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 - July 24, 2007 - 5:30pm

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

Greg Sevier, Peterson, Peterson, & Goss; Kory Parkhurst, #12 Lakeside; Barbara Hammond and Kathy Morgan, City of Wichita Historic Preservation Office; Peggy Johnson, Susan B. Komen "RACE FOR THE CURE".

Minutes

Anderson pointed out that the total expenditure amount for June was left off the minutes. Anderson moved to approve the amended minutes to reflect June expenditures totaling $108,432.01; Johnson seconded; passed unanimously.

Claims

Anderson moved to approve the Claims as of July 24, 2007; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for July totaled $104,081.72.

Citizen Requests

Peggy Johnson, #28 Norfolk, requested Council to approve the closing of the streets on September, 29, 2007 to host the "RACE FOR THE CURE". The race includes a 5K competitive race and 5K run/walk. The l mile fun walk will be held in Rockwood to relieve the problem of congestion. Johnson announced that WPD Officer Mike Lloyd would act as Chief of Security and work closely with Eastborough's Chief. The streets should be open to traffic at about 10:30 am. Brown moved to approve the closing of the streets on September 29th for the "RACE FOR THE CURE"; Johnson seconded the motion; passed unanimously.

New Business (Out of Order)

Kathy Morgan, representing the City of Wichita Historic Preservation Office, addressed the Council on the benefits to residents who apply to be place on the Historical Registry. Council members received a handout outlining the program and its benefits. Since most homes in Eastborough are 50 years old or older, the resident would qualify for the program. The Mayor suggested including the information in the next newsletter. Three issues were of concern to the Council; (1) would such a designation place restrictions on their neighbors; (2) would there be a problem buying or selling such a home; (3) would it be possible to remove such a home from the registry if desired.

Old Business (Out of Order)

Greg Sevier, PP&G, reminded Council that in order to opt out of Home Rule Ordinance #1268 needed to be approved. Sevier reviewed with the Council the proposed 2008 Budget with no mill levy increase. Johnson moved to approve the budget as published; Anderson seconded. Kory Parkhurst asked Council to consider a 1 to 2 mill increase to cover increasing expenditures. Gorges moved to amend the motion to include a 2 mill increase (.5 to EB & 1.5 GG); Anderson seconded; passed unanimously. Council agreed to hold the Special Budget Hearing on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30pm City Hall. The Notice will be published 10 days prior to the hearing. The deadline to submit the approved budget to the Sedgwick County Clerk is August 25th.

Treasurer's Report

Pringle reported that the revenues for June totaled $248,735 and expenditures totaled $105,882 resulting in a gain for the month of $142,852 and year to date of $349,031. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $866,815 for 2007 as compared to $632,332.

City Clerk's Report

  1. Kratzer asked the Council to approve the Uniform Public Offense Code Ordinance #1266 and the Standard Traffic Code Ordinance #1267. Rosenberg moved to approve the 2 ordinances; Brown seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Kratzer reported that Reddi Rooter was called out to clean the storm drain at the end of Norfolk, and Stratford. They recommended cleaning the drain annually to prevent a build up of mud.
  3. Kratzer reported that NCIR was called out to check the basement for water damage and submit a proposal to clean up the damage.
  4. Kratzer reported that the City needs to consider hiring a part time employee to handle maintenance issues. The Chief will develop a job description. If you know of someone who might be interested please have them call City Hall.
  5. Brada reminded Council that early voting begins on August 2nd and Election Day is Tuesday, August 7, 2007.

City Attorney's Report

Bogle asked a question concerning something in the June minutes. Why are some of the trees in the new park not under warranty? Anderson explained that some of the trees have been replaced several times during the warranty period. That period has expired. Tree Top has offered to replace dead trees now at a reduced cost.
Mayor asked Bogle if there is an ordinance against metal fence posts placed beside the street along the property line. Bogle stated that this could be considered a public nuisance and asked the Chief to submit to him a report.

Mayor's Report

No report

Police Chief's Report

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that with all the construction along Central and Woodlawn the traffic flow has been increased during midday, and other times about the same.
  3. Chief reported that officer Windham will retire August 3rd after 34 years of service. A reception will be held in his honor.

Finance; Budget & Accounting; Community Affairs & Municipal Court Liaison Commissioner's Report-Marc Gorges

Gorges reported that he had met with Kory and Greg to discuss the budget.

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

  1. Johnson reported that the curbing along #6 Douglas will be replaced by Cornejo when they come out to complete the first phase of the street project.
  2. Johnson reported that Ferguson Paving will be out next week to repair potholes.
  3. Johnson reported that he had visited with Doug Dagg, Street Consultant, concerning the City's options in repairing the Westside streets. Dagg estimates the cost to be between $60 and 65,000. Johnson asked Kratzer to contact Doug Dwyer and Mark Farha to get an estimated time when their construction work will be complete.
  4. Johnson reported that he would be exploring the possibility of rearranging the order of the 10 year street repairs

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

  1. Anderson reported that Tree Top was mowing the duck pond park weekly and other areas biweekly. From now on all areas will be mowed weekly.
  2. Anderson reported that the secondary pump at the north end of the park has gone out and repair parts are not available. A new pump installed will cost between $5 and $6,000. Anderson stated that he has been in contact with the original contractors to find out why an out of date pump was installed.
  3. Anderson reported that he is in the process of getting a second bid for completing the stone edging around the pond.
  4. Anderson reported that he has been working with the Chief to draft a list of park rules to be placed on a sign. The Chief is working on bids to do the signs.

Public Relations Report; Long Range Planning-Mayor Thom Rosenberg

No report.

Insurance; Personnel Benefits; Zoning & Architectural Review Commissioner's Report-John Mastio

Mayor reported that Mastio has contacted the post office to see if a mail drop could be placed within the city limits for the benefit of the residents. The issue is ongoing.

Newsletter; Beautification And Memorial/Gifts Committee Liaison Commissioner's Report-Britt Brown

No report

Marc asked the Council to review Al Higdon's letter and consider improving the communication between the Council and the residents.

Meeting Adjourned 8:05 PM (Next regular meeting is scheduled for August 28, 2007)

(Special Budget Hearing is scheduled for August 8, 2007)