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On this page, I will place my personal analysis of the agenda's for the meetings. Maintain a link with the up to date budget and keep you informed on event's I am aware of that are happening within our city. After I post the meeting notes from the last monday in the month-if you have any concerns or questions, please call, email, or anonymous comment me...so that i can voice those in the public meeting a week later.

2012 budget- the nci fee was removed from this budget.

1999 to 2010 Audited Numbers 2011 Estimated
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ST ANN BUDGET 2011

Record

?'s & answers

Meeting's: Note's are based on what i hear/read personally in meetings/prep for meetings

click here for St Ann Code thru 2714

COMMITTEE MEETING 5/1/12

FROM ADMINISTRATOR/CLERK

a.        Ward Redistricting- a census requirement the board will be working towards the redistricting requirements that will result in a reduction of a ward. So we will go from 5 wards to 4, fyi I do support and pushed for this reduction, I knew going into office that this would be a need to push thru for the city. I will run again in whatever new ward is created…I hope I have earned your support.

b.        City Warning Siren Agreement- 2nd alarm to be placed at city hall no charge to city-please make me aware if you are unable to hear the sirens still after the new one is installed and I will continue my fight for the safety of our city.

c.        Animal Control Ord. Changes- Shannon wants to increase at large dog fine 1st offense from 25 to $50 and increasing increments thereafter…reason to fund a spay/neuter clinic once/yr.

She would also like the 3rd nuisance animal offense to be placed under the Bad Animal Clause so they can be made to take additional steps to secure the animal

She also wants fines for not wearing dog license/rabies tag, added to the animal release bill and mandatory micro chipping on 2nd offense of animal at large.

And a Breeder’s Permit.

Bill and Shannon are going to look into the current ordinances for adjustments to wording that may help her do her job without the need to restrict the non-violator’s.

d.        Upgrade of Folding Machine for Courts- the original machine purchased in dec of 2010 is unable to keep up with the demand, I did call the company to question the upgraded model and ask if they have checked the numbers for our needs and they assure me that the upgrade will take care of the issue, the 2010 model was not meant for such volume.

e.        Pool Boiler Replacement- 3 bids- the pool boiler will come in a little over 11,000 over budget due to the copper being so expensive and bidding, the board has approved 1 diving board for this season. Though we were told that the diving team has already been cancelled for the 2012 season.  all speed camera dollars will now go to the parks system, though this is not expected to be enough to fix the needs of the parks system, it will help. The 2nd parks board will meet to discuss how to resolve the needs of our parks futures.

f.         P & Z Report- Adult Daycare coming it will be located by the old amc on old st Charles rk rd.

g.        First Baptist Church Requests- wants to hold several events like block parties/movie nights utilizing their parking lot and Tiemeyer & St. Ann Parks to take place on june 8,9, july 14th

h.        March Financial Reports & 2011 Budget Amendment Compilation

FROM MAYOR & BOARD OF ALDERMAN

a.       Baltimore Ave. School Zone Speed Camera- Aldenderfer- wants a speed camera which will be placed in front of buder school on Baltimore, you will be ticketed for anything over 24mph as I understand it……in a survey I did with 182 residents of ward 2 when I 1st took office 72% said no to speed camera’s, thus my vote will be no, so that your views are properly represented.

b.       Wright Ave. Park Zone- Mulligan- wants double yellow solid lines drawn down wright ave to stop people from passing and speeding around you when you drive the speed limit on wright and wants the area around Livingston/wright park turned into a park zone so that when you speed there the officer can write you a ticket that will charge a double fine. I do support double lines, however I do not support making a park zone just so the city can double fine people thus if they are combined into the same ordinance I will have to vote no.

c.       Overland 4th of July Festival- Corcoran (I checked with a friend Overland has moved their fireworks display back to the Ritenour Field and wants to partner with surrounding cities for a larger event.) we will partner with this

d.      Licensing of Vehicles- McGeoghegan (questioned licensing a vehicle and having it in your driveway laws-he was unaware that the vehicle had to be in driving condition, and licensed to sit in a driveway.)

e.      Trash Pick Up- Sparks- as a result of an inadvertent contract with allied that states pick up could start at 6am the noise ordinance had to be updated. I have an email into matt to see when we renew/renegotiate our contract for trash service.

4/11/12 SPECIAL AGENDA

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COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

3/26/12

 

3. ITEMS FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE

                A. PURCHASE OF A LIDAR VIDEO GUN

This is to be used to provide video evidence, that the car which was pulled over is the correct car that got the ticket. The gun itself is similar to the old x/y radar guns-however a video is produced as it shows which car it has gotten.  The gun is handheld by the officer. It’s purpose is to reduce the costs/manhours/lawyer fees associated with the “speeder” who would prefer a trial because they think the officer may have the wrong car. Which also results in officer comp time and eventually the time off or payout as the state limits the amount of comp time yearly that you can keep on the books without paying. 18,569.00

 

                http://kustomsignals.com/index.php/mlaser/pro-laser-iii

 

                Personal note—something to keep in mind…this lidar video could be used on any of our streets when deemed necessary-since it is handheld. Please continue to drive our speed limits…

 

4. ITEMS FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR/CLERK

                A. 2012 STREET INVENTORY REPORT/2012 STREET MILL & OVERLAY BIDS

Estimated costs for street repairs for 2012 are 800,000.00 to the city and with the international plaza reconstruction under federal grant totals 1.44 million, there are 20 streets on the list for 2012. And though there is much work to be done this years analysis of the road conditions shows that the conditions have improved by 5.4 points. This does not mean all of our streets are great but that the ones we have maintained with micro paving scores are high and the ones that have had none are low. The low number covers approx. 93 streets. So this explains why it seems like some streets get work that do not need it while others that need it do not. The cost to repair the ones that need it is higher, thus the city tries to maintain the ones they have in good condition. And like this year 8 streets will see needed repairs. And scheduled thru 2014 will be an additional 14 streets. As money allows the process will continue.

                B. PARK BUDGET/COMMITTEE- the parks budget has been redesigned to show the actual costs of the parks system and the dollars available to maintain/improve, pay the employees, etc. this is in preparation for the new committee being formed to examine the parks system and how to approach/pay for it’s repair/maintenance needs. The residents chosen to serve will be picked by board members and approved by the mayor, there will be 1/ward with june deering overseeing  the committee since she has been on the parks board for some time now and has a full understanding of it’s needs. For ward 2, during my campaign last year I met a resident who not only had a toddler but was also very strong in financial understanding, I felt she would be able to relate to budgetary needs and represent us well from the family aspect and needs of the children, since she has quite a few years of needs of a parks system. Renee agreed, with my choice. Thru this method of using residents to help solve the parks system needs, the board felt the residents would be represented on an even stronger basis than just us. It will not be an easy undertaking-so if anyone has any suggestions please forward them to me and I will make sure that the ward 2 representative gets them. Basically we incur 1.9mil in expenses and the parks tax only covers 475,000 of this-the board will approve all of the speed camera dollars to go to the parks system. This year we project 33,000 left in the system with all transfers accounted for, however that does not include repairs that are unbudgeted or maintenance needs now or for the future.

                C. REPLACEMENT OF 1997 FORD F 450 PUBLIC WORKS TRUCK- this truck has been used to lay the salt for the past 15yrs. It spent a lot of years outside before the public works garage housed it, and before the public works dept went to hosing the underneath of the trucks after every salt spreading, so it is severely rusted out. This vehicle will be the 1st to come out of the new vehicle replacement fund which was budgeted into the 2012 budget. 52,738.00.

                D. P & Z REPORT- drury is simply dividing it’s property lots.

                E. FUNDRAISER EVENT AT TIEMEYER PARK- an Action for Autism fundraiser will go on at Tiemeyer on May 19th it will consist of a Washer Tournament w/bands. If you would like to know more please contact Lynn Brook at 314-395-9375 or email at lbrook@behaviorinterventionservices.com

                F. EDMUNDSON DISPATCHING PRISONER HOUSING CONTRACT RENEWAL- the city of edmundson rents space in our facility yearly to house prisoners as needed. A nominal increase 1,255.00 will be added this year.

                G. HOLY TRINITY PICNIC LIQUOR LICENSE- a yearly event, this years picnic will occur on September 14,15 held on the schools parking lot on St. Henry Ln.

                H. FEBRUARY FINANCIAL – all as expected—we will not be outsourcing weed trimming this year, a couple things to keep an eye on would be the utility tax revenue as we had a light winter and gasoline tax revenue as the higher expected prices may reduce use of vehicles by residents. The city has budgeted it’s gasoline for 4.oo/gl however too much higher and the need to review how we use the vehicles will have to come into play. No decisions have been finalized on the pool but for sure the outdoor pool will open on memorial weekend, the boiler is the problem on the indoor-we are rebidding the work to replace it, with the increase in the price of copper it’s current  replacement costs exceed budget. This also will be something the new resident parks committee will take under it’s wing.

5. ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR AND BOARD

                A. OLD ST. CHARLES SPEED LIMIT—will be increased back to 30mph

                B. RESIDENTIAL REALESTATE SIGNS- dead end road provision added because traffic does not flow on dead end roads for these houses to be seen by prospective buyers. However the provision is contingent or neighbors helping neighbors as permission is required by residents to place signs on their property. Apparently the problem with being more lenient on these types of signs is that people do not remove them on their own, creating extra work for our public works dept. to keep our streets uncluttered.

                C. Neighborhood Clean Up Day- the board will approve dumpsters for residents to bring their large items too that cannot be placed in a trashcan but need to be dumped, yet the trash company will not pick up. Electronics are not part of this program. This will be to aid the residents in property clean up to avoid ordinance violations. PROOF  OF RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED.

 

OTHER-

-the chief announced the need for part time jailers- 12/hour, age 19 and up, on the job training.

-citywide garage sale dates were suggested for june 9th and sept 8th, no rain dates will be provided.

- the chief was approved to use his business for residents only for the delivery of mulch etc., his charge 35/delivery…so if you are in need of a truck for spring cleaning/planting he can bring the city’s mulch etc to you for this charge. Cell 314-456-9954, business 314-427-1831. This was an idea suggested by one of our own residents last april.

 

DON’T FORGET THE EASTER EGG HUNT AT TIEMEYER PARK APRIL 7TH, REGISTER AT 9AM THE HUNT IS ON AT 10AM.

http://stannmo.org/index.aspx?nid=270  Check website to make sure I am right.

 

HAPPY EASTER N DON’T FORGET TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINION ON APRIL 3RD---VOTE…

  PROP S IS YOUR 100 MILLION DOLLAR DECISION TO MAKE.

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MARCH ALDERMAN MEETING 2012

Committee Meeting Notes 2/27/12

 

3. ITEMS REFERRED FROM REGULAR BOARD MEETING

       A. BILL-2854- 353 ORDINANCE-HOFFMAN/POELKER- 353 is an ordinance currently in place that requires the city to payout for some of the details of the st timothy/rk rd arrangement. Sherry and I are requesting that we resend the ordinance and work out the details on a case by case basis versus being required automatically to pay for them. THIS WILL RETURN FOR A VOTE THIS SESSION. RICK  HAS HAD TIME TO INVESTIGATE. BASICALLY WE ARE GETTING RID OF OUR ADDITIONAL CHAPTER WE ADDED AND WORKING OFF OF THE STATE RULES ON FUTURE CASES.


