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
City of Ballwin - Board of Aldermen Meeting Agendas & Minutes
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pogue at 7:03 p.m.
Mayor Tim Pogue
The Pledge of Allegiance was given.
The Minutes of the August 14, 2017 Board of Aldermen meeting minutes were submitted for approval.
A motion was made by Alderman Roach and seconded by Alderman Fleming to include Alderman Roach’s comment in the TIF Public Hearing Section of the minutes to state, “Alderman Roach asked Finance Officer Denise Keller what the total EATs revenue was and she said it was $11,476,000.00.”
A motion was made by Alderman Fleming and seconded by Alderman Terbrock to approve the amended August 14, 2017 Board of Aldermen meeting minutes as presented. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion passed.
Tom Mullen – provided photos for the Board to view that supported his opposition for the lot split at 255 Reinke Road and building on the property.
BILL NO. 3971 Lot Split at 255 Reinke Rd
A motion was made by Alderman Fleming and seconded by Alderman Bullington for a first reading of
Jennifer Balsley from McBride Homes was present to address questions the Board may have.
Jim Schmitt and Matt Strate from St. Johns Cemetery were also present to answer any questions the Board had.
A discussion took place about the testing of the site to make sure every effort was made to ensure there were not graves buried on the property that was involved in the lot split.
A motion was made by Alderman Terbrock and seconded by Alderman Bullington for a second reading of Bill No. 3971. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and Bill No. 3971 was read a second time.
A roll call vote was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3971 with the following results:
Mayor Pogue stated there were vacancies on the Board of Adjustment that he would like to see filled and asked that Board members be on the lookout for constituents who may be interested in filling those positions.
Mayor Pogue announced there would be a closed session to discuss personnel matters as provided under Section 610.021(13) RSMo.
CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Proposition P – City Administrator Hanson provided an overview of how the police department was looking to utilize proposition P funds. The main focus was on providing a better structure for compensating tenured officers, improving the current retirement program within LAGERS, and updating outdated equipment and facilities. There was also a discussion over final implementation of the employee retirement health insurance program discussed in February.
Employee Compensation – Finance Officer Denise Keller provided a comprehensive compensation evaluation of the salary comparison chart and salary adjustments for City staff. Staff was recommending a 3% pay increase for 2018.
Updates on Bridges over Fishpot Creek - All issues have been resolved as it pertains to easements for the Ries and Ramsey bridge projects. The projects should be bid out in the winter and will be bid together. Ideally, the first bridge should begin construction in the spring and should take about 4 months.
Mayor Pogue announced pursuant to state statute 610.021 (13) RSMo he would like go into closed session to discuss personnel issues.
A motion was made by Alderman Terbrock and seconded by Alderman Kerlagon to adjourn the open session meeting. A roll call vote was taken with a unanimous result, and the open session meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
A motion was made by Alderman Terbrock and seconded by Alderman Kerlagon to reconvene in Open Session. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous result, and the open session meeting reconvened at 10:15 p.m.
A motion was made by Alderman Fleming and seconded by Alderman Terbrock to adjourn the Board of Aldermen Meeting. A voice vote was taken with a unanimous result, and the meeting was adjourned
Tim Pogue, Mayor
Eric Hanson, City Administrator