|City of Clarkson Valley
Welcome to Clarkson Valley, known as one of the prime residential areas in all of Missouri. Set in an area of tall trees, hills and valleys, with one-acre (minimum) residential lot sizes, Clarkson Valley offers the ideal suburban living. We are located near outstanding schools with easy access to major corridors, shopping centers, grocery stores and banks, while providing a more serene 'rural' setting.
Located within the City are: Crestview Middle School; Marquette High School; First Church of Christian Scientist; Mercy Medical and Physicians Office Building and Forest Hills Country Club. If you desire more information, please go to their website.
Our web-site www.clarksonvalley.org can be helpful in understanding City Services, Subdivision Trustee information, etc. If you have any questions about the City, please call us at 636-227-8607 or call me at 636-394-8916. City Hall is located in the Clarkson Executive Center on the corner at Clarkson and Clayton Roads.
FACTS ABOUT THE CITY
Clarkson Valley was originally incorporated as a Village in 1950. In 1989, we became a city of the fourth class (Missouri law). Today's population is 2,632 (according to the 2010 Census). City Hall is located on the first floor of the Clarkson Executive Center (formerly known as Fru-Con), Suite 105, located at the intersection of Clarkson and Clayton Roads.
Clarkson Valley, as a Fourth Class City, is governed by a Mayor and a Board of Aldermen. The Mayor is elected at large and serves a four-year term. Clarkson Valley consists of three wards, represented by two Aldermen from each ward. Aldermen are elected from their respective wards, and they serve two-year terms. The Board of Aldermen meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Clarkson Executive Center.
The City employs a City Clerk and a Court Clerk; other services are either contracted out or handled by citizen volunteers. Other important boards include the Board of Adjustment and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Officials serving on these two boards are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen.
We are a residential community comprised of thirteen subdivisions. There are two schools; Marquette High School and Crestview Middle School, along with Forest Hills Country Club; First Church of Christ, Scientist; St. John's Mercy Medical and Physicians Office Building in our City. Each subdivision has its own set of Indentures, which is the set of rules concerning landscaping, fencing, annual assessments, etc. The City enforces its zoning ordinances, such as lot size and setback requirements, but each subdivision’s Board of Trustees handles the administration of its Indentures. Each subdivision owns and maintains its own roads, sidewalks, and retention ponds.
The philosophy of Clarkson Valley has always been “Less government is good government.” The basic objectives of the City are protection of individual safety; property values; and the environment. This translates into ordinances for: police protection for individuals and property, zoning ordinances for property values, and residential trash collection. Currently, the City contracts with St. Louis County for police protection and with Meridian Waste for trash collection.
The City of Clarkson Valley's annual budget will range between $770,000 and $900,000. The current budget is provided on this website. The City is a “pool city”, which means that it shares in the sales tax collected from all of the pool cities in St. Louis County. Sales tax provides about half of the City’s income. Some other sources of income are real estate taxes; state gasoline tax (share); franchise utility fees; and traffic fines. The current real estate tax rate is 12.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation--assessment made by St. Louis County, Assessor’s Office. For more information regarding your taxes, see St. Louis County Real Estate website http://revenue.stlouisco.com/IAS/.
Once again, I hope that you will enjoy living in Clarkson Valley.
Mayor, Clarkson Valley
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