ITEMS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR/CITY CLERK


A.    PARKS & RECREATION SYSTEM/FAIRWAY MOWER- MUCH DISCUSSION PURSUED AS TO THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PARK SYSTEM. THERE ARE MANY REPAIRS AND EXPENDITURES THAT HAVE INDEED BEEN PUT OFF IN THE PAST AND ARE ADDING UP. THE SYSTEM TAKES IN $691,000.00 IN REVENUE AND IS BUDGETED TO SPEND AN ADDITIONAL $1.1 MILLION DOLLARS ON TOP OF THIS TO JUST DO THE NORMAL OPERATIONS-NOT FIX ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE POOL OF COURSE BUT THAT MONEY WAS TAKEN OUT OF OUR CAPITAL ACCOUNTS. THESE NUMBERS YOU CAN READ FOR YOURSELF IN THE BUDGET. CONCLUSION AT THIS TIME, SO THAT NO RASH DECISIONS ARE MADE AGAIN- IS TO FORM A RESIDENTIAL COMMITTEE PICKING AT LEAST ONE FROM EACH WARD + A PARKS BOARD MEMBER TO REVIEW THE BUDGETED NUMBERS, NEEDS FOR THE FUTURE, AND TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO PRESENT TO THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN AS THE DIRECTION THAT THE CITIZENS WOULD LIKE US TO TAKE ON THIS MATTER. IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PLEASE CONTACT YOUR ALDERMAN ASAP, SO THAT WE CAN GET THIS STARTED. ALSO-- Please follow up with me -if it were to require a tax/bond to correct the errors of past decisions and put the parks dept back on track, do you want an opportunity to vote on it, or do you just want me to say No now?


B.    REPLACE PARKS GARAGE/ANIMAL SHELTER ROOF- INDEED I HAVE BEEN INSIDE THIS BUILDING WHEN IT WAS RAINING, AND DEFINITELY ASKED THAT THE ROOF BE REPLACED-IT IS INDEED A SAFETY ISSUE TO OUR EMPLOYEES AND I AM SURE AN EQUIPMENT RUSTING ISSUE AS WELL. IT IS BUDGETED TO BE DONE AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE COST WILL COME IN UNDER THE BUDGETED $75,000.


C.     COMPUTER ROOM FIRE SUPPRESSION- THOUGH BUDGETED AND A FIRE MARSHALL PREFERENCE TO GET DONE, I AM NOT CONVICED THAT THIS PROJECT IS A MUST DO. THE IDEA IS TO ENSURE THAT WATER DOES NOT PUT OUT A FIRE IN THE COMPUTER ROOMS EXCEPT AS A LAST RESORT. TOTAL OF PROJECT JUST UNDER 18,000 OVER 2 YR. SPREAD. I HAVE ASKED THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO SUPPLY ME WITH SUPPORT INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY CHOSEN.


D.    CODE INSPECTIONS- AS OF APRIL 1ST OUR INSPECTOR’S WILL RE ARRANGE THEIR SCHEDULING IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS AND HOME MAINTENANCE and ORDINANCE UP KEEP OF PROPERTIES IN ST. ANN, IN AN EFFORT TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES INTO OUR AREA. THIS WILL BE A CITY WIDE EFFORT. PLEASE LOOK AT THE OUTSIDES OF YOUR HOMES AND BUSINESSES THRU MARCH AND BEGIN TO GET THEM ON TRACK. (this would be the spring cleaning I referred to in my Localite newsletter). THOUGH WE WILL HAVE NO PRIOR NOTICE AS TO WHERE THE INSPECTORS ARE LOOKING, THEY WILL BE WORKING ON A STREET BY STREET BASIS-AND REPORTS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD IN THE MEETINGS.


E.     ADIE/LINK LOOP SENSOR- TO BE FIXED SO THE TIMING ON THIS LIGHT WORKS AGAIN.


F.     JAN. FINANCIALS- CONCERNS HERE ARE THAT THE UTILITY TAX $ MAY BE DOWN SINCE WE HAD A LIGHT WINTER, AND THOUGH $4 GAS WAS PROJECTED INTO THE BUDGET 5/6 DOLLARS WAS NOT. ALSO AMEREN LOOKING FOR A 15% INCREASE, MSD GOING UP AND NOW THE WATER COMPANY IS LOOKING TO DOUBLE THE COSTS AS WELL……


ITEMS FROM MAYOR & BOARD OF ALDERMAN


A.      OLD ST CHARLES RK RD SPEED LIMIT-IVEN   ASKED TO INCREASE TO 30MPH—A STREET SURVEY WILL BE DONE, THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT THE HOMES ON THAT STREET MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN AND OUT OF THEIR DRIVEWAYS SAFELY IF THE SPEED IS INCREASED.



SHANNON HAS FOUND A MOBILE SPAY AND NEUTER COMPANY THAT WILL BE ON HAND I BELIEVE THE WEEK BEFORE THE SHOT CLINIC TO AID EVERYONE, IN THIS EFFORT THAT IS IN NEED. WATCH FOR HER ANNOUNCEMENTS.

ALSO THE CITY PRIOR TO APRIL 1ST IS SUPPOSE TO SEND OUT INFO TO ALL ABOUT THE INSPECTOR PROJECT WITH A LIST OF ENTITITIES WE ARE AWARE OF FOR RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS SUPPORT

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FEB 6, 2012

Committee Meeting Notes 1/30/12

 

ITEMS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR/CITY CLERK

A.     DATES FOR PARKS & RECREATION WORK SESSION-Matt would like us to set up a separate date probably on a sat, to review the overall parks dept. system and decide an action plan for the future of our parks system maintenance. Currently the parks dept does not and has never supported itself financially and I am told none of the parks systems actually do. About 4 months ago I had noticed that the repairs on the wood chipper were adding up. I asked matt at that time if this wood chipper was going to be a problem soon. He stated that we would have to repair it often but he felt it would last another 3-5 years and at that time the voters would have to decide what course of action they wanted to take on the yard waste program as to replace the wood chipper would be $500,000.00. When we meet I have asked the financials for the parks department be defined, so that we can better understand what we are looking at.

Please follow up with me now-if it were to require a tax/bond to correct the errors of past decisions and put the parks dept back on track, do you want an opportunity to vote on it, or do you just want me to say No now?

B.    SALES TAX LEGISLATION- informational only at this time, to let us know that at the state level there are various bills out there that are attempting to change the way cities/county shares taxes.

C.     SCHOOL ZONE-BUDER- the buder principal approached the board and requested that we make our school zone speed limit and overland’s match right now ours is 20mph and theirs is 15mph we decided to meet 15mph.

D.    INTERNATIONAL PLAZA CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION- in order to be reimbursed by modot on the construction inspection we must have a separate agreement for the project.

E.     DENTAL INSURANCE- staying with the same insurance co as 2011, the employees pay for dental completely out of pocket-the city just finds the best deal out there for them.

F.     DEC. FINANCIALS- we ended 2011 with the following which includes cash flow and investments that we can’t get to right away like cd’s GENERAL FUND 1,841,746.79, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS 167,727.22, PARK 285,412.57, LAW ENFORCEMENT 49870.60, SEWER 464,854.61, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 520,393.78, RED LIGHT 30,746.21, JUDICIAL TRAINING 3067.50, COURT BOND 192,256.00 if you have any individual question please feel free to forward them to me and I will get the answer for you if I don’t already know it. And yes these remaining funds are carried over into 2012 expenses. And remember I said above about 1.7million of these totals are tied up in investments that are considered non risk like cd’s.

ITEMS FROM MAYOR & BOARD OF ALDERMAN

A.    CRIME STATS-POELKER   residents were concerned that not seeing the crime stats posted anywhere meant that insurance companies were unaware of the changes that had occurred since nwp went down and they were still paying old rates. The chief let me know that the FBI has a site that reflects these numbers http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2010/crime-in-the-u.s.-2010/tables/table-8/10tbl08mo.xls and then i read in the municipal league’s update that currently all municipalities are required to report these numbers as well by state law. The conversation lead on to another question Renee and I had been asked which was if there was an ordinance about moving in or out at dark. Currently there is none, but may look into one that would prevent it from 10pm-7am. We will see next month. This also lead to conversation about property maintenance and the time our inspector’s currently have to ensure everyone is maintaining their properties equally. Currently we are manned with only 3 people to cover the city in home inspections for occupancy which take about an hour each and cover the city for ordinance violations. Matt suggested that we outsource our occupancy inspections, leaving our inspectors time to ensure ordinance violations are caught up. He is supposed to look into the sources and costs for this. In the meantime bill reminds us that if all our inspectors have to do is locate ordinance violations that the complaints may go up with the alderman and asked what we were hearing now. Most of the alderman agreed that currently the complaints they are hearing is that we are not doing enough to ensure our residents are equally maintaining their properties. I researched Zillow for home sales info and in 2011 164 houses sold, 104 are for sale and 11 are currently open for rent. For those homes that have been foreclosed on if the banks do not sell them they are frequently beginning to rent them out. Matt will follow up with us next month on this. This conversation also spawned information on the ARC Zone; the chief had prepared a report with monthly violations. The drivers do not seem to be slowing down however the accident rates are: jan-july ’10 there were 42 accidents, the arc zone began july 19th 2010. So july 19th to dec 10 ’10 there were 13. Jan-june ’11 there were 8 and july-dec ’11 there were 11. Now these are in st. ann city limits only. And yes when the i64 construction shortened our lanes it did make a difference in the numbers they were higher. Note to self—270 in in the process from Manchester to telegraph I think of making their lanes 11’ vs 12’ to add an extra lane for traffic volume(be careful).  All in all in 2011—8,103 cars were caught going 11-15mph over the speed limit, 647 were caught going 16-19mph over the limit and 162 were going 20+mph over the speed limit. 272 were driving on revoked or suspended licenses; there were 534 other violations and 289 arrests made. The ARC ZONE operates only from 10-230 m,w, either sat or sun but not both. There are typically 8 officers and all of them volunteer for this duty for the overtime. No officers are pulled from regular street duty to perform this task.

B.    TRIVIA NIGHT & FITNESS CENTER RATES-GRANT-  updates on the progress of trivia night, a request to place the businesses who participate a thank you in the localite to let the residents know of their community involvement, as not all residents will attend to hear the names called off when the donation is awarded. Renee also requests that we look into doing what other cities have done with their workout rooms in order to be able to support future equipment upgrades.

C.     353 ORDINANCE-HOFFMAN/POELKER- 353 is an ordinance currently in place that requires the city to payout for some of the details of the st timothy/rk rd arrangement. Sherry and I are requesting that we resend the ordinance and work out the details on a case by case basis versus being required automatically to pay for them. As in the email I sent matt asking him to cover the 10 responsibilities we need to understand as alderman to aid in economic development, I again asked mike to have his economic committee define these for us so we can begin to lead this city into the right direction.

D.    PROSECUTING ATTORNEY APPOINTMENT-CORCORAN- one of our prosecuting attorney’s is retiring.

After the agenda we go around the table to see if the aldermen have anything else to add to the agenda.

Iven - noted that the city hall parking lot had 3 cracks in it that may need repair

Renee and I are taking care of the trivia night, we have asked that Mike and June (if unopposed) head up the campaign to restart the Glow in the Dark Golf Tournaments again(which support the special events fund)

Mike is in the process of putting together a st ann business association.

Rick and I request that the board be kept better informed about major news that may be happening for the city-so that we do not hear it second hand 1st.

I requested follow up information on our tornado alarm system as it could not be heard in my area and others. Today wed. The test took place at ten am and at 10:45am I heard the second. Please feel free to let me know what you heard.

