Minutes of October 2012 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), October 6, 2012.
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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 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 

MoPerm Speaker:  Jenny Morrison introduced herself and spoke on the subject of Liability Insurance Coverage for the City and of her company, MoPerm, Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund. 

REPORTS 

St. Louis County Police Report:  Officer Dave Steinmeyer handed out the September 2012 Police Report.  Alderperson Meyer thanked Officer Steinmeyer for the work he did with the latest Drug Take Back held in the Clarkson Executive Building September 29, saying the Take Back could not have been as successful without the help of the  St. Louis County Police Officers.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of September 2012 was $19,716.77.  

Coldwell Banker Names Clarkson Valley as One of Best 'Burbs' in Nation:  Mayor Douglass read an article aloud about Clarkson Valley being listed as one of four St. Louis best suburbs in the nation.  Glendale was the highest-ranked St. Louis suburb at No 22 on the list, while Ladue came in at No. 28, Warson Woods at No. 71 and Clarkson Valley at No. 74.  Mayor Douglass explained to those present, the cities were ranked on the list by the proximity to good schools, being able to commute by car, a high level of community safety combined with access to high-end suburban amenities, retails, grocery stores and banks.   

Electric Signals at Clarkson and Clayton:  Mayor Douglass described the complaint the City received about the electric signal at Clayton Road westbound while attempting to turn northbound onto Clarkson and the conversation he had with St. Louis County Highway Department representatives who looked into the matter and concurred there were problems which should now be remedied. 

Same Scenario:  Mayor Douglass said likewise, he's received numerous complaints about the electric signal at westbound Kehrs Mill Road with vehicles attempting to turn northbound onto Clarkson and after speaking with MoDOT officials, they reported back to him the same - that there were problems and they have been remedied.  They indicated they would conduct further studies once the Schnucks store opens.  He concluded by saying there seems to be a new breed of customer service from both the County Highway Department and MoDOT. 

Verifying Compliance:  Mayor Douglass thanked Alderperson King for verifying if residents in his Ward that were in receipt of nuisance letters actually abated the violation. 

MoDOT's Request to Increase Speed Limit:  Mayor Douglass spoke of the e-mail he received during the middle of the month from MoDOT requesting that the City consider increasing its speed limit on Clarkson Road from 40 to 45 mph.  They also requested that Ellisville increase their speed limit from 35 up to 40 mph.  They attached a Speed Study and had statistics to back their request.  Mayor Douglass polled Board Members who voiced their opinion they did not agree.  Alderperson Meyer asked Officer Steinmeyer his opinion and he said he did not think it should be increased. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Social Hosting:  Alderperson Meyer reported that he sat on a panel on social hosting and was interviewed later in the day by Kay Quinn on the subject.  He said Clarkson Valley "might be small but we are mighty." 

City Attorney's Report 

There was no report.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business.   

NEW BUSINESS 

Audit:  Alderperson Sittser made a motion to approve for payment invoices in the amount of $66,067.58, seconded by Alderperson Meyer.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  

Alderperson King made a motion to hold a Closed Meeting of the Board of Aldermen falling under the provisions of Section 610.021, paragraph 12 to discuss legal matters, seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The public portion of the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.   

Upon conclusion of the closed meeting, Alderperson Sittser 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 Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen adjourned at 9:00 p.m.   

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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