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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Minutes
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
CITY OF BALLWIN – 300 PARK DRIVE
SWEARING IN OF NEW MEMBERS
Mr. Frank Karr, 457 Westglen Village Drive (Ward 4), was sworn in by Assistant City Administrator Thomas Aiken. Mr. Karr replaces Mr. David Eichenauer, who moved out of the City of Ballwin.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was made by Commissioner Kadane and seconded by Mayor Jones to approve the Minutes of the October 6, 2003 meeting. The motion received unanimous approval by the members present.
2004 Capital Budget Review – Mr. Robert Kuntz, City Administrator
City Administrator Robert Kuntz presented the proposed Capital Budget for 2004. He stated that the review of the capital improvement plan for the City by the Planning and Zoning Commission is in compliance with state legislation. Mr. Kuntz stated that the Board of Alderman had reviewed the Capital Budget in two public sessions, on October 27 and November 10, 2003.
Mr. Kuntz stated that the City of Ballwin has two budgets, the Capital Improvement and Operating Budget. They are separate so that it can be clearly shown that the revenues derived from capital improvement sources are applied to capital improvement projects, such as the Vlasis Park improvements.
Mr. Kuntz highlighted several points of the budget, including plans for a domed building to house the salt supply. He also gave an overview of street improvement plans, as well as vehicle replacement.
Commissioner Byatt noted that utility and sanitary sewer taxes were not listed in revenues. Mr. Kuntz stated that those are operating revenues, not capital improvement revenues.
Commissioner Erwin asked Mr. Kuntz for justification of the expenditures for the Smith-Dahlke house in Vlasis Park. She stated that she and others she has spoken with feel it is an unnecessary expense and that it is not historically relevant. Mr. Kuntz deferred to Mayor Jones, who stated that the Historical Commission would be making a presentation at the December 8 meeting of the Board of Aldermen, to justify the expense of the project. Mayor Jones stated that the renovations suggested would be, in effect, rebuilding the cabin, thereby losing its original historical significance. He stated that the amount budgeted in 2004 would be the last monies that would be put into the cabin. Beyond that, it is expected that the Historical Commission would have to raise money on its own.
Commissioner Kadane asked about the status of the Reinke Road project. City Administrator Kuntz stated that the project would go through with local funds up to a point, but that the City could not recapture federal funding without the City of Ellisville’s cooperation. Mayor Jones pointed out that the amount listed in the budget is an expense that has already been incurred.
Commissioner Montgomery asked for clarification of the year-to-date sales tax revenue status. Mr. Kuntz stated that the City is approximately $250,000 under budget, although the figures through the end of December will not be available until February of 2004.
A motion was made by Commissioner Kadane and seconded by Commissioner Byatt to recommend approval of the Capital Budget for 2004 to the Board of Aldermen.
City Planner Tom Aiken announced meeting conflicts for the upcoming year. He stated that the City would observe Monday, July 5 as the Independence Day holiday, and Monday, September 6 would be observed for Labor Day.
A motion was made by Commissioner Erwin and seconded by Commissioner Byatt to adjourn the meeting. The motion received unanimous approval. The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 p.m.
Michael Boland, Chairman