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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

 

 

City Hall                                                                                                     November 6, 2006

Council Chambers                                                                                                    7:00 p.m.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT:       Alderwoman Clements, Alderman Marshall, Alderwoman Krewson, Alderman Kramer, Alderman Robertson, Alderman Wynn and Alderman Cross.

 

                        City Attorney Albrecht, City Clerk/Administrator Seemayer, Director of Planning and Development/Asst. City Administrator Denton and Executive Secretary Williams.

 

ABSENT:        Mayor Kelly (arrived at 8:05 p.m.), Alderman Leahy and City Treasurer Reynders.

 

In the absence of Mayor Kelly, Mayor Pro Tem Clements presided over the meeting until Mayor Kelly arrived.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Kramer to amend and approve the Agenda of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of November 6, 2006 by placing Bill No. 5354 on hold and by adding an introduction of the new building official under item (c).   All in favor none opposed. 

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF OCTOBER 16, 2006

 

Motion was made by Alderman Kramer, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of October 16, 2006 as presented.  All in favor none opposed.

 

PROCLAMATION – LAZELLE STEM

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements stated that Lazelle Stem, a resident of Brentwood, is being honored with a proclamation on the occasion of her 100th birthday. 

 

Alderman Wynn stated that it was a privilege to be presenting the proclamation to Lazelle Stem who lives across the street from him and has been a wonderful neighbor, giving inspiration to the entire neighborhood.   Alderman Wynn read the proclamation into record.  

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements called for a recess of the meeting at 7:10 p.m. in order to hold a reception in honor of Lazelle Stem’s 100th birthday.

 

After the reception, the meeting reconvened at 7:25 p.m.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Marshall to accept the proclamation for Lazelle Stem on the occasion of her 100th birthday by acclamation.

 

There were no objections.

 

BIDS – 18-Gallon Recycling Cart

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated the City received a grant from the St. Louis Jeff/County Solid Waste District in the amount of $12,000 and they will be purchasing carriers for the recycling containers.   The bids were received and opened on Tuesday, October 31 as follows:

 

                                    Custom Carts, LLC            $14,000 – 500 carts

                                    Kurb Kaddy             $13,050 – 600 carts

 

The staff is recommending the smaller carrier because of the price, the size and storage. 

 

Alderman Cross stated that the Public Works Committee decided that the carriers would be distributed free of charge to the residents on a first come first serve basis.   

 

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

 

New Building Official

 

Director of Planning and Development/Asst. City Administrator Denton came before the Board and introduced John Kildea, the new Building Official.  Mr. Kildea worked as a building commissioner for the City of Columbia, Illinois.  Prior to that he worked in Belleville and O’Fallon, Illinois as building commissioner and building inspector. 

 

Public Hearing – Conditional Use Permit/Pasta House Pronto

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements announced a Public Hearing for a Conditional Use Permit for the Pasta House Pronto would now be heard at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Scott Volding – Volding Architecture/11136 Manchester Road/63122 came before the Board and introduced himself. 

 

Alderman Robertson asked Mr. Volding how would the pedestrian traffic from the parking spaces enter the building, since it is so close to Brentwood Boulevard.  He is concerned that people might cut across the public sidewalk without knowing where the front door is located. 

 

Mr. Volding stated that the front door remains where it is right now.  They will be maintaining the existing ramp and existing front entrance.

 

Alderman Robertson stated that with the parking spaces close to Madge Avenue people might not realize that they can cut across the parking lot and go through the outdoor café area.  He asked if signs could be posted.

 

Mr. Volding stated that they have not discussed that, but if it is a necessary item they can look into it. 

 

Alderman Marshall asked what entrance will the delivery trucks be using and if the turn on the north side of the development is wide enough for trucks.

 

Mr. Volding stated that the delivery trucks would be using the rear of the building.  The dumpsters are at the rear of the building, so he knows the trash truck makes that trip every couple of days. 

 

Alderman Kramer asked if there would be outdoor seating. 

 

Mr. Volding stated that there is a small outdoor dining area. 

 

Alderman Cross asked about the hours of operation.

 

Mr. Volding responded that it would be from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday possibly until 9:30 p.m.

 

Alderman Marshall asked if there would be music in the outdoor seating area.

 

Mr. Volding stated that the other two Pasta House Prontos have outdoor dining and they do not have music on the patios. 

