Minutes of September 2017 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 (Clarkson Executive Center), September 5, 2017.
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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

 

Ward 2      Alderperson Amy Setnicka

Alderperson Scott Schultz

Ward 3

Ward 3 Alderperson Lin Midyett

Also in Attendance:

City Attorney:  Patrick S. Butler
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 
 

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the August 1st meeting.  Alderperson Schiller 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 

State Representative Bruce DeGroot, 101 District, spoke regarding Tart Rules; MoDOT; and the City/County Merger.  Regarding the merger, he said it is not included on this year's agenda but it is not going away.  He encouraged us, along with other like-cities, to examine the issue in order to make a good decision for the future of the County.  He also mentioned his belief the City of St. Louis wants us all to bail them out of their pension responsibilities.  He concluded by asking our City to write a letter of non-support for the proposal and to send him a copy.   

REPORTS

Chesterfield Police Report:   

Mayor’s Report

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of August 2017 was $4,331.00. 

Missouri Municipal League - Update:  Mayor Douglass explained that MML recently hired a PR firm to report regular stories for municipalities located in more rural parts of the state, which will be launching soon.   

Kehrs Mill Trails:  Mayor Douglass mentioned the resident living in Kehrs Mill Trails whose one farthest-most post of an existing deck that is attached to his house is located within the 100 year flood plain.  Because of this post, it was required that he purchase annually, the very expensive flood insurance.  He has paid off the mortgage, so it is not required but due to his age, will be selling his house in the near future - maybe as soon as 5 years.  His thoughts are re-doing the deck and eliminating the few feet on that corner so as not to extend into the flood plain area.  He has asked the City if there is anything they can think of to help him.   

Alderpersons' Reports 

Homecoming Dance:  Alderperson Jim Meyer asked the Captain if they are proposing additional detail or offering any special patrols to monitor the homecoming dance this year, to which the Captain said they received grant money to staff special officers.   

City Attorney's Report 

Patrick Butler mentioned the firefighters union conducted a joint study researching the suggestions of Better Together and found they would have to construct an additional 23 fire stations in the metropolitan area.  They found the amount to pay for the buildings and additional apparatus would top $330 million and it would cost an extra $2 billion for fire service. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

There was no unfinished business. 

PUBLIC HEARING 

Setting Tax Rate:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.  There was no discussion. 

The Public Hearing closed at 8:02 p.m. 

NEW BUSINESS 

BILL NO. 0469 - AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AND ESTABLISHING THE ANNUAL RATE OF TAXES ON ALL RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, AGRICULTURAL REAL ESTATE, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY TO BE COLLECTED AND USED FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES IN THE CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY, MISSOURI, FOR THE YEAR JULY 1, 2017, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018. 

A motion was made by Alderperson King to discuss and pass Bill No. 0469.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0469 for the first time.  There was no discussion.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0469 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken, with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Schiller and Schultz.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0469 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 17-05. 

Audit:  Alderperson King made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $64,084.17, seconded by Alderperson Schultz.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson Meyer made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson King.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk

 

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