Meeting of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Clarkson Valley at City Hall (Clarkson Executive Center), March 6, 2018.

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
Alderperson Lin Midyett Ward 3

Also in Attendance:

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

Alderperson Schultz made a motion to accept the Minutes from the February 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.   


Jack Hauser, a resident of the Kehrs Mill Trails Subdivision, asked about the right turn lane from eastbound Kehrs Mill Road to southbound Clarkson Road.  He said traffic sits at the electric signal for the one car going across the intersection while other vehicles could be turning right onto Clarkson if the lanes were striped correctly.  He asked if the City could look into it.  Mayor Douglass stated he would call Missouri Department of Transportation. 


Chesterfield Police Report   

Sergeant Chris Connelly gave the February Police Report.   

Mayor’s Report 

Court Report:  The total amount collected for traffic fines and court costs for the month of February 2018 was $7,435.33. 

Planning & Zoning Hearing:  Mayor Douglass stated that we will hold a Public Hearing.  He further stated Alderperson Schiller will give a report on the outcome of the meeting later this evening.  The meeting did not reveal any additional information concerning the self-storage facility proposal. 

Litter:  Regarding the condition of the Midwest Music property and the surrounding properties, Alderperson King mentioned the detention basin at the Clarkson Executive Center.  He stated MSD has jurisdiction enforcing the maintenance of the basin and suggested the City call to request a copy of the report.  He also said the basin could be a magnet for teens because they cannot be seen from the road.  Further discussion was held concerning litter on the Mercy Medical property.  Citizens on Fox Chapel raised concerns of the beer cans and liquor bottles in this area.  The police will increase its patrol in these areas.  Mayor Douglass stated he has an appointment with the Mercy office building property manager and that of the Clarkson Executive Center.   

Alderpersons’ Reports 

Self-Storage Facility – P&Z Report:  Alderperson Schiller who serves on the Commission reported on the meeting held the night before, stating the proposal was tabled.  She said once the City’s list of non-compliant ordinances contained within the proposal was read, there was no way the Commission would move forward without a new plan.  Mayor Douglass and 4 of the 6 Alderpersons attended the Hearing.  All voiced their disappointment with the conditions of the properties from the school’s non-compliant chain link fence with slats to the trash and debris on the 4 properties, and then the concerns with the detention pond.   

Deer Protection Fencing:  Alderperson Setnicka reminded the Board of February’s Board Meeting whereby the fence ordinance was amended to allow deer protection fencing through the end of February.  She reported Mr. Jerry Claycomb removed the fencing by February 28th as required, only to find the very next morning several of the young trees he planted had been rutted and the bark was removed leaving them exposed to the elements and infestation.  He asked if the Board could allow additional time.  The Board stated the ordinance passed in February 2018 remains as is. 

Appliance Pickup:  Alderperson Setnicka stated a resident on Herworth called her to report an incident that happened with Waste Management.  The resident called customer service to arrange for an appliance pickup.  The resident brought it to the curb on the scheduled pickup date and it was not picked up.  They called customer service again, who promised they would be there the next day.  It was not picked up again.  It took a third call for it to get picked up and they were not happy. 

Pickle Ball and Tennis Courts:  Alderperson Setnicka reported the new general manager of Forest Hills Country Club, Kevin Donovan, will be meeting the first time to discuss the matter of the pickle ball and tennis courts at the Spiller’s house.  Mayor Douglass stated the last we heard; the Club removed the pickle ball courts from its plans. 

City Attorney’s Report 

Patrick Butler reported the City’s list, as read the night before, had been previously shared with the attorney representing the proposal.  Premier Clayton A-1 LLC (bringing the proposal to the City) had a plan – if they smelled the project was going south during the course of the P&Z Hearing, they were going to request the proposal be tabled. 


P&Z Commission Report:  City Clerk, Michele McMahon, read the Notice of Public Hearing.  Mayor Douglass said, as stated previously, they need to come back with a new proposal.  Alderperson Schiller stated the Commission Members were disappointed they did not know all the violations contained within the proposal in advance of the meeting and asked the City Attorney if they should have been informed.  He said the Commission Members are independent of the City and perhaps a refresher course on the codes would help, further stating maybe it’s a training issue.  

The Public Hearing closed at 8:02 p.m. 


There was no unfinished business. 


There was no new business. 

Audit:  Alderperson King made a motion to approve payment of invoices in the amount of $74,273.92, seconded by Alderperson Schiller.  A voice vote was taken to approve the audit with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. 

Alderperson Midyett 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 of the Board of Aldermen adjourned at 8:10 p.m. 

Scott Douglass, Mayor

ATTEST:  Michele McMahon, City Clerk