Thanx

amy

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 6:30PM
COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call

3. MSD Rate Increase\EPA Settlement   A RECENT SETTLEMENT BETWEEN MSD AND THE EPA COULD COST RESIDENTS POSSIBLY WELL OVER $100/MTH REPRESENTATIVES FROM MSD AND THE MUNICIPAL LEAGUE WILL PRESENT.

4. Items from the City Administrator\City Clerk

a. Requests – Golf Course-
request for a tournament on may 1st at 1pm, Community Center-use of gym for a benefit for an officer of st john who has passed
& Community Fire-
request for the fire depts. to collect for charity may and august.

b. Pool Work- 1600 for a heater at the pool in the mechanical rool (it is likely that the majority of our money for parks this yr will go to the pool)

c. Upper Parking Lot Drainage Work-14485 for years water from the city hall parking lot has drained into the valley to Little Flower residents, this year we have
the funds to finally keep the promise made to them to fix this when the city hall was remodeled. approved by budget approval


d. Lease/Purchase Street Sweeper- 194705.00 3yrs 3.96%, our street sweeper has simply put met it's day as repairs have been adding up
approved by budget approval

e. Police Patrol Rifles- paid for thru the redlight camera fund 5552.92 approved by budget approval

f. Men’s Jail Shower Finishing-
paid for thru the redlight camera fund 8854.00 approved by budget approval, currently the shower is built over the electrical circuit breaker room
of city hall, the repairs will ensure that none of this water gets into the lower floor and cause damage/or fire. (should have been part of city hall remodel to begin with)

g. Postage Meter Lease- the lease on our current postage meter is up. matt wants to upgrade due to the extreme increase in postage thru the courts system it is 129.95/mth-here
my husband has expertise so i checked out the equipment and requirements thru him and he agreed that the item would likely meet our needs.

h. P&Z Report- an adult daycare is attempting to come into the city, they are waiting for an inspection by the state dhhs prior finalizing.

i. November Financial Report-will be available on 27th

5. Items from Mayor& Board of Aldermen

a. Alderman Sparks – Speed Limit Signs

b. Mayor Corcoran – Hispanic Festival-
request to hold a festival in tiemeyer park sept. 14,15,16 2012

6. Adjournment

12/19/11 SPECIAL MEETING CALLED
 
BILL 2845- TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH UNITED HEALTHCARE TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR 2012
approx cost 847,912.00

The agenda in the picture below...
b & s bar and grill was approved to build a outdoor patio
ashby inn liquor license was denied
 
THE BILL FOR THE 4 YR ALDERMANIC TERM-WAS DROPPED
 
a slow children sign was authorized for ashby due to a pretty
bad accident that occurred where many children play-none hurt.
 
the budget passed-- with the removal of the NCI membership-the board was informed that the nci did not have regular meetings.
 
a salt spreader was approved
 
an agreement with msd for maintanence of the storm water improvements on international plaza-new epa regulations.

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b & s bar and grill was approved to build a outdoor patio
ashby inn liquor license was denied
THE BILL FOR THE 4 YR ALDERMANIC TERM-WAS DROPPED
a slow children sign was authorized for ashby due to a pretty bad accident that occurred where many children play-none hurt.
the budget passed-with the removal of the NCI membership-the board was informed that the nci did not have regular meetings.
a salt spreader was approved to replace a rusted out one.
an agreement with msd for maintanence of the storm water improvements on international plaza-new epa regulations.
my reason for not approving budget simple-approval of the budget presented means
that everything in it is an approved expense and the only thing left to do is bid out the work.
(it had been explained to me that this is inaccurate, and that the last page of the budget
simply explains which account those items would come out of but would still need to be
approved by the board--if the expense was over 3000.00) which tells me the under 3000
are indeed approved.
also i disagree that it is necessary to meet a base salary prior to installation of
a merit based payroll policy. matt explained later that a merit based payroll could not
be supported financially at this time. maybe i am wrong but since they do this everywhere
i am pretty sure even a merit based system can be put on hold yr by yr when financially needed.
in the course of figuring out these things
i ran across some questions that needed to be answered still. after the meeting matt
asked me what my questions may be and we stayed till 10pm working on them.
in my opinion, at this time- the reported numbers are accurate, i will continue to track and dig to
ensure your confidence in the reports as well. the auditor reported before the
board in march/april to report on the 2010 numbers and matt stated we will be
getting a copy of the audit this month.
attached you will find the 1999-2010 audited numbers, the 2012 budget, meeting agenda with my votes.

there is a neighborhood watch meeting this wednesday 12/7 hope to see anyone there.


hope all enjoy a great holiday season...

amy

11/28/11 Committe Agenda & Proposed Budget Summary

4/26/10 parks future

10/27/08 raise proposal
7/27/09 79% job pay value goal for raises
8/3/09 ordinance 2619 adopted

COMMITTEE MEETING     11/28/11

 

THE BILL FOR THE 4 YEAR TERM FOR ALDERMAN WILL HAVE TO RE APPEAR

BEFORE THE BOARD, HOWEVER AS LONG AS NO ONE 2NDS THE MOTION

THERE IS NO NEED FOR A VOTE.

THE MAYOR REQUESTED INDIVIDUAL FEELINGS ON THE BILL:

IVEN INDICATED THAT HE HAD CALLED 24 OF HIS RESIDENTS OF THOSE

16 SAID YES AND 6 SAID NO

RENEE SAID SHE VOTED YES SO THAT HER RESIDENTS HAD THE RIGHT TO

DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES

LEO COMMENTED THAT IF 4 YEARS WENT THRU AND THE PERSON WERE

NOT GUN HO AS THE REST OF US, YOU WERE STUCK WITH EM

RICK SAID HIS RESIDENTS SAID A BIG NO

SHAWN SAID HE DID NOT REALIZE YOU COULD NOT RECALL AN ALDERMAN

IF YOU WERE NOT HAPPY WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE

THE MAYOR STATED IF IT DID INDEED PASS HE WOULD LIKELY VETO IT.

LEO QUESTIONED THE VETO AND THE MAYOR EXPLAINED HE HAS THE

ABILITY TO VETO, HOWEVER THE BOARD COULD OVERRIDE WITH A 2/3 VOTE.

 

A.      THE LIQUOR LICENSE WAS DISCUSSED FOR ASHBY INN

B.      ON THE SWIMMING POOL AN ADDITIONAL 3 LEAKS WERE FOUND, IT WILL COST AN

ADDITIONAL  $8249 TO FIX, THEY WILL DOUBLE PIPE TO PROTECT BETTER FOR FUTURE

C.      THE EPA REQUIRES THAT WE GO INTO A MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH MSD FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PLAZA SEWERS

D.      BS BAR WOULD LIKE TO BUILD AN OUTDOOR PATIO

E.       2012 BUDGET- AFTER A 4 HOUR DISCUSSION WE HAVE A BUDGET THAT WILL PROVIDE FOR MANY OF OUR STREETS, OUR EMPLOYEES, OUR SWIMMING POOL TO RE OPEN, AND A FUND FOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT.

PROJECTED 2012 REVENUE  $8,458,062

                                EXPENSES $9,216,467

                                                   <$758,405>

TRANSFERS FROM FUNDS= <$215,000> TO PAY CITY HALL CONST., <$200,000> FROM CAPITAL, $25,000 FROM SEWER, $145,000 FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, <$100,000> VEHICLE REPLACEMENT FUND, $600,000 FROM PARKS.

PROJECTED FINISH IS + $288,405.00

FYI- THE REDLIGHT CAMERA FUND WAS DEDICATED BY THE BOARD AT THE TIME TO GO TO POLICE NEEDS.

 MANY OF THE $ PROVIDED THRU POLICE WORK ALSO AID IN THEIR PURCHASES THESE ITEMS COME INTO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT FUND AND MUST BE SPENT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT NEEDS IE: VEHICLES, WEAPONS, TRAINING & EQUIPMENT.

THE SPEED CAMERA IS PROJECTED TO EARN $400,000 2011 AND BUDGETED FOR $300,000 2012.

MATT BUDGETED HIGHER ON THE GASOLINE AS HE BELIEVES IT WILL HIT $4.00 IN 2012.

CITY HALL SHOULD BE PAID OFF IN 2013

INSURANCE IS YET TO BE DISCUSSED, HOWEVER CURRENTLY IT COSTS AN AVERAGE OF 393/MTH FOR EACH EMPLOYEE.

THOUGH THE PARKS DEPT DID INDEED SAVE SOME MONEY BY OUTSOURCING THE WEED EATING OF THE PARKS, THEY FEEL THAT NEXT YEAR VS BIDDING FOR 2X PER MONTH THEY WILL GO WITH 1 AND IF ADDITIONAL WEEDING IS NECESSARY THEN THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. OUR SUMMER HEAT LEFT US WITH A CONTRACT OF 2X AND BECAME UNNECCESSARY.

THE ADA WILL REQUIRE A LIFT FOR THE OUTDOOR POOL THIS YEAR.

MATT WILL APPROACH THE SIGN COMPANY-GANNETT- TO SEE ABOUT INSTALLING A DIGITAL SIGN AND POSSIBLY BEING ABLE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHERE WE ARE OFF THE HIGHWAY AND ADVERTISE OUR CITY.

 

 

RENEE AND I HAD 2 ISSUES COVERED- THERE WAS A GENTLEMAN WHO BROUGHT TO US A PROPOSAL TO GIVE ST ANN RESIDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE THE VERMIN POPULATION. HE PROPOSED AN $86. FEE FOR INSTALLING A BAIT BOX WITH POISON AND THERE AFTER FOR 2 YEARS WOULD REPLACE THE POISON FOR $8. PER VISIT.  (THE BOARD WAS CONCERNED ABOUT BRINGING THIS TO THE COMMUNITY DUE TO FAVORING ONE BUSINESS OVER ANOTHER) SO THEY SUGGESTED HE PURCHASE A  SOLICITOR’S PERMIT AT WHICH POINT HE COULD STILL DO THIS HIMSELF.

                WE ALSO DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF SIGNS TO INFORM RESIDENTS THAT WHEN PEOPLE PARK ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET ON SOME OF OUR SHARPER CURVES THAT SIGHT DISTANCE IS LIMITED. DISCUSSION SUGGESTED PEOPLE DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO SIGNS SO THAT MAY NOT STOP THE PROBLEM, WE FELT AT MINIMUM IT WOULD INCREASE AWARENESS. THE MAYOR SUGGESTED THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. LOOK INTO THE STREET CODE BOOK TO SEE IF SIGNS WERE WARRANTED.

 

REGULAR MEETING   11/7/11
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR 9/26, 10/3, 10/24
 
PUBLIC COMMENTS: 2 RESIDENTS SPOKE UP AGAINST THE ALDERMANIC TERMS BEING CHANGED TO 4 YEARS, AS A RESULT THE ALDERMAN WHO PROPOSED THE SUGGESTION ASKED THAT IT BE SENT BACK TO COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION. HE HAS STARTED A DISCUSSION ON FACEBOOK FOR RESIDENTS TO GIVE THEIR OPINION AT:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-City-of-Saint-Ann-Missouri/135769479789011
 
FEE INCREASES WERE APPROVED FOR THE COMMUNITY CENTER, POOL, EXCAVATION PERMITS, GOLF COURSE WAS NOT INCREASED.
 
COPIER LEASE APPROVED.
 
BUDER PRINCIPAL REQUESTED WE MAKE BALTIMORE IN FRONT OF SCHOOL AN OFFICIAL SCHOOL ZONE AS OVERLAND DID ON THEIR SIDE OF THE STREET. WILL BE DISCUSSED AT NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING.
 
THIS IS IT FOR THIS MEETING.

Alderman Term Proposal click here

 fyi on the aldermanic term.....the sponsor is researching the pro's and con's to re-present for discussion on monday. my personal opinion is No but if you the residents would prefer me to vote yes....i need to know,
the exact question here is:
 
yes- i would like to be able to vote on changing the term limits, at the polls
 
NO- save the cost of putting it on the ballot, i don't want the term limit to change
 
i have heard from many of you on this already, thankyou...please let your neighbors know and ask them to call/email... me on their thoughts
WHEN ELECTIONS ARE HELD THERE IS A PUBLICATION COST FOR ITEMS ON THE BALLOT. THE VARIOUS BALLOTS VARY IN COST PENDING NUMBER OF ENTITIES PLACING ISSUES ON THE BALLOT.
A FEB. BALLOT IN 2012 WHERE THERE ARE LESS ITEMS ON THE BALLOT WOULD BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN AN APRIL BALLOT. THE APRIL BALLOT IS TYPICALLY THE LEAST EXPENSIVE.
SO I CHECKED THE COST FOR ALDERMANIC ELECTIONS:
2011 THE COST WAS $4000.00, SOURCE (the election board office)
IN 2010 WHEN PROP S WAS ON THE BALLOT WE WERE TOLD IT WOULD COST $10,000.00 -validation source (budget).
THERE HAS BEEN A SUGGESTION BY ONE OF THE ALDERMAN THAT WE SAVE MONEY IN THIS COST OF PUBLICATION BY EXTENDING THE ALDERMANIC TERMS FROM 2YRS - 4YRS.
1. THIS WOULD RESULT IN ELECTING AN ALDERMAN TO A 4 YRS TERM
2. THE ELECTIONS WOULD BE EVERY 2 YEARS VS EVERY YEAR (cost saving to city 8000.00/4yrs)
3. THIS WOULD LESSEN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR EVERY APRIL-HOWEVER WOULD MAKE YOUR DECISION ON WHO GETS IN MORE IMPORTANT-AS THIS DECISION YOU MAKE FOR 4 YRS VS 2YRS.
4. IN ORDER TO SET THESE ELECTIONS ON TRACK THE 1ST ELECTION IN 2013 WOULD PUT YOUR OFFICIALS IN FOR 3YRS AND THE NEXT ELECTION IN 2014 WOULD BE FOR THE 1ST 4YRS TERM.  
5. A BENEFIT FOR THE RESIDENT'S COULD BE A BOARD WITH MORE EXPERIENCE (with time to learn the position, see how things work, and the knowledge of how to make a difference) again this makes your decisions that much more important. as similar to the mayor's race you are choosing the people you think will take the city in the direction, it needs to succeed for the next 4yrs.
6. CONS?-
7. TO DO THIS HAS TO BE VOTED ON BY YOU THE RESIDENTS, THAT'S A GOOD THING BECAUSE THE DECISION IS LEFT IN YOUR HANDS AND IS YOUR CHOICE.
 
(st ann has elected it's aldermen every 2yrs since it became a city)
SURROUNDING CITY'S TERMS FOR ALDERMAN ARE AS FOLLOWS:
BRIDGETON- 2YRS (similar size) NOT A 4TH CLASS CITY LIKE US
ST JOHN- 3YRS NOT A 4TH CLASS CITY LIKE US
BRECKENRIDGE HILLS- 2YRS
EDMUNDSON- 2YRS
WOODSON TERRACE- 4YRS
OVERLAND- 2YRS (similar size)
NORMANYY- 2YRS  NOT A 4TH CLASS CITY LIKE US
4TH CLASS CITIES HAVE DIFFERENT RULES THAN 3 CLASS & VILLAGES, ETC.
   WE MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 2 WARDS AND THERE MUST BE 2 ALDERMAN PER WARD.
      YOUR DECISION TO MAKE IS HOW OFTEN YOU WANT TO HAVE CONTROL OVER THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO MAKE THE DECISION'S ON HOW YOUR CITY TAXES ARE SPENT.

COMMITTEE MEETING 10/24/11
 
 3. items from city administrator/city clerk
   a) garage facility study-the study on the garage indicates that, it is not necessary to demolish it, however at minimum it will need a new roof, gutters, sandblast and water seal the walls, rolling doors(that work) and if we are going to do police training in there we will need to vent the building...a suggestion was put forth to see if one of the doors that does not work could be used to install vents in. the cost to do this is 67,938.
   their preferred option which is beyond our capability to do as in 2013 they want to do the parking lot, drainage, carport for police cars....would build an addition and keep the building as is at 228,260.00. the 3rd option tar down and rebuild 393,000.00
 
   b) review of user fees-there was some discussion on increasing fees for the community center, pool, day camp, weight room but not golf and the excavation permit, ID cards, room rentals, classes...looks like they will have outdoor parties available at the pool this year. no time taken to discuss reducing the grass cutting fees, vacant housing issues were discussed.
   c) copier lease renewal- copier lease renewal will be for purchase this year, the cost cover's 10,000 copies/mth which includes paper,ink,repairs,parts,labor, and maintainance kits. i spoke with the rep from da com and he told me that on nov 7th there was a sale scheduled and that st ann would get that pricing as well.
   d) monthly financial report- matt believes that the sales tax revenue has leveled off and does not expect any future surprises like the ones experienced in early 2010 when they cut the special events out.
 
4. items from mayor/board of alderman
   a) alderman grant-city bonfires-ward newsletters-renee suggested that we organize a city bonfire event where we could involve the community vendor's profit's would go to each organization, not sure which one our would go to but i would suggest the special events fund to continue these fun opportunities for our residents. It would likely take place in Tiemeyer Park.
     here we also suggested that with the copier lease we add a few copies into the amt so that communication could be increased with the wards thru ward newsletters. it was suggested that st louis county may have cheaper rates for something like that, i don't believe a final decision was made as of yet.
   b) alderman mulligan-proposed aldermanic terms ordinance -likely to go to a vote on nov 7th see attachment for details or above if on website.
   c) alderman mcgeoghegan-st ann park bridge- would like for this bridge to be gated, so that some of the issues that go on at night could be halted
   d) alderman grant/poelker-responsible landlord program-some type of program, that would aid in keeping the cities properties maintained. as of yet the program needs further input and checking into.
  

sorry it took so long guys, my computer crashed and since it could not be repaired(yes i did take it to a ward 2 business, compu tech (no charge if they can't fix)
so i had to get a new one.......ouch
 
anyway an fyi on the aldermanic term info from the last committee meeting notes....
the question is not laid to rest, but since it cannot be put on the nov election due to cost.....the sponsor is researching the pro's and con's to re-present for discussion prior to the april election. my personal opinion is No but if you the residents would prefer me to vote yes....i need to know,
the exact question here is:
 
yes- i would like to be able to vote on changing the term limits, at the polls
 
no- save the cost of putting it on the ballot, i don't want the term limit to change
 
i have heard from many of you on this already, thankyou...please let your neighbors know and ask them to call/email... me on their thoughts

 
REGULAR MEETING 10/3/11
 
3. COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC COMMENT
a) approval of minutes 9/6, 9/26 done
b) public hearing -cornerstone bakery 6am-1am
c) liquor licenst - seoul garden 11am-10pm passed
d) public comment
 
4.BILLS FOR SECOND READING
a) bill 2825- ordinance to reopen the alley behind lee's ckn as a 2 way vs it's present 1 way.....passed
 
 
5. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
a) bill 2832  passed allowing cornerstone bakery to operate
b) bill2833 passed  allowing the city admin. to gather info for redistricting the wards, required by federal law
c) bill 2832 passed provides for 3800.00 to purchase a holding cage for the prisoners being transported temporarily from one municipality to the next. will save us money in dressing out the prisoners and the other municipalities are charged 35.00/ fee for this. so cage will pay for itself.
d) bill 2835 passed dea funds to be used to purchase new vehicle for same purpose.
e) bill 2836 passed allows the city to resign contract with weather forecasting agency....this came in handy during tornado as well.
f) resolution 2011-3   Joshua Johnson was recognized for 1100+ hours of community service.
 
monthly report questions from myself:
1. 101.25 sewer transfer into general funds-sewer lateral repair
2. community center salaries down 8000.00-summer help done
3. does code officer write tickets on arc as part of his code duties-yes
 
4. 14953.71 is cost to city so far on st timothy re development-how soon can we redesign the ordinance that causes this to happen?--once that is over
5. what is the total cost of the parade to the city?--city pays for entire thing costing thousands in traffic control, parks prep and disassembling/repairs, stilt guy, petting zoo, dj, wagon ride....etc...
 
thankyou to all who have attended the trivia nites and glow in the dark golf etc so that we could raise funds for this.....
 
6. why are we paying bridgeton a sales tax of 6807-there end of dollar rent a car they also do the same for us with walmart
 
sherry asked about the fia expenses which are credit card exp. one was 1569 for police and the other 1419 for supplies.....matt will detail the expenses for the credit card in the future.

PLEASE REVIEW MEETING NOTES BELOW THE TAX INFO.

Composite Tax Rates: 127 - RR - 2010
Taxing Authority Res. Com. Agr. Per. Man.
Metropolitan Sewer District 0.0790 0.0790 0.0790 0.0790 0.0790
Sewers - Cold Water 0.0970 0.1000 0.0310 0.1000 0.1000
School - Ritenour 4.6234 4.8801 0.0000 4.9092 4.9092
St. Louis Community College 0.2179 0.2179 0.2179 0.2179 0.2179
Special School District 0.9950 0.9950 0.9950 0.9950 0.9950
Fire - Community 1.8580 1.9530 0.0000 1.9930 1.9930
County General 0.2000 0.2000 0.2000 0.2000 0.2000
County Health Fund 0.1400 0.1400 0.1400 0.1400 0.1400
County Park Maintenance 0.0500 0.0500 0.0500 0.0500 0.0500
County Bond Retire 0.0280 0.0280 0.0280 0.0280 0.0280
Roads and Bridges 0.1050 0.1050 0.1050 0.1050 0.1050
Sheltered Workshop 0.0790 0.0850 0.0870 0.0900 0.0900
State of Missouri 0.0300 0.0300 0.0300 0.0300 0.0300
Metropolitan Zoo Museum District 0.2546 0.2546 0.2546 0.2546 0.2546
County Library 0.1565 0.1887 0.1500 0.1500 0.1500
City of St Ann 0.1770 0.1740 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Total Tax Rates >> 9.0904 9.4803 2.3675 9.3417 9.3417
Additional Charges *
Commercial Surcharge $1.70
Sewer Lateral Fee $28.00

Agr. = Agricultural Com. = Commercial Man. = Manufacturing
Per. = Personal Property Res. = Residential

* Additional charges are not calculated in the total tax rate.
Per one hundred dollars of assessed value.

attached code is my most recent copy i had to request to get.

Tax Rates Summary THIS LINK TAKES YOU TO PREVIOUS TAX YEARS

RES. 2010 .177 COMM .174

2009 .171 .20

2008 .140 .19

2007 .139 .19

INDICTATES TAXES HAVE BEEN INCREASED FOR RESIDENTS EVERY YEAR SINCE 2007 AND A MOVE TO .19 FOR RES AND .20 FOR COMM WILL BE AN INCREASE.


