Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Clarkson Executive Center), July 11, 2017.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. A roll call was taken with the following results:

Mayor Scott Douglass   
Alderperson Jim Meyer Ward 1
Alderperson Dan King Ward 1
Alderperson Honora Schiller Ward 2
Ward 2      Alderperson Amy Setnicka
Ward 3 Alderperson Scott Schultz
Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:
City Clerk: Michele McMahon 

Alderperson Schiller made a motion to accept the Minutes from the June 6th meeting.  Alderperson Midyett seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken to accept the Minutes with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   


Chief Johnson thanked the Board Members for the confidence they showed by granting the contract to the City of Chesterfield.  He stated he recognizes there will be bumps from time to time and to feel free to call him, Lt. Thompson or Captain Nestor.  Six of the eight officers that volunteered to work for Clarkson Valley were then introduced. 

Mayor Douglass thanked Chief Johnson, Captain Nestor and Lt. Thompson and stated the transition was excellent. 


Alderperson Meyer said he heard Chesterfield was going to enter into a program whereby they will be testing body cameras to which Chief Johnson responded he was very happy to say that was correct.  He said their Council just approved the program offered by Axon Inc. for 85 body-worn cameras along with video storage and retrieval equipment.  They will begin field testing late this summer. 

Alderperson Schiller wanted the police to be aware of a problem that occurs on Clarkson Road once school is back in session, which is 3rd, or middle lane abuse. 

Mayor Douglass mentioned Officer Grobelny, the St. Louis County second shift officer that worked in Clarkson Valley the entire ten-year period they held contract and concluded by reading his farewell comments to the City. 


Chesterfield Police Report: 

Lt. Thompson read the June 2017 Activity in the City Report as recorded by St. Louis County Police. 

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of June 2017 was $12,217.00. 

Revenue and Expense Report:  Mayor Douglass gave an update on the Revenue and Expense Report.  He said all municipalities are asking for a definition of what constitutes “Public Safety” referring to the recent passage of Proposition P. 

Alderpersons’ Reports 

Landscaping:  Alderperson Midyett mentioned his subdivision redid the landscaping at the two entrances.   

Forest Hills July 4th Parade:  Alderperson Schiller reported Forest Hills Club Estates held a neighborhood parade Independence Day and it was well attended. 

Improper Placement of Waste Containers:  Alderperson Schiller stated she has witnessed homes where the owners do not know how to properly place their containers on the street for the trucks to efficiently pick them up.  She would like to see this discussed either in the Mayors Corner or in a mass email.  Alderperson King stated he has given this a lot of thought and recognizes one problem could be how often home-ownership has changed over the years.  Another factor could be people traveling.   

Radar Patrols:  Alderperson King stated he has heard comments from residents that it appears Chesterfield has been seen shooting more radar than noticed in the past.  He concluded by saying whatever comments may come; we are going to support our officers. 

City Attorney’s Report 

Patrick Butler said he will be out of town for our next meeting but will be available by phone if we need him.



Alderperson King made a motion that we contract with the City of Chesterfield for police services.  The motion was seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0468 the first time.  Mayor Douglass read Bill No. 0468 the second time.  A roll call vote was taken with the following results.  Ayes: King, Meyer, Midyett, and Schiller.  There were no Nays.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared Bill No. 0468 as having passed and is now Ordinance No. 17-04. 


There was no new business.

Audit:  Alderperson Midyett made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $70,411.12, seconded by Alderperson King.  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 8:20 p.m.


Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk