Board of Aldermen Meeting Agendas & Minutes

 

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The Board of Aldermen meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the Ballwin Government Center, 1 Government Ctr. Schedule and place subject to change. Meetings are open to the public. All citizens are urged to attend.

Board of Aldermen Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Jones at 7:05 p.m.

PRESENT

ABSENT

Mayor Robert E. Jones

 

Alderman Kay Easter

 

Alderman Terry Byatt

 

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 March 26, 2001 Board of Aldermen meeting were submitted for approval. A motion was made by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann to approve the Minutes. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

AUDIT PRESENTATION

Darryl Songer, with Larson-Allen, who conducted the audit for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2000, presented the report. He said the fund balance has increased slightly, about $50,000. Ballwin is in compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. GASB 34 is the governing body that dictates the manner in which Ballwin reports the financial information. New standards will be effective in 2003. The type of work required to bring Ballwin up to standards for reporting under GASB 34 is substantial. If Ballwin does not comply with GASB 34, there will be an adverse opinion on the financial statement. This could negatively impact Ballwin’s bond rating.

Mr. Songer said Ballwin will have to change the accounting method of accounting for various funds and activities of the City. Some of the activities currently included in the general fund will have to be separate, such as recreation facilities. They will be considered a for-profit entity measuring income and loss. The financial statement will be changed considerably. The inventory of fixed assets will be more sophisticated to comply with GASB 34. A list of all assets will have to be compiled by date, classification, original cost, and depreciation. Some cities have spent $5,000 - $50,000 on this project alone. At approximately 2005, the infrastructure will have to be capitalized. The streets will have to be measured and a value placed on the streets. This is an amazing task but is required.

There will be substantial cost in converting to GASB 34. Mr. Songer said thousands of dollars could be spent in the process.

Alderman Nichols asked if this is going to be required of all government entities. Mr. Songer said yes. Governmental entities will be required to keep books in the same way as the private sector does today. Not doing this will have an adverse effect on Ballwin’s bond rating , the rates will go up. School districts will also have to comply with GASB 34 as will counties, special districts and states.

Mayor Jones asked if there is a penalty for not reaching compliance by the target date of June 15, 2002. Mr. Songer said the penalty would be the CPA firm would give an adverse opinion as opposed to a clean opinion. If there wasn’t a bond issue coming up in that year, there would be little impact. This also applies to the State. They too will have to comply with GASB 34 and establish a value of every mile of roadway they have in the state – an enormous task.

Mr. Songer complimented the Finance Department on their cooperation and professionalism during the audit process. City Administrator Kuntz said Finance Officer Loehr and her staff have done an excellent job.

Alderman Nichols asked about special GASB 34 training for the staff. City Administrator Kuntz said Finance Officer Loehr attended the Muncipal Finance Officer’s training seminar last week on this topic.

Aldermen Buermann and Robinson noted that in the Management Letter, the City of Ballwin was referred to as "school district" and "the district". They said this is inappropriate and expect that these errors will be corrected in the final drafts.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

Dale Schmid, 517 Connie Lane, Manchester

Jeff Meyercord, 454 Westglen Village Drive

Pat McDermott, 242 East Skyline

Doug Schmid, 127 Lock Drive

Bob Holcott, 331 Sudbury Lane

Jim Rombolo, 418 Pine Hollow Ct

Unnammed Resident

Darryl Mezzo, 406 Pine Hollow:

Lynn Goetz, 14706 Clayton Road

 

: Mr. Goetz said commercial vehicles should be defined as vehicles that are involved in commerce.
Mr. Mezzo said the City should represent the residents and not developers. When the day care was built, the sanitary sewer was supposed to come all the way behind his house, and it was not done. As a result, it all has to be dug out again. The detention pond bank is 3 feet on the preservation area. He pointed it out and was told it was too much trouble and to let it go. The preservation area is not supposed to be cleared – how are the pine trees going to be planted? Who is the contact person in Ballwin for complaints? Mayor Jones said he can call Mr. Aiken or Mr. Klein.
: He suggested a grandfather clause be considered for the commercial trailer issue. He said it will inconvenience him if he has to get rid of his trailer. Mayor Jones said there’s no way to grandfather movable personal property. There’s no record keeping to determine how long a trailer has been in one place.
.: Mr. Rombolo said he and his neighbors are concerned about the close proximity of the houses and condominiums in Spring Cove. He said it is going to be closer than anything else in the City of Ballwin. The back yards are shallow. He’s also concerned about drainage. There’s an old farm building behind his neighbor’s house that should have been torn down as part of the day care construction. Alderman Nichols suggested that the specific concerns be submitted in writing to the City Engineer and a copy to the contractor/ developer. This could then be discussed in a meeting between the City Engineer, developer and yourself. Alderman Byatt asked if he is looking for assurance that the developer will do what he says he will do. It’s understandable that the owners are concerned. The City has escrow funds that can be used as leverage to assure compliance. Alderman Nichols said that no change from the plan can be built without going back through the review process. The area of the undisturbed area will be greater than that which was originally approved.
: Mr. Holcott said he has a small trailer that is 10 feet 1 inch long; now, by law, he said he has a commercial vehicle and cannot park it on his property. He uses it for hauling construction materials, mulch, and a motorcycle.
: Mr. Schmid said the ordinance originally stated 22 feet in length and has worked in the past.
: Mr. McDermott said he’s concerned about the trailer length limit of the commercial vehicle definition. He believes this was not given adequate review. He said 10 feet is too serious of a limitation and may hurt people’s making a living and feeding their family. He asked if a less restrictive approach can be enacted. Perhaps one trailer could be allowed. The trailer he has is for moving an antique car for his grandfather for shows. His grandfather has enjoyed this hobby for 15-20 years and he would miss this if the trailer had to be removed. He asked for the Board to consider the ordinance from all different angles. He said he bought this house because he could have the trailer and doesn’t think he should have to get rid of it or build a storage building because the City changes the ordinance. Alderman Byatt said the ordinance was passed because of many complaints that Ballwin receives about this issue. The Board is trying to find a balance.
: Mr. Meyercord said he and his neighbors live close to the intersection of Old Westglen Village Drive. They have talked to the Police Department about speeding vehicles. There are little children that play in the area and they are concerned for their safety. He asked if the Board would consider closing Westglen, utilizing traffic calming, or flexible delineators control this problem. There has recently been an incident where a child was almost hit by a speeding car and mail boxes and lawns were damaged. Mayor Jones said the fire protection district probably won’t allow barricades either flexible or rigid. He said the City will take the situation into consideration. Alderman Byatt said there is a policy regarding traffic calming. She said there’s a project in place on Spring Meadows Drive that Mr. Meyercord may want to consider for his neighborhood.
: Mr. Schmid spoke on behalf of his son, Doug Schmid, 127 Lock Drive. On January 22, 2001, the ordinance was changed defining commercial vehicles. He said the Board may not be aware of the impact of this change. In section 15-281 (Off-street parking restrictions), is reads: Residential zoning classifications, no commercial vehicles shall be parked or stored on any property in the residential dwelling district including R-1, R1A, etc. All lawn tractors, tillers, weed eaters, 10-foot or longer trailers, etc. is forbidden in residential areas. Under Residential Business Accessory Use, this equipment is allowed if it is enclosed in a fully enclosed structure. Under Item 4, it reads that only the principle dwelling unit may be used for the purpose of the residential business accessory use and no portion of carports, detached garages, sheds, trailers or other accessory structures of any kind shall be used for residential business accessory use. Mr. Schmid said he was told by the staff that this change in definition was directed at tow truck drivers, self-employed, and lawn and yard maintenance people. He asked why these people were targeted and that the Board reconsider this subject.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

None.

LEGISLATION

BILL # 3087 - AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE NAMING OF TWO STREETS TO BE KNOWN AS BALLPARK DRIVE AND KEHRS MILL ROAD IN THE CITY OF BALLWIN, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderman Suozzi and seconded by Alderman Nichols for a first reading of Bill No. 3087. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3087 was read for the first time.

A motion was made by Alderman Byatt and seconded by Alderman Huddleston to amend "to the present Kehrs Mill Road" to read "up to 407 Kehrs Mill Road". A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

A motion was made by Alderman Byatt and seconded by Alderman Huddleston for a second reading of amended Bill No. 3087. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3087 was read for the second time.

A roll call was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3087 with the following results: Ayes – Buermann, Easter, Huddleston, Nichols, Robinson, Boland, Byatt, Suozzi. Nays – None. Whereupon Mayor Jones declared Bill No. 3087 approved and it became Ordinance No. 01-31.

BILL # 3088 –

Mayor Jones said the bill was not received in time to be considered in this meeting.

BILL # 3089 - AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS FOR THE USE OF THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, AND/OR MAINTAIN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND CABLE SYSTEMS, ESTABLISHING THE REQUIRED TERMS FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM RIGHTS-OF-WAY USE AGREEMENTS AND CABLE FRANCHISES, AND ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR SUCH USE OF THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY.

A motion was made by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann for a first reading of Bill No. 3089. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3089 was read for the first time.

Alderman Boland asked if this is now more restrictive than the existing ordinance. City Attorney Lucchesi said it’s more restrictive on the financial aspects and more comprehensive because it addresses cable TV franchises within the right-of-way as opposed to just utility extensions. City Administrator Kuntz said it has had significant legal review. Alderman Boland asked since a cable system is included in this legislation, is this further proof that cable TV systems are no different than another utilities such as electric or gas, and are subject to regulation of their rates by the PSC. City Administrator Kuntz said that federal and state regulations apply and there is presently no state or local control or review of cable TV rates.

Alderman Huddleston asked if now that the cable companies are offering internet access and charging an extra fee, is that considered part of the cable TV franchise. Mayor Jones said he thinks that’s a telecommunication service. City Administrator Kuntz said the 5% franchise fee applies on any service, telecommunication or other, which is generated within the right-of-way that’s not expressly prohibited by state or federal statutes.

A motion was made by Alderman Easter and seconded by Alderman Buermann for a second reading of Bill No. 3089. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3089 was read for the second time.

A roll call was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3089 with the following results: Ayes – Boland, Robinson, Byatt, Easter, Nichols, Huddleston, Suozzi, Buermann. Nays – None. Whereupon Mayor Jones declared Bill No. 3089 approved and it became Ordinance No. 01-32.

BILL # 3090 - AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF SPRING COVE SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF BALLWIN, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI.

A motion was made by Alderman Robinson and seconded by Alderman Buermann for a first reading of Bill No. 3090. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3090 was read for the first time.

Alderman Boland asked for an update from the developer, Mr. Kuenneke, about the changes in the development plan. Mr. Kuenneke said the street has been lengthened by 10 feet to the west, the units are 40 feet instead of 38 feet, there’s 2 acres of undeveloped ground vs. 1.3 acres of developed ground. He said they are within the rear yard setback requirements of 20 feet.

Alderman Huddleston asked if there will be a swail in front of the 15-foot preservation easement to direct the water to the east. Mr. Kuenneke said yes there will be a swale for this purpose. The only water running in this area is the water falling in the rear yards. There’s not an excessive amount of water.

Alderman Huddleston said his understanding in talking to Mr. Kuenneke was that this was going to be a condo community, there will be indentures in place, there will be a service that maintains the exterior.

Alderman Buermann asked if there are future plans for the 2 acres common ground to the west. Mr. Kuenneke said no. It will stay as it is. City Attorney Lucchesi asked when the units are sold, do they all get an interest in the common ground. Mr. Kuenneke said yes, it’s just like a subdivision.