FYI...FOR THE ST ANN TAX ONLY
THE APPROXIMATE METHOD FOR
FIRGURING THE AMT OF $ ST ANN GETS
IS THIS:
SAMPLE FROM 2010 TAX RATE-
TAKE ASSESSED VALUE(not appraised) MULTIPLY BY .177/100=.00177
EX. ASSESSED = 40,000.00
40,000 X .00177= $70.80 APPROX ST ANN VALUE
EX. ASSESSED = 13,000.00
13,000 X .00177= $23.01 APPROX ST ANN VALUE
THESE CALCULATIONS DO NOT WORK FOR THE REST OF THE TAXING AUTHORITIES AS EACH DOES IT THEIR OWN WAY. APPARENTLY THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE ADDITION OF BOND ISSUES AND SPECIAL TAXES PASSED TO SOME OF THE OTHER TAXING AUTHORITIES.
THE BOARD DID NOT PASS A TAX INCREASE, FOR RESIDENT'S- YOUR AMT WILL REMAIN AT .177 FOR 2011.
THE SEWER LATERAL WAS REDUCED BY $10.00 FOR THIS YEAR AND WILL BE RELOOKED AT NEXT YEAR, TO ENSURE THE ACCOUNT IS MAINTAINING A SAFE BALANCE.
AFTER CONTACTING THE SOURCE OF GETTING THIS TAX INFO TO THE CITY, I AM TOLD THAT ON JULY 15TH PRELIMINARY NUMBERS ARE SENT OUT, SO THAT PUBLIC MEETINGS CAN BE ANNOUNCED, QUESTIONS CAN BE ASKED, ERRORS CAN BE FIXED. AND THAT ON SEPT. 15TH THE FINAL NUMBERS ARE SENT OUT. TYPICALLY WITH LITTLE VARIANCE.
MY PERSONAL GUESSTIMATE FOR THE NEXT PUBLIC MEETING FOR THIS TYPE OF TAX EVALUATION IS SEPT 24TH AT THE COMMITTEE MEETING AGAIN IN 2012.




FYI,
WHEN ELECTIONS ARE HELD THERE IS A PUBLICATION COST FOR ITEMS ON THE BALLOT. THE VARIOUS BALLOTS VARY IN COST PENDING NUMBER OF ENTITIES PLACING ISSUES ON THE BALLOT.
A FEB. BALLOT IN 2012 WHERE THERE ARE LESS ITEMS ON THE BALLOT WOULD BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN AN APRIL BALLOT. THE APRIL BALLOT IS TYPICALLY THE LEAST EXPENSIVE.
SO I CHECKED THE COST FOR ALDERMANIC ELECTIONS:
2011 THE COST WAS $4000.00, SOURCE (the election board office)
IN 2010 WHEN PROP S WAS ON THE BALLOT WE WERE TOLD IT WOULD COST $10,000.00 -validation source (budget).
THERE HAS BEEN A SUGGESTION BY ONE OF THE ALDERMAN THAT WE SAVE MONEY IN THIS COST OF PUBLICATION BY EXTENDING THE ALDERMANIC TERMS FROM 2YRS - 4YRS.
1. THIS WOULD RESULT IN ELECTING AN ALDERMAN TO A 4 YRS TERM
2. THE ELECTIONS WOULD BE EVERY 2 YEARS VS EVERY YEAR (cost saving to city 8000.00/4yrs)
3. THIS WOULD LESSEN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR EVERY APRIL-HOWEVER WOULD MAKE YOUR DECISION ON WHO GETS IN MORE IMPORTANT-AS THIS DECISION YOU MAKE FOR 4 YRS VS 2YRS.
4. IN ORDER TO SET THESE ELECTIONS ON TRACK THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE A SPECIAL ELECTION, WHICH WOULD EITHER EXTEND AN ALDERMANIC TERM FOR 1 YEAR, OR MAKE A TERM FOR 1 YEAR - THIS WOULD DETRACT FROM THE SAVINGS (the original reason for the change was saving the 8000/4yrs).
5. A BENEFIT FOR THE RESIDENT'S COULD BE A BOARD WITH MORE EXPERIENCE (with time to learn the position, see how things work, and the knowledge of how to make a difference) again this makes your decisions that much more important. as similar to the mayor's race you are choosing the people you think will take the city in the direction, it needs to succeed for the next 4yrs.
6. TO DO THIS HAS TO BE VOTED ON BY YOU THE RESIDENTS, THAT'S A GOOD THING BECAUSE THE DECISION IS LEFT IN YOUR HANDS AND IS YOUR CHOICE.
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW FROM YOU, IS: WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO VOTE YES TO BRING THIS TO A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE, OR (NO) - BECAUSE YOU DO NOT WANT IT AT ALL TO BEGIN WITH, SO DON'T WASTE THE MONEY ON THE BALLOT ISSUE?
(st ann has elected it's aldermen every 2yrs since it became a city)
SURROUNDING CITY'S TERMS FOR ALDERMAN ARE AS FOLLOWS:
BRIDGETON- 2YRS (similar size) NOT A 4TH CLASS CITY LIKE US
ST JOHN- 3YRS NOT A 4TH CLASS CITY LIKE US
BRECKENRIDGE HILLS- 2YRS
EDMUNDSON- 2YRS
WOODSON TERRACE- 4YRS
OVERLAND- 2YRS (similar size)
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERM YEAR NUMBERS HAVE BEEN CORRECTED FROM WHAT WAS PRESENTED TO THE BOARD. AS SEEN IN THE ATTACHMENT
THE REST OF THE MEETING NOTES FOLLOW HERE:
The St Animal Pet Adoptions (our own st ann animal shelter) has been entered into a Grant that needs residential participation to win the Grant of 15,000/10,000/5,000.
you may vote up to 100 times per day sept 26-oct 16th.
Please visit www.stlgrown.com to vote for St. Animal Pet Adoptions.
Shannon and the volunteers would like to create a "Enclosed meet & greet area & Exercise Yard" if they win....but they need your help. share this email and help spread the word please.
SPECIAL MEETING
BILL 2830 -PASSED WITH .177 RESIDENTIAL AND .20 COMMERCIAL AS THE REALESTATE TAX RATE. (THIS IS NOT AN INCREASE TO THE RESIDENT, THE 2010 RATE WAS .177) IT IS NOT A FINANCIAL BURDEN ON THE CITY BECAUSE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE .177 VS THE .19 PROPOSED RATE WAS ONLY $1113.
BILL 2831 PASSED THIS MAINTAINS THE CURRENT TAX RATES FOR BUSINESSES AS SEEN IN THE CITY CODE CHAPTER 605. IT MAINTAINS THE UTILITY TAX RATE WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY SET AT 6% FOR RESIDENTIAL, AND 9% FOR BUSINESS (THIS IS PER GROSS RECEIPTS) AND CAN BE FOUND IN THE CODE IN CHAPTER 620. MAINTAINS THE CITY SALES TAX RATES OF .5 parks, .5 capital, .5 economic, 1%sales, .25 retail ) sorry about not catching the last one, but the code book i read said 1% and is apparently not up to date, so i was trying to ensure i received a copy of the current code and write these amts down at the same time. FOUND IN CHAPTER 135.
AND THE SEWER LATERAL TAX OF 28.00 WAS REDUCED TO 18.00 FOR 2011.
ATTACHED FIND THE CURRENT COPY I RETRIEVED FROM SULLIVAN THAT I HAVE HIGHLIGHTED THE TAXES HERE IN BLUE.
COMMITTEE MEETING
3. COMMUNITY CENTER PRESENTATION:
APPROX COST FOR BASIC NECESSARY UPDATES TO THE COMMUNITY CENTER TO MEET ADA REQUIREMENTS IS 325,000.00. TIM YOUNKER'S WILL CONTINUE TO ATTEMPT TO GET GRANT DOLLARS FOR THIS FROM ST LOUIS COUNTY. THEY HAVE A BOARD OF 12 MEMBERS WHO MAKE THIS DECISION YEARLY, TYPICALLY ST ANN GETS A GRANT EVERY 2-3YRS. WE ARE REPRESENTED ON THE BOARD BY ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS.
4. ITEMS REFERRED FROM REGULAR BOARD MEETING
A. BILL 2825 - THIS WILL GO BEFORE THE BOARD ON OCT 1ST, IT RETURNS THE ALLEY BEHIND LEE'S, SHELL ETC. TO A TWO WAY VS. A ONE WAY. THE PURPOSE OF THE ONE WAY WAS TO SLOW DOWN THE SPEEDERS, HOWEVER IT HAS MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR THE RESIDENT'S WITH GARAGES THAT BACK UP TO THE ALLEY TO GET IN AND OUT OF THEIR GARAGE'S-SO THEY WOULD PREFER IT GO BACK TO A TWO WAY.
5. ITEMS FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR/CITY CLERK
A. WARD REDISTRICTING- FEDERAL LAWS REQUIRE THAT AFTER A CENSUS THE WARDS MAKE UP BE REVIEWED SO THAT THE DISTRICTING IS EQUAL NOT ONLY IN NUMBERS BUT MAKE UP AS WELL.
B. REPLACEMENT OF DEA VEHICLE- DRUG DOLLARS WILL BE USED TO PAY FOR THE VEHICLE, THE CURRENT WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE ARC ZONE FOR DUTY THERE, ONCE THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN FIGURED OUT IT IS USELESS FOR IT'S PURPOSE, THE NEWER VEHICLE WILL BE MORE GAS EFFICIENT AND WILL NOT REQUIRE THE ADDITIONAL COSTS OF THE REGULAR POLICE CARS.
C. JAIL HOLDING OVERFLOW CAGE- COST $3860.00 USED TO HOLD PRISONERS FROM OTHER CITIES WHILE IN ROUTE TO SURROUNDING CITIES WITH WARRANTS FOR THE PRISONER'S. WE DO CHARGE $35/ FOR THIS SO THE CAGE WILL IN THE END BE PAID FOR BY, THOSE WHO USE IT.
D. P & Z REPORT- THERE IS A NEW BAKERY COMING TO 11188"C"OLD ST CHARLES RK RD, BY THE CHURCH AND DOMINOES. CORNERSTONE BAKERY THEIR HOURS WILL BE 6AM-1AM WITH LOTS OF GOODIES AND TREATS FOR YOUR SUGAR TOOTH NEEDS, AND HEALTHY TREATS AS WELL......LOL
E. WINTER WEATHER FORECASTING- REAUTHORIZE THE USE OF THIS SERVICE, IN OUR CASE ASSIDE FROM LETTING THE STREET DEPT KNOW WHEN SNOW AND ICE ARE HITTING, IT WAS ALSO HELPFUL IN THE LAST TORNADO WE HAD LETTING THEM KNOW APPROX. DIRECTION AND TIMING. THIS HELPED OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES AS WELL, PREP FOR SPEEDY RECOVERY. COST FOR YEAR TO US $2229.00.
F. LIQUOR LICENSE- SEOUL GARDEN- BACKGROUND CHECK IS GOOD.
G. MONTHLY FINANCIAL- MOST ACCT'S ON TRACK--GOLF COURSE BEHIND DUE TO HEAT OF SUMMER BUT HOPE THE FALL WEATHER WILL CATCH BACK UP. WORKING WITH OVERLAND FOR POOL USE, AND COMBO EFFORT. ASKED IF MY NUMBERS HAD BEEN CHECKED YET, ON INTEREST FREQUENCY REPORTS-BUT AUDITORS HAD NOT GOTTEN TO THAT YET. THE ISSUE APPEARS TO JUST BE A GLITCH IN THE NUMBER TRACKING, FROM MTH-MTH.
6. ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR AND BOARD OF ALDERMAN
A. VEGITATION & YIELD/NO PARKING SIGNS-GRANT: QUESTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE IE: RATS IS AREAS SURROUNDING LARGE AMTS OF VEGITATION-LAWYER IS LOOKING INTO POSSIBILITIES. ST BERNARD RESIDENTS ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING IN AND OUT OF THEIR DRIVEWAYS WHEN SCHOOL LETS OUT AND STARTS AND ARE LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION TO THEIR PROBLEM.
B. ALDERMANIC TERMS-MULLIGAN (THIS I EXPLAINED IF FURTHER DETAIL ABOVE)
C. FLOWER FUND-SPARKS USED TO PROVIDE FLOWERS TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED THE CITY AND THEIR FAMILY WHEN SOMEONE HAS DECEASED.
D. NORTHWEST CHAMBER-HOFFMAN COST $100.00 HOWEVER IN RETURN HOFFMAN AND JIM S. WILL ATTEND THE NCI CONFERENCE (BUSINESS SHOWCASE) AND REPRESENT ST ANN IN AN EFFORT TO BRING BUSINESSES TO OUR CITY.
OTHER BUSINESS:
SHORT-GLOW IN THE DARK GOLF IS OCT 14TH
ECONOMIC DEV. MEET IS SEPT 28TH
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEET IS OCT 5TH
RENEE AND AMY- TRIVIA NIGHT IS SET FOR FEBRUARY 25TH
AMY-WOULD LIKE CITY TO LOOK INTO A PROGRAM CALLED RED ALERT SIMILAR TO THE SYSTEM THE SCHOOLS USE NOW TO CONTACT PARENTS TO ENSURE COMMUNICATION NEEDS ARE MET.
END OF MEETING
A RESIDENT SHARED THIS WITH ME SO I HAVE ADDED THE INFO FOR YOU AS WELL

