Board of Aldermen Meeting Agendas & Minutes

 

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Board of Aldermen Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

CITY OF BALLWIN – 300 PARK DRIVE

June 25, 2001

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jones at 7:00 p.m.

 

PRESENT

ABSENT

Mayor Robert E. Jones

 
 

Alderman Kay Easter

 

Alderman Press McDowell

Alderman Kenneth W. Buermann

 

Alderman Jane Suozzi

 

Alderman Ronald L. Nichols

 

Alderman James Robinson

 

Alderman Stan Huddleston

 

Alderman Mike Boland

 

City Attorney Lionel Lucchesi

 

City Administrator Robert Kuntz

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was given.

The Minutes of the June 11, 2001 Board of Aldermen meeting were submitted for approval.

Alderman Suozzi requested the spelling of three names be changed: Camerada should be Camarata, Kurle should be Kierle and Bruner should be Boerner.

A motion was made by Alderman Suozzi and seconded by Alderman Buermann to approve the Minutes as amended. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Tom McGrath, 406 Far Hill Drive

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None.

 

LEGISLATION

BILL # 3103

- AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AND ADOPTING A REVISED BUDGET OF ANTICIPATED CASH REVENUE AND CASH DISBURSEMENTS FOR THE GENERAL REVENUE FUND OF THE CITY OF BALLWIN, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2001 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2001, PROVIDING FOR EXPENDITURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAID BUDGET AND MAKING AMENDMENT THERETO.

A motion was made by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann for a first reading of Bill No. 3103. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3103 was read for the first time.

A motion was made by Alderman Suozzi and seconded by Alderman Boland for a second reading of Bill No. 3103. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3103 was read for the second time.

A roll call was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3103 with the following results: Ayes – Buermann, Robinson, Boland, Huddleston, Suozzi, Nichols . Nays – None. Whereupon Mayor Jones declared Bill No. 3103 approved and it became Ordinance No. 01-45.

BILL # 3104

- AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ESTABLISHING A ZERO TAX RATE FOR REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF BALLWIN FOR THE FISCAL PERIOD BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2001 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2001.

A motion was made by Alderman Buermann and seconded by Alderman Nichols for a first reading of Bill No. 3104. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3104 was read for the first time.

City Attorney Lucchesi said in the first Whereas, "27 cents" should be added.

A motion was made by Alderman Robinson and seconded by Alderman Buermann to amend the ordinance accordingly. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

A motion was made by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann for a second reading of Bill No. 3104, as amended. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3104 was read for the second time.

A roll call was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3104 with the following results: Ayes – Boland, Nichols, Robinson, Buermann, Huddleston, Suozzi. Nays – None. Whereupon Mayor Jones declared Bill No. 3104 approved and it became Ordinance No. 01-46.

A RESOLUTION SETTING FORTH THE NAMES OF MEMBERS, IN DESCENDING ORDER, OF CONTINUOUS TENURE ON THE CITY OF BALLWIN BOARD OF ALDERMEN FOR THE POSITION OF "PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN" FOR THE CONDUCT OF CITY BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE CITY’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO MAN-MADE OR NATURAL DISASTERS.

 

Alderman Buermann requested that the name "Bill Buermann" be changed to "Ken Buermann".

A motion was made by Alderman Robinson and seconded by Alderman Buermann to approve the Resolution for Emergency Operating Plan, as amended. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed, as amended.