Alderman Byatt asked if the detention area is shared with the daycare center. Mr. Kuenneke said yes. They have joint maintenance.

Alderman Robinson said in the final development plan, trees other than white pine could be planted along the adjacent property line. Mr. Kuenneke said he committed to being willing to work with the neighbors and put in the species of tree they would like to see as opposed to white pines. If the neighbors would like something other than white pines, it should be changed on the final plan. Alderman Robinson said the bill wording should be amended to read "or other evergreen trees, as agreed to by adjacent land owners." Mr. Kuenneke agreed to this change. If the trees were to die within a certain period, the developer would have to replace the trees.

A motion was mace by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Byatt to amend Section 1, adding item D. as follows: "The Site Plan shall include reference to the Tree Preservation Ordinance of the City and shall include a list of approved alternate tree types for planting". A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

A motion was made by Alderman Huddleston and seconded by Alderman Boland for a second reading of amended Bill No. 3090. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3090 was read for the second time.

A roll call was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3090 with the following results: Ayes – Suozzi, Byatt, Robinson, Boland, Easter, Huddleston, Buermann, Nichols . Nays – None. Whereupon Mayor Jones declared Bill No. 3090 approved and it became Ordinance No. 01-33.

BILL # 3091 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE ISSUANCE AND DELIVERY OF TAX INCREMENT REVENUE NOTES OF THE CITY OF BALLWIN, MISSOURI, FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING CERTAIN PROJECTS PURSUANT TO THE BALLWIN TOWN CENTER TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND PROVIDING FOR THE COSTS OF ISSUANCE THEREOF; PRESCRIBING THE FORM AND DETAILS OF SAID NOTES; PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF CERTAIN FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS; AND PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID NOTES AS THEY BECOME DUE.

A motion was made by Alderman Byatt and seconded by Alderman Buermann for a first reading of Bill No. 3091. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3091 was read for the first time.

Alderman Huddleston asked if the interest rate on the bonds is the current market rate. Mr. Mello said it would be ½% below prime. Alderman Huddleston asked if the bonds will be paid off sooner now that the interest rates have come down. Mr. Mello said this is a TIF Note Ordinance, not for the issuance of bonds. The notes issued are given to the developer, which represents the City’s obligation to repay all reimbursable project expense from the TIF revenues when and if the revenues are generated by the shopping center. Initially, the notes will be held by the developer during the construction phase. These are at the developer’s risk. When the center is open and the underwriter is satisfied that the projected tax revenue stream will be sufficient to amortize the TIF bonds, the notes would be redeemed and bonds issued for purchase by the public. At that point, a new interest rate will be established, hopefully lower than the interest rate negotiated on the TIF notes. The proceeds go to pay down the bonds.

A motion was made by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Suozzi to amend the title to remove the second "An Ordinance". 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. 3091 as amended. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed. Bill No. 3091 was read for the second time.

A roll call was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3091 with the following results: Ayes – Buermann, Huddleston, Robinson, Easter, Boland, Byatt, Nichols, Suozzi . Nays – None. Whereupon Mayor Jones declared Bill No. 3091 approved and it became Ordinance No. 01-34.

 

ALDERMANIC COMMENTS

Alderman Easter said she and Alderman Buermann met with the Schmids last Sunday. He will have to replace one trailer and he wanted to know how to measure the 22 feet – from the tongue to the end of the trailer or just the bed. Captain Wise called the Missouri Department of Revenue for this information. They said they measure from tongue to the end of the trailer. Alderman Easter recommended sending this issue to Committee.

