Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates
Subdivision Meeting
January 29, 2009

  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:40pm at Kehrs Mill Elementary School. Present were trustees Don Baird, Meredith McMindes, and Michael Olszewski. There were 8 homeowners also present.


  2. Don opened the meeting by thanking homeowner Kim Utz for proof reading the subdivision newsletter that was just mailed. Volunteers are always welcome!


  3. Michele Withers was not in attendance so the Board did not have current financials. The Board discussed giving trustee Scott Eiler the finances, as Michele has medical issues she has been facing the last few months. It was agreed that Don would give the treasurer's books to Scott.


  4. Michael updated the Board on landscaping the circles. He contacted Metropolitan Forestry about some of the circles and got ideas and estimates. Two homeowners from Silverwood Court volunteered to upkeep the plantings and to do some of the work to cut down on costs. Michael told the Board that Metropolitan Forestry felt that the basketball net on Silverwood Ct. would not be good for the circle and its plantings, as the ball could damage the plants.

    Michael will work on getting some drawings for the February meeting.


  5. Don brought up the homeowner request for a ball field on the common ground. This suggestion had been sent via email last fall. There was more opposition than support for this issue among the homeowners present. A homeowner from Long Castle Forest Court whose home backs up to a flat common ground was opposed setting up anything permanent in the common ground. Don then spoke about creating walking trails in the wooded areas. Discussion about the misuse and destruction of the wooded areas by paintball players ensued.


  6. Ameren UE's POWER ON project was discussed.


  7. Don informed the homeowners to check the website for anything topical happening in the neighborhood, under the heading "Neighborhood News"


  8. An email was received on the website about street parking and cars that seem permanently parked on the street. The Board informed the homeowners that Chesterfield has an ordinance against parking cars for over 24 hours without moving them. Meredith mentioned that the homeowners in violation of this ordinance often moved their vehicle inches per day to avoid ticketing. Don brought up the possibility of parking only allowed on one side of the narrower streets in the subdivision.


  9. Don mentioned that it might be helpful for a trustee to attend the Chesterfield Council meetings. Meredith offered to contact the city council members, Dan Hurt and Mike Casey for updates on anything that would concern the subdivision.


  10. The meeting was adjourned at 9:20pm. The next scheduled meeting will be held on February 26, 2009, 7:30pm in the Kehrs Mill Elementary Library.