Board of Alderman
City of Clarksville, MO
Caron Quick
South Ward Alderman
(elected 2012)
Joanna Brock
South Ward Alderman
Randy Snell
North Ward Alderman
(elected 2012)

City of Clarksville, Missouri
                           Jo Anne Smiley, Mayor
        Clarksville City Hall                                         Phone: 573.242.3336
        111 Howard Street                                          Fax: 573.242.3450
        P.O. Box 530                                        Email:
        Clarksville, MO 63336                           
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Sue Lindemann
North Ward Alderman

    Section 105.140:  Wards Established
    The City of Clarksville, Missouri, is hereby divided into two (2) wards.  Main Cross Street shall be the  
    dividing line, running in an easterly and westerly direction.

    1.  First Ward.  The first (1st) ward shall include all that portion of territory lying between the southern
    or southeastern limits of the City and the middle line of Main Cross Street to Kentucky Street.
    2.  Second Ward. The second (2nd) ward shall include all that portion of territory lying north or northwest  
    of the middle line of Main Cross Street extending to Kentucky Street.  (CC 1980)

    Section 110.010:  Aldermen - Qualifications
    No person shall be an Alderman unless he/she be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, a citizen of the  
    United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding his/her election,
    and  a resident, at the time he/she files and during the time he/she serves, of the ward from which he/she
    is elected.

    Section 110.030:  Board to select an acting president - Term
    The Board shall elect one (1) of their own number who shall be styled "Acting President of the Board of  
    Aldermen" and who shall serve for a term of one (1) year.

    Section 110.050: Mayor and Board - Duties
    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of each City governed by this Chapter shall have the care, management  
    and control of the City and its finances, and shall have power to enact and ordain any and all ordinances not
    repugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State, and such as they shall deem expedient for the good  
    government of the City, the preservation of peace and good order, the benefit of trade and commerce and  
    the health of the inhabitants thereof, and such other ordinances, rules and regulations as may be deemed  
    necessary to carry such posers into effect and to alter, modify or repeal the same.

Board of Alderman Committee
City of Clarksville, MO

Board of Adjustments Caron Quick

Cemetery Randy Snell

Dangerous BuildingsRandy Snell

Emergency ManagementJo Anne Smiley

Employee/HandbookAll Board of Aldermen

Historic Preservation – Sue Lindemann

Planning & Zoning –Joanna Brock

River Front Park Joanna Brock

Visitor Center/MarketingSue Lindemann
Board of Alderman Meetings:
Third Thursdays - 6:30 p.m.


The City’s sewer discharge permit requires the addition of
treatment equipment to disinfect the treated wastewater
discharge from the existing lagoon.  This improvement
must be completed by March 2012 in order that the
discharge can meet fecal coliform/E.Coli discharge limits.
In addition, the City will be required to add more equipment
to the lagoon to meet ammonia effluent limits in the next
permit cycle.  To compound the problems, the sewerage
collection system experiences high flows due to inflow and
infiltration following heavy rains.  The collection system is
unable to handle the flows that result from heavy rains
resulting in untreated sewerage being discharged across
land and streets in the community.  The City has begun
work to reduce the amount of inflow and infiltration into
the system, but will need financial assistance to effectively
continue these efforts and bring the system into compliance
with the new regulations.  The remaining cast-iron water
mains that frequently break and the  aging water storage
reservoirs also need to be replaced.

To meet the new requirements and avoid regulatory
violations (as well as to forgo “quick fixes”), the City is
proposing to upgrade and rehabilitate the sewage collection
system throughout the entire community by completing
such activities as replacing problem sewage collection
mains and lining manholes.  In addition, it is proposed the
City modify its treatment procedure to address the
disinfection and ammonia requirements.  The City will also
replace the remaining cast iron water mains and replace its
existing 50 year old water storage reservoirs.

It is the City’s goal to address system deficiencies while
minimizing the financial burden on the users.  The City has
made, and will continue to make, application to various
State and Federal funding agencies for financial assistance
in the form of grants and low-interest loans.  In order to be
eligible for these grants and loans, the City must indicate its
ability to contribute to the cost of project.  This indication is
accomplished through the authorization and issuance of
bonds.  The amount of bonds issued will be based on what
is needed to successfully complete the proposed
improvements.  Residents are not (and will not be) subject
to any debt expense for bonds that are authorized but not


As the City aims to provide customers with a reliable and
affordable means of treating sewage and providing drinking
water, user rates will be adjusted only if, and to the extent,
necessary to provide for proper maintenance and operations of
the water and sewage systems, and to meet all state and federal
regulations.  Based on preliminary estimates, the 5,000-gallon
per month user’s sewer bill will be $45 and the water bill would
be $63. (NOTE:  The City will continue to make applications
for the grants and low-interest loans which, if received, may
lower the anticipated monthly user rate. However, if the City
was forced to finance the project on its own without State or
Federal assistance, it is estimated the 5,000-gallon monthly user
rate will be in the neighborhood of $60 for sewer and $80 for

If the ballot issue is successful, the City can immediately
commence with the system improvements.  The City has
retained the services of Klingner and Associates, a licensed and
professional Missouri engineering firm, to assist in developing a
plan to bring the water and sewer systems into regulatory

If the City were to ignore the regulatory requirements,
Clarksville could potentially be subject to fines.  NOTE:  
Applicable fines can be as high as $10,000 per day for each day
the City is not in compliance.  If the ballot issue fails, the City
will still be forced to carry out the project but may need to
complete the improvements on a pay-as-you-go basis.  This
would result in significantly higher estimated monthly increases
due to higher interest costs.  In addition, construction costs will
continue to rise with each passing year.  With time, the risk of
incurring regulatory fines for non-compliance will only increase.
Questions and Answers
Results - APRIL 5, 2011
   Shirley Underwood
Clarksville City Collector
       (appointed 2013)
The City of Clarksville needs to make improvements to its water and
sewerage systems in order to comply with standards now being
imposed by state and federal regulatory agencies for communities
throughout Missouri.  Many communities like Clarksville have
recently made improvements to their systems in accordance with the
new regulations.  If cities identified as in need of improvements do
not comply with the new regulations, the matter could soon be
moved to the jurisdiction of federal regulatory agencies and those
communities could be subject to fines as high as $10,000 per day for
each and every day a system is not in compliance.