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Board of Aldermen Meeting Agendas & Minutes

 

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Board of Aldermen Meeting

Meeting Agenda

BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING
February 12, 2018   at   7:00 p.m.                                                                      

300 Park Drive -Donald “Red” Loehr Police & Court Center 
www.ballwin.mo.us

This is a condensed summary of the action items which will be considered at tonight's Board Meeting. It has been prepared to give you a greater understanding of the issues which will be discussed. If you have comments, questions, or concerns, or if you would like to know more about the programs or services which we provide, please call (636) 227-9000, or visit us on the web at www.ballwin.mo.us.

CITIZEN COMMENT
If you wish to address the Board during this meeting, please fill out the "Citizen Comments: To Address the Board of Aldermen" form and place it in the tray on the table at the front of the Board Room before the meeting begins. Please limit your comments to 3 minutes as an individual and 5 minutes representing a group. Please avoid repeating comments others have already made. Thank you for your cooperation.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Minutes: January 22, 2018, Board of Aldermen Meeting Minutes
  5. Presentation: None        
  6. Citizen Comments:
  7. Public Hearing: None
  8. Old Business: None

New Business:

  1. Legislation:                                   Next Ordinance # 18-01
    1. Bill No 3987 Establishment of Zero Property Tax Rate Increase
  2. Consent Items: 
    1. Parks & Recreation Staff and Participant Apparel Purchase
  3. Mayor’s Report
  4. City Administrators Report
  5. Staff Reports:
    1. Public Works Radios
  6. City Attorney’s Report
  7. Aldermanic Comments
  8. Closed Session
  9. Information Only
  10. Adjourn

NOTE:  Due to ongoing City business, all meeting agendas should be considered tentative.  Additional issues may be introduced during the course of the meeting. 

CLOSED SESSION:  Pursuant to Section 610.022 RSMo., The Board of Aldermen could, at any time during the meeting, vote to close the public meeting and move to closed session to discuss matters relating to litigation, legal actions, and/or communications from the City Attorney, as provided under Section 610.021(1) RSMo., and/or personnel matters under Section 610.021(13) RSMo., and/or employee matters under Section 610.021(3) RSMo., and/or real estate matters under Section 610.021(2) or other matters as permitted by Chapter 610.

Meeting Minutes

THE MINUTES ARE PREPARED IN SUMMARY TO REFLECT THE OVERALL DISCUSSIONS, NOT VERBATIM QUOTES.

 

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

 

ROLL CALL

 

PRESENT                                               ABSENT

 

Mayor Tim Pogue

Alderman James Terbrock

Alderman Michael Finley

Alderman Kevin M. Roach

Alderman Mark Stallmann

Alderman Frank Fleming

Alderman Jim Leahy

Alderman Ross Bullington

Alderman Raymond Kerlagon

City Administrator Eric Hanson

City Attorney Robert E. Jones

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was given.


MINUTES

The Minutes of the January 22, 2018, Board of Aldermen meeting were submitted for approval. 

A motion was made by Alderman Stallmann and seconded by Alderman Leahy to approve the January 22, 2018, Board of Aldermen meeting minutes as presented.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion passed.

 

LEGISLATION

BILL NO 3987 ESTABLISHMENT OF ZERO PROPERTY TAX RATE INCREASE
AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE REAL ESTATE TAX RATE OF ZERO (0%) PERCENT IN THE CITY OF BALLWIN FOR THE FISCAL PERIOD BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2018.

A motion was made by Alderman Finley and seconded by Alderman Bullington for a first reading of

Bill No. 3987, title only.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and Bill No. 3987 was read for the first time.

Alderman Stallmann asked City Administrator Hanson how long the real estate tax rate has been set to zero. City Administrator Hanson stated that this year marks the 30th anniversary that the City continued to set the real estate tax rate to zero. 

Alderman Finley commended the stewardship of the City, through past alderman and staff, in order to be able to continue to set the real estate tax rate to zero.

A motion was made by Alderman Stallmann and seconded by Alderman Bullington for a second reading of

Bill No. 3987, title only.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and Bill No. 3987 was read for the second time.

 

A roll call vote was taken for passage and approval of Bill No. 3987 with the following results: 

Ayes – Aldermen Stallmann, Bullington, Roach, Kerlagon, Leahy, Finley
Nays -- None. 
Bill No. 3987 was approved and became Ordinance No. 18-01 

 

CONSENT ITEM

  1. Parks & Recreation Apparel Purchase for Staff and Participants

A motion was made by Alderman Leahy and seconded by Alderman Kerlagon to accept the Consent Item as recommended by staff.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion passed.

 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

City Administrator, Eric Hanson, stated that he, Director of Development / Assistant City Administrator Andy Hixson and Alderman Mark Stallmann would be attending Municipal Day sponsored by the Missouri Municipal League in Jefferson City the following day. They have meetings scheduled throughout the day with legislatures.

Alderman Finley asked what the status was on Senate Bill 611. City Administrator Hanson stated that he and Mr. Hixson met with Sen. Koenig and the Ballwin rate was below the cap that was presented in the Bill. He added that there was more of discussion on the USE tax on internet sales.

City Administrator Hanson provided an update to the Board regarding streetlights that have not been repaired by Ameren. He stated a meeting is being scheduled with representatives from Ameren in an effort to try and get these issues resolved.

 

STAFF REPORTS

PUBLIC WORKS RADIO PURCHASE

Superintendent of Streets, Jim Link, stated that the 2018 budget included the addition of 9 radios for the supervisor and paving needs. Four radios would be portable and the remaining five would be installed in vehicles that do not have radios.

Alderman Roach asked how long the radios last for. Mr. Link did not have a definitive answer but stated that the batteries have a life 3-5 years before needing to be replaced. He believed the radios would last a long time. He stated his current radio he has had for three years.

A motion was made by Alderman Stallmann and seconded by Alderman Roach to accept staff’s recommendation and award the radio contract to Motorola Solutions for purchase 9 radios.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion passed.

 

CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT

City Attorney, Robert Jones, stated that he found some issues with Ballwin’s Nuisance and Dangerous Building Code. He would like to update and amend the code.

A motion was made by Alderman Finley and seconded by Alderman Stallmann to have City Attorney Jones draft legislation amending Ballwin’s Nuisance and Dangerous Building code.  A voice vote was taken with a unanimous affirmative result and the motion passed.

 

ALERMANIC COMMENTS

Alderman Kerlagon made a comment on the recent decline of the stock market.

A motion was made by Alderman Stallmann and seconded by Alderman Finley to adjourn the Board of Aldermen Meeting.  A roll call vote was taken with a unanimous result, and the meeting was adjourned at7:13 p.m.

Tim Pogue, Mayor

ATTEST:

Eric Hanson, City Administrator

Approved:  February 26, 2018
A Johnson