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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

 

 

City Hall                                                                                               September 15, 2003

Council Chambers                                                                                            7:00 p.m.

 

The Mayor led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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

 

                        City Attorney Murphy, City Clerk/Administrator Seemayer, Zoning Administrator Wolf, Economic Development Director Shelton, Treasurer Reynders, Executive Secretary Williams and Excise Commissioner Clements.

 

Absent:             None.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2003

 

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderman Robertson to approve the Agenda of the Regular Board of Aldermen Meeting of September 15, 2003.  Roll call:  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 AUGUST 18, 2003

 

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderman Leahy to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Regular Board of Aldermen meeting of August 18, 2003 as amended.  Roll call:  Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Corrections:

 

Page 3, paragraph 3, reads, “the sewer lateral funds”, should read “the stormwater/parks funds”.

 

In the Stormwater/Flood Task Force Report, item 3 reads, “Work to connect sewer”, should read, “Work to correct sewer”.

 

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL BOARD OF ALDERMAN MEETING OF AUGUST 21, 2003

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderwoman Mehler to approve and adopt the Minutes of the Special Board of Aldermen Meeting of August 21, 2003.  Roll call:  Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Appointment of Alderman

 

Mayor Kelly said tonight a new alderman for Ward 1 would be sworn in to replace David Boyd who resigned.  Brentwood Code states that the mayor “shall” call a special board of aldermen meeting to swear in a new alderman.  A recess will be taken from the regular meeting and a special board of aldermen meeting will be opened to do the swearing-in and then the regular meeting will reconvene.

 

Recess of Regular Meeting

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderwoman Mehler to call for a recess at 7:05 p.m.  Roll call:  Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Special Board of Aldermen Meeting

 

Motion was made by Alderman Cross, second by Alderman Marshall to open the Special Board of Aldermen Meeting at 7:07 p.m.  Roll call:  Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Mayor Kelly introduced Gerard Moreno, a long time Brentwood resident who is willing to take on the responsibility of Alderman for Ward 1.  He attended Brentwood High School and is married with two children.

 

Mayor Kelly recommended the appointment of Gerard Moreno as Alderman for Ward 1.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Wynn to appoint Gerard Moreno as Alderman for Ward 1.  Roll call:  Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Cross, yes.

 

Mayor Kelly administered the Oath of Office to Gerard Moreno.  

 

Alderman Moreno took his seat as Alderman for Ward 1.

 

Adjournment of Special Meeting

 

Motion was made by Alderwoman Mehler, second by Alderman Leahy to adjourn the Special Board of Aldermen Meeting at 7:10 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

Reconvene Regular Meeting

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Marshall to return to the regular session.  All in favor none opposed.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Alderman Moreno, Alderman Marshall, Alderman Leahy, Alderman Golfin, Alderwoman Mehler, Alderman Robertson, Alderman Wynn, Alderman Cross.

 

BIDS – None

 

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

 

Mayor Kelly said he understands some of the alderpersons have gotten a number of phone calls concerning the issue of the mayor’s term.  He suggested the bill be removed from the agenda this evening and the alderpersons talk to their constituents and get some feedback. 

 

Amy Krekeler – 9009 White came before the Board and said over the Labor Day holiday Brentwood received a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time.  Several homes in her area and other areas had water problems.  What is being done about the flooding? 

 

Otto Lickenbrock – 2302 St. Clair came before the Board and said he is a member of the Flood Committee and is a very unhappy voter who is not seeing the progress on the storm sewer improvements that they voted for in 1995 and 1997.  In the July meeting he asked questions about when the projects were going to be done and when the funding would be available.  These projects are expensive but they are getting more expensive every year.  These are one time costs.  Cleanup costs are also expensive for the City and the homeowners.  The improvements have many benefits.  White Avenue Phase 1 project dried up his basement and all the basements south of White Avenue on St. Clair.  He asked the Board to approve funding for a 50/50 split. 

 

Bob Brinkman – 8606 Rosalie came before the Board and said the retaining wall on the Helen side of his neighbor’s property has fallen.

 

Mayor Kelly said the City is going to replace it. 

 

Kathryn Jepson – 2328 Annalee came before the Board and said after talking to some people in Kirkwood, some Brentwood residents are forming a similar group to address issues in Brentwood.   The alderpersons are going to be hearing from them.  Brentwood’s group is going to be a proactive group. 

 

Harold Ostergaard - 2314 Patton came before the Board and said they have gone around to residents and invited them to come up to the meeting and hear the presentation concerning the mayor’s term and they would appreciate some discussion on that tonight.

 

Karen Smith – 8930 Harrison came before the Board and said she doesn’t know if the Board would be interested in finding out from the residents present how many are for the mayor’s four year term or opposed to it, feeling that they would not have any recall provision.  Brentwood is a fourth class city that is governed by state statute that has no recall.  Many of our neighboring cities do have four-year terms for their mayors but they are charter cities with recall provisions. 

 

Since the Flood Committee was formed communication with Brentwood and MSD has improved.  MSD has acknowledged our sewers and have done several large capital projects.  The Task Force consolidated a list of projects and also supported to have a sales tax voted in.   That sales tax was to fund smaller capital projects that MSD was not going to be able to accomplish in Brentwood.  She urged the Board to consider how serious the stormwater and sewer issues are in Brentwood and make sure that appropriate sales tax funds are allocated, a tax which the voters approved to have spent on sewers and not just parks. 

 

Rick Bauer – 2850 Lawndell – came before the Board and asked for a show of hands from the residents that came to the meeting tonight because of the flyer that was circulated opposing the mayor’s four-year term.

 

Terry Noles – 2602 Salem came before the Board and said she is in support of the mayor’s four year term.   A two-year term is not long enough to accomplish things that this city has to accomplish.   Mayor Kelly has made many improvements for the City in his tenure.  The City as a whole overwhelmingly elected him in his first run and as an incumbent who ran unopposed.  Unfortunately it is impossible to please all constituents all the time.  For those of you who are opposed to redevelopment take a step back and focus on some of the other improvements he has made as mayor.  This mayor would not be affected by the legislation because the City as a whole can decide who they want to elect as mayor in 2005. 

 

Alderman Golfin said they have heard for at least three months now comments from the residents.  There is no denying the fact that there has not been money for stormwater control.  There have been numerous reports written.  There is a program at work prioritizing projects and estimating their costs.  It is time to move ahead on that and address what monies may be available for the remainder of 2003, so that they can do some of the minor work, and address the issue of what they can budget realistically in 2004.  They will be deciding whether there are any funds to be available for the remainder of 2003 and deciding the budget for 2004.  This Board will have to decide how much can be allocated for stormwater realistically and appropriately.  Whatever money Brentwood can put forward are almost tripled because they can do a matching fund with MSD.  MSD will do projects where they get matching funds and will do nothing if they do not get matching funds.  He has prepared a factoid, so that the Board will be fully informed. 

 

Mayor Kelly said they may not have given MSD the maps with the sewers back in 1958 when they took them over but they have been collecting money from the residents since 1958.  They have a responsibility to fix those sewers.  The combination sewers that still need to be replaced are going to be mandated by the EPA that MSD fix those and separate them from the stormwater sewers.  MSD has neglected the sewers for years.  If these concerns are of high priority, he suggests that Ways and Means look at passing a bond issue in the City of Brentwood that would give them the money today to fix those sewers. 

 

Alderman Marshall said he received several phone calls from people in Ward 2.  There were a few residents that are in support of the four-year term but the majority of them are against it. The four-year term narrows the possibilities of candidate wanting to run.  When you look at how much a campaign cost and you are doing it every two years that can be costly.   There is no guarantee that you are going to be elected, so you are putting that money on the table and you may or may not get anything back.  

 

Alderman Wynn said it is an issue the people should decide.  Without a doubt they were all, except for one, opposed to the four-year term. 

     

INTRODUCTIONS, READINGS, AND PASSAGE OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

Bill No. 5174 – Hanley/Strassner RPA 2 Redevelopment Project

 

Motion was made by Alderman Robertson, second by Alderman Golfin to give Bill No. 5174 second reading.  Roll call:  Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5174, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI APPROVING THE RPA 2 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT PURSUANT TO THE HANLEY/STRASSNER TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ADOPTING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING WITH RESPECT TO RPA 2, its second reading.

 

Chris Ho – MLP Investments came before the Board and said there is going to be an overpass of the rail over future Strassner Road, which is adjacent to the project.  They are moving forward with the refinement of their project because originally the project was intended for an at grade crossing.  That has changed, so they are looking at the refinement of the design itself as it relates to the overpass.   The concept has not changed.  They are still moving forward with a mixed-use project, which will have residential apartments over retail.   The original RFP had approximately 300 apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail.  They are still working towards those numbers.  The critical design features of this project are very much a creation of a project that has a very pedestrian friendly environment.  There will be shops and restaurants on the ground floor and apartments over them. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Golfin, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5174.  Roll call:  Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5174 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3904.

 

Bill No. 5199 – Election of Officers Generally

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Golfin to remove Bill No. 5199 from the agenda.  Roll call:  Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

1st and 2nd Readings of Bills

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Marshall to give Bills No. 5202, 5203 and 5204.  Roll call:  Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

Bill No. 5202 – Physically Disabled Parking

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5202, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH TO SECTION 14-1004, SCHEDULE D, PARKING OF VEHICLES BY THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED AT 1718 REDBIRD COVE; 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.

 

Mayor Kelly said he would like the process of establishing handicapped parking spaces more of an administrative duty that can be handled through City Hall staff, instead of having to pass an ordinance every time a space is needed. 

 

Alderman Golfin said many of the handicapped signs do not include the $85.00 fine for violation.  That needs to be encouraged especially in Brentwood Forest because parking is tight.  If someone is occupying that space the physically disabled person cannot get in there. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Marshall to approve and adopt Bill No. 5202.  Roll call:  Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5202 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3905.

 

Bill No. 5203 – Redevelopment Agreement – MLP

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5203, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH MLP HANLEY STATION, LLC, RELATING TO THE HANLEY/STRASSNER TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, its first and second readings.

 

Alderman Leahy said page 2, section 5 of the bill has been revised. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Robertson to approve and adopt Bill No. 5203.  Roll call:  Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5203 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3906.

 

Bill No. 5204 – Filling Vacancies in Office

 

City Attorney Murphy gave Bill No. 5204, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8 OF THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY BRENTWOOD, MISSOURI BY DELETING SECTION 8-8 IN ITS ENTIRETY AND ENACTING IN LIEU THEREOF A NEW SECTION 8-8, AS IT RELATES TO FILLING VACANCIES IN OFFICE; 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.

 

Mayor Kelly said a special meeting had to be held to appoint the Alderman for Ward I.  Bill No. 5204 changes that.  It will change it from “shall call a special meeting” to “may call a special meeting”, meaning that the mayor has the option of doing it.  He would prefer just doing it at a regular board of aldermen meeting. 

 

Alderman Wynn said it is better to make all appointments at a regular meeting where more people attend and more people are aware rather than have a special meeting where people may not find out about it. 

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Golfin to approve and adopt Bill No. 5204.  Roll call: Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

The Mayor thereupon declared Bill No. 5204 duly passed and signed same into approval thereof.  Said Bill was given Ordinance No. 3907.

 

Resolution No. 897 – Permission to sell beer and wine at Brentwood Park

 

Mayor Kelly said it is against Brentwood Code to have liquor on City property unless permission is given.  This resolution grants permission to sell/serve liquor at the Brentwood Days Festival.

 

Motion was made Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Leahy to approve Resolution No. 897.  Roll call: Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, no; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

Resolution No. 898 – Amending Resolution No. 895

 

Mayor Kelly stated that Resolution No. 898 is an amendment to Resolution No. 895, which was approved at the last meeting with respect to the Manchester Road TDD.  Maplewood had to adjust their boundaries at their last meeting, which caused Brentwood to have to amend its resolution to take into account those changes.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Robertson to adopt Resolution No. 898.  Roll call: Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

ACCOUNTS AGAINST THE CITY

 

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Leahy to approve the warrant list as delivered.  All in favor none opposed.

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND DEPARTMENT HEADS:

 

Mayor’s Report

 

Coffee with the Mayor

 

Mayor Kelly said he would be holding a meeting the last Friday of every month at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall to allow residents to discuss any issues or concerns.  The first meeting will be held on October 31. 

 

Brentwood Days Festival

 

Mayor Kelly reminded everyone that Brentwood Days Festival is this weekend.  It is a great opportunity and one of the best community events in St. Louis County and look forward to seeing everyone there. 

 

Golf Galaxy Signage

 

Mayor Kelly said he has been in contact with Sansone and DDR with reference to the sign for Golf Galaxy.  They met with representatives from Sansone who represents DDR here in St. Louis.  DDR is the holding company that owns the complex of the Promenade.  In the letter they stated that they would not put an additional sign out for Golf Galaxy. 

 

Hanley Road Corridor

 

Mayor Kelly said they have had some productive meetings about the Hanley Road corridor and continue to work on it.   They are coming up with their concepts for Hanley Road.

 

Ballot Issues

 

Mayor Kelly said he is scheduling a meeting on October 9th at 7:00 p.m. to meet with residents of Wards 2 and 3 to talk about the TDD that will be on the ballot next April.  The residents in Ward 2 will be voting on a TDD for the Strassner Road extension.  The residents of Ward 3 will be voting on a TDD that would be used to collect sales tax revenue from those businesses along that corridor to make improvements to Manchester Road. 

 

Public Safety Committee – No report

 

Public Works Committee – No report

 

City Engineer – No report

 

Parks – No report

 

Zoning Administrator – No report

 

Ways and Means Committee – No report

 

Planning and Zoning – No report

 

City Attorney – No report

 

City Clerk/Administrator – No report

 

Director of Economic Development – No report

 

Excise Commissioner

 

Liquor License Request – Sports Attic – 8212 Manchester Road

 

Excise Commissioner Clements came before the Board and said there is an ownership change on one of the liquor licenses.  Ruby’s Brentwood Inn has been sold.  The new owner is Joe M. Kelly and the name of the establishment will be Sports Attic.  Everything is in order and he recommend approval.

 

Motion was made by Alderman Leahy, second by Alderman Marshall to approve the liquor license for Sports Attic located at 8212 Manchester Road.  Roll call:  Alderman Cross, yes; Alderman Wynn, yes; Alderman Robertson, yes; Alderwoman Mehler, yes; Alderman Golfin, yes; Alderman Leahy, yes; Alderman Marshall, yes; Alderman Moreno, yes.

 

Library

 

Alderman Wynn said the grand opening for the Brentwood Library is Saturday, November 1st

 

Municipal League

 

Alderman Golfin said he attended the MML Conference in Kansas City.  There were some very interesting programs there.  He will have a full report for the Board.

 

Waste Management Commission

 

A Waste Management Commission meeting will be held on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

 

Stormwater Management

 

A Stormwater Management meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m.

 

Communication – No further report

 

Insurance Committee – No report

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - None

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Water Main Break

 

Alderman Leahy said on August 28th at 12:35 p.m. there was a water main break on Manderly.  The water main that broke was on a private resident’s driveway.  The water ran down the driveway into the house and was flooding out the house just south of him.  Neighbors called the Brentwood Fire Department.  With their help they got the Public Works Department in and redirected the flooding water until County Water could get in to shut off the valve.  This reduced the amount of damage and inconvenience to the two residents.  He complimented the Public Works Department for quickly taking care of the problem.

 

Informational Meeting

 

Ward 3 is having its residential informational meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Resignation

 

Alderwoman Mehler said she would be resigning at the end of September.  She thanked everyone for all the help and kindness they have shown her.  She said Brentwood has a great mayor and people should support him and things the Board does.  It is the Board’s responsibility to listen to the residents but it is not their responsibility to do what a minority of the people wants them to do.  It is their responsibility to do what is best for the entire City of Brentwood. 

 

Mayor Kelly presented a plaque to Alderwoman Mehler for her years of service.   Alderwoman Mehler has always had Brentwood as the first concern and always worked to make Brentwood a better place.  It was a pleasure to have worked with her. 

 

Recess

 

The meeting was recessed at 8:40 p.m. for an executive session/legal matter.

 

Executive Session

 

Motion was made by Alderman Wynn, second by Alderman Leahy to enter into an executive session/legal matter at 8:55 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

After discussion on a legal matter, motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Wynn to return to open session at 9:18 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Motion was made by Alderman Marshall, second by Alderman Wynn to adjourn the meeting at 9:19 p.m.  All in favor none opposed.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    Pat Kelly, Mayor

 

Attest:

 

                                                           

Chris Seemayer