 

Alderman Kramer stated that during the review process he was curious about the curb cut removal and replacement and St. Louis County’s approval of that.  On the plan, it looks as though one curb cut is closed off.

 

Mr. Volding stated that they are proposing to eliminate one of the curb cuts where the new outdoor dining patio is proposed.  He has contacted County Highways and Traffic and initially he has been told that there will not be a problem with that.   There is a process of applying and they will have to go through that process.  

 

With no further comments, Mayor Pro Tem Clements announced the Public Hearing closed at 7:40 p.m.

 

Public Hearing – Conditional Use Permit/Dean Team

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements announced a Public Hearing for a Conditional Use Permit for the Dean Team would now be heard at 7:41 p.m.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements asked if there were any comments from the audience.  There were none.

 

With no comments, Mayor Pro Tem Clements announced that the Public Hearing would be continued to the next meeting. 

 

Public Comment

 

Ronald Martin – 8510 Rosalie came before the Board to express his concern about the stop signs on Rosalie Avenue and Litzsinger Road at the bridge.   

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements stated that the stop signs are at the crosswalk for the new trail because of some site problems coming around that corner.  It was determined by the Public Safety Committee that it is a safety matter. 

 

Alderman Cross stated that the Public Works Committee felt that the stop signs are necessary because of the new trail and the increased pedestrian traffic that will be crossing the street.  The developments on Hanley Road have also increased the vehicular traffic coming through there as well and they felt it was a safety issue.   

 

Alderman Marshall stated that it has been expressed to him that Brentwood has become a city of stop signs. 

 

Alderman Wynn stated that things change over the years.  What might have been very dangerous at one time may not be dangerous now.  They should always be reviewing stop signs to see which ones are no longer needed.  

 

Alderman Marshall stated that he believes the Public Safety Committee is reviewing a stop sign on Eulalie at Mary Kay Court.  It is a dangerous stop sign because of the hill and they have gotten several complaints about it. 

 

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

1st and 2nd Readings of Bills

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderwoman Krewson to give Bills No. 5351, 5352 and 5353 first and second readings.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Bill No. 5351 – Through and Major Streets

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5351, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY ADDING TWO NEW PARAGRAPHS TO SECTION 14-1030, SCHEDULE DD, OF SAID CHAPTER RELATING TO DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN STREETS TO BE THROUGH OR MAJOR STREETS; PROVIDING FOR THE CURRENT MAINTENANCE OF THIS CODE; PROVIDING 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. 5351 as a Bill that would authorize east & west bound stop signs at Litzsinger & Rosalie where the new pedestrian trail crosses the street. This Bill has been discussed and approved by the Public Works Committee.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Kramer to approve and adopt Bill No. 5351.   Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, no; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, no; Alderman Wynn, no; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

With the vote being four (4) in favor of the legislation and three (3) against it, Bill No. 5351 failed.

 

Bill No. 5352 – Drainage Easement Agreement

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5352, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI WITH KRASKA ENTERPRISES, L.L.C., 516 HANLEY INDUSTRIAL COURT, BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI 63144, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5352 as a Bill that authorizes an easement for a storm water drainage pipe to Kraska Enterprises at 516 Hanley Ind. Ct. The drainage pipe crosses the property that Mr. Kraska donated to the City for the new pedestrian trail.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Robertson to approve and adopt Bill No. 5352.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor Pro Tem thereupon declared Bill No. 5352 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4043.

 

Bill No. 5353 – Conditional Use Permit/Pasta House Pronto

 

City Attorney Albrecht gave Bill No. 5353, AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO PASTA HOUSE PRONTO, WHICH PERMITS UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS THE USE OF CERTAIN DESCRIBED PROPERTY FOR OPERATION OF A RESTAURANT; PROVIDING THE CONDITIONS OF SUCH USAGE; AND PROVIDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Kramer read a synopsis of Bill No. 5353 as a Bill that grants a Conditional Use Permit to Pasta House Pronto at 2539 South Brentwood Blvd. (former site of the Shoe Stop) The restaurant will have limited seating, catering mainly to carry out orders. The menu is similar to the Pasta House menu. Planning & Zoning reviewed and approved the application.

 

Alderman Marshall asked if the Conditional Use Permit would be in conformance with the City’s signage requirements.

