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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

 

 

City Hall                                                                                                           July 17, 2006

Council Chambers                                                                                             7:00 p.m.

 

The Mayor led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:       Mayor Kelly, Alderwoman Clements, Alderman Marshall, Alderman Leahy, 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:        Alderwoman Krewson and City Treasurer Reynders.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF JULY 17, 2006

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt the Agenda of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of July 17, 2006 as amended by adding an item #2 Metro Sign to “D”.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; 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 JUNE 19, 2006

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of June 19, 2006 as presented.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

PROCLAMATION – ERIC NUERNBERGER

 

A proclamation was presented to Eric Nuernberger for his accomplishments as a Boy Scout and for receiving his Eagle Scout Award.

 

BIDS - None

 

HEARING OF ANY MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST UPON REQUEST OF ANY PERSON PRESENT

 

Coy Heldermon - 8758 White Avenue came before the Board to express his dissatisfaction with the way the fencing between the new Starbucks Coffee and the residential area was handled by the City.  He stated that he was never told about any changes to the site plan from the City’s perspective, which would have been reasonable.  In coming to mutual decisions, a meeting between the City and the two property owners would have settled the matter much quicker and with less anxiety than has occurred with this particular situation.  He encouraged the City to make it a policy to inform the residents when those types of changes occur. 

 

In response to Mr. Heldermon’s comments, Mayor Kelly stated that typically the City requires that fences be placed on the property line or as close to the property line as possible because of issues with maintenance of the property behind and between it and they want the green space that is required by the development to be on the development side of the fence.   Normally the City does a good job of notifying people in that process. 

 

Presentation by MSD

 

Charles Karam – Vice Chairman of the board for MSD came before the Board and gave a brief history of MSD and stated that the projects they are working on are due to an agreement they made with the State of Missouri and the EPA in order to meet the requirements.  Most of their infrastructure projects they are working on have to do with the sanitary sewer and trying to separate the combined sewers.  He encouraged people to contact MSD if they need assistance. 

 

Rich Unverferth with MSD came before the Board and distributed a list of projects in Brentwood that are currently underway in fiscal years 2006, 2007 and 2008.  At least three of the projects are combined sewer overflows.  He stressed to residents that if they have problems to contact MSD’s customer service line.  He encouraged residents to attend the regional meetings MSD will be holding in the fall where they will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from MSD.

 

Alderman Kramer stated that Brentwood Forest had an issue with combined sewer overflows for quite some time.  He asked which one of the upcoming infrastructure projects would be affecting that result.

 

Mr. Unverferth stated the primary project for that is Middlesex and York Drive.  The first year listed is for the design. The consultants are working with the homeowners to remove the illegal connections.  The other combined sewer overflow project is the McKnight project.  That will be a big project and it will take some time to get that project going.

 

Alderman Kramer asked if there is a deadline for the EPA mandate. 

 

Mr. Unverferth stated in 2004 they identified a list of 51 combined sewer overflow projects.  They chose them and said that they would get rid of them and the EPA accepted them to be completed by 2010. 

 

Alderman Cross asked if July 1st of 2006 began the fiscal year.

 

Mr. Unverferth stated they start their fiscal year in 2007.

 

Alderman Cross asked if the Parkside storm water and combined sewer project would start next July.

 

Mr. Unverferth responded yes. 

 

Alderman Marshall thanked MSD for working with the residents on the Eulalie project.  They have received phone calls about the project on the lower half of Helen, which has been torn up for quite some time.   He asked if they have reached an agreement.

 

Mr. Unverferth stated that he does not know.  If they need additional funds beyond the original appropriation on a job, they would have to go back to their board, which is a two-month process.  They cannot authorize the contract for the work until they know they have the money appropriated.  He stated that he would check into it. 

 

Alderman Cross asked Mr. Unverferth if they anticipate that towards the end of this year they might start having meetings with the residents in that area to show the design, etc.

 

Mr. Unverferth stated that if it is scheduled for construction it will probably be sooner than later, probably this fall. 

 

Alderman Leahy asked when is the new sanitary plant in South County going on line.

 

Mr. Unverferth stated that is under mandate to be up and running by the end of this year. 

