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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

 

 

City Hall                                                                                                           June 19, 2006

Council Chambers                                                                                             7:00 p.m.

 

The Mayor led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:       Mayor Kelly, Alderwoman Clements, Alderman Leahy, Alderwoman Krewson, Alderman Kramer, Alderman Robertson, Alderman Wynn and Alderman Cross.

 

                        City Attorney Albrecht, City Clerk/Administrator Seemayer, Director of Economic Development/Asst. City Administrator Denton, Executive Secretary Williams and Excise Commissioner Clements.

 

ABSENT:        Alderman Marshall and City Treasurer Reynders.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF JUNE 19, 2006

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Leahy to approve and adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of June 19, 2006 as presented.  Roll Call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, 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 MAY 15, 2006

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of May 15, 2006 as presented.  Roll Call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

BIDS – None

 

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

 

Public Hearing – Rezoning of 8005 Manchester

 

Mayor Kelly announced the public hearing for the rezoning of 8005 Manchester Road would be heard at 7:15 p.m. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated that the owner of the property at 8005 Manchester Road is requesting a rezoning from General Commercial to Planned Development.   They are limited to the height of the building they may build in the General Commercial District.  They are planning to build a new Truman Bank on that site, which will be their headquarters.  It will be three stories high.  They will be relocating from Clayton to Brentwood. 

 

Mayor Kelly asked if there were any comments from the audience.  There were none.

 

Alderman Robertson stated that he would be abstaining from any votes regarding Truman Bank.

 

Alderman Kramer asked if they have a handle on the time line for the project. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated that the applicant is hoping to be before the Planning and Zoning Commission with a site plan within the next 12 months. 

 

Mayor Kelly announced the public hearing closed at 7:18 p.m.

 

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS, AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS 

 

1st and 2nd Readings of Bills

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Wynn to give Bills

No. 5333, 5334, 5335, 5336 and 5337 first and second readings.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Bill No. 5333 – Agreement with West Community Credit Union

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5333, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH WEST COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION FOR THE SPONSORSHIP AND FINANCING OF A BANDWAGON; AND, PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Leahy asked if West Community Credit Union has a right to be consulted and has to approve every rental.  Exhibit A, page 1, subsection 3, states that the City and West Community Credit Union have to mutually agree on renting the bandwagon.

 

City Attorney Albrecht stated that subsection 3 provides that they are the designated sponsor for the Sounds of Summer Concert Series and that they may also be a sponsor of additional events as agreed between the parties. They are not entitled to be the sponsor unless it is agreed to by both the City and West Community Credit Union.

 

Mayor Kelly asked if West Community Credit Union wanted to know who would be renting the bandwagon, since their name is going to be on it. 

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated the sponsorship means having their name on the bandwagon, not where they send it to be rented.  The two names that will be on it will be West Community Credit Union and the City of Brentwood.  If another group wanted to rent it, those two names would still be on it, but the City would make West Community Credit Union aware of the rentals. 

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5333 as a bill authorizing an agreement between the City and West Community Credit Union for sponsorship and financing of the City’s new mobile entertainment stage. The Credit Union has agreed to contribute $41,100 towards the purchase of the new bandwagon (total cost $82,056.00). They will pay $16,100 upon ordering the unit and $12,500 on or before May 1st, 2011 and May 1st, 2016. For this contribution the Credit Union will receive designation as the sponsor of the Summer Concert Series and such other events that are mutually agreed upon. The Credit Union will also finance the purchase of the bandwagon. The terms include a five-year loan at 6.75%. Monthly payments will be $1,301.91 beginning in August.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Leahy to approve and adopt Bill No. 5333.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5333 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4027.

