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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

 

 

City Hall                                                                                                     February 6, 2006

Council Chambers                                                                                      7:00 p.m.

 

The Mayor led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:       Mayor Kelly, Alderwoman Clements (after swearing in), Alderman Marshall, Alderman Leahy, Alderman Kramer, Alderman Robertson, Alderman Wynn and Alderman Cross.

 

City Attorney Albrecht, City Clerk/Administrator Seemayer, City Treasurer Reynders, Executive Secretary Williams and Excise Commissioner Clements.

 

ABSENT:        Alderman Golfin and Director of Public Works/City Engineer Payken.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF FEBRUARY 6, 2006

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of February 6, 2006.  Roll call:  Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF DECEMBER 19, 2005

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of December 19, 2005 as amended.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Correction:  Page 13 should be corrected to read, “Alderman Kramer asked if the amount is approximately $290,000 at a maximum over a five-year period”.

 

SWEARING-IN OF ALDERWOMAN WARD I

 

Mayor Kelly stated that he was happy to be appointing Barbara Clements as Alderwoman for Ward I.  She has previously served on the Board for 12 years as Alderwoman.  Barb Clements has filed for the April 4th election and is running unopposed.  She will fill the vacancy in Ward I. 

 

Barbara Clements came before the Board and was sworn in by Mayor Kelly as Alderwoman Ward I.

 

PROCLAMATION – Daniel Begus

 

Alderman Leahy read a Proclamation for Eagle Scout Daniel Begus into record.  The Proclamation is attached to the hard copy minutes.

 

Mayor Kelly stated that he appreciates everything Daniel and the Boy Scouts have done for the community.

 

PROCLAMATION – Anthony Harper, Jeff Manestar and Jerry Moreno

 

Mayor Kelly stated that he was happy to be presenting three proclamations to Brentwood residents Anthony Harper, Jeff Manestar and Jerry Moreno for their dedication and contribution to the Brentwood Junior Football League.  It is a great program.  These gentlemen go out of their way to make sure the kids get to the games, keep the cost affordable so that every kid has the opportunity to play and take care of the equipment, etc.  The community appreciates all that they have done. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Cross to approve and adopt the proclamations for Daniel Begus, Anthony Harper, Jeff Manestar and Jerry Moreno.  All in favor none opposed.

 

The proclamations are attached to the hard copy minutes.

 

PRESENTATION TO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Mayor Kelly stated the Comprehensive Plan was forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission in December.  He recognized the residents and business owners in the community who served on the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee for almost an 18-month period putting together a very good document.  Mayor Kelly presented plaques to Mark Kurtz, Ron Watermon, Bob Osterholt, Bonnie Rasmussen, Len Eschbach, David Plufka, Kathy O’Neill, John Geppert, Don Biemdiek, Bob Shelton and Art Oppenhiem.  He stated they appreciate all the time and effort the members have dedicated to help keep Brentwood moving forward in the right direction.

 

Economic Development Director/Asst. City Administrator

 

Mayor Kelly introduced the new Economic Development Director/Asst. City Administrator Jennifer Denton.  Mrs. Denton is currently the Director of Planning and Development for the City of Ferguson.  Prior to working for Ferguson, she worked in the St. Louis County Planning Department for about seven years.  She has also worked for the City of Washington Missouri as a City Planner.  Mrs. Denton has a Master of Arts Degree and Business Management from Webster University, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Community and Regional Planning from Southwest Missouri State.

 

Jennifer Denton came before the Board and stated she is very excited to be a part of everything that is going on in Brentwood.   

 

BIDS - #13 Middlesex Surplus Real Estate

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated that in 1974 the City acquired a small parcel of land 20 feet wide by 96 feet long.  It is not accessible by any street and is in the back yards of some properties on Middlesex and Cricket Lane.  At the request of one of the property owners who abuts it, the City placed it out to bid as surplus property to the affected residents.  They received one bid last Friday from Bill Coulter for $1,000.  It is the residents’ intention to split the land amongst a couple of the property owners but he is the only one that will be purchasing the property from the City. 

 

HEARING OF ANY MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST UPON REQUEST OF ANY PERSON PRESENT – None

 

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS, AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderwoman Clements to place Bill No. 5312 and 5313 on hold.  All in favor none opposed.

 

1st and 2nd Readings of Bills

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Leahy to give Bills No. 5309, 5310, 5311, 5314 and 5315 first and second readings.  All in favor none opposed.

 

The synopsis of all bills will be read and attached to the hard copy minutes.

 

Bill No. 5309 – No Parking Except by Resident Permit

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5309, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY DELETING TWO PARAGRAPHS IN SECTION 14-1037 SCHEDULE KK, AND ONE PARAGRAPH IN SECTION 14-1038 SCHEDULE LL, RELATING TO NO PARKING EXCEPT BY RESIDENT PERMIT; PROVIDING FOR THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE OF THIS CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, its first and second readings.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5309.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, 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. 5309 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said bill was given Ordinance No. 4004.

 

Bill No. 5310 – Parking a Vehicle

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5310, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY DELETING SECTION 14-276 (3) b, AND ENACTING IN LIEU THEREOF A NEW SECTION 14-276 (3) b, RELATING TO PARKING A VEHICLE; PROVIDING FOR THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE OF THIS CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, its first and second readings.

 

Alderwoman Clements stated Section 14-276 (3) b, in the Code Book has in parenthesis Sections 14-1015 through 14-1030 listed.  Does this bill delete those sections?

 

Executive Secretary Williams responded it does not. 

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Robertson to approve and adopt Bill No. 5310.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, 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. 5310 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4005.

 

Bill No. 5311 – Impoundment of Vehicles

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5311, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH TO SECTION 14-61, RELATING TO IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES; PROVIDING FOR THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE OF THIS CODE; PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, its first and second readings.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt Bill No. 5311.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, 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. 5311 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4006.

 

Bill No. 5314 – Plat for Subdivision

 

Mayor Kelly stated as part of the Hanley Station project they are subdividing the lots for tax purposes and internal regulations. 

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5314, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PLAT FOR SUBDIVISION OF THE “HANLEY STATION” PROPERTY INTO NINE (9) LOTS; WAIVING CERTAIN MINIMUM LOT SIZES AND AREAS FOR SAID PLAT; AND ESTABLISHING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt Bill No. 5314.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, 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. 5314 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof. Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4007.

 

Bill No. 5315 – Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5315, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AND THE HANLEY STATION TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, its first and second readings.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Kramer to approve and adopt Bill No. 5315.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, 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. 5315 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4008.

 

Resolution No. 929 – City Vehicle Policy

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated the amendment of the City Vehicle Policy was brought to the attention of the Ways and Means Committee and was discussed to move the Parks Maintenance Supervisor’s position from Category Two to Category Four.

 

Alderwoman Clements stated in Category Four there is a Communication Supervisor/Sergeant position listed.  She is under the impression that there is no longer that position.  Should it be removed?

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated he will check with the Chief of Police, but he believes the position is there but they have changed personnel.

 

Alderman Leahy asked if the Director of Parks and Recreation position listed in Category Three should be removed, since the responsibilities of that position is presently being delegated to three different personnel.   Will that position be filled?

 

Mayor Kelly stated he would recommend leaving the position in the City Vehicle Policy.  It may be filled some time in the future.   If it is in the policy then you have it as a benefit or a negotiating tool when it comes to acquiring new employees. 

 

Alderman Leahy stated in Category Two they establish that no City personnel would exist in this category.

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated that is correct.

 

 Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Resolution No. 929.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Alderman Leahy stated he has spoken to City Administrator Seemayer about collecting some data on the usage of the City’s automobiles and mileage.  At present they have no good way of determining how much of all of it is being used for business versus personal use and the cost.  In the future the data may help them make better-informed decisions.

 

Resolution No. 930 – Wage Scales for New Employees

 

Mayor Kelly stated Resolution No. 930 is establishing the policy that when new employees are hired they start at the bottom of the wage scale unless that employee or position is taken to the Ways and Means Committee for approval. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt Resolution No. 930.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Resolution No. 931 – Big Bend Intersection

 

Mayor Kelly stated in looking at the expansion of Highway 64/40, one of the major interchange improvements to the expansion of Highway 64/40 was going to be a single point interchange at Big Bend.  In the negotiations Richmond Heights has had with MoDOT, one of the concerns was the fact that they were going to be building the single point interchange at Big Bend and then leaving the Bellevue ramp open as well, which is just an eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramp to Highway 64/40.  In January of this year, because Richmond Heights was threatening to sue MoDOT, which would have delayed the project, MoDOT agreed to do nothing to the Bellevue and Big Bend ramps.  This meant that they would not take the homes that were required for that single point interchange at Big Bend.  Richmond Heights agreed because that meant that they were saving about 20 homes along Highway 64/40 just west of Big Bend.  At that point a number of the mayors along the corridor and the County Executive became very concerned that MoDOT was not going to be making the improvement to the Big Bend interchange.  That is a critical improvement to the Highway 40 expansion.    They hope the resolution passes as a joint resolution of the municipalities along the corridor.  The resolution states that they are demanding that MoDOT install the single point interchange at Big Bend and reevaluate once the project starts to see if there is a need for the Bellevue ramp.  From a safety standpoint the Bellevue ramp is important.  The initial analysis by MoDOT going back four years showed that it was not needed. 