 

Director of Planning and Development Denton responded yes.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements asked Mr. Volding if there would be a follow up request for a liquor license and do they serve alcohol in the other restaurants?

 

Mr. Volding responded that they serve beer at the Kirkwood location.  He does not know if they will serve alcohol at this location.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt Bill No. 5353.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor Pro Tem thereupon declared Bill No. 5353 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 4044.

 

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Wynn to accept the warrant list dated 11/6/06.  All in favor none opposed.

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENT HEADS:

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements announced that an Executive Session/Real Estate Matter would be held following the regular meeting.

 

Public Safety Committee – No further report

 

Public Works Committee – No further report

 

Director of Planning and Development – No report

 

Ways and Means Committee – No report

 

City Attorney – No report

 

City Clerk/Administrator

 

Special Use Permit/Temporary Liquor License

 

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery

 

City Administrator Seemayer stated that the Chaumette Vineyards and Winery is requesting a Special Use Permit/Temporary Liquor License to sell malt liquor and wine at the Viking Store in Brentwood from November 13th through December 23rd, 2006. 

 

Jennifer Johnson – Marketing Director of Chaumette Vineyards and Winery came before the Board and stated that she applied for a temporary liquor license so that they would be able to pour their wine at the Viking Store and sell to those who would like to buy it.  They have recently collaborated with the Viking Store to be their exclusive winery for their cooking classes as well as their food and wine classes.  The purchasing of the wine is just for the sake of convenience.  They have it set up so that if people prefer to purchase the wine elsewhere, they are in just about every retailer in town and they have a special collaboration with Whole Foods.

 

Alderman Wynn asked if the Board approves the temporary liquor license would they be opening themselves up to other multiple temporary liquor licenses from other people. 

 

Excise Commissioner Clements stated that he does not believe it will be a problem.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Robertson to approve the temporary liquor license for Chaumette Vineyards & Winery.  Roll call: Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Excise Commissioner

 

Liquor License Request/Chandler Hill Vineyards

 

Excise Commissioner Clements stated that Chandler Hill Vineyards has applied for a package liquor license for 728 Hanley Industrial Court to sell wine wholesale. It will be a warehouse operation, no distilling.  Everything is in order and he recommends approval for the liquor license. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderwoman Krewson to approve the liquor license for Chandler Hill Vineyards.  Roll call:  Alderwoman Clements, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderwoman Krewson, yes; Alderman Kramer, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Library

 

Alderman Wynn stated that Lazelle Stem’s artwork would be displayed in the library for the month of November.

 

Municipal League

 

City Administrator Seemayer reminded everyone that the City of Brentwood will be hosting this month’s Municipal League meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers of Brentwood City Hall.

 

Communication – No further report

 

Insurance Committee – No report

 

Historical Society – No report

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Veterans’ Day Observance

 

Mayor Pro Tem Clements reminded everyone of the Veterans’ Day Observance on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Brentwood City Hall.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

City Administrator Seemayer mentioned the tree lighting ceremony would take place on Friday, November 17th at the Recreation Center at 6:00 p.m.  They will also simultaneously be lighting the trees on Strassner Road and the lights on City Hall building.

 

Traffic Problems

 

Alderman Marshall stated that he has received several complaints about the drive-thru traffic entering Starbucks Restaurant from Brentwood Boulevard.  The line for the drive-thru is obstructing traffic on Brentwood Boulevard. 

 

Alderman Cross stated that St. Louis County has been monitoring the traffic at early hours in the morning, lunch time and in the evening as well.

 

Mayor Kelly arrived at the meeting at 8:05 p.m. 

 

Appointments

 

Mayor Kelly requested the appointment of David Dimmett to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Alderman Kramer to the Communication Committee. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Wynn to approve the appointment of David Dimmett to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderwoman Clements to approve the appointment of Alderman Kramer to the Communication Committee.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Recess

 

A recess was called at 8:10 p.m. for an Executive Session/Real Estate Matter. 

 

Executive Session/Real Estate Matter

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Wynn to enter into an Executive Session/Real Estate Matter at 8:15 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

After discussion, motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Marshall to return to open session at 8:45 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Clements, second by Alderman Marshall to adjourn the meeting at 8:46 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    Pat Kelly, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

                                               

Chris Seemayer, City Clerk