Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Clarkson Executive Center), November 7, 2017.

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

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

Also in Attendance:

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

Alderperson Schiller made a motion to accept the Minutes from the October 3rd meeting.  Alderperson Setnicka seconded the motion.  A voice vote was taken to accept the Minutes with an affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.   


Kyle Juvers of Better Together introduced himself and asked the Board Members to vote “No” to the Resolution on this evening’s agenda.  Pat Kelly, Executive Director of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, asked Board Members to consider voting “Yes” to the Resolution.  There was much discussion and afterward, Mayor Douglass thanked those in the audience for a very interesting discussion. 



Chesterfield Police Report   

Sgt. Chris Connelly stated that Captain Thompson sends his apologies that he could not be here this evening.  He then gave the October Police Report.  He reported that Marquette has become more pro-active and trained the drug-sniffing dogs to recognize drugs in vehicles on the parking lot other than marijuana.  He also reported the Drug Take Back event took in more than 50 lbs. of drugs. 

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of October 2017 was $5,449.50. 

Additional Entrance on Eastern-Most Parking Lot off Kehrs Mill Road:  Mayor Douglass explained that when construction of the STEM classrooms took place over the summer, the construction crew put in a temporary construction exit that everyone became used to and liked.  Upon completion of construction, they blocked off the entrance.  Marquette is requesting that entrance to be reconstructed.  Discussion centered on the possibility of the request going to the Board of Adjustment or Planning and Zoning.    

Possible Code Change – Grading for New Construction Projects:  Mayor Douglass mentioned we’ve received a request from Alderperson Schiller to investigate adding something to our code to maintain the same grade level when constructing foundations for new construction.  He spoke with the Building Commissioner who is aware that MSD has provisions for new construction with regard to preexisting site conditions to the proposed post-construction condition.  Alderperson King mentioned design requirements for topography of proposed finished grade would be a good idea. 

Forest Hills Country Club – Tennis Courts:  Mayor Douglass mentioned the club will be adding new tennis courts and will be required to go through Board of Adjustment for a variance.  Alderperson Schiller mentioned they are adding pickle ball to the courts.  

Deer Harvest:  The statistics for deer harvest so far this season is 14 deer. 

Alderpersons’ Reports 

There were no reports. 

City Attorney’s Report 

There was no report. 


RESOLUTION NO. 17-01 – Alderperson Schiller made a motion to discuss Resolution No. 17-01.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Resolution No. 17-01.  Alderperson King brought up certain changes to the Resolution Kirkwood passed and discussion ensued.  Alderperson Schiller called for the vote to approve Resolution No. 17-01 seconded by Alderperson Setnicka, to which:  Ayes: Schiller, Setnicka and Schultz. Nays:  King.  Mayor Douglass declared the Resolution passed and thanked the two gentlemen for attending. 

Solar-Powered Speed Indicator Signs:  Alderperson King said the Committee got together and came up with good some questions.  They asked City Attorney Patrick Butler if the City installs the signs on private streets, would the City’s insurance pay for any liability that might occur.  (It was learned later with a call to MoPERM, they will cover any liability but will not cover damage that would occur to the signs themselves.)  They reported that while talking to the trustees, they mentioned signs being placed along Clarkson and Kehrs Mill Roads might be effective.  Patrick Butler mentioned getting permission from MoDOT and the St. Louis County Highway Department if they will be located on those roads.  Alderpersons King and Setnicka spoke about a time frame stating the installer mentioned spring as being a good time for this project.  The City should begin receiving Proposition P funds in January and it was decided this should be put on the February agenda.  Mayor Douglass thanked the committee members.  Alderperson Setnicka said in the mean time, they will talk to the trustees.  


Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $64,828.04, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson King made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Alderperson Schiller.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 9:42 p.m.

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk