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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

 

City Hall

March 3, 2003

Council Chambers

7:00 p.m.

 

The Mayor led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Present:          Alderman Boyd, Alderman Marshall, Alderman Leahy, Alderman                                  Golfin, Alderwoman Mehler, Alderman Robertson, Alderman Wynn,                  Alderman Cross.

 

                        City Attorney Murphy, City Clerk/Administrator Seemayer, Zoning                                 Administrator Wolf, Director of Economic Development Shelton                                   and Executive Secretary Williams.

 

Absent:           City Treasurer Reynders.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF MARCH 3, 2003

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Golfin to amend the Agenda of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of March 3, 2003 by adding under item C, 1, Presentation by Chief Knight and item D, 1, Resolution No. 887.  Roll call:  Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF FEBRUARY 3, 2003

 

Motion was made by Alderman Boyd, second by Alderman Marshall to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of February 3, 2003 as presented.  Roll call:  Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, abstain; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Alderman Leahy asked about a St. Louis University Brentwood Housing Study mentioned on page 4 of the minutes.

 

Alderman Boyd said that report was completed and submitted to members of the Board a year ago December. 

 

BIDS – Norm West Park Restroom

 

City Administrator Seemayer said bids were opened on February 7th for the installation of a restroom at Norm West Park as follows:

                        Wal-Con Inc.                                                  $135,475.00

                        Dar-Beck Inc.                                     $  79,632.00

                        Steffel & Sons                                               $  87,000.00

                        Griffith Development & Construction          $  87,900.00

                        Aulbach Contracting                         $108,115.00

                        CB&E Construction Group                          $  75,995.00

                        Collins Contracting                                       $  94,575.00

                        Katsinas Construction                                  $  84,329.00

                        Helmkamp Construction                               $  74,990.00

                        Spencer Contracting                                    $  73,725.00

                        Muccigrasso Construction                           $  88,278.00

                        Maestas Construction                                  $  70,400.00

                        Armbruster Construction                              $  72,288.00

                        Stocker Construction                                    $  72,321.00

 

Presentation by Police Chief Knight

 

Chief Knight came before the Board and said he is here to honor Sergeant Dan Fitzgerald and Detective Chris Gibson.  Detective Gibson is going to be the new DARE Officer and will start teaching classes next year.  Sergeant Fitzgerald has dedicated most of his energies to the schools, youth and families of the City of Brentwood for 16 years. 

 

Sergeant Fitzgerald came before the Board and presented a Certificate of Achievement to Detective Gibson for recognition of completion of the two week Drug Abuse Resistance Education Training and the honor of being selected as the class representative of that training.

 

Chief Knight presented a plaque to Sergeant Fitzgerald in recognition of his outstanding performance and contribution for 16 years as DARE Officer for the Brentwood Police Department.

 

Sergeant Fitzgerald said Detective Gibson is excited about being a DARE Officer and will do a fantastic job.  He has had a wonderful 16 years of teaching DARE to the children.  He is going to miss it a lot.  He thanked the Board and Chief Knight for the plaque.

 

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

 

Keith Rabenberg – Brentwood Board of Education came before the Board and said he is here to talk about the proposed tax increase.  He went over the information in detail, which is attached and made a part of the minutes.  The handout addresses the Requested Tax Increase, St. Louis County Tax Rates, Bond Issue Examples, District Assessed Valuations, District Funding, District Expenses, District Tax Levies and Projections.   He also mentioned that they would be hiring a new superintendent.  Dr. Cleary will be retiring at the end of this year.  In the near future a committee will be handing out questionnaires to the community looking for information on what they see in that role. 

 

Mr. Rabenberg hopes the Board will support the tax increase individually and as a Board.  He also stated that if the Board is approached with the question of why they are asking for this tax increase they should know that there are no funds from outside sources.  The only way you can raise revenue to match increasing expenses if you are in St. Louis County is to raise your local property taxes. 

 

Alderman Golfin asked why Ladue could borrow $40.9 million and only pay a $.45 debt service and Brentwood schools borrow $6 million and have to pay $.20 for debt service. 

 

Mr. Rabenberg said fewer people live in the Brentwood School District.  Ladue is a bigger district.

 

Alderman Leahy said the State gives the district $273.00 per student.  What is the district spending per student?

 

Mr. Rabenberg said the district is spending over $11,000 per student. 

 

Alderman Leahy said there are 210 voluntary transfer students currently in Brentwood Schools.  What happens as students graduate and the numbers go down? 

 

Mr. Rabenberg said the program is continuing for the indefinite future.  Three or four years ago it changed when the lawsuit was finally settled.  Part of the settlement was that the program continues pretty much the same on a voluntary basis.    Being a school district, which sits close to the City of St. Louis they are one of the attractive ones because the kids do not have to ride as far on a bus to get to Brentwood as they do to Rockwood.  They do not seem to have difficulty in attracting enough new students to keep that enrollment stable. 

 

Maureen Saunders – 2326 Parkridge Avenue came before the Board and said she is a strong supporter of the community.  The City of Brentwood is truly the City of Warmth.  Each September when the community comes together to celebrate Brentwood Days, which is made possible by the City and this Board, you repeatedly hear the sentiment that Brentwood has that wonderful small town, greet your neighbor, and lend a helping hand feeling.  Brentwood is able to retain that small town feeling and still provide many of the conveniences of a larger city and a superior education for its youth due to the strength of Brentwood School District and its City government.  She firmly believes that the strength of a community is rooted in its schools, governing body and churches.  The schools are a source of pride for our community.  They have received numerous awards of distinction and consistently remain above the State average on standardized tests.  Their small size enables the schools to meet the diverse needs of all their students and provides the unique opportunity to achieve academic success, combined with the opportunity to participate in sports, student counsel, drama, newspaper or wherever a student interest lies.   She believes that the Brentwood School District has managed their financial resources wisely.  It is easy to say that could be done for less or it shouldn’t take that many individuals to perform a job but from experience she has found that to do things right it costs more and takes time and effort.   The school district needs our support in passing Proposition K.

 

Mary Pozzo, Sophomore at Brentwood High School – 2211 St. Clair and Katelan Fitzgerald, Sophomore at Brentwood High School – 8511 Joseph Ms. Fitzgerald said they are speaking on behalf of students for Proposition K.  They presented the Board with signatures of students and Brentwood citizens that support it.  They hope the Board will support Proposition K.

 

Mayor Kelly said the only way a school district can increase its revenue is through property taxes.  The school district needs to focus on not only the school district property tax rate but also the tax rate of the City of Brentwood.  As an alderman he worked very hard to establish a good relationship with the school district.  Without their support the City would not have been able to proceed with the projects that it has over the years.  Just looking at the numbers it is very simple to understand that if those projects had not been done the assessed valuations would not have escalated over the last ten years.  That means that the school district would have been in this situation a number of years ago asking for a tax increase from the residents.  With the three projects Dierbergs, Promenade, and Brentwood Square, the agreement worked out with the school district is the City only took $300,000 in new revenue from each one of those projects.  Since 1995 the City has had new revenues of $900,000.  The City is trying to put everything back that it can to pay off those bonds as soon as possible, so that not only the City can benefit from them but the school district as well.  It has been a tough budget year because they have not seen significant increases in revenue from the sales tax.  Overall sales increased this year but the revenues went down because St. Louis County took a bigger portion of the sales tax revenue to distribute to other municipalities.  These projects are really for the benefit of the entire community. 

 

Sherman Lee – 8772 Pine came before the Board and said he attended last week’s session at the high school where they went over the numbers.  He was concerned about some of the questions he heard.  He searched the Internet and found an article in Forbes Magazine.  He read what that article stated and distributed it to the Board.  The article is attached to the minutes.

 

Mayor Kelly encouraged the Brentwood School District Board to play an active role in the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  As a community they need to work together to have a long-range plan.  One of the things that has hit the City in the last couple of years is the cost of health insurance.  They have been analyzing the possibility of becoming self-insured for City employees, but there is not enough employees to do that.  They would like to work with the school district on forming a health plan co-op and becoming self-insured as a group, which could possibly cut costs significantly for both the City and the school district.

 

Resolution No. 887

 

Alderman Golfin said he has been sitting on the Board for eleven years and they have worked very well together with the objective of continuously reducing the tax burden on the residents of Brentwood and have been successful in doing that progressively through the years.  They have reduced property and utility taxes.  He suggested that in their individual budgets there is enough room in those reductions to tolerate the increase that the schools need now.  He will fully support Proposition K. 

 

In his years on the Board he has been saddled with committee work on trash, floods, sewers and garbage.  The sewers in Brentwood were in deplorable condition.  He remembers Powell and Madge Avenues where twelve homes sanitary sewage was going into a ravine in the back.  They have improved that.  Through the years they have made improvements to reduce flooding in Black Creek.  They have made improvements in storm water flows.  They have been working with MSD and they too have limited funds.  By doing a matching fund, they were able to get substantial sanitary and storm water sewer work done in the City of Brentwood and by the residents supporting of the ½ cents storm water parks sales tax.  He realizes that MSD has inefficiencies but they are correcting them.  He would also support the MSD tax rate. 

 

Alderman Boyd said in December 2001, a study was conducted for the City by a group of St. Louis University graduate students.  One of the things that those students found very early on was that there is high correlation between the livability, desirability and the quality of the school district in the Brentwood community, even among people that do not have children in the public school district.  He would support Proposition K.

 

As with the MSD issue, the credibility of administration is an important point.  It is incumbent upon any administration or government.  It is important for the citizens to understand that the school district is a form of government.  The credibility of the administration is crucial.

 

Alderman Wynn said Brentwood schools have been a part of his life.  It is more than just a vote, campaign or a tax levy.  He was privileged to have three sons attend the Brentwood schools.  Two of them graduated from West Point and one from Rolla.  A lot of that goes to some of these great teachers in the audience.  He was privileged to work for the Brentwood School District for 33 years.  He would support Proposition K.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt Resolution No. 887, which supports Proposition K and also supports a revenue bond issue for MSD.  Roll call:  Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Mayor Kelly called for a recess at 8:15 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened at 8:21 p.m.

 

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS, AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

1st and 2nd Readings of Bills

 

Motion was made by Alderman Boyd, second by Alderman Golfin to give Bills No. 5160, 5161, 5162, 5163, 5164 and 5165 first and second readings.  Roll call:  Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Bill No. 5160 – Lease Agreement with Southern Sno

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5160, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE A LEASE AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI, WITH RAYMOND A. DAVIS AND KAREN S. DAVIS D/B/A SOUTHERN SNO, OF 8817 POWELL AVENUE, BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI 63144 FOR RENTING A PORTION OF LAND IN MEMORIAL PARK AND PROVIDING FOR THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Mayor Kelly said this lease agreement allows them to run a sno cone cart at Memorial Park. 

 

Alderman Leahy asked if the renters would need a business license to operate.

 

Mayor Kelly said yes.

 

Alderman Leahy asked if they are in agreement to operate within the hours of the park.

 

City Administrator Seemayer said they open at 9:00 a.m. in the morning and have to close by sunset.

 

Alderman Golfin asked if they are self insured for such casualty as property damage to their facility.

 

City Administrator Seemayer said they provide evidence of insurance.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5160.  Roll call:  Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5160 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3866.

 

Bill No. 5161 – No Parking Any Time

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5161, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH TO SECTION 14-1015, SCHEDULE O, NO PARKING ANY TIME; 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 Mehler said this ordinance prohibits parking on South Swan Circle, east of High School Drive.  It is a 17’ wide fire lane.

 

Alderman Golfin requested his name be added to sponsorship of the bill.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderwoman Mehler to approve and adopt Bill No. 5161.  Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5161 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3867.

 

Bill No. 5162 – Re-subdivision of Lots 1&2, Block 4

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5162, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PRELIMINARY PLAT ENTITLED “RE-SUBDIVISION OF LOTS 1 & 2, BLOCK 4 OF MADDENVILLE” DEPICTING A RE-SUBDIVISION OF PROPERTY NUMBERED 2846 BRAZEAU AND ESTABLISHING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Mayor Kelly said this bill is for the re-subdivision of a lot on Brazeau into three lots.

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Robertson to approve and adopt Bill No. 5162.  Roll call:  Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5162 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3868.

 

Bill No. 5163 – Changing the Name of Street

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Golfin to amend Bill No. 5163 by replacing the words “Swim Club Road” with Swim Club Lane”.  Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5163, AN ORDINANCE TO CHANGE THE NAME OF A PRIVATE STREET FROM CENTRAL AVENUE TO SWIM CLUB LANE; PROVIDING FOR THE PROPER IDENTIFICATION OF SAID ROAD; AND ESTABLISHING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Boyd asked if there are any other businesses on this street other than Swim Club. 

 

Alderman Marshall said no.  The name of the street is Central Avenue.  With deliveries etc., people are ending up on Central Avenue in Clayton.  Also that road is not on any maps.  If this is changed they will contact the County and have it added. 

 

Alderman Boyd asked if it would remain a private street.

 

Alderman Marshall said yes.

 

Alderman Leahy said if it is a private street, how does the City have jurisdiction to establish a name change. 

 

Mayor Kelly said they are making the change but are not taking the road. 

 

Alderman Marshall said the Swim Club is making inquiries about taking over the road.  The City has been approached about taking over the road but refused. 

 

Alderman Leahy said he would hate to have them take this action as an implication that the City is taking on jurisdiction of the road.  The City is only establishing a name change and the ownership of the road is still under discussion. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Cross to approve and adopt Bill No. 5163.  Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5163 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3869.

 

Bill No. 5164 – Contract with Stocker Construction

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5164, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH THE STOCKER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 504 MARSHALL AVENUE, WEBSTER GROVES, MISSOURI 63119, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RESTROOM FACILITY WITH STORAGE ROOM AT NORM WEST PARK, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Leahy said Exhibit A was not provided with the bill.  He asked if the plans were reviewed.

 

Mayor Kelly said Mr. Wolf has reviewed those plans. 

 

Alderman Leahy asked if staff checked with the adjacent neighbors to see if this construction is acceptable to them.

 

Mayor Kelly said no.  The City usually does not do that.

 

City Administrator Seemayer said they have spoken to one property owner with property that abuts it and they have expressed some concerns about the idea of having it there, not the specific plans.

 

Mayor Kelly said this is something the City has been talking about since Norm West Park was first built.  One of the delays in this project has been getting the funds.  This project is being paid for totally by grants.  In order to qualify for the grant you have to show a need.  The City has gotten a number of complaints from families that they need to have adequate bathroom facilities in the public park. 

 

Alderman Golfin said the City received a number of bids and Stocker Construction was selected at $72,321.00.

 

City Administrator Seemayer said the Public Works Committee reviewed the bids.  Stocker Construction was the third lowest bid.  The lower two were rejected for some inadequacies.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5164.  Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5164 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3870.

 

Bill No. 5165 – The Meridian at Brentwood

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5165, AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLAT FOR SUBDIVISION OF PROPERTY NUMBERED 8300 EAGER ROAD (a/k/a “THE MERIDIAN AT BRENTWOOD”, A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT) AND ESTABLISHING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE, its first and second readings.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Wynn to approve and adopt Bill No. 5165.  Roll call: Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5165 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3871.

 

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

 

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderwoman Mehler to approve the revised warrant list as presented.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Alderman Golfin suggested the invoices be attached to the warrant list for his review.

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENT HEADS:

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Committee Appointment

 

Mayor Kelly requested Sherman Lee be appointed to the Brentwood Library Board.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Leahy to approve the appointment of Sherman Lee to the Brentwood Library Board.  All in favor, none opposed.

 

Certificates of Participation

 

Mayor Kelly said the library is getting ready to put their renovation package out to bid.  In discussions with the Library Board, they have a shortfall with the amount of money they need.  They knew this going into the process.  Their intention was to borrow the money and pay it back over a period of time.  Being a taxing entity it is not legal for the library to take a loan out in a bank, just as it would not be for the City to do.  Mr. Seemayer, at his direction approached St. Louis First Securities who did the COP’s for the police department and asked them about issuing an amount of $300,000 for the additional funds for the library improvements.  At that time, it was suggested by the representative from St. Louis First Securities that they take out the entire cost for the library renovations.  The issuance cost on the $300,000 would be about the same as their total cost.  It was bumped up to $1 million.  As you know the library will be moving their main entrance to the east side of the building.  Future plans were to make a new foyer and have one entrance to City Hall.  They are proposing the City take out a Certificate of Participation for $1 million.  The library is going to use about $500,000 of those funds and then pay that back over time with their reserves and ongoing revenues every year.  The additional $500,000 will allow the City to construct the foyer entrance.  The City will also be redoing the windows of the library.  The additional funds left will accelerate the ability to move forward on the fire department.  Those funds will go directly into the capital improvement account in order to make the improvements to the fire department.  They are also considering making it a $1.2 million COP that would give them the funds to do the fire department now or at least put it out to bid.  One of the reasons they decided to do this is the cost of borrowing money is very low.  For the first three years the interest rate would be less than 3% on the notes.  The average life, if it went out 20 years, would be 4.8% interest.

