Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Clarkson Executive Center), October 3, 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 Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the September 5th 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.   


Mike Hejna, a Chesterfield resident and incoming President of Commercial Realtors Board introduced himself and asked the Board Members to vote “No” to the Resolution on this evening’s agenda.  Either that, he stated, or consider changing the wording of the Resolution.   

Mrs. Frances Babb, a resident of Kehrs Mill Estates Subdivision, spoke regarding the proposed Resolution. 


Chesterfield Police Report   

Captain Thompson introduced Sgt. Chris Connelly to those present.  He then gave the September Police Report.  Through discussion, we learned there was no ordinance concerning walking on the wrong side of the street but the Captain agreed, if the officers see offenders, they will say something to them. 

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of September 2017 was $2,970.00. 

Company’s Request for Self-Storage Units:  Mayor Douglass explained that he spoke with a gentleman interested in locating a self-storage building in Clarkson Valley.  The City Attorney said the PC Zone could be changed to include self-storage after going through P&Z and with Board approval.  The wording for the code change would have to be requested by them and we would require full-engineered drawings for the buildings along with a site plan.   

Alderpersons’ Reports 

Solar-Powered Speed Indicator Signs:  Alderperson Setnicka reported the most common complaint she hears regards speeding.  She has talked to the Trustees in the past about various methods of slowing down offenders and since the City will soon receive the Prop P funds for safety-related use she said this might be the time to revisit to see if there is any city-wide interest in solar-powered speed indicator signage.  She said statistics show that with these signs, 80% of traffic will put a foot on the brake and speeds decrease by 20%.  When asked if Captain Thompson had any knowledge of these signs, he said he has a source in Exeter, NH that has them and they are actually purchasing additional signs.  They’ve been using them since 2014.  His source reported that over time, residents tend to ignore the signs but in Forest Hills, for example, there are a lot of visitors that might pay attention.  Alderperson Setnicka said these signs are high quality, vandal proof, bullet proof, and aesthetically pleasing.  It was determined there was support for this proposal and a Committee consisting of Alderpersons Setnicka, King and Midyett was established.   

City Attorney’s Report 

There was no report. 


There was no unfinished business. 


RESOLUTION NO. 17-01 – Alderperson King made a motion to discuss Resolution No. 17-01.  Alderperson Schultz seconded the motion.  Mayor Douglass read Resolution No. 17-01 for the first time.  Alderperson King recommended this be tabled until next month as he would like to discuss the issue with the people that elected him to this Office.  He thanked Mr. Hejna for giving his opinion and Mayor Douglass for his response and stated this is the most important decision the county is faced with in his time as a life-long resident.  We lost our NFL team and we used to be an airport hub.  Scott Trade reports there are no cranes with construction jobs in the City.  All of which is compelling data that we don’t want to hear.  He concluded by saying the most important reason people live and choose the city in which to live is their job.  Whereupon Alderperson Schiller called for the vote to approve Resolution No. 17-01, to which:  Ayes: Schiller and Setnicka. Nays:  King.  Abstentions:  Midyett and Schultz.  Alderperson King then made a motion to table this until next month, seconded by Alderperson Setnicka.  A roll call vote was taken to table the Resolution until next month with the following result:  Ayes:  King, Midyett, Schiller, Shultz and Setnicka.  Whereby, Mayor Douglass declared the Resolution tabled until next month.   

Audit:  Alderperson Schiller made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $63,315.20, seconded by Alderperson Midyett.  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 Schultz.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.  The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk