|City of Clarkson Valley
summer is about over. School starts August 18 with Labor Day just around
the corner. The City calendar for the rest of this year is full of
activities that will directly or indirectly affect all of you. Please take
time to review and become familiar with the following:
additional information about any of the above, call City Hall.
important your council representative and/or me know your concerns, your
feelings about these issues. There will be public hearing type meetings on
each of these as additional information develops so check the City web site for
of St. Louis Airport
noise measurements have been completed for the FAR Part 150 Study.
The information was presented to the Citizens Advisory and Technical
Advisory Committees on June 17, 2003. The
FAA defines significant noise exposure as any area within the 65 dB DNL contour,
that is the area with an annual average noise exposure of 65 decibels or higher. The study showed that there are only three houses in the 65
DNL contour and they are located west of the runway. The 21 houses
Honora Schiller and resident Dianne Shapiro represent the City of Clarkson
Valley on the Citizens Advisory Committee.
Genesis institute has indicated they plan to propose a new building on the
southwest portion of the Fru-Con property (Clayton and Clarkson Roads). A
formal request to the City's Planning & Zoning committee has not yet been
received. Information provided thus far has within the building the
following: physician suites, ambulatory surgery/imaging, wellness/ fitness
center, staff and patient refreshment area (cafe), medical spa, pharmacy,
children/family lounge. When more details are received, they will be
posted to our web site including public hearing notices.
public hearing will be held on August 27 to consider changes in the Citicorps
Business Park on the southeast corner of Clarkson and Clayton Roads in
Ellisville. The official notice reads, as follows:
is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the
City of Ellisville will hold a public hearing at the Ellisville City Hall, #1
Weis Avenue, on Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at 7:00 P.M. to
consider the petition of Progress Point LLC to amend various
provisions of Chapter 30, Zoning, Section 46, C-4B Zoning District, including,
but not limited to, permitted uses in the Citicorp Business Park.
This public hearing is in compliance with Chapter 30, Zoning, of the Municipal
Code of the City of Ellisville.”
Sound Abatement Committee is made up of the following: 2 benefited residents, 1 resident opposed to the wall, Mayor
Scott Douglass, and Alderpersons Melinda Twichell and Honora Schiller.
The committee has been meeting with Karen Yeomans, P.E. from MoDOT to
look at options for sound walls in Clarkson Valley.
It was determined that earth berms were not an acceptable option because
there wasn’t enough space without removing some of the mature trees.
MoDOT will specify the use of absorptive material on the roadway side of
the sound walls to decrease any reflected sound to the opposite end of the road.
will hold an open forum from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 16 at Marquette High
School. They will show the
construction plans and the options for the appearance of the walls to receive
input on the appearance of the walls.
Please note that the
City maintains its stand opposing the use of extensive sound walls for sound
abatement on Clarkson Road. A
letter stating this position was sent to MoDOT in October of 2002. A copy of
this letter may be seen by clicking on the “Sound Wall Letter” link on the
City’s Web site (www.ClarksonValley.org).
Captain Saulters of
the Ballwin Police advises residents to lock cars and close garage doors during
the night. A recent burglary in
Kehrs Mill Estates in Ward 1 has prompted increased police patrols in that area.
2003-2004 Budget may be viewed online by clicking on the “2003-2004 Budget”
link on the City’s web site. A hard copy may be obtained by calling City Hall.
The City has
contracted with Greenwood Group for maintenance of the berm. The lapse of service in the spring by the former landscaper
prompted the solicitation of bids from area grounds keeping companies.
Greenwood did a complete cleanup in July and will perform a weekly
about Midwest Waste service prompted the City to take action.
Midwest was required to clean streets soiled by a leaking truck.
Payment was withheld for missed pickups.
Pickups along Kehrs Mill Road on Tuesdays and Fridays were rerouted;
service now begins in Kehrs Mill Trails and proceeds towards Clarkson Road.
These actions have resulted in noticeably fewer calls to City Hall concerning
problems with waste service.
Ordinance on Yard Waste
the September meeting of the Board of Aldermen, a new ordinance will be voted on
that allows residents to place yard waste at the curb after 5:00 p.m. on the
night before collection. Please
note that this applies only to yard waste.
According to Section 225.030 of Clarkson Valley’s municipal code, all
other trash and recyclable waste should be put out on the morning of the
Scott Douglass reported at the July 15th meeting of the Board of
Aldermen that St. Louis County Vector Control continues to larvicide for
mosquitoes. Spraying for adult
mosquitoes is done when requested by the City.
Residents with mosquito complaints should report them promptly to the
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