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 - January 22, 2007 - 5:30pm

Present:
Thom Rosenberg, Mayor
Council:
  • John Johnson
  • David Anderson
  • Britt Brown
  • John Mastio
  • Jennifer Wagle
City Clerk
Kay Brada
Assistant City Clerk
Barbara Kratzer
City Attorney
Jerry Bogle
Chief of Police/Compliance Officer
David Bridgewater
Absent:
Doug Pringle, Treasurer
Guest:
Henry Helgerson, #12 Peach Tree; Susan Vickers, #15 Norfolk; Barry Owens, College Hill Commoner; Doug and Cathy Dagg, Street Consultant

Absent

Doug Pringle, Treasurer; Thom Rosenberg, Mayor

Guests

Chris Owen, #20 Peach Tree; Barry Owens, editor of the College Hill Commoner.

Minutes

Brown moved to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2007 meeting; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously. Brown moved to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2008 Special Meeting; Mastio seconded; passed unanimously.

Claims

Mastio moved to approve the Claims as of January 22, 2008; Brown seconded; passed unanimously. Claims for January totaled $135,374.04.

Citizen's Request

Mastio reported that he had spoken with a resident who expressed concern over the large number of ducks and geese at the pond.

Treasurer's Report

Brada reported that the revenues for December totaled $62,320 and expenditures totaled $76,722 resulting in a loss for the month of $14,402 but gain year to date of $170,764. Unencumbered cash and investments totaled $691,128 for 2007 as compared to $521,914.

City Clerk's Report

No report

City Attorney's Report

  1. Bogle handed out copies of a draft ordinance relating to the harboring of animals within the city limits. This ordinance would replace Ordinance #82 passed 9/1940. The new ordinance includes a provision for special needs animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mastio moved to approve the ordinance as printed; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.
  2. Bogle reported that he had spoken with Jay Hinkle from the legal department and Mike Jacobs from the engineering department. Bogle reported that he had been told that Wichita has verbally accepted the conditions made by Eastborough. These include: Eastborough will take ownership of the wall which will go to the southern edge of the wall; Wichita will maintain the wall along the south side; Wichita will also maintain the landscaping along the south side of the wall and outside wall along Woodlawn.

Mayor's Report

No report

Police Chief's Report

  1. Chief asked if there were questions concerning his monthly report.
  2. Chief reported that he is in the process of ordering a new police car. He handed out copies of a sheet listing the cost figures involved. Chief reported that included on the list is the cost of replacing the light bar which is 18 years old. The Chief was asked about the age of the other 2 light bars and whether or not he thought all three should be replaced. Mastio moved to approve the purchase of the new car and 3 light bars as long as the cost stays within the $30,000 limit; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

Finance; Budget And Accounting; Memorial Gifts Committee Liaison; Newsletter-Website Commissioner's Report- Britt Brown

  1. Brown reported that he had spoken with Doug Pringle about investment options available to the City. The current market is not favorable to U.S. Treasury Bills. The Kansas Municipal Investment Pool would be a favorable alternative. Anderson moved to give Brown the authority to invest city funds in the Kansas Municipal Investment Pool and asked Brown to provide reports at the Council meetings.

City Hall Maintenance; Beautification Committee Liaison; Community Affairs Liaison; Municipal Court Liaison Commissioner's Report-Jennifer Wagle

  1. The January Beautification Committee was cancelled.
  2. The Beautification Committee will be asked to promote the Tree Replace Fund.

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

  1. That he had met with Greg Sevier to discuss funding options for the west side street project. Sevier discouraged the Council from considering Bonds for financing street projects and recommended the KDOT-TRF-Funds as the best source.
  2. Jay Angelmyer, MKEC, has been asked to proceed with an elevation survey on the west side streets.

Parks And Street Signs Commissioner's Report-David Anderson

Anderson reported:

  1. The street sign poles have been ordered and should be delivered in March. Milestone Construction will begin installation of the 10' poles in April.
  2. Tree Top is in the process of installing the new pump at the north end of the pond.
  3. The City will contract with Tree Top to maintain the new park and north park; Wade Vickery will maintain City Hall; triangle park and islands around the City.
  4. Echo Landscaping will provide annual maintenance to the flower beds and City Hall.
  5. Completing the stone ledge around the pond is still a high priority. Estimated cost $70,000.

Public Relations Report; Long Range Planning-Mayor Thom Rosenberg

No report

Insurance; Personnel Benefits; Zoning &Amp; Architectural Review; Long Range Planning Commissioner's Report-John Mastio

  1. Mastio reported that he had spoken with Mike Wise about the 2008 Health Insurance renewal. The Preferred Health Insurance policy rates came in under 2007 rates. Mastio moved to renew the Preferred HMO policy; Anderson seconded; passed unanimously.

Meeting Adjourned 6:50 PM (Next regular meeting is scheduled for February 26,2008)