 

Bill No. 5334 – Street Name Change

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5334,AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE STREET NAME OF             CERTAIN ADDRESSES ON HANLEY INDUSTRIAL COURT TO STRASSNER DRIVE IN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD; PROVIDING FOR THE EFFEC­TIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE; AND, PROVIDING FOR             REPEAL OF ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5334 as a bill that authorizes changing the name of a certain portion of Hanley Industrial Court to Strassner Drive.  The legislation would create a new Strassner Drive that extends from Hanley Road to Brentwood Boulevard.  All affected property owners were notified of the proposed changes and given an opportunity to comment.

 

Alderman Robertson stated that one of the businesses asked for help with changing their stationery because of the street name change.  He asked if that is something that could be covered with TDD funds.

 

Mayor Kelly responded that it is not an eligible cost. Once the address change is in place, they have 12 months that the post office will honor their old address.  They can use their existing stationery in that year and that is plenty of time to notify businesses, etc.  He received two letters and two phone calls from businesses in Hanley Industrial Court.  One of the businesses was directly affected by the street name change.  The other one was not. One of the businesses was asking for some relief with the street name change.  The other two letters he received were from representatives of the Hanley Industrial Court Association that included a map of suggested name changes for Hanley Industrial Court.  The Hanley Industrial Court Study of 1995 suggested changing the street names in the Court because it is difficult to find your way around there and the addresses.  The Association never had any luck with the name change because all the businesses resisted it.  It is a difficult thing to rename a street and change addresses, but it is important to maintain the street name of Strassner. 

 

Alderman Leahy asked if it would do them any good to make the ordinance effective as of the 31st of January 2007 versus making it effective tonight.

 

Mayor Kelly stated the reason it needs to be effective as soon as possible is the developer needs to assign addresses to the new MLP site so that Ameren UE will start doing work for the project.  Until addresses are assigned, they are at a standstill with respect to that. 

 

Alderman Cross stated that she received a phone call about the street name change from someone that it was not going to affect.

 

Jennifer Denton – Asst. City Administrator came before the Board and stated the Department of Revenue does the addressing.  One point of clarification needs to be made.  In a letter that was sent out under her signature, she indicated that only the street name would change, and the numerical addresses would stay the same.  She was told today that was not necessarily true.  That the County follows an addressing grid and it is possible that the actual numeric addresses could change along with the actual street name.

 

Alderwoman Clements asked if any indication was given as to when they would complete the grid and the possible change of numbers.

 

Mrs. Denton stated that assuming the ordinance is passed, it is filed with the recorder of deeds office and then a certified copy of the ordinance is taken to the addressing authority at which time they will notify the post office, the emergency services and the affected property owners in the city and their new addresses will be issued.  There is one address on Strassner that could change and that is #1 Strassner, the public works garage.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt Bill No. 5334. Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5334 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4028.

 

Bill No. 5335 – Amending Chapter 14

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5335, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 “MOTOR             VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF    THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY DELETING A PARAGRAPH IN SECTION 14-1013, SCHEDULE M, IN ITS ENTIRETY, DELETING A PARAGRAPH IN SECTION 14-1015, SCHEDULE O, IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ENACTING IN LIEU THEREOF A NEW PARAGRAPH, DELETING FIVE PARAGRAPHS IN SECTION 14-1030, SCHEDULE DD, IN THEIR ENTIRETY, DELETING SIX PARAGRAPHS IN SECTION 14-1030,             SCHEDULE DD, IN THEIR ENTIRETY AND ENACTING IN LIEU THEREOF SIX NEW PARAGRAPHS; 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.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5335 as a bill that changes numerous provisions in our traffic code by deleting specific sections that refer to specific portions of Hanley Industrial Court and amend those Sections to include Strassner Drive. The passage of this bill is contingent upon the passage of Bill No. 5334.

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Cross to approve and adopt Bill No. 5335.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5335 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4029.