Alderman Nichols said the State Statute says the entire length of the trailer from the tip of the tongue to the rear is to be measured. He said when the ordinance was passed, there wasn’t anything magical about the 10 feet length limit. It could have been 12 or 15 feet or 22 feet. It needed to be changed because of problems in residential areas. He said if Ballwin’s ordinance is in compliance with the State Statute measuring procedure, then that’s the way it should be measured. City Attorney Lucchesi said the statutes require the total length.

Alderman Boland said the Board may need to look at other issues that are ramifications of the length change. He also suggested sending this issue to Committee.

Mayor Jones said it’s important to maintain the integrity of Ballwin’s residential neighborhoods and the residential business accessory use regulations.

A motion was made

City Administrator Kuntz said the Public Health & Safety Committee Meeting is a public meeting and can be attended by the public. The Committee meeting was set for Monday, April 23, 2001, at 6:00 p.m., prior to the Board Meeting in the Board room at the Police Station.

by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Buermann to refer this issue to the Public Health and Safety Committee for review of all aspects, with a recommendation to the Board that specific in nature regarding amending the ordinance, and if so, how. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

CONSENT ITEMS

None.

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

EXTENSION APPOINTMENT

Mayor Jones said twenty-two resumes and letters of interest have been received for the Representative of the City of Ballwin to the University Outreach and Extension Council of St. Louis County. This is a tremendous testament to the Citizens of Ballwin and their interest in serving this community and the goals of higher education. He spoke with everyone who submitted resumes and they are very competent and deserving individuals who he hopes will consider other positions on commissions or volunteer opportunities within the City of Ballwin. Mayor Jones recommended to the Board that Dan Sidoti be selected as the representative of Ballwin to the University Outreach and Extension Council of St. Louis County. Mr. Sidoti has been the United Way coordinator for Ballwin and has extensive experience in the food product and processing fields, as well as experience in higher education. Based upon that experience and the interview, Mayor Jones said he is the best candidate for this position.

A motion was made

Alderman Nichols said he would be interested in learning the names of those who responded from Ward 3 for future reference to offer other future opportunities. Mayor Jones agreed.

Mr. Sidoti addressed Mayor Jones and the Board of Aldermen thanking them for the appointment and he looks forward to working with the community and the University of Missouri Extension Council.

Alderman Easter said that as a result of the Citizen’s Academy, one of the participants was also interested in that position. Mayor Jones said the first session of the Citizen’s Academy was held on April 4.

GRANT APPLICATION

Mayor Jones said on Friday, April 6, he and City Administrator Kuntz met with Mike Dooley, of the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic to discuss the New Ballwin Road grant application. Ballwin is trying to encourage St. Louis County to come back as the sponsoring agency. Mr. Dooley said that even though St. Louis County would prefer building a five-lane road, he understands that this is not something that Ballwin wants at this time. The County is willing to go along with a three-lane roadway. They are considering a new intersection that would impact the institutional uses at Holy Infant and Selvidge.

Mayor Jones said they are going to want to assume a transfer of jurisdiction for New Ballwin Road upon submission of the funding proposal. City Administrator Kuntz said subject to Board reaction, they will commission the traffic engineers to develop a concept plan and move forward with an open houses for public input. If Ballwin agrees with the concept, upon submission of the grant application, it would be the County’s grant application and its roadway to build according to that funding. If it is going to be the sponsor, it wants jurisdiction prior to the submission. Alderman Boland asked if the Board agrees with St. Louis County having jurisdiction and that Ballwin would have less input into the planning and design. Mayor Jones said Ballwin was assured to be a partner in the design process. St. Louis County is looking for a showing of confidence from Ballwin that they should have the traffic engineers start designing a plan that can be considered together before transfer of jurisdiction.

 

by Alderman Robinson and seconded by Alderman Byatt to accept the recommendation for the appointment of Dan Sidoti as the Extension Representative. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD

Alderman Easter said at the last Board meeting, she was appointed President of the Board to attend a meeting with the Municipal League for the St. Louis County Parks Department. She reported that Terry Byatt was appointed as the representative from the Ballwin/Ellisville/ Manchester area.

