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									                                     CITY OF BELLA VILLA
                           OFFICIAL MINUTES OF ALDERMAN MEETING
                                         JULY 28, 2011

CALL TO ORDER:                  7:00 P.M.

ROLL CALL
    Mayor Joanne Yates                           Present
    Alderman Steve Grey                          Present
    Alderman John Franklin                       Present
    Alderwoman Mary Sikorski                     Present
    Alderwoman Tammie Keadle                     Present
    Alderwoman Donna Puleo                       Present
    Alderman Jeffrey Robinson                    Present
Quorum

OTHERS PRESENT
   Jessica Liss, City Attorney
   Brian Manuele, Police Chief
   Bill Redwine, Street and Sewer Commissioner
   Betty Rizos, City Clerk
   Alice Lotspeich, Health and Sanitation Commissioner

RESIDENTS IN ATTENDANCE
   Barbara Savalick
   Tom Yates
   John Grevas

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

POINT OF ORDER
Mayor Yates made two Points of Order first to add to the Agenda a Resolution for Bill and
Ordinance numbers for the Ordinance Establishing False Alarms. The second Point of Order was
to move the Street Commissioner Redwine to the top of the Agenda.

STREET AND SEWER COMMISSIONER
Commissioner Redwine will be talking to MSD in the next week about the erosion problem
behind Sandra Ct. and San Gabriel. He believes a lot of the problem there is the MSD outlet that
has caused a washout.

Commissioner Redwine discussed the next project for new streets. His suggestion was to start
with Bella Villa Street. He asked the Board for approval to get bids in concrete and asphalt for the
new street. He also would like to get the concrete repaired on Fawn Circle.
Alderwoman Sikorski asked to get seven copies of the contract proposals. His suggestion was to
have the street done in concrete.



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Alderwoman Sikorski made a motion to get bids from at least 3 contractors for Bella Villa, and
was seconded by Alderwoman Puleo
On roll call:
Yeas: 6        Robinson, Puleo, Keadle, Sikorski, Franklin, Grey
Noes: 0

Alderwoman Keadle made a motion to get 3 bids to repair Fawn Circle and was seconded by
Alderwoman Sikorski.
On roll call:
Yeas: 6       Robinson, Puleo, Keadle, Sikorski, Franklin, Grey
Noes: 0

Alderwoman Keadle advised Commissioner Redwine that the storm drain at 3944 E Dallas has,
she thinks been run over by an 18 wheeler and is cracked and tilted down. Commissioner
Redwine will take a look at that.

Street Commissioner Redwine also suggested getting 3 or 4 bids for snow removal.
Alderwoman Sikorski made a motion to get bids for snow removal and was seconded by
Aldermen Robinson.
On roll call:
Yeas: 6        Robinson, Puleo, Keadle, Sikorski, Franklin, Grey
Noes: 0

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Alderwoman Sikorski made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Budget meeting June 16,
2011. Alderwoman Puleo seconded the motion.
All were in favor.
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to approve the June 16, 2011 Closed Session Board Meeting
minutes. Alderman Robinson seconded the motion.
On roll call vote:
Yeas: 6 Grey, Sikorski, Robinson, Puleo, Franklin, Keadle.
Noes: 0

Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Community Development
meeting from June 23, 2011 and Alderwoman Sikorski seconded.
All were in favor.
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular Board Meeting June 23,
2011 and Alderwoman Sikorski seconded.
All were in favor.

APPROVAL OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Alderwoman Sikorski asked about the Aflac account no. 2075 with a $131.02 balance. Clerk
Rizos said that is a personal account for employees and she will check on that.
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to approve the financial statements of June, 2011 and
Alderwoman Sikorski seconded.
All were in favor.

MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Yates asked the Board if anyone wanted to Spend the Day at the Zoo, it was an invitation
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for a free day and no one was interested.
She also announced that the annual Banquet for the Mayors of Small Cities is Oct 13, 2011 and
there were two complimentary dinners available to any Board member.
She also reported that Feed My People are in dire need of food for their food bank.
She also asked if anyone was interested in Master of Public Health Management and Certificate
Program at St. Louis University that is being offered.
Mayor Yates reported that car 3 decals were removed and the title has been taken to D & N
Automotive to donate to the Jefferson Boys & Girls Club.
Mayor Yates reported that Laclede Gas asked if a link could be put on the Cities web site for
them and she has done that.