 

Bill No. 5336 – Signs and Advertising Devices

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5336, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19 “SIGNS AND ADVERTISING DEVICES” OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY DELETING A PARAGRAPH IN SECTION 19-3 IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ENACTING IN LIEU THEREOF A NEW PARAGRAPH IN SECTION 19-3; 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.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5336 as a bill that is also contingent upon passage of Bill No. 5334. This bill would replace a specific portion of Hanley Industrial Court with Strassner Drive as it relates to commercial frontage and signage.

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Leahy to approve and adopt Bill No. 5336.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5336 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4030.

 

Bill No. 5337 – Rezoning 8005 Manchester Road

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5337, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTY NUMBERED 8005 MANCHESTER ROAD TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (“PD”) DISTRICT AND ESTABLISHING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Leahy stated since they are putting new construction in that area, and it’s being rezoned from General Commercial to Planned Development would there be any newer requirements that would have to be considered with the creek embankment.

 

Mayor Kelly stated the property owners are aggressively working with St. Louis County and MSD, who controls the requirements of what they need to do with that creek.  St. Louis County has told them that they may be realigning the creek at that point, which greatly inhibits what they could do with their existing property.  They have to take that future wish list of things that St. Louis County and MSD is planning and build that into their potential plan.  Obviously that affects their green space abilities, the overall site abilities, and parking spaces, etc.  That corner is in the floodplain.  There are certain restrictions on that property that are governed, not only by the City, but also by MSD.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5337 as a bill that would rezone 8005 Manchester Road from GC to PD. This is the site where the new Truman Bank is to be built. The Planning & Zoning Commission has reviewed and approved this rezoning. A public hearing is required for this matter. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt Bill No. 5337.   Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, abstain; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5337 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof. Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4031.

 

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Robertson to accept the warrant list dated 6/19/06.  All in favor none opposed.

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENT HEADS:

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Executive Session/Legal and Real Estate Matters

 

Mayor Kelly announced that an Executive Session on Legal and Real Estate Matters would be held following the regular meeting.

 

Former Brentwood Teacher

 

Mayor Kelly stated that he had some tragic news about a retired teacher from Brentwood High School, Mrs. Delgado.  They raised their children in Brentwood and after she retired and the children were out of school, they moved out of state.  Tragically, about a month ago, Mrs. Delgado lost control of a car that she and her three grandchildren were riding in.   The car crossed the median and she and her grandchildren were killed.  The City has worked out plans to dedicate a tree in her honor on the Brentwood School property.  That will be done as part of the alumni association meeting, which will be the Friday night of Brentwood Days.  There will be more information to come on how the ceremony will take place.   

 

Dedication of Field

 

Mayor Kelly recommended that they dedicate baseball diamond #1 in the honor of Coach James Taylor who retired from the Brentwood Public Schools.  That dedication will take place the weekend of homecoming.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Wynn to rename baseball diamond #1 to Taylor Field.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Committee Appointments

 

Mayor Kelly stated the committee appointment list is before everyone.  Under the Human Resource Committee, he asked that Alderwoman Krewson be appointed to replace Alderman Golfin.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderwoman Clements to accept the committee appointment list as amended.   All in favor none opposed.

 

MLP

 

Mayor Kelly stated the MLP project is moving forward very well.  They turned in the plans for the condominiums this week and they will be coming forth with plans for approval of the permits for the hotel.  

 

Restriping of Brentwood Blvd.

 

