City of Clarkson Valley
Missouri

Minutes of September 2006 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), September 5, 2006.
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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

 

Alderperson Wendell Sittser Ward 2     

Alderperson Scott Schultz  

Ward 3

Alderperson Walter Mixson Ward 3 

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney: Patrick Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 
 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes.  Alderperson Schiller seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

REMARKS, PETITIONS AND COMPLAINTS 

Mrs. Mary Swearingen of the Clarkson Farm Subdivision, made comments and asked questions about Ellisville’s postponement of their Planning and Zoning Hearing regarding the CitiMortgage property.  Mayor Douglass said we would investigate. 

REPORTS 

Ballwin Police Report:  Captain Schicker was attending a training session.  In his absence, Lt. Lorne presented the August Police Report. 

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of August 2006 was $16,696.25.   

Trash Contract Negotiated: Mayor Douglass stated that he negotiated the trash contract this month with a different trash hauler.  It will be discussed later in the meeting.   

Judge’s Decision Rendered – Sound Wall Update:  Mayor Douglass stated that Judge Sippel rendered his decision in favor of MoDOT – against Clarkson Valley.  The City will hold a press conference in approximately two weeks.  At this point, however, it appears the sound walls can go up.   

Manors at Clarkson Valley - Leased House:  Mayor Douglass informed those present that this month the City reviewed the definition of Family and Group Homes regarding the leasing of a house to six or seven unrelated women.  The City Attorney was directed to write a letter to the owner with copies mailed to the women and the subdivision trustees. 

Planning and Zoning Hearing Slated for September 26:  Mayor Douglass said he and the Building Commissioner met this month to discuss going forward with changing the building code from BOCA 1999 to the 2003 International Building Code.  This and several other items will be heard September 26 and the recommendations brought to the Aldermen for their vote on October 3, 2006. 

Occupancy Permits:  Mayor Douglass announced that a draft of occupancy permits and occupancy inspections should be ready this month for the Board’s review.  Further stating that if we had these in place, we could avoid some of the difficulties with which we are currently dealing. 

Alderpersons' Reports 

Beautification – Clarkson Road:  Alderperson Schultz stated that since the maintenance of the Clarkson Road berm was handed over to Forest Hills Club Estates, they made further plans to take over maintenance of the southern-most corner of property at Forest Club Drive and Clarkson Road.  He said that through investigation, they found the property on that corner belonged to MoDOT, who has no problem with their maintaining it.   

City Attorney’s Report 

City Attorney, Patrick Butler, state that regarding the Kingspointe Subdivision/Kehrs Mill Trails Subdivision dispute, all attorneys involved have agreed to meet on Monday, September 11.  Hopefully, he said, that will allow us to be out of the suit. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0336 - AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 01-01 THEREBY DELETING THE DEFINITION OF STRUCTURE AND ESTABLISHING A NEW DEFINITION OF STRUCTURE; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 01-02 THEREBY DELETING THE DEFINITION OF BUILDING LINE AND ESTABLISHING A NEW DEFINITION OF BUILDING LINE; AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 01-03 REGARDING SPECIAL USE REGULATIONS FOR CERTAIN MAILBOX ENCLOSURES. 

Alderperson Schiller made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0336.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0336 the first time.  He gave the history behind the three ordinances, passed originally in 2001, saying they had never been codified into the books.  However, since we are in the process of codification, the codifier recommended that we follow state laws that mandate ordinances can only be repealed by ordinances.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0336 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following results:  Yeas:  Meyer, Mixson, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Sittser.  Whereby Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0336 passed and is now Ordinance No. 06-15. 

NEW BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0338 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT FOR COLLECTION OF RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE, RECYCLABLES, COMPOSTABLES AND AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.

Alderperson Sittser made a motion to consider and pass Bill No. 0338.  Alderperson Shea seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0338 the first time.  He mentioned the revision made on Page 2 since the time of being mailed.  It regarded the paragraph on Recycling: removing the exclusion of being able to recycle newspaper “slicks”.  There were several questions from the Alderpersons regarding the ownership and State of incorporation; municipalities in which they currently do business; the number of trucks they own and how many would be dedicated to our city.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0338 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Yeas:  Meyer, Mixson, Schiller, Schultz, Shea and Sittser.  Whereby Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0338 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 06-16. 

Audit:  Alderperson Shea made a motion, seconded by Alderperson Sittser to have invoices in the amount of $87,609.45 approved for payment.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   

Alderperson Schultz made a motion for the Board of Aldermen of Clarkson Valley to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Sittser.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m. 

  
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Scott Douglass, Mayor

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ATTEST: Michele McMahon, City Clerk



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