Town Hall 9/21/11
 
1st comment-we are not discussing speed camera's
 
1. street improvements- i believe mike said that 22 streets would be microsurfaced 2011 and baltimore would be done by overland.
     in 2012 i think he said 27 streets would get some type of work.
 
2. community center improvements- no money for this at this time, most desired is a walking track, only thing we can do is work on the ada updates needed.
 
3. sewer lateral program- mike will ask the board to reduce this by 10.00 for one year as there is currently in excess of 400,000.00 that is not useable for anything else in the account currently. if a problem occurs then they will ask the board to reset the amt to 28.00 again which is the amount the people elected as the max.
 
other comments off the agenda:
 
31ish citizens were present that i counted.
communicating meeting dates further in advance so more people are aware of them, is needed
apparently we are getting some type of readerboard signs as a result of the international plaza work, stated matt
 
nieghborhood watch meeting oct 5
 
should know about china hub by 9/23, if passed it is expected to help st ann
 
economic committee meeting 9/28
 
rock road corridor necessary for development for st ann's success-see's housing on the rock road as short term.
 
public tax hearing on 9/21 630pm city hall: mayor said not an increase.
current amt is .177 residential, will be set at .19 due to the assessed values going down it is necessary to change the amount to maintain the same income level.
the max amount that the people voted at one time for the city to set their taxes at was .20, the city has never taken the tax to this limit.
 
main reason for townhall was to inform the public of what has happened over the 1st 6 months

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9/6/11 LINK TO REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
COMMITTEE MEETING _8/29/11
 
 
3. items from city administrator/city clerk
   a) COURT FEES FOR JUDICIAL EDUCATION -$1 fee added to court costs to cover the required training costs of our courts dept., and indigent court costs. excess will go into general fund.
   b) RANGE TRAILER MAINTENANCE/AMMUNITION PURCHASE- a service agreement to repair/bring up to standard the police training trailer cost per visit 2195.00-one visit per year expected. Ammo purchased for this training-police are required to re-certify yearly.
   c) INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT-CITY OF OVERLAND-in a test program the city expects to save 13,000.00 by sharing equipment and work load of resurfacing Baltimore Rd. with the city of overland. by contracting this out with the overland work-it's like purchasing in bulk(the more you buy the more you save).
   d) WAIVER OF FEES FOR GARAGE SALE/PET ADOPTION GARAGE SALE- 40 residents have registered for the sale, registration is not required for this date. the board will waive the permit fee for this date only.    the st animal pet adoption's will participage in the sale outside the animal adoption garage.  http://sapamo.webs.com/ 
   e) p&z report- ST TIMOTHY BLIGHTING STUDY- shop n save sectioning off a parcel of land so that their gas station stands on it's own separate land.
the blighting study is the 1st step in the redevelopment plan for st timothy-where the old amoco sits now. a townhall meeting for this is tentatively set for sept 28, watch your locolite for details.
   f) LIQUOR LICENSE/EXPANSION- Smoke n Stuff at 10001 st charles rk rd. has applied for a liquor license. a ward 1 alderman stated he will also expand into the store front next to him.
   g) POOL VENTILATION BIDS- 2 bids received
         carrier at 4 $11627 and c & r at $4920
   h) monthly financial report- court bonds now shown as a separate fund, and due to heat of the summer the golf course may not meet it's budget-the mayor suggested some advertising to offset, and to add advertising into the budget for next year to be more aggressive in this market.
  
 
4. items from mayor/board of alderman
   a) EE holiday appreciation
   b) alley issue w5
   c) TOWN HALL MEETING TENTATIVE DATE
         9/28/11 7PM
         how to pay for community center updates
          development of st timothy
 
other items- parking on st bernard between 7-330 the residents are having problems getting out of their driveways.
  

Synthetic Drug Sales Appear to Take a Big Hit MO's New So-Called Bath Salt Ban Appears To Be Cutting Sales

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/K2-Sales-Soar-98291719.html
 
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/New-synthetic-marajuana-hits-stores-in-Missouri-103100514.html
 
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/New-marijuana-like-substance-concerns-lawmakers-doctors-103978294.html

THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY:

LT. JIMENEZ OFFERED A GREAT PRESENTATION OF HIS CONCEPTS FOR THE PROGRAM.

THE ALDERMANIC CHAMBERS WAS COMPLETELY FULL WITH RESIDENTS READY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE, WE EVEN RAN OUT OF MATERIALS.

MANY GREAT QUESTIONS AND IDEA'S CAME UP OUT OF THIS MEETING AND THE GROUP I BELIEVE WOULD LIKE TO MEET MONTHLY.

ON MY OWN WEBSITE I HAVE SET UP THIS LINK TO PROVIDE SAFETY LINK INFO: AN IDEA THAT CAME OUT OF THE MEETING. http://www.nocofoshojrvbc.com/amypoelker/id30.html

NNWI http://www.nnwi.org/index.asp

http://www.nocofoshojrvbc.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/nnwihandbook0001.pdf

http://www.nocofoshojrvbc.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/burglarybasics0001.pdf



LOOKS LIKE THIS IS A GREAT SITE FOR CHILD SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS TO LOOK THRU
IT WAS POSTED ON THE ST ANN SITE ALREADY JUST DIFFICULT TO FIND

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=713

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM, IT'S NOT TOO LATE. CONTACT LT. JIMENEZ AT 314-427-8009 OR TALK TO YOUR WARD ALDERPERSON.

8/16/11
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
 
   i thought tonights 1st meeting got off to a good start. it was mostly a meet n greet no official notes and i'm afraid i did not write down all the members names because i thought there would be notes taken, but here is a breif summary of what i took notes on:
 
    the table was full and as soon as i get a list of names i will update this: regions bank mgr Matt Bohn, steve Erdelin-marketing, donna gamache-prior ec member, todd billy-lawyer, eileen-state rep, leo-pres of aldermanic board, both owners of the waiting room, James and Shannon Nichols-, another mo rep -_______________, ward 2 retiree of anheuser  Ken Stevens, ward 5 resident cathie burkard,  resident Conrad Wellenkamp & Jan Gerhardt  the mayor and missing Larry Perney NW C of Commerce . other aldermen present were leo and dan (w5), ross (w1) & of course myself.  mike had everyone introduce themselves and what they may bring to the table...it felt like a good mix to me.   he explained his 3 goals which were to attack development is 3 tiers
NWP
ST CHARLES RK RD
NATURAL BRIDGE EXTENSION
 
He stated that we definitely need to bring up to code our housing stock and maintain to regain pride in our city. he has a few ideas in mind for this an awareness program, neighborhood watch program, pride program. appearance of our city is important to attracting economic development. finding money to maintain and upgrade our streets/parks without a tax increase and using the block grant program to make available funds for 75% of that money to help neighbors repair their homes will help some.
   a member bought out what he felt may be some con's may be to the aerotropolis for st ann @ being asked what could be bad about that for us.
some of those things mentioned are:
*tax incentives given to those who will build warehouse space when currently st louis has 18% unused warehouse space already
*no plans in place to build a true aerotropolis
*concerns of someone with little st louis experience sponsoring the bill
*its a 20yr project not 2yrs, so 3 cargo planes will not make an economy
*concerns that mo gave 7mil of taxpayer $$$ to move walmart 1.5miles down the road costing us 2-300,000.00 a year.
*this is taking money from seniors
*400pg bill on pages 151&152 states that only 10 jobs will be created by 2013.(i believe that was the year)
_______________________________________
pro: tax dollars will not be paid unless jobs are created and buildings are completed
 
just bullet notes below(again thought notes were being taken but since not wanted ya's to know what parts i picked up on)
 
mall possiblilities: tear down, or community village with restaurants, family things to do like ice skating etc.
 
passenger traffic increase revenue
 
need fortune 500 companies to make airport a hub again
 
airport owned by city
 
relationship with bridgeton and clay makes a difference
 
we need to market our local businesses better
 
credit union at st gregory should start in spring
 
we need to change the image of st charles rock road: street scaping, landscaping maintenance(overgrown weeds/bushes)
the rock road is landlocked, need to look at this
 
going green = fed $$
bike trails/wheelchair routes
 
idea: think big (architectural competition)
 
natural bride expansion study in process-cold water creek and issue
transportation dev. dist(umsl to cypress--2 lanes of traffic, 2 lanes of bke trails)
west entrance to airport difficult
 
hotels, 18-hole golf course
 
mayor asked them to bring ideas to the table next session
how to fill vacant properties
erlenden chimed back with market the economic dev.
 
state rep suggested formal meeting notes, looking into the certified sites program
 
governor big in scientific development
 
mike had heard data storage will be big
 
eileen volunteered donna gammanche to be secretary(apparently she has done this before also)
 
 
 
 
8/15/11
COMMUNITY CENTER ADVISEMENT
 
many residents attended and quite a few good idea's came out of the group. still left to be decided...how to finance this project without raising taxes. biggest need right now is to make sure we are ada compliant...stay tuned for more meetings and info on this matter.

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED SEE DETAILS HERE 8/22/11

REGULAR MEETING _8_/_1_/11
 
 MUNINCIPAL ASSISTANCE CORPORATION MEETING.
3. COMMUNICATIONS / PUBLIC COMMENT
    A.) APPROVAL OF MINUTES 7-5,25-11 COMMITTEE
     B.)SPECIAL EVENT-CAR WASH (SOCCER TEAM)
 
4. items from city administrator/city clerk
   a) BILL 2821 - LAKESIDE ROOFING, WESTPORT POOLS & PENNY WINDOWS FOR POOL. 
   b) RESOLUTION 2011-2 A BLIGHTING STUDY AT ST CHARLES RK RD/ST TIMOTHY LN.
  
 
 
 
NORTHWEST PLAZA APPARENTLY DID NOT SELL FOR 2.9 MIL. THE OWNER'S HAD A MINIMUM BID REQUIREMENT THAT WAS NOT MET. - WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED AS I AM INFORMED.
 