CONSENT ITEMS

 

Liquor License Renewals

Concrete Slabs

Asphalt Overlay

Ballwin Days

A motion was made

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

REPORT OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Golf Fees

A motion was made

Facility Usage

Granny Flats

Retreat, July 21, 2001

A motion was made

Surplus Vehicles

Easement Agreement

Night Work

Closed Session

City Administrator Kuntz requested a closed session to discuss litigation.
City Administrator Kuntz asked for a temporary variance for a specific period of time for the reconstruction of Jefferson, 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.. A motion was made by Alderman Robinson and seconded by Alderman Nichols to allow the variance. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative vote and the motion was declared passed.
(Clean up ownership issues to satisfy construction of the Olde Towne retail center; and with Regency and Rockwood School District.) A motion was made by Alderman Boland and seconded by Alderman Huddleston to approve the easement agreements as presented. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
(Fleet vehicles that are going out of service) A motion was made by Alderman Suozzi and seconded by Alderman Buermann to accept the combined high bid of $28,217. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann to cancel the July 9 and August 13 Board of Aldermen meetings, and that the Planning Retreat be scheduled for August 13, 2001 in the Board room at 6:00 p.m. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
– City Administrator Kuntz noted that there is a Ballwin Swim meet on that date that could be a scheduling problem for some of the Aldermen. He suggest 5:00 p.m. before the next Board meeting. Alderman Nichols suggested canceling the Board Meeting on July 9 and August 13, and scheduling the planning retreat on one of those dates instead.
– (Single family residences that are modified for additional occupancy in a separate dwelling unit) City Administrator Kuntz said this is a zoning code problem. Mayor Jones said second families in single-family residences should not be encouraged. Staff was instructed to find out how other cities handle this issue.
– City Administrator Kuntz requested a motion at the next meeting for a new revised policy to be consistent regarding facility usage. Alderman Robinson is opposed to exceptions and exclusions of benefits to certain aldermen based on their date of election. The Board agreed to discuss this issue at the August 13, 2001 work session.
by Alderman Robinson and seconded by Alderman Suozzi to draft legislation to accept staff’s recommendation to increase the resident green fees from $6.00 to $8.00 to raise the resident senior rate from $5.50 to $7.00, and establish a non-resident senior discount of $1.00 on weekdays and that the changes are to take effect following Labor Day. A voice vote was taken with an affirmative result (5-1)and the motion was declared passed, with Alderman Buermann voting no.
City Administrator Kuntz reported that if the recommendation to increase green fees is adopted, Director of Parks and Recreation Bruer and Golf Professional Furlong recommended that the increase be delayed until after Labor Day. The rates have not been increased since 1997.

ALDERMANIC COMMENTS

Alderman Huddleston announced that he has accepted a job position in Richmond, Virginia. His resignation from the Board of Aldermen is effective on July 22, 2001.

CLOSED SESSION ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann to convene into closed session. A roll call vote was taken as follows: Ayes: Suozzi, Huddleston, Buermann, Boland, Robinson, Nichols. Nays: None. Mayor Jones declared the motion passed and the meeting was adjourned to closed session at 8:00 p.m.

The Board convened in closed session at 8:05 p.m.

City Attorney Lucchesi provided status reports on the Wall Bus Shelter case and the Enigma Lounge suit, which was recently filed.

Mayor Jones then asked City Administrator Kuntz to leave the room so his performance review could be conducted.

A motion was made by Alderman Robinson and seconded by Alderman Nichols to reconvene into open session. A roll call was taken with the following results: Ayes – Buermann, Suozzi, Boland, Robinson, Huddleston, Nichols. Nays – None. Whereupon Mayor Jones declared the motion approved and the closed session was adjourned at 8:51 p.m.

The Board convened in open session at 8:52 p.m.


MC

 

Mayor Jones said he spoke with the new Mayor of Chesterfield regarding the parcel of land at the southwest corner of Baxter and Clayton Road, where a banking facility and drug store are proposed. Plans are available for anyone who would like to see them at the Chesterfield City Hall and by contacting Mayor Jones.

by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann to approve the Consent Items. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.
: Mr. McGrath spoke regarding property upkeep and maintenance at 410 Far Hill. Lumber, fencing materials, plywood, wheel barrel, pallets of rock and other materials, saw horses, are on the outside of the property, uncut grass, trash cans left at the curb for days, etc. for the past year. It’s in general disarray and looks bad all the time. City Administrator Kuntz indicated that these complaints would be investigated.