 

Metro Sign

 

Mayor Kelly explained why the agenda was amended to include the Metro sign request.  He stated that Metro had applied to the City for some changes to the signage with respect to the MetroLink station.  Metro typically does not apply for sign permits because they are a higher authority.  They came before the Planning and Zoning Commission and one of the concerns that they had was the fact they did not want a pole sign.  They did not have a problem with the enlarged wall-mounted sign on the garage.  The Commission had some concerns about the height and the fact that Metro was putting in an actual pole sign.  When it went to site plan review they were against the pole sign.  It went back to the Planning and Zoning Commission and no one showed up from Metro.  No action was taken at that meeting in regards to the sign.  The reality of it is Metro has to abide by the City’s sign code.  They cannot put up a sign without the City’s permission.  Since no action was taken at the Planning and Zoning level, the 70-day period has elapsed, which is why it is before the Board tonight.  Metro is asking for the Board’s approval on the sign package.   MetroLink could open any day and they would like the sign to be ordered and built. 

 

Chris Rimsky – Deputy Project Director for the Cross County MetroLink Project came before the Board and stated that they are getting very close to opening the extension. MetroLink will be in Brentwood in the next couple of weeks.  They are already running trains for testing.  He has been involved with the Eager Road Associates in the design and construction of the Metro/Meridian garage.  The garage is behind Best Buy and Sports Authority on Eager Road, which will hold approximately 1300 to 1400 cars.  Mr. Rimsky distributed the artist rendition of what the sign would look like in reference to the other signs in that location.  They have lowered the height of the sign three to four feet to 35 feet in height. 

 

Alderman Kramer asked if there would be a sign on Hanley Road or just on Eager Road.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated at this point the large sign is planned for Eager Road.  It is not currently in the plan to put one on Hanley Road.  They are looking to open the garage some time in April or May of next year. 

 

Alderman Marshall asked where would the MetroLink station platform be located.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated if you were traveling eastbound on Eager Road you would make a right after the Dierbergs sign and take the internal road that goes around the Best Buy and Sports Authority complex.  The platform is on the arterial road just to the south of Eager Road. 

 

Alderman Leahy asked what other options are there for signage visibility, other than a pole sign.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated they are trying to stick with their basic design.  MetroLink has some signature elements and they try to keep their stations on the same system.  Their proposal is to try to keep it somewhat like what they have at their other parking lots. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated they want to have the visibility of the location of the garage from Highway 40. 

 

Alderman Leahy stated his problem is that there is a business on Manchester Road that will be making the same request.  If they allow Metro to put up a pole sign would they be establishing a precedent? 

 

Mayor Kelly stated that the area in question is in the Planned Development District, which gives them the flexibility to approve that type of sign.  

 

John Geppert – Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission came before the Board and stated one of the things that happened in the Planning and Zoning Commission process was they went through the normal first meeting and then to subcommittee.  Some questions were raised and Metro never showed up to answer them.  One of the questions were why do they really need to have a pole sign to try to attract people from Highway 40.  He asked if they were going to be a destination location. They also asked if MoDOT would offer highway signage indicating the parking and ride exit here.  Metro never came back and communicated with an answer until tonight. 

 

In addressing the comment that was made that Metro never showed up, Mr. Rimsky stated that not showing up was not their intent.  Their intent was that it was more of a formality.  They were under the impression that the City of Brentwood had approved the basic design in the past, so it was just for an information type of thing. As far as why the pole sign is needed; they have signage at all their stations and lots.  It is part of their signage package directing people how to get into their parking lots. 

 

Alderman Leahy asked if Metro is talking about putting an exit sign for the Hanley Road exit stating the Metro stop.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated he has not seen the sign yet.  He assumes that they will do that at some point, but he is not sure about that. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated the Hanley Road exit is going to be completely changed with the design of the Highway 40 project and those signs will say MetroLink next exit.  To think that a business does not need a sign in front of its place of operation does not make sense.

 

Alderman Leahy stated he is not arguing that point.  He is asking what other signage are they looking at in the total area.  

 

Mr. Rimsky stated he would expect to see the “M” logo and an arrow. 

 

Alderman Kramer asked if they have undertaken the potential elevation changes that are scheduled for Highway 40 in terms of the site line with the sign for Highway 40.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated it is his understanding that they are going to lower the highway at that location and the tunnel that goes underneath 64/40 accommodates that.  He would assume with the lower elevation that the signs as shown there would be adequate when they lower the highway as well. 

 

Alderman Kramer stated it is different because it is more of a landmark for public transportation.  The question is if the Board thinks it is obtrusive.  He asked about the signage for the Clayton garage. 

 

Mr. Rimsky stated there is a pylon sign at that location.  He is not sure of the exact location compared to the Forest Park Parkway garage. 

 

Alderman Cross asked if there is a reason why no one showed up at the last Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to try to work it out. 

