Welcome to the City of Eastborough

Mayor: Thom Rosenberg
Chief of Police: David Bridgewater
Photo of sign at entrance to City of Eastborough

Regular Council Meeting - June 26, 2007 - 5:30pm

Present:
Thom Rosenberg, Mayor
Council:
  • David Anderson
  • John Johnson
  • John Mastio
Assistant City Clerk
Barbara Kratzer
Treasurer
Doug Pringle
Absent:
Kay Brada, City Clerk; Britt Brown, Council Member; Marc Gorges, Council Member; Jerry Bogle, City Attorney
Guests:

Greg Sevier, Peterson, Peterson, & Goss; Cheryl Higgins & Bob Razef, #5940 E Douglas

Minutes

Mayor pointed out that, under the headline ABSENT, Kay Brada was listed as City Attorney instead of City Clerk. Anderson moved to approve the amended minutes of the May 22, 2007 meeting; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously.

Claims

Mastio moved to approve the Claims as of June 26, 2007; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for June totaled $.

Citizen Requests

Bob Razef, owner of #5940 East Douglas, asked the Council to grant him a variance of 6' on the front yard building setback to build a two car garage. Larry Reynolds reviewed the plan and recommended to Mr. Razef that he request a 6' variance and contact residents on both sides of the property to advise them of the request. Mr. Razef submitted letters of approval signed by the residents. Johnson moved to approve the request; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously.

New Business (Out-Of-Order)

  1. Larry Hollis, Eastborough Municipal Judge, presented a brief history of his tenure as Judge. Hollis handed out copies of updated statutes to the members.
  2. Greg Sevier, Peterson, Peterson & Goss, reviewed the Property Tax Levy, Rate & Valuation Table from 1990 through 2008 for historical prospective. He next explained the Tax Lid and the process needed if the City elects to opt out. Sevier explained the upcoming steps needed before the August 25th deadline. The Public Hearing Notice must be published 10 days before the hearing; the budget must then be approved and sent to Sedgwick County. Sevier then reviewed the process for drafting the budget. Following discussion Council decided to continue discussion at the July 24th meeting.

Treasurer's Report

Pringle reported that the revenues for May totaled $38,197 and expenditures totaled $54,448 resulting in a loss for the month of $16,251 but gain year to date of $206,178. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $724,091 for 2007 as compared to $504,094.

City Clerk's Report

  1. Christi and Amy from Peterson, Peterson & Goss began the annual audit on May 29th. Final report will be out soon.
  2. The 4th of July parade notices will be out by the end of the week.
  3. Kratzer reported that the water damage on the ceiling, in the kitchen, had be repaired and painted.

City Attorney's Report

No report

Mayor's Report

Rosenberg referred to the memo, included in the agenda packet, relating to the estimated $2,000 expenditure to the city of replacing an underground conduit between existing light poles at the Rosenberg/Foulston easement to the light pole on the island. Council members voting for the buried line included: Mastio, Gorges, Anderson and Brown. Johnson voted against.

Police Chief's Report

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning his monthly report. Discussion followed.
  2. Chief announced that Don Windham would be retiring in August after 34 years of service to the City. Chief reported that he is in the process of organizing a presentation and reception for those residents wishing to stop by and wish Don well.
  3. Chief reported the hiring process is underway.
  4. Chief reported that another officer will be on medical leave beginning the middle of July.

Finance; Budget & Accounting; Community Affairs & Municipal Court Liaison Commissioner's Report-Kory Parkhurst

No report

Utilities; Street Maintenance; Fire Protection Commissioner's Report-John Johnson

Johnson reported that he would be meeting with Lisa Decker to review progress of the street project. Johnson also said he would follow up on the reason why Cornejo continues to bill the City for street work not completed.

Parks And City Hall Maintenance Commissioner's Report-David Anderson

  1. Anderson responded to a letter from John Mastio concerning the proposed cart barn at the park. Following discussion Anderson moved to approve the proposed cart barn project. Further discussion led to the issue being tabled.
  2. Anderson reported that he had met with Mark Matney to discuss ways to stop the erosion around the pond. Anderson asked the Council for the authority to spend up to $7,500 to solve the erosion problem; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.
  3. Anderson reported that Matney recommended planting honeysuckle bushes in the area north of the gazebo at a cost of $7,500. People feeding the ducks at the edge of the pond have killed out all the grass. Anderson moved to accept Tree Tops bid to plant the bushes; Gorges seconded. Following discussion the motion was withdrawn.
  4. Anderson reported that he had spoken with Elmer from A-1 Tree Service concerning a large tree at the east end of the playground. The roods on the eastside of the tree are dead. Action on the issue was tabled.
  5. Anderson reported that the annual Spring Clean-up was well received by the residents. The dumpsters were replaced twice over the weekend.
  6. Anderson reported that Tree Top had submitted a bid to hydro seed three areas around the city. The areas include: common area between Brookfield and High Drive--$3,500; common area at Lynnwood and Lakeside-$1,100 and area in front of City Hall north of drive--$610; Anderson asked Council to accept Tree Tops Bid.

Public Relations Report; Long Range Planning-Mayor Thom Rosenberg

No report.

Insurance; Personnel Benefits; City Hall Maintenance; Zoning & Architectural Review Commissioner's Report-John Johnson

No report.

Newsletter; Beautification And Memorial/Gifts Committee Liaison Commissioner's Report - David Anderson

Brown asked Council members if they had checked to see if their Eastborough website. Brown also asked for member's phone numbers.

Special Issue

Rosenberg explained that currently police officers receive 6 hours of sick time each two week pay period. Currently an officer off on sick time can also receive sick hours. Should changes be made to the policy? Following discussion, Johnson moved to change the policy to state that sick time hours can only be earned on time worked; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

Meeting Adjourned (Next meeting is scheduled for June 26, 2007)