 

Alderman Leahy asked if they pass the resolution do they put MoDOT back in confrontation with the City of Richmond Heights.

 

Mayor Kelly stated if the City passes the resolution, which Richmond Heights is in agreement with, it is his understanding that they will no longer use their threat of suing and delaying the project. 

 

Alderman Kramer stated that he and the Mayor had the opportunity to speak about the mysterious missing fourth lane in each direction from Sarah to Brentwood Boulevard and visa versa.  The conversations that he has had revealed that they have a study that talks about underutilization of pavement between those two points as their reasoning for not going forward with that fourth lane in each direction.  He asked the Mayor if the topic came up in the meetings with County Executive Dooley. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated that has been discussed since day one when the Highway 64/40 construction was planned.  It is his understanding that they did not think that they could bite off that expansion through the corridor. To be perfectly honest Brentwood would be one of the places where it would be very difficult to do that.  If they added that lane along Brentwood’s corridor with what they are doing already with the ramps, it would probably mean that they would lose Eager Road.  Parts of the corridor are remaining with the three lanes they currently have today, but the big improvement comes from the interchange improvements.  This is the plan that was approved through the Environmental Impact Study.  This is why MoDOT didn’t want Richmond Heights to sue them because if they go back now and reopen the EIS, it opens it not only for whatever specific use you are looking for, but it opens it for the entire project. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt Resolution No. 931.   Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Robertson to adopt the warrant list dated 2/6/06.  All in favor none opposed.

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENT HEADS:

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Wynn to enter the following reports into the record:  Ways and Means Committee, Public Works Committee and BTV-10.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Commission Appointment

 

Mayor Kelly recommended the Board remove Robert Goltermann from the Planning and Zoning Commission.  He has not been meeting the attendance required by Code.    He recommended the Board replace Robert Goltermann with David Plufka.  Mr. Plufka is a member of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and would like to remain involved in the community of Brentwood. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderwoman Clements to remove Robert Goltermann from the Planning and Zoning Commission and appoint David Plufka to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Public Safety Committee – No report

 

Public Works Committee – No further report

 

City Engineer – No report

 

Ways and Means Committee – No further report

 

City Attorney – No report

 

City Clerk/Administrator – No report

 

Director of Economic Development – No report

 

Excise Commissioner -Temporary Liquor License Request

 

 St. Mary Magdalen Parish

 

Excise Commissioner Clements came before the Board and stated St. Mary Magdalen Parish is requesting a temporary liquor license to sell beer and wine at their fish fry from March 3rd through April 14th

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Cross to approve the temporary liquor license for St. Mary Magdalen Parish.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Library – No report

 

Municipal League – No report

 

Waste Management Commission – No report

 

Communication – No further report

 

Insurance Committee – No report

 

Historical Society – No report

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Temple Building

 

Mayor Kelly stated the Historical Society would be moving to one of the rooms in the Brentwood Recreation Center.   BTV-10 will be moving to the building presently occupied by the Historical Society.  They plan on going out for bids for the temple building to sell the property.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Starbucks

 

Alderman Kramer asked for an update on the Brentwood Starbucks.  

 

Mayor Kelly stated MSD is requiring that Starbucks put a grease interceptor on the outside of the building because under the codes for the Health Department, they are required to have a three well sink for sanitation, even though they are not preparing any food on site.  The owners would like to put a grease trap on the inside of the building because that would cost them about $500.00.  The grease interceptor that MSD is requiring them to put on the outside of the building is about a $6,000.00 expense.  Unfortunately for the owner they have resolved it and they are not happy with MSD’s decision.  The construction should begin within a month.

 

Manchester Road

 

Alderman Kramer asked for an update on the CID.

 

Alderman Leahy stated they do not have the first 50% of the property owners on Manchester Road in agreement with them to move the CID proposal forward.   That is still being worked on to try to convince the owners to come on board with that program. 

 

Welcome Back

 

Alderwoman Clements thanked the Mayor, the Board and everybody for welcoming her back.

 

Ward 3 Meeting

 

Alderman Leahy announced a Ward 3 meeting would be held on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Wynn to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                Pat Kelly, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

                                               

Chris Seemayer, City Clerk