 

Mr. Rimsky stated the information was given to him that it would be rejected unanimously.  At that point, they took a step back and looked at a couple of different options about what they could and could not do.  Mr. Rimsky apologized if they offended anyone by not showing up.

 

Alderman Wynn asked if the Board votes to turn down the sign, what other plans are in place for the sign.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated they will have to go back to the drawing board and there may not be a sign in place when they open the MetroLink station in the near future.  The reason he is here tonight and under such short notice to everyone is they are still trying to get it done by the time MetroLink opens. 

 

Alderman Cross asked if Metro goes back to the drawing board would they bring their new plans back to the Commission.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated there are a couple of things they could do like condemnation, putting it on the other side of the road, putting it on their own property, moving it down the street, etc. and some of it may or may not involve approval at that level.  The Clayton garage is not their garage.  They are leasing the bottom floor.  That may have affected what they did or did not do with the signs.

 

Mayor Kelly stated the one thing to keep in mind if you are asking what the alternatives are is it would be very difficult to put any type of monument sign on a roadway where you have at least three large pylon signs.  The other thing is that they want the visibility from Highway 40.  It is something that is very important.  From the community standpoint, they want the garage to be an asset to the community and they want MetroLink to be successful.  The reality is they need to have signage in order to do that just like any other business. 

 

Alderwoman Clements asked if the sign would be illuminated.

 

Mr. Rimsky responded yes.

 

Alderman Kramer stated they do not usually find themselves in a position of approving something like this, although he understands the need for it.  Is there any other specific item that needs to be in the motion in terms of the other dimensions and materials on the sign?

 

Mr. Rimsky distributed copies of the dimensions of the sign.

 

Alderman Marshall asked if the signage is approved tonight does it affect any other signage like Brentwood Boulevard, Manchester Road or other districts.

 

Mayor Kelly stated no.

 

 

Alderman Wynn stated he was on the Board when they approved the revised sign ordinance.  You do not know what the future holds when you write legislation because nobody wanted any more pylons.  You have different needs as time goes by.

 

Alderman Cross asked about the zoning at the Shoe Stop on Brentwood Boulevard.

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated it is the Planned Development District but it is not a planned development project.

 

Alderman Cross stated the City is having problems with that pole sign in telling them that they cannot have a pole sign, so if they are in the “PD” district and the Board approves the Metro sign what is that saying.

 

Mayor Kelly stated it is not a planned development where they came to the City with a proposal to landscape, etc.  To give the Planning and Zoning Commission the ability to negotiate and work with a signage package is part of a planned development.  That is an old existing pole sign from 1965. 

 

Alderman Cross stated but when the business changed occupants the sign should have come down.

 

Mayor Kelly stated yes, it could have been required to come down.  That may have been an oversight with transition of staffing in the planning department.

 

Alderman Cross stated she is very disappointed that Metro did not come back to the Planning and Zoning Commission and try to work with them.  She thinks the Commission has an excellent group of people and they work very hard to try to work things out so that everybody is happy.  She asked Mr. Rimsky if it is possible to go back to the Commission and not have a sign for the first couple of weeks MetroLink is open.

 

Mr. Rimsky stated he has not thought that far in advance. 

 

Alderman Kramer stated the draft in front of them should be revised to reflect the new height, which is 35 feet.

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Marshall to approve the sign for Metro.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, no; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, no.

 

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS, AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

First and Second Readings of Bills

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Cross to give Bills No. 5338, 5339 and 5340 first and second readings.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Bill No. 5338 – Through Streets

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5338, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY DELETING A PARAGRAPH IN SECTION 14-1030, SCHEDULE DD, THROUGH STREETS; 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. 5338, as a Bill that would permanently place a stop sign at the intersection of High School Drive and Bridgeport. The stop sign that is currently in place operates only during school hours. The Public Safety Committee is recommending passage of this Bill.

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Cross to approve and adopt Bill No. 5338.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, no; Alderman Robertson, no; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5338 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4032.

 

Bill No. 5339 – Concession Stand Lease Agreement

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5339, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO             EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI, WITH HONORIO AND ROMMEL ROMERO D/B/A ROMERO’S FINE FOODS, 8732 WHITE AVENUE, BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI 63144 FOR RENTING THE CONCESSION STAND AT             BRENTWOOD PARK; AND PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5339 as a Bill that would authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Romero’s Fine Foods to lease the concession stand at Brentwood Park. The lease would terminate at the end of 2006. The tenant would pay 31% of gross profits to the City as rent. The Ways & Means Committee reviewed this proposal and is recommending its passage.