POLICE REPORT
Police Chief Manuele reported that car #5 had all of its emergency equipment and decals
removed and is now ready to be advertised for bid or for sale. Alderwoman Puleo believed it
should be put for sale.
He also reported that Loughborough Auto Body will be able to begin repairs for hail damage to
car #1 on August 29 and then car #2 will go in immediately after car #1.
Chief Manuele also reported that he has contacted Mo. State Highway Patrol Fleet Sales in
Jefferson City. He has been informed there are a number of 2008 and 2009 Ford Crown
Victoria’s with 54,000 miles for sale. The cost for the 2008 would be $13,250.00 and the 2009 is
$14,750.00. Alderwoman Keadle suggested buying the 2008 if the car had the same mileage as
the 2009.
Chief Manuele also reported that he did not know if the City had an emergency disaster plan, and
the police officers were not trained in N.I.M.S.
The Chief has also spoken with Josh Restivo, (the computer IT person) to insure that the
R.E.J.I.S. equipment is properly intergraded into our computer network. Josh thought it would
take 4 hours.
He also reported that the C.A.R.E. (computer assisted report entry) reporting system is now being
utilized.
He reported that the codes for Title II the public health, safety and welfare ordinances have been
entered into the Mobile Ticketing System and currently Title III the traffic code ordinance are
being entered. And following that Title IV, V & VI The land use and building code business and
occupation code ordinance will be entered.

Mayor Yates reported that she and Alderman Grey, Robinson, Keadle and resident Barbara
Savalick are all N.I.M.S. certified. Mayor Yates asked Alderman Grey if there was a disaster
plan in place while he was Mayor. Alderman Grey thought there used to be one. Mayor Yates
will investigate and place it on the Agenda for August.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Treasurer Ruth Ann Frank reported on the financials for the month. She report there was a loss
for the month of June due to the construction of the new alley between Ruprecht and Zeiss. There
was also a discussion about commercial trucks parking in the alley. Mayor Yates will place this
issue on the Agenda for August.

HEALTH AND SANITATION
Health Commissioner Alice Lotspeich reported on the citation she wrote for the month. She also
reported on various locations that are not in compliance with health and sanitation ordinances,
mostly with tall grass. She also asked if an Alderperson or two could contact the resident at 764
Dallas to talk to him about the grass. Lotspeich wanted to know where the street sign for the alley
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was. Alderwoman Sikorski said Greg Sikorski has the sign. Lotspeich also asked about the hill
on Dallas Ct. where the weeds are still overgrown. Alderman Grey will spray the weeds again.
The Yard of the Month went to 713 Avenue H.
Her report will be included with the July minutes.

BUILDING COMMISSIONER
Building Commissioner John Franklin reported on the permits he issued for the month. His
report is included with the June minutes.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Vacant

PARKS
Park Commissioner Keadle had nothing to report.

Ward One
Alderman Franklin reported that the cage has been taken down at 730 Ruprecht. He has talked to
the resident at 600 Dallas about his erosion problem At 505 Dallas there is trees and overgrown
vegetation and would like to go there with Commissioner Lotspeich.

Ward Two
Alderwoman Keadle reported that Ron Winkelmann has complained to her that at
503 E. Dallas the grass is high and there are trash bags in the back yard. She advised him to call
City Hall and complain or the Finance Company.

Alderman Grey had nothing to report.

Ward Three
Alderman Robinson had nothing to report.

Alderwoman Sikorski had nothing to report.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Resolution to Amend Bill #493 Ordinance 472
Mayor Yates explained that the Bill #493 and Ordinance #472 have already been used and this
resolution is to change the bill and ordinance numbers only.
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to read in title only Resolution 201101 in title only and was
seconded by Alderwoman Sikorski.
Mayor Yates read in title only 201101 “A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BILL AND
ORDINANCE NUMBERS ASSIGNED TO THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FALSE
ALARMS:
Alderwoman Sikorski made a motion for the second reading of Resolution 201101 and
Alderwoman Puleo seconded.
All were in favor.
Mayor Yates read in title only 201101 “A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE BILL AND
ORDINANCE NUMBERS ASSIGNED TO THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FALSE
ALARMS:
On roll call vote:
Yeas: 6 Grey, Sikorski, Robinson, Puleo, Franklin, Keadle.
Noes: 0
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Thus Bill Number 493 becomes Bill Number 498 and Ordinance Number 472 becomes
Ordinance Number 477.

Ordinance to adopt the budget 2011-1012
Alderwoman Sikorski made a motion to read the Ordinance to approve the 2011-2012 Budget
with the change to account number 8800 Police Vehicle to $15,000.00 and Alderwoman Puleo
seconded the motion.
All were in favor.
Mayor Yates read bill No 497 “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLA VILLA,
MISSOURI, APPROVING THE BUDGET FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.”
Alderwoman Keadle made a motion to read a second time in title only with the noted changes’
All were in favor
Mayor Yates read bill No 497 “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLA VILLA,
MISSOURI, APPROVING THE BUDGET FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR.”
Alderwoman Keadle made a motion to read a second time in title only with the noted changes
Alderwoman Keadle made a motion to approve the Ordinance to approve the Budget with the
changes and Alderwoman Sikorski seconded.
On roll call vote:
Yeas: 6 Grey, Sikorski, Robinson, Puleo, Franklin, Keadle.
Noes: 0
Thus Bill No 497 became Ordinance 476.