AUG 10th - Party in the Park - a tribute to Elvis should be an exciting evening, i am told.
 
AUG 15th - parks meeting on condition of the community center from the Study just  done. held at 630 at the community center
 
AUG 16th - 1st Meeting of our Economic committee to make short and long term plans for st ann's development. held at city hall 630pm.
 
AUG 17th - 1st Neighborhood Watch meeting held at city hall 7pm Jimenez will also have an after meeting event for those who would like to stay and learn how to recognize the signs of drug use.
 
more public meetings to be announced later, for development, keep an eye on the website and the locolite.
 
 

 
COMMITTEE  MEETING 7/25/11
3. items from cheif of police
a) arc/travel safe zone update-jan 2010-july 19,2010 there were 42 accidents on I-70 in st ann. july 19,2010-end of 2010, there were only 10 accidents in the newly created ARC Zone. jan 2011-july 19,2011 only 10 accidents thus far this year in the arc zone. a definite success in reducing accidents on I-70 in st ann. patrols are mostly during daytime, it would be more dangerous at night and difficult to see. even with 9,229 tickets written there have been speeders who continue to fly down the highway. while catching our speeder's our officers have also successfully caught:
1-dwi
2-C & i
12-follow too close
41-improper lane use
6-failed to yield
58-seat belt violations
3- child restraint violations
282-driver's license violations
435-no insurance
54-vehicle registration
18-equipment violation's
23-felony arrest
267- traffic/fugitives
 
WOW-good thing we are up there, GREAT Job to our police force!!!
 
 
4. items from city administrator/city clerk
a) pool renovation & mower repair-it is time to price out the items of the pool renovations that, the city has to contribute to. apparently the countian is the paper that most of the businesses that are looking to bid out jobs for, keep an eye on.
ventilation-bidding to be done in august
windows- penny came back with 37,500
mechanics-westport pools came back with 40815
roofing-
lakeside-68757
frederick-112530
no one else put in a bid
tim had the roofers put in an additional bid for the roofs on pavillion's 1,2,3 as they are right next to the pool...
frederick-39559
lakeside-12935
 
our large mower for the parks had an emergency expense on the hydraulic pump, our guys did the work but the cost of parts was approx 2200. replacing the mower's is likely in the future at this time they are 15 years old, and the repairs are starting to add up.
 
b) park system and capital planning-we must now look to the future of our parks system. matt has asked that the parks board begin to review not only expenses in the parks for the future, but new and innovative ways that we can create revenue to supply to this system. Please if you have any ideas, the parks board meets the 3rd monday of every month, 630pm at the community center-much input will be needed. it would appear that back in 2001 decisions were made due to economic stress that has stretched the parks dollars, the general revenue fund has had to absorb the difference. You passed a park tax that at the time brought in about
1-2,000,000., to cover the huge and gorgeous park system we take pride in today. however that same tax now only brings in 400-450,000./year. while our parks system is budgeted to cost- well i added up about 1.9 million in the 2010 budget when the pool was operational.
Many expenses have been left behind, over the last 10yrs. i will list them for you here:
 
golf course-
exterior iron fencing-75,000
#5,6 bridge replacement-80,000
club house banister-12,000
new restroom facility by shed-75,000
replacement greens(25,000/green)-225,000
 
parks-
hockey rink wall-60,000
tiemeyer tennis ct surface-85,000
tiemeyer pavillion pillars replaced with stone-45,000
pav 1-2-3 restrooms renovated-25,000
st ann park pav 3 replaced 150,000
playground buder park-60,000
playground livingston/wright park-60,000
iron fencing frontage tiemeyer/st ann-100,000
replace pedestrian bridge st ann pk-70,000
replace vatterot backstops-80,000
replace practice field backstops(5)-75,000
 
dredge lake, deck,upper pool fall-450,000(this is why fish are dying in the lake-not enough room in lake for oxygen)
 
new parking lot for tiemeyer pav. 4-150,000
new amplitheatre by lake-130,000
Dog Park-125,000--working on donations
 
the above items are more of a wish list/need
 
a boiler for the pool is needed-100,000
the rails in the roof must be painted to prevent rust.
 
below are need to prioritize for 2012
 
tractor 40-50hp-now broke, cannot fix- parks-25,000
toro 580d groundmaster mower 12 & 15yrs old -2- parks 165,000
walk behind deck mower parks-5,500
dually 1ton wide tool/boom lift truck parks-62,000
fairway mower-golf-45,000
sand trap rake golf-18,000
vehicle 12yrs old -community center-27,000
parks garage roofing leaking 5yrs parks-60,000
john deere gator carts 15yrs old with dump-2- golf-18,000
portable basketball goals community ctr-3,500
restroom partitions-vandalized-parks-25,000
border edging for playgrounds parks-50,000
totaling 504,000--remember the tax only brings in now 400-450,000/yr.
 
keeping in mind that none of these expenses include the problems the community center itself, is experiencing: having personally been given a tour-if you look when you go in, observe the following:
 
ceiling in the gym-the outside roof in need as well
the rust getting out of control on the double doors
    if there is a heavy rain, the employees almost have
to sandbag in the back to keep the water damage to a
minimum.
the upper balcony was converted to storage for safety reasons in the big gym
  i am told there are refrigeration issues as well, just did not observe myself.
   the carpeting-not really that bad however the tile square can become a safety problem as laid
  of course there are some definite ada needs.
Like i said in the beginning of this section:
   
     Please if you have any ideas, the parks board meets the 3rd monday of every month, 630 pm at the community center-much input will be needed.
 
they did have an idea that would help, not increase taxes, yet required the switching of a tax already in place...they were not sure if it was feasible though to put to a vote with you as of yet.
 
WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL PARKS SYSTEM, WE WILL NEED THE AID OF THE COMMUNITY FOR IDEA'S IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN WHAT WE HAVE, AND BUILD UPON THAT, TO KEEP ST ANN THE FAMILY ORIENTATED COMMUNITY WE ARE USE TO BEING.
 
 
 
c) requests- new life church would like to use pav 2 in st ann on sun. sept 11 to do a memorial service and have food, games, music, and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. ___discussion pursured but it looks like it will be on the agenda.
  on aug 10th at the party in the park, the goldfarb school of nursing, would like to have a booth to make available some Emergency Preparedness Materials for those who would like them.
d) mac annual meeting- Municipal Assistance Corporation- apparently the board members make up the board of directors, simple meeting required for IRS purposes.
e) street light inventory- matt and a few other cities have been working on inventorying the street lights because they felt the invoicing on the street light bill was a little high.
   turns out they were right: there is a discrepancy.
   we counted 664 poles-ameren bills us for 703
we rent the wood poles and we counted 285 ameren bills for 356.
   all together the city should see and annual savings of 10,000.00 not including ameren increases in fees.
 
    GREAT JOB MATT
 
f) monthly financial report/mid-year budget- the budget was reviewed, and matt did a great job of teaching us how to read his budget materials
     THANX MATT
 
5. items from mayor/board of alderman
a) dog park & permit issue-poelker (ANNE CASHEL, a resident in ward 3, approached me about using the old fence from the st ann tennis ct for a dog park. Anne presented an enormous amt of information. Funding is a concern, a resident offered some free fencing, schraeder offered to price it(once he had the measurements). In order to seek funding Anne was just looking for a committment on the land. she will works thru the parks dept. to further this development. My thoughts: more people visiting st ann, More people spending money in st ann...
   the permit issue was just a suggestion, however the business owner's do need to supply a working number in order for the city to get in touch with them, Bill is correct.)
b) city wide yard sale-sparks (9/10/11 suggested)
c) overgrown landscaping-grant (an effort to work on an ordinance that would aid in the control of landscaping issues w/ neighbors, however since the eye is in the beholder-unless a debris or health issue is caused by a neighbor's landscaping choice-it is their choice to make)
d) economic dev committee-Corcoran (hopes to have the names ready by friday, still has to talk to a few, on the suggested list.)
 
other details spoken of:
  park rangers, 24hr number for street/park emergencies, who is responsible for promoting businesses into st ann-apparently realator's that work for the building owner's are the main source, alderpeople can only suggest to people to seek out the real estate people, for additional info. ex i sent a suggestion to matt that he said he would forward. which is why i asked.

AGENDA 7/25/11 ARC ZONE, PARKS EXPENSES,POOL RENOVATION, MID YEAR BUDGET REPORT

REGULAR MEETING 7/5/11
 
3. COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC COMMENT
   a) APPROVAL OF MINUTES 5/10 SPECIAL, 5/30 COMMITTEE & 6/6 REGULAR
 
   b) WEST OVERLAND FIRE DISTRICT REQUEST- MDA collection authorization
 
   c) APPOINTMENTS 1 to p&z, 1 to board of adjustment, 1 to police commission.
 
   d) PUBLIC COMMENTS - AGENDA ITEMS
  
4. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS- all bills passed, i voted yes on all
   a)BILL 2816 COMMUNITY CENTER GRANT STUDY - we have a 4000.00 grant to put towards a study for the community center for renovation or re design a new facility approx cost 11600.00 to city. Money to actually do the project would have to be voted on by the residents as likely it would have to come to a bond issue...there should be community meetings about this as well...please let me know how you feel about this possibility.
 
   b) BILL 2817 EQUIPMENT FOR NEW DETECTIVE VEHICLES - insurance payout from suspect hitting a police car and additional drug forfeiture funds to pay for this, the equipment is not transferable and the rest of the money will go towards paying for the other police cars, dea $ can be tracked thru the law enforcement fund
 
   c) BILL 2818 2011 VACATION BUY-BACK - ee's would prefer july payout vs december the ordinance will remain the same in case anything comes up in future years, however since the cash flow is better this year than the 2 previous those ee's who would like this in july vs dec. will be allowed for this year.
 
   d) BILL 2819 WAVIER OF BUILDING PERMIT FEES FOR STORM DAMAGE VICTIMS-HOFFMAN
    thanx to alderman of ward 4 hoffmann the city has decided that those who lost so much in the tornado that hit nw st ann will have their permit fees waived for reconstruction of their homes
 
   e) BILL 2820 AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF LIQUOR LICENSES WHICH MAY BE ISSUED BY THE CITY FOR SALE OF LIQUOR BY THE DRINK.   TOTAL NOT TO EXCEED (8). THIS ONE EXTENED FROM THE JUNE 6TH BOARD MEETING.
  
5. APPROVAL OF MONTHLY REPORTS & WARRANT LIST
 
6. PUBLIC COMMENT- NON AGENDA ITEMS
7. ADJOURNMENT

 
COMMITTEE MEETING _6_/_27_/11
3. items from city administrator/city clerk

a) COMMUNITY CENTER GRANT STUDY - we have a 4000.00 grant to put towards a study for the community center for renovation or re design a new facility approx cost 11600.00 to city. Money to actually do the project would have to be voted on by the residents as likely it would have to come to a bond issue...there should be community meetings about this as well...please let me know how you feel about this possibility.

b) EQUIPMENT FOR NEW DETECTIVE VEHICLES - insurance payout from suspect hitting a police car and additional drug forfeiture funds to pay for this, the equipment is not transferable and the rest of the money will go towards paying for the other police cars, dea $ can be tracked thru the law enforcement fund

c) 2011 VACATION BUY-BACK - ee's would prefer july payout vs december the ordinance will remain the same in case anything comes up in future years, however since the cash flow is better this year than the 2 previous those ee's who would like this in july vs dec. will be allowed for this year.

d) 2012 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM - 24 streets @ 1,125,000.00 and yes i asked why my street was put on the list for 2012 when it was not on the 5yr plan presented for vote last year - the answer was that, with the additional capital improvements money that would come in and some expenditures that are being made this year that won't have to happen next year, there was extra money to put toward additional streets and apparently concrete is quite cheap right now.

e) WEST OVERLAND FIRE DISTRICT REQUEST- MDA collection authorization

f) p&z report- business waiting on further info to be supplied

g) monthly financial report-
  

4. items from mayor/board of alderman

a) WAVIER OF BUILDING PERMIT FEES FOR STORM DAMAGE VICTIMS-HOFFMAN
    thanx to alderman of ward 4 hoffmann the city has decided that those who lost so much in the tornado that hit nw st ann will have their permit fees waived for reconstruction of their homes
b) CITY WIDE YARD SALE - SPARKS- previously suggested by ward 4 sherry hoffman: looks like we may have an active date for this city wide sale of august 6th, i believe the permit fee for yard sales will be waived for this event so keep an eye on the st ann website and sign up to get rid of all those unwanted goodies that others may be able to use.