 

Alderman Leahy asked about dates and hours of the operation.  In defining the events in the park like the music, the high school activities, and St. Mary Magdalen activities would those be considered normal operating hours for the lease? 

 

City Administrator Seemayer responded that they would.

 

Alderman Leahy stated the exceptions note that Brentwood Days is the only special festival.  When they lease out the ballpark for ball tournaments, he believes they bring their own concessions.  Would that be a possibility for considering an exemption day?

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated anything would be a possibility.  They just specified at this time that Brentwood Days would be the only event. 

 

Alderman Marshall stated several of them have children that are playing games at Brentwood Park on a regular basis.  One of the biggest questions is why there are no concessions in the concession stand.  One of the things they have discussed in committee was there was no beer being sold there.  Just selling candy and sodas, etc. is not profitable enough to get somebody in there.   

 

Alderman Leahy asked if there would be any required remodeling at the current concession stand building.

 

Rommel Romero representing Romero’s Fine Foods came before the Board and stated that he viewed the property and it needs minor updates like painting, etc.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5339.  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. 5339 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4033.

 

Bill No. 5340 – Resubdivision of Lots 2 & 3

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5340, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE RESUBDIVISION OF LOTS 2 AND 3 OF THE MERIDIAN AT BRENTWOOD, A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, AND ESTABLISHING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5340 as a Bill that would authorize the subdivision of two existing lots as part of the Meridian Development into three lots. The new lots would be comprised of two parking garages and an out parcel to be considered for future development. The Planning & Zoning Commission has approved this subdivision.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt Bill No. 5340.  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. 5340 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4034.

 

Resolution No. 935 – Extending Sunset Clause

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Resolution No. 935, which would extend the sunset clause for exempting certain items from the ARB review until June 30th, 2007.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve and adopt Resolution No. 935.  All in favor none opposed.

 

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve the warrant list dated 7/17/06.  All in favor none opposed.

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENT HEADS:

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Mayor Kelly stated that he met with representatives of the St. Louis County Highway Department before they started the restriping of Brentwood Boulevard.  They agreed that the restriping was primarily out of necessity to try to move traffic during the Highway 40 project and that they would agree that once the Highway 40 traffic was completed, they would restripe Brentwood Boulevard back to five lanes.  Mayor Kelly requested a letter stating that agreement be entered into the record.

 

Ribbon Cuttings

 

Mayor Kelly announced that Starbucks Coffee ribbon cutting would be held on Thursday, July 27th at 6:00 p.m.  The public is welcome.

 

Mayor Kelly announced Grainger’s ribbon cutting is on Wednesday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. with a small open house afterwards.

 

Easement

 

Mayor Kelly stated that DDR agreed to donate the land for the Eager Road improvements.  Everything is in place.  They just need to get the paperwork back.  He asked the Board’s approval to sign the agreement.

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Leahy to proceed with the signing of the paperwork with DDR.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Breckenridge Bridge

 

Mayor Kelly stated the final numbers are in for the Breckenridge Bridge.  The Association is requesting the cities of Brentwood and Webster Groves contribute $55,000 each to help rebuild the bridge.  They initially stated that the City of Brentwood would be willing to contribute $20,000 to $25,000 for the bridge improvement.  He asked that the Ways and Means Committee look into it. 

 

Alderman Marshall stated one of the problems he has with it is that the City attempted to work with Webster Groves several years ago to replace the bridge and they did not want anything to do with it. 

 

Mayor Kelly stated the Breckenridge Industrial Association is trying to improve the bridge.  The only benefit to the city of Brentwood in doing the project is removing the center pier of that bridge which causes some of the flooding on Manchester Road. 

 

Yorkwoods

 

Mayor Kelly stated the City received notification from MoDOT that they will be tearing down one house in Yorkwoods the first week in September and they will be sending out notices to the neighbors the week before. 

 

City of Rock Hill

 

Mayor Kelly stated the City has been having problems receiving payment from the City of Rock Hill regarding dispatching.  Rock Hill owes the City about $85,000, which is money they had to spend in hiring additional employees.  The agreement was that if Rock Hill were to pull out or cause problems with the dispatch, the City would have to let go of those three additional dispatchers hired to fill the shifts to assist Rock Hill.  City Administrator Seemayer has tried to contact the City of Rock Hill and there has been no reply. 

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated they are in breach of contract.  Since it is a public safety issue they will not just stop service, but a decision needs to be made on how to proceed.