NEW BUSINESS
Bill No. 499.
An Ordinance to amend the Definitions regarding semi-private fences was explained by Mayor
Yates. The previous definition was the space between the components could not be less than ½
inch. It is being changed to accommodate pre made fences which have a 7/16th of an inch between
the slats. This is the only thing that will change.
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to read in title only Bill No 497 and Alderman Robinson
seconded.
All were in favor.
Mayor Yates read “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLA VILLA, MISSOURI
AMENDING DEFINITIONS SECTION 520.010 REGARDING SEMI PRIVATE FENCES.”
Alderwoman Sikorski made a motion to read for the second time Bill No. 499 and was seconded
by Alderwoman Puleo.
All were in favor.
Mayor Yates read “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLA VILLA, MISSOURI
AMENDING DEFINITIONS SECTION 520.010 REGARDING SEMI PRIVATE FENCES.”
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to approve and Alderwoman Sikorski seconded.

On roll call vote:
Yeas: 6 Grey, Sikorski, Robinson, Puleo, Franklin, Keadle.
Noes: 0
Thus Bill No. 499 becomes Ordinance No. 478.

Police Manual
City Attorney did not have time to review the manual.
Alderwoman Puleo wanted to note that she will rely on the Chief and City Attorneys opinion on
the Manual. This will be tabled until August.

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Prefix Technologies
Mayor Yates reported that there is an outstanding bill from Prefix Technologies and she believes
the service was very bad and the equipment was in worse condition than before they serviced it.
After much discussion it was decided to write a letter to Prefix Technologies and ask them for
compensation for the expense to have their errors corrected.

Unclaimed Property - Bond Account
Treasurer Frank reported to the Board that account No. 1100 Bond Fund, in Regions Bank, with a
current balance of $18,364.61 with outstanding checks of $1,979.00 has to be sent to the state for
unclaimed funds. The CPA has recommended that this be done. These are outstanding Bonds
that have not been documented properly; this was done before the Court went to the JIS System.
The outstanding checks will have to be voided and the balance of $20,343.61 will go to the State
of Missouri.
Alderman Grey made a motion to send the State the Bond Fund and it was seconded by
Alderwoman Sikorski.
On roll call vote:
Yeas: 6 Grey, Sikorski, Robinson, Puleo, Franklin, Keadle.
Noes: 0

Maintenance for City Hall
Mayor Yates has recommended that Alderman Franklin and Alderman Robinson start downstairs
in the Police Department and make a list of repairs to City Hall. She is asking for a time and date
and gets that going for approval to repair.

Bill No 500 Ordinance to establish annual rate of tax for 2011
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to read in title only Bill No. 500 and was seconded by
Alderwoman Sikorski.
Mayor Yates read “AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE ANNUAL RATE OF TAX LEVY
FOR THE YEAR 2011, ON ALL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLA VILLA,
MISSOURI.”
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to read for the second time Bill No. 500 and was seconded by
Alderwoman Sikorski.
Mayor Yates read “AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE ANNUAL RATE OF TAX LEVY
FOR THE YEAR 2011, ON ALL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLA VILLA,
MISSOURI.”
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to approve Bill No. 500 and Alderwoman Sikorski seconded.
On roll call vote:
Yeas: 6 Grey, Sikorski, Robinson, Puleo, Franklin, Keadle.
Noes: 0
Thus Bill No 500 became Ordinance 479.

APPROVAL OF THE BILLS
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion for the approval of the bills, Alderwoman Sikorski seconded
the motion.
All were in favor.

RESIDENT PARTICIPATION
Resident John Grevas reported that he has talked to the Health and Sanitation
Commissioner Alice Lotspeich about the five properties surrounding his property. It

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appears that residents are not keeping up with their yards and we are now seeing rodents.
He would like to see an Ordinance in place that would make residents keep their property
cleaned up. He also reported that residents throw limbs and debris into the rear of their
properties and now it has accumulated and out of control. Mayor Yates asked the Health
and Sanitation Commissioner to send letters to the residents for the unkempt yards. She
will give them until October to get their yards cleaned up. Resident Grevas also
commented on the privacy fence behind him, he thought that needed to come down.
Alderman John Franklin commented on the large and dead trees that are leaning and he is
afraid the trees will fall on a house.

Resident Alice Lotspeich asked a question about the Budget, there was a raise in the
Budget for the last three years for the Court Administrator and the City Clerk and they
did not receive a raise. Alderwoman Sikorski replied that they receive other benefits.
Alderman Robinson replied “in my opinion the salaries were set to high to begin with and
that ties our hands, we are not that kind of a City and we cannot afford to give them any
more than they make and that is unfortunate and that is the truth of it.”

Resident Barbara Savalick wanted to warn people that there are hawks in the
neighborhood and to watch their pets.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
There were no announcements.

ADJOURNMENT
Alderwoman Puleo made a motion to adjourn and Alderman Robinson seconded that motion.
All were in Favor

The meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.


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                                                    Betty Rizos, City Clerk
Approved: ___________________________

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