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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

 

 

City Hall                                                                                               December 16, 2003

Council Chambers                                                                                 7:00 p.m.

 

The Mayor led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Present:            Alderman Moreno, Alderman Marshall, Alderman Leahy, Alderman Kramer, Alderman Robertson, Alderman Wynn, Alderman Cross.

 

City Attorney Murphy, City Clerk/Administrator Seemayer, Zoning Administrator Wolf.

 

Absent:             Alderman Golfin, Economic Development Director Shelton, and Executive Secretary Williams.

 

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

Bill No. 5215 – Conditional Use Permit – 2521 S. Brentwood Blvd.

 

Alderman Robertson abstained from the discussion and vote on Bill No. 5215.

 

John Ross – owner of Trilogy Real Estate came before the Board and said they have worked on this project for a number of months.  He and a partner have owned the post office for about seven years.  They bought the Essen Hardware building about two or three years ago.  Their objective for the project is to try to bring in high quality tenants.  Face and Body is an upscale business by design.  They bring in people from a wide radius.  

 

Bill Peick – Summit Development Group came before the Board and said the concerns he heard at the last Board of Aldermen meeting had to do with the south egress, the drive-thru lane and the ATM traffic.  The plan has been modified.  They are proposing to move the ATM to the south.  That allows the person that is doing the transaction at the ATM to have better visibility of both the drive-up lanes and what was originally proposed as the by-pass lane.  The drive-up lanes are pulled back 10 feet to the west which will give you better visibility of that furthest south lane.  It also allows for more stacking between Brentwood Boulevard and the drive-thru lanes.  The ATM lane will have a stop sign as well as the lane furthest to the south.  If that is used as a by-pass lane it will also have a stop sign and a speed bump, which will slow the traffic in the by-pass lane.  There will be “no left turns between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays” sign.  The striping at the exit to Brentwood Boulevard will be modified also, so that it is clear that there is a left turn lane and a right turn lane.  They are going to paint a centerline there to distinguish the two lanes and will pull the centerline far enough north so that the width of the left turn lane is 13 feet, but make the right turn lane as wide as possible. 

 

Mr. Bill Peick stated that one of the requirements from the tenant is three drive-thru lanes and the ATM.  They need four slots all together.  They are requesting that the by-pass lane be changed to a drive-thru lane. 

 

Mayor Kelly asked if there would be any zoning issues with allowing a third drive-thru lane. 

 

Zoning Administrator Wolf stated that the Board could change it.  That was not a restriction by the Planning and Zoning Commission.  You could authorize three drive-thru lanes plus an ATM.  He asked if going to three drive-thru lanes is going to cause the bank to have two tellers, as opposed to one, because that will impact the speed at which they will operate. 

 

Mr. Ross stated the lane that is closest to the building or furthest north would be the commercial lane.  Typically, a commercial transaction takes three to five minutes.  The transaction for a typical individual is two to three minutes.  The advantage is they regulate how often traffic is getting out and know that exit is set aside for one purpose only and that is exiting bank traffic.  

 

Alderman Kramer stated that he would like the Board to incorporate the language that was in the Farnsworth Group letter dated December 10th, which includes on page 2 and 3 “Recommended Improvements” in items 1, 2, 3 and 4 with proposed numbers 5 and 6.  Changing item #2 to “a stop sign should be installed in the third drive-thru lane adjacent to the first two drive-thru bays to eliminate the speed differential and improve safety”.  

 

Motion was made by Alderman Kramer, second by Alderman Marshall to amend Bill No. 5215 to include Site Plan Sheet C2 dated December 16, 2003 and to further include the information contained in the Farnsworth Group traffic information letter dated December 10, 2003 from Summit Development as follows:  Pages 2 and 3 of that letter under “Recommended Improvements” incorporate item #1 as it’s written, item #2 with the revised, “a stop sign should be installed in the drive-thru lane adjacent to the first two drive-thru bays to eliminate the speed differential and improve safety”, item #3 as it’s written, item #4 as it’s written, item #5 proposed “a stop sign installed at the southeast corner of the proposed bank building facing west parallel with the stop sign installed for the third drive-thru lane”, item #6 should be “exit only signage installed at the middle egress only lane immediately to the north of the center curb cut”, item #7 should read “the revised Site Plan C2 to include a third drive-thru lane previously identified as the by-pass lane”.

 

Alderman Kramer stated that he would like to further clarify the motion that Sheet C2 was preprinted with the date of November 17, 2003 but further revised with date of 12/16/03. 

 

Roll call on the amendments:  Alderman Moreno, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, abstained; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

           

Since Bill No. 5215 was revised again, Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Wynn to give Bill No. 5215 first and second readings.  Roll call:  Alderman Moreno, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, abstained; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5215, AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO AUTHORIZE A BRANCH BANKING FACILITY WITH BOTH LOBBY AND DRIVE-UP BANKING FACILITIES AT 2521 S. BRENTWOOD BLVD.; ESTABLISHING THE CONDITIONS OF SUCH USE; APPROVING A SITE PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED SITE DEVELOPMENT; AND, ESTABLISHING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Moreno to approve and adopt Bill No. 5215 as amended.  Roll call:  Alderman Moreno, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, abstained; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5215 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3923.

 

Bill No. 5221 – Franchise Missouri-American Water Company

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated that the Board adopted a similar ordinance at the last meeting with some changes made to it.

 

City Attorney Murphy stated that Missouri-American Water Company needs some notice.  The notice provision was eliminated in the last ordinance.  Bill No. 5221 doesn’t have the extensive notice it had before, but in order for them to have any liability exposure the City has to give them notice, and that is what this ordinance provides for in Section 3.  

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Marshall to give Bill No. 5221 first and second readings.  Roll call:  Alderman Moreno, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5221, AN ORDINANCE RENEWING THE FRANCHISE FOR THE MISSOURI-AMERICAN WATER COMPANY CONTAINING THE RIGHT TO USE, FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY YEARS, THE STREETS, AVENUES, ALLEYS, PARKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSTALLING, EXTENDING, MAINTAINING, AND OPERATING A WATER SYSTEM; REGULATING THE RIGHT TO USE AND EXCAVATE IN SAID STREETS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES, PROVIDING THAT THE COMPANY SHALL HOLD THE SAID CITY HARMLESS FROM ALL DAMAGES FROM NEGLIGENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF SAID WATER SYSTEM AND PROVIDING FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FRANCHISE BY THE SAID COMPANY, its first and second readings. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5221.  Roll call:  Alderman Moreno, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5221 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3924.

 

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Moreno to approve the revised warrant list dated 12/16/03.  All in favor none opposed.

 

PROCLAMATION

 

Mayor Kelly stated that a proclamation is before the Board for Mel Oppliger a Brentwood resident celebrating his 90th birthday.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Cross to approve the proclamation for Mel Oppliger.  All in favor none opposed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Robertson to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    Pat Kelly, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

                                               

Chris Seemayer, City Clerk