 

MLP

 

Mayor Kelly stated MLP has given the City permission to announce the name of the hotel that will be going into the MLP project, which is a Marriott Spring Hill Suites.  The plans have been brought into City Hall for the construction of the new hotel.  The sales of the condominiums are going well.  Houlihans plans are in the planning office and they will be under construction with the building of their restaurant as well.

 

Planning Dept.

 

Mayor Kelly stated that through the work of City Administrator Seemayer and Asst. City Administrator Denton, they would be doing some restructuring of the planning department.  Jennifer Denton will be the Director of Planning and Development/Asst. City Administrator.  They will be soliciting for a new position within the housing department, which will be a building official. 

 

Public Safety Committee – No 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 Request/Romero’s Fine Foods

 

Excise Commissioner Clements came before the Board and stated an application is before the Board from Romero’s Fine Foods to sell beer and wine at the concession stand at Brentwood Park, which includes Sunday sales.  Their application is in order.

 

Alderman Wynn stated that he would like to see them keep beer out of the park.  It makes it more of a family thing.

 

Alderman Leahy stated that the residents of Ward 3 in that area have asked him not to approve the liquor license.

 

Alderwoman Clements stated that when this topic came up before she voted for the possibility of the concession stand but she had made herself clear then that she was not in favor of alcohol being served there.  It opens up a big problem.  Also she does not know how the vendor is going to police it and check ID’s with the teenagers who may look older.  She is not for it.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Robertson to grant the liquor license to Romero’s Find Foods for the concession stand at Brentwood Park.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, no; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, no; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, no; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Library – No report

 

Municipal League

 

Conference

 

The Missouri Municipal League Conference will be held in Downtown St. Louis in October.

 

Communication – No further report

 

Insurance Committee – No report

 

Historical Society – No report

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Update

 

Alderman Marshall asked for an update on the trail and bridge project.

 

Asst. City Administrator Denton stated last week they received the abutment and soil testing plans for the bridge.  The City has to review them and sign off on them and then construction will begin. 

 

Comprehensive Plan

 

Mayor Kelly stated the Planning and Zoning Commission has made the recommendation to forward the Comprehensive Plan to the Board. 

 

Asst. City Administrator Denton stated it is left up to the Board on how to proceed from this point.  Representatives from Woolpert and the Steering Committee could be present in August to answer any questions.  If the Board wanted to allow some time for public comment on the plan, one more open house could be held.

 

Mayor Kelly suggested talking about it at the next meeting and will try to schedule an open house sometime in September or October.

 

Alderman Kramer thanked Chairman Geppert and the other members of the Steering Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission for their work on the Comprehensive Plan. 

 

Chairman Geppert stated when they did the original Comprehensive Plan in 1991 a subcommittee of the Board of Aldermen was formed to meet with a subcommittee of the group that put it together.  He stated that if the Board would like to do that again he would be willing to volunteer and he is sure members of the Steering Committee would make themselves available as well. 

 

Traffic Signal

 

Alderman Cross asked for an update on the northbound left turn arrow at White and Pine.  She had asked Mrs. Denton to find out if they could get a green yield sign there as well, instead of having to wait for the arrow.

 

Asst. City Administrator Denton gave a brief description of the signal that is currently there.  She stated that currently if you are heading northbound on Brentwood Boulevard, the left turns at Pine and White are protected lefts.  Meaning you could only go left on an arrow, not on a green light.  She has not heard back from them yet.

 

Ward 3 Meeting

 

Alderman Leahy announced a Ward 3 meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

 

National Night Out Against Crime

 

The Brentwood National Night Out Against Crime will be held on August 1st at McGrath School from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The public is invited to come out and join the Brentwood Police Department and the National Night Out Against Crime Committee.

 

NEW BUSINESS - None

 

Recess

 

A recessed was called at 8:40 p.m. for an Executive Session/Personnel and Real Estate Matters. 

 

Executive Session

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Robertson to enter into Executive Session on real estate and personnel matters.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Discussion was held on a real estate matter.  No action was taken.

 

Alderwoman Clements excused herself from the discussion of the personnel matter.

 

In addition to the rest of the Board, the following staff/others attended: Chief Knight, Asst. Chief Disbennett, Lt. Ferber, City Attorney Albrecht, Labor Attorney Chris Hesse and City Administrator Seemayer.

 

After discussion on a personnel matter, motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Leahy to terminate the employment of Nancy Tisius.  Roll call:  Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Wynn to return to open session at 10:15 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Kramer to adjourn the meeting at 10:16 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                Pat Kelly, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

 

                                               

Chris Seemayer, City Clerk