to discuss possible changes to the previous formula whereby "weighted" miles were used for the various subdivisions opposed to "actual" mileage.  Alderperson Schiller stated the Resolution, as written, did not mention the formula is based on actual subdivision miles and made a motion to amend the resolution to contain this additional wording in Paragraph 4.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion to add additional language, "...and will reimburse that percentage amount based on subdivision mileage" was declared as having passed.  Alderperson Meyer said the formula might work better if it were by the number of houses opposed to mileage.  Alderperson King gave the analogy using Kehrs Mill Trails that they considered when discussing this in committee, where each house averages 3 acres which leads to more mileage to remove snow with fewer homes to pay.  Alderperson Schultz made a motion to pass the amended Resolution No. 15-01, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  A voice vote was taken to pass Resolution No. 15-01 with three (3) yeas, and one (1) nay whereby the motion was declared as having passed.   

Moratorium on Metal Roofs - Resolution No. 15-02:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to discuss and pass Resolution No. 15-02, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  President King read Resolution No. 15-02 the first time.  Alderperson Meyer stated he was not at the previous meeting and was wondering if someone applied for a metal roof to which the response was no, and Alderperson Schiller explained the reason for the request for the moratorium.  She also stated she agreed with Mrs. Babb, that there are many types of metal roofs and the Board needs to discuss them.  She also stated the Alderperson's packets contained a draft with preliminary language for the ordinance.  Alderpersons Schiller and Meyer volunteered to serve on the committee.  Alderperson King reminded everyone this would have to go before Planning & Zoning for its recommendation to the Board of Aldermen to pass an ordinance. 

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $66,614.05 seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Sgt. Shuengel's Memorial:  Alderperson King mentioned the tribute and asked to table discussion until next month.  Alderperson Setnicka volunteered to help serve on this committee. 

Alderperson Meyer 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 8:10 p.m. 

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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