REGULAR MEETING 6/6/11
 
3.  COMMUNICATION/PUBLIC COMMENT
 
a) approval of minutes 5/2/11
b) president of board as a whole-leo
c) appointments -  shawn short to replace joe simpson-resigned position
d) 2011 LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS-                                               CODE ?
e) THE ASHBY SPECIAL EVENT
f) 2012 CDBG BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
       75% RESIDENTS-25% STREETS
g) public comment-agenda items
 
4. bills for 2nd reading
 
yes, 1 yr test-pavillion roof, water fountain, hockey rink & side walk seen from pool where dirt is washing away... to be fixed in house as a result- a) bill 2805- grass trimming outsource quotes...only savings is re assigned manhours as city est. 17,000.00 as their expense. lowest bid is 25720.00, the city feels they can make up the cost in park repairs,ie:fountain, hockey rink, pavillion- that they can get done vs outsourcing.
yes, not retroactive-b) bill 2810-car wash business license  REDUCTION TO MEET COMPETITIVE PRICING IN SURROUNDING CITIES.
waiver for late fees, during consideration.
  
 
5.
introduction of bills
 
no/would accept water drainage & a re look in 2 yrs when city hall is paid off unless health risk were present-a) bill 2811 facility study city hall has 2 major water run off issues and the old street dept garage needs repair/replacement. back parking lot needs to be secured, covered parking needs to be considered to keep unused police vehicles out of the elements. DH architects phase 1 of the costs are to create the design estimated at 11800.00 phase 2 cost to be determined... clayton engineering 4200.00 preliminary site study...both co have many excluded additional costs to be billed.
yes-b) bill 2812 trade in police sidearms glock is offering a program which would cost 55.00/unit to upgrade to a more efficient model. this was scheduled to replace in 2012 however then it may be at cost which is 409/unit. dea $ in use
yes-c) bill 2813 CC compressor for a/c replacement-verbal quote from c/r $7997
yes- d) bill 2814 an ordinance electing that the director of revenue collect and allocate the city's existing 0.5% capital improvement sales tax in the manner set forth in "option 2" of section 94.890.4 rsmo
yes-e)bill 2815 st louis cty SAVES program agreement with st louis county allowing them to run a low interest energy efficient loans program to the residents for 3 years

COMMITTEE MEETING 5/31/11
 
3. Items referred from May 2, 2011 meeting
  YES, seen a cost comparison, 1 year tracking then redecide - a) bill
2805- grass trimming outsource quotes...only savings is re assigned manhours as city est. 17,000.00 as their expense. lowest bid is 25720.00, the city feels they can make up the cost in park repairs, that they can get done vs outsourcing.
   yes, not retroactive-b) bill 2810-car wash business license LICENSING CURRENTLY AT 200/BAY. REDUCTION TO MEET COMPETITIVE PRICING IN SURROUNDING CITIES, ON THE AGENDA.
 
4. items from city administrator/city clerk
   yes-a) CC compressor for a/c replacement-verbal quote from c/r 7997, written quote carrier 10971.49
   yes-b) st louis cty SAVES program agreement with st louis county allowing them to run a low interest energy efficient loans program to the residents for 3 years
   yes-c) trade in police sidearms glock is offering a program which would cost 55.00/unit to upgrade to a more efficient model. this was scheduled to replace in 2012 however then it may be at cost which is 409/unit.
   no, wording vague-d) conditional occupancy ordinance a tool to ensure that nuisance properties are maintained as they would have to go thru occupancy inspections every 3 months for a year with positive results, in order to apply for a non-conditional occupancy permit.
   no/would do water drainage-e) facility study city hall has 2 major water run off issues and the old street dept garage needs repair/replacement. back parking lot needs to be secured, covered parking needs to be considered to keep unused police vehicles out of the elements.  DH architects phase 1 of the costs are to create the design estimated at 11800.00   phase 2 cost to be determined... clayton engineering 4200.00 preliminary site study...both co have many excluded additional costs to be billed.
   yes if reversed f) 2012 CDBG funding (92700) typically 75% is allocated to streets and 25% to residents for county home improvement program
   yes g) 2011 liquor license renewal & the ashby special event  12-8 on june 11th outdoor benefit including motorcycle show, bike wash, music and outdoor alcholic beverages proceeds to go to victims of Joplin, Mo tornado. license fees due june 30th
   yes if 19000 h) sale of surplus police vehicles  6 cars are in running shape 4 are not bids are
13,000/15,279/18,000/19,000
   yes i)  decommission st ann park tennis court cost to repair well above 100,000.00 the courts have been closed since 2005, reccommendation to level the courts.
   j) monthly financial report- see below
 
5. items from mayor/board of alderman
   a) president of board as a whole-leo
   b) paper streets - sparks if res pays
   c) san carlos st - grant traffic trailer place on street for 14 days tracked 2,603 cars average speed 20.06mph, minimum speed=11mph, maximum speed=65mph, 50% at 20mph, 85% at 23mph so 15%(390 cars) of 2603 were above 23mph(max 39mph)...the request is to make it a one way street. see if residents want this
   d) pet adoption program - grant done
   e) appointments - corcoran shawn short to replace joe simpson-resigned position
   f) Neighborhood Program - corcoran yes
   g)Capital Improvement Sales Tax - corcoran under gov study

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HI,
 
     Again I would like to Thank you for this opportunity to serve you the citizen's of St. Ann. I invite you all to join me on Monday at 7:30 when I am sworn in. This I believe will be done after the voting part of the meeting this time. Though I will not be able to participate in this month's voting, I have forwarded my question's and answers to my partner for review in making her decisions.
     Hope to see as many as possible and please don't forget to check back here often and either use my email or the anonymous contact info to let me know, what questions you have on the info i post from the meeting and/or your POV for a vote.
     Thanx again......Amy

MEETING 5 2 2011

4/25/11     630pm - Commitee Meeting
 
3. items from city administrator/city clerk
 
    a) COPS Hiring Grant- grant to pay for 3 years at entry level salary and benefits, must retain for 1 year after grant ends but do not have to replace spot if retiree's or terminations take place. ST. ANN ELIGIBLE FOR 1.9 OFFICERS-if given the grant.
 
    b) Lease/Purchase vehicle for yard waste collection-$20 savings/month to residents?  AS OF THE 2000 CENSUS THERE WERE 3,560 HOMES IN ST ANN THE CITY PAYS 14,000/MONTH FOR THIS SERVICE
   $14,000/3560 =$3.93/HOUSEHOLD/MONTH
COST OF TRUCK-$102476.00 AT 4%INT. FOR 3YRS. NO ADDITIONAL COST FOR INSURANCE. PAYMENT $2952.40*36=106286.40/3YR= $35428.80/YR FOR 3 YRS. WE PAY ALLIED $14000.00*12=$168000.00/YR SO PENDING SALARIES/GAS/TIRE REPLACEMENT/REPAIRS/OIL/DEPRECIATION, ETC.  IS WHERE CITY WOULD SEE SAVINGS/HOUSEHOLD IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE BILL THE CITIZENS RECEIVE NOW.
 
    c) Holy Trinity Liquor License- fair 9/16,17
 
    d) Pool Usage-suggested governmental sharing for 2011 with bridgeton/woodson terrace, Tim Yonker's will follow up.
        
    e) Parks Grass Trimming-outsource quotes...only savings is re assigned manhours as city est. 17,000.00 as their expense. lowest bid is 25720.00, the city feels they can make up the cost in park repairs, that they can get done vs outsourcing.
 
    f)  2011 pavement management/international plaza update- PRESENTATION AS TO STREET CONDITIONS-SOME NOT UP TO EXPECTATIONS, DISCOVERED PREP WORK NEEDED TO BE ADJUSTED.                 
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA-MAIN ISSUE NOTED IS THAT DRAINAGE MUST MEET FED. STANDARDS SO WILL NEED TO BE FILTERED BEFORE IT GOES INTO SEWER'S-WE WILL HAVE TO CLEAN THE FILTERS.
PAYKEN REPORT-VINCE HAMM TRAINED IN USE OF THE PAVER INSPECTION PROCESS. STREETS MICROSURFACED IN 2008 HAVE A PCI OF 83.7 WHILE STREETS DONE IN 2009 ARE AT 79.5 (SHOULD BE 85), 2010 STREETS ARE AT 90.0 THERE ARE 100 ST'S OUT OF THE CITIES 229 THAT ARE ON THE 5 YR MICROSURFING CYCLE. THE AVG. PCI IN ANY GIVEN YEAR FOR THESE IS 80. THAT MEANS THE OTHER 129 STREETS ARE BELOW A PCI OF 50 WITH APPROX. 35/129 BELOW A PCI OF 30. THOSE BELOW A PCI OF 35 WILL REQUIRE COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION. THE CITY WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY FOR STP/MODOT GRANTS THRU EAST-WEST GATEWAY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS WHEN APPROPIATE TO MAINTAIN OUR ARTERIAL ROAD SYSTEM.
 
    g) cypress/natural bridge/pear tree corridor study-500,000 grant - cost is above with hr green additional 245,793.45 negotated down 10% from original bid. this is a required environmental study necessary before any building can be done towards the natural bridge extension.
 
    h) intergovernmental cooperation agreement-city of overland-use of their equip, manpower, expertise to pave our streets...5000.00 + MATERIAL for baltimore (test).
 
     i) Vatterot request- removal of no parking signs from ashby right of way along west side of cecil whitaker's. SIGNS WERE ORIGINALLY PLACED TO PREVENT ACCIDENT'S FROM RIGHT OF WAY ONTO ASHBY...FROM NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE AROUND CARS.
 
     j) monthly financial report/2010 budget compilation amendment-
 
 
4. items from mayor/board of alderman
 
     a) carwash business license-LICENSING CURRENTLY AT 200/BAY. REDUCTION TO MEET COMPETITIVE PRICING IN SURROUNDING CITIES, ON THE AGENDA.
 
    

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BILL 2802 PASSED ON 4/11/11: AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN EASEMENT WITH MISSOURI AMERICAN WATER COMPANY REGARDING THE ASHBY ROAD PROJECT.--RE-ROUHT THE WATER PIPE, CURRENTLY IT RUNS UNDER THE BRIDGE.

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ONLINE OPEN EACH FOLDER: -- THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF ST. ANN ADOPTING ORDINANCE-- TITLE I. GOVERNMENT CODE-- TITLE II. PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE-- TITLE III. TRAFFIC CODE-- TITLE IV. LAND USE-- TITLE V. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION-- TITLE VI. BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION

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