A motion was made

Mayor Jones said this is the Grant Commission that will determine the funding for the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation sales tax that became effective April 1. Alderman Byatt will be the 7th Council District Representative.

 

by Alderman Easter and seconded by Alderman Buermann to appoint Alderman Ron Nichols as President of the Board of Aldermen. A voice was taken with a unanimous affirmative vote and the motion was declared passed.

REPORT OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

FUTURE STREET REPAIRS

City Administrator Kuntz said that the 3 worst condition streets in each of the 4 wards have been identified. He said the budget does not reflect funding for the types of repairs necessary to bring these streets to acceptable standards. The streets are crumbling and deteriorating. He suggested that in the next 60 days, a re-appropriation ordinance be presented to free up funds for this purpose. Mr. Kuntz also indicated that at the next Board meeting a capital project listing would be submitted and that bids for a pavement management system should be solicited. This is a software program developed by the Corp of Engineers, to determine the treatment timetable by an outside objective third party. The cost is estimated at $24,000. He said it’s money well spent to come up with an objective criteria. This is also consistent with the first phase of the GASB regulation that the auditor recommended.

A motion was made

AMEREN FRANCHISE

City Administrator Kuntz said that AmerenUE will not give Ballwin a 10% discount on street lights unless a 20-year agreement is made with Ameren. In the event deregulation occurs, Ballwin will be locked into a 20-year agreement with Ameren. He suggested that the Board not act on this at this time. Mayor Jones and the Board agreed.

DESIGN MODIFICATIONS

City Administrator Kuntz said City Engineer Kramer’s memo requests a plan design change for Ries Road which will result in construction savings with some engineering costs. He requested a motion to accept the amended service agreement from Clayton Engineering.

ALDERMAN BYATT’S RETIREMENT

City Administrator Kuntz presented a golf hat to Alderman Byatt on behalf of the Board. Alderman Byatt presented a coat rack for the Aldermen’s use in the Board room.

Alderman Suozzi made the following statement: "Terry, it’s been a real joy sitting next to you for the last four years. Your energy and dedication to not only your position, but to many vital causes, such as pedestrian safety, has been impressive. I drew personal strength from your passion and love for this city. Your positive deliberate can-do attitude has been refreshing. You always considered the good of the total city first and did it with courage and style. We can all remember you as an Alderman who set a high standard for the rest of us to follow. Thanks so much for your too brief service on this Board and to the City."

Alderman Nichols thanked the Ballwin citizens for their confidence in the Board and the administration in passing the ½ cent sales tax so that the funds can be used for future improvement of Parks and Recreation within the City of Ballwin. It’s very much appreciated.

Alderman Nichols said that if anyone cares to contribute to the Citizens Parks Committee, which promoted the passage of the ½ cent sales tax, it should be noted that the expenditures exceeded the gifts received, therefore, they are looking for help in contributions to break even.

STREET CLEANING

Alderman Buermann said he noticed that a lot of gutters have leaves and there could be problems with storm water because of this. City Administrator Kuntz said the sweeper is out everyday, but the sweeping is being done in advance of the pothole repair crew as opposed to a route. He said if anyone has a request, it will be addressed.

CASTLE PINES STREET STATUS

Alderman Huddleston inquired about the status of the Castle Pines streets. City Attorney Lucchesi said he sent the information to the attorney, a scheduling conference is scheduled for tomorrow, April 10. City Administrator Kuntz said if he can get anything worth negotiating, it will be ready for the Closed Session at the next Board meeting. The ball is now totally in their court.

 

½ CENT SALES TAX

by Alderman Byatt and seconded by Alderman Nichols to set up a pavement management system for the City of Ballwin. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion was declared passed.

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Alderman Nichols and seconded by Alderman Huddleston to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 9:42 p.m.
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CITY OF BALLWIN – 300 PARK DRIVE

APRIL 9, 2001