 

Alderman Golfin said he would like to schedule a Ways and Means Committee meeting on Thursday, March 6th 4:00 p.m. to discuss further.

 

Mr. Seemayer said none of this work would slow down the library construction.  The trailer arrives on March 17th and setup will take about two weeks.  The trailer will open around March 31st. 

 

Alderman Robertson asked if there would be a penalty clause for lateness on the contract.

 

Mr. Seemayer said Bond and Wolfe is doing the contract on behalf of the library, and he has not seen it yet.

 

Newsletter

 

Mayor Kelly said he would like to see a section in the monthly newsletter dedicated to the police officers and firefighters.  He asked the Public Safety Committee to review doing that.

 

Daily Call Sheets

 

Mayor Kelly said the Board has been receiving the daily log of calls that come into the police department.  He would like to have Public Safety Committee review if it is necessary for the Board to receive those daily call sheets. 

 

Costco Tour

 

Mayor Kelly said Costco has scheduled a tour for the Board of Aldermen and the Brentwood School Board members for Monday, March 10th.  They are going to do a presentation at 6:00 p.m., with a short slide show on their store before the tour. 

 

Restrict Delivery Times

 

Mayor Kelly said he asked Mr. Wolf to draw up a rough draft of an ordinance to restrict the delivery times in commercial areas.  The City is still running into problems with businesses in the Hanley Industrial Court making late night and early morning deliveries. 

 

Vacancies

 

Mayor Kelly said DST Output located in Hanley Industrial Court was bought out and they are moving.  Because of the lack of access, the park has taken on a different look.  In the last few years it has had many vacancies. 

 

Public Safety Committee – No further report

 

Public Works Committee – No further report

 

City Engineer – No report

 

Parks – No report

 

Zoning Administrator – No report

 

Ways and Means Committee – No report

 

Planning and Zoning

 

Neighborhood Study Group

 

Mayor Kelly said at the last meeting they talked about establishing a neighborhood study group to come up with some housing standards in the City.  John Geppert, head of that committee has been working and developed the preliminary mission statement.  He thanked Mr. Geppert for putting together that mission statement.  Appointments to that group will be done soon. 

 

Alderman Robertson said while walking the community he has seen houses that are being radically renovated, expanded, or taken down and replaced by new houses.  This is an issue that is growing, so the timing of establishing the study group is appropriate. 

 

City Attorney – No report

 

City Clerk/Administrator – No report

 

Director of Economic Development – No report

 

Excise Commissioner

 

McCarthy Brothers

 

Alderman Cross said McCarthy Brothers submitted an application for a Special Use Permit to hold a charitable softball tournament and serve beer at Brentwood Park.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Robertson to approve the Special Use Permit for McCarthy Brothers to serve beer at Brentwood Park.  Roll call:  Alderman Boyd, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, no; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Library – No further report

 

Municipal League

 

Meeting

 

Alderman Boyd said the Municipal League met on February 20.  They had a very interesting program on leadership.  They also went on record in supporting the MSD bond proposal.

 

Waste Management Commission – No report

 

Stormwater Management – No report

 

Communication

 

Televised Meetings

 

Alderman Marshall said he has talked to some of the members on the school board and they are looking favorably at having their meetings televised.

 

Facilities Committee – No report

 

Insurance Committee – No report

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Parking Space

 

Alderwoman Mehler said she requested a bill for a physically disabled parking space for 1450 High School Drive and it was not on the agenda.

 

Zoning Administrator Wolf said the resident who had requested that contacted the City and requested it be removed, since Brentwood Forest designated a spot on the parking lot for her.

 

Dead Trees

 

Alderwoman Mehler asked about the replacement of dead trees along Bobolink.

 

Zoning Administrator Wolf said they would be replaced in the spring. 

 

NEW BUSINESS - None

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion was made by Alderman Boyd, second by Alderman Leahy to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.  All in favor, none opposed.

 

 

                                                                                                            ss/Pat Kelly               

                                                                                                Pat Kelly, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

            ss/Chris Seemayer              

Chris Seemayer, City Clerk