Mayor Kelly stated a few years ago representatives of St. Louis County talked about restriping Brentwood Boulevard by adding a third lane southbound without widening the street, going from the current 13 foot wide lanes to 10 foot wide lanes.  Their plan was to have three southbound lanes, a center turn lane and two northbound lanes, so six lanes where they currently have five.  He found out last week that since they have resurfaced Brentwood Boulevard, they will be restriping it and adding that third southbound lane.  He and Mrs. Denton met with Gary Earl/Head of the Highway and Public Works Department for St. Louis County today and Mr. Earl was unaware of the prior attempt to restripe Brentwood Boulevard.  They have a number of issues with Brentwood Boulevard with respect to the turning radius, the number of buses that travel down it on a daily basis with their width, the fact that our residents will have to cross three lanes of traffic plus a center turn lane to go northbound, and the ability to turn out from curb cuts on residential streets and stay in your lane is almost impossible now and will be with ten foot wide lanes.  Mr. Earl assured him that their desire to restripe Brentwood Boulevard does not have anything to do with the past issues. They are trying to find ways to move traffic during the construction of Highway 40 and they are looking at a number of alternatives with lane additions and so forth. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated that he communicated to Mr. Earl, representing the City, that under the idea of helping the project move along and understanding that people will be inconvenienced during that process, if they have to make some adjustments they will be willing to do that.  That if they went ahead with the restriping they would want a written guarantee that as soon as the Highway 40 project is completed, they will resurface the roadway and restripe it back to its current lanes.  He stated that Mr. Earl agreed to that.  The City would also like the restriping delayed as late as possible until they are closer to the actual construction time of the Highway 40 project.  He does not see any reason to add a third lane now when they may not break ground for the reconstruction of Highway 40 until about a year from now. 

 

Meetings

 

Mayor Kelly stated he went through the 2006/2007 Municipal Directory that was recently published and out of the 93 municipalities in St. Louis County, 48 have one board meeting a month.

 

Public Safety Committee – No further report

 

Public Works Committee – No report

 

City Engineer – No report

 

Ways and Means Committee – No report

 

City Attorney – No report

 

City Clerk/Administrator – No report

 

Director of Economic Development – No report

 

Excise Commissioner

 

Liquor License Renewals

 

Excise Commissioner Clements came before the Board and stated it is time to renew the liquor licenses for all the holders in the city of Brentwood.  The only one that is not on the list this year is Corwin’s Restaurant.  He believes they are going out of business. 

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Robertson to approve the liquor license renewals as submitted. Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Temporary Liquor License/Goff-Moll Post 101

 

Excise Commissioner Clements came before the Board and stated that Goff-Moll Post 101 is requesting a two-day permit to sell beer at Brentwood Days in September.

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Leahy to approve the temporary liquor license for Goff-Moll Post 101.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Library – No report

 

Municipal League

 

Mayor Kelly thanked Alderwomen Clements, Krewson, and Alderman Cross for attending the Municipal League installation dinner where he was installed.  He stated it is an honor to be a member of the Municipal League Board of Directors.

 

Communication – No further report

 

Insurance Committee – No report

 

Historical Society – No report

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Updates

 

Alderman Kramer asked for an update on the additional ingress to eastbound Eager from southbound I-170. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated they are working with DDR who is the property owner and trying to encourage them to grant the easement for the additional work.

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated they had sent them the information.  They need the contract for dedicating the right-of-way. 

 

Concession Stand

 

Alderman Robertson asked for an update on the concession stand at Brentwood Park.

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated the vendor has the contract and the City has not heard back from them yet.

 

Fencing

 

Alderman Robertson asked the Public Works Committee to look into additional fencing to protect people that are sitting at fields 2 and 3 in Brentwood Park.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Ward 3 Meeting

 

Alderman Leahy announced a Ward 3 meeting would be held on Tuesday, June 20th in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

Code Enforcement

 

Alderman Leahy stated there were a number of letters sent out by the housing department to residential properties throughout Brentwood.  The residents would like the Board to be aware or question whether the letters were sent to the entire city, that they were not targeted to individual wards, and that all properties in the city of Brentwood are being evaluated towards code enforcement.

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated that was correct.

 

Recess

 

The meeting was recessed at 7:45 p.m. for an executive session/legal and real estate matters.

 

Executive Session – Legal and Real Estate Matters

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Krewson, second by Alderman Wynn to enter into executive session on legal and real estate matters at 7:55 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

After discussion on two real estate matters, motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Wynn to return to open session at 8:20 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Robertson to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    Pat Kelly, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

                                                           

Chris Seemayer, City Clerk